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  • Oregon Board Game Designers
    • Apr 5th 2021
    • Posted by NELLY STEINER

    Oregon Board Game Designers

    Oregon is packed full of board game designers and tabletop industry talent who have worked on some of your favorite tabletop games, including The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, Illimat, and Aquicorn Cove. If you’ve been searching for local games designed in the area, this is your one-stop resource to support local talent. Keep reading to check out all the awesome talent Oregon has to offer.Games Designers Based in Oregon Keith Baker – Dungeons & Dragons | Gloom | Illimat Ami Baio – Flatter Me | Rabbit Rabbit | You Think You Know Me Teos Abadia – Dungeons & Dragons | HeroQuest Levi Mote – Hoizons | Ruse Tony Miller – Fire In the Library | Kabuto Sumo | Rivet Heads David Freeman – Doomseeker | Ninja All-Stars | Rail Raiders Infinite David Chott – Lagoon: Land of Druids Tyle
  • Publisher Spotlight April: Looney Labs
    • Apr 1st 2021
    • Posted by DEE CHAPLEAU

    Publisher Spotlight April: Looney Labs

    Looney Labs is the publisher who brought us fan favorites like Fluxx and Get The MacGuffin. Andrew and Kristen Looney are the husband and wife duo that have consistently design and publish innovative, attractive, and above all, really fun parlor games. The Looneys met during their time as aerospace engineers at NASA and in 1996 decided to pursue their hobby full time. Since then, Looney Labs has been more than successful in committing to their mission “To Create Fun”. Keep reading for a quick rundown on some of their most popular titles. Fluxx Designer: Andrew Looney & Kristen Looney Artist: Raul Castellanos, Michael Hays, Naomi Kageyama, Andrew Looney, & Barbara Spelger Player Count: 2-6 players Suggested Age: 8+ The rules of Fluxx are simple… until they’re not. At the begi
  • April Fools Secret Lair Giveaway
    • Mar 29th 2021
    • Posted by KATIE MORANHA

    April Fools Secret Lair Giveaway

    Mox Boarding House in Seattle is hosting a fun Magic the Gathering giveaway in-store on April Fools Day. That’s right, you can win the sealed Secret Lair Drop Series: April Fools by just stopping by and giving us your contact information. No jokes or pranks here! Read the full terms and conditions below, and stop by Mox Seattle on Thursday, 04/01/2021.Terms and Conditions Mox Boarding House is the promoter and sponsor of this promotion – 220 West Mercer Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98119 All eligibility requirements You must be 18 years or older to enter the giveaway. You must visit the Mox Boarding House in Seattle ( 5105 Leary Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107), and ask someone at the front desk to be entered into the promotion. You must provide your name, email, and mailing addr
  • Covid-19 Updates
    • Mar 19th 2021
    • Posted by NELLY STEINER

    Covid-19 Updates

    We are following the development of COVID-19 closely and taking recommendations by local governmental agencies seriously. Please see our timeline of Covid-19 updates and safety precautions below to stay up to date. We are making changes in real-time as updated recommendations are announced. For local specific updates please see our Mox Seattle, Mox Bellevue, and Mox Portland Facebook pages, and our main Facebook and Twitter for most up to date information. Here's what we are doing to keep everyone safe: Regular and frequent sanitizing of all restaurant and retail spaces.Masks are required for all individuals when visiting Mox Boarding House, though masks can be removed while drinking and dining at our restaurants. No one, staff or patrons, should come to Mox if they are feeling at a
  • Cocktails in Bellevue – Now Serving
    • Mar 18th 2021
    • Posted by KATIE MORANHA

    Cocktails in Bellevue – Now Serving

    Mox Boarding House is the ultimate stop for a fun night over a delicious meal that brings everyone closer together. Mox is a popular spot for happy hour after work, a night out with your friends, or spending some quality time with your family away from the screens. We offer a full-service sit down restaurant with an enticing menu, and serve local beer and wine. Now, we are taking that spirit with us to our own custom cocktail menu. The Astrophysicist cocktail So, if you’ve been ogling Mox Portland’s handcrafted cocktail menu, you’ll see a familiar drink named the Astrophysicist. It’s got Del Maguey Mezcal Vida and Amaro Nonino with simple syrup and lime juice. A great Mezcal forward cocktail with a hint of citrus and sweetness to balance it all
  • An Interview With Thames and Kosmos
    • Mar 15th 2021
    • Posted by DEE CHAPLEAU

    An Interview With Thames and Kosmos

    This month Mox is shining the spotlight on Thames and Kosmos, who brought us favorites such as Targi and Imhotep. We interviewed their Marketing Coordinator Tom Wetzel to find out more about what sets Thames and Kosmos apart from other publishers. (Mox) Tell us about the history of Thames and Kosmos and your mission. How does that influence your board game catalog? (Tom Wetzel) Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun. Since then, Thames & Kosmos has published more than 250 unique science kits. In 2015, Thames & Kosmos expanded upon its goal to inspire comprehensive, hand
  • Publisher Spotlight March: Thames and Kosmos
    • Mar 1st 2021
    • Posted by DEE CHAPLEAU

    Publisher Spotlight March: Thames and Kosmos

    In 2001, science museum director Jane Holdsworth found herself looking for better education materials for her son. She took matters into her own hands and founded Thames and Kosmos to begin publishing board games. [KOSMOS is a parent company that has been bringing science to life with books and hands-on science kit since 1822.] Thames and Kosmos works with cherished game designers such as Phil Walker-Harding and Reiner Knizia. They matches the designer’s talent with high-quality game pieces that last a lifetime. Highly regarded by parents, teachers, and members of the toy industry; Thames and Kosmos has received dozens of awards for their titles. Throughout the month of March, we’ll be offering 10% off all Thames and Kosmos titles. Here are a few of our favorites! Exit: The Game Ser
  • An Interview With Breaking Games
    • Feb 15th 2021
    • Posted by DEE CHAPLEAU

    An Interview With Breaking Games

    Throughout the month of February, we are celebrating Breaking Games. Since their launch in 2015, Breaking Games has consistently released fun and easy to learn games such as We’re Doomed and Rise of Tribes. We were lucky to be able to interview Shari Spiro, the CEO and founder of Breaking Games, to find out more about what makes their company so unique.(Mox) You act as publisher, manufacturer, and distributor for your games. How has Covid changed your operations over the last year? (Shari Spiro) Covid initially slowed down our manufacturing – and has continued to raise the cost of shipping and the difficulty level of booking freight and importing in general. It made slow work of fulfilling a major, highly anticipated Kickstarter, Dwellings of Eldervale, because we couldn’t just bring