Q: Do you play game X at your store?
A: Maybe. How is that for a definitive answer! Basically we are here to support gamers and the gaming community. That means if we have a group of people who want to play it, we will do our best to support it. Gamers are always free to use our space for meeting up to play, and we can special order items to help you get your game on. Lastly, if we have enough gamers playing a particular game we will work with the community to get events scheduled and prize support established.
Q: How much does it cost to play at your store?
A: Nothing! Our play space is open for gamers to use. We do often have events scheduled, and to participate in those there is usually an entry fee, but any available play space is always free for gamers to use.
Q: Do you have FNM (Friday Night Magic), what format is it, and how much is it?
A: We have two different FNM events for your enjoyment every Friday. At 7pm we have a four round, Standard constructed FNM with a $5 entry fee. Boosters of the most recent set are given to players with a 2-1-1 record or better. At 8:30pm we have a booster draft FNM with a $12 entry fee. Drafts are done with the most current draft format and booster prizes are given to the top 4 finishers in each pod. The top 2 finishers of each event will receive the FNM promo card and two more will be give away as door prizes.
Q: Do you carry any Game Workshop products?
A: Yes we do! We are an approved Game Workshop Stockist and carry a wide range of Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40,000, and Lord of the Rings models plus paints, bases, and tools to support your hobby. Due to GW's policies we cannot list these items or their prices on our webpage, but you are free to stop by the store, email orders to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (252.695.6442) for more information.
Q: Do you run Cardfight!! Vanguard events? How do you play?
A: Yes, we run events for the hot new trading card game, Cardfight!! Vanguard. We have a Bushiroad weekly tournament every Saturday at 1pm, and there are often players in the store testing out their decks. Additionally on Tuesday nights at 7pm we have another event. The store also maintains a couple of trial decks so that you can learn to play. Just drop in and we can give you a brief demo. You may also check out Cardfight!! Vanguard's website or watch the anime on YouTube (which does a pretty good job of showing you how to play)!
Q: The person I am trading with doesn't have any cards I need, can they just buy my cards off of me?
A: No they cannot. While Blue Ox Games encourages players to trade among themselves, the only entity that may buy and sell cards on the premises is Blue Ox Games (this includes the parking lot). If someone doesn't have anything you need they may trade you packs they purchase from us or even buy you store credit.
Q: I'm 12 years old and I want to come hang out at the store. Cool right?
A: Sorry, but people 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or family member at least 18 years old. Don't worry, we have plenty of space so you won't have to sit near your parents!
Q: I want to order 300 of a card from you website, is that cool?
A: Due to a desire to allow the maximum number of people to have access to cards we don't typically sell more than 8 of a card to a single customer in a single day. This allows players who want to speculate on a cards value to have their chance, while players who simply want to play the card also have an opportunity to get some. If you would like to purchase more than 8 of a card you will need to talk to a staff member in store or contact us a email@example.com.
A note about language and sportsmanship. We expect everyone to treat other players with respect and engage in good sportsmanlike behavior. While the majority of players are adults, please be aware of younger players when it comes to subject matter and language. Lastly, degrading language is not acceptable. This includes perjorative language about someone's race, creed, mental capacity, gender, sexual orientation, hobbies, or games of preference.