2021 was a banner year for us, and we're looking forward to a wonderful 2022 and beyond! We have you to thank for quite a bit of that success. Are you ready to get this year rolling? How about a giveaway right out of the gate?! We have that, and a few other tidbits to discuss as well. Come on in and check it out!
I was just talking to Wendy about this, and I don't know if you had the same experience or not, but did 2021 just seem to fly by? It's almost like some of it was in fast forward. Well, even if it was a quick year, it was a wonderful one! I'll break down our 2021 synopsis next week to show you what I'm talking about. But, until then, from our family to you and yours, Happy New Year!
Hello there! I'm Eric, and Wendy and I run Stone Valley Games. Welcome to our weekly newsletter! Here we discuss both local and world-wide gaming news of interest that popped up last week, and at the bottom of the newsletter show you our restock, new items, and preorders we set up. This is our way to give you a peek behind the curtain, so even if you aren't local, you can still feel like part of it all! Enough of an intro, let's get into the news - and we have a board game giveaway to talk about!
BOARD GAME GIVEAWAY
Merchants of the Dark Road was a highlight at PAX 2021, and solo friendly with a 1 - 4 player count. In the game, now that the world is in its dark season, you are one of the brave few merchants that travel the dangerous paths between cities. While the job is perilous, fame and fortune await! The included Patron's Provisions adds Kickstarter promos, providing deluxe steed tiles and the Watchers' Words mini expansion.
What a wonderful way to start the year! Don't forget, the winner will be drawn on 15 January. Also, if you could share the giveaway link to your social media and group sites we'd be very appreciative!
END OF YEAR SALE
Well, after a bit of back and forth, we decided to go with our end of year sale after all. Did you see it? Did you have a chance to grab a good deal? It went even better than I hoped it would! At the end of the event we definitely made a lot of customers happy. We also cleared out a decent chunk of inventory before we had to count it for our accountants. Our accountants are fantastic by the way, so if you're local to Huntsville and are looking, hit us up and we'll share their contact info.
In any case, I think we're going to do more sales in 2022 than we have in the past. I don't have a clear roadmap yet, but we will be sure to share them here, and in our Facebook feed as well.
Also, I've started putting 'the hot thing' in our store banner at the top of every webstore page so folks can be alerted to the latest sale or giveaway without having to roam around. You'll continue to see that as we move through the year.
We've noticed a few free items pop, namely the Dragon of Icespire Peak adventure for Dungeons and Dragons, and the Print-and-Play Parallel Investigator and Scenario for Arkham Horror: The Card Game titled Red Tide Rising.
The Dragon of Icespire Peak is an adventure preview that provides a special preview version of material found in the D&D Essentials Kit. It contains short aventure material, characters, and other information that should get your group started on their journey.
We checked out the Dragon of Icespire Peak, and it's actually fairly robust. It really is enough to get your group into an adventure quickly. Nice adventure, plenty to borrow from if you'd like to plop it into your own D&D world too. Nicely done!
Red Tide Rising provides Wendy Adams, the fifth parallel investigator for the game. Wendy can use the bless and curse tokens introduced in The Innsmouth Conspiracy to stack the odds in her favor.
The challenge scenario finds Wendy searching for her father. You must guide Wendy through Innsmouth, gathering information, and hopefully finding some answers.
I wish we could tell you how it plays, but the link for the print-and-play download wasn't working for us. With all of the holidays over the last few weeks they probably just need to get the right person back at their desk. We're sure they'll get it fixed soon!
THE WRAP UP
Well, it was a pretty light news week, and almost all of our ususal new items and restocks were all delayed due to the holidays. We're sure they'll start showing up next week. So, we're going to call it for this week! Below are the Restocks, New Items, and Preorders added to the shop last week. You can click on the item to learn more, and many of the products have review and gameplay videos so you can see the game in action. If you're visiting our page and you'd like to keep up with our giveaways, sales, new products, and articles like this one just create an account here. Once created you will be subscribed to our newsletter and become enrolled in our loyalty system, instantly earning 50 Stones that you can use on your very first order. A Stone? One Stone is equivalent to One Cent. That doesn't sound like much, but you earn 2 Stones for every dollar spent and 5 for each product review, so though it may seem small, those savings add up fast! Redeem your Stones upon checkout, and they can save you up to 10% off your cart total. Loyalty Matters!