Superheroes, like cannonballs filled with nougat, combine outer strength with inner goodness. Indulge in your own delicious adventure with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 toward games and hobby supplies at Evolution Gaming.
Evolution Gaming sparks the imagination and fuels friendly competition by stocking its shelves with games for all ages, alongside a vast collection of paint and modeling supplies. Inside the cheerful yellow shop, the staff neatly displays board, role-playing, and tabletop games and accessories on black metal shelves, and stands ready to fill gaps in their collection with special orders and wormholes to other stores. Minds stay sharp with Fluxx ($16), a card game whose rules change with nearly every draw from the deck, or plan shrewd trades with intro packs of Magic: The Gathering ($12) cards. Build pint-sized empires and even smaller Napoleonic complexes with Settlers of Catan ($40), a game of strategic domination lauded by The Washington Post in 2010 as "the board game of our time". Based on H.P. Lovecraft's fictional town beset by monsters from other worlds, Arkham Horror ($60) immerses players in a story that won the Origin Award's Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Game of 1987, the year it was first published. Evolution Gaming also invites customers aged 21 and up to stop by on Tuesday evenings for their weekly boardgame night, where players can try new games and socialize with other gamers.
The dungeon masters within Evolution Gaming's dragon-haunted walls lord over not only a board-, card-, and model-game depot, but also a stadium that hosts campaigns, tournaments, and one-off games. Miniature battlefields both urban and rural might be rolled over by Flames of War tanks and infantry, or invaded by the elves, orcs, and humans of Warhammer. Aspiring game masters can peruse several walls of rulebooks before stepping into alternate worlds or eras of the past such as in Founding Fathers.