Without games, life would be a series of monotonous tasks occasionally punctuated by the hilarity of watching ice-cream cones slip from children's hands. Break the monotony and let the games begin with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cards, games, and entry to select gamer events and tournaments at Iowa City Games.
Iowa City Games supplies savvy gamers with a heap of strategy and role-playing board and card games. Its sorcerous proprietors specialize in Magic: The Gathering, hosting weekly drafts, holding regular events and tournaments, and stocking more than 200,000 singles from every set since Alpha. Shrewd planeswalkers can beef up their Vintage, Legacy, Extended, or Funky Turntable decks with enough Magic singles ($0.05–$100), boosters ($3.50), or fat-packs ($40) to wallpaper a formal dining room. The weekly Friday Night Magic assembles gaming aficionados (standard is free; drafting $12). July 15 witnesses the launch of Magic 2012 ($25), followed by Magic Gameday ($5) on August 13. Iowa City Games also proffers traditional board games such as Axis & Allies ($30) and unconventional card games such as Killer Bunnies ($12), which features the floppy-eared foes of countless carrots and blades of grass.