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A Long Six Months

Though we reopened our retail section back in May, we thank you for your patience and understanding while we’ve waited to reopen the gaming area. Please know that we continue to make it a point to help ensure the safety of all, and to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Our target reopening date is SATURDAY 10/10, but should we receive further guidance from the county/state to not reopen, or to close gaming after reopening, we will do so. So here’s what we need you to know as we move to resume in-store gaming:

Limited Gaming

  • Only miniature gaming will be allowed. No tabletop role-playing games/groups are permitted at this time.
  • We are still postponing our large-scale events — such as tourneys, leagues, Bolt Action days, and others — until it is more safe to have larger numbers of people in the store at one time.
  • We are also postponing our weekly/monthly activities and game-designated days — such as 40k Night, AoS Day, Warlords of Erehwon Day, Paint and Hobby Days, etc. — until it is more safe to do so.

Store Hours

*Revised 10/8/20
BEGINNING SATURDAY 10/10, we will observe the following store hours:

Tues-Thurs: 11am-7:30pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-9:00pm
Sun: 12-5pm

Until then, we are still operating on our temporary hours, closing at 7:30pm.

close-up of a row of Warhammer 40k Blood Angel miniatures on a gaming table

Reservations Required

  • Only 4 miniature gaming tables will be available.
  • Only 2 people allowed per table — please, no lingering or seated spectators.
  • All games have a 3-hour time limit.
  • You must call to reserve you and your gaming partner’s 3-hour time block, starting at 11am Tuesday through Saturday, and 12pm on Sundays.
  • You must already have a gaming partner prior to reserving a table. (Please don’t reserve a time without a gaming partner in place in order to free up times for others who do have a partner.)

Your Safety and Ours

  • MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED while you’re in the store, whether to shop, and especially to game.
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  • At this time, we’ll allow a max of 12 people in the store at any one time.
  • Please only handle YOUR OWN belongings, including your minis and dice.
  • Some of the terrain will be sanitized between reserved times, but certain pieces are made of materials that can deteriorate or become damaged if sanitized. You may bring your own terrain to use if you choose.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at each table. Our bathroom is also available for patrons and those gaming to wash their hands.
a person measuring the distance between miniatures during a Bolt Action miniatures game

Let’s Be Respectful (and always Cautious)

As usual, we expect our Denizens to respect others while at The Ogre’s Den Gaming, even if you are just popping in to make a quick purchase.

Readjusting to new policies is a continuous process during the pandemic, and we all must do it. So please abide by our guidelines.

On that note, now more than ever, if you are the least-bit sick (feeling feverish, are coming down with a sore throat/cough/sniffles, feeling fatigued — ANY of it!), PLEASE do not come in to purchase items or play games. We do still offer curbside pick-up if you are unsure about your health and want to make a purchase.

We Welcome You Back!

We’re happy to have you back. It’s a bit surreal how time goes by without seeing familiar faces. And we welcome all the new faces, too — we just wish it could be under more ideal circumstances.

Got questions? Call us at 916-693-6604, or send an email. See you soon!