Fundraising Through Games

The JW Inglis Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee and Starlit Citadel (www.starlitcitadel.com); an online board games store are working together to hold a fundraising evening of board games on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at JW Inglis Elementary School.

“This is a brand new fundraising venture for the school and one that we are very excited about.  We love the idea of selling games as a fundraiser as it is not only an educational past-time, but it also encourages family and social interaction,” said Jennifer Greenwood, Vice-President of the JW Inglis Elementary School Parent Advisory Committee.  “We look forward to seeing the children and their family members at this combined games night and bake sale.”

“Introducing board games to children encourages critical thinking and math skills at an early age.  Furthermore, it is an environment that emphasizes interaction and competition which an entire family can participate in;” said CEO Tao Wong of Starlit Citadel.

“Supporting the JW Inglis Elementary School’s Game Night is a great way to give back to the community through the introduction of these popular board games and the encouragement of this traditional past-time.  We look forward to working with JW Inglis and any other schools that would like to hold a fundraiser of this form.”

With over 700 board games available, Starlit Citadel supplies board games throughout Canada and has been in business since 2007.  The game night in Lumby is the first such fundraiser it has supported.

JW Inglis Elementary School in Lumby is part of School District 22 in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.  All parents & primary caregivers of children at JW Inglis are members of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).  The members of the PAC organize in-school programs such as the Call-Back Program and the Hot Lunch Program which run throughout the school year.  They offer fundraising events such as the yearly Family Fun Night, Game Night, the Spring Dance, and the Lumby Days Silent Auction.  As well, the PAC also provides support within the school and the community for many other events and initiatives.  The main goal is to enrich the experiences of children both at school and in the community.  The funds raised are used to support things such as (but not limited to):  swimming lessons, ice skating, field trips, technology, literacy support, fine arts, scholarships, and many other school-wide initiatives at JW Inglis Elementary School.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, you may contact Tao Wong, at 1-888-805 1737 or marketing@starlitcitadel.com

New board game stock and inventory

New Board Games
Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition
Black Sheep
Descent : Tomb of Ice Expansion
Duel In The Dark Early Nights
Dungeon Twister: Fire & Water
Formula De (’08)
Genji
Ghost Stories
Halo
High Bohn Plus
Living Labyrinth
Memoir ’44 : Operation Overlord Expansion
Munchkin Quest
Quiddler
RISK Reinvention
Rorschach Inkblot Party Game
Titan
Warrior Knights
Wasabi!

Back in-stock
Blokus
Blokus Travel Edition
Bohnanza
Carcassonne
Carcassonne the River 2
Catan Traders & Barbarians 5&6 Player Expansion
Dominion
Hive Mosquito Expansion
Ingenious
Memoir ’44 : Mediterranean Theater Expansion
Memoir ’44 : Winter/Desert Board Map
Monty Python Fluxx
Munchkin 6 Demented Dungeons
Mystery of the Abbey
Power Grid : Card Expansion
Race for the Galaxy
Reef Encounter
Mystery of the Abbey
Power Grid : Card Expansion
Say Anything
Scrabble Deluxe Edition

Settlers of Catan
Settlers of Catan 5&6 Expansion
Sorry !
Stargate SG-1 Board Game
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride Europe
Wreckage

Pre-orders now available on site

After some debate, and playing around with the new backend, we’ve decided to make pre-orders for most products available on site.  Pre-orders will ship when all products are in stock on the order itself. If an order is likely to be delayed for a long period; we will do our best to inform you.

We have left all out of print games and some difficult to locate games out of stock at the moment.  If you are interested in those games, do e-mail us and we’ll do our best to locate them for you.  However, because of their availability, there is no guarantee on pricing.  This holds true only for games that cannot be purchased on the site at the moment (i.e. those still marked out of stock).

Welcome to the new site!

Well, the new board game site is up and running now.  We do hope you like it as much as we do.  Most of the customer information should be there – if you made an order recently, your order will not be present on the system nor your account.  However, we still have the old database and can access the information to update you on your order if there is a problem.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to import wishlists, e-mail notifications and reviews at the present moment.  We are working on ensuring that e-mial notifications are possible and that all reviews are parsed over.  However, in the meantime, please do start using the system to it’s fullest extent.  We will not be changing to a new CMS any time soon.

Thank you for your patience and once again, we hope you like the new site.

November 2008 Newsletter

What a month. We have had some major changes happen on the site, including having the new content management system nearly complete. So, a few quick updates

Top 10 Gift Games
We put together a list of the Top 10 Gift Games for 2008. Check them out, some of these games are hugely in-demand and should be coming back soon. If you’re interested in the games, make sure to add yourself to the notification list so we know how many copies to bring in if they are currently out of stock.

Site update
The content management system and site design are nearly ready and we are hoping to shift over the site by the middle of November. You can check out the continuing updates to the new site design as we update it. Do play around with the new features, the vast majority will be active and usable once it’s available including some often-requested additions to the site.

Gift Wrapping
All orders are now available for Gift Wrapping for one flat rate fee of $5. That’s $5.00 for the entire order, no matter how many games are ordered. Do note that gift wrapping occurs once a week on Tuesday, so orders will only ship out on Wednesday.

New stock and inventory

Tons of great games in stock now. The list is as follows:

New Board Games
Memoir ’44 : Hedgerow Hell
Memoir ’44: Mediterranean Theater
Mr. Jack Extension
Middle Kingdom
Cthulhu Rising
Arkham Horror: Black Goat of the Wood
Race for the Galaxy Gathering Storm
Carcassonne Cult, Siege & Creativity

Dominion Card Game
Monuments
Wooden Farm Animal Set (60pcs)

Back in-stock
Memoir ’44
Heroscape Master Set
Scrabble Deluxe Edition
Ouija Board
Red Dragon Inn 2
Last Night on Earth

Last Night on Earth :Growing Hunger Expansion

Chrononauts: Lost Identities Expansion
Balderdash
Wits and Wagers 2nd Edition
Arkham Horror : the King in Yellow Expansion

Galaxy Trucker