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A Brief Journey through the History of Pokémon Cards

March 1, 2024

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a person looking through assorted Pokémon cards

To say that Pokémon is a phenomenon is a bit of an understatement. The brand swept the world in the late 90’s, and now it’s evolved into a cultural icon. However, it’s not just the video games or the television shows that drive its popularity – it’s also the trading cards! Continue reading below as we take a closer look at the history of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) and how it’s grown from humble beginnings into a true global sensation.


Let Us Host Your Next Exciting Event!

February 4, 2024

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a closeup of a person rolling a dice

Are you looking for the perfect place to host your next exciting event, party, or get-together? Here at Bricks and Boards Plus, we pride ourselves on not only being one of the leading board and card game shops in Dawsonville, but also a place where our guests can enjoy themselves. Continue reading below to learn more about how we can help you plan and host your next party or event!


Beat the Winter Blues: 4 Fun Indoor Activities for Your Kids

January 3, 2024

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a father and son playing with Lego bricks

Winter is now in full swing, and with temperatures dropping and snow falling (at least in some places), it’s tempting to want to stay indoors where it’s nice and cozy. But for parents with children, it’s not always easy to keep their young ones entertained during the winter months. Fortunately, there are plenty of engaging ways to keep children of all ages amused and stimulated—especially if they’re fans of board games or Lego sets! Better yet, these ideas don’t involve tablets, smartphones, and video games—meaning if the power goes out, or you simply want your kiddos to spend time away from their devices, you’re still golden. Keep reading for a few exciting ideas from your local games shop.


Exciting Board Game and Trading Card Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

December 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jondonovan @ 10:29 pm
a group of friends playing a board game

The holidays are finally here, and you’re probably hustling and bustling to get all your shopping done, your plans finalized, and your home decorated in advance of hosting family and friends. But you might have a loved one who’s difficult to shop for, and you might be scratching your head while trying to brainstorm the perfect gift for them. But if you know they’re into board games, trading cards, or something similar, you should look no further than some of these exciting and popular ideas!


The 5 Best Board Games to Play with Your Family During the 2023 Holiday Season

November 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jondonovan @ 7:38 pm
a closeup of a board game with Christmas decorations

The holiday season is finally here, and you and your family are probably feeling pretty excited about all of the time you’re going to spend together, the great food you’re going to be cooking and sharing, and of course, all of the gift-giving and celebrating you’ll be partaking in! There’s no better way for you and your clan to spend your downtime than by breaking out some of your favorite board games and having a family game night. Keep reading below to learn about a few of the most popular and exciting board games that are perfect for players of all ages and are certain to make your holiday season a blast!


5 Remarkable Benefits of Playing with Lego®

October 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jondonovan @ 11:03 pm
children playing with Lego bricks

In 1932, a man named Ole Kirk Kristiansen started a toy company named Lego—and about a century later, his efforts remain quite fruitful! It’s hard to find a games shop that doesn’t sell these tiny, impressive, colorful bricks, and children and adults worldwide often rush to get their hands on all of their favorite sets and the newest themed collections. But did you know these seemingly simple bricks also boast impressively unique benefits when played with? Continue reading below to learn a little more about a few of the benefits that playing with Lego bricks can offer, especially for younger children!


Need to Plan an Upcoming Birthday Party or Event? Let Us Help!

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jondonovan @ 10:41 pm
a young girl smiling while playing a board game

In a world where we want to cherish memorable events, celebrate milestones, and take countless mental photographs, choosing the perfect venue is a pretty big decision. The right setting can lead to very special and fond memories that last long after the event has ended. That said, when it comes to hosting an unforgettable birthday, celebration, or some other type of exciting event, our store stands out as the ultimate choice! Keep reading to learn a little more about Bricks & Boards Plus and some of the events that we’d love to see you at or help you put together.


Educational Board Games Perfect for the Back-to-School Season

August 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jondonovan @ 8:23 pm
a group of children playing a board game

As a parent, you probably know that the best learning takes place while kids are having fun—and what’s more fun than an old-fashioned board game? And whether your young learners are in preschool, high school, or any grade level in between, they’ll be better set up for academic success if you’re encouraging them to play board games every once in a while. Here’s a closer look at a few of the most popular and fun board games for students of all ages so that during your next family game night, everyone’s having a blast while learning a lot!


Check Out These Tabletop Games If You Love Dungeons & Dragons

July 2, 2023

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If you’re a fan of role-playing games, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Dungeons & Dragons. Released back in the ’70s, this game’s once cult-like following has now exploded, in part thanks to the current resurgence of board games and tabletop adventures. However, if your last epic campaign has left you looking for a brief change of pace or something new, you’re in luck—there are all sorts of D&D-inspired games out there worth picking up for your next game night. Here are a few of the most exciting and trendy ones!


4 Great Ideas for Keeping Your Kids Entertained This Summer

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — jondonovan @ 5:04 am
a group of teens playing a board game

What’s on your summer to-do list? Are you planning an exciting trip to the beach? What about traveling to a new and unexplored city or country? Or maybe a quiet, relaxing “staycation” is in the cards; there is no wrong answer here! That said, there’s still a good chance that you and your loved ones will find yourself with a little extra downtime during the summer season, and you might be wondering if there are any fun ways to fill it—and there are! Here are a few ideas you should consider to keep your whole clan entertained, especially if you and your kids are fans of board games, card games, Lego sets, and more!

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