Event Report: NaughtyK Highlander!

Ash Gavin
Our Warhammer 40,000 Highlander event coverage - what changes at an anti-spam event??

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Event Report: NaughtyK May 2022

Ash Gavin
Last weekend was our latest NaughtyK Warhammer 40,000 tournament! Thanks to all who attended a packed day, let's look at what happened.

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Flesh & Blood Skirmish Event Round-Up

Ritchie McAlley

Thanks to everyone who attended Flesh and Blood Skirmish Event, the first of the "special" events we have been able to host by LSS (thanks) We really appreciate it and hope you all had a great time!

The event in full swing!


After 4 rounds we had 4 players do battle to become champion. 
Our top 4 and Random Mat winner at the end of swiss
Top 4 gets underway.
The final seen Joe (Dash) vs James (Dorinthea) 3rd and 4th collected their promos and 6 packs each before grabbing ringside seats to the final.
Joe prepares to battle with Dash
James Draws what he hope will be a winning hand with Dorinthea
When the dust settled the game just got away from Joe he tried to push his tempo advantage with Dash. After his big turn he could not push enough damage though and ultimately decked out leaving James on 2 life. James and Dorinthea win!
Congratulations James!
We play Flesh & Blood every Tuesday at 6:30pm, we have decks for new players to try the game out. We are always looking for more players to Join the ranks.

See you at our next event!

Team JustPlay

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Event Report: NaughtyK RTT

Ash Gavin
News from the 41st Millennium: Harlequins still winning stuff (but not how you think!)

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Membership Update

Ritchie McAlley
Dear Club JustPlay Member!

During the process of updating our membership pricing at the end of our half price offer, we have become aware of an issue regarding our yearly plan that has triggered an email to be sent out to you asking you to select a new plan. Please do NOT select a new plan right now - your 49.99 yearly membership is safe with us (and you have already paid for it!) we just need to investigate the issue and ensure that it is fixed on our end.

In the meantime whilst we investigate this, your membership is of course still active. You don't need to do anything else.

We'll let you know as soon as we've resolved this problem or if we need to let you know any further updates.

Apologies for the inconvenience and the confusing emails!

Ritchie & Team JustPlay

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In-store Gaming Update

Ritchie McAlley

Greetings to all our players! We hope you're well. We're here to give you an update on gaming in-store at Justplay. Thanks to all your support over the last two years, we have been able to waive our table fees during a difficult covid period, helping us to be here for you through the various levels of lockdowns and restrictions we have all faced.

During this time we have doubled our gaming space whilst adding new mats and scenery. We've now got enough to support 40+ players, playing the popular Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar on new size tables (no masking tape here!), as well as adding massive amounts of new terrain. 


New mats and terrain


Players looking to play other games can find classic 6' x 4' wargaming tables, and along with our dedicated gaming room this means more space for everyone. We are about to (once again!) replace all of our chairs, and add even more so we can host up to 90 player CCG events in-store! A private gaming space has been also been added. Perfect for D&D, board games or anything you like! Speaking of which, we've also been adding to our board game library for everyone to enjoy.


Our private gaming room, setup for 3 games of 40k


From February 28th our table fees will return, and our upstairs gaming room will become a Members-only benefit - more on that shortly. We will of course still have wargaming tables available on our ground floor for anyone to book and use for drop-ins.

For anyone wanting to drop in and play some tabletop wargames in store, or take advantage of our Board Game library, we will charge a £3 table fee per person, which covers you for a full day of gaming! Or, if you want to book a table at any of our set times, the £6 fee to do so covers you and a friend.

If you are just popping into sit down play some trading card games, roleplay or enjoy your own board games there is no charge.

All of these changes come into effect on February 28th

We are also offering a membership program, which covers all your fees allowing you to game as much as you like. Take advantage of our members only Wargaming Room, free table bookings, campaigns, leagues and early access discount event tickets - plus more benefits to come!

Until February 28th you can grab your first years membership for just £49.99 rather then £107.99 per year - a massive saving of 50%.

We also offer monthly memberships for £9.99, and quarterly membership for £28.49. Your memberships can of course be cancelled at any time.

You can join the membership program of your choice HERE.

Once again thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last two years. Whether gaming in-store, shopping online or enjoying our company we appreciate it all!

We look forward to welcoming even more of you back down to the store for some gaming.

See you soon!

Ritchie & Team JustPlay


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Store Assistant (Weekends)

Ritchie McAlley

The Basics

We are looking for someone to join our small team of four as we continue our push to be the best games store around! We are hiring a flexible part-time staff member, to work between 10am-10pm Saturdays and 10am-8pm on Sundays. This role is to cover busy periods, holidays, and sickness, and does not have guaranteed hours. There will also be potential for ad-hoc hours during the week if you want them, but the primary focus will be weekends.

The Role

Your primary responsibilities will be taking care of store front operations; making our customers feel welcome, helping them with gaming or non-gaming queries, arranging tables, manning the till, running events, keeping the shop clean and tidy, helping maintain stock, and anything else that needs to be done. JustPlay is a busy store where everyone pitches in to do what's needed.
We'd like you to have the following skills:
  • Gaming - Great knowledge of some or all of: card games, miniatures games, board games, trending games, general gaming knowledge
  • People Skills - Be friendly, approachable, accommodating, and always happy to help
  • Reliability - Punctuality and ability to "just get stuff done"
  • Flexibility - JustPlay is a small business, and as such, we have to turn our hand to whatever needs doing
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Excellent Written English
Skills that are a nice to have, but not a deal breaker:
  • Retail Experience - stocktaking, stock-keeping, inventory management
  • Events - experience of organising and running events online or offline
  • Microsoft Excel

What We're Offering

  • A great role with a small, tight-knit team
  • Massive staff discount on all products

How to Apply

Send an email to hello(at)justplaygames.uk, attaching your CV and giving us as brief or in-depth an introduction to yourself as you'd like to write. Please use the title "Job Application - Store Assistant (Weekends)" - this is important, as our mail filter won't catch your application otherwise.
To be honest, we really only want to see your CV to get an idea of what you've done before, so the main thing we're looking for is for you to write us a sweet email that makes us want to interview you!
Applications close 30th November. We're looking to recruit someone as soon as possible for this role, so expect things to move quickly. We won't be able to respond to all applicants, so thank you in advance for applying!

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Gaming & Events until July 18th

Ritchie McAlley

With the extension to the current roadmap helping to stop the spread of Covid-19 some changes have been made to the events coming up in the next month. Also how this effects our own roadmap bringing gaming back to store in full.

  • Events will all remain in pods of 4/6 players to follow government guidelines
  • Space have been reduced at all events in this period (ticket holders effected will be contacted)
  • Some weekly events we hoped to return will be delayed
  • Tickets for weekly events remain with strict caps (book early)
  • Our Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Prerelease remains with pod play however.

We have however moved forward with the following additions to weekly CCG play

  • TNM (Tuesday Night Modern) is back! A long standing favourite on our calendar returns
  • Commander Wednesday tickets increased
  • Modern & Standard every Friday Night !

And from July 2nd we can start to run sanctioned events again with WOTC Prize support!

  • Cardfight Vanguard Friday Night Tournaments and Sneak Previews return

We are next looking to add events next for the following

  • Pokemon League Play (Saturdays)
  • Flesh and Blood weekly events
  • Sunday Cardfight Vanguard Events
  • Weekly Drafts for MTG

Thanks for everyone's understanding and any questions please get in touch.


Ritchie and Team JustPlay

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Kaldheim Shipping Update

Ritchie McAlley

Hi Magic Players,


Taking in to account delivery time and cut off for shipping we will endeavour to have as many orders fullfilled tomorrow as we can via Royal Mail or Local delivery. All will be completed by end of day Thursday. 

We've just been informed that our Kaldheim Prerelease stock will not arrive in time for release on 29th January as expected.

You are probably aware that stores have to order prerelease stock months in advance, and we're no different; our order was placed much earlier in 2020. We've been in close communication with our distributor since the problems that Brexit has caused became apparent, and though we were assured that there would be no issues with the delivery of our Kaldheim stock, that unfortunately hasn't been the case.

We're sorry for the late notice - even today, the staff were in store ready to prep and pack hundreds of orders ready for shipping and the Ritchie express!


What we're doing next

Our order is currently expected to arrive some time next week. We'll be shipping postal orders within 24 hours of the stock arriving.

Store Pickup items will be available as soon as the stock arrives.

Deliveries via the Ritchie express will happen the day after they arrive.

We will post further updates, including when the stock arrives, as soon as we have them. Please keep an eye on our social media for these updates. We'll let you know any more info as soon as we know!

Once we have the stock, we will communicate the new local delivery dates. If the situation has changed for you regarding local delivery or store pickup in the meantime, please do contact us once we have posted that we have the stock and we will get your Kaldheim to you however suits you best!

For any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


Apologies once again and we'll speak to you soon!

Ritchie, Ian, and Team JustPlay

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Local Delivery Changes

Ritchie McAlley

The Ritchie Express will be making some temporary changes to its delivery days.

Next week deliveries will take place

Wednesday 27th January

Friday 29th January includes CH post codes (excludes CH3, CH6, CH7, CH8 )

Commencing Monday February 1st for around 4 weeks deliveries will be every Wednesday and Saturday.

Perfect for anyone getting Games Workshop new releases delivered to their door on release. If you are working Monday to Friday you can now take advantage of £1 local deliveries!

Don't forget we still have collections and Royal Mail shipping available full details below

Contactless Pickup Services

See here for information on contactless pickup at JustPlay

The store will be available for contactless pickup during our opening times.

Postal Delivery Services

It will also be business as usual for ordering from our website, with our usual fantastic turnaround time and speedy delivery!

  • Next-day Delivery via Royal Mail 24 on all orders placed before 2pm on weekdays
  • Free Shipping on all orders over £75

Other Information

We'd like to thank you again for all of your support through these difficult times. Please do continue to use us for your regular hobby fix, your continued custom helps us keep the lights on and our staff employed through these lockdowns.

For any questions or feedback please get in touch on Facebook or Twitter, or join us on our Discord Server.

And above all, stay safe and look after yourselves - we'll hopefully see you all sooner rather than later!



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