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March Publisher’s Spotlight – Thames & Kosmos

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In March, we are proud to shine our Publisher’s Spotlight on our friends from Thames & Kosmos! This unique company is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and is the North American subsidary of Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. – Kosmos for short – which is based in Stuttgart, Germany. The story of Thames & Kosmos began in 2001 when a small science center and toy store called Thames Science Center, located in Newport, RI partnered with Kosmos from Germany to create amazing science kits for the U.S. market. The mission of the newly formed partnership was to improve informal science education outside of the classroom by publishing high quality science kits for children of all ages. T&K’s mission has since expanded from its STEM roots to…

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March Brewer’s Spotlight – Founders

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One of the things we are passionate about here at the Malted Meeple and Ravenwood Castle is craft beer. We pride ourselves on having an excellent assortment of craft beers for the enjoyment of our guests. In our monthly blog feature the Brewery Spotlight, we raise our pints to the men and women who dedicate themselves to the brewing craft. In March we raise our pints to our friends at Founders Brewing Company. This Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewing company prides itself on not brewing beer for the masses. Instead, the beers they craft are designed for renegades and rebels who enjoy beer that pushes the known limits of commonly accepted taste. According to Founders “In short, we brew beer for people like us.” The…

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A 3rd Birthday, Grand Reopening, Pi(e) Day Celebration!

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With all of the activity around the move to our new location, it would be easy to forget that another big milestone is coming up – our third birthday! And of course, that means Pi Day! It would be easy to forget these occasions… but we didn’t! Never let it be said that we’re not efficient at the Malted Meeple. Or that we shrink from a mega party. So in the spirit of efficiently partying, we’re going to celebrate all three of these milestones in one giant event! Please join us this Wednesday, March 14th for a Third Birthday, Grand Reopening, Pi(e) Day Celebration! There will once again be free pie, as well as great games, awesome beer, and amazing milkshakes. There will be door prizes!…

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March Game of the Month – Kung Fu Zoo!

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If you hung around your local zoo after it closed for the night, you’d see the nighttime rituals of the exotic animals you visited during the day. You’d see cages being cleaned, souvenir stands being restocked, and animals being fed and refreshed.  If you were lucky, you might catch an impromptu seal show, perhaps a moonlight nightingale concert, or even the monkeys still monkeying around! And if you stayed late enough, long after the last employee had left for the night, you just might see the greatest, and most secret, of all zoo attractions – the late night Kung Fu fights! Every zoo has wild animals, and they all know Kung Fu! Welcome to Kung Fu Zoo! Many of you may be thinking that this…

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The Meeple’s Big Move – It’s Happening!

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It’s finally here! It’s time for what will likely be the final update in the ongoing Meeple’s Big Move series! (If you missed the first parts in the series, you can find them on our Meeple’s Big Move page, be sure to check them out!) Construction – Late last week we completed construction on the new location! Check out this quick video tour of the results! Last Night in the Octagon! – Now that the construction is complete we’re not wasting any time. We’ve spent the weekend preparing the location, and will begin moving in shortly. In fact, tonight Monday March 5th will be the last night of operations in our current location! We will be open normal hours tonight, so come on out and…

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