December 19, 2015 / by Eric

YES! We will be OPEN every day between now and Christmas! Including MONDAY! And! CHRISTMAS EVE!

But don’t worry! No employees will be harmed or even inconvenienced by our decision to do this because this Christmas Eve, shopkeep Eric will be coming in with his voluntary co-host Andrew to perform their Annual Holiday Show while Aric, Dominic and Rune are all safe and cozy in bed with visions of candy canes and gumdrops dancing in their heads.

Yes, while the staff hallucinate through their afternoons as the result of their highly questionable choices the night before, Andrew and Eric will be performing all of their classic holiday routines. Who knows, we may even have special guests!

Jake on kazoo, ladies and gentlemen!

Jake on kazoo, ladies and gentlemen!

There’ll be laughing, and dancing and festivities galore!

So whether you’re looking for a last minute prewrapped white elephant or secret santa gift, dropping off used games for our annual Treehouse Game Drive or just coming by to buy a great game for a gift or to play with your friends or relatives this Christmas, come on by, any time, for the next 7 days and we’ll be here for you.

December 22, 2014 / by Eric

We’ve still got a week more of holidays for you to enjoy and get in on.

December 22, Monday

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We’ll be open. All day. That’s a holiday in itself. Right?

December 23, Saint Netrunners Day

This is one of those new fangled holidays that the kids are all into these days. Something about the battle of Saint Eisenstein of the Jesuit Technorati against the dark forces of the Oligarchic Corporatocracy. Or something like that. Anyway, we have the latest data packs in and will be hosting our last Netrunner casual play of 2014 that evening.

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December 24, Christmas Eve


A Podcast for All Intents and Purposes
‘s Andrew Asplund will be joining me for an evening of mirth and merriment as we cohost our annual Christmas Eve show. We’ll be slingin’ deals, wrapping gifts and making dreams come true all night long. All while performing some of our best comedy and dance routines, like, “Cumberbach was a terrible Khan,” “What ever happened to Castlevania?” and, “Yes, the A-Team was totally a caper show.”

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December 25, Christmas

We’ll be with our friends and family. And we hope that you will be too.

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December 26, Boxing Day

We’ll be back with hard hitting deals like making All Gift Cards worth 50% More for one day only. Boom.

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December 27, Karate Day

Unlike most game stores, or stores in general, we don’t stop at Boxing Day. Oh no. Ohhh no no no. We show proper respect to our brothers in the East with a Buy a New Game and get a Used Game for FREE deal that’ll knock your socks off!

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December 28, Ninjitsu Day

But the deadliest of all holidays, is Ninjitsu Day. It just rolls on up and smokes you with deals like All Remaining Prewrapped Gifts are HALF OFF. Yes. It’s all true.

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And after all that, we’ll be lucky to just be alive.

December 17, 2014 / by Eric

We’re a week out from Christmas (Which, according to the Tardis Data Core, is a small town on the planet Trenzalore. And if you caught that reference, you should totally come out to Geek Out Trivia Night this Thursday. You’ll fit right in.) and, as I promised last week, we’ve still got a wide range of options to meet your holiday needs. Whatever they are.

Want to make a game donation to families in need?

You’ve only got a couple of days left to participate in our Used Game for New Game Drive as I’ll be taking the new games to Treehouse this Friday afternoon.

Need a wrapped White elephant or Secret Santa gift in a hurry?

We know. We get those requests every year. So we’ve prewrapped a bunch of mystery games by theme and price (they come in $5, $10 & $20 versions because we know most Secret Santa exchanges come with tight budgeting restrictions and you want to get the best bang for your preset buck). We’ll be wrapping new gifts daily with themes like “train,” “classic” and “star trek” (if you get the one marked “ferengi,” I promise you won’t be disappointed).

Turst him. Santa Quark knows what he's talking about.

When it comes to holiday deals, you can count on Santa Quark.

Speaking of wrapping, I’ll wrap one small to medium sized gift per customer, time permitting, when I’m around, for free, as a sign of appreciation and respect for your choosing us for your holiday gift source this year. For those of you who’ve seen my wrapping, you’ll know what a deal this is. I look forward to personally wrapping as many gifts as I can this year. We’ll see how I do.

Want to unwind from a busy day of holiday shopping?

This December, bring a receipt from Gamma Ray Games for $24.99 or more over to our Raygun Lounge and enjoy 10% OFF your purchase of any food or drink we sell, including our new grilled cheese and hot dog meal specials as well as our most popular (Seattle Cider!), hardest to get (Klingon Warnog! and seasonal beverages (Bah Humbug!). So come on in, take a load off, play a game with a friend visiting from out of town and enjoy a sweet deal on your meals and drinks together.

Running behind and need some last minute gifts?

We’ll be open every day between now Christmas, including Monday the 22nd and Christmas Eve itself. And speaking of Christmas Eve, we have a little tradition around here at Gamma Ray. Every Christmas Eve, I bring in a Special Guest and we co-host an intimate little gathering. Kind of like Johnny Cash or Dean Martin used to do. This year’s guests will be internet sensation Andrew Asplund from a Podcast For All Intents and Purposes and Abby the Wonderdog from… well, my backyard. Because nobody puts Abby in a corner. At least not on Christmas Eve. We’ll be doing some song and dance numbers, drinking a little too much and selling and wrapping gifts together all evening long. Just like in the days of yore.