Looking for Board Games? Buy Local this Christmas with Fireside Games.

December 15, 2011by Brian Talley

Remember the days when families and friends gathered together around the kitchen table for hours on end just to play a board game? Locally-grown Fireside Games wants to reintroduce your family to the world of play!

“We like to think we’re doing our part to Keep Austin Weird,” jokes owner, Justin De Witt of South Austin. Since 2007, De Witt and his team have been dedicated to creating fun, original, and accessible board games that everyone can enjoy. For less than what it costs to take the family to the movies, parents can bring home a gift that will provide years of enjoyment!

Below are four of Fireside’s games available for purchase (made right here in Austin, Texas!), with short descriptions, complements of Justin. Want to go local this year? Fireside Games hopes you’ll include a fun board game in your upcoming celebrations, and make some new memories this holiday season!

Austin board games - Castle PanicCASTLE PANIC         $35.00

“Our first game, Castle Panic, is unique because it’s a cooperative game in which all the players work together to defend a castle from attacking monsters.”

Austin Board Games - Bears


BEARS            $19.95

“Our dice game Bears! is incredibly easy to learn, fun, and fast to play, plus it fits in a stocking perfectly!”

Bloodsuckers - Board Game Austin


BLOODSUCKERS                 $39.95

“If you’re looking for something for the vampire fan on your list, our card game Bloodsuckers pits players against each other as either vampires or vampire hunters fighting to take over a small town.”

Austin games - Wizards Tower


WIZARD’S TOWER               $24.95

“And just in time for the holidays, we’ve released an expansion to Castle Panic called The Wizard’s Tower. It adds new monsters and new powers for the castle defenders and takes the game to another level!”

Parents can purchase Fireside’s board games at the following Austin-area game stores:

Wonko’s Toys & Games (on Hwy 183, just south of Avery Ranch)

Dragon’s Lair (north of Downtown Austin on Burnet Rd.,)

Tribe (in South Austin, off Manchaca Rd.)

Great Hall Games (on Guadalupe St. in Central Austin)

Rogue’s Gallery (on IH-35, west of Falcon Pointe).

Austin REALTOR® Brian Talley supports local businesses like Fireside Games. He also helps home-buyers stay on top of the latest in Austin Home trends! If you’re on the lookout for a Lake Austin luxury home for sale, check out Brian’s Austin Home Search.