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SHOP NEWS: All About Classic Shop Drops... and AUCTIONS??!?

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 5:45pm by eli

GOOD EVENING SUMMER GAME FAITHFUL! We have some good news, and some bad news, and some just news. GOOD NEWS FIRST! Out of nowhere, a new CLASSIC SHOP ITEM has appeared! It is not super-exciting but it is TOTALLY NEW to the Summer Game Shop! If you're a Skatepark Fan, or perhaps became one last weekend at the Summer Game Spectacular, you can EMBLAZON SOMETHING with a Skatepark Sticker or Three! Only a limited quantity is available, but take a look in the Classic Shop for the Skatepark Sticker Set!

Now the bad news; we're not ready to accept Coffee orders yet. Don't blame our pals at Roos Roast, this one's on us. The bags for the coffee have not yet arrived and we don't think we'll be ready to ship Coffee next packing day, so we're delaying the opening of Coffee orders a few more days so that orders don't get mixed up. We won't make you wait until next Friday, so if you're desperate for Coffee, keep your eyes on the shop Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. It's all about the FRESHEST coffee and the LEAST LOGISTICAL COMPLEXITY in that order, so stay tuned, and thanks for your patience! We're so sorry for the delay!

So, here, for your ANTICIPATORY PLEASURE, is (most of) the Classic Shop Drop schedule for the rest of Summer Game 2019. We're focused on keeping the number of items in the shop at once down, as that leads to ERRORS and UNCERTAINTY, but we want you to have a crack at a lot of great stuff from years past. The items in the Classic Shop right now will stay up until sold out or until 7/31, whichever comes first. Then, here are our two other major CLASSIC SHOP DROPS and what they'll contain:

  • Friday, August 2nd, 7 PM:
    • 2018 Pinteel Umbrella
    • 2018 Pint Glass
    • 2018 Pocket Boombox Bluetooth Speaker
    • S.G. Giraffepants
    • 2018 Emoji Hackey Sack
    • Used Heavy-Duty Stories-to-go Bags
  • Friday, August 23rd, 7PM:
    • Secret Lab Field Notes Notebook
    • Multicolor Beachy Ball
    • 2017 Cray Cray Crayon
    • Ancient Bird Sliding Puzzle
    • 2015 Red Ultrapremium Logo Messenger Bag
    • Keyring Beverage Wrench

Those are the big ones! We also have some of our RARE and HIGHLY DESIRABLE Vintage Buttons from the ancient history of AADL; these will appear in the shop on Fridays when there isn't another Classic Shop Drop, starting next week. These are very limited quantity and are priced for the HIGH ROLLERS among you who treasure PRICELESS and BIZARRE AADL Memorabilia!

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! We're experimenting with some Silent Auctions of Artwork for points at our SUMMER GAME MIXERS as the Summer goes on, leading up to something VERY SPECIAL and UNIQUE at the Game Over Gala on August 31st! If you're able to attend that event, you may be able to BID WITH YOUR POINTS on both treasures from the Summer Game Shop, and works of Art that have previously been part of AADL Exhibits! We're hoping to have both silent and live points auctions at that event, so CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS, players! 

Hopefully that is almost ENOUGH INFO about what the Summer Game Shop has to offer this Summer; as always, let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!

 

 

p.s. If you're read this far, it's because you're observant and studious. And you're surely wondering about some weird stuff in the 2019 shop descriptions. All will be revealed with the August 2nd badge drop!

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Badge Drop #6: Seeing Stars

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 

How is summer going so far?

Up in SG Headquarters way up high,

Like point-giving wizards in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How we wonder what you THINK OF THINGS! 

How many LITTLE STARS would you give the book you just read? What about the SHOW you just watched?? OR maybe that ART PRINT on your wall??? ***

We want to KNOW! One star? Five stars?? ALL the STARS or NO STARS! You decide! 

We also have some BADGES that are OUT OF THIS WORLD! 

~BREAKING NEWS! Sorry to interrupt your usual badge drop, but there is a SPECIAL ELECTION happening for the MAYOR of the FISHTANK at the Downtown library on Monday, July 22 and at the Westgate branch on Tuesday, July 23! Who will win? Trisha running for the Anemone Party? Jared with the Green Algae Party?? Or the Independent Bob!? WHO KNOWS!!! Only you, the voters, can decide who the mayor is and other HOT BUTTON ISSUES! Adults also get the SUPER SPECIAL chance to participate in a voting machine research study sponsored by the University of Michigan! DON'T MISS IT! Now, back to your regular badge drop...~

Badge Drop #6

Count On ItUP We Go! Wallace's WanderingsHavana Good TimeOver in MotownComics ComradesBe Right BactriaIt's Only Rock & RollAquitaine ReignCatchy ToonsAll About GarfieldPonzi DreamHatcher CatcherSuper Star MasterMega Star MasterGiga Star MasterUltra Star MasterSupreme Star MasterNew Natural HistoryRobot Factory ReadsBuildings Matter Ann ArborMock The Vote

 

Have fun, little stars, and THANKS FOR PLAYING! 

***For the record, we give you FIVE STARS! 

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The 2019 Summer Game Shop is NOW OPEN!

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 6:49pm by eli

OH MY WOW! The Summer Game Shop is back and just LOADED with AMAZING new items! Just get a load of some of these things!

Green Tote BagToy TruckWater BottlePremium Baseball T

A few things to know about the Summer Game Shop!

  • You need 2019 Points to buy 2019 Items! You can spend any points on Classic Items.
  • You can only buy 4 2019 items per player during Summer Game 2019!
  • The Coffee and Fish Pin Set are not yet available; sorry for the delay!
  • Shirts take 4-6 weeks to arrive! If you order a shirt, it's recommended to order it separately.
  • All Summer Game Shop Orders are Final! Sorry, no returns except for defective items.

Once you place your order, you'll get a notification when your order is ready for pickup! Don't come looking for it before then, for only DISAPPOINTMENT awaits!

ALSO! Don't miss your last chance to get the rare and valuable ABOVE BOARD BADGE plus a special BOARD MEETING PIN at the AADL Board Meeting Monday Night, July 15th, at 7 PM in the Multipurpose Room!

Thanks for your patience! Have fun and THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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Badge Drop #5: Spectacular Summer!

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle

We here at Summer Game Headquarters think this SUMMER is SPECTACULAR!! So spectacular, in fact, that we are going to SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU! 

S as in SUMMER

P as in PRETTY DARN FUN

E as in EXCITING

C as in COOL

I as in IS THIS RIGHT???

T as in TERRIFIC

H as in HECKA RAD

Q as in QUITE AMAZING

L as in spectacuLAR! 

And THERE YOU HAVE IT! Our spelling skills are TRULY MAYBE SPECTACULAR! And you know what else is spectacular? THE SUMMER GAME SPECTACULAR! The Summer Game Spectacular is happening TOMORROW, Saturday July 13 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Veterans Memorial Park! Come and get ALL THE CODES! ALL THE POINTS! And ALL THE SPECTACULAR FUN!!!!!

Oh yeah, and here's some SPECTACULAR BADGES!!!

Badge Drop #5

Trisha's TrekEasy CheesyWho? Tudoring SessionNarwhal In AllHakuna Mate-ataMOCK-EFELLERSuper Log MasterMega Log MasterGiga Log MasterUltra Log MasterSupreme Log MasterSummer Game SpectatorSummer Game SpectacrobatSpectacular MiniGamerSpectacular MegaGamerSpectacular Scoresweeper

 

We hope to see you TOMORROW, stay SPECTACULAR, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!

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Badge Drop #4: Get Out There!

Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle

Welcome back, SUMMER GAME PLAYERS!! We hope you had a nice relaxing Independence Day break because you have a long JOURNEY ahead! 

Are you ready to DISCOVER the DOWNTOWN Library?

What about TRAVERSE the TRAVERWOOD branch?? 

And even PERAMBULATE the PITTSFIELD branch??? 

Did you have to look up the definition of PERAMBULATE???? 

If you answered yes to ANY or NONE of the questions above, WELL HAVE I GOT THE BADGES FOR YOU! 

BADGE DROP #4

Downtown DiscovererMalletts Creek CollectorPittsfield PerambulatorTraverwood TraverserWestgate WayfarerC is For Cookie#PureMichiganSitcom SidekicksBob's ItineraryShow Me the Money PitBurnin' on the RiverShowa OffSlow and Steady Sets the Pace!Blood MoneyElf EsteemOne In a WilliamRoos RangerVHFun

 

Or if you answered MAYBE or WHO CARES to any of the questions, well you don’t get any badges… JUST KIDDING! WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU BADGES ANYWAYS! 

YOU ALL GET BADGES!!

Thanks for pla- Wait... this weekend something weird will be appearing at the library locations. It seems to be MISCHIEVOUS, MAGICAL, and perhaps a little GOBLIN-Y? Maybe you should check it out.......

Anyways, THANKS FOR PLAYING! 

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Badge Drop #3: Ready For More!

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 12:00pm by nicole

It's Friday! Again! Time for another Summer Game Badge Drop! 

And we've really got the perfect weather for it. Just look out the window at that weather! Isn't it something?! It must be something! Surely some kind of weather is happening out there!

We're no meteorologists, but we've been looking at our weather maps and radar and funny giant balloons and right now we've got some PRECIPITOUS predictions.  This week, players, the forecast calls for a DOWNPOUR of puppets, a WINDSTORM of wild scams--and based on our debatable weathering skills--probably a SANDWICH TORNADO!! Delicious!

Wait. What's that you say?

NONE of these things are weather?

Ah.

Well, THAT'S OKAY! Because here at Summer Game Headquarters, we don't make remotely accurate weather predictions--we make BADGES! Just look down here at this forecast:

Badge Drop #3

Dynamic HensonWhatever Floats Your BoatJared's JourneyAfterlife ArtifactsThe Monster at the End of This BadgeLillie PadBeing Reuben Swede QueenTune In Next WeekRevenge at ZingermansStamps GallyStonewall Ignites

 

Get out your umbrellas, it's raining CODES! 

Learn about Michigan (and fish again!), then dab on some sunscreen and adventure into a park! Delve into some FABULOUS frauds or explore some TOMB TREASURES! Do it all! Or SOME! Or NONE! 

This game really is a choose-your-own-adventure! Just pick your path, check the weather (don't forget to dress appropriately for rain, shine, or SANDWICH TORNADO), and set out for more Summer Game!

Thanks for playing!!

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Badge Drop #2: Can't Stop, Won't Stop. We'll DROP!

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:00pm by ohheyitselle

We all know there was a LOT of excitement last week between approximately one BADGE-ILLION BADGES dropping, A2CAF, building codes, and MORE so we are going to take a much needed break. Breathe in... And breathe out... Breathe in...

Wait. 

Do you smell that?

That smell... I recognize it.

Is it Summer Game prize Roos Roast coffee? No, it's too soon for that.

Is it teen spirit? No, that's not it either. 

I got it...

IT'S THE SMELL OF POSSIBILITY, OF COURSE!!! The sun is shining, the flowers are growing, the badges are dropping, and while last weekend was HUGE, we have a FULL SUMMER ahead of FUN!!! We hit the ground running this summer and we are going to skip all that "taking a break" NONSENSE and KEEP ON RUNNING!!!

We have ALL NEW BADGES this week featuring the WEIRD, the FISHY, the SCAMDALOUS, the MOON-ISH, and MORE! 

 

Badge Drop #2

MichiweirdOrigin Sesame!Amanda's AdventuresDog Stars! Ex-travaganzaShawarm UpHoly Teamwork, Batman!Treasure at Your LeisureMan on the MoonThe King HerselfKilty as ChargedUMMA ExplorerZingermans Deli Tasting Passport Can't Miss KimUnited Way Conquer

 

We are on a ROLL! And we are going to keep rolling until AUGUST 30!!

 

So keep calm, BADGE ON, and THANKS FOR PLAYING! 

 

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Spider-Man & Pokémon: MORE BADGES FOR THE WEEKEND

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 8:52am by richretyi

Another midweek drop?! After a 42-badge release on the first day of Summer Game?! 

Two more badges tied to events you don't want to miss this weekend!

Into the SummerverseArborville Pokémon Gym Badge

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It's the BIG BOARD BADGE! Also, PINS!

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 6:08pm by eli

Welcome back, players! Here's two of those BIG POINT BADGES you certainly don't want to miss! One you can get any weekday, but the other you can only get on MONDAY JUNE 17th and MONDAY JULY 15th... by coming to the monthly meeting of the AADL BOARD OF TRUSTEES and making a public comment!

Above BoardJosie's Kids

Don't miss your chance to tell YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS what you think about the LIBRARY and the SUMMER GAME! Come to the Multipurpose Room in the basement of the Downtown Library just before 7 PM on 6/17 or 7/15 to make your public comment (3 minutes max, but you can say whatever you want!) and earn this VALUABLE BADGE!

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Badge Drop #1: Look! A Badge-illion Badges!

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00pm by nicole

It's FRIDAY, and that means it's time for a Summer Game BADGE DROP! 

If you've played before, you're probably shouting, "At NOON?? So SOON!" We know. It's wild. This Summer we'll be doing our darnedest to bring you badges by 12PM SHARP--or at least SHARP-ISH. Like a butter knife trying its hardest!

These badges we're rolling out have traveled the globe, so they're pretty WELL-ROUNDED and all oh-so-different--just the way we like it! They're WORLDLY and WORDY and full of clues and hints to help you pick a destination and ARRIVE IN POINTS TOWN!

And since we can't help ourselves, we're making things BIGGER and BETTER than ever! In fact, this may be our BIGGEST BADGE DROP POST EVER!

Like, of all time.

(Seriously. It's so many.)

Badge Drop #1

Fine Feathered FriendMI MichiganTodd's Travels! PB&YAYWatson Up, Doc?Fortune and GloryLet's Rock, Woodstock!C'est No MoreWhat A WreckBand CampPants On FyreZingerman's BakedZingermans Creamed Spot TheRideRide TheRideRack In ActionTheRide StuffSweet Spot SweetwatersKerrytown ConstitutionalA2CAF Megafan 2019A2CAF Alley Catcher 2019Pop On OverHappy CamperTop PlayerFan Of JapanMusic MakerSuper FoodieMixer UpperSew GoodBar HopperArt StarterStorytellerLittle GemFree Tinker

 

WOW. That's a lotta badges.

Each one is a MINIATURE MAP to some kind of fun! Travel to A2 Comic Arts Festival this Saturday and Sunday, and collect codes while you chat about comics! Learn about sandwiches or treasure hunters or your lovable Mitten State! Find codes in restaurants! Or on bike racks! Or spot them as you "achoo!" your way through a park!

All that fun will earn you POINTS! And starting July 12th, your totally-pretend points can be exchanged for TOTALLY REAL PRIZES from the Summer Game Shop--where points are CURRENCY and all sales are FINAL!

We know! It's a lot to take in. You can play the Summer Game from anywhere, and with the WHOLE WIDE WORLD as your playground, where on earth do you START? Well, why not start with our GETTING STARTED badge series! 

So, are you absolutely itching to see what's out there? Are you ready for adventure? YES, YOU ARE! Grab a compass, pick a direction, and get GOING! 

Thanks for playing!!