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SHOP DROP: Patches, Buttons, and finally.... COFFEE!

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 6:54pm by eli

It's the moment you've been waiting for! Our amazing ROOS ROAST SUPER SUMMER GAME BLEND is finally available! Only the freshest beans are bagged up weekly to fill our orders; you won't get free coffee from a library ANY FRESHER THAN THIS!

ALSO! We've got the return of some VERY RARE items that only you TRUE S.G. O.G.s are going to recognize; it's the return of VINTAGE LIBRARY BUTTONS to the SUMMER GAME SHOP! Plus a surprise AADL APOLLO AT 50 Patch! Astounding!

Pink Fish ButtonAADL Library of the Year ButtonAADL Apollo at 50 Patch

Stay tuned for a HUGE Shop Drop next Friday August 2, and don't forget that LIVE POINTS AUCTION coming up at the Game Over Gala on August 31st! Have fun and THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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Badge Drop #7: Badge Buffet

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:00pm by SaraP

It's been a wild ride out there since our last badge drop. We had our FAIR SHARE of Art Fair, a HEALTHY HELPING of 100 degree heat, and a slice of humidity pie that was basically the WHOLE PIE. All of it served up with a sizable dollop of severe thunderstorms and power outages long enough to rot all the food in our fridges. Oh and a downtown car fire for dessert.

That's it, SUMMER. We're THROUGH. We're THROWING IN THE TOWEL (after we wring all our sweat and tears out of it). You can take your rainbows and your unicorns and...

OMG WAIT. The POWER is BACK ON. And so is the GAME! And we're starving from lack of well-stocked refrigerators! And speaking of fire, we've lit this whole thing on fire with a SMORGASBORD of EDIBLE BADGES to feed your Summer Game soul!


World of Sesame Wasabi Bites
You've got Fishmail Stix

Soups and Salads:
Historic Michigan Salad w/ Cherries and Bleu Cheese
Romanov Rumpus Salad w/ Russian Dressing
Ark Fin Soup

Mer-Mayday Filet
Sloppy Joe My Goodness Sliders
Get Your Rec on Rye

Berry Madoff Blintz
Joke Jam Cobbler


What's that you say? You want regular old badges made of POINTS and NOT FOOD??? Ah. Ok. Sorry folks, we were so hungry we forgot what's what. SOOOOO.....let's try this again.

We've lit this whole 100% INEDIBLE BADGE DROP on fire with THESE sizzling selections...

Badge Drop #7:

World of SesameHistoric Michigan!You've got Fishmail! Joe My GoodnessMer-MaydayWherefore Ark Thou?Romanov Rumpus Madoff Like A BanditJoke JamsGet Your Rec On!

We, at Summer Game central, are here to take your orders (at least, your prize shop orders) and serve up ALL of this week's badges!!! Go forth, dear players, and GOBBLE THEM UP!!!

But before you do, let us gather round this humble feast and say "THANK YOU for PLAYING!"


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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



C as in COOL

I as in IS THIS RIGHT???




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! 


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! 


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.......


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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?


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...


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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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