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Classic Shop Drop #3: Go HOME!

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:00pm by eli

It's Friday Night, who's ready to DROP SOME CLASSIC SHOP ITEMS? Well, as it happens, we are. So here's Classic Shop Drop #3, filled with things for you to use at HOME:


Water BottleLibrary pennantPizza WheelBucket with Frisbee Lid

Plus, you hardcore SUMMER GAME SHOPPERS will notice the MARKDOWNS keep on coming! Most of these items are final stock, so once they're gone, they're gone! Come back next Friday for another Classic Shop Drop... plus stay tuned to Summer Game early next week. We've got some ENTIRELY NEW ways to earn points coming imminently... and as always, THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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Badge Drop #9: Finally!! A Badge Drop Post with REAL and IMPORTANT CONTENT!

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:35pm by nicole

It's crazy to think that this time two months ago, Summer Game was just a twinkle in our eye and now we are ALL THE WAY IN at badge drop NINE!

And we know that by the time badge brop number NINE rolls around, many of you have run out of energy to read these EXCESSIVELY ENTHUSIASTIC posts! We're GRATEFUL for this, because we have almost run out of energy to WRITE these posts! We tapped our reserves of BEAR and TREE and WOOD JOKES weeks ago, but THAT'S OKAY because we know that it's incredibly unlikely that you'll even bother to glance at this OBNOXIOUSLY DENSE paragraph before you commence CLICKING FRANTICALLY through the catalog in search of CODES! We're pretty sure that by AUGUST no one will BOTHER TO CHECK whether we write real words or, for example, just a series of nonsense phrases, like LOG your UNDERWEAR! REVIEWS are WALLABIES! PANTS for CANADA!!! As long as we display the RIGHT amount of UPPER CASE ENTHUSIASM, we are ALMOST POSITIVE that no one will even NOTICE that we have said NEXT TO NOTHING in this ENTIRE POST! In fact, we hope if we keep BOMBARDING YOU with EXCLAMATION POINTS that you will simply GIVE UP on finishing this LONG-WINDED NOVELLA and HAPPILY SETTLE for a THINLY-VEILED DISTRACTION!!

Hey, look over there! It's BADGES!


Sloth Bear the AnteaterMan Oh MantisMeet Amanda! Riding ShotbunPowdered Wig PowerWanda WomanFailblazersDriving on MarsSingled Out


That's IT! I mean, we would be HAPPY to write more nonsense things for you--like, RATE your DALAI LAMA! CODES are MAYONNAISE! SHOP plus SOUP equals SHOUP!--but we are pretty sure our EXCELLENT distraction has worked and you are already in the CATALOG, searching for CODES and thinking about how ADORABLE it is that your Summer Game Makers are still bothering to write stuff in their badge drop posts AT ALL!


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What's in this week's CLASSIC SHOP DROP?

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 8:35pm by eli

Things might be sleepy in College towns in August, but the Summer Game Shop DON'T STOP! This Friday at 7 PM, we've got 4 more items for your weekly CLASSIC SHOP DROP, and they're all things for, uh, well, it's a bit of a reach, so let's say FOR THE HOME. Yes. Because these are all things that you will probably keep. In your home. Where you live. Yes. BUT WHAT THINGS? Well, we've got our final stock of the classic 2011 White Water Bottle, plus a generous quantity of the infamous purple bucket with frisbee lid! You know, just like you'd find at a home... goods... store... place... experience? Ah well. It looked so good on paper. We'll also have one of our very favorite library items, the LIBRARY PENNANT! And rounding things out, if you like cut not just the cheese, but the WHOLE PIZZA, the AADL pizza wheel will find a place in your drawer where you keep such things!

So, come back at 7 PM Friday for these new items, plus potential markdowns on items yet unsold! See you then, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 7:00pm by eli

It's Friday at 7 PM, and that means another CLASSIC SHOP DROP! We've got a handful of great toys from the DEEP and MEANINGFUL history of the Summer Game Shop for you to spend your CLASSIC SHOP BALANCE on! Plus, items from Classic Shop Drop #1 that are still available have been INCREMENTALLY MARKED DOWN! Whether you draw inferences about future events from this ocurrence is entirely up to you. (Inferences not included.) So, head over to the very bottom of the Summer Game Shop, and GET SHOPPING!


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Badge Drop #8: Let's Review!

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:45pm by Sara W

What, dear Summer Gamers, has this summer brought us? Let's review!

There's been BUNCHES of badges, PILES of points, prizes of ALL sizes, pun FUN, games with GOBLINS, and LOADS of codes!!! 

It's also brought REAMS of reviews, and next week, it will bring us something new!!!

The Review Reviewer!

This AMAZING tool will allow you - YES, YOU - to rate other players' reviews to help us determine what's HELPFUL and also to weed out the rubbish. Should we REVIEW what makes a review helpful?

Here's some sample reviews of the Summer Game:

A GOOD review:

Title: Summer Game, Heck Yes!

Review: The Summer Game is so great! I like finding codes at the branches but the badges are super fun too!

And now for a RUBBISH review:  

Title: Summer Game

Review: asdf;


Review: go0000d


Review: avocado

Here's the best review advice of all - if you're not sure if your review is good and helpful, just WRITE SOME MORE! More helps!

And now, let's get to those badges!!

Super Review MasterMega Review MasterGiga Review MasterUltra Review MasterSupreme Review MasterBeary TastyAnts Go Marching...EverywhereMeet HelenChopine BlockCoral CorralLang Story ShortWu-thless RulerDisappearing InkThe SCRAPBoxHeroes Without CapesSurf Zingerman's Deli WebTabby of the Whiskervilles

Stay tuned for a SHOP DROP this evening! We'll see you in the comments, and the reviews, and the Review Reviewer (coming next week!), and the libraries, Summer Gamers!

And as always, THANKS FOR PLAYING!!!!!!! 

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What's in this Friday's CLASSIC SHOP DROP?

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 12:19am by eli

The Classic Shop is off to a ROLLICKING start, with BAGS GALORE, and WAIT THERE'S MORE! That's right, we've got CLASSIC SHOP DROP #2 lined up for you this Friday at 7 PM, and this week is all about TOYS. We've got fidget spinners, puzzles, mazes, slinkys, even the long lost PUTTY EGG and more coming your way in limited quantities, at prices ranging from 5,000 - 40,000 points!

Also, each week, Classic Shop Items that are STILL AVAILABLE will see their prices drop a bit! So you're always welcome to hold out for a better price as Summer drags on, but remember, almost everything in the Classic Shop is our final stock of those items, so once they're gone, they're gone!

Classic Shop Drops will continue each Friday through the last day of the Game on August 31st! So stay tuned, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!

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Classic Shop Drop #1: BAGWARE!

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 7:00pm by eli

ATTENTION SUMMER GAME SHOPPERS! You've all sampled the delights of the 2018 Summer Game Shop, and you're obviously HUNGRY FOR MORE! Well, bad news, because none of the items in tonight's CLASSIC SHOP DROP are actually edible! At least, we don't recommend it. In fact, none of the items in any of the upcoming Classic Shop Drops are edible. BUT YOU'D HARDLY KNOW IT to look at these DELICIOUS CLASSIC BAGS:

2011 Square Tote BagRed AXIS Sport SackZiptop Fliptop Messenger Bag - BlueCarolyn Nowak Sketch MessengerAADL Used Canvas Tote

And starting RIGHT NOW you can buy them in the Classic Items Section of the Summer Game Shop, while supplies last! These are our final stock of these items, so there's not a lot of SUPPLY but plenty of DEMAND and you know what that means! But with all your CLASSIC POINTS from years gone by, you're in a good position to PICK A BAG and GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE!

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Badge Drop #7: Downtown

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:26pm by andrewjmac

When you need points and summertime seems so pointless you can always go DOWNTOWN!  When you need points, all the codes in the joints seem to help, I know.  DOWNTOWN.

Just look for a new badge from Vault of Midnight in the city!  Linger at the UMMA where artwork is so pretty.  HOW CAN YOU LOSE?  The points are so shiny there; you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go:

DOWNTOWN!  Things will be GREAT when you're DOWNTOWN! No finer place for sure: DOWNTOWN!  EVERYTHING'S WAITING FOR YOU!

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you, there's Stamps Gallery DOWNTOWN!  Maybe you know some little places to go to like the Art Center DOWNTOWN!

Water You Bearing At?Drag RacingMeet Julie! Locomotion CommotionStiff and DetachedHuman Body Theater Take 2Wakanda Wild SideUnfortunate UmayyadCarrying a TuneWonder WhereNASA Turns 60Framed Bear at UMMADon't Be TardisBeary Blue PeriodDraw Bridge BearOff The Starboard HowLinguist Sticks

Just come and grab the codes from Zingerman's and also Hatcher!  At the Robot Shop or Literati, you'll be a code-catcher!  Happy again!  And head to the Library.  You can forget your malaise, make summer not so lazy and go:

DOWNTOWN!  Take a quick walk around DOWNTOWN!  Where all the codes are found!  DOWNTOWN!  This joke has run aground...DOWNTOWN! DOWNTOWN! DOWNTOWN!

[Editors note: It's possible that by Badge Drop #7, the staff of the summer game have gotten a little loopy and have started to run out of dumb jokes to make in their posts.  It's also possible that this entire post can lead you to a nice bonus code if you are willing to go...well, you know.  THANKS FOR PLAYING!]

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All About the first CLASSIC SHOP DROP!

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 5:33pm by eli

Ok, so by now everybody is surely fully aware of all the changes to the way the shop works, and is delighted by the freedom and lack of anxiety therein! RIGHT? So, with the 2018 items in the shop and guaranteed in stock all summer, time to put a little shop stress back in your lives! Because it wouldn't be Summer Game without having to cancel all your Friday Night plans in August, right? RIGHT? Sorta.

So, each Friday Night, up to and including the Game Over Gala on 8/31, we will release some Classic Items you can buy with your classic points. To minimize your frettosity, each Monday we will tell you what's coming in that Friday's Classic Shop Drop.

Now, while there are no limits on Classic Shop Orders, we still ask that you SHARE NICELY with other players as extreme orders may be edited! And some of these items are SUPER RARE, and we'll be posting our final stock, so for most of these items, when they're gone, they're gone! Read on for FULL DETAILS!

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The Summer Game Shop is NOW OPEN!

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 9:56pm by eli

IT'S FINALLY HERE! The all-new 2018 SUMMER GAME SHOP! We've got 18 items for you this summer, and some big changes to how you spend your points!

1. You need SG2018 points to order the SG2018 items.
2. Each player can order up to 4 2018 items.
3. 2018 items will always be in stock during SG2018.
4. Classic points can be used to order Classic Items, mostly without limits.

If you were hoping for more than 4 items, there will be extras of the 2018 items in the 2019 Classic Shop! And very soon we'll be introducing the REAL MONEY Shop, where you can buy SG Items as gifts (or to keep) with the proceeds going right back into supporting the Summer Game Shop!

Each Monday, right here, we'll announce the following Friday's Classic Shop Drop, which will happen at 7 PM SHARP each Friday through the end of the game! We hope you love the new items and the new shop. If you'd like to know more about the what and why, check out All About the All-New Summer Game Shop.

Happy Shopping! Let us know if you have any questions, and THANKS FOR PLAYING!