Meaderings: Apology

Written by Meghan Gardner In my work with Hospice, I have learned that people nearing the end of life talk most about 3 things: Their accomplishments (and if they feel open enough, their mistakes) Their loved ones Their regrets When people who are dying speak of their...

Meanderings: Peter’s Farewell

Written by Peter, Sales Manager and Hero Leader at Guard Up It is with a mix of optimism and sadness that I announce that I will be ending my role as a Guard Up instructor and manager on Sunday, April 30.  In the time I have been at Guard Up I have met incredibly...

Meanderings: The Coolest Magic Prize Ever

Your kid is sitting at a table, looking at their cards intently. It’s so quiet that you can almost hear the other player grinding their teeth out of anticipation. What is your kid’s next move? After studying their creatures and mana, they make...

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5/26 Blackwatch Adventure: Comrades

Many heroes like to think they battle alone, but you are never alone in the Nightlands. Know and protect your comrades; victory depends on all of the Blackwatch working together. Can you help your team survive? Pre-registration and costuming required for...

5/19 D&D Night: Mystery and Monsters

Join us around the table once more for more D&D mayhem. Can you survive the challenges waiting in our dungeons? Bring your dice, your characters, and your friends to find out in this 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons gaming session. For ages 8 and...

5/19 NERF Night: Reach for the Sky

Join us for a western themed blaster battle. Come in costume as a cowboy, bounty hunter, sheriff, or outlaw. Bring your NERF blaster (or use ours) and your friends to this rootin-tootin-shootin good time. Ages 8 and up. $25/person pre-registration (24 hours before...

5/12 Blackwatch Adventure: Why We Fight

We each have our own reasons for joining the Blackwatch. What drives you to fight to protect the Nightlands, and will your drive be enough to bring you victory? Pre-registration and costuming required for this interactive adventure. For ages 13-19. $30/person...

5/5 Sword Survival Night: New Challenges

Join us for our first Sword Survival Night. The battles and challenges of this evening are designed for courageous and skilled adventurers. The monsters will be imposing, and the environment will be thrilling. Can you rise to the challenge and face your fears? All...

Meanderings: Why do you do what you do?

Written by our founder, Meghan Gardner Why do you do what you do? If you don’t stop and ask yourself why you do the work you do, at least once in awhile, then you might never know if your work makes you truly happy. I try to ask myself this regularly so that I...