Workshops & Events

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Game Playing with Blue Orange GamesBlue Orange Games

Saturday, December 7, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Flax Oakland Store 

1501 MLK Jr Way, Oakland  CA, 94612


We have a special pop-up in place now and thru the holidays featuring Blue Orange Games! This San Francisco based company has been creating award winning games since 2000. At Flax Oakland you'll find dozens of games for all ages of the family. Come play!

On December 7th a representative from Blue Orange Games will be on-hand to play games with your family and help you select the perfect game(s) for hours of entertainment. And, for this one-day only, all Blue Orange Games will be 20% off.

A few examples:

Blue Orange Games, Gobblet


Gobblet plays like Tic-Tac-Toe but with strategy and memory mixed in. This all wooden board game takes just seconds to learn but a lifetime to master. Gobble up, line up four pieces in a row and win! Elegantly designed and sustainably made, Gobblet self-stores all the playing pieces and looks attractive on display. With irresistible, fast-moving play and astonishingly simple rules, this classic Blue Orange game is a fun strategy game.

Age 7 to adult, 2 players


Blue Orange Games, Dr. Eureka

Dr. Eureka

The brilliant Dr. Eureka has important experiments for you to complete. Pick a challenge card, 3 test tubes and 6 colorful balls to solve his scientific formula. Carefully move your materials from tube to tube without dropping them, and position them as illustrated on the challenge card. This brainteasing party game can be played solitary or competitively. The high quality components and the creative concept make it a challenging game for the whole family.

Age 8+, 1-4 players


Blue Orange Games, Planet


A world is taking shape in the palm of your hands. Take on the role of super beings and compete to create perfect worlds with the ideal conditions for wildlife to flourish. In this very unique game, each player’s board is a 12-sided 3-dimensional planet core. Throughout 12 turns, select landscape tiles representing oceans, deserts, mountains or frozen lands, and arrange them on your planet to create the best ecosystems. Win Animal Cards while fulfilling your own ‘’Natural Habitat’’ objective and create the most populated planet in the universe!

Age 8 to adult, 2-4 players


Blue Orange Games, Yamslam


The travel edition of Yamslam may come in a small package but it’s loaded with big-size fun! Roll the dice up to three times. Grab the chip that matches your combination. Compete for the best chips and strategize to earn special bonuses. This travel game is a blast for kids and adults alike! The convenient tray and lid keep all the pieces in place. Take Pocket Yamslam with you anywhere for instant entertainment, from dinner parties to camping trips.

Age 8 to adult, 1-4 players



Past Workshops & Events

FLAX Pen Faire and Sale, November 16, Oakland Store

FLAX ART JAM anniversary event, November 2, Fort Mason Store

SCRAP POP-UP SHOP at FLAX Fort Mason,September 22, Fort Mason Store

"From the Fountain Pen to the Brush", An illustrated talk by Loredana Zega,September 5, Oakland Store

General Pencil Workshop, with Kathi Hanson - Ten techniques for creating WOW watercolor pencil art,August 17, Oakland Store

General Pencil Workshop, with Kathi Hanson - "You want me to do WHAT with that pencil?",August 17, Fort Mason Store

FLAX Annual KIDSFEST,July 27, Oakland Store

Augmented Reality Workshop, presented by Artivive,July 20, Oakland Store

Marabu Mixed Media Table-Top Demo, June 8, Fort Mason Store

The Semi-Annual Oakland Pen Faire & Sale,May 18, Oakland Store

Golden Acrylics A to Z Seminar, May 11, Oakland Store

Golden Acrylics A to Z Seminar, April 20, Fort Mason Store

The FLAX Art Jam,April 6, Oakland Store

Where Street Art Meets Digital Art: Nychos T-Rex mural comes to life through Augmented Reality, in partnership with ArtVive,April 5, Oakland Store

Friends of Calligraphy Presents: Julie Wildman,April 4, Oakland Store

Daniel Smith Watercolor Seminar,March 23, Oakland Store

The Friends of Calligraphy Present,Feb 21, Oakland Store

Marabu Art Crayon Make & Take,Feb 16, Oakland Store