Category Archives: SPLI Events

MK8 Wheelin’ and Happy Mealin’ at McDonalds!

A new SPLI event has just been announced!!

WHEN: Sunday – 5/7 from 3PM to 5PM
WHERE: McDonald’s Mansion – 2045 Jericho Tpke New Hyde Park, NY 11040

RSVP HERE NOW!!! Info from our Facebook Event page…

Did you know that there are new SUPER MARIO Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s?? You know what that means…

ITS TIME FOR SPLI TO INVADE THE MCMANSION ONCE AGAIN!

Bring some cash to buy happy meal toys and some french fries (or whatever you want to eat lol), and bring your Nintendo Switch or 3DS system for some Mario Kart gaming! We’ll have MK 8 Deluxe for Switch and MK7 for 3DS on hand for some racing and battle action! Bring your favorite controller if you’re a picky racer! 😛

Meet us at the McDonald’s Mansion on Jericho Tpke in New Hyde Park! We’ll be upstairs in the PARTY ROOM! Woooot! See ya there!

StreetPass Game Show – Got Ideas?!

After doing three iterations of the StreetPass Game Show so far, we need as many ideas as we can get for Survey Questions! Since you wonderful people on the internet are so creative, we thought we’d open up the suggestion box to the public!

Please keep in mind that the StreetPass Game Show is NOT A QUIZ SHOW! We do not want questions that are directly trivia. StreetPass Game Show uses the “Family Feud” format, and are primarily opinion questions (for example: “Why does Bowser REALLY keep kidnapping Princess Peach?”), or questions that could have several correct answers (for example: “Name a purple Pokemon”). You can submit as many questions as you like, however please note that not all questions will be used. If you need some inspiration, check out this recap from the PAX South Game Show!

Ideally we are looking for questions about the Nintendo Switch, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Pokemon and Retro Nintendo questions. If you have any ideas, please submit the form below! Thanks for your help!!

StreetPass Game Show at PAX East 2017!

If you were at PAX East 2017, then chances are you might have heard about the StreetPass Game Show! On March 10th (yes – on MAR10 Day!!) we held our 3rd iteration of the StreetPass Game Show! The game show first debuted at Eternal Con, hosted by the SPLI crew in June 2016. Then members of the team took the game show on the road for PAX South 2017, and then off to Boston’s PAX East! We’re on a roll!

In case you aren’t familiar, the StreetPass Game Show is made BY the fans and FOR the fans! We surveyed the StreetPass community and got the top answers to wacky Nintendo-related questions (such as, “Which Smash Bros. character punches like your grandmother?”). Then we tabulate the results and organize a “Family Feud” format game show, where contestants guess the top answers! We even used 1-2 Switch’s “Quick Draw” mini-game as a buzzer each round. It was a blast!

The StreetPass Game Show is fun because it has the two phases (the survey and the actual game show) which allows a lot more people to participate! We plan to apply for future opportunities to present the StreetPass Game Show at events, so be sure to follow our Facebook Page and Facebook Group for the latest news.

Below, please enjoy some photos from the StreetPass Game Show! We had a strong Team Skull presence at this game show… don’t worry, they did not steal any of the prizes (or anyone’s Pokemon)!

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Holiday Party Tournament Rules

The SPLI Holiday Party is SUNDAY 12/18 starting at 4PM at AON Gaming! (RSVP here if you haven’t already!)

We’ve announced a lot of fun activities, including TWO Tournaments! Now is the time to share the format and rules for the tournaments, so read on for all the details!

Amiibo Only Tournament

Ever since Amiibo figures hit store shelves, SPLI has been one of the few groups on Long Island to run “Amiibo Only Tournaments.” Since it’s been a few months since our last tournament, we decided to bring it back for the Holiday Party!

Amiibo Only Tournament Holiday Party Ruleset:

  • Level 50 Amiibo recommended
  • Doubles format: teams of 2 amiibo vs. 2 amiibo
  • 3 Stock
  • 5 min time limit
  • Stages: Battlefield or Miiverse (competitors decide on omega)
  • Tournament format based on number of participants
  • 1st Place Prize: Musical Master Sword Amiibo Stand

Don’t have 2 amiibos to battle with? No worries – SPLI will provide ‘rental’ amiibo that you can borrow, while supplies last.

Pokémon Sun and Moon Tournament

The latest installments in the Pokémon series are Sun and Moon, and the games introduce a new battle style: The Battle Royal! We thought it would be fun to try out this new format for the Holiday Party! If you need some tips on this new battle format, check out this guide!

Battle Royal Holiday Party Ruleset:

  • Pokémon Sun/Moon required
  • Level 50 Pokémon recommended
  • Special Pokémon: Banned
  • Tournament format based on number of participants
  • 1st Place Prize: Eevee Knit Beanie

If you have any questions about the rulesets, please feel free to contact us! Remember, while tournament participation is encouraged, it’s definitely not required. All we want is for everyone to have a great time and collect StreetPass tags!

StreetPass Meetup Panel

StreetPass Long Island made a surprise announcement this morning! We will be hosting the StreetPass Meetup Panel at Winter Con NY this Saturday, December 3rd! Find us at 4pm in the Panel Room! RSVP to our event page so we know you’ll be there!

Our casual panel will consist of lots of StreetPass tags, chatting about the latest Nintendo games, speculation about the upcoming Nintendo Switch next year, and of course we’ll be playing some Pokemon Sun and Moon too!

Here’s a description of the panel from the Winter Con website:

Did you bring your Nintendo 3DS system to Winter Con? Are you looking for StreetPass tags? Would you like to battle against other players in the new Pokemon Sun and Moon? Join the StreetPass Meetup Panel, hosted by StreetPass Long Island! Come to our panel to hype about the Nintendo Switch, chat about your favorite games, learn whats new in the gaming community, and of course to get some StreetPass tags!

http://nywintercon.com/index.php/features/panels-and-programing

Tickets are required to attend! Don’t forget your 3DS!

SPLI Holiday Party 2016

StreetPass Long Island is getting in the holiday spirit! We’re hosting a Holiday Party on December 18th at AON Gaming!

At our party, we will be playing lots of fun Nintendo games (as usual) but we are adding some festive activities! For the first time, we’re going to do a SPLI Yankee Swap! (Read up on the rules for the Yankee Swap here.) Bring a wrapped “Mystery Box” worth $10-$20 and see what you gift you take home at the event!

If you have any used video games lying around, please bring them to our Used Game Drive benefiting Operation Supply Drop! We will not discriminate – please feel free to donate games from any video game system! As long as your used games are still working, please consider donating them to our Used Game Drive to help a troop overseas have a brighter holiday.

More Holiday Party activities will be announced as the event approaches, so be sure to RSVP on our Event Page to get the latest information! We can’t wait to see you there!

Holiday Party: Yankee Swap Rules!

To get in the holiday spirit, SPLI will be hosting a Yankee Swap at our Holiday Party at AON Gaming! (Click here to RSVP on our event page and get all the party info!)

For those who haven’t played before, Yankee Swap is a fun way to get a mystery holiday gift! If you aren’t familiar with how Yankee Swap (also known as White Elephant) works, check out these general rules here.

Since we’re gamers, of course we’re going to use a CUSTOM GIFTING RULESET! Check out SPLI’s Yankee Swap Rules:

  • Participation is optional, but you must bring a gift if you want to participate.
  • Gift value should be between $10 – $20.
  • GIFT MUST BE WRAPPED.
  • No gift cards or cash!
  • Nothing USED please!!! (Would you want to receive a dingy old used plush as a gift? No? Neither would anyone else lol!)
  • You are not allowed to choose the gift you bought during the Swap round!

How It Works:

  • Player 1 selects a gift from the pile, opens it, and shows it to everyone.
  • Each player after player 1 can either pick an unopened gift from the pile, or choose a gift to steal from another player.
  • If a gift is stolen from you, you get to either pick an unopened gift from the pile, or choose a gift to steal from another player. However, you cannot steal back a gift if it was stolen from you during that same round.
  • Each gift can only be stolen 3 times total. After that, it is considered “locked” and can no longer be stolen.
  • At the end of the game, player 1 can choose to either hold on to their gift, or swap it with any gift that is not locked.

In addition, we will be collecting USED GAMES to donate to Operation: Supply Drop! This charity accepts used games and consoles and sends them to our troops overseas for a bit of escape from their difficult jobs. For more information accepted donations for Operation: Supply Drop, please visit their donation list here! Please consider bringing a donation for OSD in addition to participating in the SPLI Yankee Swap!

Got questions? Comment on our blog, or visit our event page on Facebook! We’re here to help!

Pokemon Sun & Moon Launch Party

Pokemon trainers have been waiting all year for the launch of the newest games – Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon! The release date is finally upon us, on November 18th. To celebrate this highly anticipated game, SPLI is throwing a Pokemon Sun and Moon Launch Party!

Join us at AON Gaming for a party celebrating the new games on Sunday, November 20th starting at 4PM! We encourage everyone to come join us to battle and trade Pokemon, get StreetPass tags and make new friends!

If you don’t play Pokemon, that’s ok too! We can play other multi-player games such as the new Mario Party: Star Rush, Animal Crossing: Welcome Amiibo, Mario Kart 7, Tetris, Smash Bros. and more!

DATE: Sunday, November 20th

TIME: 4PM – 7PM

WHERE: AON Gaming – Deer Park, NY

RSVP: Click here for our Event Page on Facebook

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Tournament Rules

Is your costume ready? The SPLI Halloween Party at AONGaming is coming up THIS SUNDAY 10/30! We hope to see you there! Here’s what you need to know about the Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Tournament!

What You Need: A Nintendo 3DS system. Game cartridge not required! (Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon supports download play!)

Rules:

  • Specific ruleset (# of people on teams, etc.) will depend on attendance
  • Game: Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Mode: Scare Scraper (download play) Hunter Mode
  • Top 2 players from each round will progress in the tournament

Prize:

Yes there will be a prize! We can’t tell you what it is (what would be the fun in that??) but we CAN tell you that it’s a 3DS game!

SPLI Halloween Party

StreetPass Long Island has been buzzing the past few days with the recent release of the Pokemon Sun and Moon Demo, as well as the news of the upcoming Nintendo Switch!

That means there’s no better time to get together with fellow Nintendo fans! Luckily, SPLI is hosting a HALLOWEEN PARTY on Sunday, 10/30 starting at 4pm! Our party is going to be at AONGaming in Deer Park, NY. RSVP to our event page for the most up-to-date party info!

Here’s some of the fun Halloween Festivities you can expect to find at our party:

  • Costume Contest
  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
  • NintendoLand: Luigi’s Ghost Mansion
  • Mario Party 8: Haunted Trail
  • Spirit Camera
  • Bring Your Own Spooky Games Too!!
  • TRICKS AND TREATS
  • Pokemon Go Halloween Photo Contest

You may have noticed not one but TWO contests listed here! We already announced the rules for the Pokemon Go Halloween Photo Contest, but you can view them here.

Costume Contest Rules:

You must be attending the party to enter! Nintendo costumes are NOT required but certainly encouraged! SPLI Founder Gluxbox will be judging. The winner will be announced approximately 6pm, to allow as many people as possible to enter. To be entered, simply speak to a SPLI Admin at the event!

Got Scary Games?? Feel free to bring them! AONGaming has lots of Nintendo consoles that we can use. Don’t forget your 3DS for StreetPasses and to play Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon!