Setting the Table: Guild Ball Mechanics

May 26, 2016

As I’ve previously written, I got into Guild Ball about two months ago and it has quickly become my game of choice. I’ve spoken with my friend, co-worker and bitter Guild Ball rival Matt about what makes Guild Ball …

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Fly Casual: A non-competitive approach to X-Wing

May 16, 2016

The X-Wing Miniatures Game is pretty great. It’s a fast-paced, deeply customizable game that is accessible enough to be appealing to almost any Star Wars fan. It can also be pretty intimidating and potentially expensive if you want to get …

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Setting the Table: Guild Ball

April 27, 2016

I belong to two pretty different groups: gamers and sports fans. For yearGuildBall1s, it’s felt like a strange and occasionally non-cohesive combination. Most of my friends belong to one but not both, frequently meaning I have to limit myself …

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Unleash your Inner Spy with these Cool New Toys

April 25, 2016

One of the benefits of working at a place like the Barrister is that you’re able to get in touch with your inner child on a regular basis without anyone thinking there’s something majorly wrong with you. Every time I …

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The Road to Tabletop Day: Mythos World

April 21, 2016

The universe is a more terrifying and gruesome place than most of your fellow humans can fathom, but you’ve seen things others haven’t, and you’ve begun to undMythosWorlderstand. Can you find a way to shine a light on the …

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After-action report: Pandemic Legacy (FULL SPOILERS)

April 15, 2016

IMG_1468After tip-toeing around directly discussing Pandemic Legacy for several blog posts, it’s time to get down to it. This is a fantastic game that’s a one of a kind experience, and I want to talk about it in all of …

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The Road to Tabletop Day: Of Drow Origin

April 13, 2016

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On April 30, gamers worldwide will celebrate the tabletop games we love during International Tabletop Day. We’ll offer free open gaming all day as well as a full schedule of pre-planned game sessions. Many of …

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Netrunner Diary: Playing the Psi Game

April 5, 2016

The fact that each side has different factions and that those factions feels distinct both mechanically and NetrunnerNoisethematically is one of my very favorite things about Netrunner. Early on, I wanted to try everything out. But as I

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New Logo and Mascot!

April 1, 2016


While I’ve always been a fan of our “Board Game Barrister” name, I must admit that it has often caused some problems.  We’ve been called “The Game Board Barrister”, the “Board Room Barrister”, the “Board Game” with nothing more, …

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X-Wing Store Championship: Breaking Down the Top 4

March 22, 2016



Saturday was the Greenfield Store Championship for the X-Wing Miniatures Game.

We had great attendance, great players, and a freshly shaken meta with the introduction of Wave VIII.

Today I’ll be talking about the best of the best, and …

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