Award Winning Radio

May 6, 2018

One of the most-fun things I get to do is be “the voice” of the Board Game Barrister on the radio.  I’ve recorded fun spots for contests, supported public radio on WUWM (I don’t get to record these myself, alas), …

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May the 4th be Oak & Shield

April 11, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
The Oak & Shield Gaming Pub shall have its grandest of openings on the fourth day of May.

Or, put another way:  May the Fourth be Oak & Shield.

Ok, maybe that’s being too kitschy about …

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Criminal Background Check Policy

February 7, 2018

Here’s some behind-the-scenes discussion on the always-riveting topic of criminal background checks.

One of our publisher partners recently laid out some requirements stating that all stores who run certain types of events for them must conduct criminal background checks.  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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The NEW Barrister Wish Lists

May 19, 2015

The Board Game Barrister’s infamous owner has done it again! Another tool to make shopping easier for customers as well as well wishers. You know that feeling when you walk into our store looking for something specific and you end …

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Board Game Barrister – South Milwaukee

January 8, 2015

Nearly thirty-nine years ago, in February 1976, Gary and Bonnee Lugauer moved their carpet business from West Allis to 1007 Milwaukee Avenue in downtown South Milwaukee. They opened their doors and their floors as South Milwaukee Carpet and Vinyl. The …

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Staff Mulligan Tokens

August 6, 2014

There seems to be a phenomenon in the workplace – in all workplaces – when you’ve just finished Doing the Thing you’re supposed to do. The moment you lean back for one second, sure enough, the Boss walks by and …

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Whatever Happened to Avalon Hill?

January 22, 2013

At the Board Game Barrister, we often get requests for games by specific game publishers. One of the most common requests is for Avalon Hill games.

Technically, Avalon Hill closed its doors in 1998. Yet, we still have Avalon Hill …

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Melissa & Doug: Awesome Toy Company

March 4, 2012

Melissa & Doug: Awesome Toy Company

Melissa and Doug make some really great, high quality toys that are perfect for fun both inside and outside. If you haven’t seen how cool Melissa and Doug toys are just stop by, we have a lot of them. In …

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