Our 20 Favorite Board Games of 2019

November 20, 2019

Incredibly fun, new in 2019—plus our quick reference for who they’ll be “Great For”

Starting to feel the holiday shopping pressure? Let’s start crossing out names!

With this guide to our favorite board game releases from the past year, you …

Read the article

Thanksgiving Hours 2019

November 15, 2019

The holiday season is upon us! To help you plan your shopping, here are our Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday!

Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019

Greenfield: Closed All Day

Mayfair: Open 6:00pm to Midnight

North Shore: Closed

Read the article

Prime Championships

October 30, 2019

Playing in our Prime Championships in 2020? You’re in the right place for more information and pre-registration!




L5R Prime Championship
Saturday, May 9, 2020
(Legend of the Five Rings)

Read the article

North Shore Open House: Neighborhood Toy Store Day

October 21, 2019

Join us as we celebrate National Toy Store Day with an Autumn Open House event at our newest location—North Shore!

Board Game Barrister—North Shore
Saturday, November 9 • 11AM-3PM
5530 North Port Washington Road
Glendale, WI 53217

Stop in and …

Read the article

Octo-Con 2019: Schedule of Events

October 15, 2019

Welcome to the Octo-Con 2019 Schedule of Events!
Octo-Con is Saturday, October 19

Each event below has a dedicated host who is ready to answer questions and teach the game’s rules as needed. You don’t need to do any prep …

Read the article

Theros Beyond Death Prerelease Events

September 26, 2019

Play Theros Beyond Death before it’s officially released at this Magic: the Gathering prerelease event.

As a participant, you’ll be among the first to return to this enchanted plane of mythical gods and legendary heroes.

Open six booster packs, build …

Read the article

Box Pre-Orders: Throne of Eldraine

September 20, 2019

Pre-Order your Throne of Eldraine Booster Box for $119 when you pre-register for a Prerelease event at Board Game Barrister.

Your Box Pre-Order includes a Throne of Eldraine Collector Booster and Buy-a-Box Promo, while supplies last.

Pick up your box

Read the article

What’s in a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack?

Throne of Eldraine Promo Packs contain four cards each, using four slots for cards to be pulled from specific places.

  • Slot 1: Any rare or mythic rare from Throne of Eldraine, with a special Planeswalker symbol stamp on the
Read the article

Gourmet Espresso Beverages—Now Brewing at North Shore

September 18, 2019

Add a little pep to your board gaming! Gourmet lattes, cappuccinos and americanos are now permanent menu items at North Shore.

Can’t beat that game day smell: espresso, steamed milk, and freshly punched cardboard.

Drinks Menu

Caffè Latte  12oz/16oz

Read the article

Now Hiring: Holiday Barristers

September 17, 2019

Love board games and toys? Want to spread that love by talking to fellow gamers, kids, parents, grandparents, and all sorts of other bright-eyed shoppers over the holidays?

Join us for the absurdly fun madness that is a Board Game

Read the article