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Apr
28
Sun
Demo Day: Tiny Towns @ Greenfield
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learn a new game at this free learn-to-play event!

Our event runner, Will, will be running demos of Tiny Towns from 11AM to 4PM, so stop in anytime and give the game a try.

About Tiny Towns
You are the mayor of a tiny town in the forest in which the smaller creatures of the woods have created a civilization hidden away from predators. This new land is small and the resources are scarce, so you take what you can get and never say no to building materials. Cleverly plan and construct a thriving town, and don’t let it fill up with wasted resources! Whoever builds the most prosperous tiny town wins!

In Tiny Towns, your town is represented by a 4×4 grid on which you will place resource cubes in specific layouts to construct buildings. Each building scores victory points (VPs) in a unique way. When no player can place any more resources or construct any buildings, the game ends, and any squares without a building are worth -1 VP. The player with the most VP wins!

-description from publisher

May
11
Sat
Battletech: Learn-to-Play @ Mayfair
May 11 @ 2:00 pm

Climb inside the giant fighting machines of the 31st century. Veteran mechwarrior Barrister Glenn will be taking you through your first battle in this world of constant warfare.

About the Game
The BattleTech board game simulates combat between various military vehicles in the thirty-first century. The king of the battlefield is the BattleMech, but a myriad of other military units bring additional fun to any game, from combat vehicles to infantry to aerospace units and more.

BattleTech is much more than a board game, set amidst a vibrant fictional universe and the valiant struggles of its dynamic human characters.

Jun
1
Sat
International Tabletop Day 2019 @ Bayshore, Greenfield, Mayfair and Oak & Shield
Jun 1 all-day

The Tabletop Day Schedule of Events is Now Live!

Friends, Gamers, Champions—Lend me your dice!

International Tabletop Day draws near! On June 1, gamers across the globe will come together as a community to celebrate and share our passions—by playing more games!

Board Game Barrister is getting in on the fun with an all-day schedule of events and free open gaming for those who want to spend the day exploring our wall of demo games.

So get in on the fun, discover some great new games, and maybe you’ll walk away with some goodies and promos for your favorites.

Tabletop Day at the Pub!
Thanks to the mysterious forces of fate, our Oak & Shield Pub will have been open for 56 weeks without hosting a Tabletop Day. Let’s change that! Oak & Shield will be in full gaming mode with an entire day of events, food, drink, patio games, and more!

 

Call for Event Runners
Bring your passions to the table! This is your chance to spread the love for your favorite games and find folks to play with. Worker placement, deck-building, roleplaying, party games, bluffing, miniatures and social deduction games—whatever you want to play on the international holiday for our favorite hobby!

(Oh, and did I mention? You’ll get MVP points for every game you host!)

Choose one or more games to host from the Tabletop Day games list.

 

Prefer to play games rather than run them?
Brilliant! Playing games is what International Tabletop Day is all about, and we’ll have plenty of event runners looking for players to fill their tables! Stop in and celebrate the tabletop games you love surrounded by your fellow gamers, all day at the Board Game Barrister locations in Bayshore, Greenfield, Mayfair and the Oak & Shield Pub!

Jun
15
Sat
Free RPG Day 2019 @ Mayfair
Jun 15 all-day

Join us at Mayfair Mall on June 15, and jump in on some FREE RPG action—all Saturday!

We’ll be roleplaying from open to close, with a full schedule of RPG events run by Barristers and members of the community.

Want to add your RPG session to the schedule?
If there’s a roleplaying game you want to run, or a campaign you’ve been meaning to test, this is your chance!
Let us know about your roleplaying session by stopping into any Board Game Barrister location, or by filling out this quick form. We’ll get you on our schedule for the day, and make sure you get a chunk of MVP points for your time.

The Schedule below will be updated before June 15. Check back for more events, and to confirm your event times!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can’t wait for the big day, and we’ll see you out on the tables!

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Jun
29
Sat
Learn-to-Play: Principle Dilemma @ Bayshore
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for this learn-to-play event, and play the upcoming game of decisions and deceit: Principle Dilemma

We’ll be running demos of this thoughtful and hilarious game between 1:00PM and 3:00PM, so stop in anytime!

About Principle Dilemma
Principle Dilemma is an intellectual card game which aims to give each player the opportunity to use their creative thinking and moral compass to delve deeper into their own minds, thoughts, and discomforts, as well as those of their opponents.

Make tough ethical decisions, and play Deceit cards to make other players’ reconsider the decisions they’ve made.

Every game ends with the same two results:

  1. The players learned something about themselves, and something about those they were playing with.
  2. They couldn’t wait to play again.

 

Learn-to-Play—Star Wars: Outer Rim @ Greenfield
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

“Far from the shadows of Coruscant’s skyscrapers lies the dangerous Outer Rim. To many citizens, the galaxy’s edge represents a hive of scum and villainy that is better left ignored. But to the scoundrels of the galaxy, the Outer Rim represents the opportunity to become a legend.”

Join Barrister Jeremy for this learn-to-play event, and make your mark in the Star Wars galaxy as a smuggler, mercenary, or even a bounty hunter in Outer Rim!

More about Outer Rim
In Outer Rim, you and your fellow players will take on the roles of outlaws on the fringes of society and set out to make your mark on the galaxy. You’ll travel the Outer Rim in your personal ship, hire legendary Star Wars characters to join your crew, and vie to cement your place in the legends of the Star Wars galaxy!

Jul
13
Sat
GlennCon 2019 @ Greenfield
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Welcome to Board Game Barrister’s annual
free-to-attend, tabletop gaming weekend!

The GlennCon 2019 Schedule of Games is LIVE!

Taking place July 13-14 at Board Game Barrister–Greenfield, GlennCon 2019 will gather gamers from near and far for two jam-packed days of games, games and more games! Spend your weekend outwitting opponents, waging epic wars and teaming up to overcome cooperative challenges.

Attending GlennCon is completely free. So stop by, explore our shelves of game demos, learn new games from the people who know them best and settle in for a weekend to remember.

The fun begins Saturday morning and will continue through Sunday afternoon.

GlennCon Hours:
Saturday, July 13: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, July 14: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Events Schedule
GlennCon features a full weekend of special events featuring amazing games, and hosted by people who love those games—like yourself!

Visit the GlennCon 2019 Schedule of Games!

Host an Event for your Favorite Game!
If you would like to run one of your favorite games at GlennCon, we’d love to have you! Let us know what you’d like to play that day on this form, and be sure to mention that you’re submitting an event for GlennCon.

Oct
26
Sat
Day of Deduction: Learn-to-Play Double Feature @ Mayfair
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Time to do some sleuthing and deducing!

Join us for this free learn-to-play event, and prepare yourself for a Day of Deduction.

New players welcome! Your event host, Glenn, will teach the rules of these games and answer questions as we play.

More about Detective Club
Detective Club is a social deduction party game featuring beautiful, surreal artwork and intriguing player interactions! Each round, one player secretly writes a word in all-but-one of the other players’ notebooks. The player who does not know the word is the Conspirator this round. All players then take turns playing cards they feel best represent the word. When the word is revealed at the end of the round, each player explains why their cards make sense with the word. The player who didn’t know the word will have to quickly come up with an explanation in order to not be detected!

More about Trapwords
Your task seems simple. You are given a word, and you need your teammates to guess it. But the other team has already seen your word, and they have made a list of “trapwords” that you can’t say. You don’t know what’s on their list. And there’s a time limit. If you succeed, you advance to higher levels with more trapwords and additional challenges!

Oct
27
Sun
Learn-to-Play: Arkham Horror @ Mayfair
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Our October of spooky board gaming continues with an afternoon of Arkham Horror!

Join us for this free learn-to-play event, and attempt to prevent the arrival of the Ancient Ones that wish to enslave or destroy the human race.

New players welcome! Your event host, Glenn, will teach the rules of the game and answer questions as we play.

More about Arkham Horror
The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties, and a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time. Occult rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed; before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion.

Arkham Horror is a cooperative game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, throwing extradimensional horrors into an early 20th century setting. Find out more here.

You and your fellow investigators must stand against the horrors threatening to tear this world apart. Will you prevail?

 

Nov
2
Sat
Learn-to-Play: Tiny Towns & Cartographers @ Mayfair
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for great Learn-to-Play weekends in November!

This time is Tiny Towns and Cartographers.

New players always welcome! Your Barrister host will teach the rules before we begin and provide guidance during gameplay.

More about Tiny Towns
You are the mayor of a tiny town in the forest. This new land is small and the resources are scarce, so you take what you can get and never say no to building materials. In Tiny Towns, your town is represented by a 4×4 grid on which you will place resource cubes in specific layouts to construct buildings. When you’re the active player, you select a resource for everyone to place next, but when the next player goes, they’ll be selecting what you place next.

More about Cartographers
Queen Gimnax has ordered the reclamation of the northern lands. As a cartographer in her service, you are sent to map this territory, claiming it for the Kingdom of Nalos.  In Cartographers, players compete to earn the most reputation stars by the time four seasons have passed. Each season, players draw on their map sheets and earn reputation by carrying out the queen’s edicts before the season is over. The player with the most reputation stars at the end of winter wins.