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Feb
14
Thu
Be My Player 2—Valentines Weekend + Wildly Inappropriate Game Night @ Oak & Shield Pub
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day


Celebrate Valentines on Thursday, Friday or Saturday—or all three! We’ve got a trio of super-romantic days planned.

Not feeling it this year? Avoid the hell out of all that lovey-dovey crap from behind the walls of our fortress of irreverence—at Wildly Inappropriate Game Night in the downstairs lounge!

Valentines Specials

Plan a memorable night out—our upstairs dining room will be transformed into a romantic tavern.

Treat that special someone to a three-course dinner from our Valentines Menu of delectable, never-before-seen specials. Enjoy your dinner alongside a glass of wine, or one of our tasty Valentines cocktails.
(Standard Oak & Shield lunch/dinner menu items will also be available)

Our usual Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz will still be held on Thursday, so…

Reservations are highly recommended. Make yours now.

Planning to pop a special question?
Let us know! We’ll help make your moment even more memorable.

 

Great Games for Two—Available in our Library

Love Letter   Targi
Lost Cities   Ninja Taisen
Kingdomino   Niya
Hive   Brave Rats
Roll for It!   The Builders
Karuba The Card Game   Onirim
The Fox in the Forest Patchwork
Codenames Duet Unlock!

Wildly Inappropriate Game Night

“We are going to ruin Valentine’s Day for these nice people.”

Retreat to the darkness inside your heart and refuse to celebrate made-up, non-holidays with an irreverent game night! We’ll laugh, we’ll cry from laughing too hard, and most of all—we’ll avoid all things heart-shaped, pink, cutesy, or otherwise vomiting inducing.

(Plus, be sure to check out the secret sutra wall in all of its bawdy magnificence!)

Wildly Inappropriate Games Available

The Voting Game Dirty Minds
What Do You Meme? Hot Seat
Who’s Most Likely To… Deadpool vs. The World
Cards Against Humanity DrunkQuest
Never Have I Ever That Was Awkward
God Hates Charades Privacy
That Dirty (blank)-ing Card Game
Feb
17
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Class) @ Greenfield
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Welcome to Barristerberg Adventurers Academy!

This mythical and magical place is where young adventurers begin their journeys and build lifelong knowledge of how to be a great Dungeons & Dragons player.

Dungeons & Dragons isn’t just about tracking statistics and defeating imaginary dragons. The real fun of the game is in telling a communal story, cheering when your teamwork pays off, and laughing when everything goes wonky.

 

Class Event
This D&D “class” will prepare young players to join in on any of our D&D for Kids adventures in the future.

Stick around for a same-day adventure at 4:00PM, February 17!

Tier 1 Event
This “Tier 1” event will focus solely on the fundamentals of Dungeons & Dragons gameplay. Participants will learn the essentials of:

  • Choosing an adventuring class and race (elf, dwarf, gnome, human, etc) for their character;
  • Listening to descriptions of the story world and making choices for their characters;
  • Interacting with the Dungeon Master’s story world and the characters it contains;
  • Basic rules of adventuring and fighting (Example: Roll a die and add your attack value to see if you hit this goblin);
  • Acting in turn so that the whole group participates.

A “trimmed” portion of the Dungeons & Dragons rules will be used during this gameplay session. To continue learning the complete D&D ruleset, also join us for our Tier 2 and Tier 3 events.

About your Dungeon Master
Chris has been playing Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games since 1981. For many years, he has run events in Board Game Barrister stores, at official conventions, and at home. Chris has published several pieces in third-party roleplaying books and has written numerous adventures and campaigns.

Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (Adventure) @ Greenfield
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Your training is complete and it’s time to begin your life of action and adventure in Dungeons & Dragons!

Together, we’ll tell an amazing story about your character’s heroic choices and amazing quests. All game materials will be provided, but players wishing to bring their own dice or a miniature representing their hero may do so.

Important:
Players who have not yet graduated from Barristerberg Adventuring Academy will first want to attend our D&D for Kids Class event earlier that same day!

 

Adventure Event
This D&D “adventure” will allow young players to use the knowledge they learned in the academy to tell a story as a group and accomplish great deeds!

Tier 1 Event
This “Tier 1” event will focus solely on the fundamentals of Dungeons & Dragons gameplay. Participants will utilize the essentials of:

  • Listening to descriptions of the story world and making choices for their characters;
  • Interacting with the Dungeon Master’s story world and the characters it contains;
  • Basic rules of adventuring and fighting (Example: Roll a die and add your attack value to see if you hit this goblin);
  • Acting in turn so that the whole group participates.

A “trimmed” portion of the Dungeons & Dragons rules will be used during this gameplay session. To continue learning the complete D&D ruleset, also join us for our future Tier 2 and Tier 3 events.

About your Dungeon Master
Chris has been playing Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games since 1981. For many years, he has run events in Board Game Barrister stores, at official conventions, and at home. Chris has published several pieces in third-party roleplaying books and has written numerous adventures and campaigns.

Feb
21
Thu
RPG Roulette: Numenera @ Mayfair
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome to the Ninth World, and to Numenera.

Join Game Master Anthony for a mini campaign on Thursdays through all of February!

New players are always welcome! We’ll be starting with brand new characters and covering the basics of the game before we begin.

About the Game
Numenera takes place on Earth, well sort of. One billion years have passed and nine eras have come and gone—great cities, alien races, machine dynasties—all have risen to power, made sweeping changes to the planet’s people, its structure and its atmosphere. And all have fallen, leaving the planet a shell for the next to fill in.

It would be error to refer to you as a true human, and yet human is how you think of yourself. A resourceful wanderer in a landscape beyond your comprehension, full of seemingly “magical” devices and technology left behind by past civilizations.

Select who you will be in this world: Are you Glaive, armed to the teeth, a master of weapons? A Nano, someone whose mind and control of themselves can even affect their surroundings? The Wright, a builder, designer, craftsman? An Arkus? Leader of people, architect of councils and towns. A Delve, destined to explore ruins that may have the chance to slay others, but never yourself? Or are you a Jack? Pulling and teasing from the other styles, touching each of their disciplines, but never mastering any yourself.

Read the first moments of the campaign here. We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz @ Oak & Shield Pub
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm

Geeks Who Drink brings the nation’s best live hosted pub quiz to Oak & Shield Gaming Pub! Join us for 8 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia.

Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away prizes for answering bonus questions and gift cards for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come down.

Prizes courtesy of O’so Brewing Company – Tap House featuring delicious beer and gift cards to Oak and Shield!

Feb
22
Fri
Magic League: Ravnica Allegiance @ Bayshore, Greenfield & Mayfair
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for a five-week Magic League, beginning Friday, February 1.

Open three packs of Ravnica Allegiance, assemble your League deck, and play as many games as you want against opponents of your choice! You’ll have an opportunity to reinforce your deck every week, and you’ll get prizes just for completing games—win or lose.

How does it work?
When you enter the league, you’ll open three packs of the new set. From the contents of those boosters and basic lands provided by the store, you’ll then build a 30-card (minimum) deck.

From there, play single-game matches. Each player gets one free mulligan.

Play anyone during the course of the league and as many games as you like—there is no limit on total games. Just try not to play the same person twice in a row. League games may be played any time, but must be played at the Board Game Barrister location where you joined the league.

Track your games: We will have League Record sheets available, to be filled out by you and signed by a Barrister after every game played.

This league does not exclude you from playing in Friday Night Magic or other events. If you want to buy into the league and play some games between or after your matches, you’re more than welcome.

This league will continue through Friday, March 1.

Late entrants welcome!
Players in this league need not be present every league Friday in order to participate. If you miss the first week, you can enter in a later week. By the same token, if you miss any week after the first, you may resume your league play where you left off.

Need Reinforcements?
You may purchase one pack per week to add to your card pool and deck. Each new week begins on League Friday.
OR
Lose three games, and you can purchase another pack to add to your deck.

Prizes

  • Upon entering the league, you’ll receive three packs of Ravnica Allegiance and a *League Deck Box.
    • *Deck boxes are provided for some sets, but not for others.
  • Play 5+ games over the course of the league, win or lose, will receive a pack of Board Game Barrister art sleeves.
  • Play 10+ games, and you’ll receive this season’s Foil League Promo: Gate Colossus
  • Plays 20+ games over the course of the league will receive a pack of full art and/or foil promos.
Feb
23
Sat
Standard Showdown: Ravnica Allegiance @ Bayshore, Greenfield & Mayfair
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master Ravnica Allegiance!

This event series will take place over 8 Saturdays.

We will not host a Standard Showdown event on February 16, for Ravnica Weekend!

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win packs, as well as special 4-card Standard Showdown boosters!

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won. The Top 8 players will take home a Showdown booster, and first place gets an additional Showdown booster!

Each Showdown booster contains four cards:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare cards from a currently legal Standard set
  • 2 foil card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set
X-Wing: Hyperspace 101 @ Greenfield
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to Hyperspace 101!

This introductory tournament is intended to give players a firmer understanding of Hyperspace rules and tournament gameplay.

We will discuss tournament structures, pairings and other important information, while playing a casual tournament at a comfortable pace.

Registration: 1:00PM
Event Start: 1:30PM

New and experienced players are welcome!

Players should do their best to bring a squad adhering to the Hyperspace squad building rules on the X-Wing Squad Builder.

Prizes for this event will come from the X-Wing Deluxe Wave 1 kit, including extended art Proton Torpedoes promos and metal charge tokens.

Feb
24
Sun
Guild Ball: Navigator’s Guild Launch Party @ Greenfield
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am

It’s time to chase that Horizon at the Navigator’s Guild Launch Party!

Registration: 11:15am
Event Start: 11:30am

This guild looks to chart the pitch under the watchful eye of the Fisherman’s Guild.

Number of Rounds: 3
Round Length: 2 Hours

Prizes for participation and sportsmanship include promo character cards, and more.

Team Construction & Gameplay Rules
This event will feature special Team Construction & Gameplay rules. Stay tuned for details!

 

KeyForge Tournament: Best of the Worst @ Mayfair
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am

Bring your least powerful deck and give it a moment of glory in this casual Best of the Worst tournament!

Registration: 11:30am
Start: Noon

Before each round begins in this Reversal variant event, you and your opponent will swap decks. This means you’ll always be playing the deck your opponent brought, and vice versa.

All players will need to bring exactly one deck for use in the event. (Decks will also be available for purchase)

Tournament Structure
We will play a number of Swiss-style rounds based on attendance.
Each round will be 30 minutes.

Tournament Prizes
Participation: Choice of House/Chain Tracker card
Top 2: Set of metal damage tokens
Winner: Wild Wormhole Playmat

One set of metal damage tokens will be awarded at random!