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Feb
24
Sun
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!

Mar
3
Sun
Gaslands Demo Day @ Mayfair
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm

Modified Hot Wheels, thrilling races, and post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem! Join us for an afternoon of Gaslands with Barrister Glenn!

New players welcome: This event is intended to introduce new players to the game’s rules and concepts, then start playing!

Description from Osprey Games:
“Shoot, ram, skid and loot your way through the ruins of civilisation with Gaslands, a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance and survival.

With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future.”

Apr
13
Sat
KeyForge Tournament: Sealed Adaptive @ Bayshore
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am

Join us for a Sealed KeyForge Tournament!

Crack open a fresh deck and play for exciting prizes from our Discovery Kit.

Registration: 11:00AM
Round One Start: 11:30AM

Adaptive Format
In the Adaptive variant, you and your opponent play best two out of three. Game one, you use your deck. Game two, you use your opponent’s deck. If there’s a third game, you bid chains for the deck that won the previous two games.

Tournament Structure
Players will be paired for three of Swiss-style rounds.
Round Length: 75 Minutes

Tournament Prizes

  • All Participants: Stun and power cards
  • 1 Win: House Card (3rd choice)
  • 2 Wins: House Card (2nd choice)
  • 3 Wins: Metal coins + House Card (1st choice)

 

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
5
Sun
KeyForge: ChainBound League @ North Shore
May 5 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to Chainbound League, your weekly opportunity to obtain valuable Æmbershards, which you may exchange for prizes at Vault Tours and any other KeyForge events that feature a Prize Wall.

Each KeyForge ChainBound event is run as a Swiss-style tournament of three or four rounds, depending on the number of players.

You’ll gain one Æmbershard for each event you participate in, plus one Æmbershard per game you win.

Archon Format unless Otherwise Specified

These events will be run as the Archon format (bring the deck of your choice) unless specified as a Sealed event ahead of time.

We will play the Solo variant, so you’ll never need more than one deck per event.

Chains and Power Levels

In ChainBound events, your deck’s wins and losses will be tracked. Decks that are performing especially well will acquire natural chains that must be applied to the start of every ChainBound game played, as well as Power Levels, which will eventually be required for participation in certain events!

Seasonal Promos

These events will also provide you with promos from the 2019 Season One promo kit!

 

Check out our ChainBound FAQ for answers to your questions!

May
12
Sun
KeyForge: ChainBound League @ North Shore
May 12 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to Chainbound League, your weekly opportunity to obtain valuable Æmbershards, which you may exchange for prizes at Vault Tours and any other KeyForge events that feature a Prize Wall.

Each KeyForge ChainBound event is run as a Swiss-style tournament of three or four rounds, depending on the number of players.

You’ll gain one Æmbershard for each event you participate in, plus one Æmbershard per game you win.

Archon Format unless Otherwise Specified

These events will be run as the Archon format (bring the deck of your choice) unless specified as a Sealed event ahead of time.

We will play the Solo variant, so you’ll never need more than one deck per event.

Chains and Power Levels

In ChainBound events, your deck’s wins and losses will be tracked. Decks that are performing especially well will acquire natural chains that must be applied to the start of every ChainBound game played, as well as Power Levels, which will eventually be required for participation in certain events!

Seasonal Promos

These events will also provide you with promos from the 2019 Season One promo kit!

 

Check out our ChainBound FAQ for answers to your questions!

May
19
Sun
KeyForge: ChainBound League @ North Shore
May 19 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to Chainbound League, your weekly opportunity to obtain valuable Æmbershards, which you may exchange for prizes at Vault Tours and any other KeyForge events that feature a Prize Wall.

Each KeyForge ChainBound event is run as a Swiss-style tournament of three or four rounds, depending on the number of players.

You’ll gain one Æmbershard for each event you participate in, plus one Æmbershard per game you win.

Archon Format unless Otherwise Specified

These events will be run as the Archon format (bring the deck of your choice) unless specified as a Sealed event ahead of time.

We will play the Solo variant, so you’ll never need more than one deck per event.

Chains and Power Levels

In ChainBound events, your deck’s wins and losses will be tracked. Decks that are performing especially well will acquire natural chains that must be applied to the start of every ChainBound game played, as well as Power Levels, which will eventually be required for participation in certain events!

Seasonal Promos

These events will also provide you with promos from the 2019 Season One promo kit!

 

Check out our ChainBound FAQ for answers to your questions!

May
26
Sun
[Postponed] KeyForge Casual Tournament @ Mayfair
May 26 @ 11:30 am

[Event Postponed]
Unfortunately, the new Seasonal KeyForge Prize Kit has not yet arrived.
With the release of Age of Ascension so close, we’ll be postponing this event and rescheduling for a time when the new set and new prizes are available.

 

 

Join us for a Sealed KeyForge Tournament!

Crack open a fresh deck and play for exciting prizes from our Discovery Kit.

Registration: 11:30AM
Round One Start: Noon

Adaptive Format
In the Adaptive variant, you and your opponent play best two out of three. Game one, you use your deck. Game two, you use your opponent’s deck. If there’s a third game, you bid chains for the deck that won the previous two games.

Tournament Structure
Players will be paired for three of Swiss-style rounds.
Round Length: 75 Minutes

Tournament Prizes

All players will receive prizes from the KeyForge Season Two Premium Kit. (Kit arrival pending. Event may be rescheduled if prizes do not arrive in time.)

More details to come!

KeyForge: ChainBound League @ North Shore
May 26 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to Chainbound League, your weekly opportunity to obtain valuable Æmbershards, which you may exchange for prizes at Vault Tours and any other KeyForge events that feature a Prize Wall.

Each KeyForge ChainBound event is run as a Swiss-style tournament of three or four rounds, depending on the number of players.

You’ll gain one Æmbershard for each event you participate in, plus one Æmbershard per game you win.

Archon Format unless Otherwise Specified

These events will be run as the Archon format (bring the deck of your choice) unless specified as a Sealed event ahead of time.

We will play the Solo variant, so you’ll never need more than one deck per event.

Chains and Power Levels

In ChainBound events, your deck’s wins and losses will be tracked. Decks that are performing especially well will acquire natural chains that must be applied to the start of every ChainBound game played, as well as Power Levels, which will eventually be required for participation in certain events!

Seasonal Promos

These events will also provide you with promos from the 2019 Season One promo kit!

 

Check out our ChainBound FAQ for answers to your questions!

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!