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Aug
25
Sun
Commander Weekend (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am

We’re celebrating the release of the new Commander 2019 decks with a Commander Weekend event at Greenfield!

Can’t make it on Sunday? Join us for Mayfair’s Commander Weekend event on Saturday!

Registration: 11:30AM
Event Start: Noon

Put your new Commander 2019 deck to the test in a special format, where you’ll begin the game with up to three legendary creatures from that deck in your Command Zone!
(Decks must be unaltered in order to make use of this rule)

Achievements & Prizes
When you arrive for Commander Weekend, you’ll receive an achievement card. Complete all the Commander-themed achievements, and you’ll take home a Core Set 2020 promo pack!
(while supplies last)

Entry is Free when you Buy your Commander 2019 Deck
Not picking up a new deck this time around? No problem! We’re still hosting our usual Sunday Commander events!

RIOT FEST TICKETS
At Greenfield only, two Commander Weekend participants will also take home a pair of 3-day passes to Riot Fest in Chicago!

Dungeons & Dragons for Kids! (EVENT FULL) @ Greenfield
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This seating cap for this event has been reached. Stay tuned for future D&D for Kids events with our incredible Dungeon Master, Chris!

 

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.

 

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.

Aug
31
Sat
X-MEN Regenesis Storyline Event—Month Two @ Greenfield
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm

Seating for this event is very limited.
Join us at our regular HeroClix events, Sundays at Noon, to inquire about availability!

 

Choose a side in the conflict between Cyclops and Wolverine!

Players open three Single-Figure boosters of X-MEN Regenesis, and duke it out for prizes and glory.

 

Sep
5
Thu
Game Playtest: HoverDome @ Greenfield
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Want to playtest a brand new battle racing game—with HOVERBIKES?

Play a new game in progress, and help our local designers at this playtest of HoverDome! The game’s designers will set you up with a copy of the game, let you give it a play, and ask for any feedback you might have.

“We really appreciate your time and your thoughts, and we’ll be sure to thank you in the game credits!”

Sep
7
Sat
Team Tournament – Core Set 2020 @ Greenfield
Sep 7 @ 10:15 am

Gather your team of three. Assemble your decks. Achieve great victory!

Team Sealed will challenge your team of three players to build three decks out of twelve boosters, one deck for each teammate.

Compete against other teams all afternoon. Once two players on a team defeat their opponents, that team wins the match!

Registration: 10:15AM
Deckbuilding: 11:00AM
Round One Start: Noon

Team Registration:
Players per team: 3

We’ll need the name of your Team Leader when you register. Your full team will need to check-in together on the day of the event.

Need a team? Stop in during registration, and we’ll do our best to find you some teammates for the event!

 

 

 

Note: Events tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.

Online pre-registration will end on Thursday, September 5 at 11:59pm. In-store registration will be available on the day of the event.

 

Event Structure & Format

  • Sealed Pack Distribution: x12 Core Set 2020
  • Select a Team Name! The Steamflogger Middlemen? Ajohnnie Walker White Label? Just as long as it’s name that you want to go down in history.
  • Declare for your team’s Home Store. Do you fly the banner for Greenfield, Mayfair or North Shore?
  • You will have approximately one hour to build your decks as a team.
    • All cards opened in your team’s packs are considered your collective card pool. Any of those cards can be included in any of your three decks.
  • After deckbuilding, teams will compete in a number of Swiss rounds, dependent on attendance.

About Playing a Team Match:
In a team match, players battle other teams of three with their decks, pairing off into individual best-of-three matches. When a team has two players win their individual matches, the whole team wins the team match.

Event Prizes:
All participating* teams will select a Prize Pack based on final standings.

Prize Packs can include Champion playmats, booster packs, apparel, promos, and more.

Plus, the winning team’s store will be named this season’s Team Champion titleholder.

*Teams must participate in every round in order to select a Prize Pack.

 

 

 

 

Note: Events tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.

Online pre-registration will end on Thursday, September 5 at 11:59pm. In-store registration will be available on the day of the event.

HeroClix Prerelease: X-Men the Animated Series, the Dark Phoenix Saga @ Greenfield
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm

Marvel HeroClix: X-Men the Animated Series, the Dark Phoenix Saga comes to the tabletop in a BIG way. Based on the success of Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Infinity, Colossal Boosters are back! Each Colossal Booster will contain 4 standard size figures and a 2×2 Clix Base figure in EVERY booster! Discover new characters both small and large in this can’t-be-missed release! This set features all of the fan-favorite characters from the 1990’s X-Men animated series like Wolverine, Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, and Morph!

Colossal figures in the set will feature some of the epic threats that the X-Men have faced ranging from Nimrod to the Dark Phoenix or the Shadow King! Not to fear, some of the X-Men have found ways to be a colossal answer to evil, like Iceman and Vange Whedon.

Sep
8
Sun
Arkham Horror LCG: The Blob the Ate Everything @ Greenfield
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

First the meteorite crashed in town. Then the government came and quarantined the area. Last night, the creature hatched and started eating everything. And I do mean everything…

Can the investigators figure out what’s going on and defeat the Blob before they are eaten, too?

Join us for this year’s special Arkham Horror LCG group scenario, featured at Gen Con 2019!

Basic Rules Knowledge Preferred
Because this is a timed group event, we suggest that players have at least a basic understanding of the Arkham Horror LCG rules and mechanics.

BYO Investigator Deck
Pre-build the investigator deck of your choice, and bring that deck along with your game tokens (health/horror/clue/etc)

If you don’t have a deck to bring, we will have a limited number of pre-built decks available.

Sep
14
Sat
Legion Team Battle @ Greenfield
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am

Pair up and roll out! It’s time for our first-ever Legion Team Battle!

This special format event will feature four-player 2v2 games, in which you and a teammate will work together—and win or lose together.

Pick your partner ahead of time—or arrive Solo, and we’ll find you a Chewie to partner up with.

Registration: 10:00AM
Event Start: 10:30AM

Team Battle Format
This event will adhere to all of the optional rules for a Team Battle (pictured), with the following exception:

  • Teammates do NOT need to build their lists from the same faction.

BYO Heavy Cover
Please bring any Legion-style terrain that you’re willing to allow other players to use for a portion of the day. This will give us the best chance of providing suitable amounts (and theme-appropriate) terrain for all of the day’s matches.

Team Battle Prizes
This event will feature organized play prizes from an FFG kit! Details TBD.

Standard Showdown (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master the Standard Format!

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
Sep
27
Fri
Throne of Eldraine Prerelease Weekend @ Greenfield, Mayfair & North Shore
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day

Play Throne of Eldraine before it’s officially released at this Magic: the Gathering prerelease event!

As a participant, you’ll be among the first to enter this new plane inspired by classic fairy tales and Arthurian legend.

Open six booster packs, build a deck and compete for more packs and prizes!

New Stuff in Throne of Eldraine

  • Friday Events Continue: Prerelease Weekend now officially begins at 3:00PM on Friday. Check below for our Friday events at 3PM and 6:30PM!
  • No More Midnight: With the arrival of last set’s Prerelease Fridays, we will no longer be running a Midnight event.

 

 

 

 

(All pre-registration for these events will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 26.)
Please Note: Event tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.

Everyone leaves with something! Players who drop out early still receive a pack per completed match they won! Even if you lose all of your matches, you still receive a single booster pack as a prize – so long as you played all your matches.

 

Greenfield Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, September 26.

Friday Early Bird Event
2:30pm day-of registration. Event begins at 3:00PM. 2 rounds. Entry is always $35.

In this “Double Packs” weekend kickoff event, players will receive two booster packs per match win—and we’ll finish in time to play in the Friday Evening event!

Friday Evening “Purple” Event
6:00pm day-of registration. Event begins at 6:30PM. 3 rounds.

Our feature Friday event—In this “Double Packs” event, players will receive two booster packs per match win.

Saturday Morning “Red” Event
10:30am day-of registration. 11:00am start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0 at Greenfield.

Saturday Evening Two-Headed Giant
6:00pm day-of registration. 6:30pm start. 3 rounds.
In the Two-Headed Giant cooperative Magic: the Gathering format, each team’s two players share turns and life totals, while fighting together against another pair of players. Learn more about the Two-Headed Giant format here.
Prizes: Each player on your team will receive a booster pack for every match your team wins!

Sunday Morning “Green” Event
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0.

Sunday Evening “Gold” Event
5:30pm day-of registration. 6:00pm start. 4 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a playmat for all players who go 4-0.

 

North Shore Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, September 26.

Friday Early Bird Event
2:30pm day-of registration. Event begins at 3:00PM. 2 rounds. Entry is always $35.

In this “Double Packs” weekend kickoff event, players will receive two booster packs per match win—and we’ll finish in time to play in the Friday Evening event!

Friday Evening “Purple” Event
6:00pm day-of registration. Event begins at 6:30PM. 3 rounds.

Our feature Friday event—In this “Double Packs” event, players will receive two booster packs per match win.

Saturday Morning “Orange” Event
10:30am day-of registration. 11:00am start. 4 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a playmat for all players who go 4-0.

Sunday Morning “Green” Event
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 5 rounds.
Prizes for this event include a booster pack per match win, and a Feature Prize box set for all players who go 5-0.

 

Mayfair Events

Preregistration will be available online and in-store through 11:59pm on Thursday, September 26.

Friday Early Bird Event
2:30pm day-of registration. Event begins at 3:00PM. 2 rounds. Entry is always $35.

In this “Double Packs” weekend kickoff event, players will receive two booster packs per match win—and we’ll finish in time to play in the Friday Evening event!

Friday Evening “Purple” Event
6:00pm day-of registration. Event begins at 6:30PM. 3 rounds.

Our feature Friday event—In this “Double Packs” event, players will receive two booster packs per match win.

Saturday Afternoon “Blue” Event
1:30pm day-of registration. 2:00pm start. 3 rounds
Prizes for this event will be TWO booster packs for every match win!

Sunday Morning Two-Headed Giant
11:30am day-of registration. 12:00pm start. 3 rounds.
In the Two-Headed Giant cooperative Magic: the Gathering format, each team’s two players share turns and life totals, while fighting together against another pair of players. Learn more about the Two-Headed Giant format here.
Prizes: Each player on your team will receive a booster pack for every match your team wins.

 

First time at a prerelease?
Get a little more information on how this event works!