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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.

Private Event: RPG Table
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We’re happy to set aside space for your upcoming birthday party, private game night or special get-together!

Reserve space for your own private event here, available at all Board Game Barrister locations and Oak & Shield Pub.

Private In-Store Events

Private In-Store Birthdays

Oak & Shield Pub Reservations and Parties

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
1
Sun
Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am

Board Game Barrister is all about bringing people together around a common love for board games–and for board gaming!

This small group of gamers is looking for a few more players to fill out the ranks of their board gaming day.

So jump in, meet some new faces, and get gaming!

Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am

Board Game Barrister is all about bringing people together around a common love for board games–and for board gaming!

This small group of gamers is looking for a few more players to fill out the ranks of their board gaming day.

So jump in, meet some new faces, and get gaming!

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.