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Pokemon League @ Greenfield
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am

Play the Pokemon Trading Card Game every Sunday at our Pokemon League. Battle other trainers in casual matches, and earn marks for each game played. Players can earn promo cards, cool Pokemon keychains, and nifty patches.
League usually runs until mid-to-late afternoon.

Gotta catch ’em all!

Find out more about this event on our Pokémon Events page.

Commander Weekend (Magic: the Gathering) @ North Shore
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am

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

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!

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.

HeroClix @ Mayfair
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm

Play with your favorite super heroes, sidekicks and villains at our HeroClix events! New players welcome!

New to the Game?
HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game that centers on the world of superhero comic books, especially the Marvel and DC Comics universes. Players construct teams of comic book heroes, villains, or characters from various video games series such as Street Fighter, Gears of War, and Halo and engage in a turn-by-turn battle on grid maps based on various storyline locations.

Magic – Commander @ Greenfield & North Shore
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm

Play Commander, the most popular multi-player format in Magic the Gathering! It’s also known as Elder Dragon Highlander or EDH.

Each player brings a Commander Deck. Players are placed into pods of 3-5 and there is one round of play. Everyone gets one pack of their choice for participating. The winner of the pod gets one more free pack!

Find Rules for Building a Commander Deck and Playing this Unique Format.

Miniature Painting Sundays @ Greenfield
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paint miniatures in the company of others—and make use our supplies!

  • Bring a project to work on, or browse for one on the shelves when you arrive.
  • Exchange advice with other minis painters of all skill levels.
  • Come and go as you please. Feel free to stay for an hour one week and four hours the next!

We supply: Brushes, paints, pallets, paper towel, water cups, and primer upon request.

When done for the day, painters are asked to clean their brushes and pallets, and empty their water cups.

Any miniature priming will need to be done outside the store. In extreme warm or cold weather, we suggest priming miniatures at home beforehand, and in a well-ventilated area.

We’ll see you on Sundays!

 

KeyForge Casual Play @ Mayfair
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Get in some weekly KeyForge, every Sunday at our Mayfair location. Stop in any time between 2pm and 6pm to meet up with other local players and get in some games with your favorite decks!

 
This event will feature open play, and will be the regular meeting night for organized play events and leagues.
 
 
New to KeyForge?
KeyForge is the first-ever “Unique Deck Game,” meaning each of the game’s pre-built decks has been mathematically crafted to be completely one-of-a-kind among over 104 quadrillion possibilities.
 
Decks never change, so the real challenge of the game is to master your knowledge of the cards and outplay your opponent.
 
When you sit down to play a game of KeyForge, you and your opponent will assume the roles of a mighty Archons with their own unique name and symbol. Your path to victory is to gather Æmber, forge three keys and unlock one of the Crucible’s hidden vaults!
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

Commander at the Pub @ Oak & Shield Pub
Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for a casual Commander format Magic: the Gathering event—Sunday afternoons at Oak & Shield Pub!

Upon arriving, you’ll be given a pod of players to join, and settle in for an afternoon of legendary creatures, unforgettable plays, and free-for-all fun!

Then, for anyone who wants to play more games, we’ll break into new pods and do it all over again!

One Drink/Appetizer Minimum Per Person
We’re proud to host public gaming events in our pub, and to offer free admission to those events.
Please help us continue to run these events with a minimum order of one drink or appetizer.
Event minimum orders are subject to an 18% gratuity. Find out more.

New to Commander?
You’re welcome to join us! The Commander format, also known as Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) is a casual Magic format featuring some truly unique deckbuilding options.

In Commander, each player chooses a legendary creature as the commander of their deck. They then play with a 99-card deck that contains only cards of their commander’s colors. Also, other than basic lands, each deck can only use one copy of any card. During the game, you can cast your commander multiple times, meaning your favorite Legendary Creature can come back again and again to lead the charge as you battle for victory!