Calendar

Too overwhelming?  Select Tags to filter by event types.

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!

 

 

 

Oct
4
Fri
Throne of Eldraine Draft Weekend @ Greenfield, Mayfair & North Shore
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day

It’s time to step into the tale of Throne of Eldraine! Join us all weekend to open some new cards and experience this new set in exciting events!

__________Launch Drafts__________
Friday through Sunday – All Stores – $16 Entry

Join us for a Throne of Eldraine booster drafts Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Crack some packs and try out the new mechanics in everyone’s favorite sealed format. The Top 8 players in each pod will receive MVP point prizes—Plus, the winner of each draft will receive a NEW Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack!

Here are our scheduled Draft times for the weekend of October 4-6:

  • Friday @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday @ 1:00pm
  • Sunday @ 1:00pm

Want to draft another time?
We can launch a draft anytime all weekend, so if you have a group of players who want to open some packs, stop in and we’ll set you up! (All drafts must begin at least four hours prior to store close.)

 

__________Friday Night Magic__________
North Shore, Greenfield & Mayfair – 6:30pm

Put your new cards and decks to the test! Throne of Eldraine will be legal in Standard, Modern and Commander on Friday, October 4, so join us for an epic Friday Night Magic and discover what awaits us in the new set.

 

__________Bundle Brawl__________
Saturday, October 5 – Greenfield ONLY – $45 Entry

Crack open a Throne of Eldraine Bundle. Build a deck from its contents. Compete for prizes and glory!

Registration: 11:30am. Deckbuilding: Noon.

Build a limited deck (40-card minimum) using the contents of your Bundle. That’s 10 booster packs and 80 basic lands.

This event will take place over a number of Swiss rounds based on attendance. The Top 4 players will receive Throne of Eldraine Promo Packs, and all other players will receive one random promo from a Throne of Eldraine Promo Pack!

We want your land packs!
Got too many lands at home? Want a few extra MVP points? We’ll give you 100 points for your Bundle’s land pack! Just bring the pack up to the counter, and a Barrister will get you set up.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Magic Open House @ Greenfield
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm

Don’t miss this Open House event for Magic: the Gathering!

If you’re new to the game, we’ll show you the ropes and send you home with your first deck – free just for attending!

And at 1:30pm, we’ll run a Casual Standard Tournament for everyone who would like to participate!

Entry is 100 MVP points OR $3.
(Not an MVP? You’ll get 100 points—on us—when you sign up for the free club!)

 

Open House Schedule
Noon: Greeting & Magic Demo
We’ll give everyone a few moments to get settled.
New players receive Welcome Decks
We will run a demonstration of the rules and gameplay of Magic.

12:30pm: Casual Play Time
Take some time to look through your new decks.
Find additional cards in our Community Box and augment your decks.
Then face off in casual matches to see how your deck performs.

1:30pm: Casual Standard Event
Enter in our Casual Event and we’ll pair you up against a series of opponents.
This event is all in good fun, and it’s a great opportunity to see other players’ decks.
Make things even more interesting by swapping decks with your opponent for a round or two.

 

MAgicWelcomeDeck

Oct
13
Sun
Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Oct 13 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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!

Oct
18
Fri
No F**ks Given—Karaoke and Game Night @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm

Once again, Sorta Ridiculous Productions will be giving Two F**ks at the pub!

This time, we’re celebrating the Kickstarter relaunch of Two F**ks the Card Game—with a night of Karaoke and good times with friends, family and fellow Two F**kers.

There will be tables for beginner/casual players to learn the game, so prepare to enjoy this new insult-slinging card game and give a Flying F**k!

 

Oct
19
Sat
Octo-Con 2019 @ Greenfield
Oct 19 all-day

Join us for an epic in-store convention this Fall!

Octo-Con is a full day of free gaming, featuring octagonal gaming challenges, door prizes, special events, and more.

Host a Game—Get MVP Points!
The people that consistently make our in-store conventions so amazing are our event hosts from our incredible local community. Join the team for Octo-Con 2019, choose the games you love most, and spread that love to your fellow gamers.

Let us know what you’d like to host!

The Octagonal Challenge!
When you arrive, stop at the front counter for your free Octo-Con ticket and CHALLENGE CARD.

This card will present you with a series of challenges: “Play a game with someone you met today,” “Play a game with 8+ players,” et cetera. For each challenge you complete, you’ll have the chance to select a promo item from our stash.

Plus—complete 8 of the challenges and you’ll receive 800 MVP points!

Oct
20
Sun
Private Event: RPG Table
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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

Private Event: Birthday Party @ Greenfield
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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

Private Event: RPG Table
Oct 20 @ 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