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Nov
16
Sat
Learn-to-Play: Walking in Burano & Legendary Forests @ Mayfair
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for great Learn-to-Play weekends in November!

This time is Walking in Burano & Legendary Forest.

New players always welcome! Your Barrister host will teach the rules before we begin and provide guidance during gameplay.

Walking in Burano
Walking through the island, you will see these vibrant houses on both sides of the canal, as well as the personalized decorations placed by the inhabitants and shopkeepers.

The local government has asked you to refurbish a street in their famed city. Use your creativity to amaze both tourists and locals with your masterpiece of design!

Legendary Forests
Relax and embellish your planet with beautiful trees and leaves in this poetic and quick game! Each player has the same numbered World tiles (drawn randomly one by one), and will play them at the same time on their individual planet to create color and Rune match-ups. Show your individuality! Placing Tree tokens in your forests will increase their beauty and worth, and at the end of the game, the closed forests will reward you with even more points!

 

Nov
17
Sun
Family Craft & Board Game Day @ Mayfair Mall—directly outside Board Game Barrister
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at Mayfair Mall on Sunday, November 17, and take a break from your afternoon to join in on some FREE crafting activities and games!

We’ll be set up in the ground-floor space just outside our store and Macy’s.

Get Crafty!
All of our crafters are invited to pick and design a high-quality Decorate-Your-Own, Create-a-Craft, or other great craft item.

Take it home when you’ve finished!

Get Gaming!
Try out a brand new family board game, or one of our favorites.
We’ll have helpful Barristers ready to teach you a game and answer questions.

All games, crafts and supplies will be provided—Just bring yourselves!

Learn-to-Play: Gizmos & Utter Nonsense @ Mayfair
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for great Learn-to-Play weekends in November!

This time is Gizmos & Utter Nonsense.

New players always welcome! Your Barrister host will teach the rules before we begin and provide guidance during gameplay.

Gizmos
The Great Science Fair is drawing together the sharpest minds of our generation. However, only one can be crowned champion. In Gizmos, you and your fellow players will look to create the most magnificent of machines, taking on the role of inventors at the Great Science Fair and utilizing four different types of energy marbles.

You’ll need to plan ahead, because Gizmos will be able to chain-react with each other giving them multiple results from taking a single action!

Utter Nonsense
Combine silly accents with even sillier phrases to create sayings that are just plain ridiculous! Each round features one accent, and each player must read one of their Phrase Cards in said accent. The Nonsense Judge picks their favorite to win that round. You don’t have to be good at accents to play—have fun with it and be silly to make the phrases your own in this laugh-out-loud game for the whole family.

 

Private Event: RPG Table
Nov 17 @ 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

Nov
18
Mon
Private Event: RPG Table
Nov 18 @ 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: RPG Table
Nov 18 @ 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

Nov
21
Thu
X-Wing: Aces High Event @ North Shore
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for FFG’s Aces High Event. Battle against your opponents in a single free-for-all match, and seek to be the best Ace!

Registration: 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Event Start: 6:00pm

Format & Squadbuilding
Players will fly only a single ship, up to 80pts.
Free-for-All Match
Aim to get the most points before the end of the 75 minute round.

Points are scored for the following:

  • First Hit:​ After a ship performs an attack, if the defender was at full health and suffered damage, the attacking ship’s player scores 1 point.
  • Shot Confirmed:​ After a ship performs an attack, if the defender was destroyed, the attacking ship’s player scores 2 victory points plus all victory points on the defender’s ship card (remove them from the defender’s ship card when they are scored.) Then place 1 victory point token on the attacking ship’s card.
  • Stay in the Fight:​ If a ship flees, remove all victory points from its ship card. Its player loses 1 victory point plus victory points equal to the number of victory points removed this way.

Special Rule—Restore Ships (Start of Round): ​Starting with the first player, each player with no ship in play rolls 1 attack die, and then restores their destroyed ship, placing it back in play with its rear guides at any position on one of the hyperspace points matching the symbol rolled. If it cannot be placed this way at any of the matching positions without overlapping another ship, that ship’s player places it anywhere in the play area at range 0 of a board edge (not overlapping another ship) instead.

Event Scoring
The player that has scored the most victory points when the 75-minute round ends is the winner.

Event Prizes
Top Scorer—Plastic dual-sided card: Rebel R2-D2 Astromech upgrade // Imperial Black Squadron Pilot
Participation—Your choice of promo: Extended Art U-wing OR Proton Rockets

RPG Roulette: Companions’ Tale @ Mayfair
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm

“I’ve met the Hero. He and I spent a month traveling together across the frozen north. I set camp, cooked the food, and tried not to get in his way. He was the one that took care of the bandits and wolves that we encountered. He told me he was on his way to gain the Dragon’s blessing, but we parted ways before he did, I’m not even sure if he succeeded, but I know he survived. I’m told he went back to the south and crossed the desert without aid.”

    -The Wanderer

Join us for four weeks of Companions’ Tale, a story game in which you and you fellow players will collectively tell the tale of a mythical hero through the tales (however truthful) told by the companions they meet along the way.

New players are always welcome! Each week, we will start fresh with the tale of a new hero, so feel free to join in any time!

More about Companions’ Tale
Who is the Hero, and what caused a need for them to appear? What is the history of this land, its people, culture, myths. These are the questions that you’ll strive to answer in Companions’ Tale.

Taking on the roles of the Historian, Companion, Witness, Lorekeeper, Cartographer and Biographer, everyone will work together to build and explore a new world. Each role is held by all players, involving everyone in the story of the Hero. No names will be given, and time is not strictly linear. Over Three Acts, the Hero will emerge from the unknown, encounter the disaster that has arisen, and ultimately strive to resolve it. Whether they succeed or fail is in your hands as the player.

Nov
23
Sat
KeyForge Prime Championship @ Greenfield
Nov 23 all-day

Update: Online pre-registration has closed, but there are still PLENTY of seats available for day-of registration in the store.

We do no currently expect this event to sell out.

 

Embrace your inner Archon at this all new KeyForge Prime Championship event!

This epic KeyForge competition will gather players from near and far for a day of high-energy competition, and the winner will earn an invitation to the first ever KeyForge World Championship!

KeyForge Prime Championship, Fall 2019
Board Game Barrister – Greenfield location
Saturday, November 23, 2019

6120 West Layton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220
(414) 423-7100

We strongly recommend pre-registration for this event. When you pre-register, you guarantee your seat at the event and make registration much smoother for yourself on the day-of.


ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 11:59PM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 2019
In-Store registration will be available until the event’s start time, or until the seating capacity is reached.

Tournament Schedule

Doors Open: 10:00AM
Registration: 10:00AM—10:50AM
Player Meeting: 10:50AM
Round One Start: 11:00AM

Tournament Details

Format: Archon Solo

Round Structure:

  • Swiss Rounds, Single-Game Rounds—35 Minutes
  • Top Cut, Single-Game Single-Elimination—35 Minutes
  • Grand Final, Best-of-Three Single-Elimination—120 Minutes

 

Please refer to the most recent KeyForge Tournament Regulations for full details on participating in a Prime Championship tournament.

 

Tournament Prizes

  • Æmbershards: Players earn Æmbershards for participation, as well as final standings. Get the full details on earning Æmbershards at Prime Championships here.
  • Top 16: Acrylic Stun Tokens & Art Deckbox
  • Top 8: Playmat featuring “The Grim Reaper”
  • Top 4: Multi-Deck Art Deckbox
  • Top 2: Metal Prime Championship Key Tokens
  • Prime Champion: Playmat featuring c rackling dragon and an Invitation to the KeyForge World Championship.

 

 

Learn-to-Play: Tiny Towns & Cartographers @ Mayfair
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for great Learn-to-Play weekends in November!

This time is Tiny Towns and Cartographers.

New players always welcome! Your Barrister host, Theo, will teach the rules before we begin and provide guidance during gameplay.

More about Tiny Towns
You are the mayor of a tiny town in the forest. This new land is small and the resources are scarce, so you take what you can get and never say no to building materials. 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. When you’re the active player, you select a resource for everyone to place next, but when the next player goes, they’ll be selecting what you place next.

More about Cartographers
Queen Gimnax has ordered the reclamation of the northern lands. As a cartographer in her service, you are sent to map this territory, claiming it for the Kingdom of Nalos.  In Cartographers, players compete to earn the most reputation stars by the time four seasons have passed. Each season, players draw on their map sheets and earn reputation by carrying out the queen’s edicts before the season is over. The player with the most reputation stars at the end of winter wins.