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Dec
29
Sun
Private Event: RPG Table
Dec 29 @ 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

Dec
30
Mon
Private Event: RPG Table
Dec 30 @ 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
Dec 30 @ 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

Dec
31
Tue
Game Until It’s 2020—New Years Party @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Dec 31 2019 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 2:00 am

We’re welcoming the New Year with our favorite kind of party—GAME NIGHT—featuring  New Years food & drink packages and more.

We had a large private booking cancel on us, so we now have the entire pub free for our party!

We’d love to see you and your crew for an all-night game night to ring in the new year, and we’ve created some great Game All Night packages to make it possible!

Game All Night Dinner Package—$50* Per Guest
Available starting at 7PM
—All-Night Claim to Your Table
—Your choice of Dinner Item (Includes Handhelds, Burgers, Tacos, Pastas, Entrees, Salads)
—Your choice of any two Small Plates and/or Desserts, whenever you want them. Kitchen closes at 11:30pm.
—Four Drink Tickets—redeemable for anything on our drink ticket menu
—Champagne Toast at Midnight

Late Night Gaming Package—$40* Per Guest
Available starting at 9PM
—All-Night Claim to Your Table
—Two Small Plates, whenever you want them. Kitchen closes at 11:30pm.
—Four Drink Tickets—redeemable for anything on our drink ticket menu
—Champagne Toast at Midnight

“I Just Got Here” Package—$5*
Available starting at 11PM
—Champagne Toast at Midnight

*Tax and gratuity will be added at the time of purchase.

Important Note: These packages are NOT reservations. In order to guarantee your seating for a Game All Night Dinner table, a member of your party must make a reservation for the appropriate time on December 31, 2019. It is highly suggested that you confirm your group’s reservation before purchasing this package. Make a reservation here.

 

Now, What Else…

No Dance Party?
No DJ this year. We talked about it at length and had a good back-and-forth. We have a blast with dance parties, but the planning and setup for them requires us to tap into resources and skillsets that we aren’t particularly practiced in, largely because we only do it a few times a year. So for this year’s New Years, we’ve decided to focus on what we do have lots of  experience with, and what we do best, which is great pub food and magical drinks shared over a stack of games.

Is the Party 21+?
Mostly, yes. We’re a 21+ establishment after 10PM, so youngsters are welcome to hang out until 10PM, but not until Midnight.

Jan
1
Wed
New Years Brunch @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Planning to be out of bed before Noon on New Years Day? You’re like a unicorn!

Reward your heroic feat of adulting and start 2020 with an Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch or a Millennial Falcon avocado toast—or order a Bottomless Mimosa and head right back to bed.

Our full Weekend Brunch Menu will be available from 10AM until 2PM on January 1.  View the Brunch Menu.

Our full regular menu will also be available.

Jan
4
Sat
Legion Skirmish Tourney @ Greenfield
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am

Enter the fray with a day of Skirmish battles! This quicker and lighter play format will put your skills as  Commander to the test in a whole new way.

Registration: 10:00AM
Round One Begins: 10:30AM

Rounds: Three Swiss Rounds
Round Length: 90 Minutes

What is Skirmish? (The Short Version)

  • Rounds: The game ends after five rounds rather than six
  • Play Area: Skirmish is played on a 3’x3′ battlefield
  • Battle Cards: A complete, distinct deck of Skirmish battle cards
  • Army points: A Skirmish army cannot exceed 500 points

See the full Skirmish Rules and Battle Cards here.

Skirmish Battle Cards
Players are encouraged—but not required—to bring their own deck of Skirmish Battle Cards or proxies. This could mean printing and cutting, or just getting creative with note cards tucked into sleeves.

Your TO will also have a few Battle Decks available for player use.

Event Prizes

  • All participants will receive promos from Legion Season 2 Tournament kit.
  • The winner will receive their choice of one*:
  • More prizes to be determined!

*Winner’s prize dependent on attendance of 6+ players.

Jan
5
Sun
Fox River Board Game Club @ Greenfield
Jan 5 @ 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!

Jan
6
Mon
Private Event: RPG Table
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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

Marvel Champions “Assemble” Party @ Mayfair
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join up as we Assemble our local Marvel Champions players for an evening of epic teamwork, villainous schemes and triumphant victories!

All participants will receive a Marvel Champions playmat and five extended art hero/alter-ego cards—just for playing.

Seating for this event is limited. Additional players can join for standard open gaming entry after our capacity is reached, but those players will NOT receive the participation playmat or promos.

New Players Welcome!
We will cover the rules and gameplay for new players before we begin. Hero decks will be provided as well.

Experienced players: Feel free to bring your own copy of the game and/or a pre-built hero deck, and we’ll do our best to team you up with a good mix of other heroes.

More about Marvel Champions
This game will make you feel like a true hero as you pull off super-powered combos as early as your first game. Select your deck and become Captain Marvel, Black Panther, She-Hulk, Spider-Man and Iron Man in order to defeat the villain before their scheme comes to fruition!

It can be played solo, or with up to four players. Plus—it’s a Living Card Game, meaning there will be a TON of optional add on game content that players will be able to pick and choose from, like the upcoming Green Goblin and Captain America packs.

Once you have the hang of the game, you can customize and build your own hero decks to become even more formidable.

Jan
17
Fri
Theros Beyond Death Prerelease Weekend @ Greenfield, Mayfair & North Shore
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

Play Theros Beyond Death before it’s officially released at this Magic: the Gathering prerelease event!

As a participant, you’ll be among the first to return to this enchanted plane of mythical gods and legendary heroes.

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

 

 

Pre-Register Today

 

 

 

 

(All pre-registration for these events will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, January 16.)
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, January 16.

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, January 16.

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

In this weekend kickoff event, players will receive a prerelease pack and will have the opportunity to build a deck and play casually before the weekend’s structured prerelease events begin.
Bonus boosters are available for completing participation challenges!

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, January 16.

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

In this weekend kickoff event, players will receive a prerelease pack and will have the opportunity to build a deck and play casually before the weekend’s structured prerelease events begin.
Bonus boosters are available for completing participation challenges!

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!