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Mar
15
Sun
Adventure Playtest: Dungeon Crawl Classics @ Greenfield
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spectators welcome!

This group of Dungeon Crawl Classics players is playtesting an adventure in development!

Unfortunately, the table is already full. But on the bright side, they’d love to have some additional eyes and ears present to join in the fun and offer their thoughts.

 

Mar
21
Sat
Play It First—Tsuro Phoenix Rising @ Mayfair
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Play the greatest new games of the season—and take home your favorites for 25% off!

Play It First is the best way to learn recent game releases with the help of our Barrister Game Guides, every Saturday at Mayfair.

Pull up a chair, meet some new friends, and settle in for an afternoon of amazing gaming.

Session entry is $10
Game Guide: Theo

Each week, your guide will walk you and your fellow players through the essentials of the featured game. You’ll be playing in no time!

And if you love it, it’s yours to take home after the event for 25% off.

~~This Week: Tsuro Phoenix Rising~~
Long ago, a vengeful god stole the stars from the night sky. To illuminate the night, hopeful people sent glowing paper lanterns floating toward the heavens. Out of nowhere, clever magical phoenixes appeared, soaring through the sky. As they flew from lantern to lantern, their enchanted touch changed the lanterns into new stars!

Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new entry in the classic Tsuro series. The game shares a bond with the foundations of the original: play tiles, move pawns, and stay in play, but it introduces a revolutionary board that allows for the double-sided tiles to flip and rotate throughout the game, creating diverging paths and opening up new strategies.

Featuring gorgeous phoenix miniatures, beautiful lantern tokens, and unique gameplay elements such as life tokens that allow your phoenix to be reborn from the ashes once per game, Tsuro: Phoenix Rising is a new chapter in the legacy of Tsuro!

Mar
28
Sat
Play It First—Walls of York @ Mayfair
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Play the greatest new games of the season—and take home your favorites for 25% off!

Play It First is the best way to learn recent game releases with the help of our Barrister Game Guides, every Saturday at Mayfair.

Pull up a chair, meet some new friends, and settle in for an afternoon of amazing gaming.

Session entry is $10

Each week, your guide will walk you and your fellow players through the essentials of the featured game. You’ll be playing in no time!

And if you love it, it’s yours to take home after the event for 25% off.

~~This Week: Walls of York~~

The king has decided to found a new city. Buildings are already going up, but without protection from the vicious Viking raids happening all over the country, the city will not last long. The King has called in the best architects in the land to enclose the city. But only one will create the best layout and be given the title of chief architect.

In Walls of York, players must use the plastic wall pieces to construct a defensive barrier around the buildings on their city map. Each turn, a player rolls the building die, that dictates which types of walls are to be used. The players must enclose their city, including the required buildings from the King’s decree — but players must beware for the Vikings will come and lay waste at the end of the first age, forcing players to build their walls anew in the second age.

Apr
4
Sat
Board Game Expo @ Mayfair
Apr 4 all-day

We’re BEYOND excited to be among the 100 game stores across the country who will host the first-ever Board Game Expo!

Board Game Expo (BGX) is a board game learn-to-play and prerelease event, where we’ll be playing not-yet-released board games from some of our favorite publishers—those games will also be available to take home 30+ days before they release.

See this year’s BGX Publishers and Promo partners!

Board Game Prerelease

All of the featured BGX games will be available for purchase (while supplies last) from the moment we open until we close up on Saturday, April 4!

 

Three Games Available for Open Demos—All Day

Tiny Fluxx, from Looney Labs
Are You a Robot, from Looney Labs
Sugar Blast, from CMON

SCHEDULED EVENTS

Noon—Santa Monica from AEG—hosted by Barrister Jess
In Santa Monica, you are trying to create the most appealing neighborhood in Southern California. Will you choose to create a calm, quiet beach focusing on nature, a bustling beach full of tourists, or something in between to appeal to the locals?

1:00PM—Deep Vents from Red Raven Games—hosted by Barrister Glenn
Along cracks in the ocean floor, plumes of black and white superheated water pump relentlessly into the depths. They provide precious heat and an abundance of minerals to the near-freezing, abyssal waters of the deep. Microscopic archaea and other extremophiles live off the heat and minerals to form the base of a unique food chain that hosts a variety of exotic deep sea creatures.

2:00PM—Succulent from Renegade Game Studio—hosted by Barrister Jess
Your succulent garden is amazing! Through thoughtful selection, delicate pruning, and tireless care, you’ve earned a reputation as a master horticulturist. In Succulent, you compete against your peers for lucrative and prestigious projects that will cement your place as the community’s premier succulent gardener.

3:00PM—Tang Garden from Lucky Duck Games
Tang Garden is a Zen-like game that will take you to the first golden age of China, where players will progressively build a garden by creating the landscape, placing the scenery and projecting their vision through vertical panoramas. During the construction, noblemen will visit the garden to admire the surroundings and the way the natural elements coexist in the most breathtaking scenery humankind has ever laid their eyes upon.

4:00PM—Cosmic Encounter Duel from Asmodee
A duel is the only way to see which species truly deserves to join the ranks of the esteemed Council. To prove their worth, each side must race to gain control of a minimum of five planets. The winner will become a Certified Civilization, while the loser will fade into intergalactic obscurity. Now, the battle is on in Cosmic Encounter Duel!

5:00PM—Space Battle Lunchtime from Renegade & Oni Games—with Barrister Theo
Space Battle Lunchtime Card Game is based on its namesake graphic novel by Natalie Riess, about Earth baker Peony who gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe’s hottest reality TV cooking show, Space Battle Lunchtime!

6:00PM—Stampede from WizKids
In Stampede, you must fill your album with new stamps, search for the best trades at the exchange, and swap stamps with your opponents at just the right moment to complete your collection. Your goal is to collect 5 of the same animal or 9 distinct animals and stamp out the competition!

7:00PM—Similo: Myths from Horrible Games & Luma
Similo is a cooperative deduction game. Each version comes with a deck of 30 cards, beautifully illustrated by Naïade, showing the portrait and the name of a series of characters with a common theme, like history

Jul
26
Sun
Kids on Brooms—Virtual RPG Session @ Virtual Event—Roll20
Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You pull your wand from the folds of your cloak, and its glowing blue end illuminates the door in front of you—the entrance to the banned books section….

Join Barrister Glenn for a virtual one-shot session of the new roleplaying game, Kids on Brooms.

To participate: Meet in the #lobby room on Discord at the event’s start time.

No materials or prior experience required. All game mechanics will be explained as we play.

Free RPG Day Series
This event is part of a four-week series, featuring content and adventures from Free RPG Day 2020.
Find the entire event series here!

Accounts you’ll need in order to take part
Roll20 (free account)
Discord (free account)
———Join the Board Game Barrister Discord channel here.

More about Kids on Brooms
Kids on Brooms is a collaborative role-playing game about taking on the life of a witch or wizard at a magical school you all attend—a place full of mystery, danger, and thrilling adventure. From dealing with strict professors to facing down mythical beasts, you’ll get the opportunity to ride brooms, brew potions, and cast powerful magic as you uncover the incredible secrets your school and its inhabitants hold.

Jul
30
Thu
Call to Adventure—Virtual Game Night @ Online Event—Tabletopia.com
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on Tabletopia for a virtual game of Call to Adventure!

Inspired by character-driven fantasy storytelling, Call to Adventure challenges you to create the hero with the greatest destiny by acquiring traits, facing challenges, and overcoming adversaries.

Barrister Host: Theo
Seats per Table: 4

New to the game? No worries!
The game rules will be covered for those who are new to the game, or who need a refresher.

Free accounts you’ll need to play:

To Join: Meet in the room named “tabletopia” in our Discord at the event’s start time.

 

More about Tabletopia
This online browser-based board gaming platform provides free access to tons of interactive great board games. Your host will create a room and provide a link for joining that room.

Aug
2
Sun
Junior Braves Survival Guide—Virtual RPG Session @ Virtual Event—Roll20
Aug 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You are Junior Braves – young scouts who are learning outdoors skills, good citizenship, and teamwork. You’ll return home from a camping trip to find a doomsday event has brought civilization as you knew it to an end…

Join Barrister Glenn for a virtual one-shot session of the new roleplaying game, Junior Braves Survival Guide to the Apocalypse.

To participate: Meet in the #lobby room on Discord at the event’s start time.

No materials or prior experience required. All game mechanics will be explained as we play.

Free RPG Day Series
This event is part of a four-week series, featuring content and adventures from Free RPG Day 2020.
Find the entire event series here!

Accounts you’ll need in order to take part
Roll20 (free account)
Discord (free account)
———Join the Board Game Barrister Discord channel here.

More about Junior Braves Survival Guide and the Kids on Bikes RPG system
Based on the Junior Braves of the Apocalypse graphic novel series and the easy-to-learn Kids on Bikes system, this Quickstart Adventure will introduce you to the basic rules of the game, allowing you to play through a quick scenario.

Aug
6
Thu
Cartographers—Virtual Game Night @ Online Event—Tabletopia.com
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm

Join us on Tabletopia for a virtual game of Cartographers!

In Cartographers, you’ll compete to become the most reputable map-maker in the land. Each season, you’ll draw on your map sheet and score against unique conditions at the end of the season.

Signups: 6PM-6:30PM
Barrister Host: Theo
Seats per Table: 6

New to the game? No worries!
The game rules will be covered for those who are new to the game, or who need a refresher.

Free accounts you’ll need to play:

To Join: Meet in the room named “tabletopia” in our Discord at the event’s start time.

 

More about Tabletopia
This online browser-based board gaming platform provides free access to tons of interactive great board games. Your host will create a room and provide a link for joining that room.

Aug
9
Sun
Root RPG—Virtual RPG Session @ Virtual Event—Roll20
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

In the Root RPG, you’ll take on the roles of wandering vagabonds—heroes, rogues, and adventurers who have the potential to change the fate of the Woodland—and you’ve just wandered into Pellenicky Glade…

Join Barrister Glenn for a virtual one-shot session of the new roleplaying game, Root, based on the popular board game of the same name.

To participate: Meet in the #lobby room on Discord at the event’s start time.

No materials or prior experience required. All game mechanics will be explained as we play.

Free RPG Day Series
This event is part of a four-week series, featuring content and adventures from Free RPG Day 2020.
Find the entire event series here!

Accounts you’ll need in order to take part
Roll20 (free account)
Discord (free account)
———Join the Board Game Barrister Discord channel here.

 

Aug
16
Sun
Overlight—Virtual RPG Session @ Virtual Event—Roll20
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Explore The Lost Spire of Tziuhquatl, an adventure rife with mystery and intrigue, and don’t ignore that feeling that someone important to your group may be in great danger…

Join Barrister Glenn for a virtual one-shot session of the  roleplaying game, Overlight.

To participate: Meet in the #lobby room on Discord at the event’s start time.

No materials or prior experience required. All game mechanics will be explained as we play.

Free RPG Day Series
This event is part of a four-week series, featuring content and adventures from Free RPG Day 2020.
Find the entire event series here!

Accounts you’ll need in order to take part
Roll20 (free account)
Discord (free account)
———Join the Board Game Barrister Discord channel here.

More about Overlight
Overlight is a fantasy roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic journeys: a visceral, dangerous, and brightly-colored setting. Characters will search for personal meaning among a fantastic, sometimes violent, and overwhelming world.