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Mar
2
Mon
Learn-to-Play Mondays @ Mayfair
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of gaming hosted by our loyal Champions, Theo & Joe! Learn to play a new game or break out an old favorite.

This event will run from 6pm until 9pm. Theo & Joe are happy to teach new players and to make suggestions from among the hundreds on our demo wall.

Mar
3
Tue
Learn-to-Play Tuesday @ North Shore
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of open gaming hosted by our loyal Champion, Chris! Learn to play a new game or break out an old favorite.

This event will run from 6pm until 9pm. Chris will choose a couple fun games to play, or you can pick from hundreds of games in our demo library.

Mar
7
Sat
German Language Learning—with Board Games! @ Mayfair
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am

Learning German, or want to brush up on your Wortschatz? Why not have some fun while you learn!

At this bi-weekly event, you’ll have a chance to gather with other learners of German, practice your conversation skills and play various games using the language.

Your event host, Jaymee, is fluent in the German language AS WELL as in board games, and she will facilitate the event to make sure everyone has a great game to play and some fellow learners to practice with.

Note: This event is not intended for first-time German learners, but rather current learners who would like to practice their language skills.

Play It First—Oceans @ Mayfair
Mar 7 @ 12:00 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: Glenn

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: Oceans

Enter a vast, underwater cosmos: a mysterious interconnected world of tentacles, sharp teeth, and black ink, where your survival depends on your ability to adapt in a continually changing environment. But this is just on the surface—Lurking below the surface lie mysteries so bizarre they hardly seem natural.

Oceans is a stand-alone game for 2 – 4 players in the highly acclaimed Evolution product line. Oceans depicts the interconnected ecosystem of marine life and combines it with the powerful mysteries of the unknown. The Deep is a deck of nearly 100 unique traits you’ll discover over the course of many games. These over-powered traits represent the unknown: the undiscovered wonders of the deep ocean.

Venture into the deep at your own risk!

Mar
9
Mon
Learn-to-Play Mondays @ Mayfair
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of gaming hosted by our loyal Champions, Theo & Joe! Learn to play a new game or break out an old favorite.

This event will run from 6pm until 9pm. Theo & Joe are happy to teach new players and to make suggestions from among the hundreds on our demo wall.

Mar
10
Tue
Learn-to-Play Tuesday @ North Shore
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of open gaming hosted by our loyal Champion, Chris! Learn to play a new game or break out an old favorite.

This event will run from 6pm until 9pm. Chris will choose a couple fun games to play, or you can pick from hundreds of games in our demo library.

Mar
13
Fri
Magic Draft Academy—For Learners & Kids @ North Shore
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm

Welcome to Draft Academy!

This hands-on, instructor led event prepares Magic learners and kids to build amazing decks and win more games at Booster Draft events.

No cards, materials, or Booster Draft experience required!

Build a new deck at each Academy!
As an attendee of this Draft Academy, you will receive three booster packs from a recent Magic set, as well as invaluable instruction on how to draft a great set of cards and craft them into a powerful Magic deck.

Using the tips and skills you discover at the Academy, you’ll be able to determine:

  • What makes a great first pick in a draft;
  • How to read what your neighbors are drafting and adjust accordingly;
  • How and when to create card combos;
  • How to fill out your mana curve so that you’ll be able to use all your mana every turn;
  • And much more!

Your instructor, Taylor, is a Drafting pro. An excellent teacher as well as Magic player, he makes great deckbuilding fun and easy to understand.

What is a Booster Draft?
In Booster Draft events, each player starts with three booster packs. Opening their first pack and studying the 15 cards within, each player will then pick one card to keep, then pass the rest to their neighbor, repeating this process until all the cards are gone. Then it’s on to the next pack, and then the third!

From the pool of cards drafted, players then build a deck of at least 40 cards. Then, we pair everyone with an opponent to play some best-of-three matches using our newly built decks!

Each session, we’ll also have promo card prizes for some lucky participants.

Event Schedule
Registration: 6:10PM-6:30PM
Academy Discussion: 6:30PM-7:15PM
Drafting and Deckbuilding Practice: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Two Paired Matches: 8:00PM-10:00PM

What to know ahead of time
This event is suggested for kids and Magic learners who already know the basic rules of Magic. If you’ve never played a game of Magic before, we suggest stopping into the store and asking for a walk-through from one of our Barristers. (Better yet, if you call ahead, we can let you know whether we’ll have time to take you through a full tutorial.)

Want to keep improving?
Stop in for another Academy session! Each session will present you with three new packs, more opportunity to practice, and a new deckbuilding puzzle to solve.

Plus—join us for our Sealed Deck Academy, every 4th Friday, where you’ll open six booster packs and build a deck from their contents!

Mar
14
Sat
Play It First—Arkham Horror Final Hour @ Mayfair
Mar 14 @ 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: Glenn

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: Arkham Horror Final Hour~~
You arrived too late to stop the loathsome rite, and a monstrous, transdimensional Ancient One tears through reality. An iridescent rift slashes across the darkened skies, heralding the nightmarish creatures that pour into the hallowed buildings of Miskatonic University. As howls and screams cut through the night, there is only one path left for your fearless investigators—hold back the horde long enough to somehow reverse the summoning.

Arkham Horror: Final Hour is a fully cooperative, fast-paced board game for one to four players. An endless tide of monsters sweeps across the Miskatonic University campus, and you must hold them back, all while searching desperately for the ritual components you need to put an end to the insanity. Playable in under 60 minutes, your fate depends on the cooperation between you and your fellow investigators. The odds against you are astronomical, but if you don’t succeed, this will indeed be the final hour for Arkham… and the world.

Mar
16
Mon
Learn-to-Play Mondays @ Mayfair
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of gaming hosted by our loyal Champions, Theo & Joe! Learn to play a new game or break out an old favorite.

This event will run from 6pm until 9pm. Theo & Joe are happy to teach new players and to make suggestions from among the hundreds on our demo wall.

Mar
17
Tue
Learn-to-Play Tuesday @ North Shore
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of open gaming hosted by our loyal Champion, Chris! Learn to play a new game or break out an old favorite.

This event will run from 6pm until 9pm. Chris will choose a couple fun games to play, or you can pick from hundreds of games in our demo library.