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May
30
Sat
German Language Learning—with Board Games! @ Mayfair
May 30 @ 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.

Standard Showdown (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield & North Shore
May 30 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master the Standard Format!

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win packs, as well as special 4-card Promo Packs!

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won.

The event winner will receive a Promo Pack for the current Magic season, featuring four special and exclusive cards.

Jun
3
Wed
Private Event: MAHL Board Game Meetup @ North Shore
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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

Jun
6
Sat
Standard Showdown (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield & North Shore
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master the Standard Format!

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win packs, as well as special 4-card Promo Packs!

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won.

The event winner will receive a Promo Pack for the current Magic season, featuring four special and exclusive cards.

Jun
8
Mon
Private Event: RPG Table
Jun 8 @ 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

Jun
11
Thu
MKE ASL Game Night @ Oak & Shield Gaming Pub
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Drop in and play various board games—in American Sign Language!

Each 2nd Thursday of the month, join in with deaf and hearing impaired ASL users over snacks, drinks, and a fun tabletop game.

We will kick off the evening with a few tables of short (30 minute) games until everyone shows up and gets comfortable. Then we’ll move on to slightly longer games (45-60 minutes).

Newcomers welcome!
We are more than happy to teach new games to guests.

All are welcome, but we ask that guests have a serious interest in American Sign Language.

Jun
12
Fri
Magic Draft Academy—For Learners & Kids @ North Shore
Jun 12 @ 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!

Jun
13
Sat
German Language Learning—with Board Games! @ Mayfair
Jun 13 @ 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.

KeyForge Sealed – Casual Tournament @ Greenfield
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am

Join us twice a month for Sealed KeyForge!

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, you’ll get to select your set and discover a new deck that you’ll pilot for the morning.

We’ll play three or four Swiss-style rounds, depending on our attendance.

Each round will be a Solo variant match, meaning you’ll play your new deck in a single game against your opponent.

Special Formats/Themes
Occasionally, this event will have a unique theme or special format. Join our KeyForge Facebook Group for updates and announcements about each week’s event.

Master Vault App
We suggest that all players download the official, free KeyForge Master Vault app and create an account. This account will be used to register you for each week’s event.

Leaderboard Ranked
For those interested, this event will count toward monthly Leaderboard rankings.

Standard Showdown (Magic: the Gathering) @ Greenfield & North Shore
Jun 13 @ 12:00 pm

Standard Showdown is back – it’s time to master the Standard Format!

Join us for a friendly competitive Standard event, and play to win packs, as well as special 4-card Promo Packs!

All players win a booster pack of their choice for every match won.

The event winner will receive a Promo Pack for the current Magic season, featuring four special and exclusive cards.