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Mar
3
Sun
Gaslands Demo Day @ Mayfair
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm

Modified Hot Wheels, thrilling races, and post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem! Join us for an afternoon of Gaslands with Barrister Glenn!

New players welcome: This event is intended to introduce new players to the game’s rules and concepts, then start playing!

Description from Osprey Games:
“Shoot, ram, skid and loot your way through the ruins of civilisation with Gaslands, a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players control small fleets of armed vehicles in battles for resources, dominance and survival.

With rules for multiple vehicle types (from motorbikes to big rigs), varied special weapons and accessories (including oil slicks, caltrops and nitro boosters), and a host of options for scenarios, environmental conditions, crew and campaigns, players can tailor games to match their own visions for an anarchic future.”

Jun
1
Sat
International Tabletop Day 2019 @ Bayshore, Greenfield, Mayfair and Oak & Shield
Jun 1 all-day

The Tabletop Day Schedule of Events is Now Live!

Friends, Gamers, Champions—Lend me your dice!

International Tabletop Day draws near! On June 1, gamers across the globe will come together as a community to celebrate and share our passions—by playing more games!

Board Game Barrister is getting in on the fun with an all-day schedule of events and free open gaming for those who want to spend the day exploring our wall of demo games.

So get in on the fun, discover some great new games, and maybe you’ll walk away with some goodies and promos for your favorites.

Tabletop Day at the Pub!
Thanks to the mysterious forces of fate, our Oak & Shield Pub will have been open for 56 weeks without hosting a Tabletop Day. Let’s change that! Oak & Shield will be in full gaming mode with an entire day of events, food, drink, patio games, and more!

 

Call for Event Runners
Bring your passions to the table! This is your chance to spread the love for your favorite games and find folks to play with. Worker placement, deck-building, roleplaying, party games, bluffing, miniatures and social deduction games—whatever you want to play on the international holiday for our favorite hobby!

(Oh, and did I mention? You’ll get MVP points for every game you host!)

Choose one or more games to host from the Tabletop Day games list.

 

Prefer to play games rather than run them?
Brilliant! Playing games is what International Tabletop Day is all about, and we’ll have plenty of event runners looking for players to fill their tables! Stop in and celebrate the tabletop games you love surrounded by your fellow gamers, all day at the Board Game Barrister locations in Bayshore, Greenfield, Mayfair and the Oak & Shield Pub!

Sep
9
Mon
Learn-to-Play—Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid @ Mayfair
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm

It’s Morphin’ Time! Join us for three weeks of Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid!

In Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, you and your fellow players will take on the roles of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to battle the forces of darkness. In the core game box, you will face Rita Repulsa and her relentless swarms of Putty Patrollers, as well as formidable monsters like Bones, Knasty Knight, Madame Woe, and Pudgy Pig.

Use martial arts, teamwork, and the power of the Zords to defeat the evil that threatens Angel Grove.

New Players Welcome!
This is a learn-to-play event, so if you haven’t played Power Rangers before, we’ll show you the ropes and answer questions during gameplay!

Sep
16
Mon
Learn-to-Play—Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid @ Mayfair
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm

It’s Morphin’ Time! Join us for three weeks of Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid!

In Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, you and your fellow players will take on the roles of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to battle the forces of darkness. In the core game box, you will face Rita Repulsa and her relentless swarms of Putty Patrollers, as well as formidable monsters like Bones, Knasty Knight, Madame Woe, and Pudgy Pig.

Use martial arts, teamwork, and the power of the Zords to defeat the evil that threatens Angel Grove.

New Players Welcome!
This is a learn-to-play event, so if you haven’t played Power Rangers before, we’ll show you the ropes and answer questions during gameplay!

Sep
23
Mon
Learn-to-Play—Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid @ Mayfair
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

It’s Morphin’ Time! Join us for three weeks of Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid!

In Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid, you and your fellow players will take on the roles of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to battle the forces of darkness. In the core game box, you will face Rita Repulsa and her relentless swarms of Putty Patrollers, as well as formidable monsters like Bones, Knasty Knight, Madame Woe, and Pudgy Pig.

Use martial arts, teamwork, and the power of the Zords to defeat the evil that threatens Angel Grove.

New Players Welcome!
This is a learn-to-play event, so if you haven’t played Power Rangers before, we’ll show you the ropes and answer questions during gameplay!

Oct
26
Sat
Day of Deduction: Learn-to-Play Double Feature @ Mayfair
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Time to do some sleuthing and deducing!

Join us for this free learn-to-play event, and prepare yourself for a Day of Deduction.

New players welcome! Your event host, Glenn, will teach the rules of these games and answer questions as we play.

More about Detective Club
Detective Club is a social deduction party game featuring beautiful, surreal artwork and intriguing player interactions! Each round, one player secretly writes a word in all-but-one of the other players’ notebooks. The player who does not know the word is the Conspirator this round. All players then take turns playing cards they feel best represent the word. When the word is revealed at the end of the round, each player explains why their cards make sense with the word. The player who didn’t know the word will have to quickly come up with an explanation in order to not be detected!

More about Trapwords
Your task seems simple. You are given a word, and you need your teammates to guess it. But the other team has already seen your word, and they have made a list of “trapwords” that you can’t say. You don’t know what’s on their list. And there’s a time limit. If you succeed, you advance to higher levels with more trapwords and additional challenges!

Oct
27
Sun
Learn-to-Play: Arkham Horror @ Mayfair
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm

Our October of spooky board gaming continues with an afternoon of Arkham Horror!

Join us for this free learn-to-play event, and attempt to prevent the arrival of the Ancient Ones that wish to enslave or destroy the human race.

New players welcome! Your event host, Glenn, will teach the rules of the game and answer questions as we play.

More about Arkham Horror
The year is 1926, and it is the height of the Roaring Twenties, and a dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time. Occult rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed; before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion.

Arkham Horror is a cooperative game based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, throwing extradimensional horrors into an early 20th century setting. Find out more here.

You and your fellow investigators must stand against the horrors threatening to tear this world apart. Will you prevail?

 

Nov
2
Sat
Learn-to-Play: Tiny Towns & Cartographers @ Mayfair
Nov 2 @ 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 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.

Nov
3
Sun
Learn-to-Play: Bubble Tea & The Tea Dragon Society @ Mayfair
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

This time is Bubble Tea and The Tea Dragon Society.

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

More about Bubble Tea
Welcome to the most popular bubble tea shop in Taiwan where you’ll find drinks flavored like rich milk tea with a chewy texture and unforgettable good taste! In Bubble Tea, each player has two cards called cups and nine bubble tea ingredient cards. One player uses the shaker to shake out which ingredients will be needed this game, and whoever assembles these ingredients the quickest wins the game and gets the rewards! To make an unforgettable bubble tea, you need to pay attention to crucial elements like having more bubbles and less sugar; even your method for adding ice will make the drink taste differently.

More about The Tea Dragon Society
Discover the ancient art form of Tea Dragon care-taking within The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, based on the graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons, creating memories to share forever. Each player’s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players choose to draw a card — triggering effects and strengthening their position — or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points.

 

Nov
9
Sat
Learn-to-Play: Marvel Champions & Call to Adventure @ Mayfair
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

This time is Marvel Champions & Call to Adventure.

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

More about Marvel Champions
Rhino rampages through the streets of New York. Klaw peddles illegal weapons to the world’s most dangerous criminals. Ultron threatens global annihilation. The world needs champions to stop these villains. Are you up to the task? In Marvel Champions: The Card Game, you and up to three friends will take on the roles of iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as you try to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes.

More about Call to Adventure
Make your fate! 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. You’ll begin each game with an origin card that provides your backstory as well as two “starter” abilities. Each round you may either acquire trait cards from the board or face a challenge. As your hero grows in ability and experience, you’ll move on to harder challenges, eventually facing deadly adversaries and acquiring more and more destiny points.