Testing positive

September 23, 2020

tl;dr:
Today is Wednesday, 23 September 2020.  I have received a positive COVID-19 test result.  If you were at the Mayfair store on Friday late afternoon (~4pm-7pm), you may have been exposed.

I am the second back-of-house Barrister to test …

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Farewell, Oak & Shield

September 8, 2020

TL;DR: our Oak & Shield Gaming Pub has closed. Our Board Game Barrister locations at Mayfair Mall, North Shore, and South Milwaukee remain open.

All adventurers know in the back of their mind that their adventures will come to an

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Open for Limited In-Store Shopping!

August 20, 2020

You read that headline right!

We are open for limited in-store shopping

Current Store Hours
Monday-Saturday: 11AM -to- 7PM
Sundays: Noon -to- 6PM

Locations Available: Mayfair & North Shore

Please read this post in its entirety to prepare for your

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Must be present to win – we’re reopening: why now?

August 18, 2020

Good evening, everyone.

Way back in May, when our governmental leaders were ignoring the advice of public health scientists and issuing a conflicting cluster of recommendations (and the occasional regulation) on how to reopen businesses and the economy, I realized …

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Four Weeks of Free RPG Day!

July 24, 2020

Free RPG Day was Saturday, July 25—but the fun continues!

Free RPG Swag

Let’s talk free stuff first. This year’s selection of swag features amazing content from some of our favorite RPG publishers, including new adventures, accessories, and quickstart rules …

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Greenfield Location Closed, End of June 2020

June 25, 2020

We’ve reached the end of a great chapter in the Board Game Barrister saga.

Our Greenfield store at 6120 West Layton Avenue closed at the end of June, 2020.  

Our other locations remain open.

Here are some of the quick …

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Farewell, Greenfield

June 24, 2020

On the ranking of things I get to write, this one ranks at the bottom of the scale. I’ve been putting it off for a week or so, “waiting for more information” I’ve been telling myself, but it is time.…

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Barrister Bounce Back Plan: Phase One

May 14, 2020

Rest assured, we’re actively tracking the local metrics and updates—it helps that instead of sleeping at night, Gordon consumes copious amounts of black coffee while reading research papers and legal contracts. So you can trust that we’ve thoroughly reviewed everything …

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The Barrister Bounce Back Plan

May 13, 2020

Update 30 June 2020: the sustained protests against police violence has created a natural experiment that has produced the heartening if unsurprising finding that the proper use of masks really does significantly reduce the transmission of SARS-COV-2.  While our Barrister …

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