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Upcoming Events

This series of three day-long events, supported by a Small Neighbourhood Grant from the Vancouver Foundation, celebrates human beings interacting in a fun way, in real life, instead of in front of a screen. Have you had enough of screens? I have.

Most of the grant will go toward a small collection of games, that will be donated to our host venue, Thirdspace, after the events. These include games like The Mind, Just One, Space Base, The Quest for El Dorado, and other great new games that are up for awards this year. If you have never heard of any of these games then you are in for a real treat! There has been a renaissance in the board game industry over the past decade or two, and they are pretty awesome now.

In addition to an open library of over 100 games, I’m also pleased to present some special events from our sponsors:

Magic 101 (by Grey Haven Hobbies & Games): learn how to play Magic: the Gathering collectible card game

RPG One-Offs (by Tabletop Crepes & Games): experience the fun and imagination of a role-playing game in a single session

Admission to the event is absolutely free, and I will not ask for any donations. (In fact, one of the rules of the grant is that we actually cannot accept donations, as that’s what the funding is for; instead I suggest you spend your hard-earned dollars at one of our sponsors’ locations, each of which is a block away).
Participants of all ages and gaming levels are welcome, and you can bring your own games if you want. I will be able to teach about 3/4 of the games in the game library. Food and drink are allowed, and will not be served, but there are lots of great restaurants nearby. No alcohol on the premises though.
The venue can sit up to 40 people, so that’s what I’ve limited the number of tickets to. Of course not everyone will be there for the whole 10 hours, so if it’s full you’re welcome to still join and I’ll do my best to find you a table.

Get your free ticket here. 

You can’t say “mundane” without “Monday”! The solution: simply add board games, along with some great pub food and fun people, and you’ll have what is about as great as a Monday evening can get!

Bring your own games, or if you’re relatively new to gaming I’ll be there to recommend and teach from a selection of 20-30 games, with on emphasis on minimal rules and lots of fun. The tables are nice and big, the venue is well lit, and we have a whole section to ourselves.

Monday Specials:

Dry ribs $5.99

Michelob Ultra draft (530 mL) $7.99

Other details:

There is no cover charge or minimum spend. However, I do ask that everyone kindly makes a purchase so that we can continue to use this awesome venue.

The Canadian Brewhouse is family-friendly, attendees are not expected to order alcoholic beverages.

The focus is “lighter” games, but there are often more dedicated gamers who are looking for others to join more challenging ones, and I will help coordinate.

Canadian Brewhouse is located right beside Walmart, on the corner of Alderbridge and Garden City. If you’re taking transit it’s about a 15 min walk from Lansdowne Station, or there’s a bus from Bridgeport with less walking. If you’re driving there’s lots of free parking available.

Most people get there between 6 and 7, then order food first, while maybe playing some quick games as others arrive. By 7 pretty much everyone is focusing on gaming.

The event officially ends at 10 but you’re welcome to stay later to finish up your game. But they do close at 2am, so you gotta be out by then 😉
Hope to see you there, and Happy Gaming!

Sign up here.

What’s better than crêpes and games? The two together!

Every Friday 7 to 9:30 join us for a fun-filled night, regardless of whether you’re a seasoned gamer, or brand new to gaming and just want to hang out with people!

Either bring your own games, or the host will recommend some from Tabletop’s library of over 120 games of all kinds, and teach you how to play, so you don’t have to read the rulebook. Coming alone is also totally fine; don’t worry, we’ll find a game that’s just starting and get you in. So it’s best to get there as close to 7 as you can, it’s ok if you’re late, just that you may have to wait until a game ends before you can jump in.

Other than the sweet kind of crêpes I know you’re thinking of, they also have savoury crêpes, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Check out their full menu. The one in the photo is the Donkey Kong (chocolate, banana and peanut butter, because YES).

Tabletop Crêpes and Games collects a $5 cover charge for gaming, which is reduced to $2 if you make a food/beverage purchase of $10 or more. You can also get a stamp card so that every tenth gaming session for you is free.

So come on out and enjoy some fun games and delicious crêpes!

Sign up here.

Board games and bubble tea were made for each other! And you can be a part of this amazing feat of nature by going to this meetup, held every Tuesday 6-9pm at Kingsize Bubble Tea & Games on Main St.

The host and venue will supply a selection of games to choose from, or if you have your own you’d like to play, feel free to bring those too.

There is no fee or minimum spend for this event, but we do ask that everyone makes a purchase, as the owner has been kind enough to let us use the space for an extended period of time. They use a lot of fresh ingredients, and their lemon tea is especially popular.

You don’t have to be there at exactly 6:00, but the closer to 6 you arrive the less likely you’ll have to wait for a game to finish so you can jump in. The event ends at 9 but the shop is open till 10, so you’re welcome to stay past 9 to finish up your game.

We play all kinds of games, just let us know what you’ve played and what you like, and we’ll get you set up!

Register here.

I’m hosting this free event to announce Meeple Leaf Con, to be held in Seattle in September, 2020, and to get to know the local community! I love hosting board game events and bringing people together through tabletop fun.

All ages and levels of gaming experience are welcome. I will bring about 30 games, mostly casual ones, and if you have any games you’d like to play and/or teach you’re welcome to bring those as well.

Halfway through the event I will run a Wits & Wagers megagame, for up to 7 teams, ideally with 2 or 3 members each. It’s a trivia bidding game, after I’ve given a quick introduction you can decide if you want to join.

Meeples Games has been kind enough to let us use their space for an extended period of time. Though there is no cover charge or minimum spend to join this event, as they are a business, I do ask that everyone purchases their meal at the Meeples Games Cafe, which has some great options (full menu here: https://meeplesgames.com/the-cafe/). They also have a huge retail section.

Also to respect their regular business operations, I’ve set the registration deadline a week before the event, so that we will know how many people to expect. If you can’t make it please cancel your ticket to open up availability for others. Seating for those without a ticket will be based on availability of space.

So grab your ticket, then get ready to roll some dice, flip some cards, and create some fun-filled memories!