International Tabletop Day at The Rook & Pawn
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

International Tabletop Day at The Rook & Pawn

The Rook & Pawn is excited to participate in another Geek & Sundry International Tabletop Day. 

As we zoom up on our two year anniversary in June, its a great time to celebrate games, Athens, The Rook & Pawn and the people that make all of those things great!

We will have giveaways, prizes, exclusive promos courtesy of Geek & Sundry and game demos taught by staff and special guests. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Game On!
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Game On!

Game On! is a group dedicated to teaching the constantly expanding world of board games to older adults and retirees. A Rook & Pawn Game Wizard will select a new game each month for participants to learn and play over lunch. A great group for those looking for new games to play with their kids, grandkids and at family get togethers!

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Playtest Night
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Playtest Night

 

Be the first to play "The Next Big Thing". Playtest Track Nights will feature prototype copies of the latest games from area designers. Play, provide feedback and help perfect the next hotness!

This month's lineup includes games from Keymaster Games, Products for Robots and more!

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Dungeon World RPG Night
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00
X-Wing Fan Track
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

X-Wing Fan Track

Calling all fighter pilots! Whether you're a seasoned X-Wing player or a new recruit, swing by the X-Wing Fan Track night to engage in intense skirmishes against other pilots and earn the respect and admiration of your peers. 

X-wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Basic miniatures will be provided for beginners to become familiar with the game. Advanced players are invited to bring their own set.

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Game Night at the Rook & Pawn
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Game Night at the Rook & Pawn

The Rook & Pawn and the Athens Board Game Meetup group collaborate for another gaming event. Feel free to swing by if you feel like connecting with new friends, learning new games, or just playing for an hour or two. 

This month we're highlighting fantasy games!

As always, this event is completely free so long as you RSVP here or on FB at https://www.facebook.com/events/393952494316491/

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RPG Night
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

RPG Night

A meetup for anyone interested in role playing games - whether you're new to RPGs or have been playing for decades. 

No prior experience necessary and no materials required - our captains David and Nathan will take care of everything and get you into a campaign in no time! 

 

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St. Patrick's Day Charity Happy Hour
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

St. Patrick's Day Charity Happy Hour

Kickoff (or continue) your St. Patrick's Day with Blake Tyers,  Natalie Cox and The Rook & Pawn! Game Wizards will be on hand to teach new games and drink specials will help you get in the spirit! 

A percentage of all sales will go directly to Team 4 (Blake/Natalie) and Project Safe. Attendees can also give directly to Team 4 who will be accepting donations on site.

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Meetup Monday: Teacher's Choice
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup Monday: Teacher's Choice

The Rook & Pawn and the Athens Board Game meetup.com group collaborate on another Meetup Monday.

This month you teach, we'll play it! Want to share the love for your favorite game? Then come to the cafe, grab it off the shelf and get to teachin'! 

Meetup Mondays are a great way to connect with new friends and, as always, is completely free so long as you RSVP to this event or athttp://www.meetup.com/Athens-Area-Board-Games-Meetup/

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Rook & Pawn University Course #7
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Rook & Pawn University Course #7

Want to expand your board game repertoire but not sure where to start? Interested in gaming but haven't ventured into anything complex? Looking for a group that will play some of those larger, Euro-style games with you? At Rook and Pawn University, we'll give you the tools you need to master any board game and to provide your friends and family with countless nights of fun!

The course consists of 7 lessons, held every other Thursday. Students will get the chance to learn a wide range of board games employing several unique mechanics and progressing in difficulty. Students who attend every lesson will be awarded a T-shirt and certificate of achievement in a final, seventh session. 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Adjectives? Email rookandpawnfantracks@gmail.com.

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Rook & Pawn University Course #6
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Rook & Pawn University Course #6

Want to expand your board game repertoire but not sure where to start? Interested in gaming but haven't ventured into anything complex? Looking for a group that will play some of those larger, Euro-style games with you? At Rook and Pawn University, we'll give you the tools you need to master any board game and to provide your friends and family with countless nights of fun!

The course consists of 7 lessons, held every other Thursday. Students will get the chance to learn a wide range of board games employing several unique mechanics and progressing in difficulty. Students who attend every lesson will be awarded a T-shirt and certificate of achievement in a final, seventh session. 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Adjectives? Email rookandpawnfantracks@gmail.com.

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League Trivia Season 4 BEGINS
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

League Trivia Season 4 BEGINS

Sign ups are still underway for The Rook & Pawn League Trivia. In League Trivia, teams of four will compete over the course of five trivia sessions, culminating in a Championship Showdown between the two teams with the highest aggregate scores. Questions will be standard/general trivia and cover everything from sports to science and everything in between.

First Round begins January 30th and subsequent rounds will be held on the last Monday of each month through the spring. The Championship Showdown will be held in May. 

Teams are entitled to name two alternate players to their roster to take the place of an absent member on certain nights. An alternate must participate at least once through the season to be eligible for the annual membership award. 

The winning team will be awarded annual memberships for each participant (value ~$380) and a $100 gift card. 

If interested please send an email with your list of team members to: rookandpawnathens@gmail.com

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Cloud Control Campaign Party!
Jan
29
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud Control Campaign Party!

Join us as we play the next big thing in family friendly party games, Cloud Control from Dudley Games!

In Cloud Control players try to score the most points by forming clouds into recognizable shapes before time runs out. Great for kids, plays in as little as 15 minutes and its for 3 to 10 players!

The Rook & Pawn is excited to support, Cloud Control from Eugene Bryant and Dudley Games, live on indiegogo now! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cloud-control-game-party#/

The cafe will have special raspberry lemonade sodas for the kids and $1/off draft beers for any adults that play the game.

Spend your Sunday helping a great new designer and playing a great new game!

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Meetup Monday: Expansions!
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Meetup Monday: Expansions!

You've played the base game, now try the expansion! We'll feature lots of expansions for games that hit the table regularly in the group (and some less regularly) to see which ones we like and which ones we'd rather forget :).

Games may include

• 7 Wonders Cities

• 7 Wonders Leaders

• Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport

• Cities & Knights of Catan

• King of Tokyo: Power Up!

• Ticket to Ride: USA 1910

• Ticket to Ride: Europe

• Pandemic: On the Brink

• Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition

• Ascension: Realms Unraveled

• Five Tribes: The Artisans of Naqala 



Meetup Mondays are a great way to connect with new friends and, as always, is completely free so long as you RSVP to this event or at http://www.meetup.com/Athens-Area-Board-Games-Meetup/

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Family (k)Night
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Family (k)Night

Every Thursday is Family (k)Night! Kids eat for free with the purchase of an adult's meal starting at 6pm. Kids meals options are grilled cheese, PBJ, or kids hummus plate, all of which include a drink. Kids 13 and younger always play games for free with at least one paying adult!

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Staff Day
Dec
25
11:00 AM11:00

Staff Day

Staff Day is an awesome event for our staff. We close all day and do a deep clean on the entire space, meet as a group, and play board games all night! Its a really good time and very important to us. Our staff is incredible and they deserve it! We have staff day every other month and it's our only chance to get everyone together to play games and have a good time! We all love each other here and need a night to recharge and hang out. We're closed to the public all day.

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