Event Recap and News

Wow! #TableTopDay was awesome and we were so lucky to be able to spend it with all of you.  As this was our first event, we definitely learned a lot, and thank you for taking part in our little moment of making history at Story Tavern.  We collected some fantastic feed back and have some constructive points we’ll aim to meet at our next event.  Check out our photos!


We were super excited to have a cask of Eagle Rock beer specially made for the event.  The sumac and honey Populist IPA went really well with the entire them.  One perk with being involved in the beer industry in LA is that we have access to cool one offs like this.  We also have access to Los Angeles Ale Works beer, so if you guys & gals want us to do an experiment for the next event with a crazy beer, just let us know!


We still want to hear what you think so if you didn’t leave feedback and still want to or if you remembered something that might make the event better, drop us an email, hit up our facebook page, or tweet us @BBGTavern.

Board Beer Geek Tavern News

Board Beer Geek Tavern isn’t just about playing games, drinking beer, and listening to music, it’s also about supporting our local gaming community.  We were able to work with a local game retailers to procure our board games this time around, JJ’s Game Lounge, and we now have a pretty nice selection of beginner level games that we can provide at events.  That being said, we were super excited that others brought games to share with the crowd.  This is exactly the kind of thing we want to do in the future.  If you are a game retailer or game  know someone that would like to sponsor our next event, please let us know.  Sponsorship can be everything from monetary to food, to supplies, to new games.

We also want to help spread the word about local game makers.  Peter Vaughan, a Burbank native, raised funds via kickstarter for his great game What the Food!  There are also many other local game makers supporting their projects via crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo.  If you hear of a cool local project or want to help get the word out about your game, drop us a line.

We’ll be sending out a newsletter as soon as we set the next Board Beer Geek Tavern date, which wont be for a few months, but stay vigil so you don’t miss the next one! We may be planning a series of smaller pop-up events around town as well!  If you want to subscribe to the newsletter you can do so in the right side bar.

Local Game Makers

Speaking of local Kickstarters, Pirate Den, the pirate themed card bluffing game by GameSmith, is currently on kickstarter with 7 hours to go.  Bo, will be at Redwood in Downtown LA tonight to celebrate the countdown of the project.  The project is currently successful, but they are still trying to reach stretch goals.


Courtesy of Gamesmith LLC, Pirate Den Kickstarter

Also, if you are a fan of Ticket to Ride, one of our favorites, you may be interested to know that Days of Wonder just released word of a Collectors edition with deluxe board, painted cars, and some other super cool upgrades for the 10th anniversary of TTR.  It’s available for pre-order now for a cool $100.



Table Top Season 3

Finally, if you’re a fan of Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Geek & Sundry, and Table Top, they are doing an Indie Go Go campaign for Table Top Season 3! Working to break away from google & youtube, they plan to fly solo an need the public’s help.  They’ve already hit their initial goal of $500,000, which is a ton of money, but clearly the support is unanimous and they’re stretching for more.  For anyone that doesn’t know, both Wil & Felicia are local, so supporting this campaign goes right in line with supporting our local community.  #ILoveTableTop



Event Photos!

The Bard

LuteA Cunning Musician

We are incredibly lucky to have a local bard, Aaron Collette, attending the Board Beer Geek Tavern.   Not only does Collette play guitar for the alternative rock band Carrion Crow, but he’s also skilled in electronica & mandolin.  Coming to us from Burbank, CA, Collette will be playing a selection of Medieval inspired tavern musical arrangements for your enjoyment.


We’ll be giving away several goodies throughout the event including games, exclusive cards, and even brewery swag.  Be sure to fill out your comment card and raffle ticket to enter the drawing.

What the Food Exclusive?! Table Top DayLAAW Shirt What the Food box 2

Start Time

The event kicks off at 12pm sharp.  To ensure you get the most out of your ticket, please arrive on time or early so you can get to your beers, board games, and taco baring.


Parking for our event is free and can be found directly behind Story Tavern in the rear of the building off of Angeleno.  Check the map below.  Parking can also be found on the streets easy walking distance away from the event.  *BE SURE TO CHECK STREET SIGNS FOR PARKING LIMITATIONS

Story Tavern – 150s San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502 – (818) 567-4200

Story Tavern Parking 1

What the Food?!

Peter Setting Up

Peter Setting Up

We have one new game that we’re adding to the line-up and it’s both fun and made by a local, Peter Vaughan.  This fast paced card game takes between 25-45 minutes to play and is primarily card based.  Players take on the personas of school kids in a massive food fights throwing everything from rotten spaghetti & meatballs slathered in chocolate syrup to peanut butter covered raw eggs.  Successfully pelting your competition with food slaps them with humiliation points and with 10 of those points you lose the game.  Beware, your opponents can duck, dodge, and reflect your attacks, and with random events that completely change up gameplay, the tides of food battle can turn at any minute.

Kip and the PrincipalI had the pleasure of meeting Peter last night and walking through the game mechanics and I’m happy to say it’s fun, easy to pick up, and has a ton of variability – perfect for beginners and advanced players.  The character design is fantastic something both Peter and Character Designer (Nickelodeon/Disney) Sebastian Duclos should be very proud of.

Squirmy BeastPeter’s Company, Squirmy Beast, successfully Kickstarted What the Food in June of 2013 and it’s now available at game shops and online.  Peter is also a regular author on The League of Game Makers, a blog dedicated to design, artistry, and creation of new tabletop/card games.  If you’re in the process of designing your own game, make sure to check it out.

Peter won’t be joining us in person at the event, but he’s given us one of his games along with exclusive promo cards and an expansion pack, which we’ll be giving away to a lucky winner during the event.  But remember, the only way you can win the game is by coming to the event so get your tickets now!

Twitter: @pvaughan007

Cheers, Kip