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.
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.
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