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!

Story Tavern’s new Game Room

If you haven’t been to Story Tavern yet, you should really try to change that.  Not only does the fairly new gastropub showcase a menu of tasty pub fair, it also has a full line-up of craft beers!  They recently expanded their location adding a second wing devoted completely to games.  On top of being a restauranteur and foodie, Owner Brian Slaught is a die hard gamer.  He loves table top and miniature games, and is also a huge fan of classic games like Darts, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, and Foosball.


Story Tavern Game Room – photo courtesy of Randy Clemens

The gaming event will take place in this hip new game space decked out with a reclaimed wood interior and copper ceiling.  The classic games will be moved to make way for gaming tables and Brian just announced that there will be a taco bar providing food for the event.  Wether it’s great craft beer, local cask ale, or cider, you’ll be bound to find something great to drink.


Story Tavern Main Pub – photo courtesy of Randy Clemens


To learn more about Story Tavern, read the recent Los Angeles Magazine article by Randy Clemens or visit Story Tavern’s Website!

Beer Geeks and Table Top Game Geeks Rejoice

This is the first ever event in the area that’ll celebrate the communal geekdom between beer geeks and board game geeks.  There is already a large crossover and we’re evidence of that.  Board Beer Geek Tavern is a collaborative event put on by local beer bloggers (Bierkast.com, LA-Beer-Blog.com, and BeerofTomorrow.com) along with our illustrious hosts at Story Tavern.  The event will showcase some great craft beer, a cast of Real Ale from a local LA brewery, live music, and some great food options from Story Tavern.

We’ll be featuring some awesome games which are great for beginners and advanced board gamers.  Each game is completable near the 60 minute mark, which means you’ll be able to get a few great games in during the event and hopefully meet some new friends.  Don’t worry if you’ve never played these games, we’ll have Game Runners helping to kick off each game and answer questions.

If you want to bring your own games, please feel free.  If you want to get a jump start on rules for the games we’ll be playing, here they are.


Special Thanks to JJ Game Lounge for helping us with the games!  Please let us know if you have any questions at all or if anything isn’t crystal clear.  We’re happy to answer questions.  Email us at INFO at Board Beer Geek Tavern dot Com.