From trading cards, figurines, board games and other pop culture merchandise, hobby shops are an ideal place for people to pick up new hobbies, show off their skills in official card game tournaments, or even help collectors expand their collections. Like many other businesses, the gaming ones had to make some changes to adapt to […]
Were it any other time but now, we’d all be rejoicing about the arrival of the Easter long weekend and an extra couple of days off of work but, for a lot of us, this past month has been the longest weekend ever.
This might be the first weekend that we are suggesting you don’t get together with friends and, rather, that you stay home, or at least as far away from other humans as possible.
The Flying Banzini is opening its doors to gamers, with the inaugural session happening Sunday 11 September starting at 2pm.
Post by Justin Francoeur. From April 8 – 10, 2016, the Ottawa Geek Market held it’s bi-annual festival at the Nepean Sportsplex in conjunction with the Capital Gaming Expo. The weekend saw two popular events filled with local gamers and fans of sci-fi, fantasy, anime, steampunk and horror congregate under one roof. As far as modern “geek […]
A heritage building near Ottawa’s historic Byward Market hosts one of the most unique additions to this capital city’s pub scene. Level One uniquely combines pub fare and a fully licensed bar with bookshelves full of board games and classic video game consoles. Located at 14 Waller Street in the former Lunenburg Pub & Bar […]
Though it’s still officially a few weeks off, if our events calendar is any indication, summer is already here! So you’ll want to take advantage of the warmer weather and get out to some great events, be they outdoor or indoor. Board game lounges seem to be all the rage these days, and Ottawa’s newest […]
This past weekend I got a chance to sit down with co-owners Alessandro Argentina and Mike Hopkins of The Loft Board Game Lounge, to chat about their passion for board games and their brand new lounge. In the midst of preparations for their grand opening this Thursday, the two partners explained their vision and the […]
Raw Sugar’s weekly Beats N Boards on Tuesday night was nothing like what I thought it would be. I thought it would be many small tables with two player games like Chess, Checkers and maybe Snakes and Ladders. Instead, there were only a few large tables with six to eight player games that I had […]
It’s one of the most common questions we get asked at the blog: how do I meet new people in this city? Cruising the bars solo is a crap shoot, and not everyone is inclined to sign up for Dodgeball at OSSC (I, for one, cannot even look at a dodgeball due to long-standing elementary school […]
Game Summit is in full swing over the river at the Palais de Congres in Gatineau, and apt613 is hitting the floor to play some… some games of giant Catan? Kafkaesque? Yes. Fun? Also yes! I discovered some brand new board games that now hold a special place in my cold heart. So, now I’ll […]