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Ottawa gaming businesses in a post-pandemic world, Part 2: Hobby shops

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 […]

Gamers and Geeks unite for popular fest

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 […]

Level One Game Pub opening soon!

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 […]

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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 […]

Game Day: A Game Summit Photoblog

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 […]