Thursday, 29 August 2013

Games & Grab at the Green Bean Windsor Star Cafe Sept 13th

The new Green Bean is located right Downtown Windsor, in the 300 block of Ouelette in the new Windsor Star Building, which used to be the Palace Theater. The actual address is 300 Ouellette Ave - 3rd floor. The actual name is The Winsdor Star Cafe by The Green Bean and I know this has caused a bit of confusion in the past.

There's no theme for this event, just bring whatever you feel like playing. If you don't have very many games don't worry the regulars always bring lots of great stuff and all of us are willing to teach the games we bring.

This all ages event runs from 6pm until 11pm on Friday September 13th

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Cards & Coffee September 7th

September 7th we head over to long time FLGS Hugin & Munin for a night of cards and caffeine. The event will run from 5pm until 11pm. Through the entirety of the event all Tassimo coffee will be half off.

This event has proved to be very popular so you may want to show up a bit early as the place gets packed and we run out of chairs quickly.

Yeah it's called Cards & Coffee and yes some people dig playing Dominion or Magic but you don't need to stick to card games. It's just an excuse to spend a Saturday night playing some games. It also happens that Tassimo coffee is half off.

This is an all ages event that is open to anyone and everyone. Bring your favourite game or play one of ours. No XP needed, we'll teach you what we have.

Hugin & Munin is located at 1664 Tecumseh RD. E. in Windsor Ontario. Parking in back or on side roads and free out front after 6pm.

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Boardgames Are Really Fun - August 29th

August 29th Boardgames Are Really Fun at Villains

Villians Beastro is one of the coolest bars to open here in Windsor. The theme is movie and TV Villains throughout the ages. The places is set up like a secret lair. What a perfect place for some gaming. 

B.A.R.F. events are themed events and we try to bring games that fit the theme. The theme for July is The Orient. We will be looking for quick games or games with an Oriental theme. Stuff like Cheng Chang, Shogun and Samurai. Note, we're not going to bash you for not sticking to the theme, if you have a game you really want to play, feel free to bring it.

The event starts at 6 pm on August 29th and goes until close. Most gamers usually pack it in around midnight though as the place starts to fill with the downtown drinking crowd at about that time. Note also that since our event is on a Thursday that it's also SWAMP night and Steam Whistle beer and all Paninis are on sale.

Note this is not an all ages venue: Villains is a bar and serves alcohol so no kids for this one.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Open gaming at Brimstone August 24th

Now that The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz is done it's back to our regular weekly schedule of events.

The Windsor Gaming resource returns to Brimstone Games on August 24th from 6pm until Midnight. Brimstone has a huge gaming area with tons of tables, chairs and great lighting. I'm told by the owner Sean that we could fit 60 of us in there.

This is an open, all ages, themeless gaming event. Just a bunch of us getting together to play some games. Magic the Gathering and Warhammer are popular at Brimstone along with the usual mix of card and board games

You can find Brimstone at 3298 Walker Rd. Parking is available on the south side of the building and on the street around back.

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The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Windsor 2013 Results

The 4th annual Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Windsor has come to a close.

We had a great event last night at The Green Bean downtown. 28 local gamers came out, breaking our previous record of 24 players.

A great time was had by all.

The top five winners were:

1st Place - Jason Robertson
2nd Place - Winston Doan
3rd Place - Chris Ball
4th Place - Michael Easterbrook
5th Place - Ryan Patrick


Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz returns to Windsor

August 17th The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz returns to Windsor Ontario.

This all day, no elimination, five round board game tournament will be hosted at The Green Bean Cafe's downtown location, otherwise known as The Windsor Star News Cafe, on the third floor of 300 Outlette Ave in the Windsor Star's new offices (the old Palace Theater). The event will run from Noon until 9pm. Doors will open at 11am.

For this years event we will have five rounds:

Round 1 - 1 hour
Round 2 - 1 hour
Round 3 - 1.5 hours
Dinner 1 hour
Round 4 - 1.5 hours
Final Round - 2 hours

Each round players will score points based on their ranking in the game. These points are weighted by the game length (so you get more points for winning a 2 hour game than a 1 hour game). At the end of the event prizes will be awarded based on points earned.

The player with the highest total will win a day pass to FanExpo Canada to participate in the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Finals. Additional prizes will be awarded for first through fifth place. There will also be a ton door prizes (possibly enough for everyone to walk out with something).

You can find out more about The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz including the full rules and scoring system over at:

The cost to participate in this Blitz is $5. 100% of the proceeds are going towards prizes. The more people that enter the better the prize pool will be.

This will be the fourth time we have hosted a Great Canadian Board Game Blitz here in Windsor. Each previous event has been awesome and we've seen more and more people out ever year. We've got room for 40 people so let's make 2013 a record year.

You can sign up to attend on the Windsor Blitz Facebook Page

The game list for this event can be viewed on google drive: 2013 Windsor Blitz Game List

Sponsors for this event include: Hugin & Munin, Brimstone Games, The Green Bean Cafe and the very generous Russell Brothers.