YEG Board Game Renaissance

If you’re a board gamer, there has never been a better time to game in Edmonton. For starters, Table Top Cafe just opened their second location; The Gamer’s Lodge is opening soon; and Hexagon Cafe, Mission: Fun & Games and Avalon Knights are all going strong. Plus, you can play at the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse.

In addition, Mission: Fun & Games is home to http://www.boardgames.ca where you can find any game you’re looking play!

Local conventions & tournaments are growing at a huge rate (KEFCon was a huge success this year). Local streamers like PlayingBoardGames.ca are promoting gaming like never before as well (check out their 12-hour live stream on New Year’s eve).

Add to all that the news that the Tavern on Whyte is jumping into the scene with their Board Game Sundays. Check out the latest details at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1523090754657316/

Here’s a quick run-down of the various options in town for Board Gaming.

Stores/Cafes that keep a selection on hand to play:

Avalon Knights
780-487-7716
http://www.avalonknights.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/Avalon-Knights-271155259…/timeline/

The Hexagon Board Game Cafe
780-757-3105
http://www.thehexcafe.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thehexcafe?fref=ts

Mission: Fun & Games (Also http://www.boardgames.ca)
780-459-1055
http://www.missionfunandgames.com/
https://www.facebook.com/missionfunandgames?fref=ts

Table Top Cafe (2 locations)
587-524-5323
http://www.tabletopcafe.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/TableTopCafe/

The Gamer’s Lodge (Opening in March, 2016)
http://www.thegamerslodge.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheGamersLodge/?fref=ts

Misc. Stores/Cafes that host Board Game Events

The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse
http://artsontheave.org/calendar/?entry=330&display=month
https://www.facebook.com/TheCarrotCoffeehouse/?fref=ts

The Tavern On Whyte
http://tavernonwhyte.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/1523090754657316/
https://www.facebook.com/tavernonwhyte/?fref=ts

Local Streams Featuring Board Games

PlayingBoardGames
Twitch, Blog, Youtube
http://www.facebook.com/playingboardgames
http://www.twitch.tv/playingboardgames
http://www.playingboardgames.ca
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxBEgigw3QtaPubwPBd4wXw

TabletopTrials
Twitch
http://www.twitch.tv/Tabletoptrials
https://www.facebook.com/TabletopTrials/?fref=ts

Organizations for Board Gamers

Edmonton Board Game League
http://www.ebgl.org

POGOB-(Players of Games on Boards)
http://www.meetup.com/POGOBEdmonton/

The Edmonton Chess Club
https://www.facebook.com/TheEdmontonChessClub

Game Designers

Fongomongo Games​
Board Games
http://fongomongo.wix.com/fongomongogames

 

K5 Gaming
Card Games
k5gaming.com

 

Purgatory Industries​
Board Games
http://www.purgatoryindustries.com/

Rive
Board Game
https://www.facebook.com/riveboardgame/timeline

Tower Guard Games
Board Games

Conventions/Tournaments

Game-a-lot

New Home

https://www.facebook.com/groups/705139919525419/

GOBfest
http://www.gobfest.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/GOBfest/timeline

Intriguecon
http://hazardgaming.com/intrigue/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/groups/663587420414716/

Kefcon
http://www.kefcon.ca
https://www.facebook.com/KefConvention