What we're about

Let's play more games!

The Tribeca Brooklyn Game Lab (at 119 Chambers St) is open after work for folks to drop in, pull a game from our library (or bring one), meet up with other gamers and play.
Heavy Euros. Light party games. You name it -we're down to play!

And let's chat about what we can do to make this group better and Brooklyn Game Lab your friendly neighborhood hub to gather and game in Manhattan.

Join our discord here

https://discord.gg/bw3wqVf

Frequently Asked Questions

Wait this is free?

Yup free to come and play board games! Things may change in the future though

How do you guys make money?

We can offer this due to our Kids programming.

What board games will be there?

We have over 150 games for you to play!

You can expect modern board & card games like Catan, Werewolf, Secret Hitler, Sagrada, Agricola and Ticket to Ride, and too many others to name. Feel free to message Hanz if you wanna play something in particular.

Can I come late?

Yes, but we highly suggest coming on time for the best experience. The nature of this meetup is that you will ideally have time to play 3 to 4 games each time.

Can I bring an original board game I invented?

We love this! If you get people interested (very easy here) get some free playtesting but be excellent about it. Let everyone know what is up and don’t hog a table purely for your game.

Can I bring a pet?

Please do not bring pets! Though we strive to create an inclusive environment, part of that is understanding that we might have people attending who are allergic to animals or even afraid of them. Also, the event can get loud and may intimidate smaller creatures. Service animals and support animals who are trained for busy environments are welcome.

Is there anything else I need to know?

We believe that the following courtesies are essential for providing a framework where people who might be strangers can enjoy each others’ company while gaming:

Respect your fellow attendees’ time:

• Try not to be absent from the table or distracted when it is your turn.

• Take cues from your tablemates about approximately how long your turn should take.

• People who are leading and teaching games should do their best to honestly predict the length of the game.

• Players should be prepared to finish the game to its conclusion. Resigning in a game that has more than 2 players often has an ill effect on the experience of the players who remain.

Respect your fellow attendees. Period!

Be excellent to each other! Ask before assuming that someone knows or doesn't know how to play a game. If the competition gets to your head and you feel like saying something rude, instead take a break out front or grab some pizza around the corner.

Upcoming events (5+)

FREE Open Gaming!

Brooklyn Game Lab

Monday-Thursday from 7pm-10pm we have our free open adult gaming. Come to 119 Chambers St, Get a high five from Hanz, he'll help you find a good group of people and help you learn that game you've always wanted to play.

Keyforge Night!

Brooklyn Game Lab

Alongside our open gaming every Wednesday we will be running FREE Keyforge Nights. This is an open play so feel free to come and play for your first time.

FREE Open Gaming!

Brooklyn Game Lab

Monday-Thursday from 7pm-10pm we have our free open adult gaming. Come to 119 Chambers St, Get a high five from Hanz, he'll help you find a good group of people and help you learn that game you've always wanted to play.

FREE Open Gaming!

Brooklyn Game Lab

Monday-Thursday from 7pm-10pm we have our free open adult gaming. Come to 119 Chambers St, Get a high five from Hanz, he'll help you find a good group of people and help you learn that game you've always wanted to play.

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FREE Open Gaming!

Brooklyn Game Lab

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