What we're about

Please Read! FAQ below

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 how much is this?

Just $5 for the whole time even on the occasional full weekend play

How do you guys make money?

We can offer this for so cheap 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.

We also have a public list available here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZenTN9EsdKspf5W88k_S0cUYQQOJgBLS-ZT9PE1UK2I/edit?usp=sharing

Can I come late?

Of course!

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)

Open Gaming + DND and Other RPGs!

Brooklyn Game Lab

$5.00

Come my dice rollers and role players for our RPG Nights we will be running DND every Tuesday as well as other RPGs such as Masks. We currently have quite a few DMs that are each running a table with 6 slots. We also have our open gaming library available if you would like to play board games COMMENT BELOW If you would like to sit a particular table please Otherwise, just RSVP! All tables are beginner-friendly All the DM's we have on occasion are listed below and will be removed sometime the week before based on availability The DM's Hiram Smith Is running a character-driven game for beginners. Perfect for people who have some trouble with the roleplay aspect of DND. He's also debating running a module like horde of the dragon queen based on player interest. MIles Duffield A writer and actor at heart he DMs with his commitment to the descriptions and the world at a 10. An expert in the theater of the mind DND, so get ready for a table with fabulous over the top combat that is perfect for beginners. Ben Would like to welcome you to The Kingdom of Zebseldka who has hired adventurers to help build and secure an outpost on the continent of Summanura. The wilderness has proven to be a fierce place, full of terrible creatures and relics of a bygone age. Pays well though! Gather your party at Zeke's Rest Stop for further details! The perfect table for those who wish to uncover every rock. Jeff Running sessions with 1000 solutions you'll learn unique ways to use your character sitting with Jeff and evolve as a player. Get ready for some of the most engaging environments and encounters you'll ever see. Arthur Excellent at connecting with players Arthur builds sessions directed around what players need. Pulling from hundreds of resources he's constantly studying up on dnd and has a table ready for whatever you come up with. Hanz Is here running the store and helping all new players with character creations. If needed he is a bottomless resource of one-shots perfect for all levels of play. He is also very happy to run Masks, ROOT Rpg,

Open Gaming & Game Club: Wingspan!

Brooklyn Game Lab

Alongside our open gaming Check out the library here, we have a Game of the Month Club! This means if you have the highest score in the game you will win a free copy (or a game of equal or lesser value) at the end of the month or compete in a final bout dependent on the game. The highest score is dependent on the game. With Wingspan as our game of the month and considering how much people want to play it and how hard it is to get a copy we will keep this going for the rest of 2019. Good luck and may the best player win.

Open Gaming + Dev Days

Brooklyn Game Lab

$5.00

You love making games. We love playing games. You need play testers. We like playing new games. Honestly this has been destined to happen. So from now on we are gonna have Thursday be board game dev days! So bring your work in progess or almost completed project for people to play. If the people like it we will dedicate a thursday to it. In the future we plan to invite speakers, do game jams. have lesson and so much more so RSVP to let us know what you want.

Open Gaming + DND and Other RPGs!

Brooklyn Game Lab

$5.00

Come my dice rollers and role players for our RPG Nights we will be running DND every Tuesday as well as other RPGs such as Masks. We currently have quite a few DMs that are each running a table with 6 slots. We also have our open gaming library available if you would like to play board games COMMENT BELOW If you would like to sit a particular table please Otherwise, just RSVP! All tables are beginner-friendly All the DM's we have on occasion are listed below and will be removed sometime the week before based on availability The DM's Hiram Smith Is running a character-driven game for beginners. Perfect for people who have some trouble with the roleplay aspect of DND. He's also debating running a module like horde of the dragon queen based on player interest. MIles Duffield A writer and actor at heart he DMs with his commitment to the descriptions and the world at a 10. An expert in the theater of the mind DND, so get ready for a table with fabulous over the top combat that is perfect for beginners. Ben Would like to welcome you to The Kingdom of Zebseldka who has hired adventurers to help build and secure an outpost on the continent of Summanura. The wilderness has proven to be a fierce place, full of terrible creatures and relics of a bygone age. Pays well though! Gather your party at Zeke's Rest Stop for further details! The perfect table for those who wish to uncover every rock. Jeff Running sessions with 1000 solutions you'll learn unique ways to use your character sitting with Jeff and evolve as a player. Get ready for some of the most engaging environments and encounters you'll ever see. Arthur Excellent at connecting with players Arthur builds sessions directed around what players need. Pulling from hundreds of resources he's constantly studying up on dnd and has a table ready for whatever you come up with. Hanz Is here running the store and helping all new players with character creations. If needed he is a bottomless resource of one-shots perfect for all levels of play. He is also very happy to run Masks, ROOT Rpg,

Past events (359)

Open Gaming + Dev Days

Brooklyn Game Lab

$5.00

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