What we're about

Welcome to Board & Brews!!!

We’re a fairly active gaggle of friendly meeples with meetups occurring three to four times a month. We enjoy playing all sorts of games, from classics like Catan and Dixit, to Euro's, to Amertrash, heavy strategy, short games, long game, card games, and occasionally the weird and mysterious. We cover it all, but what really makes us very different from gaming in a local store is a shared love of the brew. It’s a mix of 30% games, 30% socializing, and 30% beer. Unfortunately, we can’t tell you what the remaining 10% is. That is secret. You'll have to attend a few meetups to find out. We meet at a few locations throughout Austin, and are always looking for new places to board and brew. (And if you don't drink, that's cool too. We may hold you suspect, but we respect your decision and will welcome you with open arms! Figuratively speaking of course.)

We have a combination of open gaming days, as well as scheduled gaming for those interested in playing specific games, or learning a new game. You'll find those that hosts are super friendly, welcoming to new comers, and sincerely interested in sharing the best of board gaming. We only ask that if you commit to a scheduled game and can't make it, you remove yourself from the list to allow others the chance to attend, and shoot the host a quick message that you cannot make it. Otherwise, the only other rule is to "be excellent to each another."

So if you're looking for a nice group of board gaming geeks who game with a smile and a cold one in their hands, then you've found the right place. Looking forward to rolling some bones together!

*Currently only hosting online events.*

Upcoming events (5)

Clans of Caledonia - Tabletop Simulator

Online event

Clans of Caledonia is an economic game about settling and producing goods in Scottland. A majority of the game will be focused on producing, buying, selling, and trading goods with the market where prices fluctuate with supply and demand. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/216132/clans-caledonia We will be playing this game on Tabletop Simulator and using Discord to talk. To be able to play, you will need the following: 1. A computer. A mouse is recommended but not required. 2. Tabletop Simulator from Steam. You can find it at https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160 3. A microphone to chat with all your lovely fellow players. We will need everyone to join our discord server for voice chat while we play. https://discord.gg/yE8Ptrd You can install the Discord app on Android or iPhone and it works just fine. We'll join discord on table2 at 6:30pm. If we get 2 people on the waitlist (6 total) we'll open it up for two games. If this is your first time playing, try to watch a rules explanation beforehand to speed things up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3shXsaaVdU --- If you need any help setting up for an online event or have any questions at all, don't hesitate to chat in the discussion area or reach out to one of the organizers directly. We're here to help.

Open Gaming - Online Edition

Online event

HEY NOW! We're bringing back OPEN GAMING with an ONLINE EDITION! Think of what you want and just show up (or cross your fingers and hope something sets up something you like). Better yet use the discussion area below to tell others what you're thinking. If you still want to schedule a specific game ahead of time, go for it! If not, stop by and see what's going on. What's most appropriate to choose? Everything I suppose, but maybe something short, sweet and easy to learn, like Wingspan, Azul, or Ticket to Ride. It really doesn't matter! Worst thing is you hang with some peeps, have riveting conversations, and have fun at someone else's expense. Live it. ------------------------------------------------ We will meeting up on Discord to organize and break out into games from there. To be able to play, you will need the following: 1. A computer. A mouse is recommended but not required. 2. A microphone to chat with all your lovely, fellow players. Games can be played on multiple platforms with the most popular being Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia. - Tabletopia (https://tabletopia.com/) just requires a free account to play and there is a premium, paid option that enables more games. Only one person needs to have premium for everyone else to be able to access the expanded library. - Tabletop Simulator is a paid game from Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160). It has a much larger library of available games but each person playing has to own a copy of Tabletop Simulator. ------------------------------------------------ If you need any help setting up for an online event or have any questions at all, don't hesitate to chat in the discussion area or reach out to one of the organizers directly. We're here to help.

Open Gaming - Online Edition

Online event

HEY NOW! We're bringing back OPEN GAMING with an ONLINE EDITION! Think of what you want and just show up (or cross your fingers and hope something sets up something you like). Better yet use the discussion area below to tell others what you're thinking. If you still want to schedule a specific game ahead of time, go for it! If not, stop by and see what's going on. What's most appropriate to choose? Everything I suppose, but maybe something short, sweet and easy to learn, like Wingspan, Azul, or Ticket to Ride. It really doesn't matter! Worst thing is you hang with some peeps, have riveting conversations, and have fun at someone else's expense. Live it. ------------------------------------------------ We will meeting up on Discord to organize and break out into games from there. To be able to play, you will need the following: 1. A computer. A mouse is recommended but not required. 2. A microphone to chat with all your lovely, fellow players. Games can be played on multiple platforms with the most popular being Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia. - Tabletopia (https://tabletopia.com/) just requires a free account to play and there is a premium, paid option that enables more games. Only one person needs to have premium for everyone else to be able to access the expanded library. - Tabletop Simulator is a paid game from Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160). It has a much larger library of available games but each person playing has to own a copy of Tabletop Simulator. ------------------------------------------------ If you need any help setting up for an online event or have any questions at all, don't hesitate to chat in the discussion area or reach out to one of the organizers directly. We're here to help.

Open Gaming - Online Edition

Online event

HEY NOW! We're bringing back OPEN GAMING with an ONLINE EDITION! Think of what you want and just show up (or cross your fingers and hope something sets up something you like). Better yet use the discussion area below to tell others what you're thinking. If you still want to schedule a specific game ahead of time, go for it! If not, stop by and see what's going on. What's most appropriate to choose? Everything I suppose, but maybe something short, sweet and easy to learn, like Wingspan, Azul, or Ticket to Ride. It really doesn't matter! Worst thing is you hang with some peeps, have riveting conversations, and have fun at someone else's expense. Live it. ------------------------------------------------ We will meeting up on Discord to organize and break out into games from there. To be able to play, you will need the following: 1. A computer. A mouse is recommended but not required. 2. A microphone to chat with all your lovely, fellow players. Games can be played on multiple platforms with the most popular being Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia. - Tabletopia (https://tabletopia.com/) just requires a free account to play and there is a premium, paid option that enables more games. Only one person needs to have premium for everyone else to be able to access the expanded library. - Tabletop Simulator is a paid game from Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160). It has a much larger library of available games but each person playing has to own a copy of Tabletop Simulator. ------------------------------------------------ If you need any help setting up for an online event or have any questions at all, don't hesitate to chat in the discussion area or reach out to one of the organizers directly. We're here to help.

Past events (1,419)

A War of Whispers - Tabletop Simulator

Online event

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