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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Lords of Waterdeep

The Brewtorium

Waterdeep, the City of Splendors – the most resplendent jewel in the Forgotten Realms, and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. In this game, the players are powerful lords vying for control of this great city. Its treasures and resources are ripe for the taking, and that which cannot be gained through trickery and negotiation must be taken by force! In Lords of Waterdeep, a strategy board game for 2-5 players, you take on the role of one of the masked Lords of Waterdeep, secret rulers of the city. Through your agents, you recruit adventurers to go on quests on your behalf, earning rewards and increasing your influence over the city. Expand the city by purchasing new buildings that open up new actions on the board, and hinder – or help – the other lords by playing Intrigue cards to enact your carefully laid plans. During the course of play, you may gain points or resources through completing quests, constructing buildings, playing intrigue cards or having other players utilize the buildings you have constructed. At the end of 8 rounds of play, the player who has accrued the most points wins the game. Rulebook: http://dnd.wizards.com/sites/default/files/media/DnD_LOW_Rulebook_EN_1.pdf How to Play Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eP2vdCQs4Y

OPEN GAMING @ Board & Brews!

Brewtorium

HEY NOW! 4th Tuesday of every month is OPEN GAMING at B&B! Bring what you want, and just show up. (Or cross your fingers and hope something brings 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 bring? Everything I suppose, but maybe something short, sweet and easy to learn, or a classic like Dominion, Catan or Ticket to Ride. It really doesn't matter! Worst thing is you hang with some peeps, have a pint (or two), snack on a brat and a pretzel and have fun at someone else's expense. Live it.

OPEN GAMING @ Board & Brews!

Brewtorium

HEY NOW! 4th Tuesday of every month is OPEN GAMING at B&B! Bring what you want, and just show up. (Or cross your fingers and hope something brings 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 bring? Everything I suppose, but maybe something short, sweet and easy to learn, or a classic like Dominion, Catan or Ticket to Ride. It really doesn't matter! Worst thing is you hang with some peeps, have a pint (or two), snack on a brat and a pretzel and have fun at someone else's expense. Live it.

OPEN GAMING @ Board & Brews!

Brewtorium

HEY NOW! 4th Tuesday of every month is OPEN GAMING at B&B! Bring what you want, and just show up. (Or cross your fingers and hope something brings 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 bring? Everything I suppose, but maybe something short, sweet and easy to learn, or a classic like Dominion, Catan or Ticket to Ride. It really doesn't matter! Worst thing is you hang with some peeps, have a pint (or two), snack on a brat and a pretzel and have fun at someone else's expense. Live it.

Past events (1,158)

Dice Throne

The Brewtorium

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