5 for 5, or "How We Pay For Our Event Space"

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  • By Erik Bigglestone
  • Posted in events, fees

Games of Berkeley provides approximately 1,500 sqft of event space, which is as much as the size of some entire stores. We also have a game library with 350+ titles, and are adding to it all the time.

To ensure we're able to provide comfortable and accommodating game rooms for the life of the store -- and that we can continue improving our patrons' experiences in them -- all casual game room & library usage is subject to our “5 for 5” model.


Here’s how it works:

  • Unless otherwise noted or advertised, casual use of our game rooms, tables, and libraries requires a $5 usage deposit.
  • That deposit is returned to you as store credit, in the form of a $5 coupon (GoB Bucks) that can be used toward the purchase of any product in the store.
  • You may use GoB Bucks right away or hold onto them for later -- they never expire. If you like, you can even trade them with other patrons, give them away, or save them forever.
  • GoB Bucks may not be used to pay for event entry fees.

Example: Let's say you play in Monday Night Madness, and then play in Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Day. That's two deposits, so you'll end up with $10 in GoB Bucks. Do that two weeks in a row, and you've got enough to buy a copy of Coup, with a little left over! 

NOTE: This does not apply to large, store-wide events or festivals like International TableTop Day or Free RPG Day.

We apply the "5 for 5" funds toward game room improvement projects, such as noise baffling, table & chair upgrades, or environmental designs for each room. We’re looking forward to sharing another 30+ years of fun, and this helps make that possible. Thank you again for your patronage!


To learn more about our scheduled events, CLICK HERE.

To learn how to reserve your own play space, CLICK HERE.

To learn about kids' participation in events, CLICK HERE.

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