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Game of Thrones The Card Game Store Championship January 19 2016

Store Championship

Winter is coming to Games of Berkeley. 

On February 27th we'll hold our first Store Championship of the 2nd edition of Game of Thrones The Card Game. Not to be confused with A Game of Thrones: The Board Game. This years Tournament Organizer will be Eric Greene. We'll have a fantastic prize kit from Fantasy Flight Games.

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Games of Berkeley 2015 - Year in Review January 15 2016

Highlights from 2015 at Games of Berkeley

See the best pictures from Games of Berkeley in 2015.

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New Years Eve Special 2015 December 31 2015

December 31 only

New Years Eve Special: Take an additional 50% off all red tagged items!

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Berkeley Last Minute Gift Shopping Guide 2015 December 20 2015

Berkeley last Minugte Gift Shopping Guide 2015

We put together a quick and dirty guide to the fastest gift shopping spots in Berkeley.

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Toys for Tots need your help December 17 2015

Berkeley toy drive

Donations fell through in Berkeley toy drive. The Police Department need your help!

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Not-so-secret-Santa Sweepstakes December 08 2015



Our 'Not-So-Secret-Santa' sweepstakes is now live! Find out how you can win.

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Fun family games you can learn in less than 2 minutes December 03 2015

Family Game Video Tutorials

Maximize your time spent with your family and friends with this list of easy-to-learn games. We've collected the best tutorial videos online that will allow you to quickly learn the games before you dive into hours of fun at the table. 

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Ten Reasons To Love Doomtown: Reloaded October 06 2015

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Caltopia 2015 - Raffle Winners August 25 2015

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Doomtown Sheriff Event Kit 2015 - Preview August 21 2015

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Local Game Designer Spotlight: August 16 August 12 2015

The designers and publishers at our third Locally Grown Game Sunday

Curious if you should stop by our August event? Wonder no more! Not only will you be able to pick up a free-to-play game from our game library (if you can find a table!), but you'll also meet these outstanding game enthusiasts! 

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New York 1901 Winners August 07 2015

Thanks to everyone that tweeted and showed up to our special New York 1901 event at Hotel Durant! 

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Drought safe fun to get you through this summer July 30 2015

The recent California drought has left the ever-popular water blasters in the garage. Instead; try one of these fun alternatives for your backyard activities. No water needed.

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Salsa, Beer and Board Games in Downtown Berkeley July 23 2015

Game Designers and Salsa Lovers; finally together

Every third Sunday of the month this summer, Downtown Berkeley runs the amazing Eats, Beats and Brews festival on Center Street in Berkeley. It's a bustling bloc party where you can learn to dance salsa, sample food from local restaurants and enjoy a Drake's Brewing beer garden! You can grab food from the restaurants of Center street or enjoy Revival's pop up kitchen.

And you can try out locally designed board games! Here's a full picture recap of the July 19th event!

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Bay Area Game Designers at the Eats, Beats & Brews Festival July 03 2015



Pictures and a recap from our 'Locally Grown Games Sunday' on June 21. 

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In Memoriam: Walter Browne July 01 2015

Chess Grandmaster Walter Browne died June 24 at age 66.

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Game(s) of Thrones at the Freehouse - Event Recap June 15 2015

Is the Freehouse the perfect place for an evening of Game(s) of Thrones?  

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Kublacon: Dice Tower Challenge 2015 May 20 2015

Start practicing now!

Come visit our booth at KublaCon! The Dice Tower Challenge is back! The tallest tower wins a $50 gift card! 

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GoB Tabletop Rescue May 12 2015

Games of Berkeley to the Rescue! 

Our customers have been good to us through the past 35 years; it's time to give back! What are you missing to make your game collection complete? Tell us and we might be able to help!

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Settlers of Catan Infographic by Michael Moss May 05 2015

 

Just in time for the new box art of The Settlers of Catan (aka 'Catan' now); a former customer releases a gorgeous infographic.

Michael Moss is a former Berkeley resident and graphic designer/illustrator that moved to NY not long ago. He's still in love with the game though and took the time to make this beautiful infographic. What game should we make next?

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We're celebrating 35 years! April 30 2015

 

Here's how we'll make our 35th anniversary the best ever!

We want to celebrate and thank all our amazing customers for supporting us for over three decades. Here's what we're planning!

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Guest post: Netrunner Store Championship 2015 April 18 2015

Our Store Championship for 2015 saw 55 players go up against each other.

A guest post by Brian Cronin from sansanfrancisco.net

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Tabletop Treasure Hunt - Winners announced! April 14 2015

Here are the winners of our Tabletop Treasure Hunt!
Thanks again everyone for participating!

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Tabletop Day and Night in Berkeley - Picture Gallery April 14 2015

Thanks everyone for coming out to both our store and the Freehouse Pub for Tabletop Day 2015! 

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