This intimate event is located at The Round Table – Board Game Tavern on Friday Feb 9th at 8:00pm.
An exclusive meet and greet with Buffy’s own Cordelia, hosted by Xander himself.

Evening includes a meet and greet, a light snack, one drink ticket* and a chance to get an exclusive Cordelia card for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game (game not included but available for purchase). Get your ticket’s now!

*Drink tickets are available for use on any available Buff Themed Drinks, Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic are available.

Charisma Carpenter

Headlining this intimate meet and greet, Charisma Carpenter‘s first notable TV appearance was in an episode of Baywatch (1989), which was followed by a brief run in Malibu shores (1996). She later auditioned for the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-1999) but was instead cast as Cordelia – a character that started as a snarky, shallow foil to Buffy, in complete contrast to Charisma’s real life kindness and friendliness. Cordelia’s popularity with fans and producers lead to a bigger role in the spinoff, Angel (1999-2004), and Charisma’s career has only grown since the show’s conclusion, appearing in blockbuster films such as The Expendables (2010), and continuing to make TV appearances in numerous shows. Charisma is very friendly to fans, and is excited to headline this event!

Nicholas Brendan

Hosting this event, Nicholas Brendan‘s first big break as an actor was in his role as Xander Harris in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996-2003), a major character through all 7 seasons of the show. Since then, Nicholas has appeared in many movies and television series, including the role of Kevin Lynch, a recurring character on Criminal Minds (2007-2014). Nicholas considers Charisma a good friend, and is excited to introduce her at this event! Nicholas is friendly and outgoing, and is looking forward to interacting with you as your host for the evening!

You can get weekend passes for GenreCon right HERE!





Escape Rooms

We have three rooms! The first two can be played as a group or as two groups competing!

For Nottingham’s Guard Quarters and Nottingham’s Treasury, our fees are $25/person.  Stay for a bite and a drink before or after and we’ll bring the cost down to $22/person.  The Penitent One Shall Pass is a solo escape room and is $15/person with a Special: If you come in with a group of 6 or more and everyone runs the gauntlet, the player with the BEST time of your group doesn’t have to pay!

BOOK HERE for more information!



Video Game Board Games

Last week, we introduced you to some totally rad TV Show games. Now we’re introducing some of our favourite video game board game tie-ins. That way, after you play the video game at Afterlife, our sister location, you can come to The Round Table, and play the board game version. Read on for introductions to some super cool video game board games!

Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 30 to 45 minutes.  In this area control card game, you race away from collapsing sections of the lab, attempting to collect more cake than your opponents. Whoever has the most cake when one player’s team of test subjects is completely eliminated wins the game – triumphant and hugely successful! If SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS is at the forefront of your mind, or you just want to prove that the cake isn’t a lie, check out this awesome game.

Atari: Centipede The Board Game is a competitive game for 2 or 4 players that can be played in 30 to 45 minutes. In this dice-rolling head-to-head game, one team controls the Gnome, moving it around the board, performing actions, and the other team controls the titular centipede, and wriggles around the board, attempting to destroy the gnome. When a team successfully eliminates their opponents, they win the game!

Pac-Man Game is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 20 minutes, and is one of our vintage games. In this competitive roll and move game, players move different colours of “Pac Man”s, collecting power pellets and avoiding ghosts. If you get an energizer pellet, you can power up and chase the ghosts back to their starting locations. There’s not a lot of depth to this familiar feeling Milton Bradley game but it’s a fun throwback with awesome plastic components that’s sure to be a blast – especially for kids or anyone that grew up playing classic games like this one!

Mega Man: The Board Game is a competitive game for 2 to 6 players that can be played in 60 to 180 minutes. This beautiful game plays just like the video game, with players taking turns moving Mega Man through perilous stages. This is the most visually stunning game on this list, complete with pre-painted miniatures, heat pressed pixel art dice, and mini cards in a custom size! Your goal is to make it through the various stages, and a boss rush, before defeating the evil Doctor Wiley! If you’re looking for a fun game that will pit you against your friends, with super nice component quality, then you need to give this game a play!

Be sure to keep these awesome games in mind, next time you’re wondering what to play! If you’re looking for some other awesome suggestions, check out some really good family games or some highly strategic 4X games! Whatever your taste in games is, there’s always something cool to play here at The Round Table!


TV Show Games

Last week, we introduced you to some of our favourite Cartoon and Anime games. This week, we’re going a little more mainstream with some of our favourite TV show games in general. Read on for examples of some of the best TV show board game tie-ins out there:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game is a fully cooperative game for 1 to 6 players that can be played in 40 to 60 minutes, and is one of our recommended cooperative games. This action management game was designed right here at The Round Table by Lynnvander Studios, and lets you play as Buffy and the rest of the Scoobie gang, as they save Townies from Vampires and Demons, while trying to defeat Monsters of the Week, and uncover the Big Bad’s plot.  The game is very much designed to feel like a season of the TV show boiled down into a board game – and you choose the season when you select which Big Bad you will face off against! Will you foil the Master’s plan or will you risk gruesome injuries at the hands of Caleb? If you’re a fan of cooperative games or of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then this is a game that you need to play!

Star Trek: Five-Year Mission is a cooperative game for 3 to 7 players that can be played in 30 to 45 minutes. In this dice placement game, you play as crew members of either the USS Enterprise from Star Trek TOS or the USS Enterprise-D from Star Trek TNG. Your goal is to solve a series of alerts to score points. If too many alerts are failed or the enterprise is destroyed, the game is lost. This light game uses dice placement to try to replicate the tense decision making that faces characters in the television show. If you’re looking for a tight dice game that’s true to Star Trek, give this one a try!

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game for 3 to 6 players that can be played in 120 to 300 minutes. In this resource management deduction game, each player chooses a character from the show and is randomly dealt a role as either a human or a Cylon. As the game progresses, the fleet moves closer to the earth, resources run low, and more Cylons are revealed. If the humans reach earth successfully, they win the game! If the Galactica is brought down, the Cylons win the game! If you’re looking for a great sci-fi game what will keep you playing and entertained for hours, check this one out! It’s more in-depth than most of the games we recommend but that doesn’t make it any less of a great game!

Firefly: The Game is a competitive game for 1 to 5 players that can be played in 120 to 240 minutes. In this area movement dice and card game, you play as the captain of a Firefly-class transport ship. Your goal is to be the first player to complete the story goals. With your hand-picked crew, you travel the ‘Verse, avoiding Reavers and Alliance ships, and working with all manor of shady clients. If you’re looking for a solid game with tons of cameos from the tv show that can be pretty in-depth and strategic, try this one out!

These great TV show based games are sure to be a blast for anyone familiar with the source material or even just a lover of well polished games. Since we’re posting this in December, keep some of these games in mind for last minute gifts – especially if you know a big fan of any of these series! Or, if you’re looking for a good stocking stuffer, check out some of our past recommendations! Whether it’s for holiday shopping or just to play some games, we’re looking forward to your next visit!


Anime and Cartoon Games

Last week, we introduced you to some more great games for 2 players, and this week, we’re back to exploring themes with Cartoon and Anime Games! Read on for examples of some great games straight out of their respective TV shows!

Archer: The Danger Zone! Board Game is a competitive game for 2 to 8 players that can be played in 40 minutes. You play as your favourite character from the show, and your goal is to gain an upper hand on your co-workers by insulting them, doing well on missions, and encountering random guest stars and secondary characters. Each character has a unique deck of cards, with quotes from the show. This game really takes the humor that’s at the core of the show and boils it down into a board game. If you’re looking for a comedic spy fix, give this game a try!

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand is a 1 versus many game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 30 minutes. One player plays as a Titan, and the other players play as characters from the show. Just like in the series, the Titan attempts to kill off the other characters, and the rest of the players attempt to kill the Titan. Each round, the Titan chooses 2 attacks to play against the characters, and the characters move vertically up and down the titan, avoiding its attacks! The 3d nature of the game makes it feel like it’s popped straight out of the anime! Check this game out for some cool 3D components, and classic feeling player versus many game play!

Rick and Morty: Total Rickall Card Game is a cooperative game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 30 minutes. In this humorous deduction game, players try to determine which characters are real and which are alien parasites masquerading as members of the family. While the core game is fully cooperative, there is an advanced competitive mode where players are randomly given secret roles as either humans or parasites. If you’re looking for a comedic game to remind you that nobody exists on purpose, check this one out! Seriously – check it out, it’s your series arc!

Naruto Shippuden Deck-Building Game is a competitive game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 45 to 90 minutes. In this Cerberus Engine: Heroes based deck building game, you play as Naruto or one of his allies, and your goal is to defeat as many S-rank criminals as possible. To succeed, you’ll have to build strong synergies by gaining allies and equipment, and by mastering powerful techniques! Everything you need to play is right there in the box but you can combine this game with tons of other games that use the same engine, such as CapCom Street Fighter Deck-Building Game, for endless gameplay! If you’re looking for an intense ninja battle that has tons of potential for expansion, give this game a spin!

That’s it for Cartoon and Anime games for now, so come down to The Round Table for your fix of these awesome shows in board game form! Or, if you’re looking for something totally different, check out some of our favourite train games. Whatever you decide to play, we’re looking forward to your next visit to The Round Table.