Oct

22

2017

Anniversary Week

October 28th, two years ago we opened our doors to the public for the first time… It was scary and it was quite the adventure ahead… but together, with you Guelph and the entire community you helped us not only survive, but thrive!

This Saturday, the 28th, marks our 2nd year anniversary and from 6:00pm – 12:00 Midnight, we’re here to show you our appreciation. Each table will receive a complementary bowl of popcorn to commemorate the days when all we HAD to give was popcorn.

In addition, on all food and drink bills, you will get to roll a D20 at check out. What you roll is what % you get off your food and drink. (Does not apply to merchandise).
Members of our guild (ring bearers and sword bearers) get ‘Advantage’ on their roll. That means you get to roll twice and keep the better roll of the two! 😉

Reserve your table now! We’ve already got a few tables reserved for that day!

Here’s a little trip down memory lane! We’re going to start by showing you never before seen pictures of what this place looked like before the magic of Camelot arrived!

Here’s a pic of our bar the day we opened, and then again 1 year later. Today our bar is filled even more with a fully stocked scotch cabinet, bourbons, liqueurs and wines! Come sample some?

Kilgarrah: Our Dragon Patron is sculpted by a distant friend Brian Colin in Georgia! He drove the dragon up to Guelph and installed him on our wall where he remains today… watching all the excitement and amazing fellowship everyone has shared over the last two years.

The first 4 coins! We’ve now sold / given out over 300 coins to our regulars and more! These coins are great for gifts (ahem…. Christmas IS coming…) and this is one of our special and unique offerings here at the Round Table. Ask us more about our Legacy Guild Rings and Guild Swords which offer discounts and more!

April of 2016 we received our liquor license just after our food permits! And this is what we’ve done since!

December of 2016 we became proud siblings to Afterlife Video Game Lounge our second location in Guelph! Afterlife is the modern video game younger sibling! It’s having it’s 1 year anniversary in December so please come celebrate with us then!

Fall of 2016 our custom D20’s arrived and our special shot menu was in full force!

March 2016…. we started serving FOOD!! (Some of these items don’t exist anymore… sadly, but we have some new items that are even more amazing!) The popcorn stopped shortly after…. but we’re bringing it back for the weekend on Saturday starting 6pm! A free bowl per table!

The evolution of Narnia into Sherwood’s Forest! Our retail section grew several times through out the last two years! We have a new partner that works with us now, The Trading Post, our Magic the Gathering outlet!

And now…. we move toward something even more exciting and fun! Halloween evening we’re opening up a section of the cafe to Escape Room experiences! Welcome to Sherwood Forest and the fort of Nottingham!

Don’t forget to reserve your table with us soon!

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Drafting Games

If you’ve been keeping up with our Intro Articles, you’re already familiar with the concept of drafting cards (selecting 1 card from a set, passing it on, and repeating this process until there are no remaining cards) from our Intro To: Drafting Magic the Gathering, but did you know that there are tons of great board games that use drafting as a core mechanic? Read on for some of our favorites!

Paradox is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 40 to 120 minutes. In this science fiction strategy game, players take on the roles of scientists attempting to save the entire universe from a space-time disturbance! Players compete by collecting sets of cards, and managing their resources, and a set of colored disks. The winner is an intergalactic hero, responsible for preventing the distruction of the multiverse! If you’re looking for an intense strategy game with beautiful components, give this one a shot!

7 Wonders is a competitive game for 2 to 7 players that can be played in 30 minutes. We introduced this game in one of our earliest articles, and it’s still one of our favorites!  This fast-paced, simple drafting game consists of 3 rounds of drafting followed by a final scoring phase to determine which player has collected the most valuable sets of cards! Some collections of cards grant more resources which are required to select the most valuable cards in the final round! Others are worth exponential points if collected in specific combinations! It’s difficult to find a game the does a better job of capturing what drafting is all about. If you’re looking for a good game to start with to learn the concept, definitely check this one out!

Seasons is a competitive game for 2 to 4 players that can be played in 60 minutes. In this dice-based game of wizard battles, players start the game by drafting a deck of 9 cards that they will use throughout the rest of the game. Each round, the players continue to draft, selecting dice from a pool instead of cards! Throughout the game, the seasons progress, changing the dice used, determining which resources will be available to play the cards drafted at the start of the game. At the end of the game, each player scores points based on the cards that they have played, and the crystals that they have purchased throughout the game. The player with the most points wins! If you’re looking for a drafting game with some novel twists and a clever use of dice, then this is the game for you!

Sushi  Go! is a competitive board game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 15 to 20 minutes. In this super fast-paced set collecting game, players take on the role of customers at a restaurant trying to grab up the best combinations of sushi before their opponents can beat them to it. This lightweight game introduces drafting in its simplest form, condensing the core mechanics of other drafting games to something that can be learned in only a few minutes, and played very quickly. If you’re looking for a very fast warm-up game, give this one a try!

Whether you already love drafting games, or you’ve never tried drafting before, each of these games is sure to be an awesome experience so make sure to give them a shot next time you visit us at The Round Table! Once you’ve tried these out, if you’re looking for something a little different, check out some of our awesome dexterity games!

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