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Buffy Game

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Board Game was playtested right here at The Round Table, and designed by Lynnvander Studios, a company that shares some of our key team members. Now, the game is officially released, and available on our shelves to play and to buy! The fully cooperative game for 1 to 6 players can be played in 40 to 60 minutes, and revolves around Buffy and the rest of the Scoobie gang protecting Sunnydale from vampires and demons while trying to resolve the Big Bad’s plot. Familiar Monsters of the Week also make an appearance, with Darla terrorizing Sunnydale, or Sweet, the dancing demon, forcing you to sing or take wounds! There are 6 playable characters, 6 Big Bads to face off against, and the selection of Monsters of the Week changes each time the game is played!

Lynnvander Studios has put together a separate article about the release of the game, and even included some images of the components, and a playthrough video. For a more in-depth look at the game, check out that article here.

Interested in the game yet? If so, come check it out at The Round Table. We’ve got it available to play, and many of the people that designed the game can be found here on a regular basis, and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the game.



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Hey everyone,

Matt here – our bar manager!

At the Round Table, we are always getting asked about our specialty cocktails and the process that goes into making them. In light of that we bring you a brand new article series about the how-to behind some of our most popular drinks. To kick it off we’ll be starting with one of my personal favorites, The Sour in the Stone.

Before you start, you’re going to need a few things:

  • Amaretto Dell’ Amorosa
  • Elijah Craig Bourbon
  • 1 lemon
  • Egg whites
  • shaker glass
  • martini glass
  • sharp knife
  • lemon squeezer

Once you have everything prepared, you can move on to prepping the drink! To start off, your going to combine 1.25 ounce Amaretto, 1 oz bourbon, and a splash of egg whites in your shaker glass. Then, using your lemon squeezer, juice half of your lemon into your shaker glass, and shake without ice. This “dry shake” is important as it lets the ingredients fully mix with the egg whites, giving the drink a nice frothy texture. Next add ice to the shaker and shake again to chill your cocktail. Once it’s nice and cold, strain it into your martini glass and use the other half of your lemon to cut out a nice lemon slice to use as garnish. Frothy, chilled, and garnished, your Sour in the Stone is ready to serve!

There you have it, now you know how to make the Sour in the Stone at home! We’ll be continuing this series with several more of our most popular drinks, so check back soon for our next article!


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Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are here and many people still have last minute gift shopping to do! Well you’re in luck! Here at The Round Table, we’ve got some great ideas for stocking stuffers to help you get through your last minute gift shopping! Next time you visit us at The Round Table, go home with some of these awesome products:

Gloom is a competitive game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 60 minutes. In this morbid card game, players each control a different family, with their goal being to make their own family as miserable as possible before killing them off, while making their opponents’ families as happy ass possible. While the goal of the game may not be in the spirit of the holidays, this is a novel game with great mechancis that’s sure to make a great gift for anyone with a love of dark humor.

Saboteur is a competitive game for 3 to 10 players that can be played in 30 minutes. In this card laying mining game, players act as either minors or saboteurs, with secret motives and simple goals. The minors have to complete a continuous path from the entrance of their mine to a hidden source of goals. The saboteurs, on the other hand, have to prevent the minors from reaching their goal at any cost! Payers can play cards that expand or block portions of the mine, and also play cards to break or repair each other’s equipment. This simple family friendly game is great for kids and would make a perfect gift for anyone with a love of fast paced, simple to learn card games.

Star Realms is a competitive game for 2 players that can be played in 20 minutes. In this fast paced deck-building game, players compete in outer space combat, attempting to reduce each other’s authority to 0 by trading for better ships and gaining higher combat score with which to attack each other. This fast paced game is all-in-one alternative to CCGS for anyone looking for fierce head to head gameplay.

Coup is a competitive game for 2 to 6 players that can be played in 15 minutes. In this light bluffing game, players attempt to reduce their opponents’ influence to 0 by  removing their face-down characters from the game. Players can only use the abilities of their face-down characters but can lie about what characters they have in order to be able to use other abilities. A player that is caught lying loses influence, but sometimes gambling on a bluffcan be the best path to victory! This extremely fast-paced game makes a great gift for any lover of big group games.

MTG Booster Packs can be bought individually or as boxes. If you know anyone who plays Magic the Gathering, these packs of additional trading cards will make the perfect gift. The latest set even has a chance to contain super rare and powerful “Invention” cards. If you’re looking for more than a stocking stuffer, a booster box makes a great gift, and for this month only, each Kaladesh booster box comes with 2 special limited run bonus booster packs that contain only rare and premium cards.

Still not sure what to get? give the gift of gaming with one of our Legacy Coins. These special gift coins can be assigned any amount of store credit, which can be applied to any purchase at The Round Table!




The Round Table is kicking 2017 off with a new tradition!

On Saturday the 31st of December, The Round Table, along with musician and featured pianist, Andrew Liorti, will be bringing you a night to remember with a piano sing along!


What IS a ‘Sing Along’?

Stemming from a piano bar (also known as a piano lounge) which consists of a piano or electronic keyboard played by a professional musician, located in a cocktail lounge, bar, hotel lobby, office building lobby, restaurant, or on a cruise ship. In this case, it’s located at Castle Camelot a.k.a. The Round Table on 32 Essex Street in Guelph.

Patrons can request a song from the list of music provided by Mr. Liorti (unless he’s feeling adventurous) by writing the request down on a napkin and handing it to him. (we’ll provide the napkins). Then, our amazing Round Table patrons will sing as a group, without microphones! The night will be filled with special cocktails, great food and an atmosphere filled with fellowship and love!

PLUS, let’s not forget this is thee board game tavern of Guelph! So we should try and play a few games too!

The cost for this event is $90 which acts as a gift coin toward food and drink for that night only! We’ll provide champagne at midnight so everyone can throw a toast to another amazing year in the past and bring forward a new year! The event is going to have limited seating, so book quickly and book by buying your tickets below and we’ll enter you into our reservation system!


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We’re excited to announce that our partner location, Afterlife Video Game Lounge is now officially soft-opened!

What does soft opening mean?
It means that we’re open for business with semi-limited hours, our full kitchen, and virgin drink services. It also means that our grand opening is only a few weeks away! After our grand opening, we’ll be offering a huge cocktail menu, similar to the one we have here at The Round Table. In the meantime, please visit us over at Afterlife to check out our growing video game library, coffee service, and even some new menu items exclusive to that location!

Where is Afterlife?
Afterlife is located in the heart of downtown Guelph at 101 Wyndham St. North, just next to Old Quebec Street. Look for our black awning, and check out our video-game themed window displays!

Master Sword

What is a video game lounge?
A video game lounge is a relaxed cocktail bar where you can sit down to enjoy themed drinks and foods while you play video games, or watch video game tournaments streamed to our HD TVs. Our “Retro Pods” are set up with tons of classic consoles (NES, SNES, N64, Playstation, etc.) hooked up to CRT televisons to give you that classic retro experience. If you’re looking for something a little more modern, come play Smash Bros on our Wii U, or rock out some Halo on one of our XBOX 360s! When you visit, check out our menu, and order some delicious snacks to fill your HP and power you up while you game!

Is it kid friendly?
Of course! After our grand opening, we’ll be offering bar services late into the evening. However, during the day, kids are more than welcome to come in for snacks, milkshakes and desserts, and play on our wide variety of game consoles! If your child loves video games, contact us to find out about birthday reservations!

What’s next?
Over the coming months, we’ll be improving Afterlife all of the time by expanding our menu, adding games and game consoles to our library, and starting up drink services! All of this is a big endeavor and your support during our soft opening is really appreciated! Please stop by to check the place out, play a few games, and make sure to tell your friends! The Round Table has been in business for a little over a year, and we’ve seen an awesome community grow here. We can’t wait to see the same thing happen at Afterlife!