You and your friends!


Hey friends, It’s the height of Prohibition in 1920s Guelph, and there’s a mob war brewing between the South Side Sleeman Gangsters and the Northern Gofton Mob Outfit. The two ruthless crime leaders Hal Sapone and Beanie O’Dannon have finally reached an agreement on bootlegging practices in Guelph and have decided to pull together resources to undergo a collaborative effort with criminal endeavors.

On the surface, this strategy seems similar to bailing out a sinking ship with tin cups, nevertheless.

Recently, gangsters from the north and south have been spotted together at various speakeasies throughout Wellington County, but the tension in the air is always thick enough to be cut with a knife. However, this newfound relationship between the opposing mob bosses has served, thus far, to inhibit gratuitous bloodshed as in the past. Part of the success of this truce is that both crime bosses have found new dames, thereby intertwining more mutual relationships between the two factions.

The two gangs have set an official date to meet at Hal Sapone’s Grand Gatsby Round Table Speakeasy to resolve all remaining differences. Will these two underground organizations resolve their disputes or will a massive melee erupt, rekindling the fatal flames between them?

This is where your story begins!


The Round Table Board Game Tavern located at 32 Essex Street, Guelph ON, N1H 3K8.


Join us on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00pm for another wild and crazy murder mystery dinner!


Because murder mysteries ROCK!


Each ticket is $25 which acts like a gift coin for that night only! You can buy food and drinks with your ticket and use up all your credit (note – credit is valid December 2nd, 7:00pm-11:00pm ONLY).  All items above $25 tabbed accordingly.

Your character and clues will be distributed when you arrive.  If you wish to dress up, we are going for a 1920’s Chicago mobster theme!

ALL are welcome!

To purchase your ticket and make sure you get in on this fun event, please purchase tickets below;

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We’ve already introduced you to our epic scale Pathfinder campaign set in the Legacy of Mana campaign setting – created by our owner, Thomas Gofton. Now we’re excited to say that the campaign guide has been picked up for publishing by Norse Foundry, the same company that provides our metal and stone dice, as their first foray into role-playing supplement publishing.

The setting book is on Kickstarter now, and is nearly 50 percent funded at the time of writing (less than half a day into the campaign). If you’re participating in our epic scale Pathfinder campaign, we highly recommend backing the project to receive at least the digital version of the new book. If you’re not participating in our campaign but you’re a big role-playing game enthusiast, check it out anyways! This is a totally unique setting that introduces classes and races that will shake up your campaigns and create a totally fresh feeling experience.



The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start booking parties for families and businesses. Here at the Round Table, we’re already planning ahead for the holiday season, and we’re excited to host your holiday event. We’ll be a little over a year old, this holiday season, and we’re better equipped than ever to welcome you in out of the cold. We’re expanding our menu well before the holidays, with heartier warm food, including crispy paninis, and piping hot pizzas made with specialty ingredients like prosciutto, and sundried tomatoes. We’ve also recently upgraded our cappuccino machine so that we can make better lattes and espressos than ever. We use only Monigrams’ premium coffee beans so all of our coffee has a rich full taste. We’ll also have warm holiday classics on offer, like hot cocoa, and raspberry hot chocolate. Our food and drink selections are the perfect way to warm up when you visit us at the Round Table, but we’re offering more than just a meal; we’re offering access to our library of over 350 games. If you’re planning an event for family or for your business, come to the Round Table, and turn it into a fun team-building exercise with our selection of competitive or cooperative games. We believe that the holidays are about togetherness and fun, so what better way to celebrate the holidays than by bringing people together to play some classic board games.

To book your holiday party at the Round Table, or for any other enquiries, email experience@lynnvander.com, or come visit us at 32 Essex Street.





Intro To: Horror Games


In the spirit of Halloween, we’re introducing you to some of our favourite horror games. More specifically, we’re introducing you to some great games by Twilight Creations. These games are good enough to play any time of year, and zombie games in particular are always popular but at Halloween, they go from great games to must-play games. When you visit us at the Round Table on our around Halloween, make a point of checking out these awesome games:

Zombies!!! Is a competitive game for 2 to 6 players that can be played in 60 minutes. In this street crawling game of George Romero style zombies, players fight their way through a city swarming with the undead. There are no real winners in a zombie apocalypse but the winner of the game is the first player to either reach the Helipad tile and kill the zombie there or kill a total of 25 zombies. Players have to be careful though and conserve their bullets. When a player is killed they move back to the starting tile and lose half of their zombie kills. If you’re a fan of classic zombie scenarios then you have to check out this game that basically defined the genre.

Zombies!!! Jr. is a competitive game for 2 to 6 players that can be played in 45 to 60 minutes. This neighbourhood crawling game of cartoonish zombies plays very similarly to Zombies!!! but has fewer tiles and a family friendly art style. This is a game that you can play with the kids to give them the feel of Zombies!!!. If you’re looking for a family game to play this Halloween, give this one a try.

Cthulu!!! Is a semi-cooperative game for 2 to 6 players that can be played in 75 minutes. In this hardboiled detective game, players work together to stop the evil cultists from summoning Hastur, all while becoming more and more unstable, and resisting the temptation of evil relics of power. If the players can’t prevent Hastur’s summoning, the last surviving player is the winner! If you’re a fan of Lovecraftian horror, then you need to try this game next time you visit us at The Round Table.

Gravediggers is a competitive game for 2 to 5 players that can be played in 25 minutes. In this fast-paced card game, players take on the role of gravediggers competing over one in game week to “borrow” the most valuables from their clients. Whoever has the most stuff at the end of the game is the winner! This is a great game to play if you’re looking for something fast and light. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially as the first game in a night of Halloween themed gaming.

These are some of our favourite horror games, but if you’re looking for something different, check out some of our great family games or for competitive gamers, check out our collection of 4X games. Plus, Halloween weekend is our one year anniversary, so make sure to reserve your table for some of our awesome Halloween programming!


To celebrate our first full year in business, we’re going all out this Halloween weekend with tons of special programming at The Round Table! From Friday the 28th, all the way through Monday the 31st, we’ve got different programming every day:

Friday the 28th – Horror themed board game night: Join us for a night of horror themed board games! We’ll have staff on hand to teach you the games, and we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite horror games – including great games from Twilight Creations, like Zombies!!!, and Cthulhu!!!

Saturday the 29th – Live Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre (SOLD OUT): Who will be killed? Who will be the culprit? Will it be Professor Plum, in the dining room, with the candle stick? Or will one of our managers finally snap? Join us and find out! This event is sold out now, but email experience@lynnvander.com, to be added to the waiting list, and we’ll let you know if anyone cancels. We’ll also be running more events like this in the future, so email us for more information and future dates!

Sunday the 30th – Magic the Gathering: Innistrad Sealed: We’re holding a horror themed Magic the Gathering tournament with a twist! This will be a sealed tournament where decks are constructed from 6 Shadows over Innistrad booster packs, and the prize support will be in original Innistrad booster packs, which could contain Modern staples such as Snapcaster Mage, and Liliana of the Veil.

Monday the 31st – Cosplay/ Costume Competition with Prizes: On Halloween night, we’ll be holding a costume competition, where the costumes will be judged based on ambitiousness and execution, and the winners will receive prizes!

Thanks a lot to everyone who’s visited us at The Round Table in our first year of business! We’re hoping to see some of you at our events this Halloween weekend, and we’re excited to start our second year with a weekend packed full of programming!