New Brownie Points Rewards

Written by: on January 8th, 2017

With the new memberships program comes an update for the brownie points rewards. Here is our new list of available rewards!

30 Points – Free Popcorn!

35 Points – Free Hot Beverage!

65 Points – Free Candy Bowl!

70 Points – Free Milkshake or Smoothie!

80 Points – Free admission!

90 Points – Free Ultimate Brownie or Ultimate Cookie!

125 Points – Free Board Room Mug!

170 Points – $10 off a retail purchase!

300 Points – Monthly Free Game!

375 Points – Free Date Night! (New Reward – Includes 2 admissions, 2 non-alcoholic drinks and 1 ultimate brownie or cookie to share)

400 Points – Free 1 Month Membership! (New Reward!)

450 Points – Add a game to our collection! (New Reward – Pick a game you would like us to purchase for our collection! Any game you like! Subject to availability.)

1000 Points – 1 Day Giant Game Rental! (New Reward!)

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Written by: on December 26th, 2016


Starting DEC 27th, to ring out 2016 and ring in 2017, we are having an amazing Boxing Week Sale! Come in and get double brownie points and up to 25% off on your retail purchases!* On checkout, you get to roll a 20 sided die, add 5, and that’s the percentage you save on your games!
That’s not all! Each day we are offering door crasher sales on the following games while supplies last! These games get a flat 30% discount, separate from your die roll savings!
December 27th: Codenames: Pictures
December 28th: Concept
December 29th: Seafall
December 30th: Star Trek: Ascendancy

Have we gone crazy with all the eggnog we’ve drunk? Could be! Come down this week and take advantage of the holiday cheer we’re dishing out!

*Sale excludes Cards Against Humanity Products and memberships. D20 roll discount and door crasher discount can not be combined with any other discount or offer.

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Written by: on December 14th, 2016


We’re changing our Membership plan and we have some exciting new features!

Includes for both our Bedford and Halifax locations:
– Free Admission for EVERY DAY of the Week
– DOUBLE Brownie Points Rewards
– 1 Free Admission Coupon to share with a friend!

–> 6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP : $130 +HST (13% savings over 1 month)
Includes all 1 Month Membership perks, PLUS:
– Automatic success on “Roll a D20” menu items!
– 4 Additional Free Admission Coupons to share with friends! (5 Total)
– Set of 4 Board Room Pins!

–> YEARLY MEMBERSHIP : $230 +HST (23% savings over 1 month)
Includes all 1 and 6 Month Membership perks, PLUS:
– Free Board Room T-Shirt!
– 5 Additional Free Admission Coupons to share with friends! (10 Total)
– Personalized Membership Card!
– Prize Draw every 2 Weeks (including games, event tickets, and more!)

Includes all 1 and 6 Month Membership perks, PLUS:
– 2 Free Board Room T-Shirts!
– 2 Personalized Membership Cards!
– 10 Additional Free Admission Coupons to share with friends! (20 Total)
– Prize Draw every 2 Weeks (including games, event tickets, and more!)

Includes all 1, 6, and Yearly Membership perks, PLUS:
– 1 Additional Free Admission Coupon per month to share with friends!
– Exclusive Lifetime Membership Board Room Mug!
– Set of 4 Board Room Beer Glasses
– Your Name Permanently Added to our wall at every location!
– Priority Seating for a group of up to 6 people! Your group will be added to the top of our waitlist!

Includes all Lifetime Membership perks x 2!

JANUARY 31st, 2017!

Board Room Memberships can be purchased in store at either location or online through our Facebook page!

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The Board Room Bedford is Now OPEN!

Written by: on December 10th, 2016

The Board Room Game Cafe has expanded! Join us in Bedford for our newest location. Enjoy our exciting new menu with delicious signature cocktails and all the favourites you’ve enjoyed at our our downtown location. 936 Bedford Highway @ Hammonds Plains Rd.


We have a full retail selection and a fantastic game library. As a bonus, at our Bedford cafe, minors are welcome in our restaurant section before 9PM every day and can take part in the $5 stay and play with no time limits! We also have a dedicated lounge section for 19+ patrons and at 9PM the entire cafe becomes 19+.


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The hours for Bedford are 11-midnight every day and we are taking reservations now! Call 902-407-4259



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Written by: on December 4th, 2016


ONE WEEK ONLY – December 5th – 9th we’re offering free admission before 6PM!
Valid at both locations, come spend your afternoon playing some great games! To receive free admission, guests must check out by 6PM.

Our new Bedford location has a restaurant area where all ages are welcome before 9PM.

At the Barrington St location, minors are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, eat a meal while in the cafe and are limited to a 2 hour stay to abide by the NS liquor laws.

Great for both adults and families, The Board Room Game Cafe has hundreds of fun titles for purchase or to play. We have a great menu of delicious snacks, meals and drinks.

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Modified Cafe hours for this week

Written by: on October 21st, 2016

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our upcoming Harry Potter Trivia event, The Board Room will have limited hours for gaming in the coming days, with alternate gaming spaces available, as noted below:

– Open for retail and coffee sales from 11am to 5pm
– Full cafe open from 5pm to Midnight

– Full cafe open from 11am to 5pm
– Open for retail and coffee sales from 5pm to Midnight
– Game Boss & Mini Collection at Garrison Brewing Co., 5pm start

– Full cafe open from 11am to 5pm
– Open for retail and coffee sales from 5pm to Midnight
– Game Boss & Mini Collection at Propeller Brewing Company, 5pm start

– Full cafe open from 11am to 5pm
– Open for retail and coffee sales from 5pm to Midnight
– Game Boss & Mini Collection at Garrison Brewing Co., 5pm start

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Yes, we sell games!

Written by: on August 30th, 2016

One of the most common questions we get at the cafe is “Do you sell games?” That may seem odd to those who frequent the cafe and are immediately struck with a wall of games for sale when they come in. However, many people in Halifax still have yet to visit us so they don’t know that we have the best selection of hobby games in Nova Scotia.


What exactly are “hobby games?” Retail manager, John Gallant describes them as:
“Hobby games are ones that you typically don’t see at Wal-mart or other big box department stores. They often have small print runs versus the hundreds of thousands of copies of Monopoly and Risk that get made each year. As well,  just like a novel, these games have an author which you see right on the cover! That’s pretty cool.”

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Even with all the space and games we have, there is still a chance that we may not have the game you’re looking for. That’s no problem! It may be something we’ve had before and are just out of stock or maybe it’s something new that we can bring in especially for you! If it’s available from our suppliers, we can usually get the item in within a week and we give you a call when it arrives. The best part is that there is no extra cost for this custom order service!

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The multitude of options available at the cafe can seem overwhelming at first. Never fear! Our game bosses are the most knowledgeable staff in the city and are always happy to chat with customers about their gaming needs to help find the perfect fit for you, your game group, or your family.


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Games with John!

Written by: on June 21st, 2016

Our resident retail manager and head game boss John Gallant, has started a weekly live video chat and showcase of some of the great games we’re excited about. Here are the first 2 installments. Join us every Thursday at noon for another episode.


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Boss Monster Tournament!

Written by: on June 21st, 2016

Do you love Boss Monster like we do?

The Board Room Game Cafe is crowning a Master of the Dungeon on Wednesday, June 22nd, and we’re looking for the best players in the HRM to compete for the crown!

Exclusive prizes and promo cards have been provided by Brotherwise Games, which will go to the top placing players in the tournament.

To register, simply send an email to Seating is limited, so don’t wait to confirm your spot at this event!

The Board Room’s standard $5 admission applies for all players, granting everyone access to our collection of 500+ board games before and after the event!

Due to Nova Scotia liquor laws, this event is restricted to those 19 years of age or older.

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International Tabletop Day 2016

Written by: on April 22nd, 2016

International TableTop Day 2015 | The Board Room Game Cafe

HAL-CON: Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Comic Fan Festival and The Board Room Game Cafe are thrilled to be teaming up to present 2016 International Tabletop Day : Halifax Edition!

Tabletop Day headquarters will be located at Saint Mary’s University (Loyola Building), which is an all ages inclusive location, and host to the major tournaments and game events. The Board Room Game Cafe will be our secondary gaming location, and your destination for craft beer, sandwiches, coffee and other treats!

The SMU site will be host to:
Munchkin Tournament
Cash & Guns Tournament
Carcassonne Tournament
Codenames Tournament (Teams of 2-6. Email to preregister)
Warmachine & Hordes Demo
Twilight Imperium Demo (Email to preregister)
The Wizards Path Demo (Kickstarter launching May 2)
Hal-Con Board Game Library (100+ games available to borrow)
The Board Room’s amazing collection of Giant Board Games!
Many more events yet to be announced!

Admission is $5 at both locations and if you bring 2 non-perishable food items to the SMU event to be donated to Feed Nova Scotia, you will receive 2 free raffle tickets for our game giveaways! Additional tickets can be purchased onsite with the proceeds going to Feed Nova Scotia.

Outside food and drink is not permitted at either location, but sandwiches, pizza, and other snacks will be available for purchase at SMU, and a full menu is available at The Board Room.

In the coming days, we’ll be announcing a schedule of game demos, tournaments, contests, and other special events. Join us and celebrate Tabletop Day with our vibrant local community, and thanks to Wil Wheaton, a global community of board gamers!

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