Archive for March, 2020

Stay-at-Home Play

Due to the current Stay-at-Home advisory in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts all three Battleground Games and Hobbies locations are currently closed. During this temporary closure we are exploring a lot of different ways to keep our community alive and vibrant. There many ways we can interact socially while we are all isolated from each-other physically. 

Please do join our Discord server at: – people are gathering there to talk about games, show off hobby progress, and even chat while they play board games and RPGs online. 

Wizards of the Coast has provided us ways to work with our community even when our stores are closed. For Magic the Gathering players we have codes for unique card backs for use in Arena to give away each Friday – check our Facebook and Discord for details. There are also a number of resources available for DMs and D&D players online – check out We will be providing D&D fans a way to order books through our web store soon.

For fans of painting and modeling we are running an ongoing casual event: the “Cabin Fever” competition. Choose any model in your collection and let your imagination run wild. Post modeling progress to our social media and when we re-open bring your completed work in to show it off.

We’re also streaming a lot on our Twitch channel and welcome folks to the chat there so we don’t feel so alone. – any subscriptions or bits there go directly to Battleground.
Most of all stay safe and well.  We look forward to seeing everybody when we have our grand re-opening!


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Battleground and COVID-19

Hello friends,

In light of the ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19 crisis, Battleground Games & Hobbies wants to let all our customers know of the steps we are taking to keep you safe and changes to our operations over the coming weeks.

Effective Tuesday, March 17th, we will be closing our gaming area and canceling all events through April 7th. This is to encourage the recommended social distancing and help curb any possible spread of the virus. We feel this is the socially responsible thing to do to make sure we do our part in helping flatten the curve. Additional details about upcoming events will be forthcoming.

For now, our retail side of things remains open to provide you with some great options for your potential stay at home! We encourage you to come pick up a new board game, RPG, or miniature to paint. If you would like to grab a game but feel that you don’t want to come into the store, we are offering a curbside pick-up service. Simply call the store to see if we have what you want and you can pay over the phone. We will then come out and bring you your purchase when you pull up.

For those of you that do choose to shop in person with us, please know that we are implementing additional cleaning and sanitizing procedures multiple times throughout the day. All common surfaces are being regularly disinfected. We are working closely with our staff and making sure anyone feeling ill remains at home.

We will be monitoring the situation closely and if there are any further changes or mandates from the government we will address those quickly.

We wish everyone the best of health, and we hope to see everyone again on the flip side of this surreal experience.


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