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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: https://discord.gg/5bfgQqr – 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 https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/remote. 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.  https://twitch.tv/battlegroundgameslive – 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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Behind the Shield – Episode 134 – “Family Gaming Memories”

Andrew and Amanda talk with a bunch of Andrew’s family about great memories of family game times and the family game closet. Games have been a part of our entire lives.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 133 – “Megababble”

After many long years the Warhammer Meggabattle finally returned to our Abington location this past Sunday and Andrew was there to interview a bunch of the participants. Let’s hope it won’t be five more years before the next Meggabattle, because this was astonishing to behold in its scope.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 129 – Spiel des D&D

The biggest board game awards of the year have been announced so this week Andrew and Amanda talk about the Spiel des Jahres winners. Then we review the newly announced books for Dungeons and Dragons that are headed to your local Battleground later this year. So much to look forward to!

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 128 – “Megabattle and M19 Lore”

Our first 40k Megabattle in a many long years is nearly upon us! Chase and Andrew talk about just what that means and how it’s going to work when it happens next month. Then Andrew and Amanda talk about the story for the new M19 core set and where it looks like it’s going from here.

 

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Behind the Shield – Episode 127 – “Legend of the Katanastravaganza”

This weekend there’s a massive L5R event going on at our Saugus store so Andrew and Amanda interview local Legend of the Five Rings LCG fan Brandon to find out what’s up with this game and with the Katanastravaganza event.

 

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