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Popular Blog ‘Sprites and Dice’ Mentions Battleground Games & Hobbies @ PAX East

Popular gaming blog website Sprites and Dice wrote a in-depth review about their experience at this year’s PAX East convention in Boston a few weeks ago. In their review, they mention Battleground Games & Hobbies, specifically, the popular Dungeons & Dragons Arena demo that we offer convention-goers each year. Enjoy this excerpt from their article:


“On Friday, [I] spent a great deal of my time with … Battleground Games & Hobbies. There was a very good reason I spent so much time with these stores: the people there were friendly, welcoming, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. I don’t bring this up just as a plug for … [this] stores (although if you’re lucky enough to be near one of them, I highly recommend checking them out), but because [they] exemplified what makes someplace like PAX East so great for gamers.” 


“…since [my] first PAX in 2013, one of my favorite stations has been Battleground’s Dungeons and Dragons Arena. It’s a constant, cycling battle where players pick a character, enter the arena, and fight until they die. Battleground has low-level demo characters available for free, or you can buy anything from a regular fighter to a full-grown dragon at their booth. Granted that makes this a bit of a pay-to-win; but then, the whole point is to get players to buy their merchandise. Since there are no prizes up for grabs and there’s no high score kept, it truly doesn’t detract from the experience.

What really makes this station stand out (in fact, what makes it impossible not to notice) is the man who runs it, a gentleman by the name of Craig Baker. Each action is described with melodramatic, over-the-top narration. Each round of combat begins with a rousing cry of, ‘Battleground Arena continues! Huzzah!’ Craig’s enthusiasm and energy are infectious and seemingly limitless; he keeps a steady stream of people coming and going all weekend.”


We kindly encourage you to check out both Sprites and Dice as well as the original article, which can be found by clicking here.


We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s PAX East and thank everyone for visiting us and your continued support.






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Visit us at PAX East – This Weekend!

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Battleground Games & Hobbies will be at this weekend’s PAX East convention in Boston at the Boston Convention Center Friday, March 6th thru Sunday, March 8th. Please be sure to stop by and visit our amazing booth (#C902) in the Tabletop Hall and try out some fantastic  FREE game demo’s! And who knows, perhaps demo participants may even receive a special reward for demoing a game with us.


Plus, this year, we’re featuring all kinds of amazing board games in stock; no one carries as deep an inventory at PAX East as Battleground Games & Hobbies! However, in the event we sell out of an item – no problem! We’ll special order it for you at the show and have it shipped directly to your home.  This is a new feature for this year’s show and one we’re really excited about. Please see show staff for details about having a game shipped directly to your house!


Need a little extra cash for the show? Have a lot of cards you wish to trade in? We will be buying Magic the Gathering single cards at this year’s PAX East! Turn those unwanted cards into cash – all weekend long!


Finally, our retail stores will have amended hours during PAX East, as follows:


Abington 4:00pm – 12:00am
Plainville 4:00pm – 12:00am

Abington 2:00pm – 11:00pm
Plainville 2:00pm – 11:00pm

Abington 11:00am – 7:00pm
Plainville 11:00am – 7:00pm


Regularly scheduled events, such as Friday Night Magic (FNM) will be run as normal.


Please stay tuned to our Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Tumblr all weekend long for all kinds of wild and crazy pictures and updates from the show. And don’t forget, please make sure to stop by our booth #C902 in the Tabletop Hall and say hello!


We look forward to seeing you all there! And most of all – HAVE FUN!








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