D&D Character Creation Workshop
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

D&D Character Creation Workshop

Come forth and forge a hero for Dungeons & Dragons!

You don’t need a wild imagination to invent your adventurer — our Dungeon Masters will provide the spark to inspire a memorable character!

Discover your origin story, and the events that led you to be a wizened wizard, a ferocious fighter, or a rapacious rogue! We’ll help you navigate through the different kinds of spells and elves, and what weapons and shields you can wield.

Join us on Wednesday December 12th with your imagination and excitement, and we’ll provide the paper, pencils, and help!

$15 includes your ticket and game cover charge for the entire day.

$20 includes your ticket, game cover charge for the entire day, and a beginner’s set of polyhedral dice.

Email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com or give us a call at 518-948-6693 to reserve your spot!

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Lightning Jenga Tournament (ft. Rare Form Brewing Co)
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Lightning Jenga Tournament (ft. Rare Form Brewing Co)

Join us for our first ever LIGHTNING JENGA tournament, sponsored by Rare Form Brewing Company1

Best practice your steady hand and hone your Jenga technique, as each player will only have 15 seconds to make their move.

If you knock over the tower, you’re out!

Players will compete in multiple rounds leading to a final showdown on the GIANT JENGA set!

Play for glory, and show all your friends just how good you are at picking things up and putting them down.

Sign-ups and trial rounds begin at 6:00 PM, with the tournament proper beginning at 7:00 PM.

Beer samples and beer to go from Rare Form! Gift Certificate to Bard & Baker goes to the winner!

$5 per person to enter in on the fun!

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Yoga for Gamers: Hogwarts Yule Themed
Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Gamers: Hogwarts Yule Themed

Sunday December 16th Theme: Hogwarts Yule

Yoga for Gamers is a monthly pop-up yoga class at Bard & Baker.

In this inclusive, beginner-friendly class, appropriate for all experience levels and all bodies, participants will be guided through a variety of yoga poses focusing on stretching, and learning breath techniques, mindfulness, meditation, and stress management along the way.

There will be tranquil video game music and plenty of nerdy references, to guide you through poses and start your Sunday morning off on the right foot!

Cost to reserve your spot for the class is $10 per person and includes a complimentary cup of coffee or tea at the end. There are only 15 spots available, and advanced sign up is required, so email bardandbaker@gmail.com or call us at 518-948-6693 to reserve quickly!

Participants must bring their own yoga mat, and, if possible, a beach or bath towel is suggested. Blocks will be provided to make poses more comfortable as necessary.

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A yoga practitioner since 2009, Nadia earned her 200-hour certification as a yoga teacher through Yoga Vidya in the Spring of 2017 and is a registered teacher through Yoga Alliance. She is the owner of Ample Bodied Yoga and Wellness, a contracting provider of inclusive yoga classes held throughout the Capital Region. She is a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and through partnering with them seeks to continue creating inclusive, body-positive spaces where students can experience yoga as a transformative tool for their personal lives and for their communities. In her classes, students are invited to join her while they compassionately cultivate curiosity and challenge themselves to grow — both on, and off, the mat.

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Nerdy Trivia
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Night
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Night

Embrace your holiday spirit with us at Bard & Baker by breaking out your best/worst ugly sweaters and joining us in decorating sweater shaped cookies on Wednesday December 19th 5:00 - 9:00 PM!

$15 includes your game cover charge for the whole day, and gets you 5 sweater shaped sugar cookies to decorate as ugly, or as beautiful, as you want them to be!

There will be a plethora of icing colors, and a cornucopia of gaudy sprinkles to give your sweater cookies that extra bit of pizzazz we all love about them once a year.

Get in on the competition by submitting one finished cookie of your choosing (if you like!) into the Ugly Sweater Cookie Contest which will be voted on by social media at the end. Winner gets a $10 B&B gift certificate for the holidays!

There will be plenty of food and fun holiday themed drinks to enjoy while you decorate to relaxing winter-themed video game music.

There are only 20 seats available, so give us a call at 518-948-6693 or email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com to reserve your spot before we fill up!

We will also be open regularly to the public this evening for normal game library access.

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Game Designer Night
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Game Designer Night

Join us for our monthly Game Designer Night at Bard & Baker on the third Thursday of each month!

Meet some of the Capital District’s published & unpublished game designers & get a chance to play some exclusive, locally produced board games as official play testers!

The regular $5 per person cover charge gets you in to the night’s festivities for all the games you can play!

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Puzzle Paint & Sip (SOLD OUT)
Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

Puzzle Paint & Sip (SOLD OUT)

Paint your very own Hogwarts Holiday themed puzzle, guided by Ariel of Bard & Baker, to take home or give as a gift for the holidays! Enjoy cozy drinks, and fun cocktails, while you paint to your heart’s content as we get into the Hogwarts spirit by listening to Harry Potter music.

Theme: A Hogwarts Holiday

Ticket Price: $15 per person

Seats are limited, so email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com or give us a call at 518-948-6693 to reserve your spot!

Brunch, and plenty of beverages, will be available for purchase all day during and after the class.

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Nerdy Trivia
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Nerdy Trivia
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Nerdy Trivia
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Nerdy Trivia
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Nerdy Trivia
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Game Designer Night
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Game Designer Night

Join us for our monthly Game Designer Night at Bard & Baker on the third Thursday of each month!

Meet some of the Capital District’s published & unpublished game designers & get a chance to play some exclusive, locally produced board games as official play testers!

The regular $5 per person cover charge gets you in to the night’s festivities for all the games you can play!

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Nerdy Trivia
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Nerdy Trivia

Embrace your inner nerd with Nerdy Trivia at Bard & Baker every Sunday 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Host: Scott Mumford of Six Heads Trivia

Each night will consist of 6-7 Rounds of varying themes, on screen. There will be a good mix of traditional questions with geeky trivia, music, and pop culture.

No cover charge and no reservations. There will be beer, wine, cocktails, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic options available for purchase. Come with a group or come solo, but be sure to bring your A-game!

Guests are more than welcome to still come hang out and play games as normal, but it will be a trivia environment from 6:00 - 8:00 PM each Sunday.

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Dungeons & Dragons: 101
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Dungeons & Dragons: 101

Have you ever wanted to try Dungeons & Dragons but didn’t know how to get started? Now’s your chance! Join us around the table for some dice rolling & lighthearted fun as we explain the basics, supply you with a character & take you on a 1st level adventure! Our very own Dungeon Masters will be there to answer your questions & be your guide on a spellbinding journey on Wednesday December 5th at 6pm.

TICKET TIERS
1) $15 (includes 1 seat for session, 1 all day game cover for Wednesday 12/5)

2) $20 (includes 1 seat for session, 1 all day game cover for Wednesday 12/5, AND a beginner's set of polyhedral dice to take home)

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