Sunday Board Game Brunch
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! — & if you’re feeling up for it, stay for our weekly trivia night on Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Nerdy Trivia
Mar
31
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Purl & Play Crafting Meetup
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Purl & Play Crafting Meetup

Join the Just 'Unwind: Knitting, Crochet & Coffee' Meetup group at Bard & Baker on Wednesday April 3rd 6:00 - 9:00 PM for a relaxing & fun filled night of crafting & games!

Bring your crochet & knitting materials to hang out, meet new friends, & enjoy Troy's new board game cafe. All crafters are welcome. There will be plenty of food, pastries, coffee, tea, as well as beer, wine, & cocktails to enjoy while you Purl & Play!

*this is not an instructor run class, & no materials will be provided by the cafe. It is a BYO Meetup get together ♥

Here is a link to the Meetup group as well!

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Looking for Group Night
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!


Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! — & if you’re feeling up for it, stay for our weekly trivia night on Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! — & if you’re feeling up for it, stay for our weekly trivia night on Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! — & if you’re feeling up for it, stay for our weekly trivia night on Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! — & if you’re feeling up for it, stay for our weekly trivia night on Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Looking for Group Night
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Looking for Group Night
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

Looking for Group Night

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for Bard & Baker's brand new Looking for Group Night!

Come solo, or bring a group, but get ready to meet new people & forge new gaming friendships! New to the area & looking for a great way to make new friends? Been in the area a while, but looking for a new gaming group? Everyone belongs & everyone is welcome!

Standard $5 per person cover charge to play games applies, along with plenty of food & drinks available for purchase. There will be specific tables dedicated to LFG night, along with plenty of other tables available for regular game play if you are not partaking in the event of the evening.

We sure hope you'll join us! <3

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Nerdy Trivia
Mar
24
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! — & if you’re feeling up for it, stay for our weekly trivia night on Sundays 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Puzzle Paint &amp; Sip: Game of Thrones themed
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Puzzle Paint & Sip: Game of Thrones themed

Winter is…coming? No way. Winter is HERE, and so is our next Puzzle Paint & Sip!

Join us on Sunday March 24th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for our March Puzzle Paint & Sip which will be Game of Thrones themed to get you into the swing of the season premiere!

Follow along as Ariel guides you through painting your very own iron throne. Who will sit atop YOUR throne?

$15 per person includes puzzle to paint & take home!

Tickets sell SUPER FAST each month, so give us a call to reserve your seat.

Sunday brunch available 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM with plenty of food and drinks for purchase while you paint!

Phone: 518-948-6693

Email: bardandbaker@gmail.com

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Game Designer Night
Mar
21
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!

**Are YOU an aspiring game designer? Are you looking for playtesters & feedback on how your game plays? Email Charlotte at bardandbaker@gmail.com to find out how you can join our monthly Game Designer Night & showcase your new, or in progress, game!

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Dungeons &amp; Dragons 101
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

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 March 20th at 5:30pm.

TICKET TIERS
1) $15 (includes 1 seat for session & 1 all day game cover for Wednesday 3/20)

2) $20 (includes 1 seat for session, 1 all day game cover for Wednesday 3/20, AND a beginner's set of polyhedral dice to take home)

Call us at 518-948-6693 or email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com to reserve your spot, as space is limited & these seats go fast!

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Nerdy Trivia
Mar
17
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! 

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Yoga for Gamers: Pokémon themed
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Gamers: Pokémon themed

Sunday March 17th Theme: Pokémon

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, & 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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Intro to Monster of the Week: Character Creation
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Intro to Monster of the Week: Character Creation

If you've ever wanted to join in hunting the things that go bump in the night with Buffy, the Winchesters, or Mulder and Scully, Monster of the Week is the game for you! A tabletop game run on the Powered By The Apocalypse system, Monster of the Week draws on fan favorites like Scooby Doo, Twin Peaks, and more to create spooky mysteries for you and your fellow hunters to solve. 

Are you a Spellslinger, a Meddling Kid, or maybe a Crook? An Expert, a Professional, or even the Chosen? Join us on Thursday March 14th 5:30 - 9:30 PM for a character creation session where you'll pick your hunter, discover your origin story, and choose your arsenal. You don't need to be familiar with the game or its character types to join in; our resident game master, Emily, will walk you through it all step by step. 


$15 includes your seat at the table and game cover charge for the entire day. 

$20 gets you the above, plus a pair of six-sided dice for gameplay.

Also, stay tuned for the next Monster of the Week 101 gameplay session in April!

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

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D&amp;D Character Creation Workshop
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

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 March 13th, 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.

Give us a call at 518-948-6693 or email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com to reserve your spot, as space is very limited and we fill up fast!

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Nerdy Trivia
Mar
10
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! 

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Purl &amp; Play
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Purl & Play

Join the Just 'Unwind: Knitting, Crochet & Coffee' Meetup group at Bard & Baker on Wednesday March 6th 6:00 - 9:00 PM for a relaxing & fun filled night of crafting & games!

Bring your crochet & knitting materials to hang out, meet new friends, & enjoy Troy's new board game cafe. All crafters are welcome. There will be plenty of food, pastries, coffee, tea, as well as beer, wine, & cocktails to enjoy while you Purl & Play!

*this is not an instructor run class, & no materials will be provided by the cafe. It is a BYO Meetup get together ♥

Here is a link to the Meetup group as well!

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Nerdy Trivia
Mar
3
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! 

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Intro to Miniatures Painting
Mar
2
11:00 AM11:00

Intro to Miniatures Painting

Fascinated by the beauty & detail of painted miniatures but don't know where to begin? You’re in luck!

Join us at Bard & Baker for our second workshop of Intro to Miniatures Painting as Rick guides you through proper shading, texture and gradient techniques to create a stunning one of a kind miniature of your own!

$25 includes a spot at the table, and your very own miniature to paint & take home.

Already have a miniature of your own that you are looking for guidance on how to paint? Bring it with you!

Call us at 518-948-6693 or email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Space is super limited and we sold out fast last time!

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Intro to Dungeon Mastering
Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

Intro to Dungeon Mastering

Behind every game of Dungeons and Dragons is a brave soul willing to read the rules, pull the strings of monsters and weave a tale of adventure for their friends. A Dungeon Master guides the players through peril and danger, but actually running the game isn’t that scary. If you’ve been curious about becoming a DM but didn’t know where to start, this is for you! Join us on Wednesday February 27th, 5:30 - 9:30 PM, as we pull back the curtain on running Dungeons & Dragons, to reveal the methods to make you, and your games, legendary.

$15.00 ticket includes a seat at the workshop and your game cover for the day.

$20 ticket includes a seat at the workshop, your game cover for the day, and a beginner's set of polyhedral dice to take home.

Advanced registration and payment of class is required, as space is very limited. Call us at518-948-6693 to reserve your spot before we fill up!

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Nerdy Trivia
Feb
24
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! 

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Game Designer Night
Feb
21
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!

**Are YOU an aspiring game designer? Are you looking for playtesters & feedback on how your game plays? Email Charlotte at bardandbaker@gmail.com to find out how you can join our monthly Game Designer Night & showcase your new, or in progress, game!

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Dungeons &amp; Dragons 101
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

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 February 20th at 5:30pm.

TICKET TIERS
1) $15 (includes 1 seat for session & 1 all day game cover for Wednesday 2/20)

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

Call us at 518-948-6693 or email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com to reserve your spot, as space is limited & these seats go fast!

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Nerdy Trivia
Feb
17
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Puzzle Paint &amp; Sip: Zelda Theme
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Puzzle Paint & Sip: Zelda Theme

Any Legend of Zelda fans out there?!

Join us on Sunday February 17th 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM for our February Puzzle Paint & Sip!

We will be painting a heart shaped blank puzzle colors inspired by the heart containers in Legend of Zelda games!

*opening chest noise plays*

$15 per person includes puzzle to paint & take home!

Tickets sell SUPER FAST each month, so give us a call to reserve your seat.

Phone: 518-948-6693

Email: bardandbaker@gmail.com

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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! 

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Yoga for Gamers: Lord of the Rings Theme
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga for Gamers: Lord of the Rings Theme

Sunday February 17th Theme: Lord of the Rings

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, & 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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Pokémon Go Community Day: Swinub
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Pokémon Go Community Day: Swinub

Join us for Pokémon Go Community Day on Saturday February 16th!

We will be featuring $1 coffees and teas 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM to anyone who shows us their Pokémon Go app screen, to keep you nice and toasty while you stroll the streets of Troy searching for shinies!

With Swinub as the featured Pokémon for the day, we will also be offering a specialty cocktail that will Swinub inspired, and super cute! Follow us on Instagram at @bardandbaker for sneak peaks on what the cocktail will be as we get closer to the date! <3

As always, there are plenty of games if you need to take some time to thaw out and warm up in between raids.

Hope you’ll join us!

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D&amp;D Character Creation Workshop
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

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 February 13th, 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.

Give us a call at 518-948-6693 or email us at bardandbaker@gmail.com to reserve your spot, as space is very limited!

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Nerdy Trivia
Feb
10
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!

We run our all day brunch 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM and then switch over to our regular food menu at 5:00 PM for trivia. Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our offerings!

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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Sunday Board Game Brunch
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Board Game Brunch

Join us every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM for all day Board Game Brunch at Bard & Baker! 

Who says Troy has to be sleepy on Sundays? Enjoy cocktails and food as fun as the 500+ games in our library! Be sure to check out our menu page for a full list of our food, coffee, tea, and cocktails featured for brunch!

We can't wait to see you for brunch! ♥

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Purl &amp; Play Crafting Meetup
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Purl & Play Crafting Meetup

Join the Just 'Unwind: Knitting, Crochet & Coffee' Meetup group at Bard & Baker on Wednesday February 6th 6:00 - 9:00 PM for a relaxing & fun filled night of crafting & games!

Bring your crochet & knitting materials to hang out, meet new friends, & enjoy Troy's new board game cafe. All crafters are welcome. There will be plenty of food, pastries, coffee, tea, as well as beer, wine, & cocktails to enjoy while you Purl & Play!

*this is not an instructor run class, & no materials will be provided by the cafe. It is a BYO Meetup get together <3

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