About Us

How does it work?

Merlin’s Beard is like taking a trip to the movies. Like the movies you pay for a ticket*, which we call a “player fare”, and the price is $7. You can play as many games as you’d like and, when we are able, we will even help you learn how to play!

You can come to Merlin’s and not play games, and you would not then pay a player’s fare. Most people crack though. It’s hard being the one person not playing in a group.

*** Current Discounts:
Boiler Up! Purdue students pay a reduced cover which is $5/person on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights! Seniors are also eligible for this discount.

Kid Rates! Kids aged 4 and under play free. Kids aged 5-12 play for half off ($3.50)

Thank you for your service! Veterans and active service members will receive 10% off their bill every day. Does not apply to game and game accessory purchases.

Family and group play! There are no individual covers on Sundays. Instead we charge covers per table. These covers are easily divided amongst all players. The more people you bring, the less you pay!

$10 Small top. 36”
$16 Large top. 54”
$24 Party top. 72+”

What games can you play?

We have over 500 games at Merlin’s Beard. You can find an exhaustive list at boardgamegeek.com. Players may also bring their own games or host a role playing game at Merlin’s Beard.

Please note that all players must pay the player fare whether you play our games or yours.

Where is Merlin’s Beard?

Merlin’s Beard sits across the street from the Tippecanoe County building at 220 Columbia Street in downtown Lafayette. Parking is free in the garage on 2nd and Columbia starting at 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Merlin’s Beard
220 Columbia Street
Lafayette, IN 47901

When can you visit Merlin’s Beard?

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5pm to 10pm
Wednesday: 5pm to 10pm
Thursday: 5pm to 10pm
Friday: 5pm to 12am
Saturday: 11am to 12am
Sunday: 12pm to 10pm

Our current hours are effective for Winter time, and may be subject to change

Upcoming Special Hours:

Nothing in the near future

How can you reach Merlin’s Beard?

Call 765-714-4441.
Email Contact@merlinsbeard.net

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