Catan League 2022!

This year we are requesting a one time entry fee of $50 to participate in Catan League. The entry fee allows participants to compete during the entire six weeks of play, and enter them in the running for prizes awarded after the final week. The Grand Prize this League is a 3D Catan Board!!!

League Rules

  • This league is played with all levels of experience.
  • Players will be assigned to three or four-person games. Efforts will be made to keep participants from playing the same people in both rounds.
  • Each round every group will be using the same board setup, chosen ahead of time to minimize the chances of first-player advantage or fourth-player disadvantage.


Scores will be tracked weekly on the Leaderboard!

  • Each player will score a certain number of League points based on their position in the game. This is added to the points earned during play:
    • In a Four-player game. First: 5pts, Second: 4pts, Third: 2pts, Fourth:1pt
    • In a Three-player game,  First: 5pts, Second: 3pts, Third: 1pt
    • In the event of a tie after first place, all players in the tie receive the points for the higher position.
    • First place tie breakers will be used to their fullest extent when games end with multiple winners.

Game Play

  • First player will be determined by die roll.
  • Game play will proceed according to official The Settlers of Catan rules with the following exception:
    • If a 7 is rolled in the first two rounds of play, it will be rerolled once.
    • The purpose of this rule is to help prevent a player from getting randomly hosed too early in the game.


Games will be held for six weeks on Tuesday at 6:30 starting January 11th.

Catan league will be on break the week of February 13th. 

Tuesday 1/11 Catan League Week 1 @ 6:30PM

Tuesday 1/18 Catan League Week 2 @ 6:30PM

Tuesday 1/25 Catan League Week 3 @ 6:30PM

Tuesday 2/1 Catan League Week 4 @ 6:30PM

Tuesday 2/8 Catan League Week 5 @ 6:30PM


Tuesday 2/22 Catan League Week 6 @ 6:30PM

Make Up Games

Participants are allowed to make up any missed days or games following a  few guidelines.

  • Must be played with two weeks of missed game(s).
  • Must be played with at least 3 players.
  • Must be played at Merlin’s Beard
  • Players in the make up game may be people who are not entered into the Catan League. However, they must already be familiar with the game. 

Any players willing to help others play their make up games will be awarded Honor points to go towards a bonus prize at the end of the League for the most Honorable player!

Prizes (on final league day)

At the end of the League we will be given out soon sweet, sweet loot. Here’s what’s on the table:

  • First place will take home the 3D Catan board.
  • Merlin’s Beard gift cards
  • Board game promos

Merlin’s Beard Could Use Your Help

Hey everyone, we want to let you know how much we love serving you guys, and give you an update on how things are going. Merlin’s Beard has been reopened for just over two months now, and like a lot of small businesses things have been very slow to pick back up. Our COVID relief funding runs out sometime in September, and at our current business levels we will likely be facing closure.

We need as much help as we can get to increase our revenue over the next couple months. If you like to order out and want to support us, we are asking you to think about giving Merlin’s Beard a call every other week or so and order some wings or a burger. Maybe some mac and cheese. We’ve been working on those recipes so that they stay pretty good on the drive home. You can find our current food menu here.

You can also take advantage of our game rentals and shop at our store. We have many great games available for you to bring home and try out either permanently or for a period of 5 days.

We are also, of course, open for regular business for those who feel comfortable venturing out our way. Our space is socially distanced, santized, and as safe as we can make it. Join us for some on site gaming whenever you would like, and take advantage of our awesome mixed drink (potions!), beer, and cider selections

Give us a call (or send a text), (765) 714-4441, and help us clear this hurdle. If you do send a text, please wait for a message back confirming your order. Our phone system is not ideal for this kind of service, but it works. We can get through this with your help.

Our Food Menu is Back and Growing!

The kitchen is now open and serving limited sandwiches and appetizers!

Our current sandwich lineup includes:
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Italian Beef Sandwich
Grilled Cheese
The Mimic (BBQ Jackfruit vegan sandwich)

We also still have the full selection of snacks and other concessions!

The full menu can be found here: Merlin’s Beard July Menu

We will be adding more items back to the menu over the next few weeks so keep an eye out for updates!

We’re Back – Tuesday June 16th!

We will be reopening our doors starting on Tuesday June 16th!

To ensure the safety of our staff and customers seating will be severely limited to maintain social distancing. We strongly encourage calling ahead to reserve space when possible.

We are committed to maintaining a safe and sanitary space. All surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between customers, and games will be sanitized and quarantined after use. We ask that all customers wear a face-mask while not eating and drinking to help reduce contamination of products.

Thank you for understanding, and we look forward to gaming with everyone soon!

Our food service will be limited to finger foods and snacks for the time being due to unforeseen repairs needed in the kitchen.
We will be posting updates as we have them, but in the meantime we will be available as a space for gaming!

What are your hours of operation?

Tuesday:6pm to 10pm
Wednesday:6pm to 10pm
Thursday:6pm to 10pm
Friday:6pm to 10pm
Saturday:12pm to 10pm
Sunday:12pm to 8pm

Our current hours are set to accommodate safety for customers and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak
We are dedicated to keeping our space as sanitary as possible for our customers. Limited hours allow us to make sure we have enough time to clean all surfaces and products.

Merlin’s Beard Winter Hours

For the winter season we will be cutting back on afternoon hours.
These hours will likely change again in spring or summer, so keep an eye for updates!

Our new weekly hours of operation are:

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

Lunch Menu Now Available!

We’re excited to announce we now have a streamlined lunch menu available during the afternoon!

The menu features half sandwiches and salads for those looking for a lighter meal. Including the return of the beloved Gawain sandwich from our previous location!

Check it out here:
Merlin’s Beard Lunch Menu

And don’t forget you can play a game or two with your meal for just $2 with purchase of a food item during lunch on weekdays!*

*Lunch entry is limited to a maximum of 2 hours of play, and costs $4 if no food is purchased. Only available 11am to 3pm on Tuesday-Friday