Seafarers kicks off!

Catan: Seafarers League Sets Sail

Come out to Merlin’s Beard on Tuesday to set sail with the Seafarers and compete to earn rewards in our league format. Earn a free soda at 30VP, a free sandwich at 60VP, and the winner receives a $10 gift certificate to Merlin’s Beard! Participants will also receive a guest pass sometime next week (I just ordered them).

Ticket to Ride, All Aboard

On Thursday our Ticket to Ride league leaves the station. The reward structure will remain similar to Catan’s, so expect opportunities to earn sodas, sandwiches, and our riders will also receive a guest pass when they come in.

League Pricing

  • $3 admission to the league, does not include player’s fare.
  • $21 preregistration includes 6 discounted player fares for league nights.

*image from Wikipedia entry on Catan Seafarers.

On Sale 2016-09-22

The Gameman Commeth!

Bearing new temptations for the girls and boys that frequent The Beard, Keving Manning stocks the shelves with many wonderful new games.


New for purchase are a wealth of deck builders in the DC and Tolkien universes.


We’ve also got new content featuring Terry Pratchett’s ubiquitous witching crew and the latest offering in the Munchkin lineup, now with added Marvel-ousness.


Dying to build some flowers? Try Lotus. Empires of Zidal is another offering by a local designer.

Worker Wednesday Continues!


Our celebration of worker placement games continues unabashed this evening! Join us for Lords of Waterdeep and Stone Age or any of our gazillions (200?) other games.

Congratulations! Catan Season 1 has a champion!

Beth (Bethany?… We are confused now…) Bekas has taken the title from fierce competitor Kevin Gilam in a no holds barred duel of the fates just last night!


Here you see the dramatic pair in a moment of serene clarity. Hey… Why is that glass empty? I’m going to have to talk to the barkeep….

FYI… Catan Season 2: Seafarers is in need of some loaned copies of the aforementioned expansion. Donors receive free admission to the league.

Season 2 kicks off next Tuesday.

Ticket to Ride Season 1

Don’t forget to get your ticket for season 1 of that ubiquitous train game, Ticket to Ride. Warm ups continue tomorrow and the league pulls away from the station next Thursday.

New Site! Catan!

New Website

I’ve decided to do away with the original site and maintain one as a blog. So here it is! I’ll update the graphics in my spare time and add features after I finish working on my Mars Lander and take the dog for a walk.

Catan League
Catan! It’s a punch in the face!

Catan League Finishing!

What a long strange trip it’s been! Our first league wraps this week in a horse race between arch-rivals Kevin Gilmer and Beth Bekas! Thanks to all of our loyal players that have rolled in along the way.

Catan League Starting!

Why stop a good thing? We are plunging forward with a second Catan league starting next Tuesday, September 27th and ending Tuesday, November 1st!
Entrance fee is $21 ($3 for members current through 11/1)
Rewards @ 30VP and 60VP. $10 gift certificate to winner.

We are looking for individuals willing to loan the Seafarers expansion to Merlin’s for this league. Anyone doing so receives free admission to the league.


Carl is a cool guy. Carl is launching a new game. It’s called ZORP and it’s at Merlin’s Beard on September 20th. Which is totally tomorrow! How cool is it that he chose Merlin’s to launch his game!

Come to Merlin’s! Play Catan! Check out Zorp! It’ll be fantastic!