Happy Holidays!

It’s that awesome time of the year again where we eat till we explode and spend tons of time with our family and friends, and what better place to do that than Merlin’s Beard?

Thanksgiving Hours


Merlin’s Beard will be closed on Thursday, November 24th but will maintain our typical hours otherwise. Yes, this means we will be open at 11am on Black Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

We will announce Black Friday deals early next week, which may or may not be limited to Dice Masters.

Weekday Deals Start November 22nd

Tuesday – Purdue Students play for $2.50.

Wednesday – Free player fare with any purchase.

Thursday – $1 off bottles and pints.

Celebrate Star Wars


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Rogue One comes out on December 16th and we are dressing up for the occasion. We will have a table set up to teach Star Wars Imperial Assault and Star Wars Armada on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th. On December 18th, we will run tournaments for these games with a spiffy medal going to the winner and alternate art cards and tokens for other players based on record.

Coming in May we will have a store tournament kit delivered. It is our hope that aspiring players will be able to qualify for higher levels of the Fantasy Flight tournament season playing from Merlin’s Beard.

Wednesday Abstraction


We’ve been running Go nights every other Wednesday since we’ve opened, but we really want more people to come play Go… and Chess! So we are starting up an Abstract Game Meetup at Merlin’s on Wednesday nights. The first two weeks of each month will be dedicated to teaching and learning the games while the last two weeks will be set for competition.

Take advantage of our free player fare with purchase discount to learn these ancient classic abstracts!