Games to Staycation with

Since reopening Tabletop West, now known simply as ‘West’, I have had a few people holidaying in or around Bantry asking what games would be good to take with them in their camper van/caravan/tent or even small games to bring to a friend’s garden for drinks. There are...

A Curious Rejection – Cork City Council Say No To Games

So this is a long post about the City Council actively discouraging our return to the city by arbitrarily denying us the restart grant. We hope you’ll read it, consider it, and maybe pass any thoughts you have along to your local councillor. While we were getting all...

Making the call.

This blog post is copied from a Facebook post, that went up on Monday 22nd of June. It is re-posted here in case anyone might have missed the original. We will be posting more regular blogs; on games, beers, food, and general goings on, soon. Thank you. Today, Monday...

Cork Board Game Competition

Due to the unrelenting weather we have decided to extend the deadline for our Design a Board Game competition! If you have been beavering away then you have some extra time to tweak those rules; and if you’ve been busy in the sun then you have the chance to get...

Teaching games ‘aint easy

Teaching games ‘aint easy. It doesn’t take some sort of mystical skill, but being successful in teaching a game does take a little practice. One of our main hiring criteria at tabletop is; will this person be able to stand in front of a group of people and hold...

Physically Distant – Socially Close

In Ireland it is almost the exception not to have a close friend or family member that lives in some far flung land. In this age of physical distancing, one of the major upsides has been how much more contact we have had with those loved ones; contact we perhaps took...

Going Solo

I really hope that nobody reading this is isolating completely alone. If you are, I hope that you’ve got a good online support network and are seeing and interacting with people regularly in chat and video call form. For those of you isolating in two’s or even larger...

Who let the Hill Dwarfs out?

Role Playing Games (RPGs) are super popular right now. We are often asked by people who have never tried playing before if we run events for starting out in Dungeons and Dragons (we did- it went well but we had to stop as the way they were being run was not working...

Two Week Mark

We are closed two weeks today (15 days for West, 14 days on Castle Street). How are you finding this period of the fight against Covid19? For us, it has been having its ups and downs.  We have had time. So. Much Time. We’ve spent time together, preparing and eating...