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...

Virtual Isolation

Yes I know this is the second blog post we’ve posted recently with Isolation in the title. We are baritas not subeditors; headlines are not what we do.  Today I wanted to point out some of the amazing virtual social spaces that have opened up since this whole thing...

Teens at home… and no escape from them!

We live with an almost two year old and a no longer seventy year old, but I am aware that there is a vast ‘other’ age group lurking around peoples homes (hopefully no longer going out and about) that are in need of entertainment. Through social media we...

Isolation Together

Many of us are unexpectedly spending a whole lot more time with the people we live with. Our loved ones have become coworkers as we adjust to working in our living rooms and at our dining tables. Tonight I wanted to share a couple of recommendations for two player...

Games for the Younger Players

At Tabletop Cork and Tabletop West recommending games is what we do; what we love to do. There is no better feeling than recommending a game to a table, and then seeing that table return again and again to play the same game! Or recommending a game to someone that...

Covid19 – Lockdown

This will be a short one. There is a lot of information out there, and you really shouldn’t be getting any of it from a blog about boardgames! We made the decision early this morning to close our bar in Bantry, Tabletop West for the foreseeable future. This was...

Play More Games

We’ve been busy. Maybe too busy. Since opening our second location just prior to the June bank holiday weekend, we’ve been flat out. It is not a complaint, although some time off, or even some time to think, would be super nice! As a result we have not at...