Tabletop Tuesday at Nellies, 6-11pm, 27 July 2021

[toggle Gaming] presents: Tabletop Tuesday! It’s the middle of summer, and it’s a great time to join us for games! Roll dice, draw cards, and enjoy your friends! We start at Nellie’s Gastropub in Palatine at 6pm, and go until 11pm. Grab some food and a tasty beverage and we’ll be glad to see you.


Bring your own games or use our library. We have over 400 games for you to use, or you can bring your own! Each week, 50-100 people meet at Nellie’s to play all sorts of different games. Last week we had a great time, playing games of La Boca, Terraforming Mars: Ares Expedition, Vampire the Masquerade: Vendetta, 5-minute Marvel, Camel Up!, Dead Men Tell No Tales, and more!

Some games we played recently


Tabletop Tuesday events have often played host to designers of all stripes, with games at all levels of development. If you’re going to bring a prototype to test, you should also plan to play games with other people as well, trading tests for tests.

Games are hoppin!


We start at 6:00pm and go until 11pm. But you don’t need to be there the whole time. Arrive when you like, leave when you want. If you’re hoping to play something specific–especially something “heavier” that might take a little preparation–consider heading over to our Facebook page to pre-arrange your game. Nellie’s has a lovely patio you can use for outside play when the weather is pleasant.


[toggle Gaming] encourages attendees to consult local, state, and federal guidelines for gathering safely. In general:

  • Fully-vaccinated individuals are welcome to attend without wearing masks.
  • Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear masks.
  • All attendees must examine the current state of things and assess their own risk.

We support anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask, for whatever reason they choose.


Dead Men Tell No Tales

While [toggle Gaming] is an adult event held at a bar, feel welcome to bring your children with you. Our library has many family friendly games, and we regularly welcome younger gamers to the table.

Come by, grab a pint, roll some dice, play some cards, collect some cubes, watch some flicks, see familiar faces, and make new friends.

If you’re a member of Chicago Game Lovers ( as well; be sure to RSVP to the meetup there as well so we can tell the members there how much fun we have!

[toggle Gaming] is proud to be sponsored by XYZ Game Labs.