Tabletop Tuesday at Nellie’s – 3 Aug 2021, 6pm

[toggle Gaming] presents: Tabletop Tuesday! Augustus Caesar summons you to Nellie’s Gastropub for games, in the name of the Emperor! Don your toga, gather at a table, 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 Nefarious, Champions of Midgard, Dark Side Rising, Zombie Dice, Oath, Cartographers, Cash ‘n Guns, 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.

You ungrateful rats!


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 follow local, state, and federal guidelines for gathering safely. At present:

  • The CDC guidance states that all people at [toggle] should wear masks.

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


La Boca!

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.