Tabletop Tuesdays at Nellie’s,6-11pm, 10 Aug

[toggle Gaming] presents: Tabletop Tuesday! Get your game with us! Grab a game, gather at a table, and enjoy your friends! We start at Nellie’s Gastropub in Palatine at 6pm, and go until 11pm. Order 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 Secret Hitler, Castles of Burgundy, On Mars, Dune, Raccoon Tycoon, Specter Ops, Whale Riders, and more!

A collage of games we've played recently
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.

Six togglers play CODENAMES
Gamers: 6


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.

Two togglers play RES ARCANA
Flashback: Res Arcana last year!


[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.

Game pieces from On Mars
Robots and colonists can get along at [toggle Gaming]


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.