Tabletop Tuesday at Nellie’s, 12 April 2022

[toggle Gaming] presents: Tabletop Tuesday! WHAT’S POPPIN,’ PEOPLE? April is poppin, that’s what. April, the traditional month of games. We go from 6pm to 11pm. Join us!

Aren’t these some Happy Little Dinosaurs?


[toggle Gaming] encourages attendees to follow local, state, and federal guidelines for gathering safely. At present masks are optional but absolutely welcome.


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, we meet at Nellie’s to play all sorts of different games. Recently we’ve had a great time, playing games of Secret Hitler, Giga-Robo!, Scattergories, Mental Blocks, L.L.A.M.A, Return to Dark Tower, and more!

These were on our tables last week!


Check out this new game! In Mental Blocks, you and your teammates collaborate to build a strange shape, working to match its architecture and colors exactly. The twist? Each person can only see a portion of the sculpture. It’s like “Blind men and the elephant, the game.”

Don’t get too frustrated by these MENTAL BLOCKS.

Want to give it a try? Come on by — Mental Blocks is now in our library thanks to a generous donation from Steven James. Thanks, Steve! We also got a copy of THE NIGHT CAGE through a donation from toggle’s sponsor, XYZ Game Labs. Thanks XYZ!

Thanks to XYZ Game Labs and Steven James for new game donations!


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.


When you play CROKINOLE, you have a flicking good time.

We start at 6pm 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–head 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.


Do your best to come up with a sneaky answer in Scattergories!

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.