Tabletop Tuesday at Nellie’s, 3 May ’22

[toggle Gaming] presents: Tabletop Tuesday! We’re done with pesky April showers — it’s time for May flowers! And what better way to ring in the bloom of the summer than to sit down with some pals for some delicious beverages, some tasty food, and some awesome games. Join us at Nellies from 6pm to 11pm this coming Tuesday. It will be … AWESOME.

Have a group of eight? How about a game of Tsuro?


[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 The Thing, Whistle Mountain, Holi, Lords of Waterdeep, Kingdom Builder, Roll Player, Sentient, and more!

Just a few of the games we played last week.


Special thanks to Bezier games for their generous donation of Whistle Mountain to the toggle Gaming library. Whistle Mountain is a machine building, resource management game from Scott Caputo and Luke Laurie. It’s a thinky game wrapped in a beautiful design (as we can always expect from Bezier games). Try it out sometime soon!

Things get tense in WHISTLE MOUNTAIN


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.


Sew the perfect quilt in a game of Patchwork!

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–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.


I don’t think the throne of the King of Tokyo was ever in doubt.

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.

* Except where otherwise noted, photos were taken by toggle Gaming organizers at our last meetup.