Welcome to The Battle Standard, Connecticut’s premier tabletop game and hobby outlet!
At The Battle Standard you’ll find all the resources, tools and amenities to comfortably enjoy tabletop strategy games. We are continuosly striving to be the #1 gaming outlet in New England and we are proud to say, and our customers agree, we’re well on our way!
You can find us conveniently located at The Plaza At Buckland Hills in Manchester CT just off of Interstate 84. Our 2,200 square foot retail/gaming space is themed to match the games we feature and caters directly to those that enjoy the gaming hobby. Our gaming floor is always clean and exceptionally well lit. We’re open to hosting all Tabletop Miniature Games, Collectible and Non-Collectible Card Games and niche Board / Dice Games. The spacious environment allows us to host these games simultaneously which means you’ll never arrive to find your game of choice taking a backseat to another hobby. We also provide free WiFi access for quick downloads of army lists, etc.
Our miniature wargaming tables are counter-height and include multiple coat hooks, beverage holders and stools so you can keep your gear at-the-ready and play in comfort. Our terrain pieces are creative and challenging to play on and are constantly changing in theme and scenario thanks to our Terrain Management team. A great care and detail goes into each piece and we pride ourselves on the best terrain in the area.
A HUGE hobby and painting table is yours to enjoy. Brightly lit, a perfect height for all ages, equipped with power recepticals for magnifying lamps and laptops, you won’t find a better place to share and improve your miniature assembling and painting skills. We supply paint palettes, cutting boards and a slop-sink for clean up when the modeling and painting is done.
Our dedicated card, roleplay and board gaming area has plenty of elbow room. Each area opens up directly onto the main floor allowing you to enjoy your game in it’s own space while still experiencing the visuals and conversation of ongoing games around you. This concept has led to more people, playing more games, in more genres. Everbody wins when the player-base increases and there are more people to play against. As game enthusiasts first and foremost we knew this and therefore it has become our business strategy.
We carry all the popular miniature games including Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Warmachine, Hordes, Flames of War, MERCs, Infinity, and Dystopian Wars along with the ever popular Magic the Gathering and World of Warcraft collectible card games. Our board game selection is always growing with new arrivals from Steve jockson Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Z-MAN Games, Flying Frog Productions, Days of Wonder and so much more! We sometimes even have access to obscure games you may not find elsewhere via special order. Add to these titles our wide range of hobby tools and supplies, Chessex dice and local hand-made dice bags, card sleeves and marker gems of varying colors and we think you’ll agree…there’s no need to look any further. The Battle Standard has it covered.
Our growing community of gamers is based mostly in Northern CT but also stretches into Southern CT, Western MA, various parts of RI and even Boston and New York! We are very proud to have players from all regions visiting us in Manchester CT and it tells us our business strategy is working. In 2011 we introduced a very competitive membership program called TBS-X, The Battle Standard TEN Membership Program that offers several benefits including discounts, access to member only events and giveaways.
We invite you to join us 7 days a week to build, paint, play and “talk shop”. Be sure to click on EVENTS and subscribe so you can locate and participate in one of our many tournaments, classes and activities. As always please feel free to contact us by email or telephone should you have any questions we can answer for you. We hope to see you soon at The Battle Standard!
- Tommy, Jared, Wayne, Drew, Sean (The Battle Standard Staff)