At The Battle Standard you’ll find all the resources, tools, and amenities to comfortably enjoy all of your favorite tabletop strategy games. We opened our doors in 2010 and have continued to grow the gaming community year after year. Our current location in East Windsor, CT is our largest yet and still holds true to our original strategy of specializing and catering directly to Miniature Games, Board Games, and Card Games while offering plenty of space to comfortably play them. Our mission is to introduce the games we sell and cultivate a great local gaming scene through events, activities, and open game play.
Since 2010 we have set the bar for the way in which Tabletop Gaming venues feel and function and we’re proud to say the response has been 100% positive from both our customers and our friendly local gaming stores in New England. Tabletop venues near and far have seen the strategy of professional gaming environments succeed and thus upped their standard. Better gaming environments across New England means more players, bigger crowds for events, and more attention on what is one of the most rewarding hobbies out there!
Together with select regional stores we’ve implemented our Shop Here / Play Here policy which asks each gamer engaging in use of our tables for the day to make a single purchase of $5.00 or more. Our customers have responded graciously and we’ve rewarded the community with upgrades to our facility and services showing once again the strength in good small business and a vibrant active community.
Now that you know more about us we ask that you join the fray by saying, “no more!” to wobbly card tables, dank basements, and meat-locker tournament venues! We will always promise a clean, well-lit, gaming area. Say, “no thank you!” to sidestepping beanie babies, balsa wood airplanes, and dollhouses to get to YOUR favorite Tabletop Gaming items. We will stock and sell ONLY tabletop games and hobby supplies… period. And agree to the best in customer service by saying, “Goodbye” to Mr. Grump at Ye Olde Hobby Shoppe that’s been mistreating you for years and the muscle-gamer’s at Globo-Hobby that adopted war-gaming into their competitive nature yesterday. Our staff is ALWAYS courteous, ALWAYS attentive, VERY knowledgeable, and best of all…TABLETOP GAMING FANATICS JUST LIKE YOU! Remember why you started playing. F-U-N.
“You don’t require a time machine to see the future of tabletop gaming. The Battle Standard has been working on the future of tabletop gaming since 2010. You don’t require a magical portal to find a more accepting, like-minded community of friendly people to experience gaming with. Your community is here. Come experience tabletop gaming done right, right here, at The Battle Standard.” – Jared Brodeur, Owner/Operator, The Battle Standard LLC.
"This store is outstanding. Great crowd of people that play Warmachine here. The tables and terrain are in great shape. They have events quite often that have great turn outs. The place is clean and well lit. The staff are friendly and fun to be around. Great place!"
"Overall an excellent experience. A group of our friends came into the shop recently for our first Friday Night Magic and we were welcomed with open arms by a very helpful and friendly environment. The staff on hand that night was very friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful in making our first Friday Night Magic a success. Great prices, great staff and a ton of fun. Would highly recommend The Battle Standard."
“The Battle Standard is a great place to buy and play strategy and board games. Unlike many dank, cellar-like gaming shops, TBS is a clean, inviting, all-ages environment with several large game tables for miniature strategy games and banquet tables for board and card games. The staff is friendly and knowlegeble and enthusiastic about their products and the gaming hobby."
"It's refreshing to be able to go to a place where the emphasis is upon a great gaming experience. They are able to get pretty much everything you want by order or will even drive it up from their CT location if they have it there. But, the best part is the sheer size of the gaming and hobby area. You could have a painting event, a Card Game event, and two separate Tabletop game events all at once and still have room for those who want to browse the wares or just watch. Add in the fact that the entire place is painted and accessorized to look like a post modern battleground and you have an amazing store."
"Very nice man behind the counter who was very attentive but not so much that you feel like you are being pressured into a purchase at all. Other customers in the store seemed to have a friendly relationship with the owner and I could see why. He was very personable and I cannot wait until I return to the store to make more purchases. If, like me, you were looking for a place to get all of your Magic/DnD/tabletop stuff, I think you've found it. I look forward to giving them my continued business and I cannot recommend them highly enough."