What is a Tabletop Game?
“Tabletop Game is a general term used to refer to board games, card games, dice games, miniatures wargames, tile-based games and other games that are normally played on a table or other flat surface.
The term is used to distinguish these types of games from sports and video games. The term is also used to distinguish role-playing games from role-playing video games and LARPs, although role-playing games may not necessarily require a wide playing surface. Another related term is a hobby game.”
-courtesy of Wikipedia
Welcome to The Battle Standard! New England’s premier tabletop game and hobby location since 2010.
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 business model which is specializing in Miniature Games, Board Games, Card Games, and Role-Playing Games AND offering plenty of space to comfortably enjoy each genre. Our mission is to introduce the games we sell and cultivate a great local gaming scene through events, activities, and open game play.
Each year we have worked diligently to set the bar for the way in which Tabletop Gaming venues feel and function and the response has been overwhelmingly supportive. From the players that enjoy these games to the other stores in the area that do what we do, the standard for what constitutes a great gaming venue has been raised and we’re extremely proud to have lead the charge. 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.
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 hobby venues! We will always promise a clean, well-lit, gaming area to showcase your hobby. 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, of course, demand the best in your community by saying, “Goodbye” to Mr. Grump at Ye Olde Hobby Shoppe and “See ya later!” to the bullies at Globo-Hobby. Our staff is ALWAYS courteous, ALWAYS attentive, VERY knowledgeable, and best of all…TABLETOP GAMING FANATICS JUST LIKE YOU! And that is why our community follows suit. Remember why you started playing. F-U-N.
“The Battle Standard has been working on the future of what it is to be a tabletop gaming venue since 2010. Join one of the most rewarding hobbies out there and the community that passionately supports it. Come experience tabletop gaming done right, right here, at The Battle Standard.” – Jared Brodeur, Owner/Operator, The Battle Standard LLC.
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Our Customers Say…
- Facebook Reviewer / Owner Paradise Tattoo of Milford CT
"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."