Something for Everyone

We know that learning to play can be intimidating, so we created special activities specifically for newbies ages 12 and up, and are perfect for familieis! Have some fun and learn at the same time, with other new gamers. These activities are open to all, so feel free to join even if you aren’t a newbie!

Above: Youngsters learn how to play Dungeons & Dragons during a Gaming 101 class

Gaming-Related Activities

You’ll learn hands-on how to play different games in the activities below. Games vary and include tabletop miniatures, wargames, card-based games, and some board games.

Game Demos

Dates: Available on any day
Facilitator: Den Master Joe (or a knowledgeable DENizen)
Limit: 2 people
Skill Level: Beginner
Ages: 12 (with an adult) and up
Register: Call, email, or use our contact form to schedule a demo appointment
Suggested Supplies: Your own set of miniatures or copy of the game if you already own one (but we supply the game pieces for the demos)


You can “test drive” a game before buying it! Schedule a free demo session with Joe for one of our select tabletop games to learn the ropes and get a feel for how to play the game. You’ll also learn about the different miniatures (or expansions) you can use.

This is ideal for beginners and anyone who is interested in starting a different gaming venture. Come in by yourself, or bring a friend or family member and learn together! Please note, demos can take up to 2 hours, depending on the game, so plan accordingly.

Game demo selections include:

  • Bolt Action
  • Konflikt ’47
  • Age of Sigmar
  • Warhammer 40k
  • Wings of Glory
  • X-Wing Miniatures
  • Star Wars Destiny
Gaming 101: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

Dates: Takes place the first Sunday every other month (see the calendar for dates)*
Facilitator: DM/GM Kris
Limit: 5 people (ideal for families or a group of friends)
Skill Level: Beginner
Ages: 12 and up
Register: You must contact us to reserve a spot the Thursday before the class
Suggested Supplies: Pen or pencil and notebook, 1 set of polyhedral dice, D&D 5e Player’s Handbook


This is an introductory class to learn how to play role-playing games (RPGs), with D&D (5th edition) as the main focus. Learn the basics — from game etiquette and mechanics, to character creation, types of dice, and more! This class is perfectly geared for those who have never played an RPG, have little experience, need a refresher, or would like to learn the 5th edition of D&D. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding DM vs. player roles
  • Basic rules of role-playing
  • How to play as your character
  • Character creation
  • The nuts and bolts of gameplay
  • How to use your character stats

*Note: There may be months where the class takes place on a different Sunday during the month.

Lass & Lady Gamers

Dates: Meets the 2nd Saturday (12-3pm) each month.
Facilitator: Rosie (contact her!)
Limit: Generally no limit. Certain months require sign-ups!
Skill Level: All, perfect for newbies!
Ages: 16 and up
Register: Odd-month meetings do not require sign-ups. Even-month meetings require sign-ups and may be limited to a certain number of players.


The “Lass & Lady Gamers” is a gaming group created for women to get together regularly and enjoy tabletop gaming in a no-pressure environment. It’s ideal for those who want to learn and/or try different types of tabletop games, or for anyone who just wants to have monthly fun with a new group of people.

Game days are on the second Saturday each month, from 12-3pm. We focus primarily on board games, role-playing games, and card-based games

ODD MONTHS: During the odd months (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov), we meet for general board gaming. You’re encouraged to bring a game if you’d like. If there is a larger number of ladies present, we can break up into smaller groups.

EVEN MONTHS: During the even months (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec), gaming is centered around a theme and may involve an added twist, social element, or even a fun fieldtrip. Sign-ups are required for these events.

Join our Facebook Group to get direct announcements and updates!

Hobby-Related Activities

The hobby side of tabletop gaming involves several steps. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend these activities to get you going.

Minis Paint Night

Dates: Every Tuesday, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Den Master Joe
Limit: None
Skill Level: All
Ages: 14 and up
Register: No need to register
Suggested Supplies: You must bring your own supplies, and whatever minis you want to work on


Need an inspiring space to paint your miniatures? Want some ideas from other miniatures enthusiasts? Come to our Minis Paint Night — gather with friends, and relax while you paint.

If you’re just starting to paint minis, you can get some beginner’s tips from Den Master/artist, Joe!

The third Tuesday each month features a special demonstration/tutorial on a particular painting technique.
We announce the topic on Facebook, so be sure to follow us!

Painting 101: Painting Minis for Beginners

Dates: Upcoming class on Sat 11/3/18! Time TBD.
Facilitator: Den Master Joe
Limit: 6 people
Skill Level: Beginner
Ages: 14 and up
Fee: TBD — the fee covers a starter kit that includes select paints, a brush, and the miniature you work on
Register: You must call to reserve a spot
Suggested Supplies: You may bring your own supplies and minis if you have them. You will be supplied with a starter kit.


You’ll learn the very basics on how to get started putting together your minis and what to do when you’re ready to paint. In this 3-hour class, Joe will teach you how to:

  • Assemble your miniatures
  • Properly remove mold lines
  • Apply an even basecoat
  • Paint multiple layers and highlights
  • Take care of your brushes and tools

Above: A group of gamers painting miniatures during a Tuesday Minis Paint Night

Get the dates for all the classes and activities listed above!

View the Calendar