House Rules Cafe

Upcoming events

  • 2018-04-27 17:00 - 2018-04-27 21:00

    Every Friday evening, join us for an hour, or for many hours! We invite one and all to come on your own, with a group, or with a new friend, for the sole purpose of playing games (and maybe drinking a sake or two). Our normal, $5/person fee will apply, but it will also get you a soda, coffee, or tea.

    We have demos planned, sometimes fun, fast, and easy, sometimes classics like Catan or Carcassonne, and sometimes the heavier games like Terraforming Mars, Energy Empire, or Stone Age.

    If you're new to gaming, or want to bring your own game to demo, this is your time!

  • 2018-04-28 09:00 - 2018-04-28 21:00

    Have we really been open almost a year? Let's celebrate!

    The month of May will be chock-full of anniversary events, one-year celebrations, and some schedule changes as we get ready for the onslaught of summer. To kick it off, join us for International Tabletop Day on 4/28. What is ITTD? Keep reading:

    Once a year, the world participates in a festival of analog gaming. From board games, to card games, to drinking games and roleplaying games, from party games to 3-hour strategy sessions, if it doesn't require batteries or a screen, we're showing it off.

    There's a full schedule of events, including demos of the fun, fast, easy category, designers showing off and playtesting their creations, at least one pen-and-paper RPG, and a series of game sessions run throughout the day by the House Rules Husband: He Who Cannot Discard. Most demos will be all-ages friendly, and a few will be specifically aimed at the under-sevens.

    Keep an eye on this space for the full schedule as we pin everything down, and get ready to explore Atlantis, hide out in Arkham, tell some Gloom-y stories, and build an empire of wizardry!

    We've partnered with Extra Life again this year to raise money for the Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital in Albany. All gaming fees will be donated, and we will have scheduled raffles throughout the day - games, gift certificates, and some special prizes from the Cafe itself! (All ITTD participants will be charged our gaming fee. No discounts, exceptions, or waivers will be granted.)

  • 2018-05-04 17:00 - 2018-05-04 20:00

    Every Friday evening, join us for an hour, or for many hours! We invite one and all to come on your own, with a group, or with a new friend, for the sole purpose of playing games (and maybe drinking a sake or two). Our normal, $5/person fee will apply, but it will also get you a soda, coffee, or tea.

    We have demos planned, sometimes fun, fast, and easy, sometimes classics like Catan or Carcassonne, and sometimes the heavier games like Terraforming Mars, Energy Empire, or Stone Age.

    If you're new to gaming, or want to bring your own game to demo, this is your time!

     

  • 2018-05-07 18:00 - 2018-05-07 20:00

    For those who aren't crafty, but want to get their game on, let's do it!

    Every other Monday, while the crafters make things, we'll also have a game of Sentinels of the Multiverse going. Up to four people at each table, playing as heroes working together to battle the Multiverse's worst villains in some of the strangest locations! Every session, a different group will work together - will you join us?

     

  • 2018-05-07 18:00 - 2018-05-07 20:00

    Every other Monday, join a group at House Rules Cafe for a session of crafting and discussion on our favorite topics! Be it nerdery, books, movies, local events, national events, or personal events, anything is up for grabs.

    All crafting is welcome and encouraged! We'll put down dropcloths for any potentially messy activity.

  • 2018-05-11 17:00 - 2018-05-11 20:00

    Every Friday evening, join us for an hour, or for many hours! We invite one and all to come on your own, with a group, or with a new friend, for the sole purpose of playing games (and maybe drinking a sake or two). Our normal, $5/person fee will apply, but it will also get you a soda, coffee, or tea.

    We have demos planned, sometimes fun, fast, and easy, sometimes classics like Catan or Carcassonne, and sometimes the heavier games like Terraforming Mars, Energy Empire, or Stone Age.

    If you're new to gaming, or want to bring your own game to demo, this is your time!

  • 2018-05-11 17:00 - 2018-05-11 20:00

    Every Friday evening, join us for an hour, or for many hours! We invite one and all to come on your own, with a group, or with a new friend, for the sole purpose of playing games (and maybe drinking a sake or two). Our normal, $5/person fee will apply, but it will also get you a soda, coffee, or tea.

    We have demos planned, sometimes fun, fast, and easy, sometimes classics like Catan or Carcassonne, and sometimes the heavier games like Terraforming Mars, Energy Empire, or Stone Age.

    If you're new to gaming, or want to bring your own game to demo, this is your time!

  • 2018-05-18 17:00 - 2018-05-18 20:00

    Every Friday evening, join us for an hour, or for many hours! We invite one and all to come on your own, with a group, or with a new friend, for the sole purpose of playing games (and maybe drinking a sake or two). Our normal, $5/person fee will apply, but it will also get you a soda, coffee, or tea.

    We have demos planned, sometimes fun, fast, and easy, sometimes classics like Catan or Carcassonne, and sometimes the heavier games like Terraforming Mars, Energy Empire, or Stone Age.

    If you're new to gaming, or want to bring your own game to demo, this is your time!

  • 2018-05-19 18:00 - 2018-05-19 21:00

    The Link Project is honored to bring a screening of BPM (Beats Per Minute) to House Rules Cafe. Former ACT UP members and local Hudson Valley residents Victor Mendolia and Jay Blotcher will join us for a 30 minute talkback. Attendees will receive complimentary drinks and snacks. Space is limited. Please RSVP through Eventbrite.

    In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough. https://youtu.be/VBPdx_iaQbg

  • 2018-05-21 18:00 - 2018-05-21 20:00

    Every other Monday, join a group at House Rules Cafe for a session of crafting and discussion on our favorite topics! Be it nerdery, books, movies, local events, national events, or personal events, anything is up for grabs.

    All crafting is welcome and encouraged! We'll put down dropcloths for any potentially messy activity.

  • 2018-05-21 18:00 - 2018-05-21 20:00

    For those who aren't crafty, but want to get their game on, let's do it!

    Every other Monday, while the crafters make things, we'll also have a game of Sentinels of the Multiverse going. Up to four people at each table, playing as heroes working together to battle the Multiverse's worst villains in some of the strangest locations! Every session, a different group will work together - will you join us?

  • 2018-05-25 17:00 - 2018-05-25 20:00

    Every Friday evening, join us for an hour, or for many hours! We invite one and all to come on your own, with a group, or with a new friend, for the sole purpose of playing games (and maybe drinking a sake or two). Our normal, $5/person fee will apply, but it will also get you a soda, coffee, or tea.

    We have demos planned, sometimes fun, fast, and easy, sometimes classics like Catan or Carcassonne, and sometimes the heavier games like Terraforming Mars, Energy Empire, or Stone Age.

    If you're new to gaming, or want to bring your own game to demo, this is your time!

Author: Kathleen

Owner. Dishwasher. Maker of Food.