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Battleground Games & Hobbies first opened its doors in 2002 and is now one of New England’s premier game stores with three convenient locations – Abington, MA, Norton, MA and now Saugus, MA. We are fully stocked in all major product lines for the serious gamer and we specialize in collectible card games, board games, miniature games and role-playing games. Our deep stock, great events and friendly, knowledgeable staff make Battleground the top choice for your one-stop, friendly local game store!

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Battleground Games & Hobbies first opened its doors in 2002 and is now one of New England’s premier game stores with three convenient locations – Abington, MA, Norton, MA and now Saugus, MA. We are fully stocked in all major product lines for the serious gamer and we specialize in collectible card games, board games, miniature games and role-playing games. Our deep stock, great events and friendly, knowledgeable staff make Battleground the top choice for your one-stop, friendly local game store!

    Behind the Shield - Episode 143- TCG Gift Giving Guide

    Behind the Shield - Episode 143- TCG Gift Giving Guide

    Episode 143

    We continue our month long series of gift giving guides with recommendations for those of our listeners who are planning to buy Trading Card Game gifts for their friends and loved ones this year. There's also a LOT of new releases coming out this time of year and we try to highlight a few that have caught our eyes.

    Games Discussed:
    Treasure Island
    Robin Hood and the Merry Men
    Fallout: New California
    and many, many more!

    Join the conversation on our Discord:
    https://discord.gg/tddHpJK

    Watch us stream games on our Twitch channel:
    https://www.twitch.tv/battlegroundgameslive

    More fun video content and stream archives on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbVmAsw6TMDdSkT1LJOB4Q

    Donate to the Extra Life 2018 campaign!
    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=40250#

    Music Credits:
    Five Armies - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Private Eye - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Alchemists Tower - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 59 min
    Behind the Shield - Episode 142 - Board Game Holiday Guide

    Behind the Shield - Episode 142 - Board Game Holiday Guide

    Episode 142

    While many of the Battleground staff (and product) are off in Philadelphia for Pax Unplugged Andrew is stuck all by himself back at home base. Today we start our month-long series on gift giving recommendations with some ideas and recommendations for board game gifts for your favorite gamer this year.

    Games Discussed:
    Evolution
    Fallout: New California
    Hail Hydra
    and many, many more!

    Join the conversation on our Discord:
    https://discord.gg/tddHpJK

    Watch us stream games on our Twitch channel:
    https://www.twitch.tv/battlegroundgameslive

    More fun video content and stream archives on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbVmAsw6TMDdSkT1LJOB4Q

    Donate to the Extra Life 2018 campaign!
    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=40250#

    Music Credits:
    Five Armies - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Private Eye - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Alchemists Tower - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 26 min
    Behind the Shield - Episode 141 - D&D: The Crossovering

    Behind the Shield - Episode 141 - D&D: The Crossovering

    Episode 141

    We had an astonishing Extra Life marathon last weekend and we want to review our favorite bits from that. At the same time there's a whole lot going on this weekend with the new Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica and the Keyforge pre-launch, so there's lots to cover in this week's podcast!

    Games Discussed:
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Magic the Gathering
    Keyforge
    and many, many more!

    Join the conversation on our Discord:
    https://discord.gg/tddHpJK

    Watch us stream games on our Twitch channel:
    https://www.twitch.tv/battlegroundgameslive

    More fun video content and stream archives on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbVmAsw6TMDdSkT1LJOB4Q

    Donate to the Extra Life 2018 campaign!
    https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.team&teamID=40250#

    Music Credits:
    Five Armies - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Private Eye - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Alchemists Tower - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Kevin of the Burneal Forrest ,

Great listen!

Do yourself a favor and listen to this gem. Keep up the good work guys!!

P@rick From Southie ,

Great Show

I'm local and love to drop into the Abington store to see the great game selection. I like the show topics but would love to hear more talk about table top games = Game play, game review, upcoming games, etc, etc. D&D and MTG Talk gets old fast.

p@rick