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October 2019

Halloween Horror Night Game Night

October 24, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
The Rook Room Presents Halloween Horror Night

What was that? Did you hear that creak coming from somewhere behind you? Must have just been the wind...or was it something more sinister? Get ready for a night of creeps, chills, and thrills with Halloween Horror Night presented by The Rook Room at 515 Brewing Company!

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The Iowa Catan National Qualifier Tournament

October 26, 2019 to October 27, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn
205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, West Des Moines, IA 50266
The Rook Room Presents The Iowa Catan National Qualifier Tournament

Do you love Settlers of Catan? How would you like to play for the chance to qualify for the Catan National Championship? Get ready to build and trade your way to victory as The Rook Room hosts Iowa's only Catan national qualifier tournament at Cardboard Caucus!

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December 2019

How the Heck Do I: Dungeon Master

December 10, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Confluence Brewing Company
1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315
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Ever wanted to be on the other side of the dungeon master screen? Learn everything you need to be a DM with The Rook Room’s How the Heck Do I: Dungeon Master, taught by Des Moines & Dragons creator Paul Privitera!

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Holiday Board Game Wish List & Ugly Sweater Party

December 12, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Scenic Route Bakery
123 Main Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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Get ready for the holidays with The Rook Room and Scenic Route Bakery with our Holiday Board Game Wish List & Ugly Sweater Party supporting the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus!

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January 2020

Cabin Fever Day at Confluence Brewing Company

January 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Confluence Brewing Company
1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315
Confluence Cabin Fever Day Board Games and Beer

If you're starting to feel those winter blues and that cabin fever is starting to settling in, we have the perfect solution for you. The Rook Room will be bringing our full game library to Confluence Brewing Company's annual Cabin Fever Day Sunday, January 19th from noon to 5!

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Word Nerds Game Night + Confluence Beer Tasting

January 25, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Scenic Route Bakery
123 Main Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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Is your favorite book the dictionary? Are you constantly correcting your friends' spelling and grammar? Do you consider yourself a word nerd? Word Nerds Game Night is for you!

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Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

January 30, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
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Is jigsaw your jam? Are puzzles your pièce de résistance? Test your 'saw skills at Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition! This isn't your grandma's puzzle playtime, so get ready rumble!

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February 2020

Puzzlepalooza 2: Piecing Out Again

February 20, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
Puzzlepalooza 2: Piecing Out Again Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

We are at it again with another round of jigsaw puzzle competition with Puzzlepalooza 2: Piecing Out Again.

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Play Date Open Gaming Pop-Up at 515 Brewing Company

February 23, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
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Come play board games for FREE with The Rook Room and 515 Brewing Company Sunday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 - 6 PM. Hundreds of games to choose from, all for free. Not to mention plenty of delicious 515 Brewing Company beer to choose from. So let's make it a Play Date!

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The Gamicon Catan Tournament

February 28, 2020 to March 1, 2020
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Do you love Catan? Get ready to build, settle and trade (or steal) your way to victory as The Rook Room hosts the Gamicon Catan Tournament!

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March 2020

Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on Thursday, March 5th

March 5, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on March 5th

Our sold-out series continues with a brand new Puzzlepalooza event coming at you Thursday, March 5th. Same rules. New puzzle. Same great fun!

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Tune In and Play: A Virtual Gaming Event with Quiplash

March 22, 2020 - 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
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Today's game: Quiplash! All this week, The Rook Room will be streaming Jackbox games on our Twitch channel for you to jump in and play for free! No logins, no downloads, no extra equipment. All you need is a screen with the Internet and a smartphone.

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Tune In and Play: A Virtual Gaming Event with Civic Doodle

March 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Today's game: Civic Doodle! All this week, The Rook Room will be streaming Jackbox games on our Twitch channel for you to jump in and play for free! No logins, no downloads, no extra equipment. All you need is a screen with the Internet and a smartphone.

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CANCELED: Gaming Gives Back: Boards & Building

March 25, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
2200 E. Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
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Play games and do good with The Rook Rook's Gaming Gives Back board game event benefitting Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity.

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Tune In and Play: A Virtual Gaming Event with Split the Room

March 25, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Today's game: Split the Room! All this week, The Rook Room will be streaming Jackbox games on our Twitch channel for you to jump in and play for free! No logins, no downloads, no extra equipment. All you need is a screen with the Internet and a smartphone.

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CANCELED: Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on March 26th

March 26, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition on March 26th

This isn't your grandmother's puzzle time. Join The Rook Room for competitive jigsaw puzzling at 515 Brewing on March 26th. Great prizes and beer specials!

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Tune In and Play: A Virtual Gaming Event with Mad Verse City

March 27, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Today's game: Mad Verse City! All this week, The Rook Room will be streaming Jackbox games on our Twitch channel for you to jump in and play for free! No logins, no downloads, no extra equipment. All you need is a screen with the Internet and a smartphone.

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Tune In and Play: A Virtual Gaming Event with Quiplash

March 28, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Today's game: Quiplash! All this week, The Rook Room will be streaming Jackbox games on our Twitch channel for you to jump in and play for free! No logins, no downloads, no extra equipment. All you need is a screen with the Internet and a smartphone.

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June 2020

Grain Brain: A Trivia and Tasting Fundraising Event

June 27, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Join 515 Brewing Company and The Rook Room for online team trivia on June 27th from 7 PM to 9 PM featuring an at-home curated beer tasting, beer-themed trivia, brewing presentations from the pros at 515, and prizes for the winning team. A portion of the proceeds will go to ACLU of Iowa in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and Pride month.

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November 2020

515 Election Day Beer Sale + Rook Room Activity Pack

November 2, 2020 to November 3, 2020
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
515 Brewing Company Election Day Beer Sale 2020

Election Day 2020 is November 3rd and no matter what, it's going to be stressful. You're going to need something to drink and a little bit of fun.

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December 2020

Pop-Up Puzzle Shop at The Slow Down

December 12, 2020 - 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Slow Down Coffee Co.
3613 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
Jigsaw puzzles with coffee mug

Enjoy some holiday shopping and a nice, warm, delicious beverage with The Rook Room and The Slow Down Coffee Co. Saturday, December 12th from 9 AM to 2 PM with our pop-up puzzle shop!

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March 2021

Des Moines Parks & Recreation Virtual Trivia Night

March 11 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online Only

Des Moines Parks and Recreation is holding a virtual trivia night and The Rook Room is hosting! 

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May 2021

The Rook Room Presents Treasure Quest

May 24
Free
The Rook Room Presents Treasure Quest Scavenger Hunt Featured Image

It's time for a quest, adventurers! We're sending you on a Treasure Quest that will test your skills and knowledge. But worry not, there are great prizes in it for those who can meet the challenge.

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June 2021

Surprise Puzzle Pop-Up Shop at The Slow Down

June 19 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Slow Down Coffee Co.
3613 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313
Surprise Puzzle Pop-Up Shop Banner June 19, 2021

Surprise! We're having a last-minute, surprise puzzle pop-up shop with our friends over at The Slow Down Coffee Co. and we'll have all of our new release puzzles so you can be the first to get your hands on one!

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Learn to Slay: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

June 23 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Only
Free
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Always wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, but didn’t know where to start? Join us as we learn the basics of how to get started and play.

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July 2021

Board Game Library Hours

July 5 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
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Are you ready to play? Join us for our Library Hours board game night featuring hundreds of games from The Rook Room library and special, themed cocktails with The Rook Room and xBk Live!

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Learn to Slay: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

July 7 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Only
Free
Learn to Slay Intro to Dungeons and Dragons Event Banner

Always wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, but didn’t know where to start? Join us as we learn the basics of how to get started and play.

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Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

July 12 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Event Banner

Des Moines' most popular and most intense jigsaw puzzle competition is BACK! Test your 'saw skills against the best in Puzzlepalooza – a team jigsaw competition.

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How the Heck Do I: Dungeons & Dragons

July 19 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
$10
How the Heck Do I Dungeons & Dragons Event Banner

Welcome to the world of Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop RPGs. Learn everything you need to know to jump into the game with our How the Heck Series introductory course designed for beginners.

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Learn to Slay: Intro to Dungeons & Dragons

July 21 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Online Only
Free
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Always wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, but didn’t know where to start? Join us as we learn the basics of how to get started and play.

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Grain Brain Trivia Event

July 21 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
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This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill brewery team trivia night. Heck no! This is a treat for your brain cells AND your tastebuds.

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Open Slay TTRPG Immersive Open Play Night

July 26 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
Open Slay TTRPG Event Banner

Whatever TTRPG you play, level up your weekly role-playing game night at Open Slay – an RPG open play experience.

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Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

July 27 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Event Banner

Don't miss Des Moines' most popular and most intense jigsaw puzzle competition! Test your 'saw skills against the best in Puzzlepalooza.

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August 2021

Board Game Library Hours

August 2 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
Board Game Library Hours Open Play Night August 2 2021 Banner

Are you ready to play? Join us for our Library Hours board game night featuring hundreds of games from The Rook Room library and special, themed cocktails with The Rook Room and xBk Live!

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Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

August 16 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition August 16 2021 Banner

Think you have skills? Come be a part of Des Moines' most popular, most fun, and most intense jigsaw puzzle competition, Puzzlepalooza – a team jigsaw competition!

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Grain Brain Trivia Night

August 26 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
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Join The Rook Room and 515 Brewing Company for a FREE Grain Brain Trivia Night featuring four rounds of pub quiz-style team trivia.

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How the Heck Do I: Dungeon Master

August 30 - 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
xBk Live
1159 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
How the Heck Do I Dungeon Master Class August 30 2021 Banner

Ready to craft and control your own D&D adventure? Level up your Dungeon Master skills with The Rook Room and the experts at Des Moines & Dragons!

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September 2021

Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

September 8 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Twisted Vine Brewery
3320 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition September 8 2021 Banner

Think you have skills? Come be a part of Des Moines' most popular, most fun, and most intense jigsaw puzzle competition – Puzzlepalooza.

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Board Game Library Hours with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation

September 19 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Valley Junction Activity Center
217 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Board Game Library Hours

Do you love games, puzzles, RPGs, and more? Well, get ready to play! Join us for Board Game Library Hours presented by West Des Moines Parks and Recreation and The Rook Room.

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Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition

September 21 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition September 21 2021 Banner

Don't miss Des Moines' most popular and most intense jigsaw puzzle competition! Test your 'saw skills against the best in Puzzlepalooza.

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Grain Brain Trivia Night

September 23 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
515 Brewing Company
7700 University Ave Suite C, Clive, IA 50325
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Join The Rook Room and 515 Brewing Company for a FREE Grain Brain Trivia Night featuring four rounds of pub quiz-style team trivia.

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October 2021

Gateway Games with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation

October 10 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
6500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, 50266
The Rook Room gateway board games

Monopoly, Candy Land, The Game of Life. Those are all great games, but are you ready to graduate to some new, exciting games? The Rook Room will be joining West Des Moines Parks and Recreation in helping you to try out and learn to play a few of the most popular “gateway games.”

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Classic Board Game Night at Hello, Marjorie

October 20 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hello, Marjorie
717 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
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Get ready for a trip down memory lane full of some of your favorite board games and classy cocktails during our Classic Board Game Night at Hello, Marjorie on Wednesday, October 20th from 5 to 8 PM.

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Learn to Slay: Intro to D&D with the Des Moines Public Library

October 25 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Des Moines Public Library – Franklin Avenue Branch
5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
Learn to Slay Intro to D&D with the Des Moines Public Library banner image with knight fighting dragon

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons with The Rook Room and the Des Moines Public Library during our Learn to Slay series. This session will focus on ability checks and character stats.

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Spooky Puzzlepalooza at Twisted Vine Brewery

October 27 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Twisted Vine Brewery
3320 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Join us for an extra spooky Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition at Twisted Vine Brewery on Wednesday, October 27th.

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November 2021

Catan National Qualifier Tournament with West Des Moines Parks & Recreation

November 14 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex
6500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, 50266
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Come and show off Catan skills at our Catan National Qualifier Tournament in collaboration with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation. The winner will earn a seat at the national tournament.

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Learn to Slay: Intro to D&D with the Des Moines Public Library

November 15 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Des Moines Public Library – Franklin Avenue Branch
5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
Learn to Slay Intro to D&D with the Des Moines Public Library banner image with knight fighting dragon

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons with The Rook Room and the Des Moines Public Library during our Learn to Slay series. This session will focus on combat actions.

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Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition at Peace Tree Des Moines Branch

November 17 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Peace Tree Des Moines Branch
317 East Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
Puzzlepalooza Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Event Info Banner

Don't miss Des Moines' most popular and most intense jigsaw puzzle competition! Test your 'saw skills against the best in Puzzlepalooza at Peace Tree Des Moines Branch on November 17th.

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Puzzlepalooza KIDS! with West Des Moines Parks & Recreation

November 21 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Valley Junction Activity Center
217 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Puzzlepalooza Kids Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Information Banner

Get ready, because it's time for the first-ever Puzzlepalooza kids competition on Sunday, November 21st at 1:00 PM.

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Learn to Slay: Intro to D&D with the Des Moines Public Library

November 22 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Des Moines Public Library – Franklin Avenue Branch
5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
Learn to Slay Intro to D&D with the Des Moines Public Library banner image with knight fighting dragon

Learn to play Dungeons & Dragons with The Rook Room and the Des Moines Public Library during our Learn to Slay series. This session will focus on using everything you've learned in a real-play scenario.

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