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August 2019

CLUE & Cupcakes

August 29, 2019 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Crème Cupcake + Dessert
543 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
Clue and Cupcakes at The Rook Room

How about a little murder mystery with your dessert? Join us for a night of the classic board game CLUE, dessert, and drink specials!

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September 2019

How the Heck Do I: Dungeons & Dragons

September 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Confluence Brewing Company
1235 Thomas Beck Rd, Des Moines, IA 50315
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Welcome to class and the first of The Rook Room's "How the Heck" game-teaching series! We'll be hosting our first class at Confluence Brewing Company on September 26th.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 to March 1
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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