Games of Berkeley

is creating forty more years of the Bay Area's premier game store

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NPC

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$1
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Every little bit helps! 

This tier gives you access to a special Discord chat just for fellow Games of Berkeley patrons, and to some Patreon-exclusive posts.

Thank you very much for supporting us!!
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  • Discord
  • Exclusive Posts

Adventurer

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$5
per month
Greetings Adventurer!

This tier includes the perks from the NPC tier, PLUS:

  • MONTHLY POLLS - This gives you a chance to weigh in on a variety of decisions related to Games of Berkeley.
  • GoB/GAMING STICKERS - These are given out monthly through the USPS. 
Thank you very much for supporting us!!
Includes Discord benefits
  • Discord
  • Exclusive Posts
  • Monthly Polls for New Merch
  • Stickers

Explorer

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$10
per month
Greetings Explorer!

This tier includes all perks from the Adventurer tier, PLUS:

  • PATREON EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS - Special videos made just for patrons. They will range from updates to goofy skits. 
Thank you very much for supporting us!!
Includes Discord benefits
  • Discord
  • Exclusive Posts
  • Monthly Polls for New Merch
  • Patreon Exclusive Videos
  • Stickers

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About

For 40 years, Games of Berkeley has served as the San Francisco Bay Area's premier Friendly Local Game Store. Located in Berkeley, CA since 1980, we're one of the oldest -- and largest -- tabletop game stores in the world, with 11,000 square feet of retail, event, and operations space dedicated to providing entertaining pastimes to the local community and beyond.



Our knowledgeable staff and huge space has allowed GoB to regularly stock approximately 10,000 or more unique items at any given time. (As just one example, we currently have over 1,600 different role-playing miniatures in the building.) Under normal circumstances, we also host a full calendar's worth of weekly, quarterly, special, and private events in our five different gaming areas, bringing together a diverse community of folks from all ages, walks of life, and game-playing experience. 



THEN. CAME. COVID.



These past months have been hard on us all, but we’re using the time and situation to adapt (and hopefully improve!) as best we can. We’ve branched out into the online world, not just due to demand, but also for the health of our staff and community. As we’ve expanded and learned, we’re attempting new methods of connecting with that beloved community. Your support means the world to us, and Patreon is just another way we can dedicate time to showing you more of the Games of Berkeley charm!



Honestly, it takes a lot of moving parts to run a store of this size. We’ve had to make a number of difficult choices, but these are times when every day brings more decisions. All of the funds Games of Berkeley receives from this Patreon will go into alleviating some of the strain of operating under these conditions, and toward future improvements and renovations.

We've created several tiers of monthly support levels to choose from, with rewards ranging from basic public acknowledgement to exclusive videos of our behind-the-scenes operations and even discounts and free shipping on all purchases! Each successive tier includes the benefits of those prior to it, so the rewards can really add up. Please consider contributing your support by becoming a Patron today!

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