About Us

The Common Room, located at 223 S. Pete Ellis Drive in Bloomington (at the north end of Williamsburg Village)), strives to be the gamers' game store. We stock the best in collectible card games, roleplaying games, board games, miniature wargames, and gaming supplies. We also boast the best gaming space in town, offering both private gaming rooms and a common area for open and tournament gaming. In addition, our games club and board game library give you ready access to many of the most popular tabletop games in the industry.

Founded in February 2012, we opened our doors to the public on April 24, 2012. On December 31, 2013, we moved the Common Room to it's present location on Pete Ellis Drive. We are a stone's throw from many dining and take-out establishments. While we do allow our customers to bring in food and drink from outside, we also serve a selection of tasty beverages and delicious snacks.

As a guide to those participating in casual and/or organized gaming in the store, we have drafted the following store rules:

  1. First and foremost, relax and have fun. Life is stressful enough as it is; gaming shouldn't compound that. Rather gaming can and should be fun, engaging, thought-provoking, and/or a welcome release from the daily grind. Itís also a great way to spend time with friends and/or to make new acquaintances.
  2. This store encourages casual, pick-up gaming and organized play, and, as such, we kindly ask that veteran players accommodate and be friendly to new gamers. Take advantage of opportunities to show new and potential gamers how much fun a good game with good people can be.
  3. Don't cheat. The rules serve the purpose of keeping the proverbial playing field level. Besides, no one wants to play with people who self-servingly bend or ignore rules for their own benefit.
  4. If you do feel the need to critique, keep your criticism constructive. Unsolicited negative and/or condescending criticism will not be tolerated. Put simply, don't make the game unfun for others. Conversely, give compliments to those doing an exceptional job.
  5. Please try to use your "inside voice" as much as possible. Yes, there will be moments when you canít help but emote. That said, be respectful of other Common Room gamers and keep the louder outbursts to a minimum. In addition, please refrain from using obscenity or inappropriate language.
  6. Pick up after yourself. Or, as the old adage goes, your mother doesnít work here; so, please, make an effort to clean up your own mess. When possible, please recycle.

The above guidelines may seem a bit redundant at times; they're probably also a little bit redundant. Irregardless, management has final say on what constitutes appropriate behavior. Inappropriate--especially disruptive or destructive--behavior will not be tolerated and may result (in extreme cases) in a store ban. If you have any questions about the above guidelines, please ask. As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


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Contact : 812.333.4263 | ask@commonroomgames.com