Our Mission is to provide a safe, inclusive, and fun gaming space for EVERYONE, but specifically (due to it frequently not being) minors, LGBTQ+, persons of color, and women. We believe that creating an ideal third space requires the following principles be upheld, and it is our commitment to do so for as long as we remain in business:
-Free Table use w. comfortable chairs
-Free Water (bottled/filtered)
-Free Gaming (a free library for all to use including a visually impaired braille library)
-No requirement to purchase
-No requirement to vacate/leave during business open hours in designated open play areas
-Enforce our Code of Conduct for everyone’s enjoyment/fun
-Provide opportunities for local businesses and charity to thrive
We believe that by upholding these principles, the communities that form around our locations will, in turn, choose to support our business vocally and financially (so that we can continue to provide all of this and more to everyone).
Our Vision is to constantly improve our services, offerings, and community support through constant internal and community feedback, while moving towards the stability to offer more new locations to a wider number of people. Ultimately, we would like to see a Gamers Guild in every city in North America, all united in their love of safe & fun gaming for all!
Code of Conduct
Personal Hygiene - If your presence causes an issue for other customers at the discretion of The guild staff we may discuss with you steps that need to be taken to be able to continually enjoy our space and the community we foster
Abusive Language - We Have ZERO Tolerance for abusive language. Use of Abusive language will result in you being asked to leave and depending on the severity of the language you may no longer be welcome in the Guild. Excessive swearing will be pointed out by the staff, and may be termed abusive if not curbed to a more reasonable level
Bullying - Behavior that demeans, Is intended to hurt (physically or emotionally) another Person, or that is made at the expense of someone else will not be tolerated in any form and can result in a ban
Imagery - Gamers' Guild is usually a family-friendly environment. Please ensure that your attire, games, and game paraphernalia are all appropriate for the event you are attending. Our 18+ events will allow for more risqué options, but street legal is still required at all times. Abusive/Hate Speech or images are never appropriate at our store or any of our events. What constitutes appropriate attire/images is at the sole discretion of Gamers' Guild staff, and complaints about in appropriate imagery is taken very seriously (see Spirit of the Code)
Drugs & Smoking/Vaping - We do not condone the use of illegal drugs on the premises. If you are discovered using them you will be asked to leave. We do not allow Smoking or Vaping in the common areas of the Guild. If you are discovered doing so you may be asked to leave
Weapons - No weapon is permitted on premise (concealed or open-carry) except at the sole written consent of the General Manager.
Solicitation - You may not solicit/sell goods, events, or services on premise without the written permission of the Managing Owner.
Communities can only grow when people feel safe to engage in their favorite hobbies and past times openly. If you witness something that is against the Guild Guidelines please find a staff member and report the incident to so that we may resolve any potential issue
Theft - is not tolerated at all ANYWHERE. Anyone caught stealing or verified/proven as having done so will be permanently banned from Gamers Guild and legal action will be taken/encouraged
Cheating - in ANY events will not be tolerated, Appropriate action will be taken to rectify the situation this can be up to and including being banned from the guild as well as being asked to leave an event forfeiting entry and any prize
Sportsmanship - The desire for someone to continue playing a game can be soured by players that berate their opponents after winning or losing a match. Demeaning, disrespectful comments, or actions before, during or after a game indicate poor sportsmanship and will not be tolerated.
Spirit of the Code
This code is designed to create a safe inclusive space for all to enjoy and have fun with the hobby of gaming. While you and others can mutually choose to discuss whatever you want on premise, should that discussion or behavior become uncomfortable, disruptive, or take away from the fun, you will be asked to leave and repetitive incidents may result in a ban.
How You Can Help
Referring customers to us, teaching a new player to play, and providing other players with a positive experience are the most valuable things any person can provide to our community.
We greatly appreciate your support in our efforts to make Gamers Guild and the communities we serve a safe, fun experience for all.