Our board game shop in Portsmouth and South Portland run events almost daily – board game nights, Magic: the Gathering tournaments, RPG sessions, and more. In addition to these regular events, we have lots of amazing events coming up in the next several weeks! Check them out below.

Diversions Game Day
Saturday, September 7
12:00pm to midnight
Portsmouth, NH
All-day gaming is the hallmark of this annual event.  Stop in at our board game shop anytime between 12:00pm and midnight to play board games of all types. Choose from our demo library or bring yours from home to share!

We’re also hosting a Play-to-Win Raffle for the game Spaceteam, as well as raffling three games: Detective, Welcome To…, and Villainous! Additionally, we have tickets for Re-Unity Games and 2020 Granite Game Summit to raffle, with all proceeds to benefit Haven NH.

Used Game Sale 
Saturday & Sunday, September 14 & 15
All day
Portsmouth, NH

Our used game sale is the perfect opportunity to make room on your shelves for new games! Bring your games to Diversions and we’ll put them out for sale on September 14 and 15. All sales will be transferred into store credit to the seller! Click the link for information on how to sell your games.

Experience… Adventure Month
Each Tuesday in September
South Portland, ME

it’s Adventure Month in South Portland! At each game night in the month of September we’ll feature a different game that focuses on adventure, including Dead of Winter, Dice Forge, and Journeys in Middle Earth. Check out the full events calendar here.

Family Game Day
Saturday, September 21
1:00pm to 6:00pm
South Portland, ME

Get the kids out of the house this weekend and have some family fun in the process! We will be hosting a learn and play for the game Zangle, areas for building with Plus Plus, Tinkering with Off Bits, a coloring book station, as well as open tables to learn and play other fun games.

Chits & Bits will be there to raffle off merchandise and gift cards tor raise money for The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital!
Speed Puzzle Competition
Saturday, September 21
Portsmouth, NH
Join us for a special puzzle event with Ravensburger! This event is free to attend (pre-registration is required, please see below).

This puzzle competition will pit teams of two against other teams to complete a 500-piece Ravensburger puzzle with the fastest time. However, there’s a catch: no teams will have knowledge of the image that is being used – you have to complete the puzzle without an image for reference!

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams, based on the fastest times for completing the puzzle. All of the prizes are being provided by Ravensburger!

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Magic: The Gathering: Throne of Eldraine Pre-Release
Sunday, September 29
Portsmouth, NH
Welcome to the Magic the Gathering: Throne of Eldraine Prerelease at Diversions Puzzles & Games – Portsmouth!

Registration begins at 9:00am when the store opens. The event begins at 12:00pm.

Prereleases are Sealed Deck format events, where you build a minimum 40-card deck using the contents of a themed Prerelease Pack (6 booster packs) and a Premium date-stamped promo card) plus basic lands that are provided to you by the store.

After your deck is built, you’ll be randomly paired with another player for a best two-of-three match. Each round you’ll report who won and be paired up with a new player. If you do well, you might win additional booster packs as prizes!

Pre-release packs cost $25.99. Each person may only purchase one pre-release pack for use during the event only. All event participants will receive at least one free booster during prizing!