About Us

Black Knight Games is a games and hobby store in Hamilton, ON. We specialize in miniatures games, collectible games, board games and role-playing games. We have a large gaming area where we run leagues & tournaments, and allow open gaming! Our goal is to create and maintain a friendly and inclusive environment for gamers.

Below you will find a brief profile of our staff members who filled out a questionnaire. Hopefully, these profiles provide insights for gamers who are looking for new games to try or what some of our staff enjoy most about our community. Ultimately, we hope these profiles help our community members place names to the faces they see at our store every day, making our staff more approachable, recognizable and memorable. Here is a little bit about us:

Phil

Position: Assistant Manager/ Outreach Coordinator.

When did you start working at BKG?: June 2016.

Favourite Board Game(s): Risk.

What armies do you collect?: Thousand Sons.

What game(s) do you think everyone should try?: Unstable Unicorns.

What movie or book makes you most excited about gaming?: Game of Thrones. 

What is your favourite part about the BKG Community?:  The People.

What D&D Class are you?: Warlock.

Favourite MTG colour or guild? Azorius.

Describe your painting style:  Spray, Base, Shade, Done.

Biggest gaming addiction: Magic: the Gathering.

When I’m not gaming I’m…: Camping.

Cody

When did you start working at BKG?: May 2018.

Favourite Board Game(s): Gloomhaven.

What armies do you collect?: Dark Angels, Bloodbowl Dwarfs and Wood Elves, and Sylvaneth.

What game(s) do you think everyone should try?: Dungeons and Dragons.

What movie or book makes you most excited about gaming?: Lord of the Rings trilogy or Harry Potter.

What is your favourite part about the BKG Community?: The pure joy in the games we are passionate about. Each community is unique and vibrant and makes it that much better to play!

What D&D Class are you?: Multiclass as:  Druid/Bard.

Favourite MTG colour or guild?: Mono Green! 

Describe your painting style: Classic + moss.

Biggest gaming addiction: D&D and X-Wing.

When I’m not gaming I’m…: Working.
Alex

Position: Lovable Scamp

When did you start working at BKG?: This summer, doing super fun summer camps!

Favourite Board Game(s): Betrayal at House on the Hill, Potion Explosion, Arkham Horror (the Card Game).

What armies do you collect?: Necrons.

What game(s) do you think everyone should try?: D&D and Starfinder (Especially Starfinder)

What movie or book makes you most excited about gaming?: Hmm, honestly any book or movie really inspires me to run super fun D&D / Starfinder games. I take my ideas from everywhere. 

What is your favourite part about the BKG Community?: The sense of community we have here. Everyone is so passionate about their love for their hobbies and I love to see the excitement we all share together.

What D&D Class are you?: I love to play Druid, but I’m probably a Bard. 

Favourite MTG colour or guild?: Fav colour green. Fav guild Gruul (Red / Green).

Describe your painting style: Hot Garbage.

Biggest gaming addiction: Definitely tabletop RPGs, though Kill Team is getting up there in addictiveness.

When I’m not gaming I’m…: Writing, editing, playin’ good ol’ vidya.

Mike

Position: Sales and problem solving. 

When did you start working at BKG?: A few months before we even opened.

Favourite Board Game(s): Blackstone Fortress and Citadels.

What armies do you collect?: Astra Militarum, Space Marines, Custodes, Bonesplitterz, Nighthaunt, and Lannister….

What game(s) do you think everyone should try?: Warcry and Joking Hazard.

What movie or book makes you most excited about gaming?: Malazan Book of the Fallen series by the mighty Canadian author Steven Erikson.

What is your favourite part about the BKG Community?: Having a home-away-from-home where I can spend time with people who understand my geekdom.

What D&D Class are you?: Bard, Jack of all trades, master of none.

Favourite MTG colour or guild?: Red.

Describe your painting style: Project dependent. There are times when I put hours of work into a single model, and other projects where I want battle ready figures done in less than 20 minutes a figure.

Biggest gaming addiction: Rulebooks. I love reading a new rulebook.

When I’m not gaming I’m…: In school, parenting, or wishing I was gaming.