Adler Hobby Board Game Cafe


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New 2016 Hours 

Tuesday Tussle  4pm till 11pm (Gates of Antares , Board games and more)

Wednesdays  Noon - 8:00pm - Star Trek Attack wing and free pizza day !

Thursdays is our "weekly game day" play Table top miniature games, board games, or what ever you like Thursdays - sometimes till 11pm. this is also our League game night so everyone has some fun Bolt Action is big.

Fridays "Living Card Game" Deck building Featuring Star Realms and EPIC 6pm till 9pm ( 12-9 pm)

Saturday Noon till 9pm normal shopping and gaming we close when we are done sometimes past our normal closing time. lots of event info on the calender ...Star trek Attack Wing, Gates of Antares, Bolt action & league day!


SUNDAY......card holding members get to take part in large games from many genre's like Bolt action, Age of Sigmar, Black Powder and Hail Caesar Ancients, to name just a few...CALL FIRST

Sundays feature Napoleonic's and Ancient's war gaming featuring Warlords Black powder and Hail Caesar rule sets BUT also look for anything from Ospreys War-gaming series .



Now Recruiting for these games !


Ask about leagues and Demo days


New Location- 266 Mammoth Rd Manchester NH 03103

Here are some pics of the new place, just one mile off exit 6 from Rt 93 look for info on Facebook & twitter ...









Looking ahead

Adler Hobby is going to try something new, a board game cafe and tabletop game center geared toward an over 21 crowd (and also under 21) that are looking for a "comfortable place" to meet and hang out in that doesn't include alcohol. There is a lot more to work out so this is just a bit to wet your lips, tea and iced drinks, a board game library that's free to use and really nice scenic tables to game on. No metal folding chairs and cheap plastic tables so no one feels like their sitting at the "kids table" while playing games. Comfortable furniture to sit at or on like that you would find at a hotel lobby a more grown up version of the typical gaming experience. We will be offering a wide selection of K-cup flavors in coffee and tea as well as sodas and light snacks to keep you going while having fun at the game tables. We will have a wide selection of traditional board games and tabletop miniature games from many genres of sci-fi and historic games as well as card games in a comfortable and friendly environment. A place to take friends and family and a place to make new friends that’s alcohol free and caters to everyone including those with special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free etc.) looking for a wider selection than most places have to offer. Having only one diet or sugar free drink to choose from will never happen at the Adler Café.



 Adler Hobby LLC is a mom and pop brick and mortar store for table top games. 

We manage & run a lot of games in our business which are miniature based.   Historical and sci fi figures played on sceniced tables similar to miniature trains. We also do events at local gaming conventions (Total Con & Huzzah ) and, when possible, work with the local schools on historical reenactments on table tops using toy soldiers.

We do things hands on, so when you shop with us your helping a real store who contributes to growing and promoting a real gaming community full of real people!

We carry toy soldiers, board games, scenery, paints and supplies.

Whats does the "Adler" in Adler Hobby Mean?



The Adler in Adler hobby!

The first train in Germany ran on December 7, 1835 between the cities of Nürnberg and Fürth. This rail line was only 7.45 kilometers / 4.66 miles. It became famous as the Ludwig Railroad and had its roots in a railroad project developed a few years earlier that was quite revolutionary for the times. The "Privileged Ludwig Railroad Company" was founded in November of 1833 and was granted a concession from the Bavarian King Ludwig I on February 19, 1834 to build and operate the railroad. Horses and a steam car were planned to be available for operation. Originally, the steam car was supposed to be built in Germany, but a reliable builder could not be found. Therefore, an order for the first German "steam car" was quickly placed with the father of the steam locomotive - George Stephenson in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The order was not placed until May of 1835 and after an eight week, very arduous trip the new steam locomotive arrived in Nürnberg on October 26, 1835, but disassembled in over 100 pieces and packed in 19 large crates. The locomotive was immediately assembled under the expert direction of the English locomotive engineer William WiIson "delivered" with the locomotive.

It was named after the "Adler" or "Eagle" as the heraldic animal of the Kaiser and the free imperial cities. The purchase of the cars was simpler. Two frames had been delivered from England, and the home "industry" built the car bodies as well as another seven passenger cars. The locomotive was built on a wood frame strengthened with sheet metal. Two inboard, vertical wet steam cylinders powered the driving axle located in the middle. The driving wheels had no flanges in order to enable the locomotive to negotiate sharp curves. The wheels were initially made of cast iron (later forged iron) and were surrounded with forged tires. The forged, hollow wheel spokes were given a wood core in order to cushion unevenness better. Braking was done with the help of a spindle brake, which only worked on the tender wheels on right side of the fireman. Initially, charcoal, then later hard coal was used as fuel. The approximately 6.5 metric ton "Adler" turned in excellent results right from the start. Its performance was around 40 horsepower and its speed when running by itself was 65 km/h / 40 mph. It could pull up to twelve cars.

After 22 successful years of operation retirement caught up with it in 1857 and soon after that it was scrapped. Starting in 1933, the DRG had a reproduction built largely true to the original for the 100th anniversary of railroading in Germany in 1935. This was done at the maintenance facility in Kaiserslautern and included the cars to go with the locomotive. In addition to differences in technical data, the reproduction differed from the original chiefly in a thicker boiler wall for the sake of safety, additional transverse bracing, and spoke wheels made of steel. This was the steaming "Adler" reproduction at the one hundred year anniversary, 25 years later at the 125th anniversary, and, after being overhauled, the 150th anniversary of the first years of railroading in Germany. The operational reproduction of the Adler was heavily damaged, among other locomotives, in a fire at the museum depot in Nürnberg-Gostenhof on October 17, 2005. The DB's board of directors decided to restore it however. At least 80 percent of the original parts from 1935 could be used again for the restoration. In the process the new "Adler" became even closer to the prototype in details than the burned up locomotive. For example, the reconstruction of the smoke stack did not follow the reproduction of 1935 but was closer to the original. Only the two burned up cars built largely of wood had to be built completely from scratch. The new "Adler" as well as an old (1935) and two new (2007) passenger cars have been located since November 23, 2007 in a locomotive shed again close to the DB Museum in Nürnberg.



Why did Adler Show the Distressed flag you might ask ?

It's public knowledge we had our "right to the pursuit happiness and freedom" attacked buy our neighbors while living in Hollis after 9 years of business and spending $85,000 on a new garage/workshop/barn that was also being used for my business. Then having had our public information used out of content and twisted against us and are being forced to relocate our home and our business because we just don't want to be surrounded by neighbors who would rally a "witch hunt" against us, instead of first talking to us and voicing concerns with us because we sell "toy soldiers"... A few friends who are ex-military recommended I hang a flag upside down too show "our distress" and also ask those folks who may read this what "Live Free or Die" means to you . As we now are questioning if its a lie.... 

My heart breaks knowing that my family's proud military service to this nation during prior wars, WW2 and Vietnam  is being wasted and threated from within by people willing to sacrifice my freedoms because they fear things they no nothing about and are afraid to just have a simple conversation. The thought of  "where you live or have lived"  and "the money you make" or your "social upbringing"  still bears on how people think towards you in this town and trying to "fit in" is no longer an option.

We hope to find a new home and a place to play our games till then this Distressed US flag may fly upside down to show our distress and pain, PLEASE remember we have nothing but the highest regard for our veterans  after all "what we do here at Adler hobby " glorifies their commitment and sacrifices and we welcome them to have a discussion with us anytime. Pray for us we need it as we pray for your understanding as we pursue the American dream and overcome obstacles ...Thanks & keep those prayers coming !

There was no disrespect meant at all to anyone particularly to the great veterans past and present who serve and have served this country!

Gordon owner Adler Hobby LLC   

Mission Stament

Adler Tabletop Gaming Club Mission statement

1.) To play tabletop games with a focus on sportsmanship, good scenery and the painting of models.

2.) To have fun and to play tabletop games were everyone feels welcome!

3.) To play games in which losing gracefully is greater than winning.

4.) To show respect to everyone and everything at the game tables.

5.) Historical games being our main focus but other genres of games are always welcomed and encouraged!

6.) Members are encouraged to promote and host a game of their favorite genre if possible.