Our StoryWe got tired of trying to squeeze everyone around the kitchen table!
We Wanted a Place to Host Our Games
Guild Hall co-owners Clegg & Jacob have been gaming together for years. When they were in the tech startup world back in the late 90s and early 2000s, it was easy. They would orchestrate raids, fight in matches on their favorite PvP server, or even commandeer the massive and well-appointed conference room after hours to play D&D 3.5. The community was limited to other folks in the startup, but the facilities were free (well, "free") and plentiful.
Later, when they were housemates, Clegg & Jacob would try to squeeze everyone around the kitchen table for an epic game of Arkham Horror or Munchkin. It was great to be able to meet and hang out with gamers outside of their limited start-up community, but the facilities weren't as nice, the space was limited, some folks were allergic to Clegg's dogs, and the other housemates didn't always appreciate a gang of rowdy gamers making noise in the kitchen until the wee hours.
We Built It. But Would They Come?
It wasn't until Clegg & Jacob found themselves both living in Savannah in 2014 (long after they had both left that tech startup), that they started talking about making a space where other gamers, like them, could hang out, meet new friends, and play games in a well-appointed, comfortable space that was just for gamers like them. No more stealing the conference room or squeezing into the kitchen! But were there other gamers like them who would come join the community?
Yes there were! In May 2014, 60 people showed up to our soft open party! Just a few months later, 600 hundred people attended Guild Con, our 3-day grand opening celebration! Since then, The Guild Hall has grown to encompass four buildings that house the original gamerspace, a gamerpub (The Chromatic Dragon), a game store (Jolly Goblin Games), vacation apartments, a gamer-themed summer camp (STEAM Camp), and, coming in Fall 2016, a donut shop / 80s arcade (8-Bit Donuts).
A Gamers' Paradise.
Our goal is to be the premier destination in Savannah for gamers: the center of Savannah's gamerverse.
If you're a gamer, we've got you covered. Dinner and drinks? Chromatic Dragon. Friday Night Magic? Jolly Goblin Games. Couch Co-op with a bunch of friends? The Guild Hall. Donuts and coffee in the morning? 8-Bit Donuts.
A Community of Gamers
The Guild Hall was built by gamers, for gamers. Staff, members, guests ... we're all gamers coming together to form a community the likes of which Savannah has never seen!
Bring your friends and join our community. Or make new friends by joing in the fun! Stop by for an evening and see what's up. Or rent one of our VIP rooms and throw a party. Or get an Epic level membership and enjoy unlimited gaming all day every day. It's your community. Choose your own adventure!
“A truly awesome space that caters to every level of geek out there. The staff is very friendly, helpful, and informative toward newbies.”
- 5-star Facebook Review
The right stuff. In the right proportions.
A highly scientific formula!
It takes a special kind of person to build and maintain a community like ours. Start with a gamer, mix a healthy doses of friendliness and entrepreneurship, and add just a dash of sarcasm and iconoclasty.
It's true our NPCs are not like other retail folks you might have met. They're not working a job. They're building a community! Whether you're a seasoned gamer or a newb, looking to find out what it's all about, you'll find a welcoming and fun home at The Guild Hall. Meet our team. Or, better yet, join them!