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So I found a new board game cafe that just opened in downtown KCMO. I've not been but I'm looking to see if anyone has been and is interested in starting up a regular group.
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Scott Robison

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I saw this place mentioned on meetup.Com with some events I think. Check it out.
 
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I'm not sure what to think of a place that charges you just to be there. I guess it works well for Snakes & Lattes, but I'd have a hard time convincing people to meet there instead of TableTop.
 
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Try the Game Café of Wednesday nights GREAT group on people and games.
 
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Mike George wrote:
Try the Game Café of Wednesday nights GREAT group on people and games.

No thanks. That place carries the odor of Magic players throughout it (literally... I still remember how bad it smelled in there).
 
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Yeah makes sense if you live closer to TableTop but I live in downtown KC so this place is closer and I was hoping there was interest in it. I have friends that like TableTop some play games all the way up in Leavenworth some are out in Independence.

They mainly charge for renting their games. The $5 gets you access to their rather large library for the entire day! Which is great if you want to try something new without wanting to buy it. They still are working on their bar and restaurant but when it's finished it will probably become my main hang out since I live so close to it.
 
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SuperVehicle001 wrote:
They mainly charge for renting their games. The $5 gets you access to their rather large library for the entire day! Which is great if you want to try something new without wanting to buy it.

That's great if you don't have any games but still want to play. What if I want to bring my own games, buy some food and drinks, and play with my usual game group? It appears that I would still be charged the $5 cover charge, which is going to make me think twice about going there.

I'd rather have a food and drink minimum, instead of a cover charge.
 
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Weird that they call it pawns and pints considering you can't buy beer or any alcohol there. Plus the photos look like the place is only half done and under construction.
 
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I have only been there once shortly after they opened. I thought it was great. Owners were very friendly and willing to help make suggestions and teach new games. Atmosphere was great and will only improve as they finish the food and drink probably. To me, $5 is pretty trivial for access to a friendly game environment with a large game collection.
 
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I feel obligated to add a link to their Facebook page since they are really good about updating their calendar with tons of events.

https://www.facebook.com/pawnsandpints/
 
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lwdgames wrote:
I'm not sure what to think of a place that charges you just to be there. I guess it works well for Snakes & Lattes, but I'd have a hard time convincing people to meet there instead of TableTop.


I love TableTop, but when I have gone to check out their Thursday night game nights, I have found it very unwelcoming. I feel very comfortable and always have great chats with staff when I go there to shop, but the game nights have yielded a different experience for me.

I haven't been to Pawn & Pints yet, but I've heard very good things about their staff and willingness to teach or play games with people.
 
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Cody Knopp
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Elankat wrote:
lwdgames wrote:
I'm not sure what to think of a place that charges you just to be there. I guess it works well for Snakes & Lattes, but I'd have a hard time convincing people to meet there instead of TableTop.


I love TableTop, but when I have gone to check out their Thursday night game nights, I have found it very unwelcoming. I feel very comfortable and always have great chats with staff when I go there to shop, but the game nights have yielded a different experience for me.

I haven't been to Pawn & Pints yet, but I've heard very good things about their staff and willingness to teach or play games with people.


I would some what agree with this. While I've never felt unwelcomed. The times I have checked out the large game room, some Thursdays and other days when there seems to be a good amount of people playing, I got the vibe that it was very inclusive and a members only club. You would have to know someone who is already in the group to be invited to sit and play a game. It was very odd.

On the other hand, I've had great times when I've gone to the Community Game Night at Mission: Board Games (http://www.missionboardgames.com/) on Wednesday Nights. Just a really nice atmosphere and friendly. The Owner will always greet you and find a spot for you even if he is in the middle of a game.

Pawn and Pint is interesting. I backed it on KS with the idea that inviting friends for games and beverages would be super simple, but with the delay in the kitchen and tap I haven't really found much of a reason to go. I think once it gets those two things, it'll be a place to be.
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Cody summed up exactly what I have experienced at TableTop. I went just once, and received zero attention once in the game room—neither a greeting nor even a simple nod from a single gamer in the room, despite every table being filled with gamers and games. I wove among the tables just to see what others were playing. I even asked if there was room once or twice and was met with cold indifference. That is, until I came to a table of some older players where were wrapping up a game. I saw that they were pulling out another game, but were hesitant to start it. My buddy and I approached the table and inquired about the game, which led to an invitation to join them. We had a blast for the next 3 hours playing Space Cadets. It turned out well, but I’ll never forget the reception we received and haven’t bothered to make the 45 minute drive back out there since.

On the other hand, and in defense of the Game Café on the Independence square, whether you’re a new face or an old one, you’ll get greeted and subsequently invited to play by more than one person. You’re especially likely to be greeted by Mike, who mentioned the Game Café in an above post. I have always felt welcome there from day one. And that is why if I attend a game night at any of the local shops, I will always choose to go there. They are a great and friendly group. Don’t expect anything from the Magic players there, obviously. But they are ushered out of the main game area for Wednesday night board games anyway. It’s no secret that a number of those guys are of questionable hygiene on any given day (just telling how it is), but you don’t have to suffer that on board game night. They’re in another room. I think the Game Cafe does it right on board game nights. Everyone is welcome there.

As for Pawns and Pints, I’m looking forward to when they have food and drink available. Even if the cover charge guarantees players to play games with upon walking in, then the $5 charge is worth it. Though I do agree with this:
lwdgames wrote:
I'd rather have a food and drink minimum, instead of a cover charge.
Perhaps they’ll turn that $5 cover charge into a $5 non-refundable voucher for food or drink, still a required purchase for entry. I know I’d be inclined to turn up more often if that were to be the case. Still, knowing there’s a place I can go to play games with others on any given day sounds cool. Our hobby has a healthy population of introverts, as I'm sure we've all witnessed (or may even count ourselves among them), and as many have a difficult time initiating conversation among a seemingly cold crowd. So again, let's hope Pawns and Pints can fill a gap in our community.
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cknopp86 wrote:
...but with the delay in the kitchen and tap I haven't really found much of a reason to go. I think once it gets those two things, it'll be a place to be.


Just a heads up, they've announced that the kitchen/bar will open on August 25th. I personally enjoy Pawn and Pint and go there all the time. If you are waiting for the food/booze, then that's the date for you.
 
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