The Valley’s geek map has experienced a considerable growth spurt, from cosplay-friendly drinkeries (Millennium Fandom Bar, the Nerd) to arcade bars (Hi Scores) to fantasy-celebrating coffeehouses (Bad Owl, Grouchy John’s) to board-game cafés (Meepleville). The latter category gains another outlet with Tables Board Game Spot, due to open at Pebble Road and Maryland Parkway by month’s end. For $5 a day, you’ll have unlimited access to some 1,000 games, including classics like Guess Who? and modern favorites like Catan, with a smattering of snacks and drinks available for purchase. Best of all, your opponents will be sitting right across from you. Says co-owner Albert Smedley: “Board games have a social interaction experience you don’t normally get with video games.”
This time, it wasn’t talk of the Fremont East Entertainment District that dominated the evening.
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