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.”
He’s preparing to talk to several urban-friendly chains, including Sprouts, 365 by Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
This year, the goal is to admit eight new students, and the original five are working to help.
The Vegas alt-rock quartet—along with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol)—recently concluded six weeks of work.
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