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Las Vegas’ geek game strengthens with Tables Board Game Spot

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Albert Smedley and April Pena play King of Tokyo in their garage Sunday May 7, 2017.
Photo: Steve Marcus

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.”

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