The Chicago Board Game Cafe, a 14,000 square foot former bank vault, is now Chicago's first "full-service board game cafe." It officially opened on Valentine's Day.

The cafe is inside Margie’s Candies building at 1965 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the Logan Square neighborhood.

The space includes a full restaurant and bar with board games, a shop and escape rooms from The House Theatre, according to

Eric Garneau, the cafe’s director of games and retail, says:

“The gaming scene isn’t necessarily known for being the most welcoming or inclusive community, but we really want to turn that on its head.”

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