West Seattle businesses: Meeples Games sets May 17th opening

(Photo courtesy Laura Schneider)
Three months after we brought you first word of Meeples Games, a gaming café/store opening upstairs at Charlestown Center (3727 California SW), proprietor Laura Schneider is just a week and a half away from officially opening its doors. Here’s the official announcement with details, received tonight:

Meeples Games, a new tabletop game store and cafe, is hosting a family-friendly Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Newly released board games and family favorites will be demonstrated by Meeples Games staff. Visitors can play or watch a Magic: the Gathering tournament which will be going throughout the day.

Meeples Games employees are all game players and enjoy sharing their favorites with customers. Special selections marked with “A Meeples’ People Favorite” showcase staff and customer selected games. “Game tables and a lending library are permanent features of Meeples Games,” says owner Laura Schneider. “We want to be a community store where people feel comfortable to come in, play games and hang out.”

Meeples Games stocks a variety of game types; tile-laying, role-playing, board games, card games, dice games, and miniatures. Space is available for drop-in, meet-up, and tournament play. The café offers espresso, sandwiches, pretzels, healthy snacks, and beer on tap.

The Grand Opening schedule runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on May 17th with raffles, game demonstrations, and tournament play throughout the day. The detailed event schedule is available on the Meeples Games’ website.

With grand opening just a week and a half away, Schneider has big milestones ahead, including sign installation tomorrow and continued stocking of the café and menu planning; their espresso will be from True North Coffee Roasters.

6 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Meeples Games sets May 17th opening"

  • Junction Mom May 8, 2014 (9:26 am)

    Congratulations! My son is so excited and is planning on spending more time with you than us this summer. I’m guessing he’s going to want an advance on his allowance next week….Good luck with the opening and here’s to your success!

  • Aziz Makhani May 8, 2014 (10:03 am)

    Congratulations Ms. Schneider,
    With the World Cup around the corner (yes, only 34 days to start), perhaps your patrons would be interested in a day dedicated to soccer board games, such as KickShot Soccer Board Game, which I created to engage, entertain and educate young and old and stimulate family time. Yes, there are also other soccer games out there.

    We certainly couldn’t compete against the Magic crowd; so, such an event would have to be nothing but soccer and perhaps world geography type games. Given the popularity of Sounders, I would expect a good gathering of soccer and board game enthusiasts. Interested?

  • AEL May 8, 2014 (11:30 am)

    I am excited for this. Cafe Mox always seems a million miles away.

  • mom May 8, 2014 (2:31 pm)

    Would there be Yugioh played

  • Mel May 8, 2014 (10:13 pm)

    So excited to come check out Meeples! Plus Laura is the best. :-)

  • beckbe May 9, 2014 (11:20 am)

    We can’t wait to come check it out!

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