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Chicago Board Game Cafe
Photograph: Paul Strabbing

This new Chicago café will deliver dinner and a board game to your apartment

Emma Krupp

Sure, Monopoly and Uno are fun, but after a few weeks of the same old board games, you might find yourself itching to try something new. Enter The Chicago Board Game Cafe, the new game-and-dining venture from the folks behind Cards Against Humanity, which will furnish dinner and an inventive board game for pickup or delivery straight to your apartment. 

Here's how it works: First, you'll choose from a variety of shareable dinner packages featuring Mexican, Spanish and Vietnamese fare for $15 a person with an additional $5 delivery fee. Once you've made your "reservation," you can add on drinks and a game or puzzle—pick from options like the gem strategy puzzler Splendor or the ever-popular word association game Code Names. (If you're in the mood for something especially zeitgeisty, opt for Pandemic, where you'll work with your teammates to save the world from infectious disease.) Newbie gamers can also solicit training from the café's professional game instructors via video chat from Tuesday through Saturday between 5 and 9pm. 

Make a reservation for delivery or pickup via the café's Tock page. Not in the mood for dinner but still want to play? Order your board games à la carte here.

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