LOGAN SQUARE — Cards Against Humanity’s elaborately designed board game cafe is now open at the Logan Square/Bucktown border.
The restaurant, bar and game shop, which opened last week in the Margies Candies building at 1965 N. Milwaukee Ave., was designed to look like a town square, complete with cafe nooks, cobblestone streets and street lamps.
The stately game vault, situated on the first floor, is packed with more than 300 games, ranging from classics like Scrabble to lesser-known games like King of Tokyo, in which players take on a Godzilla-style monster, and rare games like Anti-Monopoly, “a pro-small business” take on the classic board game published in 1989.
The idea is patrons can play games over dinner and drinks. For a current list of “games on tap,” scroll down.
The food menu is inspired by markets and sidewalk cafes in Spain, Vietnam and Mexico and crafted by Aaron McKay (Schwa, NoMi, Le Lan) and Evan Behmer (Mercat a la Planxa, North Pond). Entrees range from $14-$60. Wine and cocktails start at $10.
There are two escape rooms in the basement. The Cards Against Humanity crew, makers of the subversive card game of the same name, partnered with longtime creative collaborators and friends The House Theatre of Chicago on the escape rooms, called The Last Defender and Nova to Lodestar. Tickets for the rooms cost $39-49, depending on the time.
The cafe’s hours are 4 p.m.-midnight daily. To reserve a table or an escape room, visit the cafe’s website.
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