Today's featured board game café is the London-pub inspired The Rook & Pawn, located in Athens, Georgia, opened by husband and wife team, Carrie and Tim Kelly.
Carrie and Tim opened The Rook & Pawn in 2015 after becoming enamored with board game café concepts in similar locations such as Snakes & Lattes, Game Häus Cafe and The Uncommons. They both have fond memories of board games around the table during family game night, filled with laughter, fun, and friendly competition.
After a lot of hard work, renovation of their space, and a successfully funded Kickstarter, they opened their doors to the public with much excitement from the Athens community and will be celebrating their 3rd anniversary this year!
We love The Rook & Pawn for their London-pub meets Harry Potter's Diagon Alley interior decor, their consistent social media posts which feature games from their library, tasty drinks, and happy staff. It is evident that Carrie and Tim love the community that they are a part of.