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Tabletop Board Game Cafe opened in 2015 as Cleveland, Ohio's first board game café, adding to the already thriving gaming community in the city. Three short years later and they have accomplished so much!

But, let's start from the beginning...

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Tabletop was opened by husband and wife team, Brady and Shiva Risner, and their friend Michael Holmes who loved the board game café concept and wanted to give their community a place to gather and disconnect from their devices for a spell.

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What we love about Tabletop, that sets them apart from their competition, is that they host a wildly popular weekly trivia night that changes in theme each week and gathers a large participation group. They also host fun monthly DIY workshops called "Maker Nights" to guide guests through creating unique one in a kind crafts for them to take home.

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They always have fun game-themed food and beverage options on their menus and their space feels warm and welcoming to all.

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📸: Tabletop Board Game Cafe