Which is more fun, a good board game or having yummy food served to you? Visit Shuffles Board Game Cafe in the Tulsa Arts District and you don’t need to choose. It’s a restaurant/bar/coffeehouse with over a thousand games you can play with your friends or family. Casual games, trivia games, strategy games, cooperative games, family games, and award-winning games — they’ve got something for everyone. Friendly waitstaff knows both their games and their menu. Appetizers like fries, charcuterie, potstickers, or even fried pickles. Meals like pizza, sandwiches, and brunch selections. Even milkshakes! I appreciated their pb&j. It’s something I miss on our travels.
The entrance is flat with no pesky threshold to roll your wheelchair over. Street parking is convenient and if you don’t see an easy spot, there is a pay parking lot right across the street. There are two floors with an open staircase to the additional tables on the second floor, so you will want to stick with a space on the main floor. There are tables you can roll right up to, or booths you can transfer into. I had no problem accessing the restroom. They even have informational signs in there, like “if you like X game, you’ll like Y game”. It can be a noisy place to visit when they are packed and everyone is in the game spirit.
There are games for all ages and families are welcome. There is a retail game section on your left when you first enter and a hostess stand just past there. They will explain how the system works and guide you to seating. All those open box games you see lining the walls as you head to your table, yes, you can play any of them. They have a daily fee for unlimited game library use. We used the opportunity to test out Fire Island. It’s a family-level game but with some strategy. If you like the 3-D elements of Mouse Trap or Skyrunner, give this one a try. Pro Tip: Thursday nights were half-price for the game fee.
You can find Shuffles at 207 E Archer St unit E, in Tulsa.
Have a blast and I hope you win!