Sparks and Cooper identified some of the board-game and card-game titles they expect to be in strong demand at the craft beer and gamer bar. Those include Twilight Imperium, Pandemic, Joking Hazard, Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, League of Legends, Settlers of Catan, Fluxx, and the more throwback favorites such as Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders and CandyLand.
D20’s hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to midnight on Sunday. The bar will be family-friendly during the daytime hours, serving coffee and tea and “mocktails” for kids, Sparks said.
The gaming phenomenon has accelerated and has been embraced by local pub owners. The “Hole in the Wall” bar in Dayton’s Oregon District has been offering free arcade games for three years, and the trend picked up steam with last month’s opening of gamer-friendly Bar 145/Reset in the Austin Landing development in Miami Twp., and the development of Canal Street Arcade & Deli, coming soon to the former Canal Street live-music space in downtown Dayton.
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