About the club
Games Club is implenting new policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of our customers and staff during this pandemic. Below is a list of some new policies as well as an FAQ on the general changes and how they affect our operations.
- All customers and staff must wear masks at all times, except when consuming food or beverages.
- Seating and tables have been adjusted to reduce our maximum capacity and implement 6 feet of required distance between groups of patrons.
- No more than 6 individuals will be allowed to sit together at a table or seating area unless they are members of the same household.
- All patrons will be assigned seating by Club Pro staff to ensure appropriate social distancing.
- All gaming materials, supplies, seating areas, and equipment will be sanitized after each use.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the facility.
- Customers and staff exhibiting any signs of illness will not be allowed to enter the Games Club.
Can I play games without a mask?
For the safety of our customers and staff, as well as compliance with state guidelines, everyone entering Games Club will be required to wear a mask. Customers without masks can not be seated in Games Club.
Can we still schedule an event at Games Club?
Yes, small events can be planned as long as they adhere to the state guidelines of no more than 6 inviduals per seated group, and a minimum of 6 feet of distance between each group.
How are you keeping the games clean?
We use disinfectant sprays, liquids, and wipes on the our gaming materials and seating areas between every customer use, supplemented with application of UVC light when appropriate. All of our cleaning materials meet the CDC recommendations for COVID compliance.
What can I do with expired memberships and passes?
If you had a membership or pass that was valid before the pandemic closure and expired during the closure, the end date will be extended for an equivalent amount of time beginning on our re-opening date of Wednesday, July 8th.
How do I play the games?
We have a cover charge that varies depending on the type of games you want to play. Board games are $6 for unlimited board game play for the duration of your stay. PS4, Xbox, and Switch games are $6 per hour, and Virtual Reality is $10 for every 30 minutes.
What if I don't know much about games?
No problem! All of our games are organized into simple categories and labeled according to difficulty. We have a staff of Club Pros who can help guide you to a game that’s perfect for you and provide assistance to give you the best possible play experience!
Are there any rules I should know about?
We do have some basic rules to help keep the Club a fun and accessible place for all of our guests. First, we ask that everyone keeps their language and attitude courteous and respectful toward fellow players. We also require that any guests age 13 or under be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Can I bring outside food, drink, and/or alcohol?
No outside food or drink of any kind is allowed inside the Club, unless special arrangements have been made for a party or event. We are a small business and our cafe items are a significant part of our revenue, so we respectfully ask that you consider supporting us by patronizing our cafe while playing.
Can I bring my own games?
Absolutely! Guests are welcome to bring in games from home to share with a group of friends.
Can I become a member?
Absolutely! Tabletop memberships get you unlimited board game time for the month. Digital Memberships give you 50% off all PS4, Switch, and Xbox game time. If you want to play everything, the Gold Pass gives you the benefits of both the Tabletop and Digital Memberships in one! Check our Membership page for more details!
Are there any gluten free menu options?
Yes, we do have a selection of gluten free menu options, including acai bowls, spinach quiche, and our craft drink menu. We are paying close attention to the needs of our customers, so please let us know if you want to see additional gluten free options added to our menu.
What if I'm not playing any games?
Guests are welcome to stop in and patronize our cafe without playing any games or paying any cover charges. We have comfortable seating and free wifi! The only exception, in rare circumstances, would be during peak business periods when we need all of our available space for customers who are paying to play games.
Does Games Club host parties and events?
We can host personal parties, group events, team-building sessions, and much more – contact us for rates, scheduling, and additional information! Check our Event Hosting page for more information!
Can I make reservations?
We are not currently accepting advance reservations, aside from parties scheduled in advance.
The Games Club Story
Games Club was created by a team of current and former educators who have a passion for games and bringing people together. We’ve always believed in the uplifting power of positive, in-person social interactions, and we wanted to create a place that fostered that kind of human connection between guests of all ages and interests. We opened our doors in December of 2019, and the response from the community has been everything we hoped, and more! If you haven’t visited the Club yet, drop by to browse our Club Collection of hundreds of board games, tabletop specialty games, virtual reality, and video games. Or pick up a delicious acai bowl, salted caramel brownie, or frappe! Come hungry, and come to play!
Come on In!
3 PM - 8 PM
3473 Merchants Blvd, Ste G
Abingdon, MD, 21009