Here at The Rook Room, we’re thankful for a lot this Thanksgiving. We can all agree that 2020 has been a crazy, unexpected year. A crazy year that just keeps on giving, really. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t full of some wonderful things as well.Read More… “What We’re Thankful For in 2020”
Many people will be coming together in the next several weeks for holiday gatherings. While eating tons of food and catching up with friends and family are fun, don’t let the celebration culminate with your uncle falling asleep on the couch. Instead, we highly recommend planning some family game time to liven things up and keep the celebration going.Read More… “Perfect Games for Family Fun During Holiday Gatherings”
Deutscher SpielePreis has announced the 2020 award winners for best board games of the year and the co-op, space-themed game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine took the top prize.Read More… “Here are the Top Board Games of 2020 According to the Deutscher SpielePreis Awards”
The Rook Room and Bozz Prints are partnering to bring you a series of puzzles featuring iconic landmarks from around Des Moines and Iowa.Read More… “Des Moines and Iowa Puzzles Featuring Bozz Prints Coming Soon”
Games are a conundrum these days. While many are practicing safe social distancing, they have more free time than ever. It might sound like a great idea to play games with friends, but it’s not.
The problem is that games, by their very nature, are social and rely on (most times) people to interact face-to-face. That’s why we at The Rook Room love them. But right now, that interaction is the worst thing people could be doing.
So, is there a way to indulge your love of games with friends while also keeping people healthy by social distancing?Read More… “Playing Together While Apart: Best Ways to Play Games While Social Distancing”
Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for the Dungeons & Dragons fan in your life? Whether you’re looking for something for that grumpy goblin of a dungeon master or the elf that has everything, here are a few items that might garner some inspiration (that means you can roll gifting with advantage).Read More… “Dungeons & Dragons Holiday Gift Guide 2019”
Like a giant, man-eating shark that made us afraid to go into the ocean for much of our childhood, the holiday season is quickly approaching. Do you have your wish list ready? What about all your presents bought?Read More… “Best Board Games Holiday Gift Guide 2019”
Crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkins. It’s spooky season! And that means it’s time to whip out your favorite horror-themed board games and get in the spirit (we couldn’t resist).Read More… “9 Spooky Board Games to Play for a Horror-ble Halloween”
For fans of the uber-popular video game Minecraft (and considering it’s the best selling video game of all time, there’s a lot of them), we have some good news! Minecraft developer Mojang announced at Minecon 2019 this weekend that it partnered with board game developer Ravensburger to create Minecraft: Builders & Biomes.Read More… “Hold On to Your Pickaxes, Because a Minecraft Board Game is Coming Soon”
Why would you want to build a board game bar? It’s a lot of work, tons of stress, and it’s not super cheap. Why not just leave the board games to game nights at home and the occasional tap room?
For us here at The Rook Room, it’s simple: we love games and we want to create a space to spread that love by making gameplay more accessible to everyone.Read More… “Why We’re Building a Board Game Bar”