Game enthusiasts have a new heaven right here in Ballard.
Card Kingdom, which recently relocated from Phinney Ridge, just opened at 5105 Leary Ave. NW. The new space is much, much larger than their previous location, manager Annalisa Delfel tells us. They have rooms for different game types, such as family games and role playing games. They also have minis, collectible trading cards and euro-gaming.
In the middle of the store are several tables where people can come play games from the game library. “This place is designed to hang out in,” Delfel says. This isn’t just a store, there is also a tournament room which will hold about 50 people and private gaming rooms that people can rent. . Delfel says they plan Magic nights, Pokemon tournaments and D & D encounters. They’ll also have instructional game nights for people interested in learning new games.
Connected to the store is the new Cafe Mox, a gaming parlour, where people can come in, play games and drink beer, wine or Herkimer coffee.
Both Card Kingdom and Cafe Mox are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.