A Game Knight offers guests an alternative to the typical bar scene. The board game parlor and tavern promotes social interaction and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. CONTRIBUTED

A new game-centric Hamilton spot is trying to offer ‘an alternative to the normal bar scene’

Located in Hamilton’s historic German Village, A Game Knight offers guests a fun alternative to the typical bar scene.

The 5,000-square-foot establishment stocks close to 500 games, from classic family games to party games and much more. The games are free to play, but while guests are playing, they can choose to purchase food and drink. A Game Knight opened its doors on Nov. 30.

Individuals and groups are enjoying the opportunity to meet new people, relax and play games such as Battleship, Mouse Trap, Ticket to Ride, Othello and UNO, to name a few. Popular menu items include soups, deli sandwiches like the Holy Ham Grenades (three ham and cheese sliders on a honey butter bun), flatbread pizzas, desserts, appetizers/snacks, along with 26 specialty cocktails, 12 specialty Martinis, wines, 20 craft beers on tap, two craft sodas and a coffee and tea bar from Oakley Artisan Roasters.

We spoke with Manager Bryan Brunner, who filled us in on why there’s such a buzz in the community about one of Hamilton’s newest businesses. He also told us they will soon open an upstairs “Victorian Steampunk” themed party room early in 2019, which can be rented for private parties and special events.