Meet the Member - The Castle: A Board Game Cafe
The Castle: A Board Game Cafe is located at 240 Rantoul Street in downtown Beverly, Massachusetts. Our goal is to enrich the downtown area with an energetic and fun place where people can get together with friends, put their phones down, and enjoy themselves while playing a game (or several!) from our expansive library.
We are open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily.
Tell us a bit about you and what you do?
We love the community, so we set out to create a place to hang out, relax, eat, drink and GAME. With hundreds of different board games to choose from we created a place where anyone and everyone can have fun.
What part of your job would you consider creative, and why do you enjoy that part of what you do?
Gaming is a creative experience in so many different ways, we hold events where people can playtest games they've created, a tournament where people pit their skills against one another, and other events geared toward performance and creativity.
How does your creative work contribute to the growth and stability of the Creative Economy?
We are a safe place where creatives can share ideas (whether just using us a gathering space or through one of our game maker or other events) and support other creatives in their endeavors- by buying locally made games and goods. We also believe playing games helps people to be more creative and playful in their day to day lives.
What’s your favorite part of running/managing a local business?
We love our regulars. Every day we get to meet new people and learn about their lives, their goals, and their passions. We enjoy seeing people grow and change as they come through our doors, and are thrilled to provide a space where they can work, create and relax.
What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you or your business?
Our food and drink selection. Most people see us as just a gaming place, but we have a growing food menu, and a large list of local beers, handcrafted cocktails, and local wine.
Learn more about The Castle
Creative Collective LLC fosters creative business opportunities and productive social engagements. As a collective of creative professionals, small businesses, organizations, and individuals we coordinate a series of events, traditional and non-traditional marketing initiatives, resources, and best practices to define why creativity matters in all aspects of life. Learn more here: creativecollectivema.com and #jointhecollective