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BARD & BAKER BOARD GAME CAFE OPENS IN TROY

Mayor Patrick Madden, left, helps owner Charlotte Guyton and kitchen manager Bryan Connor cut a ribbon opening the city’s first Board Game Café, Bard & Baker Thursday Oct. 11, 2018 in Troy, NY. (John Carl D’Annibale/Times Union)
Byline:  STAFF REPORT
Troy
Bard & Baker, a board game cafe, officially opened Thursday at 501 Broadway.
City and Downtown Troy Business Improvement District officials joined cafe owner Charlotte Guyton for the ceremony on the first floor of The News Apartments, the former Troy Record building.
Bard & Baker has 350 games (not counting multiple copies), including nostalgic, casual and strategy.
Game curators are available to help with game instructions.
The cost is $5 per person for unlimited games.
The menu has snacks (gourmet popcorn, Halloween candy bowls, poutine), grilled sandwiches and seasonal pastries. The drink menu includes hot and iced teas (developed with Short & Stout), coffee (Brewtus Roasting Co. and Deathwish Coffee) and cocktails.
A self-serve cooler carries local beer and cider, kombucha and nostalgic sodas.
The cafe also plans to add to-go bento boxes, house-made ice cream, brunch and special gaming events in the future.

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