Where to game out in Columbus, Ohio

Find table top games, board games, retro arcade consoles, and interactive experiences all around the city.


Get transported back to the 70s + 80s at 16-Bit.

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When it comes to playing games in Columbus, it doesn’t matter if you are classically trained on board games, or head of the online leader boards — there’s something for everyone here. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can game out.

16-Bar + Arcade, Multiple locations
Get ready to be taken back to the 70s + 80s at 16-Bit as you’ll be playing on free classic arcade consoles with games like Ms. Pac-Man, Defender, and Galaga. Etch your names into high score history with these consoles

Belong Gaming Arena, 8735 Lyra Dr.
Do you have a student who loves games like Rocket League, Fortnite, or Call of Duty? Check out this e-gaming arena in Polaris where gamers can book a session by the hour + play on high-tech computers complete with headsets for voice chat.

Tabletop Game Cafe, 4316 N. High St.
For a $5 entry, you can spend your evening playing board games with 590+ options available. Not sure where to start? City Editor Mitch recommends CATAN, a building + resource management game.

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Can you set a high score on the pinball machines?

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Arcade Super Awesome, 2415 Scioto Harper Dr.
Calling all pinball wizards — this is your safe place. This arcade offers coin operated pinball machines with themes like AC/DC + Metallica.

Columbus Escape Room Adventures, 3960 Easton Station
In an escape room, you and your friends are the main characters. Test your puzzle solving skills in rooms like the Prison Break + try to escape before time runs out.

Scene75 Entertainment Center, 5033 Tuttle Crossing Blvd.
Find a game that will satisfy everyone at Scene75. It offers retro + modern arcade games as well as laser tag and putt putt golf. Did we mention the indoor roller coaster and go karts, too?

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