Whether it be because the kids are out of school, or because there’s a need to just cool off inside in the AC, Summer has traditionally been one of the best times for gaming.
If you’re looking to beat the heat as the thermometer shoots upwards in the coming weeks, we’re lucky to have lots of great places right here in Huntsville to enjoy a game or two and stay cool. Here are six of our favorites right here in Madison County!
Here are six of our favorites right here in Madison County!
Rocket City Arcade
If you long for the days of chugging caffeine while having a blast with your friends in a traditional arcade setting, Rocket City Arcade is the place for you.
Not only does the arcade provide all of the great games of yesteryear, there are also no quarters required. Ten bucks a day buys you all the gaming you can handle!
The Deep Comics & Games
We assure you they’re open. After their scare that brought about their infamous scratch and dent sale earlier, The Deep is back and fully operational. Stop in to see their expansive selection of tabletop gaming, and stick around for all the great events and gaming activities happening in store.
Haven Comics, Etc.
Located along Slaughter Road between Madison and Huntsville, Haven is one of Madison County’s oldest and most cherished comic stores.
Having recently celebrated their 15th birthday, Haven is also home to a great crew of tabletop gaming fanatics. Stopping in to see Josh and the crew is always a blast, they’ll be more than happy to help you find a great new comic but also a fun board game to sink your teeth into.
Pints & Pixels
This Huntsville favorite needs no introduction as they’ve made a huge splash with the community on Clinton Avenue. But did you know that they’re constantly changing out their game selection?
If you haven’t been in a while, pay them a visit for their Happy Hour from 3 pm to 6 pm on Tuesdays through Thursdays, they have $1 off draft beer and $1.50 sliders!
The only thing sweeter than a Sugar Belle cupcake are the great board game nights held every other Tuesday at their Jordan Lane location. Hosted by Weird Giraffe Games, these events happen every 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Paired with dinner at Toybox Bistro next door, this should make for the perfect geeky date night!
Right near the constantly packed Chick-fil-a on Highway 72 in Madison, Gamer’s Paradise is an awesome destination store that specializes in retro games for every previous console generation. From NES to Wii and from PS1 to PS3, any old school game that you’re looking for can probably be found here.