Evanston Games & Cafe is your friendly neighborhood game store with a culinary twist, offering locally-sourced sandwiches, salads, and baked goods prepared by a Chicagoland James Beard award-winning chef. Products ranging from your favorite board games to role-playing guidebooks to Magic: the Gathering are available for purchase. If you can't find what you're looking for, we're always happy to take your order and give you a call or email as soon as it comes in.

On any given day at Evanston Games & Cafe, you can find members of our community finding new favorites in the free demo game library, congregating after school, or squeezing in a quick game of Magic during a lunch break. Our coffee, free wifi, and comfy seating combine for the perfect co-working space as well! See our calendar below for upcoming events, including introductory role-playing games, Magic tournaments, open board gaming nights, and more. The back room or full store can be reserved for special events - call or email for details.

1707 Maple Ave.

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm to 10pm; Monday: Closed