The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced that in conjunction with the TOYS! exhibit, the Museum is partnering with City Built Brewing and Blue Bridge Games to bring their popular Game Night to the Museum this summer, to be held on Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m.
Game Night visitors will have exclusive access to the Museum to play games at their leisure, participate in tournaments, explore the GRPM’s TOYS! exhibit and ride the 1928 Spillman Carousel.
Award winning board games, card games as well as giant games and interactives from the TOYS! summer expansion, located throughout the Museum, will be available for visitors to leisurely play throughout the evening. Gather your close friends and spend an evening playing games for fun, or join others in exciting tournaments.
Game tournaments will be available for visitors to sign up for starting at 7 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. Matches of Euchre, Dagz, and Klask will add some friendly competition to the evening. No experience is necessary to participate in game tournaments. All games are easy to learn and even more fun to play!
Tickets to Game Night are available at grpm.org and each ticket includes one free drink voucher. The event is open to visitors ages 21 and older. Cash bars will be serving two City Built Brewing beers: Alemania, a Mexican lager, and Norwegian Haze, an IPA. Tickets are $15, with a discounted ticket of $10 for Museum members.
As part of leisure game play, Blue Bridge Games will be featuring Game of the Year winning board games! Easy to learn and fun to play, these crowd pleasers will have visitors hooked on the first turn. Play award-winning titles like Azul (2018), Kingdomino (2017), Codenames (2016) & more! Just One is a Game of the Year Nominee for 2019. Players work together to provide each other with word clues, being cautious & creative to avoid duplicates. In Azul, collect the colors you need to complete a beautiful mosaic of tiles, take turns picking dominoes and creating a grid kingdom in Kingdomino, and decipher word clues and guess correctly to win in Codenames.
Game Night begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, with game tournaments starting at 7 p.m.
TOYS! is an interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones. This GRPM original exhibit features toys and games from the Museum’s Collections and on loan from the community and even has a working coin operated 1980s style arcade! This exhibit allows visitors to imagine, compete and create, while going on a journey of toys through generations. This summer, experience TOYS! like never before with additional interactive experiences and games available throughout the Museum. Visitors will enjoy playing giant versions of their favorite games including: Battleship, Lincoln Logs, Chess, Connect Four, UNO, Kerplunk, Tic Tac Toe, Lite Brite and more!
Blue Bridge Games
Blue Bridge Games is a game store in uptown Grand Rapids. A welcoming community for players, they strive to spread the joy of board gaming to everyone. Blue Bridge Games encourages everyone to stop by, turn off your phone, and reconnect with others around a board game.
City Built Brewing
City Built Brewing is a brewery in downtown Grand Rapids that has a passion for beer and people. Founded in 2015, City Built Brewing believes that beer brings people together and works to create an environment where everyone can feel at home.
Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting The Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org.