Oct 20, 2021 - Things to Do

Board game cafe opens in Gibson Mill Market

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.

Luck Factory Games, N.C.’s largest board game café with a library of more than 1,000 games, is now open in Concord’s Gibson Mill Market.

Luck Factory is centrally located on the lower level of the market, directly underneath where food vendors will soon be, and across from High Branch Brewing.

Why it matters: Think of Gibson Mill as a smaller version of Optimist Hall, with a focus on locally-owned restaurants and retailers.

[Related story: Everything we know so far about Concord’s Gibson Mill Market]

What to expect: Board games are categorized by type (cooperative or competitive) and difficulty. Bring a group of your own or join forces with another table.

  • Found a game that looks interesting, but don’t know how to play? The staff’s versed in the rules of every game and can help get your table started.
  • Luck Factory has a café menu with light food options like sandwiches, desserts and craft beer.
  • Luck Factory also hosts designated events like Dungeons & Dragons, 55+ nights and Pokémon card trading and game play.

Cost: Entry to the café is $5 per person for unlimited game play. VIP Memberships are also available for $14.99 per month and grant members access to 50% off premium table upgrades, a 5% discount on board game purchases and exclusive VIP sales and offers.

Location/hours: Luck Factory is located at 305 McGill Ave. N.W Suite 80. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from noon to 10pm and Sunday from 3-8pm.

Here’s a look around Luck Factory:

Luck Factory Games
Pictured is Luck Factory’s storefront with games for purchase. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
Luck Factory Games
This is the main café space. Tables are served restaurant-style. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
Luck Factory Games Concord Gibson Mill
So many board games to choose from. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
Luck Factory Games Concord Gibson Mill
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
Luck Factory Games Concord Gibson Mill
Luck Factory’s snack bar. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
Luck Factory co-owners Alison and Nick Paladino. Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios.
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