Mana Games Café celebrates one year anniversary with immersive experience

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A year ago, Mana Games Café took over part of The Creamery Building in the Haymarket to give Lincoln residents a place to game and have a meal all in the same place.

Co-owner Sam Volkmer said the games and the menu feature items that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

“We have a bunch of specialty drinks that we make in-house like potions to keep with our theme,” he said.

A variety of role-playing games including Dungeons & Dragons inspired the cafe theme.

“As soon as people come in we give them a quick spiel of who we are and what we do, they are just immediately hooked,” Volkmer said.

This weekend the cafe held various in-house events to celebrate its one-year anniversary.

“We are celebrating our ‘mana’-versary with drink specials and mini painting contests so we’re considerably busier than usual,” Volkmer said.

He said that people who stop in can start out by playing familiar games like Chess or Monopoly, before moving on to more modern games as they go.

“Our mainstream games get a lot of play because people want to come in and play what they know,” Volkmer said.

Mana Café offers late hours and a sober environment for those looking for alternative forms of downtown events.

The gaming area has a $5 dollar entrance fee, and is free for kids ages 12 and under.

Visit Mana Gaming Cafe’s website for more information on hours and prices.

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