Mana Games is having a grand opening filled with board games and coffee


LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – A new kind of gaming experience has made its way to downtown Lincoln while creating a welcoming space for everyone. The historic Haymarket Creamery building is the new home of Mana Games, a unique board game cafe experience.

Mana Games had its grand grand opening on Saturday, bringing together all types of gamers and coffee lovers. What started as a Kickstarter idea has now grown into a full-fledged physical store.

The historic Haymarket Creamery building is the new home of Mana Games, a unique board game cafe experience.(Samantha Bernt)

The idea came about four years ago when two longtime friends wanted to put their talents together. Alma Cerretta’s coffee knowledge and Sam Volkmer’s knowledge of business and games brought the unique experience to Lincoln.

“We are trying to create a community space for all types of players,” Cerretta said. “We really love to introduce people to new kinds of games and we just want to create a welcoming and awesome space to go out and play, maybe learn new games. we want all types of players to feel welcome.

The space also has a full-service coffee bar and a snack menu for those planning a full day of play.

Cerretta and Volkmer said building their collection of over 800 games was a community effort, as many of them were donated or taken from their personal collections. As for the future of Mana Games, Sam and Alma hope to start hosting regular gaming events and offering games for people of all ages.

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