Welcome to Shuffles

Shuffles is the name we applied to a group that grew out of our weekly game nights. We have a strong desire to build up the already thriving board game community in Tulsa. Combining the passions of hospitality, board gaming and furniture design. Through hospitality we hope to achieve an inclusive space that brings together board gamers, non-board gamers and foodies alike. Please join us at one of our custom designed board gaming tables that feature off table drink and plate holders, as well as, charging stations for both phone and computer.

How is Shuffles different?

At Shuffles every night is game night! We will have every amenity available to you while you enjoy our well-curated open-box board game library. These amenities include: full service on-site restaurant, full service coffee shop, full service bar and milkshake counter, full service convenient store, as well as a full retail game store with loads of board games and accessories. Specifically, we will focus on table-top gaming, instead of CCGs and LCGs. We will also offer Dungeons and Dragons 5.0 and Pathfinder. Our retail model will focus on 150-200 hot and classic modern games and accessories; we are excited to partner with Meeple Realty and carry their full line of board game organizers. The fee structure for use of the library is simply $6 per person for unlimited play from the library; this fee is applied to each person with an age that has double digits, who occupies space in Shuffles, except at the bar proper.

The Space

Shuffles will be located downtown in the Archer Building, right at the corner of Archer and Detroit. We are extremely lucky to be a part of the Kaiser Foundation's Archer Building project and to have the amazing design guidance of Lilly Architects.

Shuffles Board Game Cafe - Retail Section

As you walk through the front door, you will see our space in its entirety, while being in the middle of our retail section. You will also be greeted by our host that will seat you and your gaming group.

Shuffles Board Game Cafe - Retail Section

Right in front of our retail and entrance area is our bar. This is where you and friend could have a drink while having access to our selection of games that we will have at the bar, while also enjoying our full restaurant menu.

Shuffles Board Game Cafe - Retail Section

Lastly, our crown jewel, the gaming library. We will have over 600 games when we open. This will have any game from the classics to the modern designer games that you will be able to pick up and play in the store.

Gaming Tables

Shuffles' owner Eric Fransen (Fransen Furniture) will also be designing all of the gaming tables in our space.

Shuffles Board Game Table

With gaming in mind, the tables are created with just the right amount of space for almost any game to be played.

Shuffles Board Game Table

With access to side trays for food and drink as well as charging locations for phone and computer.

Where we are now...

Right now Shuffles has been hosting various events in Tulsa for over a year. For our events we bring our traveling library of over 100 games, raffle prizes, and game navigators; all this, at no cost to our community. In the beginning, most of our events had around 15-20 gamers in attendance, but as the word got out about our project we have now grown to an attendance of over 100. These pop-up events were exactly what we needed to prove to us that Tulsa is wanting a space like ours! Hosting the events have also allowed us to already meet people like you and be able to get some great feedback from our community leading up to our opening. We couldn't have come this far if it wasn't for the amazing people who have come out and supported us and for the businesses that let us host our event in their spaces!

We anticipate opening in late May and could not be more excited. Fransen Furniture has finished the fabrication of all of the built-in fixtures, including custom booths and couch, full bar and retail counter and all retail shelving. We will be fabricating custom chairs and tables over the next month. Key Construction has been attacking all fronts with a very complicated construction package and we look forward to completion and inspections. We currently have all the interior walls defined, all of the plumbing rough-in complete, 90% of electrical rough-in complete, HVAC is completely roughed-in and drywall is being mudded and taped as we speak. The gamers from the Shuffles Brain Trust have been helping me pull all the cable for data, audio, video and cameras with much help and guidance from Kazar. We work on some aspect of this project every day and anticipate this will only increase as we get closer to opening, when we will become one with Shuffles!