Open House Fundraising Event this Saturday November 3

The back of the space; showing most of the couches and chairs, as well as (from left to right) The Low Voltage (Skee) Lift, The Dueling Dart Boards, and The Inversion Monument Boardgame Arena:

PLAY Parlour
Hand-Built Games in a Cocktail-Lounge Atmosphere

Is having an open-house/fundraiser party at it’s eventual location,

5258 Butler Street
Saturday, November 3rd; 6pm – 10pm

Please see our facebook event page to RSVP for the Open House! 

PLAY is a space which houses hand-built games in an atmosphere that sits somewhere between cocktail-lounge and coffee-house.  It exists as both an alternative and an accompaniment to the traditional ‘going out,’ to the bar, or to a restaurant, etc.  Each of the games currently housed at PLAY have been built by sculptor, Adam Shreckhise.

Recently, we were stalled at the zoning department due to last minute requested and expensive changes (think building out 1 entire new bathroom plus some other things).  Unfortunately, that means that we can’t open with regular business hours until these changes happen.  The landlord is fully supportive, but can’t provide a full budget to cover these changes, so we are starting to raise funds beginning with this Open House event this Saturday, November 3rd from 6pm-10pm.  This is an opportunity to see what this business will be like once we are able to raise enough money to open. Come and hang out, eat sweets and meet the Maker, Adam Shreckhise, while playing a whole lot of awesome games.  And please consider making a donation that will help us get PLAY Parlour’s doors open to the public!
Please see our facebook event page to RSVP for the Open House!  Can’t make it to the event?  Consider making a donation via Paypal.

The front of the space; showing (left to right, again) The Aqua-Quixotic Putting Range, the front desk, and the as-yet-untitled wackamole game

Media Night Event Cancellation

In case anyone missed it on Facebook, the media night event for tonight (saturday 20th) is CANCELLED.  November 3rd will be an open house from 6pm – 9pm.  We hope to see you there.  Please see the Facebook Event Pages for more information.

Before/After: Skeeball

In the beginning stages…

Getting it all together…

All the connections are made: dramatic lighting AND the targets for the balls MOVE when you turn some switches.  It’s a challenge!

First game (Adam won).  Love the vintage firetruck horn that dings when points are made!







A Day in the Life of PLAY Arcade’s Maker, Adam Shreckhise

The skeeball ramp constructed by Adam Shreckhise before sanding.

Here’s a sneak peak into one day of artist/maker Adam Shreckhise’s life a couple of weeks ago as busily constructed the games of PLAY Arcade:

46 days from opening…

1. minigolf

began testing pools

2. skeeball

installed shaker piece

worked on surface of main cabinet

built ends of ramp sides

bent 1st half of ramp bump surface pieces

began soaking 2nd half of ramp bump surface pieces

3. dart boards

no work

4. go/pente board

2nd coat of mud on inside of pyramid