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A Geeky Evening Getaway at Dungeons & Drafts

Think of this Fort Collins tavern as a sports bar for nerds and gamers.

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The Doctor, Frodo Baggins, and Hermione Granger walk into a bar. It could be the start of a bad joke, or it could just be Friday night at Dungeons & Drafts.

This Fort Collins tavern, which opened last summer after its owners met their nearly $10,000 Kickstarter goal in less than seven hours, is an escape from reality in more ways than one. Thanks to the incentive of a 10 percent discount, patrons in costumes are not uncommon, and the space is designed to resemble a medieval beer hall, complete with silver flagons and a corner suit of armor. But the true escapist pull for gamers is, of course, the game library. More than 100 board games and three tabletop RPGs (role-playing games) await your eager party of adventurers. Taking part in a raucous fantasy land-grab with friends is as easy as checking out Terra Mystica for the evening.

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When you get thirsty during your two-hour game of Monopoly: Star Trek Klingon Edition, quench your thirst with a tankard of mead or a pint of the Master Thief, a German porter from the Grimm Brothers Brewhouse. For something a little stronger, turn to one of Dungeons & Drafts’ cleverly named cocktails. Many of the drinks are quite sweet, but the Moriar-tea (a blend of Earl Grey, gin, agave nectar, and lemon) is a nice complement to a long night of conquering.

Roll a D20: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday noon to 2 a.m.; Sunday noon-midnight

1624 S. Lemay Ave., Ste. 6, Fort Collins, 970-682-1527

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