Board games have a way of bringing people together—except, of course, during rancorous games of Monopoly. At the annual Gaming Hoopla convention, devotees of dice-rolling, card-drawing, and worker-placing gather to celebrate their favorite hobby amid like-minded folks. And it's not all just for the love of the game(s); each year, the event raises money to benefit the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. Here's what you can expect:
The Games: Tabletop board games as well as life-size versions, role-playing sessions, tournaments, and more; games are available for free rental from MilCOG's massive on-site library for open gaming.
The Players: Participants are welcome from all ages and skill levels.
Other Festivities: a silent auction, vendor booths, play-and-win, and raffle prizes
Pre-registration is recommended.
Visit Milwaukee's Cactus Club for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans.
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Cactus Club has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Shake off your workday and treat yourself to Cactus Club's happy hour.
Dance the night away to Cactus Club's live music.
Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this restaurant.
The restaurant is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
Street parking is readily available near Cactus Club's S Wentworth Ave location.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Cactus Club.
When you're in the mood for finger-licking good barbecue, head on over to Cactus Club.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not is a top pick.
Cheer on your favorite team at Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not, a local restaurant with TVs.
If you're ready for a show, Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not often books live musical groups or a DJ.
For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not hosts live DJs.
Musical groups perform live at Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
Reservations are recommended for those on a strict schedule.
Parking can be a pain in the neck, but it's as available as ever near the bar.
Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Just imagine that first bite into Y-Not Y-Not Y-Not's delicious pub food, isn't it about time you ordered from them?
With comfortable, secluded rooms, Linneman's River West Inn is known as Milwaukee's best kept secret.
Linneman's River West Inn is surrounded by a number of street parking options for patrons.
Linneman's River West Inn offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Linneman's River West Inn offers something for everyone to enjoy their stay in Milwaukee. Call today and start planning your getaway.
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
What to Expect at a Murder-Mystery Show
Learn how to play along and how to look for clues. Lesson one: everyone's a suspect.
Established: Before 1950
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: Brunswick
Pro Tip: We offer a full food menu and complete bar options, so come hungry and thirsty.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 50 arcade games and 35 lanes of bowling
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
JB's 41 35 bowling lanes gleam with the possibilities of scoring a coveted turkey. And to help beginners and kids get closer to this goal, they can request automatic bumpers. On Friday and Saturday nights, the alley transforms with heart-thumping music and black lights for a Galactic bowling experience. The oiled hardwood lanes become mirrors for the flashing, colored lights, morphing the space into something akin to a nightclub, which is how most scientists describe outer space. Beyond bowling, the joint houses a video arcade chock full of 50 games and a restaurant and full bar to refuel weary bowlers.