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5 game bars in NYC to play your way through winter

These establishments bring new meaning to “drinking games.” More New Yorkers are opting for bars where they can play classic board games such as Monopoly and Chutes and Ladders, as well as vintage video games and fantasy role-play exercises, that last inspired by “Stranger Things.” “They play Dungeons & Dragons throughout the whole series, so that pushed it forward,” says Jack Vorhies, who runs the Brooklyn Strategist cafe in Cobble Hill. He says he can hardly keep enough games in stock, thanks to enthusiasts like Sara Neale, a 22-year-old musician who celebrated her birthday with rounds of Sorry, Trouble and Candy Land. “Every time someone lost, they had to buy a shot,” she says. Here are five fun places where you ca ...