Gamers Ranch, a new tabletop-centric vacation destination, is now open

April 25, 2018 - 5:29am
If you are looking for a place where you, your friends, and family, can get away from it all while still enjoying a board game library, there's a new destination you may want to consider. Gamers Ranch, located 2-hours west of St. Louis, Missouri at the edge of the Ozarks Mountains, is now open and booking! This 167-acre vacation spot is great for a variety of outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, hiking, and RC racing, and is also particularly suited for board gaming and includes a well-stocked selection of games, amenities, and indoor comforts. As described on the website:

"We specialize in 3+ night board gaming vacations for groups of up to 20 people. Thousands of board games and various outdoor activities ensure you will have a memorable vacation. Enjoy a range of water sports from swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Hike, bike, or ride around our many forest trails. Shoot some hoops and take on your friends on our indoor half court basketball area. You'll find something for everyone at Gamers Ranch."

Honestly, there's so much to see at the ranch that the selected quote above doesn't (and can't) really do it justice, but there are tons of photos in their gallery which makes up for this in spades. Not only are their outdoor features and activities phenomenal and really could take up all of the time of one's stay alone, but the board game collection isn't shabby at all. I was quite surprised to see how much Heroscape was on those shelves, not to mention the large variety of family and heavy-weight games. Just looking at it all is a lot of fun and that is a good sign that the folks here have put a lot of thoughtfulness and heart into making this a special getaway. If you'd like to learn more about Gamers Ranch, please check out their website for a comprehensive list of activities, photos, and booking instructions.

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