Legacy Property Group, the team behind STATS, Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria, and Der Biergarten are adding another new development in the downtown/Luckie-Marietta district, but this time the focus isn’t just on the food. Instead, Game-x is a 12,000 sq. ft oasis of state of the art gaming, with some craft beers, cocktails, and fast-casual dining thrown in.
Originally slated to open tomorrow, March 27th, Game-X recently announced they have to push the opening back to this Friday the 29th. As with any new construction, this can be subject to change, but you can keep up with it on their Facebook page.
Billing itself more as a “barcade”, Game-X plans to offer a more adult-oriented experience, rather than trying to appeal to parents as an arcade for their kids. One way they are doing this is with the prizes that gamers can redeem their tickets for. Instead of some neon purple panda bear or light up gumball machine that will land in storage after spending $200 in quarters to win them, Game-X plans to offer prizes like Atlanta hotel staycations or tickets to in-town sporting events.
Now, I’ve been known to hit up a Dave & Busters or two in my childhood, and I’m sure I’m not the only one here in Atlanta that can say the same. Are you grown-folks planning on checking out Game-X, or is something like the more low-key, retro Joystick more up your alley?
Check out our photo gallery of the sneak peak event at Game-X here.
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog