Games without Frontiers

Games Without Frontiers is a new series of short essays about gaming, coffee, and culture designed to celebrate the various facets of Queen and Rook cafe with talented writer Sarah Archer, a design and culture writer, whose new book The Midcentury Kitchen: America’s Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s, is available now.

In this series you’ll find deep dives into specific games and game pieces, discover the difference between Vietnamese and Turkish coffee, wax nostalgic about the games you played as a child and learn about some classics you may have missed. One of our aims at Queen and Rook is to connect generations across the gaming table with classic RPG’s and board games as well as introduce you to your new favorites, fostering friendly competition outside the digital realm. This series will give you a preview to who we are and what we care about as we get ready to open later this summer.