Celebrate with Kingmakers
Kingmakers offers unique and engaging birthday party experiences designed for youth ages 8 and up. Our Board Game Sommeliers teach and guide birthday guests through a series of interactive board games. Let the birthday adventures begin!
Parties last 1 hour and 45 minutes with multiple times available on Saturday or Sunday late morning & afternoon.
Please inquire via our online form. Once the form is submitted, you will be automatically redirected to a page where you can choose a time for a brief 15 minute phone call to confirm details and your booking. We look forward to working with you!
- Pricing -
Up to 10 Players | $250
Up to 15 Players | $300
- 1 hour 45 minutes of curated and structured gameplay
- Facilitated by trained Kingmakers Board Game Sommeliers
- Kingmakers T-shirt for the birthday guest of honor
- Bottled water for each Player
- Add On Expansions -
- FAQ -
- What kinds of board games are we talking about?
We’ve been teaching games to people of all ages for years. We choose our selections for parties from the coolest games that modern board game designers have to offer. Some examples of the games we play at parties are: Sushi Go, Castle Panic, and Incan Gold.
- What are Board Game Sommeliers?
Our Sommeliers are board game aficionados, connoisseurs, and instructors. They are available to help guests with recommendations for play, explain rules, and offer guidance. Every Sommelier needs to be able to teach 30 games to work at Kingmakers; many know 100 or more games!
- Does my child and their friends need to have any prior board game experience?
Not at all! We specialize in selecting and teaching games for groups of many ages and experience levels. We try to choose games that are fun for newbies and experienced gamers alike!
- Where are parties held?
Columbus parties are hosted at Balanced Family Academy’s whimsical Greenhouse building in Upper Arlington. Parking is available and the facility allows for a private experience during weekend hours. Indianapolis parties are hosted at Kingmakers. Parking is available and the facility allows for a semi private experience during weekend hours.
- Can siblings play for free?
Anyone who is participating will be counted as a paying Player. We will assume that the age range of the party is around the same age as the birthday guest of honor.
- Do parents need to stay?
We ask that at least one parent/guardian remain for the duration of the booking who can be responsible for all the Players in attendance. In Columbus, there is an on-site space available for parents/guardians and/or siblings who are not participating as a party guest to socialize or relax during the party. In Indianapolis, non-party guests may experience Kingmakers as a regular paying guest or enjoy our vibrant Mass Ave neighborhood.
- Is there parking on-site for parties?
- Is food/cake included?
Over the 6+ years we’ve been operating, we’ve found that food and board games are best kept separate, so we schedule parties before and after lunchtime so guests can eat before or after the party. We schedule in time for a cake break and offer cake service for an additional fee. You’re welcome to bring your own cake, plates, napkins, and utensils if you have something special already planned. Please note that Kingmakers will not provide service items for cake unless you have purchased the add-on. If you would like to offer a snack, we ask that you kindly Add-On Championship Mix - it is a Kingmakers staple and pairs well with games!
- My child had a great time! Can they come into Kingmakers during normal business hours with their friends?
Absolutely! Kids and teens love us. Since we are also a bar, however, there has to be at least one adult with any group of minors. Board gaming is a great family activity, too; sometimes we’ll get three generations in all at the same time! Go here to learn more about how we play. We also have memberships available for purchase in store for regular guests.