Places to Geek Out in Wichita
Wanting to step into a virtual reality? Lose yourself in a fantasy card game? Perhaps play your favorite video game while you enjoy a drink?
Wichita has some great places to geek out, whether your thing is video games, board games, comic books, or just geeky gear, here are local places you should check out.
Headshots Bar and Grill
One of a kind, Headshots Bar and Grill lets you battle your friends or other bar patrons in any one of a multitude of complimentary games. Featuring all your favorite consoles such as Xbox One, Xbox360, Playstation 4, Wii, and Wii U. Also newly installed is a wall of five steam machines allowing your game choice to be almost truly endless. Video games not your style? That's ok, Headshots also features a library of board and card games for you to play.
Headshots features great weekly events such as:
- Tuesday: Tabletop Tuesday
- Wednesday: Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz
They also have great food and drink specials all week long.
Cost: Games are free as long as you buy food or drink.
Ages: 18+ before 10 p.m. 21+ after 10 p.m.
Step into a one of a kind experience at Fireshark gaming. Projecting the game onto the walls and floor of the game theater, Fireshark allows for an immersive gameplay like no other. Each game lasts 22 minutes and a new game is started every 15. Up to 10 people can play in a game at one time. They also have a party lounge that you can rent by the hour which accommodates up to 20 people.
Cost: $8 per 22 minute session
Wichita, KS 67206
Offering a unique experience, Battlestations features over 1000 games across various platforms. Play by the hour for only 5$ per hour or 20$ per day. Not wanting to hangout? Battlestations also features a full retail store to buy, sell, trade, rent, or repair, your games and game accessories. You can also book out the space for private parties or overnight lock-ins.
Cost: $5 per hour or $20 per day.
Location: 11330 E Central Ave Suite 800, Wichita, Kansas 67206
A great spot to load up on all your geek gear. Featuring an assortment of collectibles, from sci-fi and fantasy to anime and video games. Maybe you are wanting to glitz up your day-to-day wardrobe or your next cosplay costume they also sell faire and steampunk accessories.
Location: 180 S Rock Road Suite 200, Wichita, Ks 67206
Wizards Asylum Comic Books and Games
Offering a wide variety of comic books and games Wizards Asylum as been in Wichita for over 24 years. Specializing in Board games, card games, and comic books. Wizards Asylum also features various events such as Magic the Gathering tournaments or board games nights.
Location: 1309 W 31st St S, Wichita, Kansas 67217
Main St. Games
A safe and inclusive place for gamers to come together and play and/or buy-sell-trade games of all kinds. They have board games, card games, 1/24 scale slot cars, retro console games such as NES and Super Nintendo, Gameboy games and more. Needing an accessory for your retro console? They have it as well as accessories for your newer systems.
They also host weekly events such as:
- Wednesday Night Races
- Thursday Board Game Night
- Friday Magic: The Gathering Night
- Saturday Night Races
705 Main St.
Winfield, KS 67156
Mana Vault Casual Gaming & Collectibles
Catering to the more casual gamer Mana Vault hopes to provide a less intimidating environment for the less than "hardcore" gaming enthusiast, where they can buy/sell/trade their gaming items and collectibles. They feature items such as Magic: The Gathering, Force of Will, Dice Masters, Dungeons & Dragons, Star War RPG, board games, collectible card game accessories and geek wear (hats, shirts, etc.) Mana Vault features promotions during new set drops for Magic: The Gathering and Force of Will.
Their regular events include:
- Friday Night Magic and Pre-releases for Magic: The Gathering
- Tuesday Night Casual and Legacy for Magic: The Gathering
- Wednesday Night Modern for Magic: The Gathering
- Force of Will Tuesdays and Saturdays
1629 S. Meridian Ave.