Book Signings at the Cafe

Come join two local authors as they show their newly published books.

Missouri Maidens by June Betz

The Ten by DW McAllister


Local author, June Betz, has launched an exciting new book series titled Missouri Maidens. Biography and autobiograpy of a grandmother, mother, daughters and granddaughters whose roots grow deep in Missouri. All were sweet little girls who became teenage women. They worked, laughed, loved and suffered in so many ways. True life experiences where many characters were revealed with strengths and weaknesses were magnified and shared through the generations. A candid view of the simple life and struggles through adversity to prosperity and through deceit.

DW McAllister, an accomplished book author, has just released his 10th book, “The Ten.”McAllister pens experiences that are fictional however most have shreds of real experiences that he has had in his life. He spent two years as a member of the US Army Signal Corps and from that he received a FCC First Class Radiotelephone license after his time in the military.“The Ten” features McAllister taking an assignment of uncovering and eliminating a group who want to overthrow America. The seven other books about McAllister speaks to his Army duty, his love life, friendships, rounding up money launderers and counterfeiters; plus fighting a ring of terrorists.The author will be signing the fresh copies of “The Ten” beginning at 9 am, Saturday, October 10 at the Game Board Cafe, located at 324 North Main, Maryville. He will join June Betz, author of “Missouri Maidens” who will also have fresh copies of her new book for purchase and signing.

Mask Up Maryville (New Face Covering Ordinance)

On July 22, Maryville’s leaders made the very hard decision to pass Ordinance 8288 requiring face coverings throughout Maryville. We applaud their leadership and fully support their steps to slow the spread of Covid-19. Effective immediately, masks or face coverings will be required to enter the Board Game Cafe. We realize that the community is very divided about this ordinance and that people are very passionate on both sides. We ask that you be courteous and respectful to our employees and our other customers by adhering to the ordinance when visiting us. Together we can and will make it through these trying times. Thank you so much for your continued support.

For more info on Ordinance 8288, visit the City of Maryville website.

Game Library Now Open!

Now open extended hours as well. We have removed some tables to encourage social distancing so occupancy may be limited. To help keep you, our employees, and other customers safe, we do ask the following….

Please limit your gaming to only your current social group.

Maintain 6 ft social distancing to anyone not in your immediate social group.

Masks are not currently required, but are recommended.

Please only handle games that you are planning on playing.

Return all games played to employees at counter so that they can be properly sanitized.

and Have fun!

We miss you a latte!


Hey friends! To continue to encourage social distancing, the cafe will remain closed for now. Our online shop is open 24/7 with same day no contact delivery of games and coffee beans! We are also expanding our delivery area to include all of Nodaway County! Looking forward to seeing all your friendly faces soon. Take care of yourselves!

Updates regarding covid-19

Maryville has enacted a public health emergency. Provision 2 says:

In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every person in the City of Maryville shall avoid eating or drinking at restaurants, bars, or food courts; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed throughout the duration of this order.

via Nodaway News Leader

That means us. Sitting down to stay at the cafe is no longer allowed, and while we long to offer our coffee in a proper mug, all drinks have to be made to go.

We have plenty of beans for sale (whole or freshly ground) so you can take the taste of the cafe home with you. We also are selling a small selection of board games that can be played at home, so you won’t be too “board” without us 🙂. Or purchase an e-gift card. Enter coupon code SPRINGBREAK20 for 10% off.

We’ll post here as things change and thank you for your continued support!

Summer Hours

We’re switching to summer hours beginning this week! We’ll be open normal times in the morning so you can still enjoy the best coffee in town to start your day! We’ll be closing earlier in the evenings most nights depending on business. Don’t worry about cutting your games short though. We’ll stay open later on any nights we have gamers! Have a great summer!