We’re not your typical Game store.

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About Us

We are not your typical game store. We have fun and engaging games for all ages. Welcome to our store and game space!


who we are…

Our staff members, event leaders, and community members all have one thing in common: We love games, and we want to make gaming fun for everyone!  
Owners in our 24th year

Susan and Jim
Playing Games for Over 25 Years

Our mission is to provide a fun, safe, and friendly place for you to get your game on! We accomplish this by offering our customers an incredible variety of games and toys to explore right in store at our convenient North Olmsted location. In addition to our purchasable selection, we have a library of games for you to try out in our gaming area, so come in and bring a friend or two!

We also offer weekly gaming events  for many of the most popular games, inviting people of all ages to come and meet other like-minded players, play the games they know and love, or learn a new game to enjoy! From casual free play to tournament events, you’ll find it at Recess.

From classic games like chess, backgammon and GO, all of today’s hottest board and card games to puzzles and toys, we’ve got you covered. 

Make your game night!

  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Cooperative games
  • Party games
  • Family games
  • Kids games
  • Miniature games
  • Deck-building games
  • Role-playing games
  • …you name it!

We also have tools of the trade for card collectors, including binders, protective sleeves, deck boxes, and much more. 

We take pride in cultivating a supportive community of people from all walks of life who love games. Recess is a place where you can come to connect with others who enjoy the same games you do, as well as a welcoming atmosphere for newbies who would like to learn how to play. In addition to our huge game and toy selection, our store also has a large gaming space that is used both to host our gaming events and simply to provide a safe, fun, and friendly place for people to come and play. Come and see for yourself! Bring a few friends and a favorite game, or discover a new game at our store!


Playing Makes Us Happier!

When we play, we know this to be true, and researchers are proving it over and over again: Play is important to our overall happiness and well-being. Some of the many benefits of play include:
  • Stress relief
  • Connection with others
  • Stimulates thought and creativity
  • Improves energy and alertness
  • Supports improved memory and cognitive skills
  • Promotes positive feelings through fun and engagement

Recess exists to make playtime more accessible to everyone!