About Us

Our Philosophy

Creating a focal point for the Kansas City gaming community from scratch is no easy task or simple endeavor. As such, we’re committed to turning Level One Game Shop into the gaming destination that our friends and fellow gamers want. So what we carry in our shop is reflective of what you request.

Also if you want something specific that we don’t have in stock, we’re happy to order it for you! Just let our friendly staff know what you’d like and they’ll contact you when it arrives.

Opportunities to Try a Game First

In addition to hosting a number of board game enthusiast meetups and competitive tournaments at great bars and restaurants around town, we have a sizable play space set up for you and your friends/family to check out games before hand. We want you to enjoy the games that you buy and ask us to recommend our latest favorites to you.

Gift Cards

Level One Game Shop now provides electronic gift cards! Simply visit our Gift Card Order Page, enter how much you want the gift card to be for, and what email address to send it to and our system takes care of the rest!

Used Games

However if you find that you don’t play some of your old board games, we’d love to buy them from you! Just bring them into the store or email us a list of what you have and we’ll gladly give you an offer. All games must be in complete and in good condition.

Finding Level One Game Shop

Our friendly neighborhood board game shop is located directly north of the Steam Boat Arabia Museum, in the historic City Market. Being centrally located in the River Market neighborhood of Kansas City, Level One Game Shop is conveniently reached from anywhere in the Greater KC Metro Area.

400 Grand Blvd
Ste 420
Kansas City, MO 64106

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Free and Easy Parking

The center parking lot of the City Market is always free for two hours. Outer lots to the east, west, southwest, and northeast of the City Market at usually $1 per hour from 7am to 6pm Monday – Friday. But are FREE to park in after 6pm and on weekends.

On Saturdays during the height of Farmer’s Market Season you may find that parking in the entire River Market area is at a premium. But the City Market provides free overflow parking on Saturdays near the North Loop street car stop at 7th and Main st. Just follow the signs to the appropriate lot.

Hours of Operation

We’re open everyday and have a growing number of weekly and special board game events promoted through our sister company Level Up Events.

10:00am – 10:00pm

10:00am – 6:00pm

Level Up Events Tickets
Find out about upcoming Level Up Events
or Buy tickets to a future event.

Contact Information

While we love it when you drop by to say hello and ask us in depth questions about the games we both love, we understand that such intimacy is not always possible or desired. As a result we have a number of passive communication methods at your disposal.



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