NYT: At Play in the Cardboard Jungle

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NYT: At Play in the Cardboard Jungle

By Mary Pilon

On a recent weeknight in Greenwich Village, amid the circus of New York University dive bars, comedy-show hecklers and the drummers of Washington Square Park, there was a different sort of chaos.

It was at the tables of the Uncommons, a board-game coffee shop just south of the park that claims to be Manhattan’s first. Here, dozens of high school students, hipsters, elderly neighbors and tourists sat hunched over their battlefields, moving pawns, rolling dice and bickering while sipping Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee and eating cookies. On weekends, the line can snake out the door.

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