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Victorian Age Kinetic Clock

We’re not just building a restaurant where you can play games; we’re creating an experience. Our immersive venue will take you back in time.  

Harrison Nealey, the owner and artist at Industrial Arts LLC, is crafting an amazing 10 foot high kinetic clock with moving gears.  Steam effects will also be added to several key areas in Game Train to highlight our Victorian Steampunk  train theme.

We need your help to fund this work of art and make Game Train THE Front Range destination!

We will keep you updated on the progress on this clock. 

Conceptual drawing of Kinetic Clock
Conceptual drawing of Kinetic Clock

 Meet our Artist- Harrison Nealey

Harrison Nealey in his shop where he is creating our amazing kinetic clock
Harrison Nealey in his shop where he is creating our amazing kinetic clock
Harrison created gears for Kinetic clock
Harrison created gears for Kinetic clock

All Aboard Game Train

Game Train is a great place for everyone: Dates; meetup groups looking for a fun and immersive venue; families looking for an activity they all can enjoy; friends who want to get out and not have to yell to be heard over loud music; those who want to replay the classics, and dedicated gamers who will play for hours.

Laugh, talk sip, and taste, while enjoying the sights, sounds, and special effects of being on a simulated train car. Stay as long as you wish and play as many board games as you want. We wil help you get started with your game, and you can enjoy some healthy competition, or team up to save the world!

350 Plus Games and Growing

We’re building out an extensive game library with your traditional classics, and modern favorites.  Click here for our current selection.

Our Sharable Delights Pair well with Games


Our chef inspired menu of food and drink will power you through even the most challenging games! Our inspired Executive Chef Jason Scholz will add seasonal specials.

Designed to Maximize Social Board Gaming

Let's team up to make this happen!

We’ve got a great Highlands Ranch location, a strong team, and a supportive community. Our team has raised the basic funds needed to build a board game getaway. This gives us enough for an amazing entertainment venue… but not awesome enough. 

Friends, we need your help.

Our goal is to build a place to unwind with friends and family; one that goes above and beyond to fulfill the dream we have had for two years. With your help, we’ll build something unique and set a new standard for social table-top gaming!

What am I Backing?

Game Train is a well planned, professionally designed, and fully funded entertainment venue . We will continue to post updates as buildout continues. The following milestones have been reached:

  • Signed lease and permits approved for retail space near C470 and University
  • Kitchen equipment purchased and ready for installation
  • Special effects A/V purchased for train cars
  • Sheet rock installed and ready for paint.
  • Tile and flooring installed
  • 350 + board games acquired
  • Hired General Manager and Executive Chef
  • Lighting, decor, and furniture ordered
  • Accountant hired for operating account and payroll

Here is a breakdown of our funding goals and what we intend to do with our Kickstarter funds—and your generous donation! 

Since We are Fully-Funded, what will your pledge pay for?

With your pledge, you are supporting a local artist and other small businesses. Every dollar will go toward the following:

Project update

Bathroom tiles
Bathroom tiles
Lights and trim up in smaller train car
Lights and trim up in smaller train car


End of larger train car with our architect Tim Politis from 1ine Sturio
End of larger train car with our architect Tim Politis from 1ine Sturio
Wallpaper in powder room
Wallpaper in powder room
A Victorian style game room
A Victorian style game room




Reward Levels

Level 1- Internet Fame

Thank you! Your name will be featured on our website 

Level 2 - You're in the Game

With gratitude, your name will be on a dedication card in one of our board games, plus internet fame.

Level  3 - Free Turn

You’ll receive a one-time use Rail Pass” entitling you to play the day away without a Library Fee, plus a complimentary meal and drink on the house! (Includes all awards from previous levels).

Level 4 - Pass GO and Drink from the Fountain

You’ll receive a Game Train 'Pass GO" Card entitling you to waived Library Fees for six months after we open. The first time you "pass GO" (visit Game Train) you will also receive an exclusive Game Train coffee tumbler. Every time you bring that tumbler with you to play at Game Train, it will be filled with your choice of fountain drink for those 6 months.  Also includes all previous rewards.

Level 5 -Pre Opening Party

Be one of the first to enjoy the fun. No library fee, complimentary passed appetizers, half off all beverages, and a chance to sample our ambiance before we open to the general public. (includes all awards from previous levels.

Level 6- Steampunk Hall of Fame 

See your name by our one of a kind Kinetic clock. Includes previous awards.

Level  7- Play Games For Life Plus One

You and your plus one can play without library fees for life. Includes all previous awards. 

Level 8-Party on the Game Train Express

You and up to 10 friends/family will ride on one of our simulation train cars between 2-6pm on a weekday (M-Thursday)( reservation required) Enjoy a complimentary meal and drink for each guest, served by your exclusive conductor. Want to add a theme? We will design a meal and game package to match. Also includes 20% off all future rentals of a first class cabin. Includes all previous awards. 

Risks and challenges

Game Train is happening!

Full funding is transforming an empty retail space into a Board Game getaway experience with a train station and two 1890-vintage train car simulations. More than three hundred board game titles will be available to play on our opening.

There may be delays in shipping Kickstarter Rewards that are out of our control. However, you are of course welcome to visit us after we open, to pick up your rewards if you like.

Construction and permit delays may affect the date of our grand opening. If that is the case, alternate dates will be provided for Soft Opening week.

Due to the artist’s discretion, the clock art may vary from model. His work is awesome, and the art is guaranteed be an interesting and unique accent for our facility!

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding any of the above information.

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    Pass GO and Drink from the Fountain

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    Party on the Game Train Express

    You and up to 10 friends/family will ride on one of our simulation train cars between 2-6pm on a weekday (M-Thursday)( reservation required) Enjoy a complimentary meal and drink for each guest, served by your exclusive conductor. Want to add a theme? We will design a meal and game package to match. Also includes 20% off all future rentals of a first class cabin. Includes all previous awards.

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