Durty Nellies offers Toggle Gaming nights


Staff writers Kevin Foss and Jonah Parra play “Risk Godstorm” at Toggle. (photo by Foss)

Do you love to play board games? If so, Toggle Gaming might be for you. 


Toggle Gaming meets every Tuesday at Durty Nellies in Palatine from 6-11 p.m. People of all ages come out and play a huge selection of board games. The best part about it is that it’s completely free to come and play. 


Games vary in difficulty, so there is something for everyone. Players are encouraged to bring their own games in from home.. However, Toggle provides their own selection as well, one so big they have their own roller cart with several shelves of games to choose from. They also offer food and beverages from the Durty Nellies menu including salads, burgers and pastas.


 I like going there after a long day of class and school work to do something fun. I believe doing a random fun activity once a week helps your mental health and allows you to take on all the other tasks you may have on your plate. 


A few games I like to start my night off with are Splendor and Catan. Both games require spending game currency — who doesn’t like shopping?


 Toggle aims to be a friendly and inclusive environment for gamers, veterans and newcomers alike.  It’s also easily accessible to Harper students because it’s only 10 minutes away. Players can come and go as they like — there’s no set time to be there. It begins as soon as anyone sits down and starts playing.


Toggle is a great opportunity to try out new games you were considering playing. A really nice board game can range from $60-$300, making this a great opportunity to try them without spending any money.


 Did I mention it’s free?


 Of course, you’re encouraged to buy food and drinks — it’s important to support small businesses during this time. I hope you can come roll the dice Tuesdays from 6-11 at Durty Nellies in Palatine.


The board game “Risk Godstorm” is pictured above. (photo by Kevin Foss)