Welcome to Recess

We’re not your typical Game store.


We have fun and engaging games for all ages, interactive learn-and-play events, and a gaming community where players of all skill levels can participate. 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! Here are some of the faces you might see when you visit Recess to browse our store or attend an event!
Owners in our 24th year

Susan and Jim
Playing Games for Over 25 Years

what we do…

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.

it’s all about the 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 tonight 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. And don’t forget to check out our plushies and figurines when you stop by!


We have a wide variety of events for you to enjoy, from casual play days and evenings where you can learn a new game or enjoy an existing favorite, to official tournament and league events for gamers. All of our upcoming events are listed and updated on our Facebook page, so be sure to connect with us!


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 play time more accessible to everyone! Join us for a game today!

how to participate…

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Want to become a part of the Recess community? It’s easy!

Stop by the store and talk to any of our staff members to learn about how every purchase you make earns you discount points for your personal Recess Rewards account. Refer a friend and post about your Recess visits and in-store events with a #Recess tag on Facebook to earn even more points!
Become a fan of our Facebook page by clicking LIKE, then select Notifications > All On from the LIKE drop-down menu to stay in the loop with all of our upcoming events. You can also follow us on Twitter and see what games we’re most excited about this month by checking out our blog.

And of course, attend our in-store events! This is the best way to get to know the store and the Recess community. Gamers of all ages are welcome to come play and learn in our supportive and non-competitive gaming environment. Even naturally competitive gaming events like league or tournament play are friendlier at Recess!

We look forward to seeing you soon. Stop in and say hello!

we’re easy to find and talk to!

Ready to plan your visit?

We are easily accessible from either Lorain Rd. or Dover Center Rd. in North Olmsted, Ohio. Stop by and see us!

Located in:
Tops Plaza
26636 Brookpark Rd Ext., North Olmsted, OH

Reach us by phone at 440.779.7008
Email us at games@recess.net

Monday-Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-9
Saturday 10-8
Sunday 11-6

How can we help you?

recess in north olmsted, ohio