We really love games and puzzles...and that's why we, local owners Linda Schmidt and Andre LeMoine, opened Cat & Mouse Game Store in September 2008.
We have a LOT of games
We have hundreds of unique game titles in stock, from games for young children to advanced strategy games for adults, and we continuously expand our selection. We read reviews, talk to customers and manufacturers, play tons of demo copies of board games, and attend conventions to find the very best in games and make them available at our store in Chicago. In addition to kids' games, family games, party games, strategy games, we carry such classics as chess, backgammon, and Go; roleplaying games; and trading card games. If we don't have what you're looking for let us know, 'cause we always like to hear about what kind of games and puzzles people are interested in.
We also have a LOT of other fun stuff!
We carry jigsaw puzzles, a wide variety of brainteasers, puzzle books, and more! We have puzzles for kids, for adults, for anyone who likes to keep their brain engaged and sharp. Jigsaw puzzle brands we carry include Educa, Piatnik, Ravensburger, Sunsout, Pomegranate, and Ceaco in a variety of styles and piece counts.
We also have Chicago's largest selection of skill toys such as yo-yos, astrojax, diabolos, lunastix, and juggling balls, and we're happy to host the wonderful Chicago Yo-Yo Club for their monthly meetups.
We want to help you find YOUR new favorite games
We all like different things. So tell us what you like or don't like, and we can help with recommendations! To help you select games that are perfect for you, we:
We treat our customers how we would like to be treated.
We think it's only right! As part of our commitment to our customers, we are always happy to:
* Details on Special Orders & Pre-Orders
Yes, we take special orders. If there's a game or puzzle you're looking for that we don't have in the store, we'll be happy to order it for you. If it's something that can be obtained from one of our main distributors, we can usually have it for you in less than a week, with no shipping or handling charges. If it's something that needs to be ordered from a more specialized vendor, we'll let you know what the expected delivery time and terms will be prior to finalizing your order.
If there's a new game coming out, we're happy to take your pre-orders starting 2-3 months before its expected release date. We'll take down your order and your contact info, then notify you when your game is expected to arrive in the store. We'll hold the pre-ordered copy for you for 1 week. If you don't come into the store to purchase the game after a week, we'll release it for sale to others.
Cat & Mouse Game Store