ABOUT

Critical Grind Inc started in 2018 as a tabletop gaming events company. While those are still services we offer, see the "Extra Services" tab, we have since expanded into a board game coffee shop.

Dana has had a life-long dream of opening a coffee shop. This, combined with her love of board games, has created the perfect storm. 

Shaun has been actively playing tabletop board games since 1998 and has a knack for learning new games quickly. His favorite games are strategy-based. 

TEAM
Dana Buxbaum (Tennant)

Co-Owner

 

What I love the most about gaming is spending time with other people and challenging myself to look at situations a new way to find different ways of thinking.

My favorite games are always changing. Currently they are Firefly The Game, Arch Ravels, and Honey Buzz

Shaun Tennant

Co-Owner

My love of games has been with me my whole life. From tabletop to video games, I enjoy the mental exercise and strategy involved. 

Currently, my favorite board games are Betrayal at House on the Hill, Marvel Legendary, TMNT: Out of the Shadows, Zombicide, and Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Owners

Team

 

We met through a mutual friend who shortly after introducing us to each other, introduced us to the ever-popular "gateway game" Settlers of Catan. The rest, as they say, is history.

You can read details of that history in our blog.