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Two Brothers Coffee Roasters

PROUDLY BREWING Two Brothers Coffee Roasters

Hailstorm Brewing Company

Hailstorm Brewing Company is located in Tinley Park. Find us there every Tuesday night from 6pm-9pm.

Join us at Skeleton Key Brewery in Woodridge every 1st Wednesday.

Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe

Flight Tasting Room & Bottle Shoppe is located in Yorkville, IL. Find us there for Game Nights on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. All Ages Welcome

Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce

Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce

Joliet Pride Network

Joliet Pride network is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting inclusion, dignity, and acceptance through advocacy for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Our organization is committed to creating safe spaces and fostering diversity.

Naper Pride

Naper Pride is Naperville's Pride organization and has been very supportive of Critical Grind's journey

Bolingbrook Pride

Bolingbrook Pride is a grassroots, community-led organization that is committed to promoting inclusion, unity, acceptance, open dialogue, and unconditional love in a time where these values are sometimes difficult to come by. We are committed to reaching out to and supporting LGBTQ+ people and allies throughout the lifespan, including youth and families.

Plainfield Pride

We are officially a sponsor and "Ally Business" of Plainfield Pride. "The mission of Plainfield Pride is to promote the idea of equity for Plainfield. We are one community; we will foster a family-friendly, diverse, inclusive, and equal community. "

Out of the Closet Charity

Out of the Closet Charity collects donations of clothing, accessories, and beauty products for transgender/nonbinary/gender nonconforming individuals from ages 8-80+. We host monthly pop-up closets throughout the suburbs and the city of Chicago for transgender/nonbinary/gender nonconforming individuals to shop for free.

Liquid Kourage Entertainment

Liquid Kourage Entertainment hosts a variety of fun events both live, and over Twitch Stream.

Lodge Con

Lodge Con is an independently run board game convention in Kankakee, IL

Zinful Confections

Pop up bakery shop specializing in French Macarons and decadent desserts. Pop up events and pre-order available.

Moonfire Bakery

Moonfire Bakery is a home baker that makes specialty macarons, custom cakes and cupcakes, cookies and pies.

Sweet Traditions

Sweet Traditions is a local woman-owned small business that specializes in delicious treats for any occasion.

Blooming Succulents

At Blooming Succulents Studio, we give you everything you need to develop your craft. Our guests pick out elements from our beautiful varieties of succulents in order to create unique pieces of art. Our Art Studio encourages our patrons to dream up creative and innovative projects.

Calliope Games

Calliope Games publishes tabletop games for players of all ages and levels of skill. More than that, we use boards, cards, dice, and pawns to set the stage for people to share experiences that they will remember for a lifetime. Our goal is to provide the games so you can create memories together!

Void Gate Games

Void Gate Games is your portal to other worlds. We’re a collective of artists and storytellers making and publishing tabletop RPGs that we want to play and share with fellow travelers of the aether.

XYZ Games Labs

XYZ Game Labs is a board game design and publishing company. They are local to our area and are great supporters of Critical Grind. You can play all of their available games in our game library, or order them through us.

Weird City Games

Creators of Canopy and Leaf, Weird City Games is based out of Portland, OR

Smirk & Dagger and Smirk & Laughter

This publishing company has been very great to us by providing us with copies of their games for our library!


SensoryPlay provides wooden educational materials and wooden toys as well as home decor. They are also the amazing people who etch our tumblers and glassware.

Fleeting Obsessions

A local artisan who makes makes lovely items, some of which are a part of the Critical Grind Board Game Cafe.

Plainfield IL Public Library

Plainfield Public Library is hosting PROMicon and Fandom Fest in April of 2023 and has invited Critical Grind to participate. Keep an eye out for more details.

Joliet Public Library

We have hosted multiple events at the Joliet Public Library and we love what they're doing for children and families in the community

Long Rest Games

Long Rest Games is a company owned by friends of ours. Their goal is to promote and facilitate the idea of community in gaming.

Meeple Swing

Meeple Swing is a public group of dancers and gamers.

Andromeda Technology Solutions

Andromeda is Critical Grind's longest standing client. They are a business-to-business technology services company from web development, to security, and more

Top Shelf Fun

Most of our Board Game Bags were purchased from Top Shelf Fun.

Tabletop Gaymers

Promoting inclusive gaming!

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