Helena game store highlights ways to have fun while social distancing

Posted at 4:38 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 18:38:24-04

HELENA -- In the era of social distancing, many families are turning inside and breaking out board games as a way to pass the time while enjoying the company of one another. Though when the allure of of standard board games like "Monopoly" and "Sorry!" wear off, many don't quite have another option.

Joel Ring, co-owner of White Knight Games and Hobbies in Helena, has owned his store for seven years and in that time has tested thousands of games, and hopes to be able to provide some of that information to those who are looking for something new to do with the family.

"Usually most people, when they don't know what they're looking for, they'll usually ask me, because I play probably on average about five, six new games a week," said Ring. "I have a pretty good grasp on what I've got in my shop and what what games are actually good."

With shelves stocked to the brim with hundreds of games, puzzles, models, Ring also understands that COVID-19 is a concern for many families which is why he's implemented a hand sanitizing station at the front of the store and regularly sanitizes commonly touched items in the store.

With social distancing recommendations in place, Ring has also created a delivery service for those who are unable to leave their residence during this time.