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Ricochet, Spare Time Offer Opportunities to Reconnect with Friends + Family

Games in DSM

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Forming strong social connections with people isn’t always easy, and the pandemic hasn’t made that easier, but a few new entertainment venues might help change that. Ricochet and Spare Time Des Moines are two of the newest spaces that offer a way for connection and play in Greater Des Moines (DSM), and you’ll want to make time to check them out in 2022.


Located in Capital Square in Downtown DSM, Ricochet is for the 21+ crowd who are looking for a way to connect through fun games and one of Des Moines’ largest bar tops. With its easy skywalk access and central location, the venue brings its patrons together for foosball, pool, ping pong (on Olympic-sized tables no less!), darts, shuffleboard, cornhole, Skee-Ball, Rico-hammer and bubble hockey. Guests can order menu items from local eateries and have them delivered as well so the fun doesn’t have to end when you get hungry.

Ping Pong at Ricochet


3 p.m. – Midnight Monday through Thursday
3 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday
Noon – 2 a.m. Saturday
Noon – Midnight Sunday


Spare Time Des Moines

Across from Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, another entertainment venue has opened to help all ages reconnect through 60-minute escape rooms, bowling and 15-minute laser tag experiences. A Game Zone also features the latest fun with more than 75 arcade games, while everything from pizza to wings to burgers is offered thanks to a full menu of eat-in options. And you won’t want to miss out on Spare Time’s Share Time, a massive treat full of all the fixins that should be found in a favorite dessert item — vanilla ice cream, warm pretzel, brownie, mini marshmallows, whipped topping, sprinkles and more await your next visit!

Share time Sundae


11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday

Restaurant Hours

After 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
After 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday


Other Indoor Entertainment Options in DSM

These new spaces aren’t the only options for in-person entertainment in DSM. You can also find ways to play at the following locations:

When you start to feel stuck inside this winter, you don’t have to stay that way. You can find fun ways to connect with your peers or compete with your family members by exploring the awesome indoor entertainment across the region.

Named the #1 Best Place to Live in the Midwest and #2 Safest Place to Live, Greater Des Moines (DSM) is a city where you can have it all. Learn more about what it’s like to live here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.