Palms opens lounge featuring board games, sweeping views

Palms Casino Resort has a new rec room with a “View.”

Built atop Fantasy Tower — between Nove Italiano and Moon Nightclub — The View lounge features open seating, a full bar and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a sweeping view of the Strip’s neon glow.

Patrons who choose to take a seat can choose from a large selection of old-school board games, including checkers, tic-tac-toe, dominoes and connect-the-dots. Guests can also play billiards or shuffleboard.

The View opens Fridays and Saturdays at 9 p.m. with no cover charge until 10:30 p.m., when the doormen start charging $25 to get in. Admission includes all game play and entry to the Moon Nightclub.

Once inside, guests can visit the bar for happy hour from 9 to 11 p.m.