We would like a modern/upbeat design that is not cartoony or busy and we prefer not to have super scripty fonts. Try to stay clear of Monopoly pieces, as they are overused in our industry. Feel free to try to integrate generic gaming items: dice, meeples, chess pieces, tokens, etc.
Also, we are more of a restaurant than a cafe, so please avoid coffee cup imagery.
It would be great if there is a recognizable graphic element in the logo that we could use by itself to represent us -- an icon or something -- on T-shirts, hats, etc.
We'd like to end up with something that is fun, memorable and that communicates what we are.
Here are some links for those unfamiliar with board game cafes: