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Washington, D.C.  20549


Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 19, 2011

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State of
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
Identification Number)

2481 Manana Drive
Dallas TX 75220
(Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:    (214) 357-9588

Check the appropriate box if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the reporting obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On October 19, 2011, the Company announced that Michael J. Griffith has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Michael J. Griffith, 54, serves as Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a worldwide online, personal computer, console, handheld, and mobile game publisher (“Activision Blizzard”).  Mr. Griffith has served as Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard since March 2010 and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, one of the two principal operating units of Activision Blizzard, from June 2005 until March 2010.  Prior to joining Activision Blizzard, Mr. Griffith served in a number of executive level positions at The Procter & Gamble Company from 1981 to 2005, including President of the Global Beverage Division from 2002 to 2005, Vice President and General Manager of Coffee Products from 1999 to 2002, and Vice President and General Manager of Fabric & Home Care – Japan and Korea and Fabric & Home Care Strategic Planning – Asia from 1997 to 1999.

Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Press release dated October 19, 2011.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 20, 2011  
/s/ Jay L. Tobin  
Jay L. Tobin
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel  
    and Secretary  

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News Release EXHIBIT 99

Dave & Buster’s Appoints Michael J. Griffith, Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard,
to Board of Directors

Dallas, October 19, 2011 – Dave & Buster’s, Inc., a leading operator of high volume entertainment/dining venues, today announced that Michael Griffith has been appointed to serve as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective November 1, 2011.  Mr. Griffith’s appointment will bring the total number of directors to nine and follows the recent additions of Jonathan Halkyard, CFO of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, and Kevin Sheehan, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to the Dave & Buster’s board.  He brings 30 years of experience marketing and growing leading consumer brands in domestic and international markets,” said Tyler Wolfram, Chairman of Dave & Buster’s and a Partner at Oak Hill Capital Partners.  “His expertise in both the interactive consumer gaming and branded consumer products industries will be very valuable as we continue to enhance the customer experience and grow the business.”

“Mike is a world-class executive and his addition to our board, as well as the recent additions of Mr. Halkyard and Mr. Sheehan, is a strong endorsement of the strength of the Dave & Buster’s brand,” said Steve King, Chief Executive Officer of Dave & Buster's.  “We welcome Mike’s significant industry and business experience as we continue to open new stores and bring our unique interactive entertainment and dining experience to new markets across the United States and Canada,” said Steve King, Chief Executive Officer of Dave & Buster's.

Mr. Griffith is currently Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading electronic entertainment developer and publisher with preeminent positions across console, PC and online gaming segments.  From 2005 to 2010, he was President and CEO of Activision Publishing culminating in the combination of Activision and Blizzard Entertainment.  Prior to that, Mr. Griffith spent 24 years at Procter & Gamble where he held several executive roles.  Prior to his departure, he was named President, Global Beverages, a role he held from 2001 to 2005.

About Dave & Buster's
In May 2010, Oak Hill Capital Partners and the Dave & Buster's management team formed a partnership to acquire Dave & Buster's.  Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster's is the premier national owner and operator of 57 high-volume venues that offer interactive entertainment options for adults and families, such as skill/sports-oriented redemption games and technologically advanced video and simulation games, combined with a full menu of high quality food and beverages.  Dave & Buster's currently has stores in 24 states and Canada.

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