In the last few years, board games have come back into the spotlight after years of being relegated to family affairs. Many of us have fond memories of Double Trouble, UNO or that oft argument-inducing Monopoly. However, there’s a renaissance in board game development and these days you can find a myriad of games that appeal to audiences far outside of child’s play.
One such place to delve into the new world is “Spielwiese”. They have an impressive collection (reportedly 1800 titles) covering almost every known genre. You can find classics like Settlers of Catan, Risk or Cluedo or you can play through extensive tactical and beautifully designed games like Scythe or Twilight Imperium. Whether you want to dungeon crawl or provide light entertainment for party guests, they have you covered. Cards, dice, roleplaying games, if you can think of it, chances are they have it and know a local games developer who’s made something right up your alley.
You can either simply pop in, take something off the shelf that catches your eye and play then and there (the store offers coffee, tea, beer and snacks including grilled cheese sandwiches) or for a free membership you can take games home to play in the luxury of your own living room for 3€ a night.