Why Board Games Never Go Out of Style

Settlers of Catan (by Catan)

There’s something to be said about playing games with friends or family something that Facebook games just can’t achieve. Maybe it’s actually being able to look your opponent in the eye? Or knowing that your opponent can’t be using the internet to place 75-point words?

Board games are here to stay and can be seen in more and more cafes around Europe.  Our Spotters have spotted this trend, and are also fans of board games and have shared some of their favorite spots for playing board games. There are even some spots for buying games and toys, and they’re not only for kids! Here’s a selection:

Tojeto – Ljubljana

Tojeto (by Miha Poredo)

Tojeto in Ljubljana “[…] is a perfect place for each and everyone who is an explorer by heart and game freak. One step inside the shop and you dip into the magic world of puzzles, party and table games, […]”

Brain Games – Riga

Brain Games (by Martins Veidemanis)

Ludo – Love to play?  in Riga is not just any shop where you can buy games, “Ludo is way ahead of every shop in Riga if we are talking about games. One will find almost every world-famous board game there. It is possible not only to purchase many indoor and outdoor games here but also be a part of their board game club – join many enthusiasts in one of the games playing events.”

Chaff – Brussels

Chaff (by Wouter Spitters)

Chaff – Let the games begin! (by Wouter Spitters)
“[…] every Thursday evening from 20:00 to 00:00 Chaff is the epicenter of the Brussels board games world. Dozens of people gather together. The concept is simple: go sit at a table and you wait for one of the sympathetic organizing dudes to pass by, you pay 3 euro and in return, you can a name tag and you can choose from dozens of often less known but fun games. “

Colonel Mustard – Oslo

Colonel Mustard (by Pinterest)

Colonel Mustard in Oslo:
“If you are a board game enthusiast, like me, this is close to heaven. An extensive collection of vintage board games, including the obvious Cluedo, just waiting to be played! This ranks as No. 1 on my list of reasons to visit Colonel Mustard.”

Total Bar (by Ajuni Burk)

Total Bar in Zurich.
“The loos are equipped with old railway fittings. You can borrow board games or read the paper while sipping a local beer. The many posters and flyers plastered to the walls about tell you everything you need to know about what is going on elsewhere in Zurich, but chances are you won’t be in too much of a hurry to leave Total Bar.”


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