Board games are one of the coolest ways to spend long hours with friends, housemates and family. They make time pass so quickly and effortlessly that I am not surprised thoughtful people have decided to dedicate whole bars/cafes to them.
Carcassonne is one of those places where you go knowing what time you enter and not knowing when you will leave. It is centrally located in a bright green house in Sofia, but it may remain unnoticed unless you are looking for it. The interior is very welcoming, with big tables suitable for board games of any kind and an impressive lamp installation on the ceiling. There is also a second floor under the main one with smaller spaces for fewer players. The small inner yard is open in summer and makes it possible to enjoy fresh air while you play.
Carcassonne’s staff is not only friendly, but also always enthusiastically willing to explain the rules to any game if you do not feel like reading the instructions. The best thing is that they get new games and extensions to the old ones regularly, so that you are constantly surprised when you go there.
Another advantage of Carcassonne is the small bar, where you can order drinks or enjoy a break from playing. The tea and raspberry wine are among my favorites here. It only costs 3 BGN to play any games for as much as you want, which is a good motivation to find time to try them all.