London Is Getting Its Own Board Game Café With 500+ Games


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The UK is finally catching on to the board game café craze! Coming soon to Haggerston, London is Draughts: London’s first board game café, with more than 500 games, from classic to contemporary, for guests to choose and play while sipping on your favorite draught or latte. Draughts is just finishing up a successful Kickstarter run, where they have almost raised the £10,000 ($16,851) needed to jumpstart their playful business.

Draughts will have a £5 cover charge per person, where you will have access to unlimited games with no time limits. For super gaming enthusiasts, you can buy a membership for £20, where you will receive five free cover charges, tournament discounts, and access to “game board gurus” (who will, presumably, be able to settle that four-hour Monopoly spat between you and your friends).

The venue is looking to have a pretty sweet calendar chock-full of gaming activities like tournaments, board game design workshops, game launches, and even speed dating.

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