Last week I wrote about my first cat cafe experience. Then the next day I went to an entirely different kind of cafe: a board game cafe.
Board game cafes–places where you can get all the regular fixins’ of a cafe or bar alongside the main feature, board games–have been around for a while, but St. Louis hasn’t had one. Until now.
A few months ago, Pieces successfully funded on Kickstarter. They found a fantastic location in Soulard right next to the farmers market, and they just opened a few weeks ago.
I showed up with a group of people on Friday night a few minutes after 6:00. There were a lot of people already there, but not so many that we had to wait for a table.
I have to say: From the minute I walked in, it was a pretty magical experience. It’s one of those things where it’s not one element or another: It’s the sum of the parts. Here are a few of those parts:
I’m really proud that a place like this exists in St. Louis, and I hope you get the chance to try it.
Have you ever been to a board game cafe?