Top 10 Cafes Where You Can Play Board Games In Mumbai
Cafes across Mumbai are constantly reinventing themselves to make sure their customers get unique experiences and delicious food all rolled in one. To appeal to the young, fun-loving crowd, some cafes in Mumbai are piling up on board games to make sure you can enjoy for hours with your friends there.
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Laidback and casual, these cafes are ideal to spend a quality afternoon with your friends and family without fretting over your worries. Try to balance your jenga blocks on a tower, or build your own little empire in a game of Monopoly at these cafes to enjoy the best board games in Mumbai.
1) Ministry Of Games
As soon as you step into this cozy café, its games grab your attention. One full wall is dedicated to keeping their games neatly; you can find everything from Pictionary to Xbox games and Chess there. It’s variety of games is quite extensive, but keep your eye on the watch; they charge you by the hour separately for each person. While you’re playing your games, try their tortilla chips and cheesecake, they are highly recommended.
Where: Mulund, Andheri
Hoppipola’s quirky interiors, delicious finger food and free flowing alcohol is reason enough to head there for a fun Saturday; but their collection of games and books, along with Zomato Gold offers are just more lures added to the list. Expect a fun-filled evening with jenga, cards and other games at Hoppipola with great music keeping the ambience alive.
Where: Khar, Lower Parel, Powai, Malad
3) Doolally Taproom
Doolally Taproom is mostly known for its unique craft beers and an upbeat ambience, but the popular chain also houses some great books and games. Rack your brains over finding the perfect word in Scrabble or just enjoy a playful game of Poker with your friends there.
Where: Bandra, Kemps Corner, Colaba, Andheri
4) Creeda Board Game Café
If you are conflicted about which game to play, just ask the helpers at Creeda Board Game Café. They have more than 200 games at their café, but the helpers are great at gauging which game fits your group of friends. The games are the highlight, but the food is great too. Before you head there, be prepared to spend a little extra, as they charge you separately for your gaming hours.
Where: Ground Floor, New Excelsior Cinema, Wallace St, Azad Maidan, Fort
5) Above & Beyond
Above &Beyond’s colorful and eclectic interiors give the café a few brownie points even before you look at their menu. It’s known for its pizzas, peri fries, nachos, waffles and hot chocolate — all of which are perfect for snacking with a game of UNO cards or Ludo. They also have a great collection of comics, so even if you’re going there solo, there is enough to keep you entertained.
Where: Ramanna Compound, Opposite Apollo Clinic, Mahakali Caves Road, Mahakali
6) Wok This Way
Wok This Way in Lower Parel has a good collection of books, magazines and board games. While you can choose exactly how you want your wok at this tiny restaurant, you can enjoy a game of Snakes and Ladders till your order gets ready. For those who’d prefer reading, there are tons of biographies, books on cuisines, photography and other topics.
Where: 7A, Janta Industrial Estate, Opp Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
7) The Little Door
The Little Door’s widespread Sunday brunch has earned itself a spot in one of the best brunches in Mumbai, and it isn’t without reason. Not only does their brunch comprise of delicious food and drinks, but there is an added element of fun to it with the inclusion of karaoke and board games. On regular days too, the restaurant is quite popular with youngsters for its peppy music and lively ambience.
Where: B 31, Ground Floor, Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, New Link Road, Veera Desai Area
D:OH’s interiors are decked up with colors that make their tiny chairs pop, giving it a funky vibe. This cozy café is known for its burgers, milkshakes and of course board games. Take your group of friends there and dabble in some real estate with Monopoly or try your luck at a game of cards.
Where: Lower Parel, Andheri, Marol, Thane
Unlike many other gaming cafes, Playteria is an extremely affordable option where you can don’t have to shell out a lot of money either for the food or the games. For games, you can take your favorite pick from Mikado, Housie, Scrabble, Brainvita, Scotland Yard and other board games. While you are at it, do give their PavBhaji Fondue, Snicker Shake. Papdi Pizza and other fusion dishes a try!
Where: Shop Number. 9. Bhagyashree Apartments, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Mulund West
10) Pair A Dice
Pair A Dice’s collection of games has some rare gems which are difficult to find in India, but don’t worry if you don’t know how to play those games. There are helpers who will teach you the rules of the games before you begin playing. Try their freakshakes, cookie pizza and Mexican bhel if you are looking for some unconventional food options.
Where: Unit 53, 1st Floor, Oshiwara Link Plaza, New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri West
Ready to kick the boredom out of your summer vacation? If you know of any other cafes which keep some amazing games, do let us know about them in the comments section below.
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