I feel like board game cafes are pretty fun and nostalgic for some people. It can cater to people of all ages, really. The adults could eat while the kids played or the adults could play while the kids are at home with the babysitter. I’m kidding, of course (unless…). Well nonetheless, you could visit a board game cafe in Malaysia with your family or friends and just enjoy your time! Normally these kinds of cafes charge by how long you stay. For instance, RM15 for the first couple of hours or maybe RM20 for the whole day. So, you could definitely spend a lot of time in there without having to pay too much (unless there’s food involved but that’s on you, honey).
But yes, board game cafes are very fitting for adults as well because a lot of the games that are prepared give a sense of nostalgia to people. For instance, when I sit with my friends or family and play Monopoly, I am reminded of the times when I was younger and had no care in the world. I was just trying to stay out of jail (in Monopoly, of course). But now since a lot of my friends and I are older, we have lesser and lesser time for ourselves. Didn’t mean to sound depressing but hey, it’s the truth.
So, when there are a lot of board game cafes in KL and Selangor now, I feel like people are going to enjoy dining with their friends a bit more. Catching up while playing a few board games, you’d probably lose track of time. But cherish that and let’s get into some of the benefits of playing board games and let’s see the best board game cafe we can find in Malaysia.
Benefits Of Playing Board Games
Don’t you remember the games like Monopoly or Snakes and Ladders? I’d consider those games to be among the best nostalgic games that we played in Malaysia. I even remember bringing a Snakes and Ladders board to school so that I could play with my friends. We’d even bring card games like Old Maid, Snap and Happy Family. Simply writing this is giving me flashbacks. However, I don’t think people realize how much these games have shaped our brains.
One of the benefits of board games is the fact that is can increase brain function. In most games really, you would need to think or strategize your moves. Another skill that board games enhance is your ability to set specific goals and be patient. When you have mastered that, you can now play board games to reduce stress. Playing board games can often lead to laughter and possibly a boost of dopamine to lift your spirits. This is why a lot of prefer to play with their family or friends, to create a stronger bond while having fun. Playing board games can be very beneficial to the human mind.
That being said, let’s treat our minds and tummies with this list of board game cafe in Malaysia.
1. Upper Room
Upper Room board game cafe provides a fun and comfortable atmosphere for everyone who wants to enjoy some board games while they eat. Now, I know this article is mostly about the board games in the cafe but, I just have to mention that Upper Room’s menu goes above and beyond with Italian and Japanese dishes. Plus, if you don’t feel like eating heavy food, you could always go for the variety of snacks they offer. You could even plan an office gathering in Upper Room board game cafe in Malaysia. But remember to notify them 3 days prior if there are more than 20 people going. They have a variety of board games and they even have a board game shop! So if you’re in KL, go ahead and visit Upper Room board game cafe.
Contact Number: 016-967 6150, 016-612 5078
2. Meeples European Boardgame Cafe
Meeples is one of the more well-known board game cafes located in the hotspot of Subang Jaya which is, SS15. With an extensive beverage menu accompanied by a variety of snacks and board games, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. You can choose from caffeinated drinks, milkshakes, some booze as well as other drinks. All the while, snacking on some nachos and focusing on the European board game of your choice. From The Resistance to Panic Tower, they have a lot of fun games you and your family or friends can enjoy.
3. Number Eight Board Games & Cafe
As you can see in the picture above, Number Eight Board Games & Cafe offer a variety of board games to choose from. To not be distracted from the games and to not get too messy, they offer you a variety of finger foods on their menu. The drinks they offer include soft drinks, teas, milkshakes and other drinks with snacks like cheese chicken nuggets and chicken meatballs. What’s better than just chilling with your friends or family, playing some games while snackin’ on some snacks. Head down to Number Eight Board Game Cafe in Damansara for a good time!
Contact Number: 03-7498 0304
4. Vivae Board Game Cafe
If you’re in Damansara Utama, stop by Vivae Board Game Cafe to spend time with you’re loved ones. Vivae has a relaxing atmosphere with a comfortable and cosy space for you and your friends to hang out and play board games! Plus, they have a variety of games to choose from, with a reasonable hourly rate. So, bring your friends over to Vivae Board Game Cafe. Also, if you’d like to purchase any board games that you might enjoy, head on to their online shop!
Thus, these are some of the best board game cafes in Malaysia. Don’t ever let yourself get “board” (get it?). Grab your friends and have fun at these board game cafes!
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