You might be surprised to find out that despite running a board game bar and cafe many of the games we play are only two players. Quickie games on lunch breaks and late-night games after closing kinda end up with low player counts. But since it’s Valentine’s Day, I figure this is where I’m a […]
Social Deduction party games are the bread and butter of our board game cafe library, in that they may not really be for everyone because dietary requirements, but those who love ’em really can’t get enough of them. Poor glutenous analogies aside, they are some of the most fiercely competitive short games for larger groups, […]
Clue, Battleships, Ouija. The world of tabletop games has lead to some…interesting film adaptations in the past. Sure, movies like Clue (or Cluedo for us Aussies) ended up as cult classics in the end, but most have fallen flat for being unimaginative or too rushed. For me though, the big problem is that they were […]
Get ready to take your hard bargains and sheep monopolies to the streets, because the classic board game is joining the augmented reality scene with “Catan: World Explorers”. Although official details are a little scarce, Catan GmbH seem to be pairing up with mobile game giant Niantic Labs(Pokemon Go, Ingress) with their new location-based game, […]
Escape room enthusiasts rejoice, for now there is another expert level challenge available to play in South Australia! The Botanist is the newest feature at BrainHackr Board Game Bar & Cafe. It’s an escape room challenge for up to 4 players, designed by Urban Mysteries Co and located in Prospect, South Australia. Stop the machine […]
It’s no secret we’re big fans of Hive around here. It’s one of the most played games in the cafe, and currently at the top of David’s Board Game Stats play count. To help add new twists after playing it so often, we’ve come up with a few variants. Give them a go and let […]
Lights were flashing everywhere. Once mostly green, the red LEDs were popping up with alarming frequency all through the master control panel. It meant that the base was breaking apart, piece by piece. We had lost oxygen production in our greenhouses, causing the seedlings to suffocate. The rover was several days into a journey across […]
I mean sure, nobody was really looking at the board for Scythe and thinking “wow, this really needs some improvement”, but here we are!
Listen, I don’t really care if you thought Alien: Covenant was garbage. Or that Prometheus was boring. The Alien franchise is still one of the best sci-fi universes in cinematic history.
Over the weekend we got to find out the latest games to hold the honourable title of being a Mensa Select winner. The Mensa Select seal has been slapped onto a number of our favourite games, including Azul, Photosynthesis, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Fluxx and many more.