Bored Games? Never! 101 in 1001 [1]

My 101 in 1001 list has been out for 2 months. I think it’s about time we really get tucked into it, don’t you think?

**Quick Disclaimer** Please ignore certain blurry photos from my previous two posts. It took me a while to get to grips with the stabilisation on my phone and they looked clear on my phone but not on pc.

I’m a massive gamer, as evidenced by the fact I work in a gaming arena, but there’s something different about immersing yourself in the physical rather than sitting in front of a screen for hours. So Sunday after work I drove to Guildford for a relaxed evening at Unplug & Play.



The choices for the evening.


We settled in with a cup of Chai and started out with Love Letter, a simple but fun game where you have to win the princess’ affection with a series of tactical moves to outwit your opponent into having a higher card than them. It was a lot of fun!

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It was neck and neck until the final round where I managed to win so 1-0 to me and onto the next game!

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It was my turn to choose next and my choice was inspired by my curiosity for Norse Mythology – Odins Revenge.

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This one was a lot of fun and probably my favourite of the evening where you have to fly around the world with your ravens by playing either land cards to move forward or Loki’s trickster cards to alter the flight path in some way.

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We kept outwitting each other and it was a lot of fun playing mind tricks. It came down to the final move where I was sure i’d made enough chains to win but last minute my opponent noticed a card he had and stole the victory last minute! That took us to 1-1 for the evening and onto the final game!

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To wrap up the evening we finished with The Fox in the Forest. A couple at the next table asked to borrow it whilst we played our first game so I was intrigued and took it as an unintentional recommendation.

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I have to say I was so thankful for the owner for running us through the games when he bought our drinks over as it was pretty confusing at first but a fun little game when you get to grips with it. It’s definitely not a short game though as you play tactically to either accrue a nice amount of points for yourself or choose to play tactically and throw every point to your opponent so they land in the ‘greedy’ territory and end the round with 0 points, something I tried for one round and managed to gain an unbeatable lead! 26 to 11 if I recall.

That wrapped up our evening and it was a lot of fun with great company! I’d definitely go back and have to say the owners passion for games really shone through and even though I would visit a board game café again I’ll definitely be making a return visit to this one in particular because of that.

It was great to finally tick off something from my list as i’m working on some but they are not a one and done activity so it feels like i’ve actually made my first real step!

I’m ready for November to check off a lot more activities so here’s to the true start of this series.

Have you ever been to a board game cafe? 

Comment below to let me know if it’s something you’d try out and if it is what game would you pick?



2 thoughts on “Bored Games? Never! 101 in 1001 [1]

  1. Hannah Read says:

    We’ve got something similar near where I live and I keep meaning to go! I love Love Letters though I’ve only played it once – I’d also recommend Carcassone and Exploding Kittens as those are both really fun. I love Mexican Train as well but that takes up a lot of space!


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