Board IOW… a different spin on Halloween

Good evening friends and Happy Halloween!

This evening my boyfriend and I spent our Halloween at a new cafe, ‘Board IOW’, The Board Game Cafe.

My partner dressed up as a mummy, and I fashioned a last minute witches costume. The hat and broom helped massively! It was all good fun!

(Pumpkin spiced latte … yes, I have been converted)

For just £8 a ticket per person, your ticket include’s a Halloween themed drink, a snack platter and 3 hours of gaming!

We had an incredible time, playing numerous new games that we’d never heard of. A man dressed as a vampire arrived alone, so we invited him to play with us. That’s just another wonderful feature with this cafe, they offer social nights where you can join tables of others and play with strangers, why not hey?

It’s a brilliant way to interact and to get to know like minded people.

In the day, the cafe also had a child friendly event, which was Harry Potter themed. Wizards, witches and Muggles were all welcome, where they may play a variety of Harry Potter Games or take part in activities and crafts. The owners explained that it had been so popular that they will be hosting a Harry Potter themed event again this coming Saturday.

Although the cafe has only been open a couple of months, it is extremely popular.

The owners and staff are absolulty lovely which is always an added bonus. Everytime I’ve visited I always recieve a warm welcome, and everyone is so keen to offer help regarding picking a game to play… since there is over 125 to choose from. Often a member of staff will walk you through the game so that you’re not spending your time reading through instructions and getting puzzled.

This cafe is truly unique, and another way to spend your days and evening with friends, family, and loved ones

They also have an alcohol licence, so if you want a few drinks but not fancy hitting the bars or clubs then this is the place to be!

I’ve been a few Times with friends for a couple of hours of game play, and some delicious nibbles, but also met a friend for brunch, with no games but a good old chit chat session.

With a menu that’ll keep all the family happy, a wide range of games, cocktails and the most incredible hot chocolates and milkshakes, theres no question of why this has become a favourite place for Islanders to spend their time.

Kaya •