Not So Bored: 5 Happening Spots to Play Board Games

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Whether it’s Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos or Chutes and Ladders, the winter months are a great time to unplug and enjoy a board game with the fam. And playing together in a warm community atmosphere just adds to the fun—you can try new games, revisit some old faves or play with other families. Before you pass GO, check out our favorite game shops. Psst… They all have friendly staff who will help you find just the right game and teach you how to play it. Score!

Meeples Games

According to Wiktionary, a meeple is “a small person-shaped figure used as a player's token in a board game.” So, it’s the perfect name for this “gaming café” in West Seattle. Meeples has a great game library to explore - you’re sure to find something your family will enjoy (from card games like Sushi Go and Ooga Booga to dice games like Ninja Dice and Zombie Dice). With sandwiches, hot and cold snacks and more, there’s plenty to keep the kids' tummies full, and their minds engaged (espresso and beer for the grown-ups too). For more Meeples deets, check out our coverage of their Grand Opening earlier this year.

Meeples Games
3727 California Ave. S.W., Suite 2B
Seattle, Wa 98116

photo: Meeples Games

Does your family have a favorite board game? Tell us about it in a comment below.

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