Are you a fan of chess, checkers, Monopoly, Scrabble, Risk, The Mystery Date Game, Mr Bacon’s Big Adventure, Operation, Chutes (or Snakes) & Ladders, Battleship, Cluedo, Sorry, Operation, Connect Four and more? If you answered yes to any of the above, or had a suggestion of your own (of course you did!), then Singapore’s Mind Cafe is for you and your friend. This Prinsep Street, Dhoby Ghaut location is The Mind Cafe’s flagship store, located just minutes away from the Dhoby Ghaut MRT, and the preeminent place in the city to grab an enervating coffee and some brain fuel, and get stuck into some clean fun and intellectual development.
Singapore typifies today’s hyper-technologised world, where contact – and good clean fun – is made so much more often via the screen of your smartphone or computer than via the time-honoured and traditional, but deeply unfashionable, method of meeting, face to face, flesh-and- blood people for such old school activities as coffee drinking and a good board game. The younger amongst us may very well ask, What is a board game?; but hardly wait for us to adjust our bifocals, clear our throats, and offer illumination – they’ve got yet another MySpace Tweet hash alert to contend with, judging by their latest Bookface update newsletter. The Mind Cafe’s mission is set to reverse this sad trend, to propagate the board game’s culture of clean fun and intellectual development and, ultimately, to bring people together. The best place to have this happen is at The Mind Cafe’s original gaming emporium down Prinsep Street, close to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT.
There are hundreds of games to choose from at The Mind Cafe. They line the shelves, and are hidden behind groups of youngsters (and seniors, too) all rolling dice, dealing cards, and moving counters every which way on a range of colourfully designed, puzzling and challenging board-based games. Theme nights and promotional offers add spice to the proceedings at The Mind Cafe’s Prinsep Street outlet, in Dhoby Ghaut, where the odd marriage proposal between eager gamers has been known to take place. And remember, all this strategising takes up a lot of energy: The Mind Cafe understands this and has plenty of coffee, snacks, and light meals on offer to keep your minds humming as you anticipate your opponent’s next move and wipe the floor with them.
Great for large groups. Had a good time playing board games. Servers were attentive and refill our snacks/drinks promptly without us asking. Will go again! :)
staff were patient and accommodating. enjoyed the experience there, especially on a Friday night
excellent service. staff are patient in explaining the games as well