These days, it's not often that you hop on a train or bus without seeing the majority of the passengers glued to a game on their iPhone.
For me, it's Angry Birds. What annoys me the most about this game, is when you don't kill the pigs, and they give you a cheeky smile before the round ends, and you have to try again.
Ahem. Looks like I should really check out Cafe Myriade for myself.
Do you remember the last time you sat around the kitchen table with family and friends, and actually played a boardgame?
Wouldn't it be nice to actually play a game that involves other parties, not just yourself and modern technology?
Modern Technology can't laugh back at your great jokes, tell you how good you look in that sweater, or give you a great big high five for winning the last round.
Which is what you'll get (in real life), and more, when you spend a little time at Cafe Myriade. Game on I say.
At 2/98 Lake Street in Northbridge, you'll find this little gem of a cafe with a difference. Upon ordering from a delicious selection of desserts and drinks, you can grab a boardgame of your choice to play.
To name a few, you'll find Absolute Balderdash, Chess, Monopoly, Cloud 9, Taboo, Snap, Old Maid, Power Grid, and oh so many more.
You can see a list of some of the boardgames they have on offer on their website right here. There's even instructions on how to play each game.
After having a bit of a browse over the list, I have to say that I am now looking forward to a good old fashioned game of Apples to Apples.
The aim of this one is to match unusual things to descriptions given to you by the referee. These can be humorous, sensible, even totally ridiculous. But that's the fun of it, and you're learning at the same time, a good one for the kid's.
So let's go back a little bit, to how this idea came about.
Basically, the restaurant owners wanted to see people laugh out loud in real life, not just LOL. They wanted to take people back to a time when entertainment came in the form of a box with a couple of dice, not a mobile phone.
And mixed with a few delicious desserts, like Tiramisu, Chocolate Baci Cupcakes, and Honey and Macadamia Nut Slice, and you have a tasty, desirable, mega fun afternoon or evening out. That's right. Out.
Cafe Myriade also has a selection of cookies, like the Blueberry Cream Cookie Sandwich, and Melting Moment Marble, which I have no doubt go perfectly with a hot or cold beverage.
All people, young and old, from 0-99 years can challenge each other to a game at Cafe Myriade.
It's open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 2pm until late, and before 7pm, it's 'All You Can Play' for just $8.00 per person. Snap.
This sounds so fun..What a great idea. Can't wait to check it out
By kappa - reader Wednesday, 31st of August @ 01:40 pm
I've been there once, and I've organised a friend's birthday party there again. It's that fun. They've got a lot more than the "typical" boardgames like monopoly, which are a lot more fast paced and fun. There's nothing quite like sabotaging one another, or killing one another just for lols, or because "you blocked me last time". In a fun and friendly environment, this is a recipe for gales of laughter.
There are even boardgames to appeal to hard core gamers, such as Small World. With a whole cast of characters, each with a special ability, you can spend hours killing each other's characters and taking over the world.
By Anonymous Tuesday, 6th of September @ 07:41 am
It sure sounds like a blast! I hope readers will find it as exciting as we do! - Bek
By Old Account - senior reviewer Tuesday, 6th of September @ 07:56 am
Hi! I'm Nathan, the Managing Director of Cafe Myriade, thanks so much for writing about us Becky! Please let us know when you are dropping by so we can present to you the token of our appreciation :)
Not only we have games like Connect 4, Jenga and Battleships, we also have games that can accommodate 10 or more people. We are specialised in birthday function or even proposal surprise with the aid from board games :)
By Anonymous Wednesday, 21st of September @ 05:35 am
Hi Nathan! Not a problem at all. I'm so happy to let the people of Perth know when a great place such as yours pops up! We need more places like this where people can sit around and actually be social. Just like the good old days! I will certainly be popping in over the next couple of weeks - will let you know when I'm in!
Cheers - Bek.
By Old Account - senior reviewer Wednesday, 21st of September @ 05:53 am