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Subject: So how old are boardgame/wargame cafes? rss

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M Harold Page
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Hi folks - My home city of Edinburgh now has two gaming cafes, one for wargaming, the other for board games and RPGs. This is a fairly new thing in Scotland - last 5 years as far as I can see. However, apparently this is well established in the rest of the world.

I was wondering if anybody can throw some light on for how long this has been going on?

Much gratitude in advance... MHP

(Reason for asking - writing an article for www.blackgate.com)
 
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MLeis
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mharoldpage wrote:
how long this has been going on?
Café de la Régence in Paris opened in 1681 and became a chess centre in the middle of the 18th century.
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Justin Case
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Fielmann wrote:
mharoldpage wrote:
how long this has been going on?
Café de la Régence in Paris opened in 1681 and became a chess centre in the middle of the 18th century.

ninja Beat me to it, that's exactly what I was thinking of when I read the subject line!


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Chris K
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In my hometown in Western Canada we had a boardgame cafe during the mid-nineties. A few of the game/comic shops might also have counted because they served drinks and snacks while you used their tables to game.

Is there recent growth? Yes, certainly. What other sources have you considered?
 
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