Lionel Mo
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Hello everybody !

I have the project to made next year a quite long travel in several country of Europe.

I want to visit each country to know its special features but also playing with strangers (i m from France) !
I want to discover some boardgame cafe and bars in each country i will visit, there are for me something as "checkpoint".

Do you know some of these game's places ?
It isn't very easy to find on Internet answers for this question, that's why i talk about it with you...

Thanks for your future's answers !
Lionel

PS : do you know if there is any map of boardgame cafe / bar for the World ? We have something like that in France, but i didn't find it on Internet for the World ?
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Jonas Vanpassel
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In the city of Tongeren you have a cafe/restaurant called "The Ezel" ("The Donkey")

Pasta and Boardgames

http://www.de-ezel.be/contact.php
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Passel88 wrote:
In the city of Tongeren you have a cafe/restaurant called "The Ezel" ("The Donkey")

Pasta and Boardgames

http://www.de-ezel.be/contact.php

I should really pay this one a visit some day, I guess you often overlook those things that are close by
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There's a FLGS which has a real bar - http://demo-spel.be/

does this count as a boardgame café ?
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In Brussels:

- La Table Food and Games (http://latablefoodandgames.be/) : Rue de l'Enseignement 63, 1000 Bruxelles
- Outpost (http://www.outpost.be/) : Rue de la Tribune 8, 1000 Bruxelles

There may be others, but I'm not aware of them.

Also, could you post a link to your map of game bars in France?
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In Ghent (the most beautiful city of Belgium of course!) we have Worlds End Comics, a comic book and board game café.

https://www.worldsendcomics.com/en
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Outpost has also a store in Antwerp.
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Phyriphiry wrote:
Outpost has also a store in Antwerp.


Also in Ghent, it would seem
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Passel88 wrote:
In the city of Tongeren you have a cafe/restaurant called "The Ezel" ("The Donkey")

Pasta and Boardgames

http://www.de-ezel.be/contact.php


Very nice location with a lot of choice in games. Ronnie, the owner, is a true board game connoisseur. If he finds the time between serving drinks and cooking meals (yes, this is a restaurant, too!) he will glady explain a game to you.

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In Brussels:

- La Table Food and Games (http://latablefoodandgames.be/) : Rue de l'Enseignement 63, 1000 Bruxelles
- Outpost (http://www.outpost.be/) : Rue de la Tribune 8, 1000 Bruxelles


La Table is probably the closest thing resembling a "modern" board game café (think Draughts or Thirsty Meeples) I have seen in Belgium. They have a rather large collection, close to 100 games. The Outpost is a game store located just across from La Table.

Olijf wrote:
In Ghent (the most beautiful city of Belgium of course!) we have Worlds End Comics, a comic book and board game café.

https://www.worldsendcomics.com/en


So far they only have about 10-15 games available behind the counter though. It's a very nice location to play, but don't expect to see a large collection.

AlexFS wrote:
Phyriphiry wrote:
Outpost has also a store in Antwerp.


Also in Ghent, it would seem


I wouldn't recommend the Outpost in Ghent as a board game café. Their board game collection consists of mouldy and torn game boxes with half of the pieces missing, sitting on a dusty shelf in the back. This place is located close to the student nightlife scene, and the games are not treated with respect. If you want to come and play here, I would advise you to bring your own games. Can't speak for the Outpost in Antwerp as I haven't been there yet.

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Another idea if you have a free night: why don't you try one of the many, many gaming clubs that Belgium has to offer? You can find a complete list at www.spellenclubs.be

I can give you some advice for gaming clubs in Ghent, where I live. We have at least 6 or 7 different associations here organizing game nights just about every week. Send me a PM if you want more info
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whipy wrote:


Olijf wrote:
In Ghent (the most beautiful city of Belgium of course!) we have Worlds End Comics, a comic book and board game café.

https://www.worldsendcomics.com/en


So far they only have about 10-15 games available behind the counter though. It's a very nice location to play, but don't expect to see a large collection.


Usually players bring their own games at this location or leave them in their game lockers. It's a comic store with a large selection of miniature, cardgames and boardgames. It's a really awesome gaming location with great beers and drinks at nice prices !!

If you would like to join a boardgamegroup that plays there at friday evenings, send me a pm in here so then I'll add you to our doodle which is used to plan our games.
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whipy wrote:
Another idea if you have a free night: why don't you try one of the many, many gaming clubs that Belgium has to offer? You can find a complete list at www.spellenclubs.be


Amazing, I was looking for ages precisely this , thanks for pointing it out! thumbsup
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Lionel Mo
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Thanks you everybody for your answers !

All that gives me a good idea where i can go during the travel. It is only the first step of beginning.

eddy_sterckx wrote:
There's a FLGS which has a real bar - http://demo-spel.be/

does this count as a boardgame café ?


It seems to be more a gaming shop, isn't it ?

AlexFS wrote:
Also, could you post a link to your map of game bars in France?


A friend did this map : https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=14gPpKPo6wWjRdxLQd1...

If you speak french, you can check http://action-jeux.com/

whipy wrote:
Another idea if you have a free night: why don't you try one of the many, many gaming clubs that Belgium has to offer? You can find a complete list at www.spellenclubs.be

I can give you some advice for gaming clubs in Ghent, where I live. We have at least 6 or 7 different associations here organizing game nights just about every week. Send me a PM if you want more info


That's a good idea, i will check this website with attention...
I will come back to you when i'll be sure to come in your town !
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Demo spel is a game shop where you can play and try games out or meet new people. They have a vending machine in the back where you can get something to drink. So yes its a shop but with a room to play and drink (playing can be done in the front of the store, there are some very nice play tables set up there
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