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Mercedes (Mandy)
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I went and visited Jolly Thinkers three times this weekend. First two times they were closed, and the 3rd time was a charm. I keep forgetting that shops open at different times in HK hehehe.

Wow, what a bustling shop, everyone was laughing and playing games. It was a little intimidating for an out of towner like myself, and I'm a little more shy when I'm outside my comfort zone. I wasn't sure who the staff were and who the gamers were, so didn't know who to ask questions to, so I wandered around for a while. Finally one of the people who were in the games came and helped me out with some game choices. I saw Fleet already on the shelves, and can't wait for my copy to arrive ooohhhh eee. Hehe he was telling me about Fleet, which I said I already backed it on Kickstarter.

Luckily for me I can speak Cantonese, but otherwise maybe it might have been a bit awkward hehe. The staff do speak some English.

I really wanted to join in a game or two, but wasn't sure how. Everyone looked like they were having a ball. It's the first time I've seen one of these full fledged game cafes before. I wasn't sure if people could just join in...or...so I was a little out of my element. Luckily I went with my fiance who kept me company hehe. Maybe someone here can explain the cafe system at Jolly Thinkers so next time I know what to do hehe

I walked away with two cute games, Pick a Pig and Pick a Dog which is published by Jolly Thinkers.

Maybe next time I come to HK I'll go back and check it out again and be brave enough to go watch a game or two. Or next time I'll ask someone who goes there a lot to bring me along hehe.

If you haven't seen one of those game cafe's in Asia before, go check it out with another local.
 
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Yea, Jolly Thinkers has a huge collection of games.
There are two shops, one in Wanchai and one in Prince Edward,
which open at 2:00pm - 11:30pm on weekends.

Usually people come along with their friends.
On weekends, it gets full easily.
You need to book a table in advance.
It charges $55 per person for the first two hours with a drink included.
Then $5 for every 30 minutes afterwards.

There is a gaming session which holds every Wednesday night in Wanchai.
So you can just join in at that time.
Or you can send me a msg when you are in HK next time, I can bring you along. cool

I spend my spare time teaching board games there on Sunday afternoons in Prince Edward. (not on 21/10 as I will be @ Essen )
I enjoyed organizing game days as well as playing myself.
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Let me know if you are ever in HK again! I love Jolly Thinkers - regularly visit the Wan Chai branch although I very rarely get to play anything due to my work hours. It's a great place to talk about games and buy stuff though!
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Thank you guys. That would be awesome, would love to visit there again.
 
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