You Can Play Board Games With Your Kids in These 8 Restaurants in Metro Manila!

More and more these days, when I eat out with my family, I notice that talking isn’t really a thing anymore. Everyone’s on their phones, eyes glued to the screen, head down, and mouths chewing food. There’s very little interaction besides the “Can you pass the pasta please?” or “Can I have a napkin?” While I can easily enforce a no-cellphones-at-the-table rule, I also wanted the kids to willingly put their phones away, and focus on quality bonding time with the family. So what was the solution? Board game restaurants and cafes. I came across a few of them in our village, and to my surprise and delight, hardly anyone looked at their phones! Because of this success, I came up with a list of other board game places that I definitely plan on going to. You can check them out below!

 

OnBoard Game + Gastro Pub Where: 2nd Floor Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, A.P. Reyes St., Olympia, Makati Contact: (0922) 886-6823

Review excerpt: “Great place with lots of board games to choose from. No need to worry about learning how to play the games because the staff are very willing to teach you the mechanics and recommend games as well.” – Angel Buenaflor Gepilga (Facebook) 

 

Puzzles: Board Game Lounge Where: 287 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque Contact: (0917) 326-1599

Review excerpt: “My daughter celebrated her 10th birthday in Puzzles BF Paranaque, and all her friends and their parents had a blast! The staff were very helpful, catering to everything we asked for (within reason of course!).” – John Augustine Tan (Facebook)

 

 Pins and Bricks Bistro Where: 8101 Pearl Plaza, Pearl Dr., Ortigas Center, Pasig Contact: (0906) 318-8877

Review excerpt: “This place didn’t fail. The central counter was quite iconic, and moonlighted as the dough flipping area–to the delight of my kids! I liked that this place wasn’t built to be dull and boring, where kids and kids at heart can get the best of both worlds–games and good food.” – Chris St. Cruise (Zomato)

 

Cafe Publico Where: 2F, Unit 207, Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan Contact: (02) 510-0051

Review excerpt: “Our family enjoyed the board games, and loved the (not so sweet) vanilla gelato! We will surely be back!” – Muriel Vergel-Just (Facebook)

 

Burger Company PH Where: 1103 Sct. Reyes St., Diliman, Quezon City Contact: (02) 949-2269

Review excerpt: “My go to place for quality burgers. I value the restaurant’s ability to create innovative recipes. Every time I visit, they have a new flavor on the menu to spice things up. It’s a plus that they have board games that do not have a fee to be able to play.” – Bien (Zomato)

 

Laruan Atbp. Cafe Where: 1F, Luisa Building 2, 107 Maginhawa St., Teacher's Village, Quezon City Contact: (02) 512-6621

Review excerpt: “One thing about cafes with board games, is that they focus so much on their board games rather than their food. I’m glad that this cafe is different from the others. Their food is surprisingly delicious–I love their pesto and kiwi-flavored iced tea!” – Amanda Buenavista (Facebook)

 

Mrs. Graham's Macaron Cafe Where: 51C Scout Rallos Ext., Diliman, Quezon City Contact: (0906) 531-6406

Review excerpt: “The interiors of this cafe are so charming. The white rustic tables and chairs, windows with dainty decals, and mouthwatering sweets–this place is to die for!” – Mary Love Siy (Zomato)

 

Snacks & Ladders Where: 188 Maginhawa St., Diliman, Quezon City Contact: (02) 710-3128 or (0995) 448-9346

Review excerpt: “Nice ambience, very homey, and comfortable. Nachos, s’mores, onion rings, club sandwiches, and tons of lemonade got us through the day. We tried one of the word games, and I found out how rich their vocabularies are (proud mom, ahem)! I was getting tired and sleepy at around 10 PM, but the kids were begging me to stay until closing time at 12.” – Cat Bulos (Facebook)

 

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