It seems ages ago we enjoyed our family holiday on the Isle of Wight. We’ve been fortunate to visit many times and had a great time exploring our favourite haunts. There were new places too, one of which was the delightfully named Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe. We are a family that just loves board games so we couldn’t wait to visit.
Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe
A Board Game Cafe is a cafe with board games you can play. You can just turn up and play, or you can play and enjoy food and drink whilst you play. The Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe is based in Newport and we pre-booked a table for the four of us, we were able to take our little pup too!
When we arrived we were shown our table and told how the Board Game Cafe worked. We had a 2 hour slot so wanted to play games and order food too. First of all we ordered a pupachino for our little pup (which he loved).
then we ordered a variety of milkshakes for us – Lotus Biscoff for me!
There were hundreds of board games to choose from but my 11 year old chose first and went for a Star Wars version of Carcassonne. I love Carcassonne, a simple tile-placement game, but the Star Wars version threw me slightly. We played a simple version of it before choosing our next game.
The second game we chose was Rhino Hero Super Battle by HABA which the staff recommended to us. You build cardboard towers and try and get your animal to the top before it falls down. It was so much fun to play that the kids were begging me to buy a copy for us!
We managed to use up all our cards before I knocked everything down! Thankfully our food came so we quickly packed away to enjoy our yummy pizzas.
We had so much fun at the Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe that we could easily have gone again and again. They had an amazing selection of games, the Ticket to Ride range especially caught my eye.
Have you ever been to a Board Game Cafe? I really want to go to one again soon.