The Atlantic: How Board Games Conquered Cafes

Other February 15, 2015 0
The Atlantic: How Board Games Conquered Cafes

By Hana Schank

As social life gets ever more digital, new coffee shops and bars encourage face-to-face interaction via the likes of Settlers of Catan and Connect Four.

On a gorgeous fall day when most of New York City was outside enjoying the weather, I spent part of the afternoon in a small storefront trying to figure out if my son was a French or Russian spy. Next to us, a family with three kids attempted to get off a sinking island, while in the back of the store, six full-grown adults huddled over a billiards-size table covered with what looked like a model of Mordor. And then, just as I was about to steal the key to the embassy and unmask my son as an Italian spy, my sandwich arrived…..

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