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The Nest - Board Game Cafe

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Great place to spend an hour

My daughter found this place by searching on line. Whoever thought of this idea did well but it... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2019
John F
Great place for board gamer

We accidently found this gem when looking for hiding place in the rain. They have quite good... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2019
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Come and enjoy thrilling games in the cozy heart of Hanoi! Located in an old French mansion, The Nest cafe is one of the most exciting board game hubs in Hanoi, a haven for game lovers. We have a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly...more
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4A Trang Thi Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 90 643 56 35
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

My daughter found this place by searching on line. Whoever thought of this idea did well but it certainly can’t be a ‘money-spinner’. Drinks were inexpensive and I don’t thing the locals drink too much anyway. Need to attract some Brits and Aussies who’d boost...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed January 29, 2019

We accidently found this gem when looking for hiding place in the rain. They have quite good collection of board game (about 200x) there's a nice guy help us with quick setup and rules of the game, plus they have great mojito for cheap price....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went to the nest for a lazy afternoon in busy Hanoi. It was a really nice place with a great atmosphere. Yummy drinks and great board games!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Found this cafe by accident. Yummy coffee and lots of games to play. Instructions explained by staff. Very helpful

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

After randomly discovering this amazing little boardgame cafe in Hanoi I was invited to test a game of Eldorado with these guys. They explained the rules to me carefully in English which was already impressive! Then we had an amazing game of strategy and exploration...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Dinh H, General Manager at The Nest - Board Game Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

It was fun playing with you, Stuart. Really nice game too. Cheers!!

Reviewed September 22, 2018

I visited this cafe with no real expectations as an English speaker but was more than ready to go in and learn to play a new game. I am an avid board gamer and have been to board game cafes quite a lot. This one...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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TheNestB, Người quản lý at The Nest - Board Game Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Dear Jonty, Thank you for the good review and we really appreciate that. By the way, we always open from 9am till 10.30pm everyday in a week. Every 2 months, we have a team building night and close at 6.30, but it’s quite rare. Unfortunately,...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Here you can interact with locals as well as foreigner/tourists. Staff is friendly and gladly helping you with the rules of a board game when you need help. Price is even less than generic cafeteria but yet many choises; coffee, tea, smoothie and juices for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John-Erik S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Great experience with an adorable owner, a tasty watermelon mint tea and a 15% off voucher I will come back many times for sure

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anh Đ
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Good for a nerdy break and light snack. The staff are welcoming and atmosphere chilled (unless the weird guy in the corner dressed as a wizard starts acting up).

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

No parking (there's one but 1 km away) Impolite assistants Coffee smells like stinky fried egg IN GENERAL,THIS IS MY WORST EXPERIENCE EVER IN A CAFE.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PhuongP287
The Nest B, Người quản lý at The Nest - Board Game Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

We are sorry for that inconvenience experience you got. Actually we have parking lot 50m nearby, with a free ticket for our customer (We wish it can be nearer, but you know, in the heart of Hanoi there's not so much choice!) The Nest is...More

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