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Review of Thirsty Meeples

Thirsty Meeples
Ranked #44 of 680 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Thirsty Meeples is the UK's first board game cafe. We have a collection of over 1,800 board games available to play. Classic, Children's, Strategy, Abstract, Family, Two-Player, Fantasy & Adventure, Party, Dice and Card games. More games are added every week.You can stay for as long as you like, and play as many games as you like! There is a cover charge of £3.50 For Adults, £2.50 For Children aged 12 and under. Our staff called Game Gurus can help with choosing games from our collection and explaining the rules.We provide a full table service with a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. All our food is homemade. We sell board games too! We're open Monday to Friday 11am to midnight, Saturday 9am to midnight, Sunday 9am to 11pm.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

My daughter invited me to go to this interesting place. For your information it's only been open a week, so any judgement is a little previous. Three of us went, it has a fascinating selection of teas and coffees (older daughter is a real expert) she chose my coffee for me. It was just lovely. The food as interesting. The sandwich options are adaptable to your likes and thoughts, my only observation being the bread was quite heavy.
The whole set up is brilliant, giving gamers the chance to try an eyewateringly large selection of games with staff members amazingly knowledgeable on the games. It's a social experience worth visiting, I can see it becoming a place of pilgrimage for board game players.
In all my reviews I try to highlight an area for improvement, it does seem churlish to do so after a week of opening, but if there is one issue it's roles. Front of counter is brilliant, food drink service is an evolving part of the experience, once they get the behind the counter perfect there really won't be anything to criticise. On the other hand one could observe that a place focused on games doesn't want instant service otherwise it will get in the ay whilst the games are being set up, so a balancing act is called for.
Overall a new idea in uk developing well already a great experience can onl ge even better. I look forward to further visits. One further observation, it's not just for youngsters the selection of games caters from the young to the old, including families. I can see it becoming a venue for themed parties too. Wow a great future is calling. Good luck guys.
Ps it takes table reservations on line. As it gets better known I can imagine it getting quite hard to just walk in....be warned!

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