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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Published April 10th 2018
Face-to-face fun with friends and family
Board and tabletop games are making a big revival. They've returned in great numbers and have become the mainstream entertainment with lots of people of all ages, particularly millennials.

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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe (©paula mcmanus)

Over the past few years, there's been a board game boom. And, it's not all Monopoly and Scrabble either. New games are being created and people are flocking to them as a new and fun way to socialise with their family and friends. In 2016, the sales of board games globally were approximately $9.6 billion!

The board game explosion has not only led to the creation of new and interesting games but also to the formation of cafes and bars that are focussed on providing a specialised space to play in. Brainhackr is one of those new businesses who has opened their doors to this huge new market.

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David, Adam and Drew of BrainHackr with Wil Wheaton (©paula mcmanus)

BrainHackr opened their store in late 2017 and have grown enormously in popularity and have gained a steady and loyal following.

BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe is located on Prospect Road, just south of Regency Road. They have a library of 300 games which are available for play and for purchase. You can play a game for 3 hours and pay just $5 per person. This is a great way to try new games - many of which are exclusives and not commonly available to buy in regular retail stores. The guys at BrainHackr support new games on funding sites like Kickstarter and purchase new games as often as possible and they play all of them! This means that you'll only ever get the best games to play, but they'll also be able to help you get started.

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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe (©paula mcmanus)

The games at BrainHackr are largely for the adult audience. They have games and puzzles that help with memory, coordination, problem-solving skills and they're all a heap of fun.

Modern board games assist with life skills too. The games help with problem-solving skills and reasoning and logic, which are incredibly valuable tools to have in the workplace. There's also a huge interest in games that have an emphasis on strategy and cooperation, rather than luck and competition.

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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe (©paula mcmanus)

BrainHackr is your one-stop shop for party games, brain teasers, puzzles, board games, unique gifts, mindfulness tools and more. They have an online shop and offer gift vouchers too.

There's also a fantastic in-store bar and cafe: Holey Cheezus, where you can buy yummy cheesy based snacks and small meals, soft drinks, water, coffee, hot chocolate, milkshakes and even beers and ciders. And, Holey Cheezus - the prices are so low!

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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe (©paula mcmanus)

BrainHackr run regular game days and other special events. Their next big and exciting event is on the 28th of April, which is International Tabletop Day - a worldwide celebration of tabletop gaming. Subscribe to their mailing list on their website and/or get onto their Facebook page and follow them for new game releases, event info and to start earning customer loyalty points.

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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe (©paula mcmanus)

You can book a table online. There's an FAQ page on their website too - if you can't find what you're looking for, give the guys a call on (08) 7222 5939.

BrainHackr is a fun way of socialising with your family and friends! They're open late on Fridays and Saturdays - get along with your mates and have a fun night in!

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BrainHackr Board Game Bar and Cafe (©paula mcmanus)

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When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm, Closed on Sunday and Monday
Phone: (08) 7222 5939
Where: 208 Prospect Road, Prospect
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