Board game café opens in Dubai

Play a game of Scrabble with your coffee and cake

Board game café opens in Dubai
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Snakes and Ladders? Cluedo? How about a marathon game of Monopoly? If you’re the kind of person that loves nothing more than a board game (or three) then there’s a new café you’ll want to check out.

Unwind Café, on Hessa Street, is now open – and it’s a specialty board game café.

At Unwind you’ll be able to choose from more than 500 board games to keep you entertained, so whether you’re a whizz at Scrabble or a fan of Ludo you’ll be in luck.

Unwind comes from brother and sister, Vaihundan and Hamsa Paramalingam, along with their friend, Saifur Rahman. Being born and bred in Dubai, the three of them saw an opportunity to revive the board gaming culture.

“Our mission is to contribute to a community focused on growing gatherings of friends, family and colleagues,” said the team behind Unwind. “We want to support the community by bringing to them a time to interact, a time to connect, a time to relax and a time to meet.”

There are plenty of specialty coffees on the menu, plus breakfast is served all day. There are also sandwiches and desserts, including the signature hazelnut parfait or smokey cheesecake.

The café even has “games masters” to help you select the ideal game.

Bring your appetite and competitive side – you’re going to need both.
Open Sun-Wed 7am-10pm, Thu 7am-midnight, Fri-Sat 10am-midnight. Hessa Street (04 336 6611).

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