The place we played: Castle Board Game Café, Toronto, ON
Played in: February 2014
Our thoughts: I would compare Castle to the board game café equivalent of warm soup – Ok, if you were hungry, not something to throw away, but just not quite warm enough to be delicious. That’s basically what I have to say about Castle. It’ll do, in a pinch (if, say, the one day you spend in Toronto happens to be the day Snakes and Lattes closes for a staff party – true story) but really there’s nothing to keep you coming back. The collection was OK, we found some good games to play while we were there. The place was a bit dingy – and the hourly fee is a big negative for us. Flat fees encourage us to stay (and I think most other people as well) and spend more on food, drink, retail etc.
PWP Ranking Score
Look and Feel: D
Overall Score C-
Other stuff we like
Flat fee? Nope.
Great for: In the area, want to play a (quick) game? Check out Castle.
What we played:
Burgundy, Rattus, Kingdom Builder