Where we played: Unplugged Games Cafe, Fredericton, NB
When we played: June 2015
On a warm rainy June evening, Places We Play made the trek to the City of Fredericton NB to visit Unplugged Game Café! We are always excited to visit yet another game café (this was our 16th!), we were especially impressed to find Unplugged located next door to Picaroons, one of the Maritimes great craft breweries; a good sign indeed.
The café is a storefront on a beautiful street (Queen St) with a spacious interior and attractive game-themed wall art. They had interesting customized tables with back lighting, a good selection of games and an excellent offering of draught beer (including Picaroons) and a surprising variety of mead thanks to Pollen Angels local selection (who knew there were so many kinds?). We were also very impressed what a good job Unplugged could do for grilled cheese sandwiches; they certainly lived up to their title as ‘gourmet’ (James is still talking about the pizza grilled cheese and has been trying to imitate at home).
The staff were helpful, though as the night worn on, we had to work a little harder to get their attention. We did not notice any gurus on staff during our visit (it was a Tuesday).
We noticed that the patrons of Unplugged were noticeably younger than those we saw in many other cafés we’ve visited, possibly reflecting the local population . It was a great thing to see; a place being used by lots of young people, playing some great games and enjoying a great café. Can’t wait to go back.
Look and Feel: B+
Overall Score: B+
Great for: A fun night with a board game and plenty of local brews!
What we played: Tobago, Pathfinder Card Game: Rise of the Rune Lords