I’m a huge fan of board games in all shapes and sizes. In fact, I’ve got a section of the Toy Tales website dedicated to the topic of Vintage Toys & Games. It highlights some classic games as well as a few you may not have heard of.
Like many other cities, in Ottawa all you need to do is “think local” to see how board gaming has become integrated into the National Capital Region social scene. In the past two years, the region has seen four different board game cafés/lounges/shops open to the public. Each location offers a public space to gather with friends and family to partake in some food, drink, and a chance to go a round of two with one of hundreds of available board games.
I love that board games have regained popularity. They offer an opportunity to connect with family and friends, share some laughs, and disconnect from technology for a couple of hours. And who wouldn’t want the chance to play real estate tycoon and collect the rent on Boardwalk and Park Place in knock-down, drag-out game of Monopoly?!?
Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.