Monday, May 22, 2006

New board game cafe--Vancouver

Where my gamer and foodie tendencies collide...
According to Nancyland, there's a new boardgame cafe ("bang" in Korean) opening up in Vancouver next week.

...opening next week in Coal Harbour (across from Cardero's) where you can play board games, and have drinks. The new board game cafe will charge $4/hour, and offers a membership, that gives 15% off regular rates. They didn't have a pamphlet to offer me when I poked in, so I don't know how much the membership is, but they did mention to me that the drinks will be less expensive than they are in the surrounding coffee shops. The place looks nice and modern. Apparently this concept has been around in Korea for a while...

For me, living in downtown Vancouver has allowed me to keep a pinky finger on the pulse of Korea while not conducting fieldwork there. This is just the latest example of ideas that deal with increasing "urban-ness" (and Korean-ness) of our metropolis. There are already PC bangs, kimbap and ramyun places, horizontal stripes, and Burberry abound. Pretty neat.

2 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

Sort of like that place up on Main where you can sit around and write letters. On paper. And then put stamps on them and send them by mail. Regular mail. Oooh.

12:40 PM  
Blogger Florence Chee said...

Regular mail is sooo passe...
Do they charge by the hour??:)

12:45 PM  

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