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A board game cafe in Sheffield: Treehouse cafe.

I remember the first time I went to the Treehouse Cafe. It was dark outside, fairy lights were lit and there was a group of middle-aged women in the corner of the room. All drinking wine, laughing and playing games. I thought to myself, ‘that is so wholesome.’ Since then I’ve been multiple times. So I’m pretty much an expert.

How it works is you either book a 2 hour or 4 hour session. When you arrive you can eat, drink and play whatever you like. They currently have over 800 games in their cafes game library. Ranging from classics such as Cluedo and Guess Who to games I’ve never even heard of. You think it and they definitely have it. However, with this amount of games comes a price. £6 for 4 hours and £3 for 2 per person. This isn’t something to complain about because at least you know all the games are playable and nothings missing.

Food & Drink

In terms of food, it’s a little expensive for what it is. At least, a bagel being £7.50 with a bit of salad on the side is what I’d class as expensive. I would also say theres not much really to eat, especially if you were look for a substantial meal. I’ve seen the size portion of the nacho bowl and they’re massive, which is amazing, but the menu is basically: nachos, salad, bagel or grilled cheese. So other than the nachos, also expensive, theres not much. However, they do offer cake and they look pretty darn amazing.

Drink prices are okay, not expensive, but also not cheap, but also affordable, but also a bit pricier? It depends on what you drink. £3.20 is okay for a caramel latte. I’ve had cheaper and more expensive. Whereas £4.50 for a milkshake is a bit much.

Playing

Now, if you’re anything like me and you’re extremely competitive, you will spend a lot of your time trying to understand rules of games. I found this very off-putting and frustrating when it came to playing new games. Me and the girls often put games back because we didn’t understand and resorted to games we knew: Cluedo. However, the staff are there for that exact reason. To help and make recommendations! On their website they have a guide on games suitable for the number of players, which is really helpful when faced with a wall of 800 games. On the game boxes are stickers, which have little tips on them like, ‘great for beginners’ or ‘perfect if you like Cluedo!’ (give me £1 every time I mentioned Cluedo).

All in all, theres nothing better than getting slightly drunk with your friends and playing games together. They’re open till 11pm too so a quick board game sesh then to the clubs is exactly my cup of tea. I absolutely adore this place and can’t wait to go again.

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