City Guide Review: Doogie Board Game Cafe (Busan)

Photos and Review by Andrew Cheng, ETA ’12-14

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City: Busan (부산)
Restaurant Name: Doogie Board Game Cafe / 두기 보드게임 카페
Restaurant address: 부산광역시 금정구 장전동 419-43 2F

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Directions: From the entrance to PNU (Pusan National University), walk away for one block. At the first intersection with diagonal crosswalks, turn left. Doogie is on the second floor, so look up for its green sign.
Cost: 5000KRW for 2 hours
Hours: 1PM-1AM
Payment: Cash or credit card

This is a board game cafe, so they don’t specialize in food. It costs 2400KRW for one hour and 2000KRW for each hour after that. A friend and I played Ticket to Ride, Set, and a couple other fun, short games for a little over two hours and it came out to 5000KRW each. (Weekdays have a cheaper fare.) Besides games, they provide free cold drinks (juice, water, etc.), and you can purchase other drinks, beer, tea, or snacks from the snack bar. The atmosphere is friendly and warm; the “waiters” help you set up your games and can explain gameplay for any game. One waitress speaks English well. The games themselves are in excellent condition.

Just  some of the awesome games they have include: Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Set, Carcasonne, Scrabble, Chinese Checkers, Bonanza, Jenga, and tons more that I’ve never heard of. There aren’t a lot of classic American games (Monopoly, Life, Trivial Pursuit, Clue, etc.), but lots of internationally famous ones.

There is a fixed rate on weekdays until 9pm: 5000KRW for 3 hours.


Atmosphere (Out of 5)
5- Excellent place to hang out with friends.

Service (Out of 5)
5- One waitress speaks excellent English. Service is prompt and helpful.

Food (Out of 5)
N/A- No food, really.

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