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Once upon a time board games were synonymous with boredom; something you only dragged out if the internet was down or if your nan was over on Christmas Day. Not anymore: they’ve had something of a cool makeover in recent years, and as we all get more and more sick of staring at our phones all day long, board games are a great way to connect with friends and let off some steam IRL.
With the opening of Draughts in London in late 2014, board game cafés and bars started popping up all over the capital, making it possible to enjoy a game while getting boozy – just how your nan intended it. Here are some of the best – although we should warn you, tensions can tend to run high over Monopoly.