4 Board Game Themed Cafe in Ankara

 Blog: 4 Board Game Themed Cafe in Ankara / Comd 537 Multimedia Journalism Bahar 2023/24 Listeleme Projesi

1) World class interior 
– Misthios-

Misthios has the most breathtaking interior we have ever seen. It immerses a world of Board games where handpicked decorations offer unique designs such as Roman-themed statues, misc items, decorational armors and columns, celestial-themed ceiling, angelic light figures, and all the other details such as the hidden entrance of Moria from the lord of the rings which is a functioning door that adds an extra layer of immersion for this board game themed cafe.

In terms of variety, Misthios offers a variety of board games from different genres, such as day-long RPGs, strategy games, casual card games, and so on. What truly enhances the experience is how relaxing and organic the people are. Staff are always willing to explain the rules of the game you pick to play. Each table is minding its own game, not shying away from roleplaying or showing excitement about the game events, letting you delve into a relaxed state and have the best experience possible.

​ Food options are limited to a degree as it is not the main focus of this place. But still has enough variety of popular foods such as main dishes, snacks, desserts, etc. Everyone can find what they are looking for in the food menu. Also, the Staff doesn’t mind if you order some food from outside if you wish to. Overall, Misthios offers a very unique and rich experience one could hope for.

Pricing:  💸💸
Kitchen:  ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  Interior:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Variety of games: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Address: Misthios Store, Uskup st. Number 14, 06680 Çankaya/Ankara
Website: http://www.misthios.com.tr/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/misthiosstore/
Phone number: (0312) 467 93 38


2) Pioneer of the board game cafes 
– Da Vinci Board Game Cafe-

As I prepared for a dramatic ending,(2. photo) planning to take out the finishing card out of my pocket, I lost the game and brought that piece home by accident.
​Don’t tell the staff. ​🙌
Davinci Cafe, a board game store with over a decade of history, is a beacon for its enthusiasts. With locations in Bahcelievler and the newer addition in Cukurambar, Davinci Cafe has become a place of fun-filled gatherings and an extensive board game collection exploration.

Approaching the Cukurambar Store, the vibrant atmosphere is evident. The laughter of the people and the excitement arise from within, offering a glimpse of the fun awaiting inside. The store’s layout enhances the overall experience with its abundance of free space, allowing groups to immerse themselves in their games by providing a personal space.What distinguishes Davinci Cafe is its commitment to inclusivity. The staff assists seasoned players and newcomers, guiding them through game rules. 

The flexibility to order food from outside adds convenience, considering the average stay time of the board game enthusiasts here is longer than other types of cafes. But that being said, you might not need to look elsewhere for food, considering that the cafe’s culinary options are more than enough to satisfy any customer. In essence, Davinci Cafe is not just a board game cafe but a community hub. Having hosted dozens of game events and competitions in the past just adds more value to its name.

2019 ​Catan European Championship Ankara qualifying round

Pricing:  💸💸
Kitchen:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
 Interior:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Variety of games: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Address: Neorama İş Merkezi Beştepe Mah. Yaşam Cd, Adalet Sok. No:4/B, 06510 Yenimahalle/Ankara​
Website: https://davinciboardgame.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davinciboardgamecafe/
Phone number: (
0312) 286 78 60

                                                              3)The Coziest Game Place
                                                                            -Rakunn Cafe-

For those who missed it while meandering through the endless alleys of Bahçeli, Rakunn Cafe provides a cozy setting in which to spend the entire day with your companions! forgetting about the day’s difficulties as well. When you visit and enter the tiny door of this cafe, you will see that it is larger than you would have imagined. It is a whole new world filled with many games, including popular ones like metropol, taboo, and flash as well as many other card games that you can play in the areas specifically made for playing those games for hours on end. Okey and tavla are other traditional Turkish games that may be rather addicting for those who enjoy them in this place. However, we should warn you about a problem, which is you might end up spending your whole day in this place. 

Of course, we must include the food and beverages while discussing a location where you may spend hours playing games! The menu of Rakunn Cafe is extensive and focuses mostly on desserts, homemade pizza, toasts, sandwiches, burgers, and other fast food items. It also offers a variety of tea and coffee options. Oralet, a Turkish tea-like beverage, is another delicious flavor you may enjoy for hours because it’s available for a little fee between 12 and 18 p.m. How beautiful is it given the current economic climate?
​Since the main idea behind our café is to provide a cozy space for individuals to spend time with their loved ones, we recommend visiting during the winter months when the temperature is cool. The atmosphere of the café is echoed by the employers, who are also quite friendly and smiling.​
                                                                 Pricing:  💸
                                                                 Kitchen: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
                                                                 Interior: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
                                                                 Variety of games: ​★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Address: Bahçelievler Mahallesi 58. Sokak No:12D Çankaya/Ankara/Türkiye
Website: none
Phone number: none

                                                     4) A World Full of Magic
                                                        -Hogwarts Express Cafe-


Amazing things happen in the Hogwarts Express Cafe for both wizards and muggles! For lovers of the Harry Potter books and other mythical realms, this cafe provides an amazing concept. This cafe offers a wide variety of cocktails inspired by the fantastical Harry Potter universe. If you are already a fan of these beverages, you will recognize them immediately; if not, you will still be astounded by their intriguing names, which are all connected to the wizarding world. What is better than this is that, even if you are a muggle(non-wizard), you can still come in and have a drink!

You may amuse yourself with the wonderful decor at this small cafe and capture priceless moments with your loved ones. With the assistance of the friendly employers, a variety of events, including birthday celebrations, gaming groups, and simply get-togethers for admirers of the fantasy world, take place here. You may be able to sample the sweets from this wonderful globe that have names that are incredibly “unknown” to you.
​Numerous items from the wizarding world, such as wands, spellbooks, potions, figurines, glasses, pennants, flags, and many more well-known and recognized Hogwarts instruments, are stored in the cafe’s closets. Thus, it’s a perfect location for Harry Potter fans as well as followers of fantastical fiction in general to get together, chat, play games, and eat and drink a lot of other amazing foods and beverages!
                                                                 Pricing:  💸💸💸
                                                                 Kitchen: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
                                                                 Interior: ★ ★ ★ ★★
                                                                 Variety of games: ​★ ☆☆ ☆ ☆
Address: Yukarı Bahçelievler 59. Sokak 1/A 06490 Çankaya/Ankara/Türkiye
Website: https://hogwarts-express-cafe.business.site/
Instagram: none

Phone number: none