Spread of board game bars rides industry boom and digital backlash
“Thirsty Meeples” may be the best name for a bar ever.
Those nights are specialty evenings for people interested in the cult fantasy/strategy game. But the bar, called Draughts, is full nearly all the time. The bar was London’s first to ride the board game renaissance (USA Today) of the past decade, and remains at the front of a global phenomenon. People are looking at each other over a table, moving actual, not virtual, tokens, and gaming in the real world.