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Ten Top…Easy Games to Play at Draughts

Updated: Jan 30



The colder weather is moving in…another reason to hit up Draughts board games café! This haven for games lovers has a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff to help customers select from their huge (over 800!) library of games.


We picked the brains of Co-Founder Nick who gave us the run down on ten of the easiest games to get started with. The kind of games where you don’t need to study the rules for hours…but are great fun and create plenty of laughter!

1. Tired of London

“Tired of London is a Cards Against Humanity-type game created for Londoners. It’s really simple – one player picks a ‘Question Card’, then the other players anonymously submit one of their ten ‘Answer Cards’. The funniest one wins.”


2. Obama Llama

“This rhyming game has been created by our good friends at Big Potato. The aim is to describe or mime a series of rhymes (including gems such as ‘Cara Delevingne on a washing machine’, ‘George Clooney doing a moony’, and ‘Harrison Ford swallowing a sword’, with your team shouting out as many as they can in 30 seconds!”


3. Love Letter

“Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors.”


4. Codenames: Pictures

“This is a social board game where two rival spymasters know the identities of 20 secret agents and have to attempt to get their teammates to make contact with all their team’s agents first. They deliver coded messages telling their field operatives where to go for clandestine meetings. Operatives must be clever. A decoding mistake could lead to an unpleasant encounter with an enemy agent – or worse, with the assassin!”


5. Funemployed

“Funemployed is a card-based game in which everyone’s trying to become employed. Apply for real jobs, like astronaut, lawyer or priest, with unreal qualifications, such as a dragon, the ability to speak panda, or a DeLorean. In the game, each player uses his qualifications to convince the other players that he’s the best qualified for a job. To do this, players tell the story of why their qualifications make them the best fit for a job by role-playing and acting like they are on an interview!”


6. The Mind

“The Mind is an ingenious, addictive and ridiculously fun game. How do you know what is in someone’s hands without speaking? The answers lie in this little box. But beware, once you enter The Mind, you will not be able to think about anything else. And while the rules are simple, surviving every level is anything but”!


7. Sushi Go! Party

“An expanded version of the best-selling card game Sushi Go!, is a party platter of mega maki, super sashimi, and endless edamame. You still earn points by picking winning sushi combos, but now you can customize each game by choosing à la carte from a menu of more than twenty delectable dishes”.


8. Bears Versus Babies

“From the creators of Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies is a highly-strategic party game where players build magnificent monsters to battle and eat despicable babies.”


9. Dobble

“Dobble is a speedy observation game where players race to match the identical symbol between cards. Reliant on a sharp eye and quick reflexes, Dobble creates excitement for children and adults alike while keeping every player involved in the action.”


10. Insider

“Do we really have free will? Who decides this? Are we controlled by what we hear and what we see, even while thinking we decide freely? Insider is a game that deals with these questions. While communicating to others, you have to find the right answers to a quiz or find the “insider” who is manipulating the discussion. The insider will do everything to hide their identity while misleading the others.”

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London & Continental Railways Limited (LCR), the landlord of Leake Street Arches and the managers of the Leake Street Tunnel, are keen to support the creative community working on Leake Street and ensure that other people in the local area continue to value the contribution that tunnel activities bring to the neighbourhood. These Tunnel Rules are designed to create an enjoyable experience for everyone.

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