Brenda Ripley originally opened Pieces Boardgame Cafe in Belleville but, like many other businesses, was forced to close due to Covid-19. During the lockdowns, Ripley placed everything from the café into storage with hopes of reopening when the pandemic settled. Now that the lockdowns are lifted, Ripley is ready to get to work and welcome customers to the new Pieces Boardgame Cafe in downtown Trenton.
“Boardgame cafes are usually found in bigger cities like Toronto,” says Ripley. “I think Quinte West needs more spaces for fun activities such as this. My goal is to make the cafe welcoming and fun for everyone.”
As a licensed establishment, Pieces Boardgame Café offers a great menu of food, drinks, ice cream and candy, along with fun games to rent, buy or play.
“I believe we should always make time to slow down and enjoy quality time with family and friends,” she says. “What better way to do it than enjoying delicious food and games together?”
With close to 500 options of games to play, each customer is certain to find something that suits them. Three hours of unlimited in-house games costs $7 an adult and $4 for kids. If customers prefer playing in the comfort of their own home, the café offers take-home game rentals. Ripley has made it possible for everyone to enjoy the cafe’s collection of games which includes Dungeon and Dragons, puzzles and colouring.
Located at 22 Front Street, Unit 115 in Downtown Trenton, Pieces Boardgame Café is open Wednesday to Friday from 3-10 p.m., Saturdays from 1-10 p.m. and Sundays from 1-6 p.m. For more information or to reserve your table, contact Pieces Boardgame Café through Facebook.com/piecesboardgamecafe, by phone at 289-253-7469 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, find Pieces Boardgame Café on Instagram @piecescafe or visit the website www.piecescafe.com.