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Coffee Bean To Launch Game Cafe on 12 April!
« on: April 04, 2006, 10:22:56 pm »

Coffee Bean To Launch Game Cafe on 12 April!
(from Imagine Games)



Dear Gamesters,
 
You are cordially invited to the launch of the Coffee Bean Game Cafe concept stores next Wednesday, 12 April, at Coffee Bean, 1Utama New Wing (Ground Floor), from 3.00pm.
 
The good editor of Cards & Boards already reported this in last week’s The Star, where we hope to see an influx of newbie gamesters discovering this great lifestyle activity over a cuppa!
 
For a start, three pilot CBTL outlets (1Utama New Wing, Bangsar Shopping Center & SS2) will carry a range of six designer games that customers can borrow:
- Card: tba.
- Award: Setters of Catan Travel Box (ie. check out this kool travel version!).
- Mensa: Transamerica.
- Kids: Gulo Gulo.
- Dice: Pickomino (Heck Meck Bratwurmack).
- 2 Player: Kahuna.
 
Next, gamesters at CBTL will get to practice and enter the Settlers of Catan International Championship Malaysian Qualifiers, where two winners will represent Malaysia in the finals at Spiel’06 at Essen, Germany, this October.
 
Finally, the KL Boardgame Meetup will be held at CBTL branches by rotation, to help promote the games and also convert more newbies!
 
We are now working out the logistics of introducing Warhammer 40K & Confrontation miniatures display showcases and demonstrations at CBTL stores. Is that kool or what?
 
PLEASE SPREAD THE JOY!!!



 

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 04:28:45 am »
So has anyone been there yet?

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 05:18:41 am »
Err.. this one old news la. It was changed to Starbucks later and then was dropped also....
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 07:28:28 am »

12th Wednesday April?


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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 07:45:25 am »
[quote user="aycee"]

12th Wednesday April?

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[speechless]
same cluelessness here.

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 08:07:31 am »
This is very old news - lookee at the posting date,

Coffee Bean To Launch Game Cafe on 12 April!
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 09:33:10 am »
yea, I notice it's old news that's why I asked... =) coz previously was not involved in board gaming that much...

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 02:00:56 pm »
Ah-yes. I get your point now. The idea of Eurogames in both cafe chains never took off. Dun really know why, but my view is that the majority of the population still thinks

boardgames = roll n move =  for kids

Educating the public is an uphill task. Its easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle.

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007, 04:06:48 pm »
[quote user="Champion Eternal"]Ah-yes. I get your point now. The idea of Eurogames in both cafe chains never took off. Dun really know why, but my view is that the majority of the population still thinks

boardgames = roll n move =  for kids

Educating the public is an uphill task. Its easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle.
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actually it is all just a matter of timing and promotion.
If we can get the next gamecon up and running, we should also get the gaming venues (toybox, mage cafe, etc) to distribute flyers of their venue so thay people can go over to these places and game and also arrange meetup.

but most social gamers keep to their own crowd and buy games to entertain they own groups, the trick is probably to link up all these divergent group together. I think Jeff knows of at least 5 viable groups that don't intermix that much.

Coffee Bean To Launch Game Cafe on 12 April!
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007, 04:31:10 pm »
It is still a niche market, not for mass consumption.
Its for people who like to read rules, english rules for the matter.
Its for people who don't mind playing a game knowing that he might actually lose.
Its for people who is comfortable sitting with a group of stranger playing a boardgame a warming up to them.
Its for people who thinks paying more than RM100 a game is well worth the money.
Its not about promotions, its about teaching them young. Teaching them to read vigourously, any book. Teaching them that losing is a way of learning to win.