We know how that playing board game is a great way to bond with friends and/or family members. It’s so fun that one won’t notice how time flies by so fast especially when you have food to chow down as you compete or cooperate with each other. Thus, when we received an invite from Puzzles Board Game Lounge, we gladly accepted.
What better way to enjoy Puzzles Board Game Lounge than to bring friends specifically the ones who we first enjoyed a board game restaurant with, Lloyd’s best friend/ baby Josh and his pretty girlfriend, Dominee.
Puzzles Board Game Lounge has a bright and airy feel to it especially when it’s day time due to the white painted walls. Meanwhile, the splash of colors from the chairs and canvas quotes hung on the walls.
The highlight of any board game cafe or restaurant is the shelf filled with board games. So Puzzles Board Game Lounge made sure that the central focus of their restaurant is such by making it from floor to ceiling size and putting it on the eye catchy “grassy platform.” It’s a popular spot for little ones and younger people since not only is it the closest to the game selection but the low tables make it easier to play. Plus, some may find plopping down in the colorful bean bags to be comfortable.
By the way, only get 1 to 2 board games at a time as consideration for other gamers.
Puzzles Board Game Lounge also has a colorful function room upstairs for gatherings and events.
You won’t be famished while you’re having fun as Puzzles Board Game Lounge has a wide array of dishes to offer.
CHEESY BACON FRIES, PHP 250 (or USD 5)
If you’re thinking about the ideal food to snack on while playing, cheesy bacon fries is definitely on top of the list. The mild tasting triple cheese sauce flavors the homemade fries and the bacon bits add savory taste. It’s a bit messy to eat so make sure you clean your fingers before playing or use a fork to eat it.
PUZZLES NACHOS, PHP 380 (or USD 7.67)
Another crowd favorite that they have is nachos. There is nothing special about it but this has generous toppings: seasoned ground beef, fresh salsa, and cilantro. An abundance of sour cream sauce also cover the crisp nacho chips. This means there is enough sauce to last up to the last chip.
SMOKED SALMON & ARUGULA, PHP 370 (or USD 7.47)
In a country where pizza is widely popular, I like it when establishments try to offer something different. So I find it nice that Puzzles used freshly baked flatbread instead of the usual pizza with a crust. It makes it easier to eat which is ideal since a gamer will want to get back to action as fast as possible. Additionally, the light flatbread and the right layer of cheese enabled the smoked salmon taste to stand out.
FRIED CHICKEN & CHEESE PASTA, PHP 290 (or USD 5.86)
Their pasta is, in simpler terms, a bit of unusual which may be good or bad depending on the person.
Based on the pasta’s name, the base of the paste is cheese and is cooked with mushrooms and rosemary. A crispy fried chicken is served on top. What makes this unusual is that they drizzled the honey around the pasta. Thus, for we couldn’t taste the cheese that much because the sweetness of the honey just overpowered it.
And although Filipinos generally love sweet tasting pasta, it doesn’t sit well with everyone. So I hope they could serve the honey separately so the cheese sauce can be tasted better and the customers can control the sweetness of the pasta. Besides that, some customers don’t read the small description on the menu so they may be surprised to find honey on their cheese pasta.
ALL–MEAT BURGER, PHP 390 (or USD 7.88)
My first impression of their burger is how nicely the ingredients are stacked. Unlike some burgers I’ve tried in which the ingredients fall off the moment you laid your hands on them, this one stayed intact. Taste wise, it’s not mind-blowing, but it’s not bad either. I do like that they included chips on the side compared to the usual fries.
Puzzles’ drinks have the right amount of sweetness and are pleasurable to drink. It’s the perfect match for the food they offer. So go ahead refresh yourself with these as you play.
- THE MILKSHAKE (OREO), PHP 210 (or USD 4.24)
- RASPBERRY ICED TEA, PHP 50 (or USD 1)
- MILO GODZILLA, PHP 180 (or USD 3.63)
ROOTBEER FLOAT, PHP 180 (or USD 3.63)
Puzzles Board Game Lounge Menu
We really enjoyed Puzzles Board Game Lounge as we got to get to know each other better since we are encouraged to interact more through their games while chowing down on good food.
A bonus for us too is finding out which among us is the most “disturbed friend.” Yes, there is such a game!
Some may find the price hefty with the PHP 100 (or USD 2) per player added to one’s bill. However, what’s great is that they don’t limit the length of stay or make you feel uncomfortable when you’ve stayed for too long. So one will really enjoy one’s visit or even a double date like us.
Puzzles Board Game Lounge
Ground Floor, Fort Pointe 2 Building, The Fort Strip, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Operating Hours: 12NN to 11PM (Sun. to Mon.) and 12NN to 2AM (Fri. to Sat.)