Enter At Your Own Risk by admin on July 17, 2018


A railway arch in Haggerston, a library of 800 board games and the chance to cooperate or compete, Draughts London has become a popular East London hang out, for a wide demographic. Whether you’re chasing nostalgia, on a date, or just looking for something to do while you catch up with a friend, Draughts has that cosy atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Founder, Nick Curci, joins Shout About to discuss how the concept came about, some of his favourite games, their new sit in Waterloo and running down Shoreditch High Street in his boxers, trying to stop a break in.

00:30 Recap of last week 02:10 What we did last week 06:20 Who’s on this week 06:59 Nick Curci from Draughts 07:40 New York 09:08 Nicks background 10:25 What is Draughts 11:55 Why boardgames 12:36 How did you come up with the name 14:46 The first venue 16:52 The venue being robbed 18:25 Challenges 21:10 Biggest success 22:00 The new venue in Waterloo 25:15 Opening times and dates 26:22 Costs and times 30:00 The Boardgame Game 33:20 Recommendations 38:24 Monopoly facts 39:35 Nicks favourite board games 40:24 Nick 41:11 Draughts Social Media 42:00 Recap of Draughts 42:55 The Weekly Shout 47:49 Weekly thanks 48:10 Social Media

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Instagram: @draughtslondon    

Facebook: @draughtslondon

Twitter: @draughtslondon

Web: www.draughtslondon.com

Venues mentioned:Talentbanq Big Red Rat Bar @ 26 Leake Street The Soho Grand New York Backyard Cinema Howling Hops East London Liquor Company Crate Hackney Brewery Open Day

Boardgames mentioned:Pandemic, Draughts, Dungeons and Dragons, Battleships, Chess, Hungry Hippos, Timeline, Azul, Scattergories, Balderdash, Atmosphere, Scrabble, Mah Jong, Risk, Operation

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