IN a world obsessed with all things digital – iPads, laptops, smartphones and the like – it’s no surprise that many people think the traditional board game is dead. But pay a visit to the Ninive Games store in Phra Khanong and you’ll find plenty of evidence to the contrary.
Established in 2012 by German expat Fabian Weiner, Ninive Games imports a Thai version of the popular German board game ‘The Settlers of Catan,’ which it sells to retailers around the nation. The game is also available to buy (B1,750 in English; B1,600 in Thai), and play for free, at the Ninive Games store.
Adding to the store’s appeal is a wood-fired pizza oven, which churns out cooked-to-order pizzas ranging in price from B250-B350. All board games are free to play.