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Gaming pub in Montreal
« on: April 28, 2013, 06:58:19 PM »
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/haven+devoted+board+gamers/8302898/story.html

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Joël Gagnon was trying to impress a woman at a board game event when a man looking like a “hobo” with an unkempt beard and hooded sweatshirt interrupted their conversation.

“What’s this game?” Gagnon recalls him asking. “I want to play.”

Gagnon begrudgingly explained the rules to the man. Two minutes later, they were locked in an intense game of Dominion.

“The three of us were playing together without knowing what would come after,” Gagnon said.

Now, two years later, Gagnon is dating the woman, Marie-Čve, and he and the man, Justin Bazoge, are close friends and co-owners of a new bar unlike any other in Montreal. Along with Benoit Gascon and Normand D’Amour, the four founded Randolph Pub Ludique, a gaming pub on St-Denis St. in the Quartier Latin. It’s the only place in Montreal where you can sip a mai tai while playing one of more than 1,000 board games.

The best part is, you don’t have to choose which game to play or read the rules. For a $5 entrance fee, staff members known as “game counsellors” will choose a game tailored to your taste, skill level and party size.
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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 07:26:30 PM »
Sounds like a fun idea for a business.  I wish them the best of luck.
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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 07:34:14 PM »
Great find Brant, I'm ashamed - I live in Montreal, and I was passing down that block today enjoying the weather, completely ignorant of this!  I'll have to try and check it out this summer, after the NHL playoffs of course!
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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 11:24:34 PM »
They show off some of the game collection on the website : http://www.randolphpub.ca/#!collection/cx0s

Setting up Pitchcar in a pub would be interesting.

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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 04:56:48 AM »
I'll have to try and check it out this summer
yeah, but what are you going to do with the rest of the week?

after the NHL playoffs of course!
Oh, well that pretty much takes care of all of "summer week" in Quebec, eh?
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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013, 07:39:39 AM »
I'll have to try and check it out this summer
yeah, but what are you going to do with the rest of the week?

I'd head over, but I'm heading over to UK this week for business.  Note to self: should have argued that board gaming is a simulation of some sorts and deserves immediate attention! :)

after the NHL playoffs of course!
Oh, well that pretty much takes care of all of "summer week" in Quebec, eh?

You bet! It was a fierce winter, and people came out in force.  Looking foward some to some second round matches with the Leafs or Bruins in town, it'll be interesting.
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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 11:36:08 AM »
That's extremely cool.  Wish we had a place like that around here. 

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Re: Gaming pub in Montreal
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 03:43:23 PM »
I would never leave!
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