I hope you had a great weekend. Perhaps many of you spent your weekends idling on the couch watching football, or maybe cheering on the sidelines observing sports. But, how many of you got your own competitive juices flowing?
The Find wants to (once again) kick you out of your comfort zone of passivity. For this week’s activity, we Find ourselves once again in Brooklyn and playing games of our own!
Imagine a place where you can wear a wizard cape and not feel out of place. How about seeing a group of people who seemingly have nothing in common except a pile of 20+ sided dice? Welcome to The Brooklyn Strategist! Bring friends plus a bottle of wine, and get ready to play any board game ever invented. They literally have thousands of very cool games in stock (forget Monopoly) and they will teach you how to play, if not too busy. There is a $10 per person cover (for 4 hours of play) and the quirky fun is well worth the price of admission. If you find a game you love, you can purchase it here as well. This is all about face to face interactive games (remember those), thankfully no x-box here. At night time, it is filled with friends/dates/strangers sharing drinks and a passion for strategic gaming; during the day families learn the art of how to entertain themselves the old fashioned way.
The Bell House
Your next stop is The Bell House in Gowanus. They have a variety of interesting programming generally centered around humor. We attended a taping of Ask Me Another! http://www.nprpresents.org/organizer/ask-me-another/ where you can either participate (you must sign up) or watch as contestants from the audience compete for trivial prizes. The questions are off the wall, the hosts hilarious, and the contestants are often funnier.
Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain
If you are not stuffed and saved room for dessert, don’t be a “jerk” and hit Brooklyn Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. It has a ridiculous menu of sundaes, egg creams and baked goods that are actually as good as they sound. With a vintage soda shop feel, converted from a 1920’s pharmacy, it’s simply cool. Order the Mr. Potato Head, it’s insane! If you don’t make it here on this adventurous night, still go another time … on a date, with the kids, or whenever. I’ll definitely be back for more.