Spare a thought for the New Yorker who has to navigate a first date and NOT strike all the old tired notes of meet for coffee, go for a walk in the park or spend up big on cocktails in a bar. How to do something that is fun, not ruinously expensive and eases the task of navigating a meetup when you don’t know the other person. Well the Brooklyn Strategist has an answer for you, as you would expect of a good strategic thinker.
The Brooklyn Strategist is a game library, lounge and coffee shop rolled into one and allows the tentative first daters to bond over any number of fascinating games while they sip on good French Press coffee and nibble through delicious snacks. Of course it helps if both peole really like board games that are a bit of a stretch. See the video and think about whether you could cope with Dominion which is about the average level of the games on offer.
Mind you The Brooklyn Strategist is a bit out of the way at 333 Court Street Carroll Gardens, so that gives out first time daters time to do some preliminary getting to know moves on the subway before the shop itself is reached. Of course this shop wasn’t set up by a New York dating agency, it was set up by some people who loves challenging games that keep us all on our mental tippy toes. It just so happens that once word of what it offers got around, many a savvy NYC dater thought of the possibilities.
There’s tons of games, 350 to be exact, some you will never have heard about before, it only costs $10 per person for 4 hours plus the cost of the coffee and snacks of course and while kids get a lots of dedicated activities during the day, at night it’s for the grownups. Go to The Brooklyn Strategist and see what’s on offer. I love New York, where else in the world would you find a thriving shop devoted only to games, and the coffee of course.