THE HUNGRY HIPPO, ADELAIDE'S LOCAL BOARD GAME CAFÉ. We have tasty drinks and snacks, local tunes and huge selection of games for you to come and play late into the night.
Short and sweet games for 1-30 minutes of play
GHOST BLITZ TIME: 20 PLAYERS: 2-8 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Dexterity, Party Ghost Blitz is a lightning fast, brain burning, reaction game with lots of laughs as you try to grab the right object while flipping cards. This game messes with your head and makes for some rowdy fun when you all dive across the table as you make that grab for glory. Clear the table and get set for Ghost Blitz.
TIMELINE: DIVERSITY TIME: 15 PLAYERS: 2-8 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Party, Trivia The invention of the tank, the 1st superhero comic, the invention of the coffee maker, it happened but when? Timeline is a quick trivia game that delivers a 15 minute, chronological journey into the history of man while you stick your superior trivia knowledge in your friend’s faces.
HEY, THAT'S MY FISH! TIME: 20 PLAYERS: 2-4 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Abstract, Strategy Hey, That’s My Fish! is an award-winning, vicious, fish hunt between you and your friends. It has become widely popular as an engrossing and strategic board game simple enough for anyone to enjoy. Plus it has penguins, who doesn’t love penguins?
HAMSTERROLLE TIME: 20 PLAYERS: 2-4 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Dexterity Get your hand steady and get your stacking skills ready for Hamsterrolle! This balancing act is Jenga in a hamster wheel, it has been a big favourite for The Hungry Hippo crew and we highly recommend you try your hand at it.
HANABI TIME: 25 PLAYERS: 2-5 DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Deduction, Co-operative Winner of this year’s Spiel des Jahres (Game of the year) Hanabi is a tongue biting co-operative game about putting down cards in order of colour and number. What makes any of that interesting? Everyone but you can see your cards. With little to no clues, together you must somehow make it happen. Have a crack at Hanbi.
BLOKUS TIME: 20 PLAYERS: 1-4 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Abstract, Strategy Winner of this year’s Spiel des Jahres (Game of the year) Hanabi is a tongue biting co-operative game about putting down cards in order of colour and number. What makes any of that interesting? Everyone but you can see your cards. With little to no clues, together you must somehow make it happen. Have a crack at Hanbi.
JAIPUR TIME: 30 PLAYERS: 2 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Card, Hand Management Jaipur has quickly become one of our favourite 2 player games. Full of interesting decisions and push your luck aspects that the gamer at your table will love, but it’s also such a simple and quick game for the causal gamer to pick up and love too. If it’s just the two of you tonight, might we suggest Jaipur.
FOR SALE TIME: 20 PLAYERS: 3-6 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Economic, Card For Sale is a real estate game that can simply be summed up in one phrase, buy low, sell high. There are two distinct phases in the game, buy up the neighbourhood and flip it for a hefty buck. A simple warm up to your gaming night.
LOVE LETTER TIME: 20 PLAYERS: 2-4 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Bluffing Hand Management, Card Love Letter is about competing with other suitors to be the casanova who gets their letter to the princess… wait, wait! Keep reading! Love Letter is a quirky theme wrapped around a great game of knocking out your friends with a little luck and crafty bluffs. Pucker up for Love Letter.
WE DIDN’T PLAYTEST THIS AT ALL TIME: 5 PLAYERS: 2-20 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Humor, Card We have play tested this game and let me tell you, if you like to dive deep in to strategy and tactical game play well take a walk, you are at the shallow end of the board game pool my friend. This exceptionally random and awesome game will delight those with a bizarre and surreal sense of humour, open up the Pandora that is We Didn’t Playtest This At All.
BANG! THE DICE GAME TIME: 15 PLAYERS: 3-8 DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Bluffing, Dice In Bang! you are stuck in a middle of an ol fashion stand-off. The outlaws are trying to kill the Sheriff, the deputy is trying the outlaws and the renegade wants to kill everyone! Bang! The Dice Game is just like Yahtzee... except you have hidden roles,,, and have special abilities... and there are indians attacking you... Oh and you're all shooting each other with dice!