The Hungry Hippo Board Game Café

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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. 

ENTREES

Great games for 30-60 minutes of play

TICKET TO RIDE  TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Deduction, Co-operative All aboard, get ready to play the multiple award winning train game loved by millions worldwide, Ticket to Ride. Its simplicity is what has opened it up to such a large audience. The strategic tension of building critical routes before someone else is what has attracted so many people to play it again and again. 

TICKET TO RIDE 
TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT
Category: Deduction, Co-operative
All aboard, get ready to play the multiple award winning train game loved by millions worldwide, Ticket to Ride. Its simplicity is what has opened it up to such a large audience. The strategic tension of building critical routes before someone else is what has attracted so many people to play it again and again. 

SPACE CADETS: DICE DUEL    TIME: 5  PLAYERS: 4-8  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Real-time, Dice, Party Space Cadets: Dice Duel – the "Team vs. Team, Real-time, Dice-Rolling Game of Starship Combat!" – Pit team against team as you are flailing about wildly attempting to blow the enemy team's ship out of the sky! What makes Space Cadets so interesting and intense is that there are no game turns, instead everyone is acting simultaneously to operate their section of the ship to harmoniously flight in, lock on and fire! 

SPACE CADETS: DICE DUEL   
TIME: 5  PLAYERS: 4-8  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Real-time, Dice, Party
Space Cadets: Dice Duel – the "Team vs. Team, Real-time, Dice-Rolling Game of Starship Combat!" – Pit team against team as you are flailing about wildly attempting to blow the enemy team's ship out of the sky! What makes Space Cadets so interesting and intense is that there are no game turns, instead everyone is acting simultaneously to operate their section of the ship to harmoniously flight in, lock on and fire! 

CARCASSONNE     TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Strategy, Area Control, Tile Placement As everyone knows Carcassonne is a French city famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications, right? Well the board game is a clever little area control game which for over a decade has been a staple in board gamer’s collections because of how easy it is to teach and its hidden depths found with each play. It can be as light or as ruthless as your opponents.

CARCASSONNE    
TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Strategy, Area Control, Tile Placement
As everyone knows Carcassonne is a French city famous for its unique Roman and Medieval fortifications, right? Well the board game is a clever little area control game which for over a decade has been a staple in board gamer’s collections because of how easy it is to teach and its hidden depths found with each play. It can be as light or as ruthless as your opponents.

THE RESISTANCE     TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 5-10  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Deduction, Bluffing, Do you get a thrill from looking someone straight in the eye and lying to their face? Are you constantly suspicious that your friends are plotting against you? We recommend therapy, but in the meantime why not try The Resistance? This game of espionage is simple and immensely fun. For a good dose of paranoia try The Resistance.   

THE RESISTANCE    
TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 5-10  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT
Category: Deduction, Bluffing,
Do you get a thrill from looking someone straight in the eye and lying to their face? Are you constantly suspicious that your friends are plotting against you? We recommend therapy, but in the meantime why not try The Resistance? This game of espionage is simple and immensely fun. For a good dose of paranoia try The Resistance. 

 

DIXIT TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 3-6  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Bluffing, Card, Party Dixit is a beautifully illustrated, award winning board game which has spouted a number of expansions and variations of this imaginative guessing game.  Quite simply it’s light, causal, wonderfully cryptic and will open up your imagination.

DIXIT
TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 3-6  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT
Category: Bluffing, Card, Party
Dixit is a beautifully illustrated, award winning board game which has spouted a number of expansions and variations of this imaginative guessing game.  Quite simply it’s light, causal, wonderfully cryptic and will open up your imagination.

SNAKE OIL       TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 3-10  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Party, Word In the Old West, the snake oil salesman had a special talent, getting the most skeptical customers to buy the most dubious products and now it’s your turn. If you consider yourselves an imaginative bunch we think you’ll have a lot of fun convincing a Dictator why your “Glitter Cannon” is exactly what they’ve been looking for. Get your pitch on with Snake Oil.

SNAKE OIL      
TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 3-10  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT
Category: Party, Word
In the Old West, the snake oil salesman had a special talent, getting the most skeptical customers to buy the most dubious products and now it’s your turn. If you consider yourselves an imaginative bunch we think you’ll have a lot of fun convincing a Dictator why your “Glitter Cannon” is exactly what they’ve been looking for. Get your pitch on with Snake Oil.

DOMINION    TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Hand Management, Strategy Dominion is renowned for being the first game of its kind, spawning a whole new genre dubbed "deck-builders". The game is about finely tuning your deck of cards to collect as much riches and dominion as possible in a turn. Dominion has won numerous awards and sold over a million copies since its launch. Try it out and see why.

DOMINION   
TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Hand Management, Strategy
Dominion is renowned for being the first game of its kind, spawning a whole new genre dubbed "deck-builders". The game is about finely tuning your deck of cards to collect as much riches and dominion as possible in a turn. Dominion has won numerous awards and sold over a million copies since its launch. Try it out and see why.

DUNGEON FIGHTER    TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 1-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Co-operative, Strategy, Dexterity Can you kill Medusa without looking into her eyes, defeat the Minotaur in the labyrinth, or resist the breath of the dragon? Will you be able to hit a target by throwing the dice under your leg with your eyes closed? This tongue in cheek adventure game will get you battling foes by bouncing dice off the table to hit your target. Join a centuries-old battle between good and evil...with a touch of foolish stupidity.

DUNGEON FIGHTER   
TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 1-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Co-operative, Strategy, Dexterity
Can you kill Medusa without looking into her eyes, defeat the Minotaur in the labyrinth, or resist the breath of the dragon? Will you be able to hit a target by throwing the dice under your leg with your eyes closed? This tongue in cheek adventure game will get you battling foes by bouncing dice off the table to hit your target. Join a centuries-old battle between good and evil...with a touch of foolish stupidity.

WASABI!       TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Tile Placement, Strategy For our sushi lovers there is Wasabi! As sushi masters you must compete against each other to assemble unique sushi recipes in a rapidly dwindling space. Wasabi! Is a really colourful, uniquely themed game that can be a real brain burner at times as your options become increasingly limited. Enjoy this delicious challenge. 

WASABI!      
TIME: 45  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Tile Placement, Strategy
For our sushi lovers there is Wasabi! As sushi masters you must compete against each other to assemble unique sushi recipes in a rapidly dwindling space. Wasabi! Is a really colourful, uniquely themed game that can be a real brain burner at times as your options become increasingly limited. Enjoy this delicious challenge. 

KING OF TOKYO       TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 2-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Dice, Strategy A dice rolling, monster brawling good time. King of Tokyo sees you take control of a gigantic mutant monster and duke it out to be the fiercest and crowned King of Tokyo. If you want to throw dice and crush your mate’s egos, King of Tokyo is the light game of banter and B grade monsters you’ve been looking for.

KING OF TOKYO      
TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 2-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Dice, Strategy
A dice rolling, monster brawling good time. King of Tokyo sees you take control of a gigantic mutant monster and duke it out to be the fiercest and crowned King of Tokyo.
If you want to throw dice and crush your mate’s egos, King of Tokyo is the light game of banter and B grade monsters you’ve been looking for.

WITS AND WAGERS    TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 3-7  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT Category: Trivia, Party For a different take on your ordinary trivia game, Wits and Wagers takes Trivial Pursuit to the casino table by letting you bet on whose answer is correct.  Not the greatest trivia buff? That’s okay! Bet on your smart friends instead, or take a punt and play the odds. Satisfy your trivia buff and dance with lady luck in Wits and Wagers.

WITS AND WAGERS   
TIME: 30  PLAYERS: 3-7  DIFFICULTY: LIGHT
Category: Trivia, Party
For a different take on your ordinary trivia game, Wits and Wagers takes Trivial Pursuit to the casino table by letting you bet on whose answer is correct.  Not the greatest trivia buff? That’s okay! Bet on your smart friends instead, or take a punt and play the odds. Satisfy your trivia buff and dance with lady luck in Wits and Wagers.