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. 

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Get ready to sink your teeth in with 60 and more minutes of play

THE SETTLERS OF CATAN     TIME: 90  PLAYERS: 3-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Negotiation, Hand Management, Strategy With over 15 million copies and over thirty translations, The Settlers of Catan has become somewhat of a pop icon in nerd culture. It is touted as the quintessential gateway game to introduce new gamers to modern day board games. The rules are simple, you’re involved in the game even when it’s not your turn. It’s great fun and enjoyed all around the world. See for yourself what it’s all about.   

THE SETTLERS OF CATAN    
TIME: 90  PLAYERS: 3-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Negotiation, Hand Management, Strategy
With over 15 million copies and over thirty translations, The Settlers of Catan has become somewhat of a pop icon in nerd culture. It is touted as the quintessential gateway game to introduce new gamers to modern day board games. The rules are simple, you’re involved in the game even when it’s not your turn. It’s great fun and enjoyed all around the world. See for yourself what it’s all about.   

GALAXY TRUCKER  TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Tile Placement, Dice, Strategy Galaxy Trucker is not about the destination but the journey because regardless of who the winner is, everyone will have had a right laugh scrambling to build a space worthy vessel (before the timer runs out),  and then trying to keep it together as they’re belted across the galaxy dodging asteroids and pirates! Jump aboard this rickety, roller coaster ride, Galaxy Trucker.  

GALAXY TRUCKER 
TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Tile Placement, Dice, Strategy
Galaxy Trucker is not about the destination but the journey because regardless of who the winner is, everyone will have had a right laugh scrambling to build a space worthy vessel (before the timer runs out),  and then trying to keep it together as they’re belted across the galaxy dodging asteroids and pirates! Jump aboard this rickety, roller coaster ride, Galaxy Trucker.

 

LORDS OF WATERDEEP     TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Worker Placement, Strategy Waterdeep, the City of Splendours and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. As secret rulers of the city you use your agents to recruit adventurers to take on quests, earning you rewards and increasing your influence over the city. This game is a sweet blend of theme and strategy all with a simple to learn rule set. If you’ve never tried a worker placement game Lords of Waterdeep is a great first.    

LORDS OF WATERDEEP    
TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Worker Placement, Strategy
Waterdeep, the City of Splendours and a den of political intrigue and shady back-alley dealings. As secret rulers of the city you use your agents to recruit adventurers to take on quests, earning you rewards and increasing your influence over the city. This game is a sweet blend of theme and strategy all with a simple to learn rule set. If you’ve never tried a worker placement game Lords of Waterdeep is a great first.    

PANDEMIC    TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Co-operative, Hand Management, Strategy Several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! You are disease-fighting specialists who need to treat disease hotspots while researching cures before they get out of hand. Pandemic is a really challenging game and even when you think you have mastered it you can always up the intensity for an even harder struggle.it.

PANDEMIC   
TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Co-operative, Hand Management, Strategy
Several virulent diseases have broken out simultaneously all over the world! You are disease-fighting specialists who need to treat disease hotspots while researching cures before they get out of hand. Pandemic is a really challenging game and even when you think you have mastered it you can always up the intensity for an even harder struggle.it.

SMALLWORLD    TIME: 80  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Area Control, Strategy Civilizations of Giants, Ratmen, Amazons, Ghouls  and more vie for control of this fantasy world. Conquer adjacent territories in order to push other players off of the face of the earth. Random race + power combinations keep this game fresh but it will still require a good strategy too. If the thought of Flying Giants and Berserk Halflings duking it out excites you, try Small World.  

SMALLWORLD   
TIME: 80  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Area Control, Strategy
Civilizations of Giants, Ratmen, Amazons, Ghouls  and more vie for control of this fantasy world. Conquer adjacent territories in order to push other players off of the face of the earth. Random race + power combinations keep this game fresh but it will still require a good strategy too. If the thought of Flying Giants and Berserk Halflings duking it out excites you, try Small World.  

COSMIC ENCOUNTER    TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Bluffing, Negotiation,  Hand Management In this game of intergalactic mayhem chaos is king as you’re all forming and breaking alliances to take over alien planets. The best bit is everyone starts with outrageously over the top special powers that flip the game on its head. Cosmic Encounter is one of those dividing games which you love or loathe, but if your board game checklist contains the words “Random”, “Conflict”, “Alliances” and “Betrayal” then you are in for a stellar treat!  

COSMIC ENCOUNTER   
TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-5  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Bluffing, Negotiation,  Hand Management
In this game of intergalactic mayhem chaos is king as you’re all forming and breaking alliances to take over alien planets. The best bit is everyone starts with outrageously over the top special powers that flip the game on its head. Cosmic Encounter is one of those dividing games which you love or loathe, but if your board game checklist contains the words “Random”, “Conflict”, “Alliances” and “Betrayal” then you are in for a stellar treat!  

ALHAMBRA     TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Strategy, Tile Placement, Set Collection Master builders in the whole of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skill but whether they are stonemasons from the north or horticulturalists from the south, they all want a proper wage and insist on their "native" currency.  Do you have the skills to pay the bills and build the greatest Alhambra around? Winning game of the year in 2003, Alhambra is known as a classic, light strategy game for everyone to enjoy.

ALHAMBRA    
TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-6  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Strategy, Tile Placement, Set Collection
Master builders in the whole of Europe and Arabia want to demonstrate their skill but whether they are stonemasons from the north or horticulturalists from the south, they all want a proper wage and insist on their "native" currency.  Do you have the skills to pay the bills and build the greatest Alhambra around? Winning game of the year in 2003, Alhambra is known as a classic, light strategy game for everyone to enjoy.

TOBAGO   TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM Category: Hand Management, Strategy Sandy beaches, raging rivers, dense jungle, mini jeeps and treasure hunters, welcome to Tobago! As you cruise the beautifully crafted island you’ll be narrowing down potential treasures buried through-out the land. This is quite a chilled game and the mechanics of this game are a truly unique experience. If this sound like something you’d dig, try Tobago.     

TOBAGO  
TIME: 60  PLAYERS: 2-4  DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM
Category: Hand Management, Strategy
Sandy beaches, raging rivers, dense jungle, mini jeeps and treasure hunters, welcome to Tobago! As you cruise the beautifully crafted island you’ll be narrowing down potential treasures buried through-out the land. This is quite a chilled game and the mechanics of this game are a truly unique experience. If this sound like something you’d dig, try Tobago.