Fredericton's Hottest New Spot: Unplugged

The Unplugged Board Game Café opened in downtown Fredericton this month with more than 400 board games. The café is located on Queen St. in Fredericton.

Jeremy Ames, the co-owner of Unplugged, said he is excited to be opening a new business in Fredericton.

“The first one [board game café] arrived in Canada a little over four years ago,” said Jeremy.

“Now they are in almost every province.”

Morgan Constantine, a Fredericton resident, said the board games are a great reason to stay at the café longer.

“It is a place where people can socialize while getting coffee, food and drinks. They can do all this while playing board games,” said Jeremy.

The café serves a variety of food, and hot and cold drinks. Sandwiches and appetizers are also on the menu, and the café is working on getting a liquor license in place.

The owner said he expects to be licensed in the next two weeks.

Jeremy said he thinks the café will fare well against the competition.

“We would like our café to be a place where people can go for a day or evening of entertainment and fun,” he said.

“I think our model is pretty different from the other cafés and so we do not view them as direct competition.”

The café has received outstanding reviews.

Tianna Gerber, an Unplugged visitor, said, “Unplugged has such a wonderful atmosphere and so many game choices. I can’t wait to go back.”

Travis Payne, another Unplugged customer, said, “great place to hang out, have fun, at a very inexpensive cost.”

Jeremy said Unplugged has something for everyone.

“We’ve got family games, children’s games and party games. We’ve even got a wide variety of strategy games that range from very [simple] to extremely complex.”