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Café in Tehran Serves Tabletop Games, Promotes Healthy Fun

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A view of board games in Café GeekA view of board games in Café Geek

One of the few places in Iran that offers 220 tabletop games as a fun group activity besides the fare usually served in most coffee shops is Café Geek in central Tehran.
Many people, especially the youth, spend a considerable amount of time surfing the Net and social networks. According to report compiled by Hootsuite and We Are Social and published by The Next Web last year, there are 3.028 billion active social media users worldwide, which is about 40% of the global population. This has reduced face-to-face, group and social interactions among people.
Add to it the videogames that gained in popularity over the past four decades (ranging from various consoles to hi-tech smartphones). According to an ESA study on videogame consumers, the number of gamers in the world in 2016 reached 1.8 billion, which has further intensified people’s isolation.
Under the circumstances, places and activities that bring people together to have a good time are finding a large youth following. Tabletop games have such a quality. While one can purchase them (although there are not many available in the local market) to play at home, Café Geek, a recently-opened coffee shop in Tehran, is presenting a plenty of them to provide a joyful atmosphere and experience to its customers.


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