ottawa is a part of the new board game revolution

Amy Boyce photographed at ‘Games for All’ in Westboro.

Like many people, Amy Boyce grew up in Ottawa then moved away to Toronto for a while, but returned because of the small town feel and sense of community that our city is so well known for. Amy especially finds this local community feel in Westboro Village, where her and her partner Marquis Coté have recently opened their board game store and lounge – Games for All. “Westboro is the perfect neighbourhood for our new store because it’s so family and community focused.” She also loves Westboro because of all of the great locally owned restaurants, cafés and shops. Amy loves local!

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Amy also really loves the heritage buildings downtown like The Parliament Buildings, and she enjoys shopping and walking around the Byward Market where you can find so many small independently owned shops – and of course all the farmers selling fruits and vegetables in the summer. When I asked Amy if she had a favourite Ottawa restaurant, her’s was definitely Two Six {ate} on Preston. “I love that they really focus on presenting smaller meals using as much local food as possible.” Amy also really loves the eclectically vintage Raw Sugar Café, where you can even see local bands in the evening.

Thanks Amy for sharing and because board gaming is all about face to face connections and conversation, I’m certain your venture is going to be a big success in Ottawa. For more information about ‘Games for All’: and you can follow them on twitter at: @gamesforallca



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