Play Nation Philppines Is the Newest Entertainment Haven in the Metro!

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED November 5, 2018 04:13 pm | UPDATED November 6, 2018 10:52 am
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In today's society where everyone is glued to their phones for interaction and entertainment, it's no wonder board game cafes have become popular spots in the metro. These entertainment cafes make it refreshing to see people detach from their phones and actually interact, enjoy, as well as build (and betray) friendships through the classic board games.

Board game cafes are a pretty nostalgic sight. Add in video and arcade games in the mix, and it's basically a kid's playroom—for adults. And that's what Play Nation is here for.


Play Nation, the leading gaming cafe brand in Singapore, opens up its first (and largest!) branch in the Philippines. Play Nation perfectly mixes food, fun, and friendships in a hub that not only is entertaining, but is also 'gram-worthy, too. Check it out:


The perfect gaming atmosphere


Play Nation occupies 5,800 sq meters, which means larger space for bigger gaming joys! The cafe has different divisions: one for the video games, the other for board games, and VIP rooms. Play Nation Philippines’ is designed with summer-themed walls, bright colors, and vibrant lighting that makes you want to feel like a kid again.



Video games!


What’s a play hub without your favorite gaming consoles? Xbox One, Kinect, and Nintendo Switch are all waiting for you in the comfort of console sofa stations. There are a total of 27 console seatings and each is equipped with the three mentioned gaming consoles. There are about 100 multiplayer games to choose from, including Band Hero, Just Dance, Mario Kart, Cuphead, Lara Croft and Temple of Osiris.



Test of Friendship


If you are more of an old soul, Play Nation still has you covered. Its shelves are filled with hundreds of card and board games. Exploding Kittens, Splendor, Monopoly, and UNO along with many other rare finds! So go ahead and play with your best buds or challenge a stranger's table near you.



Yummy food and cool drinks


Play Nation is not only a play hub, it is also a cafe. So if you just a want a place to eat, you are free to drop by. There’s a station called “Create Your Own Play Bowl” where you can customize a rice bowl. There’s also a play and dine package at 300php in case you get too tempted to play.


Alcoholic drinks are available…soon.



You can enjoy hours of gaming pleasure!


Delight in four hours of board games at 200php from Monday to Sunday. You can also enjoy four hours of video games at 250php from Monday-Friday and P320 from Saturday-Sunday. If you think you can make the most out of your stay for an hour, Play Nation also has rates for that. See all of their packages below:



Here’s a bonus: You can also book Play Nation for special functions. You can also request to reserve spaces for intimate gatherings.


So, whether you are the video game buff or a card and board games fan or simply a kid at heart, there is room for you here at Play Nation. The only goal? To have fun!




You can visit Play Nation at the UP Town Center along Katipunan Avenue. It is just a jeepney ride away from LRT Katipunan Station. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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