All hosting and no gaming make customers boring.
There are plenty of cafes and bars that offer a wide range of board games to entertain customers, and you might even be able to find a hotel that will occasionally lend a Kerplunk box or UNO game to customers. hotel games in Osaka’s bustling Namba district, however, takes things a step further and really immerses guests in board games.
Everyone can enter the hotel and enjoy their collection of 130 types of board games from Japan and around the world in an all-you-can-play format for 3,250 yen (25 USD) per person on the playable porch in the second floor lobby. They even have a board game sommelier on hand to give recommendations and instructions for unfamiliar games to help visitors find their new favorites.
But for the full experience, it is advisable to check into one of their many room types. Standard rooms suitable for board games are available in styles for all ages and can accommodate up to five people. So you will have enough players to meet the requirements of all games.
▼ Children’s rooms are very child-friendly
▼ There are also rooms with terraces for outdoor games
For a more interactive overnight stay, there is also a Werewolf Murder Mystery Room. Despite the name, there are actually several murder mystery games to choose from, most of them just featuring werewolves.
Guests can even go beyond their room and play eight Hotel Games games integrated into the installation.
▼ A video tour of Hotel Games
In Coin Huntplayers have to chase the coins… Many of the best games are the ones that don’t require much explanation.
In Night Mischievous Werewolf our lycanthrope friends take a break from the killing and play harmless pranks on the guests. Each guest is given a card to perform an act like “putting a fork in a fridge” or “hanging three hangers together” and must do the task so others won’t notice until the next morning.
When visiting the hotel games, you will also notice a grid with numbers outside each elevator area. This is for gamers Elevator Guessing Game. When an elevator arrives, simply jump on a space to guess how many people will descend and crush your opponents with predictive power. It’s also really nice to get off an elevator and have someone applauding when you arrive.
All hotels are known for their pictograms, but it’s only at Hotel Games that they come to life and break free from their two-dimensional shackles. Find them all and be crowned champion of hide and seek pictogram.
These are only half of the special hotel games available. There is also the Dice Challenge, Drink Riddle, Additional rules for your tripand the secret chamber which is a hidden room filled with treasures for guests to find by solving a series of mysteries.
▼ I just hope the treasure isn’t a loophole like “friendship” or something
Even the reception is furnished in the style of the Japanese hanafuda card game and the pattern of the walls changes every month.
It’s definitely such a fun building that it would be hard to sleep in, and with its convenient location in downtown Osaka, there’s no shortage of outdoor entertainment either. You can even try to solve the nearby mystery of the hidden train station cafeteria, if you dare…
Hotel Games Mimaru Osaka Namba Station / ボードゲームホテルMIMARU大阪難波STATION
Address: Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Nipponbashi 3-6-24