Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Bistro

Jupiter St., Makati, Metro Manila

Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Bistro
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 4:00p - 12:00a

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 4:00p - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 12:00p - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street

Most Recent Reviews

Denise A.
4.0 Stars
7

I've been to Ludo Boardgame Cafe many times now and this is already their second branch which I had to visit cause it's bigger and can accompany larger groups as compared to their first branch in Tomas Morato where it's always fully booked and waiting could take up to two hours 128529

I'm not really a fan of boardgames ever since cause I usually associate it with geek gaming or smart playing, LOL. I rarely play monopoly, and haven't played chess in my entire life, so i'm clueless on what to expect on modern boardgames.
Little did I know, there are a lot of new concept boardgames like co-op games, Deck Building Games, Strategy Games, Bluffing Games, etc. It might be intimidating at first but I assure you the game masters will explain to you how the game works at first and then you can start playing with your friends.

Anyway, let me go first onto the food. It's required to order 1 drink and 1 food per person to be able to play. No minimum amount required per order.

I love their CHEESE GYOZA P160, aside from it's cheap it's also yummy. It comes with a sweet sour vinegar sauce. We also ordered their SUPER NACHO CHIPS P250 (For 3 Pax) which is already good for 3 to 5 pax. Nothing special about the nachos, it's your typical nachos but it's the cheapest for sharing food on their menu so just had to order it. For the drink I ordered their GREEN TEA Latte for P100 which looks more like a Frappe, I find it so sulit cause for P100 you get to enjoy a nice drink already. And it wasn't that bad, being an avid fan of matcha I find this one good enough na. It's subtle and light, just a perfect drink while playing.

I don't really think there's something extravagant about their food that's why wala talagang tumatak sakin but when you're actually playing, you won't mind it anymore. Having good food for a boardgame cafe is like a "BONUS", as having tried playing in other boardgame cafes, so far wala pang super sarap that would make me want to come back for the food itself, boardgames lang talaga yung babalikan ko.

I like this branch better cause they have a wider range of drinks and imported beers. For some reason, their food is better and well prepared compared to the other branch. If I had to choose, i'll definitely come back to this branch!

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Norman Lester T.
5.0 Stars
7

Ludo has a very huge collection of boardgames.

My friends and I decided to kill time at Ludo since we wanted more bonding aside from our dinner at Ogawa. Clingy, eh? We called Ludo to have our names put on the waiting list. We were 6th. We waited for more than an hour to be accommodated. Still, it's fine. Not sure why, but good thing there's a nearby Sbucks there for us to wait.

I ordered King's Landing Float and I loved it. I think it's priced at 250php. It contains Irish Cream, root beer and ice cream. Since for us to play and stay, everyone needs to order at least one food or drink. My friends ordered Butterscotch beer. It tastes like butterbeer! But too sweet tho. For me. One of my friends also tried their Triple Chocolate Chip milkshake. It's very yummy as well.

For food, we had nachos, and potato chips with sour cream dip. I didn't like the food so much. But still, okay for a pica-pica.

Very friendly staff. I just forgot the name of the girl who assisted us. 128584 We played Avalon. Super exciting! Haha. We also tried Escape from Enigma game from Mystery Manila. It's a bluffing game as well wherein the goal is to find the right tool for you to use to escape (i.e, flashlight, key, pliers, etc.). Just ensure to keep Enigma away as he will do everything to prevent you from escaping. Enigma may kill you too. 128517 We enjoyed this game so much that we bought 1 set of it. Haha since Ludo is just until 2am, we continued to play Escape in Whistlestop until 5am. 128584

P.S. They also have One Night Ultimate Werewolf game. 9786

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Camille S.
5.0 Stars
6

Lucky enough to find the last available table and last parking slot in Ludo during our visit. The place gets really packed around 5pm.

They require all guests to order at least one food/drink as their gaming charge. I ordered a lot since we stayed there for hoursss! I ordered A&W Rootbeer Float and Parmesan Fries first. The float was good; of course it's A&W. The fries lacked the cheese flavor. We asked the servers to add more parmesan cheese on it and it took them after at least five follow ups before action was made. I also ordered their Katsudon for dinner which was okay. I was kinda expecting that it wouldn't taste good because it wasn't their specialty or whatever. Surprisingly, it wasn't bad at all.

Since it's a board game place, there are around 1-2 people who helps in explaining each board game. I think they should add at least one more person to help because the place gets full and it'll take time before another group of people is "served". They also sell board games there but don't get too excited to buy your newly discovered favorite game. Some of the items are priced a hundred bucks more expensive vs. other game stores. But if your game is hard to find and they have it, might as well buy it.

Lastly, I have to commend the place for maintaining the clean tables and shelves. For a very interactive place, it's really good that they keep it clean. Of course, they wouldn't want their precious board games ruined with the drinks and food. I also liked the wall decors which were inspired from the Dixit card game. Creative!! It made me want to have my favorite Dixit card painted in a big canvas and hang it in my room.

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Lhorenz-Ehmer R.
5.0 Stars

Board games! ;)

Japanese food and board games!

We ordered japanese carbonara. Pesto, fries and gyoza! Super sarap ang creamy ng pasta.

Saya ng mga board games nila! At accomodating ang mga taga turo ng games. Buti super konti ng tao! :)

Visit na guys. :) fully booked sila ng friday night and sat. Kaya weekday pumunta. Hehe

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Em D.
4.0 Stars

And I'm officially into board/card games now. 128563 Went to Ludo with some friends and spent about 7-8 hours eating, drinking, and winning (mostly losing for me though). 🙄

We ate lunch first while waiting for our other friends to arrive. We got their chicken alfredo pasta and their 5 piece ebi tempura. Both items were actually pretty good. I also got their chocolate milkshake, which wasn't bad too. 4-5 hours later, we tried their chocolate chip cookie ala mode (forgot what it's really called) and did not like it one bit. The cookie was so hard and it tasted old. We finished it anyway cause... Idk sayang. 128542 Food was kinda pricey but most of it is good, I guess.

Now moving on to the games we played. Played some warmup games first like Exploding Kittens, Hive, Da Vinci Code and Sushi Go! before we moved on to playing Coup and Pandemic.128563 Has anyone here ever won Pandemic??? We tried twice and we thought we were good the second time but NOPE!!! I thought I wouldn't like the game 'cause you have to work as a team so no challenge... I was wrong. It's even harder. Too many epidemics!! Coup was pretty interesting too. I'm actually interested in buying it... So I can practice. And start winning. Lol.

We tried calling Ludo to reserve a table 3 days before and they said they no longer accepted reservations for that day but they also said that there would be walk-in tables available so... We went anyway hehe. It started getting full at around 5 PM on a Sunday. The game masters were helpful and friendly but there were still some games they weren't familiar with.

I cannot wait to go back and win Pandemic and try other long games! 128525 Other suggestions will be greatly appreciated lol.

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Denise A.
5.0 Stars

I really love it here. Although their food is quite pricey around P150 and their drinks, it's a good place to hang out for spontaneous night outs with friends :)
The place is very nig so you can come in 7-10pax. You can stay as long as you want but make sure you order something.
Better reserve before going here since most people stay for a long time there might be no available seats for you.

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Neil R.
4.0 Stars

Preface: This rendesvoos review is extremely late... two months late, to be exact. I had some trouble with a new phone that made me unable to post this earlier. Profuse apologies to Ludo, our awesome host that evening, and to the equally awesome and affable looloo crew.

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One of the more active entertainment strips in the metro just became more diverse.

Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Bistro, this new kid on the Jupiter block, gamely and generously invited several loolooers for a night of fun and discovery.

Being situated at the former Pino and The Burger Project made Ludo easier to find. Adding to that ease, their big and bright bluish sign screamed, making it difficult to miss. The establishment was surrounded by huge panels of clear glass. Compounded by well-lit interiors, it made the big groups hunched over and around their tables difficult to miss street-side.

As you walk into their doors, you'll notice a row of shelves filled with board games. With an arsenal of over 650 games, Ludo is an escapist’s fantasy quite unmatched by any other option available at the moment.

On the day of our rendesvoos, they had been on soft opening for a few weeks already. Yet, based the inflow of patrons, the response from the Makati crowd was anything but soft. I was dumbfounded that evening, ignorant me was not aware that such a market existed.

Walking by the shelves you'll realize that it truly is possible to make every Ludo visit quite different from the last. Fantasy, history, science fiction, comic books and literature are but a few of the available genres. And if that's not enough, a five-figure budget allotment allows them to continually add more games while retiring some in the process.

You could also go in with an open mind and allow their in-house game gurus to recommend games and assist you in learning the rules and mechanics. Heck, they'll even play with you. How's that for customer interaction?

That night, Nathan served as our gaming guru. He had us try out games such as Avalon, Apples to Apples, Mad Gab, and Tic Talk.

That last one served as the highlight for me, as it provided some SFW catch words that will last a long time for the people involved. To mention a few: Svetlana, Ponstan 250, and Loperamide.

As with every looloo rendesvoos, that night involved meeting new people, catching up with old friends, and actual face-to-face conversations with loolooers I only got to interact with in-app.

So shout outs to Chichi T. Dell C. Marie H. Mae A. Yshkael C. Paul G. Ronith Jazel D.

Plus, the greatest crew on this side of the globe: Peanut D. Odell R. Roegan T.

Props to Ludo as well for being such great hosts. Especially for providing an environment wherein you feel like you’re just playing and hanging out at your friends sala. Yes, I think we had the distinction of being the nosiest table that night. 128556

Before I end this, let me share some random observations:

> If you have a vehicle, park on the side. Oddly, the slots right in front of Ludo are owned by another establishment.
> You can bring in your own games.
> Game gurus wear white shirts and white caps, while the servers are in black.
> They offer a wide array of alcoholic beverages, including cocktails and imported beers.
> If you plan to eat, do it before you play. Eating nachos adds an extra layer of difficulty to a game challenging enough.
> The shelves also serve as a marker, dividing the quiet space from the not so quiet area.

So gather your friends, head on out to Ludo and get your game on!

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

I've been to several boardgame/cafe places before and to be honest, i hated them. I always felt like i would hyperventilate anytime soon given my close proximity to fellow boardgamers (ha!) and the feeling of "humidity" throughout my stay. With that being said, i really enjoyed my experience at Ludo. It was spacious, and the temperature of the place was well set. I really liked my stay, and didnt notice that we were there for 5.5 hours already.

Food was very practical. They were choices that could be eaten neatly while still multitasking and playing your game. We played Bang, Avalon, Timeline (history game wherein i spaced out but my humanities partner really loved), dixit (cool game, inside jokes all around haha), and this chinese dragon bridge game (forgot the name but would love to buy this).

Boardgame selection was awesome. Unlimited ice tea + 5 hour stay = sulit. Haha

Anyway, will definitely be back with my group of friends soon. Although, i know it can be hard at times to get seats nwe were there 5 minutes before opening hahaha #atat

Anyway, hope you guys enjoy your visit if ever you decide to pass by :)

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Will C.
5.0 Stars

I was a bit surprise that they are packed for a thursday night. We were able to avail of their private room for 12 persons. Its 3000 for 4 hours and 1k for any succeeding hours, all of which is consumable. So its a good deal for a big group. They seldom run out of cards games and its a nice place to test out new card games before buying any.
#12Days

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars

Just had their Iced Mocha (coz I was so full from my Chili's food trippin'). It was served a little late which was prolly due to the big crowd that night. It was a Saturday so the place was packed. Still had fun playing games (we played Mad Gab. Yaaaayyy!) here and yeah, a bit bitin so multiple visits is a must here. 128513

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Will C.
5.0 Stars

So finally i arrived here to meetup with my friends after all the traffic. For a friday, the jampack crowd is tolerable. Enough breathing space to walk around and has enough playing cards. Ordered their millshake. It was good9786

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars

Yay for looloo rendezvoos! I've been wanting to attend one and yes, my dream finally came true 128171

So for that night, the real winner for me was their Super Nachos. I couldn't help getting piece after piece. The plate was beside me also sooooo....hihihi 128513. It was just really filled and I don't think any nacho didn't have a topping (well, besides the ones at the bottom). It's just perfect for the plethora of exciting games that this place offers. No wonder it was filled with much buzz to the point that I couldn't hear my fellow looloo buddies 128029

Aside from the superb Super Nachos, their Cheese Gyoza was quite good too. Not too cheesy that it takes away what a gyoza should be. Opted for the Lemon Pepper Chicken though I should've stuck with my gut and chose the mushroom herbed rice to pair it with. The cheese potato mash was just too flavorful that it takes the limelight from the chicken. As for the chicken, it was very tender and had good flavor. It didn't need the sauce that came with it (too tangy too when I tries layering mine with one).

Missed the dessert part because I had to rush back to the office (boo me! 128532). But it was fun to play the games here. Some were misses but the last one I played, Mad Gab, was a real hit!

'Twas a fun night playing games with other looloo folks, namely, Dell C, Yshkael C, Paul G, Chichi T, Ronith Jazel D, Neil R & Marie H. It was nice meeting you all along with the amazing looloo crew, Peanut D, Roegan T & Odell R! On to more looloo rendezvoos? Yes? 128522

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Ronith Jazel D.
4.0 Stars

One thing I'm not so comfortable of doing is socializing, I'm the introvert type, see. Also, I'm usually shy and awkward, especially when I'm with people I barely know. So when I replied to Peanut D's email (who was inviting me to join a Looloo rendezvoos), acknowledging and saying yes to her invite, my inner self was like, "WTH?? How will you survive this? Cancel now before it's too late!" And I swear I was actually thinking of cancelling. But hey, I've seen some people's comments to some of my reviews and people here at Looloo seem really nice and cool. So I thought, it's worth a try, it's not like they would ignore me or whatevs, right? After all, we all love food here (right, right!?) so I thought, at least we have a common ground and will have something to talk about. Lol. So I stopped thinking of not getting along with the bunch I was going to be with and started telling myself that I just have to try and be friendly as I could. Haha!

We were supposed to meet at 6:30 but I got there 30 minutes early. Haha! I didn't want to be late so I allotted an hour ride expecting a heavy traffic, but to my surprise, the flow was pretty good. Good thing Paul G was as early as I was whom I overheard being asked by one of LUDO’s staff if he’s part of Looloo, when he said yes, I approached him immediately and introduced myself (I did a great job here, I must say, way to go haha!).

The same person who asked Paul kindly showed us the way to our table which wasn’t really hard to find, lol (we had the longest table, I think haha). We were also welcomed by the Mister who seemed to look like Aga Muhlach (I didn’t get his name, though, sorry!). Paul took his time to roam around and take pictures and have a little talk to “Mr. Aga look-alike” (okay, now I feel bad for not getting his name) while I observe and (excitedly) eye the board games. It’s what I was looking forward most, really, I mean, I’ve been wanting to go to their first branch in Quezon City but my friends are always busy and it’s really not a place for just yourself. It was also nice to watch people play, enjoy, and get so pikon. Lol. I swear there was really one group who were arguing there. I started taking photos of people and the cool interiors of LUDO by then.

This branch was so alive that time, it’s almost full, a good thing I guess for it just opened couple of weeks ago.

Peanut and Neil R came in no time. They were so nice, I must say and both had a welcoming vibe, huhu! By this time, Mr. Aga 128532 introduced us to Nathan who was our game guru for the day, he seemed nice and entertained some of our questions and even enlightened us willingly. He also gave us suggestions on which of the board games could be perfect for a group of 10-12, he said though that it’s hard to find one for a large group like that so he suggested to split our group in to two. But then he introduced us to this game called “Avalon,” it’s good for 5-10 players (not sure), a simple in a (kind of) complicated way game. Us, four early birds with Nathan tried to play it and it is more serious than enjoyable, I think not my kind. Dell C, Yshkael C, Mae A, Chichi T, Odell R, and Roegan T came few more minutes after our first try on the game and by their looks, I think our feelings for this one are mutual. Haha! I don’t recommend this if you’re looking for a light and fun game.

We decided to give up on “Avalon” and Nathan gave us another game, the “Apples to Apples” which is like a matching game, where there is an adjective (in a form of cards) that you would have to match with one of the cards you have (can be anything: people, events, movies, whatevs), the best match chosen by the “leader” will get the card with the adjective, and whoever has the most number of adjective cards wins. This one I didn’t like, but I’m pretty sure Odell and Paul did for they matched most of the adjective cards! Some of us also tried playing something related to animal and the zoo but I didn’t join anymore because it sounds more complicated. Haha!

While playing, we were served with the appetizers, Super Nacho Cheese and Cheese Gyoza. I liked both, way too much I think that I ate way too much than I’d usually allow myself to (like I was nearly full when the main dish was served). The Nacho Cheese has a very generous serving, I think it can be good for up to 3 people but it could use more toppings, and cheese, maybe? Yay for cheese! The Gyoza on the other hand was sooo good! I was never a fan of it, I thought it’s overrated, but that was then when I have not tried it with cheese yet. I think the cheese gave balance to its taste, it’s not overpowering, it just added a twist, a good one! You really can’t go wrong with cheese, you know!

Before we continued playing, we had our main course, a choice between Lemon Pepper Chicken and Honey Cured Pork Spareribs, I had the latter with mashed potato. I’m not so impressed with this one, although the meat was tender, the sauce was overly sweet for my taste. I even tried to remove the outer part so I’d be able to enjoy the rest but medyo na-nunot na ‘yung sauce (which should have been a good thing in other cases), so even the insides was too sweet. Although I think I should have enjoyed it more if I partnered it with plain rice because the mashed potato was a little off to me too, it’s too cheesy (don't overdo the cheese now hehe) to the point na may umay factor na, I think it could have been better if they partnered it with a regular mashed potato instead, or might as well let the customers choose what kind of mashed potato they prefer? I didn’t finish this one, it’s sad, I know.

After having the main dish, we tried playing again, this time, Marie H has arrived and played Mad Gab with us. It is an interesting game, it's like guessing what phrase will be formed out of the words combined, like for example, "Juice Colored" the phrase is "Jusko Lord" or “Hi Nut Quo” = “Hay na’ko” something like that. Haha! We were divided into two groups, Team A and Team B, I was part of Team A with Odell, Marie, Chichi and Neil. Apparently, we were too "normal" (as what my groupmates had put it haha) to win. It's hard and complicated, really, but in a good way, especially when the rules state that clues should only be related to syllables and whatnot. But, hey, rules can be broken so our team did, kaya medj nakahabol. Haha! It was so much fun, intense even, I can still remember how I repeatedly shouted when I thought we got the phrase right (spoiler alert: we did get it. . . after a few more tries) well, not sorry.

We tried Tic Talk next, still with the same groups. There were five colored dice with letters which will be copied to a pad paper with boxes, to their respective colors, out of those letters, you'll have to form words, making sure it's a hard one for it'll be exchanged to the other group later on and they would try to guess it based on the clues that will be given by their team's leader. This one was so much fun too, and more intense, from choosing the words to trying to understand the opposing group's writing, to figuring out what the words actually mean, to finding what clues are the easiest to understand, and to actually guessing the sometimes too-hard-for-my-brain ones hahaha! Our group tried but, yea right, we lost. But ha! I had so much fun to even think of it.

While playing Tic Talk, we were served with the Creme Caramel, oh this one is sooo good, that custard-y (or was it?) sweet heaven, I'd have it again and again!! If you are planning to go here, this dessert is a must try (ah, I am such a sucker for anything custard huhu).

Hours passed, I didn’t even realize that it was already 10pm. I wanted to stay a little bit more but I have thesis to think about and a whole bunch of paper works to finish that should be passed before 12nn the next day. So I said my goodbye and went home with a happy heart and tums!

Food is one thing here at LUDO but with all the board games you can borrow (or buy if you're into it) and play with your friends and family, this place can truly be a perfect fit to hang out and bond and have so much fun, I truly recommend it. I, myself am planning to go back and bring my friends to kick some ass. Lol. If you are not so sure which board game to go for, don’t hesitate to ask for guide and advice to their staff/game gurus, they are beyond nice.

Everything went well, I had fun, I socialized. I never thought I'd enjoy that much on this Looloo rendezvoos, never did I thought either I'd give out that laugh I give only when I'm with my closest friends. People are so nice, the Looloo crew, my co-Looloo reviewers, and even the staff of Ludo, so if you'd ask me if I regret saying yes to this, the answer is NO, not even a bit, not at all.

So I thank Peanut and the rest of the Looloo crew for inviting me and for being such a great host, thank you too for the sweet letter, Looloo blue payong, and the Looloo candies! Also thanks to LUDO for sponsoring this fun-fun eat up and for the giveaway (I'm still trying to figure how to play it haha) and to their staff for being such of help to us!

It’s always nice to meet new people and share stories and experiences. For someone like I am, it can be intimidating, scary even, at first but trying is always the best option. So if you get an invite for a Looloo rendezvoos, don’t even think twice and just say yes! Trust me, it will be fun!

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Marie H.
4.0 Stars

I guess this is the only place where losing can still be fun.

Privileged to have received an invitation from looloo for a rendezvoos here. I must admit, up until then, I had no idea that there is such a thing as a boardgame cafe and that there's a new breed of "gamers" on the rise.  Promptly arrived about an hour and a half after the call time of 6:30 p.m., with special prior dispensation from the looloo team.  I understand they'd already finished one game by then. Peanut D, the ever gracious host, made another round of introductions for me. I must confess (again), I didn't really get everyone's names during that round. Poor memory comes with age.128117 Sorry. Don't feel so smug. You'll reach that point too soon enough. Still, I sort of knew some of them because of prior conversations carried on in the comments section of reviews in looloo. I thought to myself that since we weren't all completely strangers unto each other, we might be able to develop a good dynamic for the boardgames. Because I sat at the right end of the table, I formed part of Team A, which was then dubbed as Team Awesome! Those who sat at the other side of the table formed Team B. I can't remember what their unofficial name was, but they ended up being the Better team because they won all the games we played (or at least until I had to leave because I still had to go to work the following day and function).

They say you don't really know someone until you've traveled with them. Well, I think you can get a glimpse of their true personality when you play a boardgame (or two) with them. Some remain cool, while others become really intense. Some are able to think on their feet (literally), while others are reduced to the IQ of a sponge (ouch!). Some stick to the rules (especially when they're winning), while others become more "creative" (especially when we can't score even just one friggin' point!128557 We eventually did, thank God!). In the interest of newly formed relationships, I will not name names (but you can read Dell C's review for more details). It all made for one fun evening though. I definitely did not expect to laugh so hard with people I'd just met.

I suppose this is really what this place offers -- a venue where you can have some clean fun and bond even with strangers. Staff were very eager to assist and explain the mechanics of the games we played. They even occasionally stopped by our table and watched us and then realized we weren't really following the rules.128562 But they were cool about it, probably because they saw we were having fun. I guess you can call this cafe an upgraded playground -- bright, spacious, and noisy.  Of course, you're bound to get hungry playing and screaming (or was that just our table?). Fortunately, it is still a cafe where you can order food and drinks. I didn't see the menu but I got to taste the super nachos, cheesy gyoza, lemon pepper chicken with a half portion of mushroom herbed rice, and creme caramel. While unremarkable, they were sufficient to sustain me through two boardgames.

In the photo is the owner's giveaway to us, a game called Letters to Santa. My teenaged niece saw it and got so excited because apparently they've been meaning to go to Ludo in Quezon City, but they hear that it's always packed. Good thing they've opened a branch nearby which was still on soft opening when I visited.

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Paul G.
4.0 Stars

Board meetings, more fun at Ludo (in Latin means I play) especially when with the looloo crew and fellow looloo reviewers. This is my first time to join a sponsored looloo rendezvoos. Thank you Peanut D for inviting me
This is their 2nd branch. I arrived early and met fellow reviewer Ronith. While waiting for the rest, I took photos already of the place and managed to talk to one of the owners, Mr. Aga look-alike.
My first question was where do they buy thier board games. He said that there are online stores similar to amazon but focus on selling games only from European countries, Japan and others.
He also said that by simply ordering a main course, players can choose from the hundreds of games they have collected and displayed on their racks and play for hours with friends. They have game masters who will recommend and assist you in playing the games. Hats off to Nathan the game master assigned to us for helping us!
It's a great place to hang out with friends that share the same passion for games and games vary in terms of format and number of players. In one table I see a group of friends playing cards and in another a couple playing against each other.
I noticed though that the games I played where not available like games of the general, monopoly, boggle (crap I just gave away my age lol). As explained by Dell the owners intentionally did not include popular games because they wanted to share other games which they think is cooler or more awesome than the usual games.
The games we played:
Avalon - you get to play good or evil and if the latter, you need to make the mission fail so you connive with the other evil players bwahahaha! it was ok but it didn't quite create excitement and wasn't that fun to play 110881108811088
Apples to Apples - this one I kinda liked (maybe because Odell R anf I were winning lol). Players get a set of cards and a card is placed on the table containing a word. The objective is to put the card with the word that is similar or somehow related o the word on the card on the table 11088110881108811088
Mad Gab - -accdg to wikipedia, it's a game invented by Terry White and players are divided into two teams and uses puzzles known as Mondegreens containing words that when put together make a phrase that doesn't make sense at all. The onjective is to sound out as many puzzles as you can within 2 minutes for each round. Our team B won by a landslide. It was the game that elicited participation from the other players and was the best game I played that night IMO so 1108811088110881108811088
Food and beverage:
Cheezy nachos - I loved it 1108811088110881108811088️. The strategy is to let the others play so you have the nachos all to yourself lol. I ate half I think.
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Honey Pork Spareribs - was just ok. Sweetness was just right for me. Maybe because some portions were tender and soft like melts in your mouth (top part) but the rest were not as what I was expecting it to be. Also, I would have preferred a different side dish like corn on the cob or coleslaw as opposed to was that kimchi.110881108811088
Creme caramel was ooozing with awesomeness. I love sweet stuff1108811088110881108811088
Washed all the food I ate with good old fashioned A&W Rootbeer Float1108811088110881108811088
It was great meeting all of you in the flesh Peanut D (nice alarm clock btw este apple watch pala), Roegan T Odell R,, Dell C Yshkael C Chichi T Ronith Jazel D Mae A Neil Marie H
Thank you also to Ludo for the awesome giveaway, perfect for this christmas season although I would have preferred the aweosme millenium falcom poster on your wall lol. MTFBWY!

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Yshkael C.
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My first looloo rendevooz and hopefully not the last.

It's actually not my first time in Ludo! I have been to their first branch, QC area. But, I never knew they had a second and in fact a newly opened one located in the Makati area.

Comparing to the first branch, it's actually more spacious here and there are more games as well.

I did find the same problem with both branches. Parking Space! 128664128664128664

Games: We played a total of three games namely: Avalon, Apples to Apples and Mad Gab. The best was the last one, hands down! Our Team, Team B was hella rocking it! Shout out to my team mates: Paul G Mara Mae A Dell C and Roegan T! Woot Woot! The Game Master and the staff were good in explaining the games. Very enthusiastic as well! To be honest, some games were hits some were misses. Some I find complicating....

It's good that they have suggestions for you if you are clueless. Take note most of the games here are never heard of , not your usual board games...Scrabble, Pictionary etc. So yeah. My suggestion, be open to learning new things.

Food: Loved the Cheese Gyoza! Ate like 3 pieces right away. It's something different, I've never heard of something like that before. Oozing with awesomeness and mozzarella cheese. Yum!
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Main dish, I chose Lemon Pepper Chicken with Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. I loved the flavor of the chicken! The combination works! Super generous serving! It's actually leg plus thigh just like PM 1 of Mang Inasal! Well, I wished I chose rice over mashed potatoes cause the chicken was so flavorful that I felt it needed something plain along with it. The cheesy mashed potato was also very flavorful and fully loaded with cheesy goodness that I find when eaten together, it just doesn't work. They don't compliment each other, in my opinion. Or better yet, just plain old mashed potatoes minus the cheese. To be honest, it made me really look for rice.
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Creme Caramel. Wooo so full with all the food. Again, quite good. I just had a few spoons since I am filled!
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Drink, went with Iced Mocha or something like that, kinda forgot the name. Surprisingly, it lacked ice?!?! I got it with no ice and it was barely cold. I had to ask for more ice cause the drink was quite flavorful! Had to dilute it with more ice in short.

Service: Staff were attentive, easy to talk to and they were quick. They had a hard time hearing us out since the place was a bit noisy.

Over all experience: Well, it can get quite loud. So be ready for that! Go for Gyoza! Bring your competitive spirit and keep an open mind into trying new games. Food definitely distracts you! So play first then eat or the other way around, never both at the same time. Or else you will start the game then suddenly food comes then you will get distracted and forget what's happening, like no more concentration whatsoever at all. I suggest eat first then play so you get a lot of ENERGY! Also, tag your friends along, the more the merrier! It is surely a good bonding place!

Great food with great games, perfect combination.

Many thanks to the whole Looloo team for inviting me. LOOLOOking forward to more of these bondings next time.

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Dell C.
4.0 Stars

Yey! I was able to attend another looloo rendezvous sponsored by Ludo boardgame and cafe at their 2 week old branch in Jupiter, Makati. Was there at exactly 630pm and the place is still not full on a Thursday night which is perfect, since we are avoiding the loud shouting and screeching of other players in the store. Later did we know that we will be the noisiest group there with the high pitch, semi-shout, full open mouthed laugh of Peanut D which you can hear up to EDSA.

The "Aga Muhlach" look-a-like owner 128540 shared to us his passion for boardgames and the logic behind it. At first, we kept on complaining why they don't have the simpler games like taboo or cranium and the likes and everything just changes the when he explained why they don't have it. It is because they want to let people know that there is something else behind those 30-40 yrs game. They want to let their customers feel that you can still enjoy other boardgames that will let you think and appreciate boardgames even more. You can smell the passion and the enthusiasm while he shares the mission of the company which is to give more meaningful games other than that of Monopoly and the dirty clay board game cranium. 128513

Here are some of the games we played during the rendezvous:

AVALON- strategical bluff game which let you fail or succeed a mission depending on the character you portray. Did I enjoy it? Moving on... 128584

Apple to apple- enough said. -1 for this game. Only Odell R and Paul G enjoyed this game.

MAD GAB- a fun game that can be played by 6-8 people. A team member will read set of words that will sound like a phrase then that team member should figure out that phrase to get a point. Sounds complicated because it is. I'm sure this game will be wild if you have a friend that is ngongo. 128541128541128541

Tik talk- probably the best game we played last night. We are divided in 2 groups. A player throws 5 colored dice with letters in it. You write down the letters in a memo pad with the corresponding colors in a box and try to form the deepest complicated words you can think of. After that, you switch with the other group and the team members of that group will figure out the words by giving clues to each word. Just had my best laugh with this game when Chichi T said blank 250! Which is supposed to be Ponstan 250 but when Neil R shouted 250 MILLIGRAM! I died. 128565128514128514128514

According to the owner, food here is just their secondary priority. There primary product of course is their boardgames which they continuously expand each and every month. As for their food, we had a cheezy nachos for appetizer which for me is okay. Generous servings of cheese and toppings. Then we had a cheezy gyoza. Yes anything with cheese is good. 128513128513128513 I choose honey spareribs for my main course which is off the bone type of ribs but a bit, okay not a bit, really really sweet ribs sauce which made the flavor extra strong and nakakasuya. I also tried their peanut butter and caramel milkshake which is amazingly good. Again reminded me of Chichi T nachoke sa chokenut incident. 128513128513128513

Will I be back? Definitely! Can't wait to bring my nerdy friends here and play with their wide and interesting 650 board games on hand up to date. 128541128077🏻

Would like to thank looloo for the invite thanks P! Odell and @Roegan and of course being able to meet my fellow looloo users Ronith Jazel D Yshkael C Mae A Marie H and @paul (thanks for the pic!) to the very young Neil R. and to woman behind happytummytravel Chichi! Had fun last night! 127882128165127888127881🤗128541

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