Puzzles: Board Game Lounge

The Fort Strip, Katipunan Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Puzzles: Board Game Lounge
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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Open: 3:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6328151030

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 3:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 3:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 3:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 3:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 3:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 3:00p - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 3:00p - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Jacexperience V.
4.0 Stars
3

MONTECRISTO is so good!!! Craving for it. Super. :(

🏖 AMBIENCE:

Puzzles interior for me is ok. Or maybe because Snack’s and Ladders in Maginhawa really did set my standard for me when it comes to interior or maybe because their clients are more on the mature audience.

🍽 FOOD & 127865DRINKS:

Dishes that caught the attention of my tongue

Monte Cristo (P370)
Really thick Brioche Loaf with mozzarela and cheddar cheese, bacon strips. Imagine our surprise when we tasted this beauty.

B-A-C-O-N 🥓 S-L-A-B (P340)
Yes! You read it right! Bacon Slab w/ mushroom rice and poached eggs. When it comes to baecons, Puzzles really has great sweet and yummy baecons.

Oreo MIlkshake
Just the right amount of sweetness. I enjoyed it a lot!

128134‍♂️ SERVICE:

So far so good when I visited the place. Attentive staff.

🚳 PARKING:

There’s a parking space beside Fort Strip where Puzzles is located.

127759 OVERALL:

When it comes to food, this place trumps for me more than their board game offerings. :D Enjoyed my stay here because of the good food. Definitely a must try for foodies out there. ;)

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
10

Puzzles Board Game Cafe and Lounge is a place for friends and family. Where you can play board games while having your favorite comfort food.

I was invited by Ojie Domingues to try Puzzles in BGC which is located in the vicinity of the Fort Strip. Puzzles Board Game Cafe and Lounge is not that that big but at least it can accommodate at least 30 customers. They have gaming area with a wide selections of your favorite board games and mezzanine too.

They have wide selections of food and beverages:

127922 Puzzles Nachos for Php380.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Bacon and Egg Flatbread for Php280.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Chips and Dip for Php170.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Cheesy Bacon Fries for Php190.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Classic Chicken Fingers for Php290.00 - 110881108811088️ 3/5

127922All Meat Burger for Php360.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Spicy Chicken Sandwich (Mild) for Php290.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Mushroom Rice Bacon and Egg for Php340.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127922Beer-Battered Fish and Chips for Php240.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127922Fried Chicken and Cheese Pasta for Php290.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127922Sausage Mushroom Pasta for Php240.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

My favorites were Mushroom Rice Bacon and Egg, I like the flavor of the bacon dipped with some honey, it complement with the mushroom rice and egg. And I like the Beer-Battered Fish and Chips also. It was crispy and tender inside. The sauces were good too. Definitely, I will be again for these 2 dishes.

Overall, we had an amazing day playing some of our favorite board games while having our lunch. The staff provided excellent service too.

Thank you Puzzles Board Game Cafe and Lounge for having us.

Thank you Ojie for the invite.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars
7

We went here when this was fairly new, brought my son and his cousins for game night. I never wrote about it, mostly because I didn't like giving low ratings. While we had fun there, the food was a big disappointment for us that we never considered to come back, nor recommend it to people, even skipping a few invites from friends, but mostly because I had something else better to do.

We came by a few weeks ago on an invite by Puzzles. I walked in to see the familiar floor to ceiling wall of game boxes. This is a really large space, with extra seating in a decent sized mezzanine. Mostly with tables and chairs, they have a small floor area with bean bags and low tables for an even more laid back experience.

I was definitely happy to see they’d revamped their menu. The owners mentioned that when they moved in to BGC, they only offered simple food similar to what they had in their original BF branch. We were served a lot of food, it was nice to see well plated dishes come out. Of course I had to tell them I am so glad they updated their food options. And I can tell you that while the food isn’t revolutionary, its very likeable and I found a few favourites I will order on a future visit.  

Here’s what I liked:

🎟Puzzles Nachos
380.00
Deep-fried tortilla, served with jalapeños, fresh salsa garlic sauce, seasoned beef, cilantro, and sour cream

🎟Chips N Dip
170.00
Thinly sliced house made potato chips, with a side of bbq sauce and aioli
This was crunchy even after 45 mins of photo taking. Wow. I didn't dip it in the sauces, I was already satisfied with the chips.

🎟Mushroom Rice, Bacon and Egg
340.00
Mushroom cream rice, smoked bacon slab, poached egg, honey on the side.
Mmmm… bacon slab.

🎟Classic Chicken Fingers
290.00
Battered chicken breast strips, with a side of honey mustard and bbq sauce.
This is a huge order for the price. I love the flaky coating. Look similar to the fish & chips (which I wasn’t able to try because I thought it was chicken 128557)

🎟Milo Godzilla
200.00
Di lang dinosaur, Godzilla haha. Its a mega mug of a sweetened malt drink.

I find the pricing reasonable and the portions generous. The most popular games are worn out, but for a mere 100 pesos per person for unlimited play, in an air-conditioned space in BGC, I can overlook that as long as the game is still complete. It can be noisy here when its full and depending on the gamers present. While Puzzles loves it when their customers have fun, just be mindful when you’re too loud for everyone else.

So, going back to my back story about my first experience here, will I now reconsider coming back? Sure.

Sponsored event by Puzzles. Thank you Ojie D 128522

#loolooSummerGiveaway2018

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Pat D.
5.0 Stars
4

Puzzles: Board Game Lounge BGC

I was invited by @fatgirlsdayout (Bianca and Paula) together with my favorite foodies Julie L, Ac C and Joel (with his sister Apol). We played exploding kittens and giant UNO while we enoy their awesome food, snacks and drinks 10084️. It was a fun and “competitive” lunch haha

Food 1108811088110881108811088

I loveeeeee all their food. I really enjoyed their Milo Godzilla and they have the best chips I’ve tasted.

What we ordered:

➡️ Buffalo Chicken Tenders 330
➡️ Parmesan Truffle Fries 250
➡️ Fried Chicken and Cheese Pasta 290
➡️ Milo Godzilla 200
➡️ Mozarella Bites 375
➡️ Spicy Chicken sandwich

Price 1108811088110881108811088
➡️ The price is just right. Affordable + Quality food

Ambiance & Service 11088110881108811088
➡️ The staff were really nice and friendly. A relaxing and interactive place perfect for families and friends! I wanted a bigger table though- to fit all the games and the food 9996🏻

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Kevin R.
4.0 Stars
10

I was invited to a foodie meet-up (FMU) at Puzzles Board Game Lounge in the Fort Strip. While I am familiar with the concept of tabletop game cafés, I never heard of a tabletop game restaurant.
But whether visiting as a diner, a curious newcomer, or a competitive gamer, Puzzles has something that caters to all those tastes. The fact that it has a Stay + Play promo of allowing people to play after buying one meal or paying PHP150 is great news for gamers.

As I am more of a diner, I will focus on what I ate, which is listed below:

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Bacon & Egg Flatbread (PHP280)

Good thing the egg was well done. Plus points for me. The bacon and cheese were thankfully not too salty.

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Cheesy Bacon Fries (PHP190)

The fries are crunchy, and they stay crunchy even after a while. This is great for those who take their time when eating. Love the creamy cheese.

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Puzzles Nachos (PHP380)

I suggest eating these nachos immediately to enjoy the crunch. I enjoyed eating the jalapeño slices and the tangy ground beef.

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Spicy Chicken Sandwich (PHP290)

I am glad that the chicken fillet was mildly spicy so I could enjoy it. It was not too salty either.

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All-Meat Burger (PHP360)

Nothing beats bacon and eggs on burgers. I like the spooning sauce served on the side onto the burger for a little extra tang.

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Classic Chicken Fingers (PHP290)

This is quite salty for my taste. I think toning down the flavor would help improve it. The dark BBQ sauce should be the stronger element to help contrast the mildness of the chicken fingers. If nothing else, it is amazing how crunchy the fingers are.

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Fried Chicken and Cheese Pasta (PHP290)

I was surprised regarding the combination of chicken and cream sauce pasta. But this works great. I appreciate the cheesy flavor of the pasta sauce, as I was expecting it to be bland like in my previous experiences with cream sauce. What a pleasant surprise.

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Mushroom Rice, Bacon and Egg (PHP340)

While the thick slices of bacon have some fat to them, they also have a decent amount of meat to them. I was surprised that the eggs were poached for this dish. It certainly gives a unique take to the old bacon and eggs combo. Love the buttery and moist rice too.

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Sausage Mushroom Pasta (PHP240)

Love the spicy sausages. Really gives a nice kick to each bite. The pasta is al dente and the sauce has permeated through each strand, packing it with flavor.

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Milo Godzilla (PHP180)

The huge cousin to the Milo Dinosaur, this drink is a treat for Milo lovers. The whipped cream replaces the Dinosaur's mound of Milo powder, so do not be surprised if you are looking forward to mixing the powder into the drink. The drink is a bit too sweet for my liking, but I can tell people with sweet teeth will love it.

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Jinky U.
4.0 Stars
7

Make up artist friends and I had our annual get together/ Christmas party last weekend. Admittedly all our preps was super last minute so it was no surprise that we couldn't book a place anymore. We prefer the BGC area as that would be like the "middle part" since there are peeps coming from QC and the South. It was exhausting to look for a place that could accomodate a party of 9. All private rooms and restos were fully booked . Long story short, we ended up at Puzzles. And we were happy with the place! We had the whole 2nd floor to ourselves, it was not actually exclusive to us but newcomers would just opt to stay at the area downstairs once they realize our group's having a party there (plus we were so rowdy and noisy with the games and awarding LOL!).
Now let's get to the food part of the partehhhh:
Cheesy Bacon Fries
Nachos
Beer Battered Chicken Fingers
Salpicao
Mushroom Rice, Bacon & Egg
Fried Chicken & Cheese Pasta
Milo Godzilla drink
We enjoyed the food, total contribution was P620/head, pwede na consideing we had multiple orders of the fries,nachos, and chicken fingers + individual orders of the other dishes. Minus points though coz it took a long time for the food to be served.
We didn't rent out their board games so we just paid for the food we ordered and we were lucky the area upstairs was available. So guys, if you need a last minute party venue 128077128521.

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
10

Now that I'm officially a member of Titas of Manila, I value staycations more than ever. But when I get invited to play board games over yummy snacks, I'd be ready in a heartbeat. And that's pretty much what happened two Saturdays ago when The Foodie Station invited me to hangout at Puzzles Board Game Lounge.

Hello again, Puzzles.

To be honest, I was a bit iffy to tag along as I had a not so good experience at Puzzles almost two years ago. But everything deserves second chances so I decided to go. Plus, the competitive person in me was dying to visit again.

The place wasn't very packed when we dropped by as there were three vacant tables when we got there (with one reserved under our group).

We started off our Puzzles experience with some (heavy snacks) and despite being full from our late lunch, I had to make room for these goodies.

The Puzzles Nachos (PHP380) may seem pricey but its serving size and generous toppings would definitely make this dish bang for the buck. Each bite was packed with salsa, chili, garlic sauce, flavorful beef and cilantro.

I was a bit intimidated by the Buffalo Chicken Tenders (PHP350) as it looked spicy with its bright orange color. But as I nibble the end of the chicken strip, I realized that Puzzles uses mild buffalo sauce making it very tolerable for those with low spice tolerance. I wasn't able to dip it in bleu cheese sauce though as one of the foodies accidentally dropped it.

The Cheesy Bacon Fries (PHP250) were addicting! I might be a bit biased here though as the dish was topped with triple cheese sauce and crispy bacon bits. But even without those, I think Puzzles' fries are pretty good as I didn't get any of that startchy after taste even after having the fries sit for over an hour.

If you're hungry, you have to get The Puzzles Burger (PHP370). This hefty 1/3 pound 100% pure beef patty topped with aioli, homemade pesto, cheddar cheese, roasted tomato and relish sandwiched by potato buns and paired with potato chips is one serious meal.

Make sure to split this with someone if you're not that hungry.

We also had some pancakes, sausage on mashed potato, bacon slab with rice and egg and pizza as part of our feast.

And I loved the fluffy pancakes with berries! Breakfast food for the win!

For drinks, I tried Milo Godzilla (PHP180) and Oreo Milkshake (PHP210). Both were really good. I love that Puzzles kept its milkshakes simple and focused on what's important... taste.

It may be sweet but it was not crazy sweet that would make you gasp for water. It also went well with the food we had.

And what's a meal without desserts? We had some brownie a la mode and Puzzle's famous Oreo Afraid of the Dark (PHP150). And as always, these were great too!

After stuffing ourselves with good food, we played Joking Hazard which is just like Cards Against Humanity, only more interesting. True to the famous online comics Clyde and Happiness, the aim of the game is to come up with the best three-square comic strip.

We also played Jenga which had some "love challenges" written on some blocks and Pie Face without the cream coz we're kill joy.

Too bad we were not able to play the other games as it was starting to get too late when we finished our last game. But this will definitely not be our last visit.

I can't wait for Puzzles to have new card games!

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Mark G.
4.0 Stars
7

Puzzles Board Game Lounge

As they say, "Great Game and Good Food go along together!"

And so one Saturday afternoon, my friends from The Foodie Station tagged me along to have fun with them at the Puzzles Board Game Lounge at BGC.

Me and Marylove arrived there earlier so I was able to chill a bit while waiting for the others. It was not so crowded at that time, place was cozy and well-ventilated. They even have these support thing while sitting to protect your spine from sitting for too long (coz you're enjoying playing!).

I saw lots of kids playing their own thing while parents, older siblings, titas and titos are also playing their "more" adult games.

Food was also good! They have a variety of choices to choose from - from pizza, to fries, to pasta, burgers, nachos, etc.

Cheesy Bacon Fries (P280)

Fries topped with triple cheese sauce and crisp bacon bits

 

Buffalo Chicken Tenders (P330)

Chicken strips marianted in buffalo sauce and served with bleu cheese sauce

 

Puzzles Nachos (P395)

Deep-fried tortilla, topped with japaenos, fresh salsa, garlic sauce, beef, sour cream and cilantro

 

BBQ Chicken Flatbread (P330)

Chicken breast strips, BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, red onion and salsa

 

Ricotta Pancakes (P320)

Fluccy ricotta stuffed pancakes with blueberry jam, cream and maple sysrup, kiwi, mango and strawberry slices

 

Mushroom Rice, Bacon & Egg (P350)

Mushroom cream rice, smoked bacon slab, topped with poched eggs, served with honey on the side

 

Sausage & Mash (P430)

Breakfast sausage, pan-fried with caramelized onions, lying on top of creamy mashed potatoes

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Susette T.
4.0 Stars

Girls night out! Perfect venue: Puzzles hahaha
So-so food but love the variety of board games!

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

Late Post.

So a few months ago, I actually attended an information session here. I was surprised when I saw the final venue for the session I was going to attend. Puzzles? How?

So when I arrived, i saw a very different set-up. The organization rented out the whole establishment but only used the first floor. All the tables on the ground floor were not there anymore. Instead, the ground floor had a layout similar to a classroom with rows of chairs in place.

Sound system was great. Just submitting this review to share that as a venue, Puzzles is not that bad. :) cool.

That's it. Take care everyone!

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Gleniz A.
3.0 Stars

Food was okay. Most of the board games that we chose to play have missing pieces. What a let down.

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Norman Lester T.
4.0 Stars

After World Street Food Congress experience, I told myself that I need to sit. Gaaahhh, I felt I lost all my energy queueing and waiting for my food. 128586128586128586

My friends and I went to Fort Strip to try Puzzles. I've been wanting to try this since last week, but my work schedule doesn't permit. As usual, the place is jam-packed. The staff told me that we were 3rd on the wait list. I gave them my cp number (which I don't usually do 128514 haha) so they can just text/call me if they can accommodate us already. After 15 min, the staff called me and said we can play at the grass area. Cool stuff!

I ordered Chicken Fried Bacon to munch while playing. And I must say, I liked it. 9786️ I also ordered Mojos but I wasn't able to take a photo of it as my friends are PG. Kidding. 128541128541128541

I asked the game master on what she recommend to a group of 5 people. I don't know a lot of board games. Then she said we can try Jenga. Oh come on! Seriously? 128548 I just picked my current favorite - Ultimate Werewolf. Super fun! But I had to explain to my friends the rules as they're not familiar with it. Nice to exercise my bluffing skills! 128517

Overall, the experience was okay and I guess my friends liked here.

P.S. The place can be very crowded. On Fri and Sat, I think they are open until 2am. There's a stay+play charge of Php100 per person on top of your food and beverage bill. 128566

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Miss Tala I.
3.0 Stars

I was here because of my brother. :)

Raspberry/ Lemon iced tea --P50
Giant milkshake --200+

Place is crowded.

Menu looks good.
Friendly staff.

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Will C.
3.0 Stars

Its ok to play here on weekday but for fridays and satirdays it can be quite full. And i mean really full. We reserve a 9pm for 10 players when we go there it packed so we decided to go elsewhere, in the moddle of our way we were called that they have now spot for 10 players. When we get there we got a table for 4. Geeez. Every square inch os being occupied. 128529

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Migs C.
4.0 Stars

Great concept place. You have your board games, your finger food, and your beer. That should be fun enough.

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Incle I.
5.0 Stars

Me and the kids loved the place...good thing that we are the first customers. I definitely would love to visit again with my colleagues at work :)

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars

The rain suddenly went wild right after our dinner in Orale! We settled here while waiting for the rain to stop.

The place was really packed that night, maybe they're waiting for the rain to stop too by playing some board games. I actually thought we'll play board games, but then we decided to just do it some other time. Instead, we got three of their desserts such as the Cookie Doe, Little Sneaky and Oreo Afraid of the Dark.

I liked everything we had especially the Little Sneaky. I really like them all, like I finished everything when they're not eating anymore. They're charging 100 bucks per head if you just wanna play with friends or with your family (just like on the photo with a caption - "The family that plays together, stays together."). But I'm pretty sure you can't resist trying out their food especially the desserts!

I noticed that the noise from the second floor is phasing through the glass walls. I hope they'll do something about it because this branch has lots of potential to be a go-to place for board games and hanging out.

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Jenn N.
3.0 Stars

We were stuck in BGC a few Saturdays back because of the heavy rain, so we decided to wait for the rain to stop here.

We didn't play any games, but ordered almost all of their desserts. I liked their Oreo Afraid of the Dark the best among all the desserts, but I've had better.

The place is too noisy for me, though. Maybe they should do something about the acoustics. Or maybe I'm just getting old. 128514

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Yina M.
3.0 Stars

After Orale! We headed over to puzzles as the rain got stronger. This place was packed and it seemed that way before the rain started. We were hesitant to go in since you could see full tables from outside.

There was a table for four and they accommodated our group of eight, that was pretty BIG of them really. I had to dry off a little bit since we got wet in that rain. After settling in, desserts were in order.

We got several desserts to share:

In the photo is The Little Sneaky. A snickers bar divvied into four and dipped in batter and served with ice cream and sprinkles.

That Cookie Doe. My favorite since i love cookie dough and chocolate chip. Doh! 128525 what it is is cookie dough dipped in that secret batter and served with ice cream and sprinkles oh and chocolate syrup.

Oreo Afraid of the Dark. Four pieces of oreo cookies again dipped in that batter, fried and served with ice cream. See the trend? You can tell that this has sprinkles, too. Because that is indeed correct!!!

I enjoyed the desserts as they had one formula. That formula worked too!

JP G was the only indulgent one who ordered a vanilla shake. Oh wait, Chichi T did too! Those shakes looked sinfully good though!

The acoustics are pretty bad as the noise bounces off the walls. Since this is a gaming place, people can get excitable and it will resonate in the area! This was amped up due to the fact that the rain is driving customers in. Puzzles allows you to play your favorite board games limitlessly for P100 per head. A maximum of two games is allowed, if you want to borrow more they will charge you extra. I don't think that's a bad deal at all. My kapatid and I seemed like the only ones who wanted to play but we decided not to anymore, maybe in the next trip.

They have good posters on the wall and quite apt, too.

I'll pay a visit to the bf branch siguro first. I do like the desserts. 128522

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JP G.
4.0 Stars

Found some me time today so sneaking in a review. 128517

Finally got to try Puzzles at Fort Strip and it was crowded. A testament on how many people love to play board games (di baleng board games wag Lang feelings #hugot).

Since we came from dinner already, we stuck to just having desserts. Tried their vanilla milkshake and it was really really good. I'm a sucker for milkshakes and I'll be coming back for theirs.

We also tried their "that cookie doe", "Oreo glad you missed me" and the snickers dessert (I actually forgot their witty caption on this one) and they were good but kind of heavy. Best to share it some friends else you'll get too umay. The desserts were okay for me. The best one was the cookie dough dessert but I only took a bite or two.

If you just like to play, you can stay and play for only p100/pax. Not bad if you have a couple of hours to spare and good company with you.

It's a good place to go if you want to stop being an adult for a few Hours. Hahaha. Aminin, nakakapagod rin maging adult.128517


To summarize (like what I do in my IG chubbyperohappy):
128073🏼Value for Money: 3 yums
128073🏼Taste: 3 yums
128073🏼Ambiance: 4 yums
128073🏼Service: 2.5 yums
128073🏼Overall happiness: 3 yums
*The scale is 1 to 5; 5 being the highest*

#chubbyperohappy #puzzlesbgl

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