Sad News – MyCube Cafe

1 Nov

Unfortunately our favourite boardgames venue MyCube Cafe is being sold to new owners. Make sure you come along to our last event there, this Saturday 6th November (2010). (see the event details)

Over the years Cafe Games has been running , we’ve held our events in many cafes and restaurants, but MyCube Boardgames Cafethis has been our favourite by far.

  • very friendly staff
  • their own boardgames collection
  • their innovative “$15 voucher” payment system
  • the colourful, light-filled rooms
  • delicious food: beef rendang, Milo Godzilla, bubble tea, ramli burgers … (and recently, parmas!)

I don’t know anything about why this is has happened, but I know we’ll all wish the staff the best luck in their future endeavours.

I was going to leave this announcement until the actual event, but I was worried that some of you might have woken up on Saturday and hit “snooze” instead 😀

Playing boardgames at MyCube

Do you want their boardgames? 😉

I have been told that they will be selling off their boardgames to anyone interested. If two people are interested in the same game, it will go to the higher offer. (Kinda like an auction, but not).

See the list of MyCube’s boardgames (also has game descriptions)

If you are interested in putting in a bid on some of these boardgames, please email me with your name, phone number and price. I will put them into a spreadsheet for MyCube.

ALTERNATIVELY – I will also have a sheet at MyCube this Saturday – you can look through the games on the shelves and write down your offers then.


If you’ve enjoyed playing a particular boardgame at our MyCube events before – perhaps you should buy the game so you can bring it along to Cafe Games events in future!

Or even – you could start your Christmas shopping now! (We’ve all seen the Xmas merchandise in the shops already!)

Playing the card game "Bang" @ MyCube

Our special "Wild West" games day - Bang!!

What does this mean for Cafe Games club?

While it’s very sad that MyCube is being sold, Cafe Games isn’t tied down to one place in particular. We’ve been through this before, when our venue “Isa Brown” in Glenferrie Rd changed hands. It’s an opportunity to find somewhere different, bigger and better perhaps. Hopefully lots of room, lots of tables, and nearby windows to let in the natural light. Hmm Isa Brown had the best windows …

I’ll keep you posted.

But in the meantime … I’m again considering the possibility of running a boardgames picnic in December. A nice sunny park somewhere, with lots of games and good cheer … sounds like great fun 🙂

See you this Saturday*!!

(*6th November 2010 … now already passed)
Cafe Games boardgames club June 2010 @ MyCube

Added later…

Official Farewell Letter

June Loh, 08 November 2010 at 21:10

Dear Friends

The time has come for us to say goodbye. And as all partings are, so is this a sad and sudden affair. MyCube as you know it will be closing its doors for the last time this November 18 (Thurs). Indeed, we are sad that we’ll no longer be able to serve you and share your time at the cafe.

You’ve been wonderful customers and friends – more than we could have hoped for. It was truly a pleasure and privilege to have had you with us. We mean it when we say we’ll miss you. But after two and half years of fun and laughter, we will be moving on with the next chapters of our lives. For yours, we wish you only the very best! For now, though it’s hardest when saying goodbye, the truth is we’ve learned and grown from this experience and shall walk away with a wealth of fond memories and smiles on our faces.

With that high note, we make a toast on the words of the person who came up with them: “Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.” So, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you all and goodbye. It’s been great knowing ya!

The MyCube Team


4 Responses to “Sad News – MyCube Cafe”

  1. Ross November 2, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    What a pity. It was a quirky and interesting venue.

  2. Julian November 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Very sorry to hear, it was a great venue for the activity. I wait with baited breath to hear where cafe games will land next!

  3. ZeePeDeeDooDuh November 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm #

    oh no! 😮
    gonna miss everything about the cafe; a great space for games, their location is so accessible, best char kwue tiaw in town, and they let us play for hours! all the best to the staff..
    – picnic + games sounds awesome 🙂


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