Allen Cheng, Alistair Kearney and Debbie Siepel at the launch of Burger Up and Club Sosay.
Allen Cheng, Alistair Kearney and Debbie Siepel at the launch of Burger Up and Club Sosay.

Board? Head to Club Sosay

Enter business alumnus Debbie Siepel’s Brisbane café, Club Sosay and you won’t see people sitting with their faces buried in mobile phones and iPads, or thumbs and fingers going ten to the dozen sending text messages and emails.

Club Sosay is about conversation the old fashioned way. A strong desire to unite people on a face to face basis was the driving force behind the establishment of this Paddington board game cafe.

“A board game provides a great way to start a conversation,” Ms Siepel said.

There are more than 300 board games from which to choose, from age-old favourites like Monopoly and Scrabble to new ones like BurgerUp, developed by successful software developers alumnus Alistair Kearney and former QUT student Allen Chang. The pair, who have also branched into board games, launched their new card matching puzzle game about the art of burger making at Club Sosay.

“Board games bring people of all walks of life and ages together and that is what community is about, everyone coming together enjoying themselves,” Ms Siepel said. And Sosay all of us!