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Friday 19 April 2019
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Socialising with old-time and new board games

Another way to lime

Bouj founder Keith Francois  after a game of cards 
with Marsha Gill.
Bouj founder Keith Francois after a game of cards with Marsha Gill.

BOUJ CONCEPTS and Services launched with a fun-filled night of drinks, finger foods and vibes at the Lost Tribe mas camp at 59 Alberto Street, Woodbrook, last Friday.

The event saw TT millennials turning out in numbers to share in a night of laughter around tables playing a wide range of games.

The game night reintroduced a different way of liming to this age group— a new way of doing something that always existed in the Caribbean. Playing board games while socialising is generally part of conversations about the “good ole days,” where face-to-face interaction was the definition of socialising, versus today’s social media and other forms of modern entertainment. The concept taps into the childlike parts of the spirit that fuels fun competition—a refreshing alternative for spending a fun Friday night with friends after a long week.

O'neil Allen tries to successfully remove a block in a competitive game of Jenga.

Founder of Bouj, Keith Francois says, “It is an entertainment brand set up to satisfy a demand for people who want to do something different. We are not providing the same offerings as a party brand, but instead, people can come to one of our events to have great conversation, some drinks, play games, or just look on. It’s fun to see how things go when people are winning or losing.”

Games available at Bouj limes include Never Have I Ever, Taboo, Jenga, Uno, Family Feud, Monopoly, and Scrabble, to name a few.

A full table of players enjoy a game of Never Have I Ever.

Francois said he intends to make an impact on the entertainment market by meeting the needs of those who may not be seeking to go to parties or go clubbing, but still seek to have fun in a public social setting with friends.

Francois sees himself hosting a number of small events in the near future. “I want people to look forward to the line-up of games and general activities. Other activities will include game nights, themed events such as brunches, tea parties and a different spin on a fête.”

A circle of brethrens focused in a game of cards.

Within the year, he is working to see Bouj events putting on large-scaled events, which he hopes will become a staple in TT. The next Bouj event is planned to take place by the end of October.

Bouj also caters to those who prefer to rent from their wide range of games. Updates and further information are available at @boujconcepts on Instagram.

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