The stylish and cozy lounge represents well the vision he has. G.O.B. is a place to socialize and to have fun in a decent and enjoyable atmosphere. Or as he says in how own words
"Can games, philosophy and arts combine and enrich each other?" - Well, I definitely think so!
|Enjoying the friendly and relaxed ambiance.|
|Space Invaders! Time for me to save planet Earth again...|
|Astroboy - founder of G.O.B. and pleasant host.|
G.O.B. offers the 2-player classics Khet, Esselone (known as Abalone in the offline-world), and Go as well as a growing range of solitaire games. For Astroboy games offer much more than competition and playing just for winning. In the end it doesn't really matters who wins a game at all if you have fun!
Because of this G.O.B. is not only focused at the die-hard players. Visitors also find there a great place for teaching and learning games, for meeting new people, having good conversations and for listening to a tasteful selected music-stream.
|At the Khet-table|
|Khet in action!|
|Me and Mr. Dwarf. This cute fellow is inspired by the Swedish artist John Bauer btw.|
|Meeting Gmok the wise. A stoic it seems.|
|Caught in a musing moment...|
|They grow some strange space plants here.|
|Hmmm - I think it just waved at me...|
There are also occasional events planned at the lower deck:
|Yay! A DJ-booth!|
|And a dancefloor! How do we spell the place again?|
|G.O.B in its full glory. In its modular appearance it shares similarities with its space-themed predecessor Zapped!|
To make a long story short: G.O.B. is a charming lounge (not only for board-games) with an enchanting design and a friendly community. Check it out!