“Puzzles” is a board game lounge + cafe conveniently located in Fort Strip BGC. They serve comfort food, milkshakes and snacks that are perfect for players to munch over while playing or even for people who are just hungry for good food. They have other branches located in BF Homes Paranaque and in Alabang but for today, I am going to give you a quick gastronomic and adventurous tour inside their BGC branch.
Puzzles Board Game Lounge
The place is simple and very young. Upon entering Puzzles BGC, you will notice the menu/signboard showing their bestsellers. The tables are conveniently designed for players, giving them extra space under the table to hide their playing cards, gaming pieces, bags, etc.
Their game board library is colorful and huge. Their collection is quite extensive and you will never get bored of them. A board and card game enthusiast would definitely love to stay here for several hours.
The second floor area is available just in case the ground floor gets full. You can also reserve this space for your special gatherings / needs. Two things that made me love this area: first, it’s semi sound proof. The noise from the ground floor doesn’t go up to the second floor and vice versa. Second, it has an easy access to the comfort room. Take note that people from the ground floor need to go up whenever they have to visit the restroom.
Parmesan Truffle Fries – PHP 250.00
Thick cut fries that’s not too oily. Wasn’t able to taste the full flavours of truffle oil but who cares? It’s still good quality fries for heaven’s sake!
Puzzles Nachos – PHP 380.00
I love their nachos because it has a generous amount of jalapeños! It’s beefy and there’s a lot of dressing down to the last piece. Eat it immediately or else you will suffer with soggy tortilla chips.
Beer-Battered Fish & Chips – PHP 240.00
One of our faves as well! Their battered fish (dory) was delicious! It goes well with the aioli cream dip pairing and the thinly sliced chips.
Mushroom Rice, Bacon and Egg – PHP 350.00
Our favorite dish in Puzzles BGC is non other than this dish. The bacon slab was cooked just perfectly with the right balance of fat and meat. It’s served with two eggs on top (cooked sunny side up).
I’m telling you: it’s necessary to pair each bite with honey. It’s sooo good that we promised ourselves to go back to Puzzles BGC only because of this dish. The mushroom rice was kinda sticky and we enjoyed eating it as well.
Fried Chicken and Cheese Pasta – PHP 290.00
The pasta is cooked nicely. Not soggy. The sauce was light with hints of herbs and cream and we love it! On top of it was a piece of fried chicken thigh.
It’s so good! Want some?
The Puzzles Burger – PHP 360.00
The burger patty was juicy and tasty. The combination of their secret sauce and roasted tomatoes, combined with cheddar cheese made it super special.
Iced Tea – PHP 50.00
Ice cold and refreshing with a hint of raspberry flavor. It’s not so sweet so I liked it.
Oreo Milkshake – PHP 210.00
The oreo milk shake is perfect for dessert. It’s sweet and I can taste a lot of cookies in it. Yummy!
Milo Godzilla – PHP 200.00
This one has got to be the best drink at Puzzles BGC. It’s like a special milo dinosaur but a bigger version. All of my friends love it!
The restroom is clean, and yes it has a bidet!
Overall, Puzzles BGC is an excellent place to stay at BGC. If you are tired of just eating at cafes and restaurants, level up your experience by checking them out! They have more than 300 hundred board games and playing cards to enjoy with your friends and families and they constantly update it. But if you go there hungry, never miss out their Mushroom Rice, Bacon and Egg dish! It’s good for two but if you are like me, you will be pissed off if someone wants to share with your plate. Get the Milo Godzilla if you like cold drinks that are not too sweet. Their milkshakes are OK too and can be substituted as dessert due to its sweetness. We’ll try their desserts when we come back.
This review is the opinion of the author based on actual experience. The establishments may have changed in terms of ownership, prices, decor, service, food preparation and food presentation after the posting of this review. This is not meant to influence the reader’s decision.