Fun at BallPoint Social Club

Hey,

I hope October is treating you well. I recently got invited to visit BallPoint Social Club and I jumped at the opportunity. I had actually been planning a visit to BallPoint and the invite couldn’t have come at a better time. BallPoint Social Club is a social space that combines food and play, to encourage people to bond and socialise.

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

BallPoint Social Club’s Location

BallPoint Social Club is located at Village Market Mall’s New Wing on the third floor (Level 3). If you are using public transport, use Matatu No.106 at Khoja, to Ruaka, and alight at the Village Market stage, or alternatively, you can take a taxi. If driving you can access Village Market from Gigiri or from the Ruaka side.

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

First things First

Upon entering, you are required to sign an injury waiver and general release form. Then the bright and colourful decor draws you into the airy space. The ambiance is light-hearted and fun. If the interiors are anything to go by, you can rest assured that fun times are instore.

Food and Drinks

The menu is limited to bitings (finger food) which are perfect for a light snack in between games.

Let the Games Begin

The games available at BallPoint Social Club include: Ping Pong, Pong, Pool, Darts and a variety of Board Games.

We found ourselves a comfortable spot and decided to start off our afternoon with some board games. First up was Cards Against Humanity, which is a fun card game where the Card Czar(the person whose turn is to play) plays the black card by reading the question or statement, and the players are required to fill the blank/answer the question by choosing answers from the white cards. The player with the funniest answer earns a point. It’s a fun game that’s perfect for a group of friends(adults).

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

Next up we decided to play Taboo, which is similar to Charades. The rules are that the Clue Giver picks out a card and describes the words by giving clues, without saying the actual word and the other players have to guess what the word being described is.

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

After that, we played Game Off, which is also a card game where you follow the instructions on the card and play them out.

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

We were going to play Jenga but decided to try our hand at darts.

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BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

Darts, Darts, Darts

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

I was excited to play but equally dreading darts. See, I tried my hand at Archery back in 2018, and let’s just say I was not good at it. The good thing is that they are similar but not the same. The biggest similarity is that hitting the Bull’s Eye(the centre most point of the board) is a win. In darts, you use darts and not a bow and arrow.

Each player starts with a score of 301/501 and takes turns to throw 3 darts. The score for each turn is calculated and deducted from the players total. Hitting the Bullseye earns you 50 points, the outer ring 25 and a dart in the double or treble ring counts double or triple the segment score. The goal is to be the first player to reduce the score to exactly zero, and make sure that the last dart thrown must land in a double or the bullseye.

This game brought out our competitive nature, which kept things fun. I started off terribly (much to the amusement of the girls) but by the end, I was doing well.

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

We did not get to play Pool, Ping Pong and Pong, but that is even more reason to go back to BallPoint.

BallPoint Social Club Rates

Ping Pong- Kshs.800 for half an hour

Darts- Kshs.400 for half an hour

Pong-Kshs.200 per game

Pool-Kshs.200 per game

Board Games-Kshs.1,000 for 3 hours (Maximum of 5 people)

*Please note that the rates are subject to change*

Opening Hours:

Pre-COVID:

Sunday-Wednesday from 10:00am-23:00pm

Thursday-Saturday from 10:00am-1:00am

Currently: Monday- Sunday from 11:00am-9:00pm

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COVID-19 Measures:

There are hand-santiser stations at the entrance and within the premises.

Guests have to keep and maintain social distance and the floor is well-marked.

You have to wear your mask while there.

Surfaces are regularly sanitised once players are done with the games.

Body temperature is checked at the Mall’s various entrances.

Catching up with the girls over cocktails and board games was so refreshing. We got to poke fun at each other and reconnect as we played the games.

BallPoint Social Club, Village Market

I had a wonderful time at BallPoint Social Club and would highly recommend it. The staff were helpful, the space itself is beautiful, the music was good and the games were fun.

You can also visit their sister properties- Ozone Trampoline park & Village Bowl which I visited a while back, Under the Sea (Children’s PlayGround), and Glitch Virtual Reality.

Check out Village Market’s website for more information and for updates on events happening in the mall.

Find more fun activities you can do in Nairobi here and here.

*A huge thank you to the Village Market Recreation Team for making this happen*

Let me know in the comments below which game you would love to play at BallPoint.

Safe Travels and Until next time, Bye!

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