St. games provides a video gaming / entertainment concept where groups of friends can rent private rooms with the latest games across all platforms. They also serve snacks and drinks.
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Last week, I spent an afternoon at the Bugis Plus branch of St Games, looking to while away some time in a different manner from usual.
The selection of games, while varied, is limited: for example, you won’t be able to find newer FPS games like Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed etc here. Instead, there are many family friendly types such as Marvel vs Capcom, Rock Band, Just Dance and Kinect Sports on offer. With its set-up (the rooms were decked out with sofas and the open space in the middle of the joint was termed as the “living room”) it was clear to me that St Games is catered towards groups of friends and families rather than the serious gaming crowd.
The equipment is slightly tarnished due to overuse. The drum set in particular was lacking in sensitivity, since its cover had somehow ripped off and been replaced, quite shrewdly, with duct tape. This made for some frustrating gameplay that slightly dampened our experience.
Bear in mind that since their rooms are not soundproof, should you be playing Rock Band, do sing at your own discretion. Personally, the stares (or rather, glares…) from the players outside did little to inhibit me. I’m sure it was a mere coincidence that the open “living room” seats outside my room had cleared by the end of my session.
At first glance, the prices seemed rather steep: for 2.5 hours, my friend and I had to fork out $13 dollars each (the price listing cited $10 for members, but an additional $3 was needed for the membership). However, the 2.5 hours of game time certainly make it far more value for money than a visit to an arcade.
Overall it was an enjoyable afternoon but I don’t see myself returning for quite some time.
My friends and i had nothing to do on a weekend, so as we wondered around aimlessly in plaza Singapura, we decided to visit St games and play the kinect games there. There are all sorts of games there, from guitar heros, rock band to fifa games and kinect sports! So as we eagerly rushed into the place, we didnt realise that the pricing is actually quite expensive!
Only members can use the facilities and play the games there, and in order to be a member, each of us has to pay an amount of membership fee, on top of the money that we need to book the games station. Though there was a complimentary tidbit, the price is on the steep side, and there are other places that provide the same service, like playnation.
All in all, a fun time spent there playing the games, but a not so fun time for my wallet.
After hearing good things about St Games, I went there with a group of friends to try it out. Since many of us were there for the first time, we all had to sign up as members and that means extra charges all around. The staff were quite friendly and we were led to our room, which is spacious and comfortable.
We decided to played Kinect games. Because only a maximum of 4 persons could play at one time, the rest of us can only watch and clap. Okay, watching isn't as bad as I made it sound. Catching the unglam side of your friends turns out to be pretty fun indeed! We tried about 3 different games and before we know it, our time was up. That was fast!
Well, I dun think I'll ever go back for another round. Although I can see that no expense is being spared pampering us (there's snacks on the table and everything), our expenses there is just too high for my liking
I've been to St. Games twice, and both experiences were filled with so much fun, joy and laughter for me and my friends! Being a student gives me great perks like a $4 per hour promotion as well as $10 for 2.5 hours including a drink.
Apart from the student pricing, what I really like about St. Games is the diversity of video games that you can play. Both times, my friends and I played Rock Band 3 and Dance Central 3, both of which are superbly fun! The rooms are really cozy and have a club house feel. Passersby might be able to see people playing as the rooms are surrounded by glass windows, but who cares when one is having so much fun?! Service can be a little awkward at times, but is fine overall.
I've read up that St. Games can cater to large company gatherings too, which is really cool! Definitely a potential hang out place, especially if you are a student! Note that first timers have to pay slightly more than members (in which you instantly become one during your first experience).
I have been to St. Games a couple of time to blow off steam with my friends. It was a new place that we decided to have fun at. It was a breath of fresh air from the usual activities such as movies or pool.Upon entering , as we were first timers we had to purchase mandortary membership cards which entitled us to many benefits. I felt it was quite costly, as we were teenagers and didn't earn much if at all. On top of that we had to pay for the amount of hours we wanted.
Then we were ushered to a cosy room and they proceeded to brief us and help us set up the equipment. My friends and I were excited and stunned to have a whole room to ourselves. We tried our hand at rock band first and we were a total mess but we got better. There was problem with the drum set as it wasn't sensitive enough but it didn't dampen my experience.
I loved the room the most and felt thankful for the room as it gave me the space (literally) and the comfort to commit mistakes without being judged or embarrassed. It's perfect for self conscious people like me. I felt really safe. We sang ,quite loudly I might add, to the songs and I wonder if the room was soundproof .
I would have preferred if it was easier to have someone to help us in changing the games such as a call button as it was kind of troublesome to attract the attention of the people working there .They could also conduct probably checks every half month to ensure the equipment is working well to provide the best gamer experience to all paying customers.
If you're wondering what St Games is, think Play Nation. They are basically the same except St Games doesn't provide board games, and oh, it's more expensive.
Other than feeling unjust about the price since the entertainment value is the same as Play Nation, this is a pretty good place to go if you're tired from all that shopping at Bugis and want to sit down and play.
If you're a student, you get two hours of gaming with a drink and a box of hello panda. The few games we always play here are Rock Band 3, Super Mario Bros (this is awesome I swear!) and Just Dance. I don't recommend Rock Band but my friends, guys especially, seem to like it very much.
Just Dance is hilarious though -- for onlookers. The rooms at St Games are all made of glass walls so make sure you stop by and have a good laugh at people dancing awkwardly to Kinect!
Service was not bad, and the sofa is tres comfy, so, worth to stop by if you're in the vicinity and has nothing to do!
My friends and I chose St. James power station as a location for our gathering. It is a place where you can select a few games and play together with your friends. I felt that it was a little costly for just a few hours of play being $20+ and also strange that anybody who wanted to play had to sign up as a member first. I doubt I would go back there so there is no use for me to sign up as a member.
Nonetheless, it was a really enjoyable experience simply because of the company of my friends. There were a variety of games to choose from and the only restriction is that most games only apply to up to four players. As we had about 6 to 7 people, it was slightly difficult for everyone to have fun at the same time because sometimes others had to sit around and just watch. Watching was fun too but it would be better if everyone could play along!
We were also given complimentary hello panda and pokky. However, these snacks are quite cheap so I still do not think that it is worth the money to come here!