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You Can Now Book a Getaway at One of Australia's Three Board Game-Themed Holiday Homes

Game night just became game weekend away, with House of Uno, Pictionary Palace and Scrabble Shack.
By Libby Curran
October 23, 2020
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You Can Now Book a Getaway at One of Australia's Three Board Game-Themed Holiday Homes

Game night just became game weekend away, with House of Uno, Pictionary Palace and Scrabble Shack.
By Libby Curran
October 23, 2020
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Perhaps you got to really hone your Scrabble skills during lockdown, or maybe you've just always been a baller with a Draw Four Wild Card. Either way, your board game obsession is about to find its ultimate match because Australia has just scored a new trio of stays, themed around three game night classics. Meet, House of Uno, Pictionary Palace and Scrabble Shack.

These very playful getaways have landed on the Sunshine Coast and in the Blue Mountains, courtesy of game company Mattel and the folks at Booking.com. Each of the homes can be booked for up to two nights and comes kitted out with a stack of themed furnishings, merch and other game-inspired gear — yep, think, Uno pyjamas, oversized Pictionary timers and Scrabble pillows. And, of course, there's an enviable board games collection, featuring not just Mattel classics, but special-edition variations. That said, these are also pretty stylish little pads, with regular features like bathrooms, fireplaces and comfy beds.

Scrabble Shack

House of Uno is hidden away in the leafy Sunshine Coast hinterland, boasting treetop views, Uno-themed throw blankets and what looks like a primo living room set-up for game night. Meanwhile, in the Blue Mountains, Pictionary Palace comes complete with four bedrooms, a cute garden and an abundance of Pictionary swag. And not too far away, a beautifully restored timber cottage has been reborn as the Scrabble Shack, hidden among the trees and filled with Scrabble-themed artefacts running from wall art to letter cookies.

Bookings for all three getaways have just opened, so you'll want to be speedy if you want to beat out the other board game fiends and lock in a visit. Especially with discounted stays currently on offer. For the next few days, the cost per night is being slashed to equal the cost of the game. For example, a Uno deck will set you back $10, so bookings for House of Uno are an easy $10 a night.

Bookings for House of Uno, Pictionary Palace and Scrabble Shack are now open, for stays from Friday, October 23.

Published on October 23, 2020 by Libby Curran

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