Austrians love board games and the more complicated the better! (or so it seems with my Austrian family). Here are two places where you can borrow games to try at home, or take on holiday (just don’t lose any pieces!).
Ludovico at Karmeliterplatz 2 has over 3000 board games plus computer games both for adults and children. You can play for free there or you can borrow them for €2 a game for 14 days. With the ZweiUndMehr (Styrian Family card) you can borrow three games a year for free. They also offer lots of great advice and can help you find the right game. On the first Thursday of every month they have an open game night from 6 pm – midnight with both regulars and newbies welcome.
The Graz public libraries also have a good selection of board games & computer games to borrow for free with a library card.