9 Board Game Cafes and Shops to pick up your newest hobby

Board games! Card games! There’s something magical about busting out Avalon or a game of your choice and losing yourself in other worlds and terrific company.

If you’re thinking of picking up a hobby that takes you out of your busy life and gives you a break from the screen, these games may very well be for you! With so many titles and types, you’ll have lots to try and no chance of becoming bored. We share some board game cafes below and other places you can play a game or two at.

Tips from Board Game Enthusiasts:

There is a board game enthusiast group on Meetup, which you should check out! It lists upcoming gaming sessions and gatherings organized by board game players, and often you’ll only need to pay a small entrance fee. Depending on the event, you may have to bring your own game or will be able to choose one from the host’s collection. Either way, you’re sure to find a like-minded community to connect with!

Food and Drinks Available

1) TableMinis

TableMinis is a Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) and other Tabletop RPG studio and store that opened its doors on April 2021. It is a go-to place for D&D enthusiasts and those who want an immersive gaming experience — their studio is equipped with 3D sound, fully programmable lighting, miniatures and terrains, and everything else you need for your gaming world to come to life.

TableMinis also runs workshops for D&D, miniatures painting, as well as gaming gatherings for other tabletop RPGs (TTRPGs).  According to a feature piece, they will be moving to a bigger space this year. So, keep an eye out!

Address:  6 Ubi Road 1, Wintech Centre, #07-13, Singapore 408726

Nearest MRT: Macpherson, Ubi

Pricing: $90 for a 3-hour booking of their studio table, and $10 for every subsequent hour (with a drink and snack bar you can purchase nosh from). As event fees vary, please refer to individual event listing

2) King and the Pawn

King and the Pawn is a charming two-storey board games bar and café located at a shophouse on Purvis Street. The café’s main space was designed to pay homage to classic games like Snakes and Ladders, while its attic space looks just like somebody’s living room — helping you feel right at home!

Over 350 board game titles are on offer, and you can ponder your next move over a selection of good grub such as nachos, earl grey teacakes and a cookie butter milkshake. Head down on weekends to enjoy the café’s full brunch menu!

Address: 24 Purvis Street, Level 2

Singapore 188601

Nearest MRT: City Hall, Bugis

Pricing: Board game fee of $9/pax from Tuesdays to Thursdays and $14/pax from Fridays to Sundays, including Public Holidays and eves. Children below 7 play free, and children aged 8 to 12 enjoy 50% off.

Students enjoy 20% off their total bill from Tuesdays to Thursdays if the entire party presents their student ID cards!

3) 82 Social House (82Soho)

82Soho is the home of Kommune and Tigress, and the former is the place to be! A multi-entertainment hub with a hip atmosphere, Kommune offers Korean karaoke, console gaming, computer gaming, and board games. You can choose to play your favourite game in their shared board game lounge, or in a Korean Karaoke Klub private room where you can entertain your party with your favourite tunes.

They have a wide range of over 80 games, and you can check out their site for the full list before heading down!

Address: Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858, Unit 03–18

Nearest MRT: Somerset

Pricing: $24 to $34 from Mondays to Thursdays and $30 to $40 from Fridays to Sundays, including Public Holidays and eves. Rates are hourly and for up to 4 pax. You will have to top up $2/hour for each additional person.

4) Play Nation HQ

Most of us have visited Play Nation at least once, but here’s a quick introduction for those that’ve yet to! The gaming café has served board game enthusiasts since 2009 and is currently located in a two-storey shophouse with a 120-person capacity. Play Nation has over 500 game titles (console games included) for your choosing, and you can munch on crackers, chips or popcorn as you duel it out with your friends!

Address: 58 Prinsep St, Singapore 188686

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut, Bencoolen


    • $12.90++ for 1 hour, $16.90++ for 2 hours. Free-flow snacks and drinks is included.
    • Student Package available daily till 6pm at $13.90++ on weekdays and $16.90++ on weekends (12pm to 6pm)
    • Unlimited Gaming Packages are also available

5) Settlers Café

Only have time to play board games late at night after all your assignments or work tasks are done? You’re in luck! Settlers Café is open 24 hours, and offers alfresco seating, indoor seating and private rooms. The café is bright and cheerful, having moved from its old premises at North Canal Road, and there are different weekday deals for their mains at different times of the day.

Address: 562 Serangoon Road, 218178.

Nearest MRT: Farrer Park

Pricing: $7/pax, hourly. You must purchase at least one food or drink item. Private rooms are available at different rates.

6) The Mind Café

Established in 2005, The Mind Café has at least 800 titles on its roster! There are two outlets, and you can make reservations online. Getting their packages entitles you to free-flow snacks and drinks. With friendly game coordinators, you’ll be sure to have a good time!

Address: 60A Prinsep St, Singapore 188664, and 30 Prinsep Street, #01-01, Singapore 188647

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut, Bencoolen

Pricing: $8 per hour from Mondays to Thursdays, not inclusive of food or drinks and not applicable during Public Holidays or eves. Festive gaming packages are available; this includes student gaming packages currently going for $14.90 on weekdays and $17.90 on weekends (from 11am to 6pm)

Workshops/Gaming Spaces Available

7) Gamesaurus Rex

Gamesaurus Rex isn’t a café; it is a games shop that also hosts weekly game nights for miniatures/TTRPGs such as Marvel: Crisis Protocol. Check their Facebook page for the latest schedules and updates!

Address: 259A Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574386

Nearest MRT: Upper Thomson

Pricing: NA

8) Games at Pi

Games at Pi is a gaming shop offering you space to play board games with your friends! It sells a wide variety of games, which can also be purchased online on their webstore. While they offer table spaces for booking, please do note that they do not offer game rental. You’ll have to bring your own!

Address: 220 Orchard Road, #03-01, Midpoint Orchard, Singapore 238852

Nearest MRT: Somerset

Pricing: $30 per 3-hour slot booking for a table (5 pax), $10 for each hour after booked slot ends. Members use PI points. There are no slots available for Fridays.

9) Experience Point?

Experience Point is run by tabletop enthusiast Terence, and has over 250 game titles! Here’s what’s really cool: Experience Point runs a tabletop RPG game that fits its players within the same shared world using a system of their own. This means that your group’s actions could affect another party, and you can also come together with other groups for interparty sessions for even more fun!

Address: Lian Huat Building, 163 Tras Street, #07-03, Singapore 079024

Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar, Maxwell

Pricing: $4 on weekdays and $5 on weekends (hourly rate), $12 on weekdays and $15 on weekends (all-day rate)


We hope you’ve found a place you’ll enjoy! (:


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