211 Victoria Street . Te Aro . Wellington

(04) 891 2345

Frequently Asked Questions

1. So, what is a board game café exactly?
It’s a social place to meet friends and play games, with a range of delicious food and drink options. Board game cafes around the world charge a modest entry fee to stay and play.
2. What do I get for my $5?
Your $5 gives you access to almost 600 games to pick up and play from the shelf. We have friendly game gurus on hand to make suggestions. We have a loyalty card, so for every five game passes, you get a free one. Or you can buy a $30 gift card and that gives you 10 entries. Kids 12 years and under are just $2.50.
3. What if I just want a takeaway coffee?

Sure thing! We have great coffee from the fine folk at Good Fortune and talented baristas. You don’t pay a game pass to grab a coffee. But beware, it’s very hard to resist those lovely games… We give you a chunky discount if you bring your own takeaway cup, as we’re all about reducing waste. We also sell Keep Cups.

4. What do the stickers mean?
Blue stickers with a number ‘2’ = these games are great for two players.

Green stickers = fairly quick to learn and a Game Guru could help you if you’re stuck and we’re not too busy.

Yellow stickers = a bit more complicated. Might take 10-15 minutes to learn and set up.

Red stickers = read the rule book! Or check out Rodney Smith’s youtube channel ‘Watch It Played’

5. I loved that game! Can I buy a copy?
Sure thing. We will have copies of some popular or unique board games to purchase.
6. What’s the difference between board games and tabletop games?
Board games is a more widely used term, but nowadays, more and more games don’t necessarily use a board. There are dice games, card games, social deduction games, party games, dexterity games, and the list goes on. The term ‘tabletop games’ attempts to cover the range of games out there a bit more accurately.
7. I know Scrabble and Monopoly, but I’d like to branch out. Can you help me?
Fantastic! We would love to help you broaden your board game horizons. Ask our friendly Game Guru for some advice on what to play. We have hundreds of games on our shelves, so we’re very confident that we’ll find something you’ll enjoy.
8. Can I bring my children?
Definitely! We actively encourage kids to come and play and we have lots of family-friendly games that have been road-tested on our kids and their friends over the years. There are games to develop dexterity, cooperative skills, numeracy, literacy and then of course, there’s just lots of fun to be had. We have one area of the cafe that is designated ‘supervised’, according to our license. Any children in this area (at the back), need to be with a parent or legal guardian.
9. What if I spill something on a game?
We expect everyone to take reasonable care, but we know that accidents do happen and we’ll try to mop up pretty quickly. The gaming fee is one way to help recoup costs of damage or wear and tear to games.
10. Can I bring my own games in?

It may be possible, but it needs to be arranged in advance. Contact us to discuss it! 

11. We're celebrating a birthday. Can I bring in my own cake?

Sure, and we’ll happily store it in the chiller for you until you need it. We charge a $1 per person ‘cake-age’ fee if you BYO cake.  

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