Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The UK's best board game cafes and bars

What was your favourite board game while growing up? Was it classic Monopoly? The addictive Guess Who? Or a nerve-wrecking round of Operation? We all have a much-loved game, which might be why board game cafes and bars are on the rise in the UK.

London's first board game cafe, Draughts, took the internet by storm when it launched in winter 2014 and now groups of working professionals form queues outside of the store, waiting to get a table as if it were the capital's hottest new bar.

Gone are the days when board games were reserved for family reunions during Christmas. It's become a socially acceptable activity, along the lines of drinking at the pub or going out for a meal.

So, the next time you contemplate on where to take your friends, just ask them, "Shall we meet for a game of Cluedo?"

Here are the best spots in the UK that offer brilliant board games and allow you to spend hours playing them.

Related

2. Benugo Bar & Kitchen secret drawing room.jpg

10 of the best library bars in London

1796418_653172461460089_6212570566612277373_n.jpg

The UK's best restaurants and cafes for healthy eating

The Gate Restaurant.jpg

London's best restaurants and bars for healthy eating

Comments

More

Clueless nearly never got made because of Hollywood sexism

As Cher would say, as if

by Jasmine Andersson
23 Jun 2017

Starbucks are hiring 2,500 refugees across Europe

by Nicola Colyer
23 Jun 2017

Man carries out flower girl duties with immense pride and solemnity

His commitment is quite something

by Amy Swales
23 Jun 2017

Shocking US law says men can finish sex if woman withdraws consent

Shocking

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

Serial fans, Adnan Syed has been given a second chance in court

New hope for Syed supporters

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Jun 2017

The scientific reason summer turns you into a horrible person

A new study confirms that we’re not very nice when we’re too hot

by Moya Crockett
23 Jun 2017

The 5 most surprising things I learnt from appearing on First Dates

What's it really like to appear on First Dates?

by Jasmine Andersson
22 Jun 2017

Rihanna just gave a heartbroken fan the best relationship advice

The pop star took time out to give a fan this brilliant tip

by Stylist
22 Jun 2017

First Dates fans respond to “shocking” mansplaining incident

“A frightened, insecure monkey hanging on to his patriarchal perch for dear life”

by Kayleigh Dray
22 Jun 2017

Golden rules of work happiness from Europe’s female tech leaders

From nap rooms to therapists and no overtime

by Anna Brech
22 Jun 2017