Before Dota and Minecraft came on the scene, we would be spending our nights playing Monopoly. For those looking to relive those nights without the distraction of our technology, board games cafes would be the best place to do that.

No matter if you’re a board game enthusiast or just someone looking for a place to play games with your friends, these cafes have whatever you’ll need. You can even purchase these games and bring them home if you find that you and your friends enjoy them.

For all your board game activities with friends, here are the 10 best board game cafes in Singapore.

1. Team Board Game

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If you’re looking for more exclusive games, you’ll probably be able to find them here at Team Board Game. Besides selling your standard party and card games, they also carry unique games brought in from the U.S. that you probably won’t be able to find anywhere else in Singapore.

These games are special, but they aren’t overpriced. Team Board Game sources them directly from distributors in the U.S., so all the prices you see are affordable, warehouse prices.

Besides games from overseas, you’ll be able to find more local games such as Kopi King and Wok & Roll while you’re here too. With such an array of games at your fingertips, you’ll be spoilt for choice here at Team Board Game.

Highlights: 

  • Sells games brought in from the U.S.
  • Allows you to play exclusive games
Address16 Arumugam Road, #06-07, LTC Building D, 409961
Contact8829 2090 | [email protected]
Operating HoursMonday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 5pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
Rates$3/hr per person

2. Experience Point Board Game Cafe

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Besides the fact that they carry over 200 handpicked games, Experience Point stands out with its specialisation in D&D. Fans of this game should definitely make a trip down here, where you’ll be able to meet other like-minded fans of this role-playing game. Not only is it conveniently located 5 minutes away from Lavender MRT, but it’s also one of the cheapest cafes – you’ll only need to pay $12 for a full day’s worth of play.

You can expect to find a close-knitted board game community at this board game cafe, with many customers choosing to return because of its homely vibes and friendly staff. They don’t sell food and drinks here, but you’re welcome to bring your own in to keep you fueled throughout the day!

Highlights:

  • Specialise in Dungeons and Dragons (D&D)
  • Over 200 games
  • A 5-minute walk from Lavender MRT
  • Can bring your own drinks in
Address803 King George’s Ave, #02-190, Singapore 200803
Contact9183 1725 
Operating HoursWeekdays: 6pm – 11pm
Weekends: 12pm – 11pm+
Wednesdays:  Closed
Rates$4/hr | $12/day per person

3. The Mind Cafe

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With over 500 board games available, there is something for everyone here at The Mind Cafe, no matter if you’re with young kids or older folks. If you book this place for an event, you’ll get exclusive use of part of the whole cafe too. They even provide a game host to help guide everyone through the games.

Not only do they have games, but food too. They believe in bonding over good food and games, and they have an extensive menu to back it up. Be sure to kickstart your board game session with a hearty meal off their menu.

Many return to the “The Mind Cafe” as they have friendly and patient staff that will help to teach you how to play the games. Plus, they open till 6 am on Friday and Saturday nights – making it the perfect place to be for a wind down after TGIF drinks along Prinsep Street.

Highlights:

  • Exclusive use of the cafe for events
  • Game host for events
  • Games available for every age group
Address60A Prinsep St, Singapore 188664
Contact6334 4426
Operating HoursSunday-Thursday: 11am-2am
Friday-Saturday: 11am-6am
Rates$6/hr per person

4. Settlers Cafe 

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If you prefer a little more privacy with friends, you can check out Settlers Cafe. They have private rooms with soft cushioned seats for ultimate comfort. Also, check out their award-winning menu – which even includes fusion drinks and dishes. 

As the first board game cafe to open in Singapore, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the massive collection of games they have amassed over the years. If you don’t know what game to start with, don’t be shy to approach their friendly staff.

The best part – they’re open 24 hours! Which means non-stop playtime all day, every day. You’ll literally be able to play till the sun rises.

Highlights: 

  • Private room for dining and board games
  • Award-winning F&B service
  • Open 24 hours daily
Address39A N Canal Rd, Singapore 059295
Contact9018 1882
Operating Hours24 hours, Daily
Rates$4.50/hr per person

5. Play Nation Board Game Cafe

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For those who like a little more variety with their games, you can head down to Play Nation. This is where you’ll be able to play board games and console games as well. From Secret Hitler to Mario Kart, you’ll be able to play all of these games in one sitting.

Their three outlets are located conveniently at Prinsep Street, *SCAPE and Tampines Hub, each with plush seating so that you’ll be comfortable throughout your time there.

The best part? You’ll get free-flow drinks and snacks for every entry. They also have food and game packages for you to make your money even more worthwhile.

With such a variety of entertainment all found in one place, it’s no wonder that people enjoy coming back to Play Nation for a good time with friends.

Highlights:

  • Provide console games
  • Three locations all over Singapore
  • Free flow food, drinks and snack 
AddressLocations
Contact6336 9578
Operating HoursCheck here
Rates$10.90/hr per person

6. Sunny Pair O Dice

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For beginners interested in complex games like D&D, Sunny Pair O Dice will be the ideal place. Their friendly staff will guide you along to get you familiarised with the games.

Once you have settled into the groove, you can also attend the weekly game nights that happen down here. Not only will these game nights help you improve your game, but you’ll also get to meet other people who are interested in the game and make friends.

They also have an adorable black and white mural on the wall for you to snap a picture with your friends when you head down. If you’re thinking of bringing a keepsake home, they also have some pretty RPG dice sets for sale.

Highlights:

  • Weekly game nights
  • Beginner-friendly
  • Sell accessories such as dice
Address321, #03-06 Alexandra Rd, Alexandra Central Mall, 159971
Contact8748 3423
Operating HoursTuesday – Sunday: 12.30pm – 10.30pm
Rates$2.50/hr per person

7. Gamesaurus Rex

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If your main interest is in RPGs, you can head down to Gamesaurus Rex with your friends to check out the games they have. Other than D&D, they have other games such as Warhammer. 

This cosy board game cafe will be the perfect place to spend the day with other like-minded pals, and they even have an in-house feline for you to cuddle too.

Easily accessible along Upper Thomson Road, their games are all in good condition. They also have friendly and approachable staff that won’t hesitate to help you if you need any assistance.

Highlights:

  • Regular game nights
  • Many old school RPG games
Address259A Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574386
Contact8693 1060
Operating Hours1pm-11pm, Daily 
Rates$5/hr per table

8. King and the Pawn

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No fret if you are not a board game junkie. At King and the Pawn, all their games are sorted by difficulty level, so you can start low and work your way up. Not only are their games good for groups, but they’ve also got two-player games so that board game date nights can become a thing.

Tucked away in a corner along Purvis street, this cafe provides a relaxing spot for hours of gameplay. Besides, you can even host corporate and social events here.

Plus, they have an excellent menu to back up their games. Their cafe and bar serve all sorts of food to accompany your gaming, from brunch in the day to on-tap beer in the evenings. Some say the food is so good that it’s worth a trip down, even if you’re not looking to play any games

Highlights:

  • Two-player games
  • Host corporate and social events
  • Cafe and bar serving food and drinks
Address24 Purvis St, level 2, Singapore 188601
Contact6259 1913
Operating HoursTuesday – Thursday: 5.30pm-11.30pmFriday: 5.30pm- 1.30am Saturday: 11am-1.30amSunday: 11am-10pm
RatesWeekdays: $8 per pax
Weekends: $13 per pax 

9. Battle Bunker

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Other than having party games for casual game plays with your friends, Battle Bunker is the perfect place for enthusiasts. They host regular tournaments and leagues for you to compete in. Besides, they also have a locker space for you to store all your bulky games.

They also have a wide range of action figures, collectables for purchase and even guides on games as well. No matter what kind of collectable you’re looking for, you will probably be able to find it here.

Battle Bunker is conveniently located in BUGIS+, right smack in the middle of the East-West line, making it a convenient location for board games if you got friends that live in the east and west.

Highlights:

  • Locker space for games
  • Host tournaments and leagues
  • Sell action figures and collectables
AddressBUGIS+, 201 Victoria St, #03-16/17, 188067
Contact6509 4011
Operating Hours12pm-11pm, Daily 
RatesUnlimited game choice: $10/hr
One game: $10/pax 

10. [email protected]

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To make it convenient for you to meet your friends for board game sessions, [email protected] is located in Orchard. Don’t worry if you are new to board games. While you’re here, their experienced staff will help you find the right game for you.

If you’re a regular board-gamer, they have a lifetime membership that you can get when you complete a [email protected] loyalty card. This membership gives you a 5% discount on purchases and access to their collection of paints for your figurines.

If you’re looking for a casual gaming session with friends or looking to level up your XP, [email protected] will be the best place to do so.

Highlights:

  • Located in Orchard
  • Membership for board game enthusiasts
AddressMidpoint Orchard #03-01 220 Orchard Road, Singapore 238852
Contact6734 3858
Operating Hours12.30pm-9pm, Daily 
Rates$10/ table

And with that, these are the best 10 board game cafes in Singapore that you should check out with your family and friends. With the excellent service, food and games provided at these places, you surely find a place off this list that’ll meet your entertainment needs.

Speaking of entertainment needs, not just visiting a board game cafe, you can even create such a fun atmosphere at home by installing an android tv box at home for movie days, a home karaoke system, and a cheap laptop for your online gaming needs!

For more cafe to visit, you can check out these cheap Halal Cafe, Icecream Cafe, Coffee Cafe, and even Cat Cafe to meet some furry friends.

Have a good time playing~