The Isle of Wight's Award Winning Board Game Cafe
Formerly Board IOW

What to Expect

Lots of games!  We are a Board Game Cafe after all!  Our super friendly staff are here to help make your visit a great experience. 

Our whole award winning business is designed around the customer experience! We want to give you a little oasis away from the real world to lose yourself in the world of games, and we will do whatever we can to make sure you enjoy it!

How It Works

Come in, we'll find you a seat and point you in the direction of some games.  We offer play sessions at £2 per person for the first hour, and £1 an hour after that.  We do have to add additional charge of £1 per hour if you chose not to explore our menu and enjoy our range of food or drink.

If you're just after a drink or a  bite to eat, and not playing games the cover charge obviously doesn't apply! 

The Games

Our huge library of games has something for everyone.  Traditional games like Monopoly, Scrabble and of course Snakes & Ladders sit alongside modern classics like Catan, Pandemic and Ticket to Ride, along with a whole host of new and unusual games for you to discover.

We keep adding to our library, and refreshing games to keep them up to date! That's why we need to charge our cover charge!

The Food

We have an ever expanding menu of food and drink designed to make your visit even more enjoyable.  We offer selection of locally baked cakes, snack bowls to graze on while you play, freshly made toasted paninis, pizzas and burgers, plus much more.  We use locally blended teas and locally roasted coffees.  

We also offer a range of dishes designed with specific dietary requirements in mind.

The Drinks

We are a family friendly, fully licensed venue. Our range of milkshakes and smoothies are extremely popular, and we serve Island Espresso Company locally roasted coffee, for a perfect cup!
If you'd like something a little stronger to enjoy during your visit, we stock a range of craft beers, ciders and house wines along with our famous cocktails and alcoholic slushies!

Opening Hours

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Standard Hours

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 13:00 – 17:30
Wednesday – 13:00 – 21:30
Thursday  – 13:00 – 21:30
Friday – 13:00 – 23:00
Saturday – 11:30 – 23:00
Sunday – 11:30 – 18:00

Bank Holidays & School Holidays

Monday – 13:00 – 17:30

Booking

We are currently taking bookings from when we reopen on Saturday 29th May.

We are currently only offering 1 or 2 hour sessions during the day due to our reduced seating capacity.   Please call 01983 716710 with any enquiries.

Children under 4 can play for free.  Please note under 13s require adult supervision!