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5 Best Board Game Cafes in Singapore [2024]

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Board Game Cafe Singapore

Best Board Game Cafe Singapore
Best Board Game Cafe Singapore

Do you love board games?

If so, you’ll be happy to know that Singapore is home to some of the best board game cafes in the world!

Whether you’re looking for a place to spend an afternoon with friends or want to try out a new game, these cafes are sure to please.

In this blog post, we’ll list the best board game cafes in Singapore for 2024 and give you a little information about each one.

So put on your thinking cap and get ready for some fun!

Best Board Game Cafe Singapore

1) Play Nation

Play Nation - Board Game Cafe Singapore
Play Nation – Board Game Cafe Singapore (Credit: Open Rice Singapore)
Key services:It has expanded to four branches, two in the Orchard area and one in Tampines—east siders take note; and most recently, the newest one in the Philippines.
Address:58 Prinsep St, Singapore 188686
Website:https://playnation.com.sg/
Phone:+65 6336 9578
Operating hours: Monday
12–11PM
Tuesday
12–11PM
Wednesday
12–11PM
Thursday
12–11PM
Friday
12PM–3AM
Saturday
12PM–3AM
Sunday
12–11PM

A cash-only, fun-loving cozy space, Play Nation, with a solid variety of board and console games, closes late at 11 pm.

It has expanded to four branches, two in the Orchard area and one in Tampines—east siders take note; and most recently, the newest one in the Philippines.

Each store is a different concept, but all equally welcoming, with jaunty beanbags, a smorgasbord of Insta-worthy cafe grub such as pancakes, eggs benedict, open bagels; and beverages, as gaming accompaniments.

Key Differentiators

  • It has expanded to four branches, two in the Orchard area and one in Tampines—east siders take note; and most recently, the newest one in the Philippines.

2) Games@PI

Games@PI - Board Games Cafe Singapore
Games@PI – Board Games Cafe Singapore (Credit: Shops in SG)
Key services:Together with the staff, you can browse and learn more about the scene. The retail area is out front, while the back area is dedicated to casual plays and tournaments alike.
Address:220 Orchard Road #03-01 Midpoint Orchard, Singapore 238852
Website:https://www.pi.com.sg/
Phone:+65 6734 3858
Email:N/A
Operating hours: Monday
12–4PM, 5–9PM
Tuesday
12–4PM, 5–9PM
Wednesday
12–4PM, 5–9PM
Thursday
12–4PM, 5–9PM
Friday
12–4PM, 5–9PM
Saturday
12–9PM
Sunday
12–9PM

Located smack in the center of Singapore, this underrated, unexplored games haven proves the point that Orchard Road is more than just upscale malls and boutiques.

At Games@PI, it’s all fluorescent office lighting and racks upon racks of games for sale or rent.

Together with the staff, you can browse and learn more about the scene. The retail area is out front, while the back area is dedicated to casual plays and tournaments alike.

Pick a few to try, and if you fancy, purchase the games here too. Regular patrons appreciate the fact that Games@PI is very up-to-date with its offerings.

Key Differentiators

  • Together with the staff, you can browse and learn more about the scene. The retail area is out front, while the back area is dedicated to casual plays and tournaments alike.

Client Testimonial

Very good board game shop in Singapore. The staff is nice and helpful. They reserved the last arkham horror expansion. A lot of new and classic board games.

Ricar Trikar

3) Battle Bunker

Battle Bunker - Board Games Cafe Singapore
Battle Bunker – Board Games Cafe Singapore (Credit: Playy)
Key services:The fact that they even make their own games (that you can back on Kickstarter) shows how passionate the folks here are. They got two outlets—one at Bugis+ and one at West Coast Plaza—so pick one that’s nearer to you and your homies and head on over.
Address:BUGIS+, 201 Victoria St, #03-16/17, Singapore 188067
Website:https://battlebunker.com.sg/
Phone:+65 6509 4011
Email:N/A
Operating hours:Monday
12–9PM
Tuesday
12–9PM
Wednesday
12–9PM
Thursday
12–9PM
Friday
12–9PM
Saturday
12–9PM
Sunday
12–9PM

The community here is one of the best in Singapore, and that really counts with board games and tabletop gaming where half the fun is all about the people you play with.

They provide many quality-of-life conveniences as well, such as lockers to store your games (so you don’t need to lug them around), a well-lit painting room to get your miniatures properly done, as well as bottled water and drinks you can purchase.

The fact that they even make their own games (that you can back on Kickstarter) shows how passionate the folks here are. They got two outlets—one at Bugis+ and one at West Coast Plaza—so pick one that’s nearer to you and your homies and head on over.

Key Differentiators

  • The fact that they even make their own games (that you can back on Kickstarter) shows how passionate the folks here are. They got two outlets—one at Bugis+ and one at West Coast Plaza—so pick one that’s nearer to you and your homies and head on over.

Client Testimonial

Went down to purchase the Exploding kittens expansions, Sarah who was working the counter at the time was both patient and knowledgeable about the game and the many questions i had about the available board games they had. Definitely worth a visit!

Quek Chin

4) King and the Pawn

King and the Pawn - Board Game Cafe Singapore
King and the Pawn – Board Game Cafe Singapore (Credit: Venuerific)
Key services:All the cafe asks for is a “cover charge” of $8 per person (Tue-Thu) and $13 (Fri-Sun) for whoever’s playing.
Address:24 Purvis St, level 2, Singapore 188601
Website:https://www.kingandthepawn.com/
Phone:+65 6259 1913
Email:N/A
Operating hours:Monday
Closed
Tuesday
5:30–11:30PM
Wednesday
5:30–11:30PM
Thursday
5:30–11:30PM
Friday
5:30PM–1:30AM
Saturday
11AM–1:30AM
Sunday
11AM–10PM

On the second floor of a shophouse along Purvis Street is a homey 55-seater King and the Pawn.

With a solid menu of hearty grub, artisanal cocktails, and locally brewed craft beers—and best of all, no imposition of a time limit, this is one of our favorite hangouts.

All the cafe asks for is a “cover charge” of $8 per person (Tue-Thu) and $13 (Fri-Sun) for whoever’s playing.

Easy crowd favorites include Riff Raff, a game that tests your dexterity by having you balance tiny game pieces atop a precariously swivelling ship; and Cards Against Muggles—a clear Harry Potter twist on the notorious Cards Against Humanity (also available)—that’s bound to have Harry Potter fans and non-fans alike in stitches.

Try the Tomato and Roasted Grape Bruschetta that comes with a generous tub of feta cheese; as well as the aromatic Truffled Honey Croque Madame.

Key Differentiators

  • All the cafe asks for is a “cover charge” of $8 per person (Tue-Thu) and $13 (Fri-Sun) for whoever’s playing.

Client Testimonial

An unique Cafe for Recreation in Weekend.

Location is strategic, walking distance from MRT.

Metrolite Andrew

5) Experience Point

Experience Point - Board Game Cafe Singapore
Experience Point – Board Game Cafe Singapore (Credit: EP)
Key services:They carry games like Limpeh Says, the local version of Cards Against Humanity, too.
Address:803 King George’s Ave, #02-190, Singapore 200803
Website:http://www.experience-point.com/
Phone:+65 9183 1725
Email:N/A
Operating hours:Monday
6–11PM
Tuesday
6–11PM
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6–11PM
Friday
6–11PM
Saturday
12PM–12AM
Sunday
12PM–12AM

Tucked away in Little India just minutes away from Lavender MRT, Experience Point is a no-frills, almost minimalistic cafe devoting its efforts towards the curation of tabletop games.

Here, you’ll see a decent variety of games, about 200, including card games, pen-and-paper roleplaying games, and more.

However, unlike other board game cafes, Experience Point has all but scraped the classics and dove straight into obscure titles involving murderous abbey monks and competitive knitting.

But fret not, they will still personally handpick options suited to your tastes.

They carry games like Limpeh Says, the local version of Cards Against Humanity, too.

Key Differentiators

  • They carry games like Limpeh Says, the local version of Cards Against Humanity, too.

Other Considered Options

BG Monsters Cafe

Your favorite Board Game Store, BG Monsters Cafe, is conveniently located near the Outram Park triple-line interchange station! Perfect for team bonding, birthdays, and celebrations!

Enjoy a cozy indoor ambience and a relaxing outdoor patio space dedicated to Board Games and D&D tabletop games. Join them for exciting events like the recent CNY Board Game, Dungeons and Dragons Epic, and Halloween Events, with more in store!

Mind Cafe

For over a decade, the longstanding Mind Cafe has seen many a gathering of board game geeks and casual groups.

Conveniently situated in Dhoby Ghaut, it boasts an impressive list of 500 games with classics like Snakes & Ladders and Monopoly.

Settlers’ Cafe

Settlers’ Cafe’s veritable list of 600 board game titles is its biggest draw. Being in operation for over 15 years, this much-raved about halal-certified space has its loyal fans.

The ambiance is made cozy with low lighting, low-slung furniture, and the nostalgic oak racks of well-worn games.

ME Cafe & Games

ME Cafe & Games is a 24hr multi-media games cafe that provides unlimited choices of games (Console/Mahjong/Boardgames) at just $6/pax/hr.

Board Game Cafe Singapore

You may be interested in board game cafes.

These board game cafés are a fun place to spend time with friends and family, and you can play any of the board games that you want!

If you’re looking for board game cafes in Singapore, we’ve provided 8 of the best ones above.

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