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These 10 board game cafes in Singapore are the talk of the town!

These 10 board game cafes in Singapore are the talk of the town!

Before the age of smartphones, TVs, and anything with a screen, we relied on games played across a board or table as a peak source of entertainment. 

It’s about time we brought it back.

While the average person’s amount of screen time is higher than ever, board games are not exactly out of fashion thanks to the brilliant minds of those who turned it into a cafe business.

Now, it’s time to rally up your friends and families because these dice aren’t going to roll themselves and neither will the staff members of these cafes play the game for you!

The Mind Cafe


Address: 60A Prinsep St
Contact Details: +65 8482 4533

Operating Hours: Monday: 12 AM – 2 AM, 11 AM – 11 PM

      Tuesday to Wednesday: 11 AM – 11 PM

      Thursday: 11 AM – 12 AM

      Friday: 12 AM – 2 AM, 11 AM – 12 AM

      Saturday to Sunday: 12 AM – 6 AM, 11 AM – 12 AM

With around 800 different games in store, there’s no doubt that The Mind Cafe is the place to be for a night out with your friends or family, all while enjoying available snacks!

With that many games, The Mind Cafe isn’t your ordinary board games cafe, especially with service staff who are equally as fun to be around.

Classic titles like Monopoly and Scrabble are the least that you’ll be playing, as this cafe constantly adds in new titles such as Dumb Questions to Ask Your Friends.

An ordinary hour of gaming will cost you S$12.90 which also includes free-flow snacks and drinks, though students can avail of unlimited hours during the weekends for S$17.90.

On the other hand, children ages 7 and above can play for $4 per hour, while those younger than that can play for absolutely free!

King and the Pawn


Address: 24 Purvis St, Level 2
Contact Details: +65 6259 1913

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM

      Friday: 5:30 PM – 1:30 AM

      Saturday to Sunday: 11 AM – 1:30 AM

      Monday: CLOSED

King and the Pawn is another household name when it comes to board game cafes in Singapore, so you’re surely in for a lot of fun when you pay a visit.

This board game cafe located on Purvis Street is filled with over 350 board game titles from those suited for 2 players to those enough to keep an entire group well entertained.

Regardless of the game you play, their game gurus are ready to assist you from beginning to end. 

There’s also no time limit, just pay S$9/person (Tuesdays to Thursdays) or $14/person (Fridays to Sundays/PH) and you can play for as long as their closing time permits.

Since this cafe also caters to all ages, you get the entire spectrum, which can mean kids under 7 can play for free, while adults can enjoy some beers and cocktails while playing.

The food that they serve here also hits the spot, and we don’t mean just the typical snacks either. Be sure to try out their full brunch menu which includes pan-seared chicken leg.

Play Nation HQ


Address: 58 Prinsep St
Contact Details: +65 6336 9578

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 12 PM – 11 PM

      Friday to Saturday: 12 PM – 3 AM

Play Nation HQ is one of the best board game cafes in Singapore to quell boredom with hundreds of available games at your disposal.

Games at Play Nation HQ are arranged and categorized by the shelves, such as those suitable for more than 6 people, interactive games, locally designed games, and more.

Console gaming is also a big plus and further adds to the copious amounts of fun you can have with a bunch of mates at this location.

An hour of board games and console gaming are bundled for S$15.90, while the student package makes for a pretty good deal of 3 hours of gaming for S$18.90 on the weekends.

While the place is a little bit tucked away, it’s an overall great and cozy place to bond with friends over some games and good food, which includes rice bowls and pasta.

BG Monsters Cafe


Address: 61 Kampong Bahru Rd, #02-03
Contact Details: +65 9720 6680

Operating Hours: Sunday, Tuesday to Thursday: 2 PM – 10 PM

      Friday to Saturday: 2 PM – 11 PM

      Monday: CLOSED

BG Monsters Cafe is one of the newer board game cafes on this list, but it still stands its own against veteran cafes with its mighty collection of in-store games.

It has over 300 board games and card games in its arsenal, some of which get refreshed every month for you to try out.

There are a lot of all-time popular games in the store’s catalog, such as 5-Minute Marvel, A Game of Thrones, Avalon, Codenames, Dixit, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Splendor.

Of course, there will be game masters to guide you through any of the tabletop games you choose, and will even do a trial run right after explaining the rules.

This location is also known for having one of the cheapest hourly rates out there, which comes at S$6.90 for 1 hour and S$12.90 for two hours.

ME Café & Games


Address: 77b Tg Pagar Rd, Level 3
Contact Details: +65 8780 5258

Operating Hours: Open 24/7 

If you’re looking for a board game cafe that has a lot of private space dedicated to maximum enjoyment, look no further than ME Cafe & Games.

Located in Tanjong Pagar, Me Cafe & Games is well-equipped to handle many avid console and board gamers who need a bit of downtime after work or school.

Over 100 of its board games are dedicated to those looking for some easy-to-learn party games. 

Some other notable games include strategy games, mahjong, and tons of console games on the PS5, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

All of this can be had for the low starting price of S$6/hour per pax from Monday to Thursday, while those visiting during the weekends will pay an extra S$2 on top of that.

Also, while the cafe is open 24/7, there are no walk-ins after 11 pm, so make sure that you book any late-night gaming sessions beforehand.

Kommune @ 82Soho


Address: 277 Orchard Rd, #03-18
Contact Details: +65 8112 0480

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM

      Friday to Saturday: 11:30 AM – 1 AM

Those looking for a truly unique and comfortable gaming experience should head on over to Kommune @ 82 Soho.

A multi-entertainment hub, Kommune combines board games with PC gaming, console gaming, and Korean-style karaoke in one place to unleash the party-goer in you.

The board games alone already cover over 80 known titles, which include party games like Hawker Wars and Penguin Pang Pang, and Strategy games like Coup and Payday.

Unlike some of the other cafes, Kommune rates its board game prices per table with a maximum of 4 people. For instance, it costs S$24/table per hour during non-peak days.

This is also similar to its rates for its must-try console gaming rooms, which start at S$16 per hour for 2 people (Kosy Room), while the bigger Klub Room can fit 4 people for S$24 per hour.

Old School Delights

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Address: 8 Raffles Ave, #02-25 Esplanade Mall
Contact Details: +65 6909 3507

Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 12 PM – 3 PM, 5 PM – 9 PM

      Saturday to Sunday: 12 PM – 9 PM

      Tuesday: CLOSED

Old School Delights can be quite a peculiar entry on this list as it’s more of an “old-school” restaurant that also happens to have “old-school” board games.

While you wait for your order of delicious nasi lemak, laksa, or beef cheek rendang, reminisce about your childhood with games such as Old Maid, Gasing, and Five Stones for free!

Even the way of writing down your order on a chalkboard already brings about a hint of nostalgia that further adds to the charm of Old School Delights at Esplanade Mall.

Hence, even if it’s not the board game cafe that you’d expect, it does give you a sense of how Singapore was during the old days, whether through traditional “gaming” or the taste of classic cuisine.

Mosanco Settlers Cafe


Address: Serangoon Rd, 562
Contact Details: +65 8045 8000

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9 AM – 3 AM

As Singapore’s first board games cafe, Mosanco Settlers Cafe is the go-to place for the most extensive game catalog that caters to all kinds of gamers.

There are about 50 recommended games to play, which is only a fraction of the total that they have. From party games like Dixit to strategy games like Splendor, the choice is yours.

A lot of the games also come with their own dedicated tutorial on their website, which is a big help for first-timers looking to pay a visit.

Indoor gaming rates start at S$10/hour for 2 pax, while a private room for 8 pax costs $25/hour. Players can even bring their own games in while ordering food from the establishment.

Team Board Game


Address: 16 Arumugam Rd, #06-07 LTC Building D
Contact Details: +65 8829 2090

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 12 PM – 7 PM

      Saturday: 12 PM – 5 PM

      Sunday: CLOSED

Enjoy a board game cafe at affordable prices by booking a table at Team Board Game. Starting with a flat rate of just S$3 per pax, you can already have loads of fun without breaking the bank.

This place is a game area and a game store in one, but you can still buy drinks via its automated payment system. This is also where you book a table before playing.

Since this is more of a board game shop than a cafe, you can expect that their game catalog gets constantly updated and restocked with all sorts of TCGs, LCGs, and other tabletop games.

Thus, this is a great shop to test out some new games and, if you like one enough, buy a copy and take it home with you!

For those looking to stay and game a little longer than 4 hours, there is also a full-day rate of S$10/pax on weekdays and S$12/pax on weekends.

Games @ PI


Address: 220 Orchard Rd, #03-01 Midpoint Orchard
Contact Details: +65 6734 3858

Operating Hours: Friday to Monday: 12 PM – 9 PM

      Tuesday to Thursday: 12 PM – 8 PM

Games @ Pi might be disguised as a hobby shop, but it also comes with several shelves of board games to try out yourself.

This particular location on Midpoint Orchard is one of the biggest board game suppliers in Singapore, with a constant stream of new games added to the collection each month.

Such games it has in store can be further narrowed down to role-playing games, miniature war games, trading card games, and the list continues.

Even if it’s your first time stepping foot inside the shop, the staff members are more than willing to assist you and recommend games according to your preferences.