Board Game Cafes To Cure Those Boring Nights


There’s no use denying it; we all love a good board game



If you can’t decide between going out and staying in, you’ll likely find the perfect balance in board game cafés. They offer the perfect mix of comfort, activity and a wide array of food and drinks to choose from. And the best part is that you can find them all over Metro Manila.


Puzzles: Board Game Lounge

With branches in BF Paranaque and Fort Bonifacio


As the name suggests, Puzzles is a board game hub, with all the classics and their modern editions. But if this isn’t your thing, you can also choose from their array of card games, word games and trivia games. Not to mention they have a full menu of starters, mains and drinks. Opt for their milkshake on a hot day or grab some beer for extra fun.



The Appraisery

General Romulo Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City


For those that want a little bit of everything, then The Appraisery is perfect go-to. It’s this nook in Cubao that houses not just board games, but is also a café, a boutique, a vintage shop, an art space and a place to hold events. It’s all the good stuff rolled into one little package that is as welcoming as it can be frustrating—because to what other feeling do board games lead to?


Ludo BoardGame Bar and Café

With branches in Makati and Quezon City


If you want a little more privacy than some tables and chairs, then Ludo’s Jupiter branch has you covered. The area houses two private play rooms that can be used for the massive amounts of board games and card games that include Cards Against Humanity and Splendor. Just take a food and drink item out of their menu and play to your heart’s content.  



Café Publico

San Juan, Metro Manila


The life at Café Publico is a simple one that consists of some gelato, some coffee, light snacks and games. Each table is fitted with a board game that individuals are free to play on and conquer. And while it’s a nice change from digital games and online meetups, the ice cream is what keeps their customers coming back.


Snacks and Ladders

Maginhawa Street, Quezon City


Don’t laugh, because Snacks and Ladders is more than just a quirky restaurant with a witty name. The place boasts some 100 games, so visitors are sure to get their fill of board games. You’ll have a grand time going through their menu, too, which is filled with puns left and right. Anyone up for some Battle Chips and Cards Against Humanitea? Sign us up.