Board
Bars & ClubsGame & Entertainment Centres
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The South-West's Award-Winning Board Game Cafe!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Steven S
    8 contributions
    Maybe my favourite place in Exeter
    This is where I always choose to go with my friends if we want to just hang out. They always have a great selection of games, the staff are always friendly and the food is always great. I highly recommend going to Board!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Nate M
    1 contribution
    Great place
    Been here a number of times now over the last year and keep forgetting to leave a review. The choice of games is great and the food is of brilliant quality. The staff (even when busy) have always been attentive, but never intrusive, something that I've had issues with in other establishments elsewhere.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Tamzin M
    Exmouth, United Kingdom131 contributions
    Another great visit
    This was my fourth experience of board. I have enjoyed a corporate event, visited with family, took the kids and today as a couple. Every single time it's been brilliant. Great value, lovely atmosphere. Lovely to do something a bit different. Highly recommend 👌
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Shan
    2 contributions
    10/10 amazing time
    Myself and my friend came to board this evening and I'm sold on this place!! It was my first time visiting personally, however my friends second. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable on the games and nothing was too much hassle! Even when I asked for a takeaway bag for my popcorn 😂😂😂 Food was absolutely delish! We opted for the cheese toasties and were not disappointed. I thoroughly recommend this place and will be returning
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 October 2023
  • Louise W
    78 contributions
    Must try for a chilled night out
    Fantastic place for drinks and some old school fun. So we had never been before but had came across online. We booked a spot and the four of us had the best time. You pick your games which there is a big selections and it’s as simple as this. Drink/ eat play games. We didn’t want to leave but had other places booked. We will be back.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • mike s
    United Kingdom548 contributions
    Fun 3 Hours
    Very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful staff. Wide variety of board games. Good choice and quality of snacks. Very enjoyable 3 hours of fun for family on a wet Sunday afternoon. Do check on car parking as warden had a very profitable time booking cars parking in poorly defined bus stop outside cafe.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 November 2023
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mike s
United Kingdom548 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Very friendly , knowledgeable and helpful staff. Wide variety of board games. Good choice and quality of snacks. Very enjoyable 3 hours of fun for family on a wet Sunday afternoon. Do check on car parking as warden had a very profitable time booking cars parking in poorly defined bus stop outside cafe.
Written 27 November 2023
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Louise W
78 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fantastic place for drinks and some old school fun. So we had never been before but had came across online. We booked a spot and the four of us had the best time. You pick your games which there is a big selections and it’s as simple as this. Drink/ eat play games. We didn’t want to leave but had other places booked. We will be back.
Written 22 October 2023
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Shan
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Myself and my friend came to board this evening and I'm sold on this place!! It was my first time visiting personally, however my friends second. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable on the games and nothing was too much hassle! Even when I asked for a takeaway bag for my popcorn 😂😂😂

Food was absolutely delish! We opted for the cheese toasties and were not disappointed. I thoroughly recommend this place and will be returning
Written 6 October 2023
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Tamzin M
Exmouth, UK131 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was my fourth experience of board. I have enjoyed a corporate event, visited with family, took the kids and today as a couple. Every single time it's been brilliant. Great value, lovely atmosphere. Lovely to do something a bit different. Highly recommend 👌
Written 28 August 2023
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Lindsay R
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Board is a fantastic place to visit, we have always had a warm welcome. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to offer game recommendations and demos.

There is a great selection of games for people of all ages and abilities. The food is also good and portion sizes are HUGE!

It would be great if Board could expand to allow more room for larger social deduction games and D&D campaigns. Fingers crossed it will be possible in the future!
Written 15 August 2023
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Nate M
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
Been here a number of times now over the last year and keep forgetting to leave a review. The choice of games is great and the food is of brilliant quality. The staff (even when busy) have always been attentive, but never intrusive, something that I've had issues with in other establishments elsewhere.
Written 15 August 2023
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Steven S
8 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is where I always choose to go with my friends if we want to just hang out. They always have a great selection of games, the staff are always friendly and the food is always great. I highly recommend going to Board!
Written 15 August 2023
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Ethan D
Exeter, UK8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Far too overpriced. While I like the idea of a restaurant where you can play board/card games, and was impressed with the wide selection of games to pick from, the £6.50 price of adminission (for 3 hours per person!) is absurd. As a party of 4 this meant paying £26 before anyone orders any food or drinks.

Especially when you consider alot of games work best with larger groups, 4-6 people etc, this per person based admission fee is a deal breaker.

Were it instead a price per table, say £15 for 3 hours, we would be inclined to invite several friends to join for a meal. You'd soon make the money back on the larger food and drink orders you'd receive from larger parties attending.

Will be sticking to game nights at home until the price is made more reasonable.
Written 21 October 2022
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Hi Ethan, Sorry to hear about your disappointment with our pricing structure. It is quite usual for activities like us to charge an admission fee and we do promote ourselves as a venue to enjoy a premium experience with your friends or family as opposed to just playing a board game at home. For our admission price you get seated at one of our oversized custom-designed tables with plenty of space for a board game, a guaranteed 3 hours in a warm and comfy environment, unlimited access to our huge library of games, including help with the rules and tailored recommendations, plus access to our food & drink range that we can bring straight to your table. Perhaps a good analogy might be to compare us with a visit to the cinema vs watching a film at home? Sometimes we all just want to stay at home and watch a film and that’s ok, but other times we might also want to get out of the house and have a bit of a day out with our friends or family and that’s what we focus on.
Written 12 February 2023
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Chan G
Reading, UK257 contributions
Sept 2022
Visited here on a day trip to Exeter, really welcoming and friendly. Plenty of food and drinks choices, and of course games!
Written 29 September 2022
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star8sky
Cornwall, UK224 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Visited here on a Saturday evening whilst in the area for the night (table booked in advance).

Great place, good selection and range of games.

3 hour minimum slot for time booked, and menu prices were reasonable.

If they ever opened a branch in Cornwall, we would be regular visitors!
Written 31 July 2022
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  • Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
  • Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00