Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe

Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe

Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe
5
Game & Entertainment Centres
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Snacks and Ladders, formerly Board Cafe Bar is a board game cafe, situated in the Nodehill area of Newport on the beautiful Isle of Wight. The idea is simple, come in, either choose what you want to play, or we can guide you to the right game, and play! That’s it. In the modern world, where everything is on a screen, accessible anywhere, we’re a tech free oasis, offering you the chance to reconnect with friends and family, meet new people and actually talk! We offer a wide range of locally sourced teas and coffees, freshly made snacks and cakes and bakes from The Funky Cakery. Just want a coffee and some cake? Feel free to pop in!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Adam B
    Watford, United Kingdom10 contributions
    Excellent way to spend my birthday
    Absolute little gem found in the Isle of Wight, if you love board games and an amazing array of cocktails, this is the place for you. I thought I was an expert in board games and that there weren't many i hadn't tried, how wrong was I? With around 600 different games I could spend days here!!! Definitely coming back on my next holiday
    Visited March 2023
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Sarah K
    Dunstable, United Kingdom57 contributions
    Fun on a rainy day
    Friendly staff that actually showed us how to play a new game. Great choice of games. We stayed for lunch and kids enjoyed their food. Overall, a good experience on a rainy day!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Mollee C
    4 contributions
    Sunny day, rainy day - always the best!
    A wonderful time as ever at snacks. Staff are always incredibly welcoming and friendly. I enjoyed one of the new point salads with pasta which was incredibly tasty and a raspberry milkshake with boba. Highly recommend whatever the weather!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Ben J
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom5 contributions
    Can't fault it
    What a lovely place. I'm now a regular, and thoroughly enjoy both the food and the games. These guys are so hard working and accommodating. Things I particularly like include that the manager has her office in the restaurant and is so easily accessible, the hygeine I have always found to be great, including that the kitchen staff wear their dedicated kitchen caps, although they can choose their own. It adds a lovely bit of individuality whilst not compromising on anything. Staff are friendly and fantastic, really have an eye on what's going on. Great for friends, family's, work does, and anyone that doesn't make a career out of complaining so that they can get their bill reduced. Don't miss out, head down this week and try it for yourself.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Brendan K
    1 contribution
    I cannot rate this place enough!!!
    As avid boardgamers my partner and I love the vast board game library that Snacks and Ladders have on offer. Their staff are approachable and engaging and can even help with game rules. The menu is something else! Especially the boozy milkshakes! Prices are very reasonable for both food/drink and the table hire! They regularly hold events like DnD evenings and more. All round wholesome entertainment for the entire family! Definitely DEFINITELY worth a visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Gaterellian
    1 contribution
    I wish I could go more, its a favourite!
    I've been here many times for multiple types of events. At its basics it is a great place to meet family and friends for a drink, food and playing some games, but there is so much more to Snacks and ladders. I have been to fantastic birthdays here, specific game nights, special entertainment filled evenings and so much more. The menu is a great snack menu with an excellent range of choice, as is the drinks menu. The game collection is so good I often have plan ahead as to mot spend ages enjoying the possibilities! The games range from children's classics to family games and all the way to highly complex and adult themed party games. If you haven't been I'd highly recommend even if just popping in for a quick drink, the staff are lovely, very knowledgeable and go the extra mile. One of my favourite places
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Scarlett W
    1 contribution
    Amazing experience with my time here 😊
    Snacks and ladders is perfect, wouldn't have any doubts with it! Lovely staff, really doggie friendly ❤️, you can enjoy your time playing games and they have lovely food and sweet dessert menu. Definitely recommend if have friends down or family but would advise booking as it can get very busy!
    Thank you for your lovely review.
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 August 2023
  • KAWade
    Isle of Wight, United Kingdom3 contributions
    The friendliest, most fun place with excellent food and amazing drinks!
    “Snacks” is our favourite place either as a family, a couple or a group of friends on a night out. The whole team are always incredibly welcoming and our dog never misses out on a fuss either - once he’s been pampered with a bed and bowl of water by the team! Staff remember things from conversations they’ve had with my son from weeks previous and it’s genuine interactions like that that make it a really warm and friendly place. My son, who’s 6, will gladly ask anyone for help if he needs it and views everyone as his mate, because that’s how they make him feel - and it all comes for a very sincere place from every staff member, not for show. The range of games is phenomenal and all of them are looked after and clean. The menu is incredibly varied and always prepared beautifully - it always tastes amazing and any left overs we can’t fit in always come home! As a vegan I have an excellent choice with a separate friendly menu. You can tell a lot of hard work and love has gone into building this amazing business which is at the heart of the community. I have so many brilliant things to say but if you’re thinking of going you really should, you won’t be disappointed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Rita P
    Lincoln, United Kingdom311 contributions
    Never Board Here
    We stumbled across this café while walking around Newport, and when we entered we hadn't actually realised what this establishment is! We were asked if we had made a booking, and we hadn't, but we were shown to a table and ordered a coffee and Earl Grey tea. As we waited it became apparent that this café was designed to enjoy food and drink, as well as quality time with friends and family as you played a board game. There were loads of games to chose from, and tables of families and friends were all having a great time. It costs £2 per person for the first hour, and a pound thereafter, but unfortunately we only had 30 minutes as we had a coach to catch so couldn't participate. A great concept that clearly brings people together.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Carlsberg2223
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom323 contributions
    Brilliant concept
    What a great concept. Unlimited board games to try whilst you have some drinks/food! Kids happily played for around two hours with various games. Food and drinks both great, take my money! Only slight criticism is I wish the staff would have cleared our empty bottles/plates quicker so we had more room to play!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 August 2023
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Ellie
Oxford, UK9 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fabulous place to pass an hour or so particularly on a rainy winter's afternoon whilst waiting for a ferry. Dog friendly so our dogs enjoyed being out of the car while we had tea and played games. Staff were very helpful in advising what games for the time we had.
Written 25 February 2024
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vjbar
Southampton, UK39 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Brilliant as always. Love this place. Played new games and had a fabulous time. Great food and birthday cookie was fab! Please go if you haven’t been. The milkshakes (including the alcoholic ones) are to die for and the atmosphere was great. Host was lovely. Accessible and helpful staff with the ramps!
Written 8 January 2024
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Amberleyadrian
Burgess Hill, UK485 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Stopped here on a rainy day, fantastic welcoming staff. Can stop here just for food & drinks, play games or both which is what we did! You pay a small charge for a duration to use one of the hundreds of board games that were on the shelves- we chose five second rule & Paddington which the kids enjoyed. Also enjoyed a good burger and lovely Oreo milkshake. Worthy stop if in Newport.
Written 29 October 2023
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Jess M
Manchester, UK5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
I came here with my partner and two kids on a rainy Thursday afternoon whilst we were on holiday on the island. This is different to anything we've ever done before, I'm usually apprehensive about these places - think sticks food covered games with odd pieces! I was pleasantly surprised as soon as we walked in. Modern, with call buttons on each table to call for service (so not to interrupt your game!) and also, spotlessly clean - not just tidy and organised, but actually clean! There were SO many games to choose from, we were spoilt for choice. They were organised well which made is easier to pick the kind of game we wanted to play. Each game we picked was clean, packed away neatly and had no peices missing!
Between us we had hot drinks, milkshakes, chips, sandwiches and brownies. Cannot fault any of it. I did initially think the food was a little pricey for a cafe, especially as you're also paying by the hour to play games, but honestly it was some of the nicest cafe food and drinks I've had.
Overall a lovely experience and a nice afternoon spent playing monopoly with the kids. They really enjoyed it too and it just felt like something so nice and wholesome to do with them.
We'd be back reguarly, but we live 200+ miles away. If you ever decide to francise, come over to the Midlands!
Written 20 October 2023
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Stuart W
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Just wanted to say a massive shout out thank you to everyone at Snacks and Ladders Board Game Café who put on Stu’s surprise birthday bash last night. Everyone had a fab time, buffet was great with a lot of different food to choose from 🍕🍔🧀, the cake was also excellent and defo one of a kind and made spot on to requirements🎂🍰 wld definitely recommend as a venue as great value for money, service is awesome and nothing is to much trouble.
Written 7 October 2023
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ChrisKatie P
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit. (Married couple in their 30s). We arrived around 6pm on a Tuesday. Didn’t book but would recommend booking as we got the last available table. Great food, great service and a great choice of games. Will visit again when next on the island!
Written 19 September 2023
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frances l
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Came here one evening as was recommended by a local.
What a treasure this place is. Went for a couple of hours and stayed all evening.
The staff were friendly and attentive. Was asked about any allergies we we arrived so there would be no issues. On our first visit, we had a snack plate and on the second we had a meal. The thing about this place is the use air fryers for most of their items makes you feel that you trying to eat a bit healthier.
The food was great, try the chicken burger on a pretzel roll (so good) just a shame we didn't get a larger serving of the coleslaw and the wings were so juicy.
They hold a large selection of games for all ages so plenty for everyone. Time flew by and the atmosphere was great. This place caters to everyone.
Written 12 September 2023
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Madhav K
Newbury, UK43 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The very idea of families enjoying board games while eating favorite food is like taking our own dining table from home. Excelled food choices, very friendly staff and nice ambience. This is a result of a very good thought with better execution. Definitely recommend.
Written 10 September 2023
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Carlsberg2223
Southend-on-Sea, UK323 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
What a great concept. Unlimited board games to try whilst you have some drinks/food! Kids happily played for around two hours with various games. Food and drinks both great, take my money! Only slight criticism is I wish the staff would have cleared our empty bottles/plates quicker so we had more room to play!
Written 26 August 2023
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Aidan H
Stevenage, UK48 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Our family enjoy playing games, so this was ideal - we found the menu to be full of enough choice for us and the food was great - and we thought the overall price we played for our meal AND the games was good value - with a large choice of games, we were able to play plenty that we'd not seen before. It might have been nice to have had some recommendations - and as one game we choose was VERY complicated to explain, but easy to play, an option for a game coach (even at an extra price) would have saved us a bit of time - but that's not a complaint! We wish there was something similar closer to home!
Written 9 August 2023
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SNACKS AND LADDERS BOARD GAME CAFE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Snacks and Ladders Board Game Cafe is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:30 - 17:30
  • Tue - Thu 12:30 - 21:30
  • Fri - Fri 12:30 - 22:30
  • Sat - Sat 11:30 - 22:30


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