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Thirsty Meeples

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99 Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2DF, England (Formerly Thirsty Meeples Board Game Cafe)
+44 1865 244247
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have never seen so many board games...didn't know so many existed. The very helpful staff are there to explain if necessary and can defuse arguments about the rules! We have only had drinks here while playing games with the grandchildren and children. The grandchildren ask to come here every time they visit. We oldies find it all a bit... More 

Thank glasshous3s
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It may be tiny but it makes the most of every square inch. The range of board games is incredible (they have 9 different versions of Ticket to Ride), and the staff are invaluable at helping you find your way through the shelves of options to find something that you want to play, and then explain to you how to... More 

Thank Keziah_Watson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great people and atmosphere. Photos dont show how packed it now is. Even extra table at toilet door which is permanently open - not nice. Expensive too, 25 pounds for three people to spend an hour on a game with naff coffee. Too much emphasis on profit. What about us Meeples?

Thank wallaceHerts
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First time at a board game cafe - we'll be back for more! The staff were extremely helpful, introducing us to new games and there to answer any questions. Extensive list of beers & small but nice selection of wines. Lots of fun. Highly recommend.

Thank JAnneinOz
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

First time in a board game cafe, and I'm sure we will be back. Wife and I stayed for a couple of hours and played 3 games. Great staff who were very helpful and suggested a great new game to us (so good we bought it on the way out! (It was Cacao if you were interested)) Good brownies, wine... More 

Thank paulnharris
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Truly enjoyed having a very chill (and yet highly competitive) afternoon with my friend. Great staff, highly knowledgeable and great at explaining just about every game and delicious chai!

Thank Marie G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Hundreds of games to pick from. Good selection of food/drink - slightly on the pricy side but a lovely, different way to spend a rainy afternoon

Thank Sam_geddes
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A great concept, well executed. Without the games it would be a very decent cafe, but it is so much more. A dazzling assortment of table games to play, and really great value, especially on a rainy day.

1 Thank Omnivore94127
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Being there many many times, it is IMPOSSIBLE to get bored! So many table games beyond imagination, and good selection of beers and drinks, cakes and teas. Just perfect for a nice fun night with friends.

1 Thank Davide A
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is by far one of the best things you can do with a night with friends in Oxford! The Hosts are utterly amazing and will leave you dazzled at their enthusiasm and knowledge of all things Boardgame! Give them any abstract theme and they can select you several options, explain briefly how they work, the rules in more details... More 

1 Thank Elaine C

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Gloucester Green, Oxford OX1 2DF, England (Formerly Thirsty Meeples Board Game Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 244247
Thirsty Meeples is the UK's first board game cafe. We have a collection of over 1,800 board games available to play. Classic, Children's, Strategy, Abstract, Family, Two-Player, Fantasy & Adventure, Party, Dice and Card games. More games are added every week.You can stay for as long as you like, and play as many games as you like! There is a cover charge of £3.50 For Adults, £2.50 For Children aged 12 and under. Our staff called Game Gurus can help with choosing games from our collection and explaining the rules.We provide a full table service with a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. All our food is homemade. We sell board games too! We're open Monday to Friday 11am to midnight, Saturday 9am to midnight, Sunday 9am to 11pm.

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