Say Goodbye to Boredom: 18 Board Game Cafes for the Ultimate Bonding Experience!


Drop your phones and bring your A-game!

Tired of seeing everyone on the table with their noses to their phones? It’s probably why board games have successfully made a comeback; after all, hanging out is all about creating memories and building friendships. (Except you, Uno.)

Check out 17 restaurant/cafes we’ve found all over the metro that offer more than the usual Monopoly or Clue! It’s also a way to try a board game before deciding to buy one for the home.

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Manila

Whether you’re within the vicinity of a school or simply out with family on your weekly outing, Manila’s got board game cafes that’ll make your bonding experience much more fun.

Moonleaf + Bunnies Cafe – Binondo

Moonleaf + Bunnies Cafe is a milk tea shop and board game cafe in the heart of Binondo that serves milk tea from Moonleaf, pastries from The Sweet Studio, as well as in-house fresh coffee and comfort food such as rice meals, pasta, fries and more.

TERMS: Minimum purchase of P300 per group for 1 hour of game + P50/succeeding hour

Milk Tea, Cake, and Board Games from Moonleaf x Bunnies
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611 V. Tytana St, Plaza Lorenzo, Binondo, Manila
+63 2 714-4911

Cranium Board Game Lounge + Resto – Taft Ave.

A restaurant located within the vicinity of La Salle, Cranium Board Game Lounge + Cafe is the perfect de-stresser for students and even office workers alike. Chow down on their snacks and play board games that’ll make you forget of your responsibilities at least even for a while.

TERMS: Play for as long as you want by ordering one (1) drink per person (except sides & extras) or by paying a ₱50 fee.

Cranium Taft Board Games and Interiors
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Wings from Cranium Taft
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G/F D’ University Place, 2421 Leon Guinto Sr. St, Malate, Manila
(0917) 873-2313

Deck MNL – Malate

A place with simple interiors and an even simpler menu, Deck MNL offers pica pica, meals, sweet drinks as well as a variety of games which you and your friends/family can play with.

Deck MNL interiors
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Board Games and Milkshake from Deck MNL
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866 Pablo Ocampo Sr. St, Malate, Manila
(0927) 917-1157

TableTaft Boardgame Cafe – University Mall

A student diner offering a fun dining experience through its affordable meals and a variety of over 100 board games, TableTaft Boardgame Cafe is a place where big groups of people can bond over food and games.

TableTaft Interiors
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Food and Games from TableTaft Boardgame Cafe
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2/F University Mall, Taft Ave., Malate, Manila
(0917) 498-8353

Quezon City

It comes as no surprise that most of the board game cafes/restaurants are located in this area. Quezon City may be big but once you try playing board games at any of their cafes/restaurants, you’ll realize that there’s an even bigger world out there – one that’s only limited by your imagination.

Burger Company – Scout Reyes

Ultimate comfort can be found with Burger Company’s thick and juicy angus burgers, deep fried bacon dippers and their 100+ board games (and counting) that are free to play at the venue. If you’re a newbie, you can find friendly folks eager to teach you how to play.

TERMS: Minimum purchase of P150/head for unlimited playing hours.

Burger Company interiors
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Burgers from Burger Company
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72 Scout Reyes cor. Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City
+63 2 949-2269

Ludo Boardgame Bar & Cafe – Tomas Morato

A cafe where you’re free to play as long as you order, Ludo doesn’t only offer their famous gyoza and themed drinks inspired by movies but also board games and activities such as tournaments and trivia nights when you check their Facebook.

TERMS: Purchase any food or a bottle of imported beer for unlimited hours of playing.

Board Games from Ludo
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Savory Food from Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Cafe
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Sct Fuentebella Str Cor Sct Torillo, Quezon City
+63 920 921-8482

Gerry’s Jeepney – Maginhawa

A restaurant featuring one of the country’s most popular mode of commute, the jeepney. They serve classic Filipino favorites and if you’re lucky, you can even get a seat inside an actual jeepney to dine in. Traditional Filipino game sets are available to play as well.

Gerry's Jeepney Interiors
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Boodle Fight at Gerry's Jeepney
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No reservations accepted
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7 Maginhawa St., Quezon City
+63 2 435-6824

Laruan Atbp. – Maginhawa Street

Laruan Atbp. is a board game cafe that offers affordable light meals and a growing library of popular tabletop games. They also sell selected local and award-winning Pinoy comics and hosts local band performances.

Board Games and Interiors from Laruan ATBP
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Cookies, Milkshakes, Wings, Smores Pie from Laruan ATBP
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G/F Luisa Bldg 2, 107 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(02) 512- 6621

Snacks and Ladders – Maginhawa Street

Offering over 400 board games, a giant chess board, a giant Snakes and Ladders board, and many more, Snacks and Ladders Board Game cafe is a go-to place for when you’re craving Filipino American fusion snacks and meals as well as a good time.

Game Room from Snacks and Ladders
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Nachos, Meals, Pasta from Snacks and Ladders
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188A Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 990-5675

Game Over PH – Xavierville Ave

A bar + gaming concept in Quezon City, share your love for games, food, and booze with your friends or with like-minded people at no other place than Game Over PH.

Game Over PH's interiors
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Seafood Pasta from Game Over PH
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31 Xavierville Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0933) 028-5298

Hungry Meeples – Congressional

Hungry Meeples is a neighborhood gaming cafe offering small international plates and fun board games that you’re sure to spend your time on.

Fun fact: A "meeple" is a small person-shaped figure used as a player's token in a board game. 
Hungry Meeples Interiors and Board Games
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Hungry Meeples' Finger Food
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Unit 302, Pinnacle Building, Blk 3 Lot 8 Congressional Ave. Ext, Tandang Sora, Quezon City
(02) 239-0050

Makati

Work can be stressful and tiring and what better way to de stress than to head on to the board game cafes/restaurants located in the area.

Onboard Game + Gastro Pub – Circuit Makati

Onboard Game + Gastro Pub is the first gaming pub that serves internationally inspired comfort food and craft beers which you can pair with a good time of playing over 300 board game titles.

Games and Cards from Onboard Game + Gastro Pub
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Circuit Lane Makati, Riverfront Drive, AP Reyes St., Carmona, Makati
(0922)

Pasig

Happy Beans – Metrowalk

A quirky cafe inside the mall of Ortigas that’s the first in the Philippines to serve rainbow latte as well as pasta, pizza, and rice meals to pair with their famous coffee, Happy Beans is a place to be when you just want to chill and relax on a hot summer’s day.

Happy Beans Interior
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Happy Beans Rainbow Latte and Rainbow Cake
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2F Metrowalk Commercial Complex, Meralco Ave., Ugong, Pasig
(0917) 508-7702

All Over (and Beyond) the Metro

Don’t let your bonding experiences be limited by the places you cannot go to, with these board games/cafes all over the metro, you and your friends/family can have fun no matter where you are in the metro.

Grid x Griddle – Greenfield District

Take game night to the next level at Grid x Griddle! More than your typical board game lounge, Grid x Griddle offers up a fun, welcoming ambiance paired up with cozy interiors and mouth-watering food. You’ll definitely be a winner when you visit Grid x Griddle!

grid x griddle board game cafe
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Unit B, The Hub, Greenfield District, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
(0927) 879-4686

Scout’s Honor – Ayala Malls Vertis North and Uptown Mall

A restaurant serving up meals most especially make your own mac & cheese, as well as craft your own cookies, Scout’s Honor, will surely earn a badge in your heart because of both its food and interesting games you can play while bonding with friends/family.

Board Games at Scout's Honor
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Cookies from Scout's Honor
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Secret Base Gaming Lounge and Board Game Cafe – Caloocan and Marikina

A comfort filled place where you and your friends can simply hang out, play board games and feast on meals, finger food as well as milk tea, Secret Base Gaming Lounge and Board Game Cafe no doubt screams “a good time” the moment you step through their doors.

Secret Base Interiors
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Food and Board Games from Secret Base
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Books and Borders Cafe – 5 branches in the Metro

Book and Borders is a hangout place for comfort food and coffee lovers, as well as those who want to spend some time either reading books in a quiet spot or playing board games in a more peaceful place.

Book and Borders Cafe Interiors
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Chicken and Potatoes and Open Faced Sandwiches from Books and Borders Cafe
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Chemistea – QC and Manila

A milk tea place offering the unique experience of allowing you to mix your own milk tea with lab equipment, you don’t have to be a scientist to have fun at Chemistea; all you need’s a sweet tooth, a love for milk tea, and penchant for board games and good times.

Chemistea Interiors
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Milk Tea and Board Games from Chemistea
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We’ll probably be seeing more board game cafes build up in the next couple of months, as well as some old ones adding this new feature to their shop. In the meantime, add these restaurants up to your Must Try lists on Booky, which you can download for free at the App Store for iPhone, and at Google Play for Android.

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