Where to Find Board Game Cafés in Bangkok

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Kelly Iverson

The best thing about board games is that you can play them almost anywhere, including in the bustling city of Bangkok. Here is where you can find the best board game cafés in the city.

1. Boarding Time Board Game Cafe

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The city center of Bangkok is a watering hole for shopaholics and those who love a night out on the town. Thanks to Boarding Time Board Game Cafe, however, it is also a place for game lovers to come together and take to their favorite game; there are hundreds from which to choose. Gamers can enjoy any one of these titles for ฿150 a day or ฿50 an hour. The café features a menu that will keep visitors from getting hungry, and it sits just a stone’s throw away from the BTS Skytrain. Boarding Time Board Game Cafe is also open until midnight, so players can take their time and finish that game of Scythe that is taking so long. The board game café is open Monday through Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.

2. Kopi-O Board Game Cafe

Cafe, Thai

Kopi-O Board Game Cafe came to be when a board game collector decided to share his passion with the capital. The café has accumulated hundreds of games since it opened in 2014. In addition to a plethora of games, the café is also serving up Western and Thai favorites alongside a number of beverages for gamers to indulge in. Kopi-O Board Game Cafe is open from noon to 10 p.m. from Tuesday through Sunday and noon to 6 p.m. on Monday and is conveniently located right off the BTS Skytrain station Phrom Phong, making it easy for visitors to access.

3. Ninive Game Store

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Ninive Game Store sits right off the BTS Skytrain station Phra Khanong. Visitors might almost miss it, as it is tucked away off the busy Sukhumvit Road. The café is a great spot to spend an evening. Visitors can select and enjoy the many board games, indulge in their favorite pizza, or have a glass of wine while fellow gamers take to favorites such as Cards Against Humanity. Ninive Game Store is open Tuesday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. It is closed on Mondays.

4. Hobbyist Cafe

Cafe, Thai, Dessert

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The Hobbyist Cafe is a minimalist café found near the BTS Skytrain station Saphan Taksin. The wooden seating in addition to the quaint floor cushions makes it a perfect place to come and spend the day in the bustling capital. The café prides itself on being a destination in the city where visitors can simply hang out, and it exudes a laid-back vibe and features plenty of games to keep guests busy. Hobbyist Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

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