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Great evening in friendly venue

We went to Board on impulse and then spent the rest of the evening there. We'd already eaten but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tarik R
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
Book in advance at busy times

My sisters and I tried to go here on a rainy Sunday bank holiday weekend but they were full, so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The South-West's Award-Winning Board Game Cafe!
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79 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ, England
+44 1392 791396
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Board on impulse and then spent the rest of the evening there. We'd already eaten but the menu looked good. Drinks menu was awesome with alcoholic and excellent selection of non-alcoholic drinks - there was even a Virgin mojito! Excellent games collection...More

1  Thank Tarik R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sisters and I tried to go here on a rainy Sunday bank holiday weekend but they were full, so it's a good idea to book in advance. We really wanted to try out Board so went back to Exeter the next day instead and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Exeter City Centre whilst on our holiday. We stumbled across "Board" and had decided to visit. What I liked best was that it gave the opportunity to play games we wouldn't have usually bought ourselves. The guy working there was extremely helpful and...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for the first time and we had a blast! I'm a keen Tabletop/Board gamer and the collection on offer was fantastic. They offer games for all ages and interests. £5 per adult to enter and have full access to their gaming library. This allowed...More

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BoardExeter, Owner at Board, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review, thekarlwithak. Hope to see you back soon! :)

Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a refreshing place to escape mobile phones and social media. When we were there with our 20 year old son, a wide range of game players from couples to families to birthday parites were enjoying face to face human contact, with no one...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Been here twice now, with my 6 year old and husband. Great way to end a day shopping or to spend some time as a family. Enjoyed the food (although pricey the portions are massive on the snacks), and cocktails. Our first visit was fantastic,...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Place was great, good selection of games, staff were brilliant and knowledgeable and good selection of drinks with table service. Personally food menu didn't have great variety and was abit pricey although not a big issue however the burger looked amazing!! Went here a couple...More

Thank joandrik
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Enjoyed an aprés work visit with work colleagues as a most pleasant and unusual evening social. Stunning range of games, explained by staff if required but the boss knew how to play the games we selected and a very pleasant relaxing and enjoyable three hours...More

1  Thank Martin_Mather
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I've been to Board quite a few times now (including a memorable Harry Potter quiz night featuring staff in full costume and an excellent Severus Snape as quizmaster) and every time I've had a blast. Friendly staff who are always willing to help you with...More

4  Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times now with my four children aged from 8-14 and we love it more every time. So many brilliant and unusual games, staff are always keen to help show you how to play and the food and drink are lovely. Definitely...More

3  Thank MrsEAD
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Natalie W
9 February 2018|
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Response from BoardExeter | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, lots of great games for two players — a whole portion of our library is devoted to it!
Jay G
5 September 2016|
Response from BoardExeter | Property representative |
Hi Jay! Yes, you can book! You can shoot us details over a message on our Facebook page, via email, or phone us on 01392 791396