We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Open Now: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Review Highlights
Great activity with friends

The board game cafe is perfect for anytime of day when you are looking for something a bit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent - Will be back

Despite living here for a year, I hadn't come across this gem before. Well worth the visit, a very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Read all 106 reviews
All photos (21)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent90%
  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“card game”(2 reviews)
“three hours”(3 reviews)
The South-West's Award-Winning Board Game Cafe!
Open Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
79 South Street, Exeter EX1 1EQ, England
+44 1392 791396
Reviews (106)
Filter reviews
106 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews card game welcoming atmosphere three hours great fun attentive staff enjoyable afternoon visited exeter few hours a lot of fun entry fee all ages milkshakes mealtimes cafe instructions library hundreds
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 106 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were looking forward to going here due to the good reviews however it definitely wasn't the experience we were hoping for. £20 just to get in the door for the 4 of us, average food that came out at different times (between 8-10 minutes),...More

1  Thank lukepgl
BoardExeter, Owner at Board, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Luke, I want to apologize personally. The evening you visited happened to be one of the busiest nights Board has ever had in its history, and it unfortunately caught us a bit off guard. While I feel the team still did a great job...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The board game cafe is perfect for anytime of day when you are looking for something a bit different to do! Buying board games can be very expensive and you get bored of the same ones quite quickly so this is a perfect solution as...More

Thank izzy608
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite living here for a year, I hadn't come across this gem before. Well worth the visit, a very chill environment with amazing staff and great games

Thank takenname2018
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 September 2018

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

Thank cebky
Reviewed 30 August 2018 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 30 August 2018

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

Thank thekarlwithak
BoardExeter, Owner at Board, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

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

Thank Sausageconnoisseur
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 nearby hotels
White Hart Hotel
1,056 reviews
.11 km away
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel
2,291 reviews
.22 km away
St. Olaves Court
230 reviews
.29 km away
Southernhay House Hotel
298 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 575 nearby restaurants
424 reviews
.01 km away
115 reviews
.09 km away
El Bocado
649 reviews
.08 km away
The Cathedral Cafe
56 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 229 nearby attractions
Exeter Cathedral
2,473 reviews
.16 km away
The Bike Shed Theatre and Cocktail Bar
116 reviews
.21 km away
St Martin's Church
32 reviews
.23 km away
Tucker's Hall. The Guild of Weavers, Fullers and Shearman
24 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Natalie W
9 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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