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Boards, brews, and bites

We had so much fun here! Certainly not your expert board gamers, but the generous food and drink... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom R
via mobile
Great place

My husband and I are both boardgamers, as are a lot of our friends. We enjoyed an afternoon at... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
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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

Went here for a birthday celeb, good atmos, well decorated but the food took forever to come out, it came out in dribs and drabs , so our party ate in three sittings and the food was below standard, also whilst I understand the charge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BoardExeter, Owner at Board, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 573df, thank you for writing feedback from your visit. I’m sorry your enjoyment of your visit was affected by the issues you’ve mentioned. We do state on our menus that we are a slow food restaurant, as we have a small kitchen and nearly...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun here! Certainly not your expert board gamers, but the generous food and drink portions were well received and after easing ourselves in with some classic nostalgic board games we soon felt really relaxed and started choosing some more obscure titles!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A good idea, poorly executed. The games are ok and there are lots of choice of what to play. However, the meals are quite expensive and if you add the price of being able to play the games, it becomes unreasonable. I have to say...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cam H
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are both boardgamers, as are a lot of our friends. We enjoyed an afternoon at Board trying some different games and there was a good amount of choice. It was a nice and relaxed atmosphere and a great way to spend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank deedux1
Reviewed 12 November 2018

A group of us tried board for the first time this weekend. It was awesome! The team are super friendly and really knowledgable about the games. The food was fantastic, often when you go to this sort of place you may expect the food to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank kilismith1
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Had a really good evening on Sunday, the staff could not have been anymore helpful or friendly. The food was fantastic and with service to match. Would love to go back when next visiting Exeter and would recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank vickig369
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lukepgl
BoardExeter, Owner at Board, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

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 11 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank izzy608
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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