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US$5 - US$13
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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0.9 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the shelves and shelves of board games arranged: New, Popular, Staff Picks, Classic, Complex, Big group party, and Cards/Dice. We had reservations and a table perfectly located behind some shelves. The pizza was delicious and the staff so very helpful and attentive. I...just wish I lived closer so I could come here every week!More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2021

Had such a cool experience here - the staff are so so lovely and helpful x1000, and the food was really delish!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 7 November 2020 via mobile

What a mega place to go! Take your family, take the grandparents, take your kids this place is fantastic. You book a table and chose any one of the 1000’s of games they have on shelves all around the place and have some fun. Order...drinks and nibbles or better still order an awesome burger and play a game of an afternoon or evening. This is such a social place and such fun. Never knew anything like this existed but now so do we’ll be back as it was a wonder family night out and the food was wonderful too. This place is a must do!! Take the kids on a wet day or during holidays and have a special day out!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 September 2020

We enjoyed dinner because we can play as we eat. It was near the hotel we have booked, and the staff were helpful without being over-bearing. Food was also delish. It was fun!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

Great cafe in a good location to play board games (supplied by the cafe), over a meal and/or a drink. Really nice staff with good service and lovely food. Excellent range of board games to try. On Monday evenings turn up to play board games...with other people you may not know. Nice place for a work lunch with games attached.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Traveling alone can be exhilarating and also taxing. I swung by Counter Culture on a Monday (not sure why the app lists The hours as being closed on Monday other than they obviously sit on a throne of lies). I managed to join a Meet...Up group for “pick up games” where I could sit in, meet some folks, and enjoy a lively but quieter night out. There were both serious games with intense boards spread across the table and groups playing party style games. Add on a couple of decent beers on tap and some tasty bites and you have the makings of a solid night if you bring your own crew or join one. I’m not sure how often you can find the pick-up games but I definitely appreciated the option.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

Had a great evening spent at Counter Culture with a group of friends. The selection of board games is immense! So much choice and it's clearly a very popular venue - booking definitely advised despite the number of tables. Good cider, and a very tasty...gluten free brownie with ice cream! The rest of the food looked delicious too, and there were several vegetarian and gluten free options on the menu. Staff were lovely, friendly and very helpful. Overall a really good setup, and a good evening activity for any sized group of friends.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Overpriced, $5 per person to play. Food was pretty average but coffee was great. Staff were very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant concept where a family dinner can easily become a super fun night out, away from mobile phone and gadgets. Straight forward food - most of us had the beef chilly and it was delicious - and a wide selection of board games kept...us entertained for hours! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

Booked here by my daughter as a surprise & it was lots of fun! $5 each if getting food or $10 each without food which gave you three hours. Really enjoyed my burger. Eclectic seletion of drinks which was cool. Tables quite small for food...& drinks. Table needed to be cleared quicker, we just moved empty plates onto an empty table. Great way to spend a few hours!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Counter Culture Board Game Café & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5