Board game cafes are hot right now. This old way of socializing has somewhat risen from the grave. Thanks to millenials, we are enjoying board games more than ever for the past few years.

I know most of you are guilty of checking your social media accounts once in a while. These cafés allow you to put down your gadgets and mingle with your family or friends with no distractions. It’s a total bonding experience that will leave you full and entertained.

  1. Ludo Boardgame Bar & Cafe (Quezon City branch)
  2. Ludo’s game masters would patiently teach you the rules of each game. The cafe boasts a huge wall shelf full of board games to choose from—from the classics like Scrabble and Uno to the modern games like Cards Against Humanity and Exploding Kittens. And if you happen to like anything, you’re in luck because they have a stockroom full of these.

    • Address: 26 Scout Torillo Street corner Scout Fuentebella Street, Diliman
      Quezon City
    • Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am, Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm-12:00am, Holidays: 12:00pm-12:00am
    • Phone: (+632) 6899322
    • Rules: Just purchase any food/drinks per person.
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  3. Ludo Boardgame Bar & Cafe (Makati branch)
    • Address: 38 Jupiter Corner Planet Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
    • Store Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am-12:00am, Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am, Sunday: 11:00am-12:00am
    • Phone: (+632) 8107125
    • Rules: Just purchase any food/drinks per person.
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  4. Snacks & Ladders Boardgame Bistro
  5. The Snacks and Ladders’ bistro has a charming interior that mimics a wood cabin. Upstairs is a cozy space with low rise tables and round cushions so you could sit comfortably on the floor.

    • Address: 188 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Metro Manila
    • Store Hours: 3:00pm-11:00pm
    • Phone: (02) 990 5675
    • Rules: Php100.00 minimum order and Php50.00 gaming fee (per person)
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  6. Laruan Atbp. Cafe
  7. Kamikazee vocalist, Jay Contreras co-owns this board game cafe. Why don’t you spend your night playing board games til 2am instead of having boozy drinks at a bar? Their abundant game choices will leave you entertained during your whole stay.

    • Address: 1F Luisa Bldg 2, 107 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village Quezon City, Philippines 1101
    • Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 2:00pm-2:00am / Friday-Saturday: 12:00nn-2:00am / Sunday: 12:00nn-12:00midnight
    • Phone: (02) 512 6621
    • Rules: Php150.00 minimum order for an unlimited play time of the board games
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  8. Puzzles: Board Game Lounge (BGC branch)
  9. Located on a business district, Puzzles: Board Game Lounge is a place where you can de-stress after a long day at work or school. Who doesn’t need to these days, right?

    • Address: Ground Floor, Fort Pointe 2 Building, The Fort Strip, 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    • Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 12:00noon-12:00mn, Friday-Saturday: 12:00noon-2:00am
    • Phone: (+63) 917 6217944
    • Rules: Order at least one meal (exclusive of salads, soups, drinks, and desserts) or pay Php150.00 per head
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  10. Puzzles: Board Game Lounge (BF Homes branch)
    • Address (BF Homes branch): 287 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes Parañaque
    • Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 3:00pm-12:00mn, Friday-Saturday: 3:00pm-2:00am
    • Phone: (02) 9072032, (+63) 9173261599
    • Rules: Php100.00 per head for unlimited play
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  11. Puzzles: Board Game Lounge (Alabang branch)
    • Address (Alabang branch): Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Mutinlupa City
    • Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 12:00noon-12:00mn, Friday-Saturday: 12:00noon-2:00am
    • Phone: (02) 800 6756
    • Rules: Php100.00 per head for unlimited play
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  12. Onboard Game + Gastropub
  13. If you happen to pass by Circuit Makati, be sure to check out Onboard Game + Gastropub for a fun experience with your loved ones.

    • Address: Second Floor, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, A.P. Reyes Street, Olympia, Makati City
    • Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00mn; Friday: 4:00p-2:00am; Saturday: 12:00noon-2:00am; Sunday: 12:00noon-11:00pm
    • Phone: (+63) 922 8866823
    • Rules: Each person has to order food, otherwise a Php180.00 fee will be charged per head if you want to play with the board games
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  14. Cedric’s Boardgame Cafe
  15. Cedric’s Boardgame Cafe’s name was derived from the owner’s son. Breakfast lovers will love Cedric’s all day breakfast choices. They also serve other meals like pasta, sandwiches, and rice meals. Kids will enjoy the tabletop games like the Crazy Monkey game shown below.

    • Address: 43 Nicanor Roxas Street corner Apo Street
      Quezon City, Philippines 1114
    • Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 2:00pm-11:00pm; Friday: 2:00pm-12:00mn; Saturday: 11:00am-12:00mn
    • Phone: (02) 5334310
    • Rules: n.a.
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  16. Laro Board Game Cafe
  17. Laro’s menu artistically uses Pinoy games like the Agawan Base (deep-fried fish fillet bites with garlic mayo and chips on the side) and the modern Pak Pak Ganern-Ganern (buffalo wings in sriracha sauce with chips). The affordable and delicious food paired with tabletop board games will win you over.

    • Address: GF Pearl Drive, Commonwealth Avenue Corner Pearl Street, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: 12:00noon-10:00pm
    • Phone: (02) 573 8318
    • Rules: Order at least Php150.00 worth of food for unlimited play.
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  18. Burger Company PH
  19. Burger Company’s mouthwatering burgers are the stars of the show. The tabletop activities are the cherries on top for the overall experience.

    • Address: Scout Reyes Corner Mother Ignacia Avenue, Paligsahan, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm
    • Phone: (02) 949 2269
    • Rules: n.a.
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  20. The Appraisery
  21. If you love paninis and coffee, The Appraisery is the perfect spot for you. High-end board games are available here. And if you’re in the mood to shop, they have pre-loved clothing and other fashion items (in good condition, of course!) for the ultimate cheap finds.

    • Address: 61-62a Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo Avenue, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: 2:00pm-11:00pm
    • Phone: 0905 383 5627
    • Rules: n.a.
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  22. Hungry Meeples Board Game Cafe
  23. Serving Filipino and international dishes, Hungry Meeples is the place to go for a hungry barkada who wants to have fun.

    • Address: Pinnacle Bldg, Congressional Ave Extension, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-11:45pm, Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-2:00am
    • Phone: 0945 325 2153
    • Rules: Php200.00 minimum order per person for an unlimited play time
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  24. Palaro Board Game Cafe
  25. Palaro Board Game Cafe is a neighborhood restaurant in Taytay, Rizal. Enjoy their American and Filipino food, caffeinated drinks and milkshakes while playing.

    • Address: 24 Rizal Ave. Taytay Rizal 1920, Rizal, San Isidro, Upper Antipolo
    • Store Hours: 3:00pm-12:00am
    • Phone: 0998 855 9171
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  26. Game Over PH
  27. Game Over PH is not like your usual board game cafe. You can also play video games—they have desktop PCs, PS4,Wii, and even old school consoles like Atari.

    • Address: 31 Xavierville Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday: 4:00pm-1:00am, Wednesday/Friday/Saturday: 4:00pm-2:00am
    • Phone: (02) 273 9150
    • Rules: Php950.00/hr cosumable fee to play video games on the widescreen tv, Php450.00/hr consumable fee to play on the smaller sreens.
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  28. Secret Base Gaming Lounge and Board Game Cafe
  29. Secret Base has PS4 and Wii rentals aside from the array of board games they have in the cafe. It’s a gaming sanctuary for anyone who’d like to spend their leisure time elsewhere.

    • Address: Block 2 Lot 6 East Forbes Mansions, Felix Y. Manalo Ave. Brgy. San Isidro, 1900 Cainta
    • Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am-12:00am
    • Phone: 0977 829 7966
    • Rules: Just order anything and you can: use the board games for free or rent the Wii or PS4. Rental starts at Php60.00 per hour.
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  30. Board Games Unlimited Cafe
  31. If you live within Imus Cavite, Board Game Cafe Unlimited is the place to visit for a unique eating experience.

    • Address: Brique Plaza, Palico IV, Imus City, Imus Cavite
    • Store Hours: 3:00pm-2:00am
    • Phone:
    • Rules: n.a.
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  32. Table Taft Boardgame Cafe
  33. Located in University Mall near DLSU Manila, Table Taft is a board game haven for students and residents within the area.

    • Address: 2nd flr. University Mall, Taft Avenue, Manila
    • Store Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Thursday-Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Sunday: Closed
    • Phone: 0917 498 8353
    • Rules: Pay a Php100.00 consumable fee per person to play with their board games.
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  34. Neighborhood Game Cafe
  35. Board games rule in this cafe. Expect to stay here for at least an hour because there’s never a dull moment when playing your favorite board game with your favorite people.

    • Address: 48 Ubay St. Banawe, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 9:00am-10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 9:00am-1:00am
    • Phone: 7428735
    • Rules:
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  36. Dice Kong Board Game Cafe
  37. Dice Kong customers enjoy the Game Night events the cafe hosts. Jungle Smash is one of the events held at the cafe wherein several teams battle over a “Game of Thrones” trivia game. On regular nights, playing with the vast choices of board games is just as fun.

    • Address: Unit F217 Axis, Vibo Place, N. Escario St. Cebu City
    • Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am, Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Saturday: 1:00pm-2:00am, Sunday: 1:00pm-12:00am
    • Phone: 0917 891 1143
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  38. Hobby Hub Board Game Cafe
  39. If you happen to be in Puerto Princesa for a vacation or you’re a resident of the city, Hobby Hub Boardgame Cafe will keep you entertained during your free time. They hold Quiznights once a month where you can compete with several teams and meet new friends.

    • Address: National Highway | Unit 3 Plaza Feliz Building, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
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    • Phone: +048 7238881
    • Rules:
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  40. Vault Board Game Cafe
  41. One of the first board game cafés in Cebu, Vault is the perfect place to interact and have fun with your friends. Enjoy their international dishes and coffee concoctions with the tabletop games they offer.

    • Address: The Greenery, Pope John Paul II Avenue, Kasambagan Cebu City
    • Store Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm-12:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm-12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm-10:00pm
    • Phone: (032) 233 9804
    • Rules: Minimum purchase of Php150.00/adult & Php90.00/child (13 yrs old and below) for an unlimited board game play.
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  42. Boards & Bites Board Game Cafe
  43. Boards & Bites is unlike any other café in Mandaue City. It’s a game oriented corner for enthusiasts or for anyone looking for a low-tech way to have fun.

    • Address: A.S Fortuna St., Corner P. Remedios St., Banilad
      Mandaue City
    • Store Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Sunday: 4:00pm-12:00am
    • Phone: 0928 559 7818
    • Rules:
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  44. Chemistea
  45. Chemistea is a milk tea and coffee place where you could hang out after a hefty lunch or dinner. Visitors are raving over their nachos and the creative use of laboratory flasks to contain their drinks.

    • Address: Second Floor, Legacy Building, 44 Shorthorn Street, Bahay Toro, Project 8, Quezon City
    • Store Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm
    • Phone: (02) 455 2541
    • Rules: n.a.
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  46. Moonleaf + Bunnies Cafe
  47. End your Binondo food trip by having dessert or enjoying a glass of milktea in Moonleaf + Bunnies Café. For a minimum order of Php300.00, you and your friends can play with the tabletop games for an hour.

    • Address: Ground Floor, Mandarin Mansion, V. Tytana Corner Quintin Paredes Street, Binondo, Manila
    • Store Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-11:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 7:30am-1:00am, Sunday: 3:00pm-11:00pm
    • Phone: (+63) 922 652 2888
    • Rules: Php300.00 minimum order for an hour of play; additional Php50.00 per additional hour
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  48. Plaza Cafe
  49. If you’re in for good food sans the guilt, Plaza Café serves healthy choices of salad, paninis, sandwiches, and pasta. Enjoy a few selection of board games you can play with while eating or while waiting for your food.

    • Address: Corinthia Plaza, 121 Paseo de Roxas, Makati
    • Store Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-2:00am, Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
    • Phone: (02) 625 0305
    • Rules: n.a.
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  50. Café Publico
  51. Café Publico is a cozy and laidback place with interiors you can easily distinguish from other cafés. The place is an artwork in itself. They have an oversized chess you can play with while waiting to be served.

    • Address: Second Floor, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan City
    • Store Hours: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm
    • Phone: (02) 510 0051
    • Rules: n.a.
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What’s the best board game café you’ve visited so far? If your favorite is not on the list, let us know in the comments below!