Hey all! We’re almost halfway through January and we’ve been working hard to up our selection of board games for sale. Many of you will be well aware that this isn’t our main gig – we want to get people in here as soon as possible playing our huge games library, but in the meantime – we need to keep the lights on! Purchasing a game from us is really easy! We accept all most cards through the stripe payment gateway which is safe and easy to use. Orders are processed on the same day and either posted (nationally), delivered contact-free (locally) or are made available for click & collect at the store (currently Wednesday – Sunday, 9:30am – 3:30pm). Our selection is mainly “gateway games” such as Ticket to Ride, Azul, Codenames and Dobble with a few curve-balls like Fun Employed, Patchwork & Scythe thrown in for good measure!…

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Outside too cold and virusy? Jump onto our new online store and pick up some of the new stock we just got in. £2 same/next day local delivery (Manchester area) 😄 Look out for the pre-owned games, which will be appearing on there shortly once we’ve picked them out! #bargains #boardgames #westdidsbury #tabletop 😗 Unfortunately we’re not allowed to do “click and collect” for the time being, but if you live locally we can arrange same/next day delivery. 🙂

Come and get #Dixit #Pandemic #Patchwork #Monopolydeal #Dontsweatit! (While stocks last!) Not pictured: delicious vegan soup, freshly-baked cookies and yummy, Christmassy-flavoured paninis. We’ve also got delicious coffee from Manchester’s own, @heartandgraft (Available with plant based milks, of course!). . . . . #christmasgifts #WestDidsbury #boardgamescafe #Manchester #vegan #vegetarian #brownies #cookies

Pop by to grab a cookie, a Christmas present, or just a big cup of our delicious hot soup ? Our last copy of Jaipur has sold! DM us if you’d like us to buy in another few copies in before Christmas! (Or any other requests before Monday!) Thank you for your wonderful support. – GTG Team x #WestDidsbury #Shoplocal #vegan #vegetarian

Dear denizens of Manchester, we are open for business once again! ☕ Fresh takeaway coffees with specials like the vegan Nutella latte ✨ ? Delicious baked treats, including fresh vegan chocolate chip cookies ? ? A range of takeaway paninis from our menu, including a brand new festive sandwich with ‘turkey’ and stuffing (made with delicious “THIS isn’t Chicken”? ? A collection of board games readily wrapped and available for you to take home today as a gift or for instant fun! ? We’re here all day until 6:30pm, so whether you want to learn a new game or grab some festive sustenance, drop by and say hello!

As pledged in our Kickstarter, we’re now an accredited “real living wage” employer! Board games are always great fun- but so many of our guests positive experiences are carefully-curated by our wonderful staff. Their tireless enthusiasm and hard-work has helped establish us as an awesome place to visit, despite us still being in our infancy! Our collective goal for this year is to go above and beyond our Kickstarter goals and establish ourselves as a shining beacon of fun and positivity on Burton Road. Despite the challenges surrounding the pandemic (and particularly local lockdown rules) we’ve managed to gather some real momentum, and can now proudly boast that we have over 200 members. A huge part of our success can (and should!) be attributed to our amazing casual workers who’ve kept Melissa and I sane throughout it all. To that end, we’re investing in our staff’s well-being by bringing our…

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Beautiful game! Perfectly balanced and highly likely to result in a few rematches! #Splendor is a great game for 2-4 players built around collecting precious stones. One of our most-quarantined games! #Splendid #didsbury #boardgamesnight #boardgamescaf…

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Hi all, thanks for a great weekend and for all the lovely reviews that were left for us! We hope you all had lots of fun. 🙂

We’re changing our opening times slightly from tomorrow. So we’re not opening on Mondays anymore for the time being, but will…

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Hi everyone! Just a quick COVID-19 update: From tomorrow, you’ll need a mask to visit us if you’re not planning on eating/drinking. This also applies if you’re just nipping in for takeaway food and drink.

We have some disposable masks available to buy…

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It’s been a busy two weeks! We’re so glad that lots of you have come out to check out the café despite the pandemic still raging on around the world. Your support really means the world us. Special thanks to the good folks who have even donated a few additional games for our shelves (and for future events/prizes). We’ve been working hard, problem solving and generally getting the café to run smoother day by day. Our new staff are both amazing, proactive and brilliant with customers – we’ve plenty to learn from them! We’ve decided that we need a little less ambiguity about what we expect from our visitors and our pricing concerning collectable card games and D&D nights (when it’s safe to host them, we will!) So we’ve put together these policies for those two areas, and also for children / parents. Our Kickstarter is about to pay out,…

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We've re-opened with a new online shop! Local same/next day delivery, nationwide and click & collect orders available.