We love vegan 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

Visitor Info & July Update

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!

July Update

Rules & discounted rates

Currently loving…

Rhino Hero: Super Battle

Our new signage!

Helping us to get the word out…

Our tasty food!

Not pictured: delicious nachos.

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, which means we’ll have the opportunity to purchase a few extra bits and bobs for the café including a bit more shelving and more games.

We’re also looking into the “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme (as silly as the name is…) as it might be somewhat helpful in promoting our delicious food and drink.

Our booking system is getting tweaked/improved regularly to ensure that we’re getting folks onto the right tables and we highly recommend using it to ensure that we’re properly staffed and can give you guys the best possible service!

See you soon!

– Tom x


Support our Kickstarter Campaign!

Our Kickstarter page is live! Take a look and support us here.

We’re opening our doors on July 6th, 2020.

Follow us on social media for regular updates!

The dancey-cut of our progress (so far!)

We know we’re a little behind… unfortunately the pandemic has made getting building materials especially difficult. Everyone’s gone DIY crazy which has, in turn, slowed us down a bit.

Fortunately – in the grand scheme of things that doesn’t matter too much. We’re just happy to be safe and healthy (and making slow and steady progress to boot!)

We’ll see you on the other side of this! <3

– Tom & Melissa

Name that game!

Hey all, we hope you’re keeping well! Here’s a little challenge we threw together for you to test your board game knowledge… ???? We’ll post all the answers later on today! Good luck! ????… #namethatboardgame #goodtimegames #Didsbury #tabletop #boardgames #challenge

1. Camel Up
2. Sushi Go!
3. Letter Jam
4. Ticket to Ride
5. Rhino Hero
6. Dino World
7. Bears vs. Babies
8. Bananagrams
9. Photosynthesis (love this one!!)

How did you do?? ????

We made a thing!

We just wanted to show off our first table! Constructed using 50% power of friendship and 50% scaffolding boards, we hope they’ll play a big part in creating the warm and homey vibes that we’re aiming for!

We <3 Wood

The old pine scrubbed up reasonably well for a first pass! We’re working hard to keep the project alive amid all the chaos. #staysafe out there! #rustic #renovation #boardgames #manchester #withington #didsbury #goodtimegames

Plans & Deets

Proposed Frontage

Check out the images below for some more details on 212 Burton Road. Our new address and our plans for the building and layout.

We think the crooked walls and cosy size will lend itself really well to a board games cafe. Hopefully, we can even keep a log burning stove to keep it nice and cosy in the winter!

– Tom

Proposed Frontage
Interior Plans

New Board Games Café in West Didsbury CONFIRMED! Board to death of waiting for updates? Wait no more!

Location: West Didsbury

Wow… yeah, so we’re a bit behind on schedule… still delighted to tell you that we’ve finally got our lease for the board games cafe! Hooray!  

Goodtime Games Manchester will be opening at 212 Burton Road, West Didsbury, M20 2LW as soon as possible.

Formerly “The Stove Room”, the building has a lot of character with sash windows, stained glass (and loads of crooked walls!)  

It’s surrounded by lots of other lovely places worth checking out including a load of pubs for post-game fun and a fantastic bakery that’s just across the road.  

We’ve got plenty of renovation work to do, which we expect will take at least a month (or two…) We’re very happy with our choice of location, even if it wasn’t our first choice (sorry Withington!)

We hope to see you there soon.

– Tom

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