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!

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

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

Merry Christmas! Hope you like juicy-updates…

Hello lovely followers and Merry Christmas! ???? Here’s our obligatory Christmas post (with a few juicy updates…)

We’ve been busy little beavers behind the scenes, mainly sorting out a lease. We’re very hopeful that in the first weeks of January we’ll have an address, yay!

I’ve been fiddling with our kitchen equipment and we’ve designed a ‘working draft’ veggie menu that we hope you’ll like the look of! ????

In case you didn’t already know… we’re a veggie board games café, but everything on offer will have a vegan counterpart for our animal-loving friends.

There’ll be a good few tweaks and ye ol’ switcheroos before we open; but we think we’ve got the general look and feel down.

See you on the other side of 2020 when we’re all a few pounds fatter!

– Tom

Draft Menu
Draft Menu

#Goodnewseveryone! We’re delighted to announce… ????

Funding secured!

…that initial funding has been secured for West Didsbury’s first independent board games cafe has been secured!

We’ve had our loan approved, so we can go ahead and crack on with the project. We’ll be launching a Kickstarter further down the line, once we’ve done most of the hard work in setting up the location and legal stuff.

– Tom & Melissa

Funding secured!
good news everyone!
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