Good times across the board: Vancouver's board game cafés

In case you haven’t heard, board games are no longer “bored” games with the recent resurrection of this analog form of entertainment. Spark your competitive nature with new modern classics like The Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne and Alhambra, while also enjoying food and drink at these Vancouver board-game cafés, bars and restaurants.

Pizzeria Ludica

189 Keefer Pl, Vancouver, BC V6B 6L4

Ludica combines stone-oven-baked pizza with a collection of over 600 games. The games are colour-coded, too, so you’ll know exactly what type of fun you’re getting yourself into. Their collection spans from party games and light games to brain-burning-monster games, and will have you coming back for more.

The Storm Crow Tavern

1305 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5

This is a haven for those of us who love all things nerdy —science-fiction, board games fantasy, and more. At The Storm Crow Tavern you can watch classic sci-fi movies while you eat, bring your own game or choose one from their large selection of awesome new discoveries.

Scoop Frozen Yogourt

2050 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M9

Scoop is more than a frozen yogurt shop. Create your own bowl of delicious yogurty goodness or order up a freshly-made bubble tea, and you and your friends can sit down and dive into one of the great board games in Scoop's collection while you eat your treats.

Beanery Coffee House

2706 Fairview Cres, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B9

Beanery is a highly regarded favourite among West Side Vancouver residents. There’s a shelf full of entertaining games for customers to enjoy while partaking in some delicious food and drinks. This is a UBC campus gem and a favourite of students present and past.

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