Snakes and Lattes
This is one of the original spots for board games in the city. It has just about any game you could possibly imagine – the walls are stacked full of games! You can find yourself anything from the classic games to the most obscure game that you’ve been wanting to try out. If you’re having trouble figuring out which game to play or how the game might work, just ask the baristas because they are game geeks themselves! Cover is $5 and they have two locations in the city, College St & Bathurst St.
Locations: 600 Bloor St West, Mon – Sun 11am – Late & 489 College St, Mon – Fri 8am – Late, Sat & Sun 11am – Late
Castle Board Game Cafe
This location definitely rivals Snakes and Lattes in their choice of games. It boards over 100 games and has a very laid back atmosphere. The main difference here is that they charge an hourly rate of $2.50, so it’s great if you’re looking to play a quick game with a few friends!
Location: 454 Spadina Ave
One of the more affordable game cafes, Cafe Princess, located at Yonge and Finch, has a $2.50 cover fee to game. Cafe Princess has a more classic offering of games, but you are more than welcome to bring your own games to hang out on the plush couches.
Location: 5590 Yonge St, Mon – Sun 11am – 10:30pm
A-Game Cafe has a strong focus on game-play, with a long list of both classic and more original games to choose from. There are multiple different specials throughout the week that let you game for a lower price (Toonie Tuesdays – Play for $2 with any purchase of food or drink).
Location: 240 Queen Street West, Mon – Thurs 2pm – Midnight, Fri 2pm – 2am, Sat 11am – 2am, Sun 11am – Midnight
For the Win Cafe
For the win cafe has over 500 different games to play – there is something here for every kind of gamer. If you’re interested in playing against new challengers there are different competitive games that are highlighted during the week. They also have VIP memberships for the serious gamer – which grants you access to their premium board game selection, the ability to use their private rooms and a reduced gaming fee.
Locations: 3216 Yonge Street, Mon – Thurs 4pm – 11pm, Fri 4pm – 1am, Sat 12pm – 1am, Sun 12pm – 11pm