UPDATE June 14, 2021: We are open 9am-6pm Mon-Thu, 9am-11pm Fri, 10am-11pm Sat, and 10am-7pm Sun. Will continue to expand hours as we hire and train new staff.

Berkeley's Board Game Cafe

How It Works

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Our Games

Our experts will not just recommend games for your group, but will help explain set up and rules so you can focus on the best part: playing the game.

Our Collection

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Our Community

Join our growing Berkeley community of Board Game, RPG, and CCG players. Everyone has a home at VPC. Click the button below to meet and coordinate with other players. We also announce pre-orders and events there too!

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Our Menu

Having fun builds up an appetite. Our selection of games is only rivaled by our selection of draft beer & wine, pizzas, sandwiches, and more. Come by in the morning for Berkeley's best coffee, or try our freshly made sandwiches any time.

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Guaranteed Game Night

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1797-A Shattuck Ave 
Berkeley, CA 94709

Mon-Thu: 9am - 6pm
Fri: 9am - 11pm
Sat: 10am - 11pm
Sun: 10am - 7pm

Call us: (510) 982-6325

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What our customers are Saying

By far my favorite hangout spot in Berkeley, and especially perfect for a fun first date. It's a great setup: food-wise, they hit the trifecta of snacks/real food, coffee drinks, and beer.

Tricia

A board gamer's dream come true. You have to come to experience what a gaming-first cafe that happens to also serve food and drink is like.

Audrey L.

The staff can help you pick out games and also help with the setup if you're unsure.  They have Artis coffee, beers on tap, snack bowls, pastries, etc...basically everything you need for a great night.

Melissa T.

$5 for unlimited play, a carefully constructed menu for snackage, and you can keep a tab open because you have no idea how long you'll be there for.

Melanie

“Awesome snack bowls, organic food options, and the ability to play any game you like for $5!!”

Gabriel L.