What is Victory Point Cafe?
As the name suggests, it’s a cafe… with board games! It’s a concept that has done well in Europe and Asia and has started to catch on across North America in recent years. Some board game cafes charge an hourly fee to access their game collection. Others, like us, have a daily fee to access the games.
How does it work?
It's $5 per person on weekdays before 6pm and $7.50 per person on weekdays after 6pm, weekends, and holidays to access our game collection and you can stay as long as you'd like. While you’re here, you can order from our menu of locally roasted coffee, craft beers, wine, mead, pizza, sandwiches, and snacks. If you’d rather just enjoy a coffee or beer and not play any board games, you will not be charged the gaming fee.
What games do you have?
Lots! Hundreds of them. We’ve divided them into categories: nostalgia, children’s, party, trivia, word, abstract, light strategy and heavy strategy. Here's a complete list. We’ll be adding games as we go, and occasionally editing some out, so check back for updates. If there are any games that you’d like to see added to our collection, feel free to contact us.
Will you teach me how to play games?
Our Game Gurus are here to help you. They can help you pick out a great game for your group and also teach you how to play it.
Do you sell games?
We do. We’ve chosen a limited number of some of our personal favorites. Our online store is here.
Can I bring my own games?
Absolutely! But please note that we charge our gaming fee even if you bring your own board game, card game, or tabletop game.
Do you have events?
Can I make a reservation?
Yes. Reservations cost $10 per person (rather than the $5 or $7.50), they are non-refundable, but can be rescheduled if you notify us 24 hours prior to the time of the reservation. Additional guests joining your party will be charged $10 per person (if we have space for them). We do not accept same day reservations. To reserve, click here.
Where should I park?
There's 3-hour metered street parking on Shattuck Ave. You can also park on one of the side streets with free 2 hour parking (read signs carefully!). There is an 8-hour parking lot on Berkeley Way between Shattuck Ave. and Milvia St. All metered spots are free after 6pm and on Sundays and major holidays.