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Gygax Day is tomorrow. But its not too late to book a place in one of the games or buy raffle tickets.

Just one of the over 30 prizes up for grabs in our charity raffle. Tickets 50p each. Proceeds to Over And Above.

12 games of D&D throughout the day, all one-shots with pre-generated characters. Big raffle. All in aid of Over And Above. Booking for the games is essential. Raffle tickets on sale now at the cafe.

It's a wet day today. Why not book a table or even just pop in and pick up a raffle ticket for our Gygax Day draw. This dice tower is just one of many prizes.

We are in the process of changing our phone to a new supplier. So we are unable to take calls for a few days, until the PAC code thing is complete. We can still be reached via Facebook messenger and email.


5 months ago
We popped into this aladins cave of games on our holiday. We are starting to collect some smaller cards games and board games. Carol and friends were lovely giving us lots of advice on some of their favourites and playing some of our chosen games with us. It was great to try some out with a cuppa , before we bought them to add to the collection.
- Rebecca K
5 months ago
Fantastic little gem in Ilfracombe, a staggering array of classic games from the 70's and 80's right up to modern classic games such as Ticket to Ride and Carcassonne and to the latest releases! A family concern where the hospitality is matched only by the quality of the homemade cakes and drinks served. Always a friendly welcome - so many games so little time!
- Matthew S
7 months ago
Probably my favourite place to hang out and play Dungeons and Dragons or have some tasty cake! The owners Mac and Carol are always happy to play a board game with the customers. Cannot recommend this place enough!
- Vasiliki A

About us

We are a very small board games cafe located in sun drenched Ilfracombe's High Street. Easily found, we are half a dragons length from the petrol station (dear Mr weights and measures person, please don’t actually check that, as the petrol station may not survive a close encounter with a dragon), with a very eye catching shop sign.
What is a Board Games Cafe?
A Board Games Cafe is, of course, a cafe, we do some very nice lose leaf teas, great coffee, pizzas, jacket potatoes, paninis, nacho's etc. And of course, CAKE.
All this is basically "so far, so normal", but we also play games, lots of games. For a small fee, you can access our library of over 500 games. Need help playing them, not a problem, time permitting we will sit with you and help you learn, or if we don’t know ourselves we will learn with you. If we don’t have a game that you want to play, bring in your own copy and just use our space to play it at no charge, don’t be surprised if one of us wants to play too, its a great way to find games that we should add to the library.
We also sell lots of new games and puzzles and the occasional second hand rarity.
We do regret that unaccompanied under 16's are not allowed in.
Our hours often are not the ones published here, we open on time and close when everybody leaves. If nobody is in at 2000 we go home, if people are playing at 2330 we stay open.

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87 High Street
EX34 9NH

Opening Hours

Mon:4:00 – 11:00 pm
Tue:4:00 – 11:00 pm
Wed:4:00 – 11:00 pm
Thu:4:00 – 11:00 pm
Fri:4:00 – 11:00 pm
Sat:12:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun:4:00 – 11:00 pm
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