Board games can be a fun part of a night spent at home. However, they can also be part of a great experience out on the town.
So whether it’s Monopoly or Settlers of Catan, on Commercial Drive or in Kitsilano, here are 10 places to play board games in Vancouver.
What: Billing itself as “Vancouver’s original nerd bar,” this Commercial Drive gathering place is chock full of beers and board games.
Where: 1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Hours: 11 am to 1 am everyday
What: A licensed pizza restaurant with more than 700 board and card games.
Where: 189 Keefer Place, Vancouver
Hours: 4:30 pm to 10 pm Monday to Thursday, 12 pm to 11 pm Friday
What: An unpretentious pub with a patio offering casual fare, draft brews and of course, board games in a simple interior.
Where: 131 Water Street, Vancouver
Hours: 12 pm to 10 pm Sunday to Thursday, 12 pm to 1 am Friday to Saturday
What: A friendly atmosphere, a cozy tasting room, board games and hockey.
Where: 1488 Adanac Street, Vancouver
Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm everyday
What: Check out Score on Davie’s library of board games where you’ll find all the classics: Scrabble, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit.
Where: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Hours: 11 am to 1 am Monday to Wednesday, 11 am to 2 am Thursday to Friday, 10 am at 1 am on Saturday, and 10 am to 12 am on Sunday.
What: Stop by Scoop! Yogurt for quality frozen yogurt and play some board games while you’re there.
Where: 2050 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Hours: 6 pm to 10 pm Monday, 1 pm to 10 pm Tuesday to Thursday, 1 pm to 11 pm Friday, 12:30 to 11 pm Saturday, 12:30 to to 10 pm Sunday
What: A mix of comfort food, games and atmosphere.
Where: 3701 Hastings Street, Vancouver
Hours: 11:30 am to 5:30 pm Friday to Tuesday, 11:15 am to 5:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday
What: A great place to browse games, where the back of the shop is reserved for playing.
Where: 2880 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Hours: 10:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 10:30 am to 9 pm Friday, 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm Sunday
What: A smaller shop with a nice selection of modern favourites and frequent game nights.
Where: 3878 Main Street, Vancouver
Hours: 11 am to 6 pm Monday to Wednesday, 11 am to 9 pm Thursday and Friday, 10 to 6 pm Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Sunday
What: All Vancouver Public Library locations hold board game sessions in their children’s areas, and provide the games to play as well. Check the events page for details on the games time at your local branch.
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