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Hong Kong’s best game cafés

Time Out Hong Kong rolls some dice in the city's best game cafés

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Time Out Hong Kong
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With so many things to do in the city from dining at the best restaurants to top bars and lounges, sometimes all you want to do is sit down with some good friends and take out a game. Here's some of our top spots to roll some dice...good luck!

Hong Kong’s best game cafés

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  • Prince Edward

As one might expect, the highlight here is the cafe's numerous board games - with over 300 different types (including role playing, detective, war, strategy, and party) available, suitable for two to ten players. Staff will happily teach customers the rules to unfamiliar games. Consider it the more intelligent, and social, alternative to the computer. Meal for two: around $80.

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  • Mong Kok

This tiny spot in Mong Kok fills up quickly and is made borderline claustrophobic with a collage-style wallpaper filled with games images and graphics. While it isn’t for the faint-of-heart, it truly is where more serious players go to get their game on. The owner tells us that the café is usually busy with high school students during term breaks and that storytelling adventure Dixit is hands-down the most popular game of choice. There’s no fee to play here – just buy a drink ($40-$50) and you’re in. It’s in the same building as Full Cup Café and the entrance is in the first alley on the south side of Dundas Street, just west of Nathan Road. 

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  • Causeway Bay

Just next to Causeway Bay’s famed Cat Café near Times Square is a small but comfortable gaming spot. We visit on a weekday afternoon and easily nab a large table to ourselves – but we imagine the place fills up quickly on evenings and weekends. Tables are set quite closely together so you might be squeezing past others to get around. The tea set, which includes snacks like fish fingers or noodles and a tea-based drink, is a decent deal at $50 and meets the minimum spend (which increases to $80 in the evening). Do note that English menus aren’t available but the staff are happy to help translate. 

Wheat and Wood
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  • Kennedy Town

Opened in 2018, Wheat and Wood is one of Hong Kong’s newest board game cafés. Located down a lane between Holland Street and Sai Cheung Street, the place has a huge range of games, everything from Cards Against Humanity to Catan and Saboteur to Tokaido. It’s $90 for two hours play (each extra 30 minutes costs an additional $10), which also gets you $40 credit towards your F&B spending.

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