Bored of the usual activities to do around the city? (Not everyone enjoys being outdoors 24/7). If you think you’ve done and seen all there is to do indoors, have you considered visiting a gaming cafe? 

Here you’ll discover not just yummy foods to eat, but keep yourselves well-entertained as you tackle old-school board games, cards and even consoles!

1. Over 500 games to choose from: The Mind Cafe

Name your favourite board game and chances are you’ll find it here as this gaming cafe has been building it’s collection since 2005 when it first opened its doors. 

Come and spend a few hours battling it out, and they also have a bunch of games that are for sale too. If you’re feeling a bit peckish, or craving a midnight snack, their cafe is fully stocked with snacks, mains and even Japanese coffee! 

The Mind Cafe

Address:60A Prinsep St, Singapore 188664 (Map

Opening hours:Monday & Tuesday 11am – 11pm, Wednesday & Thursday, 11am – 2am, Friday & Saturday 11am – 6am, Sunday, 11am – 2am

Website: https://themindcafe.com.sg/ 

2. These guys even have their own gaming brand!: PLAYNATION

Not just limited to boardgames, you’ll find a variety of beloved childhood favourites, from guitar hero to Xbox games and consoles, and in total, this gaming cafe also houses more than 500 varieties of games to choose from. 

But that’s not all, back in 2009 PLAYNATION actually developed their own range of games, including card games which have been sold inside their stores, alongside their selection of other worldwide games for sale. 

PLAYNATION

Address:58 Prinsep St, Singapore 188686 (Map) (Visit their website for a full listing) 

Opening hours:Sunday to Thursday from 12pm to 11pm, Friday & Saturdays from 12pm to 3am 

Website: https://playnation.com.sg/ 

3. The first gaming restaurant in Singapore: Mosanco Settlers Cafe

Anybody else’s first thoughts go to the famous Settlers of Catan game when getting a load of their name? This cafe was in fact Singapore’s first ever 24/7 game spot when it first opened its doors back in 2003 and they solely focus on all your favourite board games, including all the classics such as Werewolf and Monopoly. 

They also take the food front quite seriously and were definitely part of the city’s pioneers that introduced the concept of dining whilst playing games at the same time – not just offering a few snacks to enjoy, but real, delicious food! Plus, there’s also private games rooms which you can hire out! 

Mosanco Settlers Cafe

Address:39A N Canal Rd, Singapore 059295 (Map)

Opening hours:Daily, 24 hours 

Website: https://www.settlers.sg/ 

4. For those that consider gaming more than just a hobby: Battle Bunker 

If you’re a serious gamer, then chances are you’ll appreciate this fuss-free gaming cafe where in fact, regular gaming leagues are held amongst players! 

Apart from the league rounds, you can also play out sessions with friends and there are party games, board games, trading games, as well as living card games for sale. Oh, and do check out their Marvel and Star Wars collections!

Battle Bunker 

Address:201 Victoria St, #03-16/17, Singapore 188067 (Map)

Opening hours:Daily from 12pm to 9pm 

Website: https://battlebunker.com.sg/ 

5. Brunch and board games at midnight: King And the Pawn

If your mind is most active in the evening, why not exert some mental energy, grab some (scrumptious) late-night chow and meet your friends for some late-night fun!

With over 300 different board games to choose from, there’s something here for everyone, whether you’re looking for an old-time favourite or to learn something new. Plus the modern and comfy interiors may get you to never leave! 

King And the Pawn

Address: 24 Purvis Street, Level 2 Singapore 188601 (Map)

Contact: +65 6259 1913

Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 11.30pm, Friday from 5.30pm to 1.30am, Saturday from 11am to 1.30am and Sundays from 11am to 10pm, Monday Closed

Website: https://www.kingandthepawn.com/ 

6. Have you always wanted to be a detective?: 北极星桌游 Polaris Board Game

Have you ever had a go at a role-playing game, or a murder mystery to be more specific? Don’t arrive expecting to sit around a board and table here, instead each person is given a different character and you all have to try and solve the crime, finding out who is the killer! 

As a team, decide on which scenario best suits you all, and there are over 300 different storylines to choose from! So do go forgetting the ordinary here and bring your acting skills along! 

北极星桌游 Polaris Board Game

Address:3 Kelantan Ln, Singapore 208625 (Map)

Opening hours:Daily from 1pm to 3am 

Website: https://www.instagram.com/polarissport_singapore/ 

7. A cafe where everything is free??!: Coffeemin

Technically, this is sort of true, as once you enter the cafe, the only thing that you pay for is your time spent inside…and the rest IS free! (That includes your coffee, snacks, Wifi, books, and games!) 

In addition to the standard board games you’ll find, there are also xbox games and LAN games to make use of and get this, the cafe also offers many interesting classes such as pottery, weaving and enamel jewelry-making. There’s certainly something for everyone. 

P.s. It’s also a co-working space if you wanna get in some work whilst the kids play, and you’re allowed to bring along your own food!

Coffeemin

Address:277 Orchard Rd, #02-01, Singapore 238858 (Map)

Opening hours:Daily from 1.30pm to 9.30pm 

Website: https://coffeemin.sg/ 

8. Your one-stop gaming shop: Games @ PI

Deemed as Singapore’s largest board game shop, players can now actually book out tables in-stores and spend a few hours in a solid gaming atmosphere. 

Being the biggest gaming store in the city, they’ve got it all here from role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, to miniature war games such as Warhammer (they also host Crusade Campaigns, or build your own and play in-stores). Looking for Magic: The Gathering and other card games? Chances are they’ve got it all in stock!

Games @ PI

Address:220 Orchard Road #03-01 Midpoint Orchard, Singapore 238852 (Map)

Opening hours:Tuesday to Thursday 12pm – 8pm. Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun, 12pm – 9pm

Website: https://www.pi.com.sg/ 

9. This is where the pros come to compete: Wanyoo Beauty World 网鱼网咖 

With over 1000 internet cafes under the brand name across the globe, this is one of Singapore’s most popular internet cafes. Not only are the interiors ultra luxe and comfortable but players can now experience games that would otherwise require face-to-face action, online like Werewolf and Murder Mysteries! Bring your friends along, or join up virtually, grab a drink and get gaming. 

In fact, they specialise in e-sports and Wanyoo is actually a hosting platform, as well as holding leagues for players worldwide! 

Wanyoo Beauty World 网鱼网咖 

Address:2 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599727 (Map

Opening hours:Daily, 24 hours

Website: https://www.facebook.com/WanyooBeautyworld/ 

Are you ready? Let your competitive streak run wild, or simply head to one of these board game cafes in Singapore for some good old-fashion fun amongst friends. 

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