6 board game cafes around Seattle

Places to yell at your friends in public.


Board game cafes, like the Raygun Lounge, can also be a great way to meet some other local nerds.

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It can be a lot of fun inviting your friends over for a good, old fashioned board game night, but it’s also a lot of fun to still be able to get out of your house — especially when that place also has food, beer, and coffee.

Here are six board game cafes around Seattle where you can sit down and roll some die with your buds.

The Missing Piece, 9456 35th Ave. SW

This West Seattle spot comes with 200+ titles that are free to play, private rooms that can booked for $10+ an hour, and a menu with coffee, pastries, sandwiches, tamales, and beer.

Meeples Games, 3727 California Ave. SW

In addition to its wide variety of playable games, this cafe also offers weekly events for those who want to give Dungeons & Dragons a try, learn how to paint miniature characters, or join an after-school gaming league.

Mox Boarding House, Locations in Ballard and Bellevue

Hungry? Have a full meal while you play a game with entrees like meatball sandwiches, herb-crusted pork loin, and Tuscan squash tagliatelle. You can also buy a game homefrom the store — and the location is open well into the night.

Raygun Lounge, 501 E. Pine St., Retail B

Grab a board game or try your hand at one of the several pinball machines that line the bar room.

Waystone Wargaming, 1736 NW Market St.

Feeling bougie? This membership-based speakeasy focuses on miniature games like Kill Team and Battletech, with a selection of low and no ABV cocktails and brews.

Around the Table Game Pub, 7600 196th St. SW #300

This Lynnwood spot also has its own Discord channel for those looking to partner up for a round of some competitive fun.

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