Since the coffee shop business has been blooming over the past few years, some cafes have found an edge to set them apart – they provide boardgames for their patrons to choose from and play.

Here is a list of cafes where you can go to unwind, sip on a cup of coffee, have a meal, disconnect from the virtual world and get in competitive mode with your buddies:

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Meeples Board Game Cafe

This is definitely the place to be for boardgame fanatics, as they house over 2000 different board games for play as well as purchase. Don’t worry about falling in love with the game – you can always opt to buy it after. On top of that, they also serve coffee, milkshake, booze and light snacks.

RM4 per hour per person (member)
RM6 per hour per person (non-member)

64-2 Jalan SS 15/4D, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opens Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 1am

Photo from Board Game Depot's Facebook page
Photo from Board Game Depot’s Facebook page

Board Game Depot, Bangsar

Besides providing over three hundred different board games, as well as snacks and drinks, this cafe also provides a secondhand book service for those who would prefer to read instead. You can choose to either read them there, buy or even rent those books. On top of that, their board games are also available for purchase.

RM3 per hour per person (non-member)
Free of charge for members

16A (1st Floor), Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Opens Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 9pm

Photo from All Aboard CGC's Facebook page
Photo from All Aboard CGC’s Facebook page

All Aboard Community Gaming Centre

At All Aboard CGC, you can either choose to go through their entire library of board game collections to play, bring your own set of board games and rent a table with your friends, or read from their collection of pre-loved books. The cafe also hosts gaming tournaments and events from time to time.

RM15 – RM55 per board game, no time limit
RM25 per person (unlimited board games, no time limit)
RM15 per table (for 4 persons, no time limit)

Jalan SS 22/25, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Opens Wednesday – Monday, 6pm – 10pm (weekdays), 2pm – 10pm (weekends)

Photo from Border City Cafe's Facebook page
Photo from Border City Cafe’s Facebook page

Border City Cafe

Border City Cafe lives by the ideal of “Eat. Drink. Play,” and not necessarily in that order. This cafe houses over a hundred board game titles to choose from, besides providing a selection of set meals for the hungry game enthusiasts. Rates are available upon request.

Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 1am

Photo from Classroom Cafe’s Facebook page

Classroom Cafe

From table top gaming to digital gaming to gaming accessories and collectibles, this place has it all. Besides holding events and gaming tournaments, customers can also purchase their wide range of games from the cafe itself or through their online store. Contact them for more information on the rates.

37, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Damansara Utama, Selangor
Opens Tuesdays – Sundays, 3pm – 1030pm (weekdays), 12pm – 1130pm (weekends)

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