Welcome to our board game & card game store

Modern and classic board, card, and dice games

Catan, Ticket to Ride, Kingdomino, Codenames, Mysterium, Scrabble, Yahtzee, and many more...

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Board games

Welcome to our UK board game and card game shop, a family-run UK business operating since 2005, retailing and advising on board, card and dice games. Our speciality is helping to guide those who are new to this arena, and we cover a range of products from popular “Hasbro” games and Scrabble editions to many of the “Euro”-style titles.

We are currently “internet only” and don’t have a physical store that you can browse, but you can usually arrange to “click and collect” from us in Cheddar in Somerset (30 mins drive south from Bristol), or catch us at one of our games events on our Facebook page. And if there is a board game we don’t have but you think we should, let us know and we’ll see if we can get it in stock for you.

Board games are enjoying a resurgence and there are so many to choose from these days, this site will help you find the right games for the type of people you will play with regularly – whether you are just casual family board gamers, through to those who prefer more epic gaming sessions.

We select games based on those we have played and enjoyed ourselves, and many which come by recommendation from gaming groups and reviews – and we like games with a novel and interesting theme. We also look through all the internet video reviews and playthroughs and include the best ones on our product pages to help you see how each game plays.


We can answer your board game queries over the phone, or by email – traditional hobby store service, but over the internet, with full SSL checkout security.

Game types

Our store is based around products that get people together for a happy time playing games with friends and family, and enjoying the social interaction that comes with it.


Whether 8 or 80 years old, you can be trying to outwit your opponents in colonising the island of Catan, working together to save the Forbidden Island‘s lost artefacts from sinking, adopting a poker face for a game of Mascarade, bluffing your way past the Sheriff of Nottingham, or saving the planet from the latest Pandemic, but spending quality time with your family and friends is the name of the game!

We don’t stock every new game that’s published, and don’t expect to find the latest dystopian or apocalyptic epics, dungeon-crawlers, RPG fantasy or war games, trading card collections or other heavy-duty games. With our focus more towards “Euro-style” titles, Dixit, Ticket to Ride, Tsuro, KingdominoQwirkle, Codenames, Jaipur, and many others of that ilk, will always have a home here. We’re also fans of dexterity games such as Crokinole, Ice CoolPitchCar, Passe-Trappe, Tumblin Dice, and Finn Billiards.


Delivery and collection

Postage and packing is included in all the prices shown for UK mainland (non-Highlands/Islands) addresses, nothing extra to add at checkout. Small parcels up to 2kg should be with you in 2-3 days via Royal Mail, larger items by Second Class or by courier, so allow an extra day or two for delivery of these. If you are picking up a game you have ordered or seen online, call ahead first to arrange a convenient time, then head to living.strong.surpasses. You can park in front of our VW camper.

Featured products

  • The Football Game

    The Football Game

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  • Harry Potter Scrabble

    Scrabble Harry Potter Edition

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  • Ex Libris

    Ex Libris

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  • Azul

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  • Santorini

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  • Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

    Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

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  • Divinity Derby

    Divinity Derby

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  • Photosynthesis


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  • potion explosion

    Potion Explosion

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  • when I dream

    When I Dream

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  • Junta

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  • Eko
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    Ekö board game

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Not sure what board game to get? Have a look at our top 10 board and card games for some inspiration, you can’t go far wrong with any of these. Also, The Guardian newspaper often carries articles on board gaming which are well worth a read. Plus, visit the internet video channels TableTop and Shut Up and Sit Down for more inspiration on what to play. Finally, every spring, don’t forget to look out for International Tabletop Day and the UK Games Expo – plus Board Game Day in aid of the NSPCC which focuses more on mainstream Hasbro family games.

…and what on earth is a Meeple?

A small (usually person-shaped) figure used as a player’s token(s) in a board game, such as Carcassonne, a concatenation of “my people”.