Welcome to our board game & card game store

  • All Good Meeple
    All Good Meeple
  • Catan
    Catan
  • Mysterium
    Mysterium
  • The Game
    The Game
  • Crokinole
    Crokinole
  • Takenoko
    Takenoko
  • Qwirkle
    Qwirkle
  • Chess
    Chess
  • Forbidden Island
    Forbidden Island
  • Carcassonne
    Carcassonne
  • Code Names
    Code Names
  • Ticket to Ride
    Ticket to Ride
  • Scrabble
    Scrabble
  • Sheriff of Nottingham
    Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Once Upon a Time
    Once Upon a Time
  • Quixo
    Quixo

Board games

Welcome to our UK board game and card game shop, a family-run UK business operating since 2005, focusing on sales and information for 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.

Don’t worry if you feel bamboozled by the choice available, particularly if you are seeing so many games that already have umpteen expansions and variations. 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, holiday or Christmas players through to those who prefer more epic gaming sessions. We select games based on those we have played and enjoyed ourselves, with many classic titles, and several which come by recommendation from gaming groups and reviews.

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Codenames

We have good product knowledge and 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.

We don’t currently have a physical store where you can browse, but you can usually arrange to “click and collect” from our location in Cheddar in Somerset (30 mins drive south from Bristol),

so if you are visiting the area on holiday for example, you can pick up a new game while you are here. 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.

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. We have played many of the games we stock, so do get in touch for advice if you are stuck for choice.

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 your best poker face for a game of Mascarade, trying to bluff 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 “curate” games of this type that have proved popular over the years, so don’t expect to find the latest dystopian or apocalyptic epic fantasy or war games and RPGs; but Dixit, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Qwirkle, Codenames, Jaipur, and many others of that ilk, always have a home here.

Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Europe

Delivery

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.

Inspiration

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.

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