Christmas and New Year
We are taking orders for games throughout the festive season, but for the best chance of receiving items before Christmas, please order by Tuesday 19th. You can continue to place orders online after this time and the store will maintain stock levels, so if something shows in stock then it should be available (as long as you pay by Paypal or card, not e-cheque). There will be a despatch of orders placed over Christmas on Friday 29th December, and we’ll be back to normal from January 2nd. We’ll also be continuing with our games nights here in Cheddar in the New Year, keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details. Thanks to everyone for your custom in 2017, with best wishes for Christmas and New Year – and here’s to lots of great gaming 🙂
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.
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),
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.
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.
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.