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Welcome to Board in the City! We are a tabletop gaming café that pride ourselves in our all-inclusive culture and extensive outreach work. We have hundreds of games to tickle anyone’s fancy, catering for casual cards players to those deep into their D&D adventures.

Have a look around our site to find out more before visiting us. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you find your perfect game.

****UPDATE FROM BOARD IN THE CITY CIC 2 DECEMBER 2020****

BitC are sad to announce that due to the Tier 2 restrictions that will be in place in Hampshire from 2nd December, along with the strain of trying to run a business during a pandemic, it will not be viable to open for December.

Your board game café needs your financial support now more than ever. We will soon be posting some fundraising ideas that we hope you will all support to keep us going with a view to us re-opening in the New Year.

       Please follow our Facebook page for these events and any further updates.
 
You can also click on the Donate button above if you wish to make a donation. All contributions gratefully received.
 
BitC thank you for your ongoing support. Stay safe and see you on the flip-side.

The BitC Directors

The wonderful Co-op fundraising has come to an end – Thank you to all who nominated us, and to the Co-op and Sheila Elsey for accepting us as a cause to support x

However, the need continues, especially in this Covid climate.

Soxy Brooker has worked on a visual to help us get the message across, addressing how we get funded and how important YOU are to maintaining the BitC magic. As the end of the year draws ever closer – we will have even less trading days due to the holiday season, aswell as loosing 1/3rd of our trading days to decontaminate the games. Please continue to support us anyway you can. We are still taking financial donations and you can help in the following ways – become a sponsor and send us a fixed amount every month, use the donate button above, scan the QR code in the cafe which takes donations through Support Street, you can add donations via your tab while you are at the cafe or via our Paypal account using bitccic@btopenworld.com  (PLEASE USE PAY AS FRIEND OPTION)
Best of all – come and eat, drink, game, repeat.
Lastly, we have taken the HUGE step of amending our legal structure at Companies House- with the brilliant help from Action Hampshire and Louise Garner Consultancy Ltd. We will now be 100% not for profit as opposed to the previous structure which causes us many difficulties around share holders and there being a chance for entitlement (which we have never acted on) – fingers crossed, this makes grant applications easier…
 
 
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How it works: Adult entry is £3 per person for the first 3 hours then £1 per each additional hour or part hour. Child entry is charged at £2 then £1 per each additional hour or part hour. Under 5’s are free to enter.

Just think 3 for 3 then +1 per hour.

But Wait… There’s more: Adults who spend £15 or more (child/concession £10 or more) won’t have to pay the additional £1 per hour!!!

Visitor's Information

Contact Details

38-40 Onslow Road,
Southampton,
SO14 0JG,
023 81783 240,
info@boardinthecity.co.uk

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Opening Times

Monday: 16:00 – 22:00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 16:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00, 17:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00, 17:00 – 21:00
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Table price: To keep our business sustainable, we apply our entrance fees at all times. We do offer a reduced entry fee of £1 for those on low incomes (not PIP) or evidence of your universal credit account.

Concessions are also available for large group bookings (10 or more) when placed in advance. A non-refundable deposit of £1 per person is required at the time of booking. We are unable to take group bookings for children only.

We take reservations, walk-ins, groups, and we are also kid-friendly.

Private Hire Rooms

Along with our open areas, we have a dedicated room for large scale strategy, which is available to rent out for as long as you need.

We also have a dedicated, private function room to rent, kitted out with a large TV, dynamic LED lighting, and wall mounted speakers so your games can really come alive!

The private function room and upper level of the café can also serve for group meetings of any nature. Please contact us to find out more.

Please have a look at our visual tour to get a feel of the spaces on offer, but the cafe has changed considerably since this was done!!

See below to see how the cafe looks now………………………………….