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.



We are happy to announce that we have re-opened to the general public.
Please click on the Covid-19 Precautions tab to see what we are doing to keep our staff and customers safe,
and click on the Bookings tab to see when we are open and how you can make a booking.
       Please see our Facebook page for more updates and information
on our future plans and upcoming events.

BitC thank you for your ongoing support. Stay safe and see you soon.

The BitC Directors

Why the Co-op logo you ask? Well….they want to give us money via their Local Community Fund and all you have to do is vote for us as a Co-op member, as long as you live within 12 miles of us.

If you are already a Co-op member, please sign into your account and go to the Local Community Fund in your area and vote. If you are not, please sign up to help us. 

Then, go to your local Co-op, pay £1 to join and then every shop you make buying Co-op products gets BitC 1% of your spend.

Click the Co-op logo for more info. Thank you.

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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,
SO14 0JG,
023 81783 240,

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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
We are currently closed , but open again tomorrow at 16:00
Sorry, we’re closed.

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………………………………….