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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.

Booking is now highly recommended.

Click on the Bookings tab above to send us a request.

If your booking has been confirmed then you are good to go.

No booking? Give us a call to see what we have available for you on the day.

See our FB Events page for more information on our planned events.

BitC would like to thank everyone for your ongoing support and we hope to see you soon.

The BitC Directors

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How much will it cost?

Adult entry is £5 per person

Child entry is £3 per person 

Under 5’s are free

Pre-booked group entry is £3 per person                            (minimum 10 otherwise full adult entry is charged)

Carers on duty are free with a paying guest

Student Thursday £3 per person

Kids under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Visitor's Information

Contact Details

38-40 Onslow Road,
SO14 0JG,
023 81783 240,


Opening Times

Monday: 16:00 – 23:00
Tuesday: 17:30 – 22:00
Wednesday: 18:30 – 22:00
Thursday: 16:00 – 23:00
Friday: 16:00 – 23:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00

Table price

To keep our business sustainable, we apply our entrance fees at all times. 

Discounts are available for large group bookings (10 or more) when placed in advance. A non-refundable deposit of £3 p/p may be 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 below to get a feel of the spaces on offer, but the cafe has improved considerably since this was done!!