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 will re-open to the general public on the 21st September.
To keep our customers and our team safe, many new measures will be introduced in the cafe
to ensure we adhere to the current government COVID-19 safety guidelines. 
More information on all the planned changes and new booking system will follow soon.

The BitC Directors 

Please see our Facebook & Events pages for more updates and information and how you can make a donation to BitC if you are able to.

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

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

Everyday Closed
We are currently closed
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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 (showing us a medical exemption card (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.