Draughts is London’s first board game café, a haven for game lovers. We have a team of experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff to help customers select from a huge library of games – 600 and counting! We serve high quality food and snacks, and a range of local craft beers, ales, ciders, and wines for all those late night sessions. We also host tournaments, themed evenings and design workshops (with professional board game designers there to teach).
Board game cafés are opening all over the world to cater to hungry gamers, yet in 2014 London was still bereft. We wanted to change that. On 15 November 2014, after a lot of effort and a successful Kickstarter campaign, we opened our doors in a railway arch in the heart of Hackney. Our dream with Draughts was to create a hub for all things board gaming; playing, teaching, and designing. We want to be an active part of the community to spread the joy of board gaming to everyone.