Ultimate list of board game cafes in Dubai

Dubai has numerous cafes adding board games to bites and drinks. Here are some favorite ones that you can hotfoot it out for having fun with your friends.

Chloe Hoffmann
September 23, 2021 5:49 PM

Dubai has numerous cafes adding board games to bites and drinks. Here are some favorite ones that you can hotfoot it out for having fun with your friends.


By offering entertainment along with food, Charade attracts a lot of visitors in Dubai. Ideally positioned in Wasl 51 Jumeirah, Dubai, Charade keeps its guests longer by serving food over board games and puzzles. If you want to reduce stress, kindle creativity, lower blood pressure and have fun, you need to be here. With art, fashion, games and books, Charade has enough for the guests to have mid-meal entertainment.

You can choose from a range of starters, salads, burgers, sandwiches, sides, sauces and desserts starting from AED 35. You can choose burger loaded fries or tacos in starters, wet Italian, American classic or grilled Caesar in burgers, philly cheese steak in sandwich and Caesar or avocado quinoa in salads. As for sharing, you can find Mix & Match, which includes two starters and four sliders. The venue is open from 12 pm to 1 am, and it allows you to play any of your favorite games such as Connect Four, Cluedo, Pictionary, Monopoly and Scrabble. 

Hive Board Game Café

There is a hotspot in the city for playing your choice of board games. Located in the Onyx Tower in The Greens on the Sheikh Zayed Road, the Hive Board Game Café welcomes guests to have a great time playing and dining. You can choose from over 500 games, in which you can find the interesting ones and learn to play from the staff.

The café also offers you a variety of foods such as croissants, Danish rolls, cakes, pizza, veg and non-veg sandwich and wraps. To end, you can pick from a choice of drinks such as freak shakes, smoothies and mocktails. Those who are health conscious can find super food bowl and chicken Caesar salad. You can gather your friends here to try out several games without buying them, enjoy delicious bites and drinks and have fun. For those who want to read, there is a place at the corner with a decent collection of books.

The Six

You can head to this board game café with a bevy of friends for its amusing collection of games and delicious food. Located in Burj Vista on the Boulevard, the venue attracts people from all walks of life who want to have fun exploring new-generation board games. There are as many as 1000 games that you can choose anything and play as long as you want for just 35 AED per person. While playing, you can try having a wide variety of dishes from shareable bowls of cookies, nachos, popcorn and gummy bears and shareable plates of bites such as hummus, halloumi fries, pizza onion rings and fried chicken tenders to shareable salads and sliders such as fusion fattoush, smoked chicken Caesar, deconstructed falafel salad, crispy chicken and classic beef.

You can have enough entertainment and food at the Six from 9 am to midnight on weekdays and 9 am to 2 am on weekends.

Unwind Café

This exciting board-game café takes pride in being the first game café in the UAE offering over 800 board games and a range of food to relish to the guests while playing. You can have fun with your friends, colleagues and family members by playing your favorite game or trying a new game. Unwind Café is also a great spot for toasts, pancakes, nachos, pizzas, salads, pasta, sandwiches, cheesecakes, caffeine, shakes and mocktails.

You can tuck into hearty all-day breakfast dishes such as scrabble on toast, acai bowl, omelet trap and avo on toast, along with chocolate pancakes. As for playing games, you need to pay just 18 AED for an hour or AED 27 for two hours. For all-day play, you have to pay only 50 AED.

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