Across the Board Game Café

Unit 104-211 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada, R3B 3P2
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Closed Monday
Tuesday/Wednesday/Sunday 11am - 10pm
Thursday/Friday/Saturday 12noon - 12am

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  • Free WiFi
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About Across the Board Game Café

GREAT FOOD AND GREAT GAMES MAKES FOR A GREAT TIME
Across the Board is a licensed, full service restaurant and coffee house that provides patrons the opportunity to play our library of 900 board games. For a small fee of $6 per person you can play any game for as long as you like. Not here to play games? No problem, just enjoy our delicious menu items.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

While the drink prices were incredible reasonable, food prices were really high. It was my first time but all of my friends assured me the food was small portions for a large price. We bought the dice bowl which was good, but even if there were a fewer appys that were a little cheaper, I would have bought more food

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

My daughter celebrated her birthday here with her friends and they had an amazing time! They loved that someone sat down and taught them how to play the games. She would definitely go back.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Had so much fun! The servers were quick and friendly and the game advisors were super helpful. Snacks and food was delicious! Great evening at Across The Board!

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

I had the amost amazing time!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

A great way to spend an evening. Great selection, inviting atmosphere, warm and welcoming service from all staff. The game master was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend. Will be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

6 dolars for playing is too expensive. There is a place with the same concept in my hometown and if you eat or drink you don’t have to pay to play.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Across the Board Game Cafe has served my youth group 3 times now and it has been a wonderful experience each time. Their staff are amazing, kind, and knowledgeable. My group, age ranging from 12-17, love the atmosphere, menu, and game selection. They always ask to go back every year.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Wonderful location for a birthday party (10 year old girls). Everyone had a wonderful time!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

We love it there!

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Thank you for your great service. This is a very accessible place catering to many different needs and abilities. We will definitely go back for more games.

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

It was a fun time with my friends

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

My friends and I went in January and really enjoyed ourselves. We went again in February and have now decided to make it a monthly thing so we've booked for March also. A really fun way to spend time with friends. Staff are attentive, friendly, and helpful. Food is good--try the whiskey cheesecake!

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

We love Across the Board!!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Our experience was great!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Enjoyed another nice lunch/afternoon at Across the Board. We've been there before and we'll definitely be back again. We picked our own games out this time as we knew what we wanted to play already. Lunch was a little late arriving - not too long (maybe 40 minutes), just kind of long enough that we started to ask ourselves 'how long ago was it that we placed our order?'. When the food arrived, without us commenting on it, the server apologized for the wait and offered to waive everyone's gaming fee. Service like that earns you a repeat customer, especially when the food is worth the wait! We also had an interesting conversation with someone whom in hindsight I think might have wandered in from the street trying to warm up on a chilly day. I'd noticed him talking to himself earlier on, and it sounded like he was giving himself a really enthusiastic pep talk. He never sat at a table, although there were enough empty ones available. He was just kind of wandering around, and eventually he wandered over to our table. Since he seemed interested in the game we were playing, assuming he was a customer I asked if he'd like to play it when we were done. He didn't quite understand the question, and the conversation became pretty confused after that, but eventually we ignored him and he wandered off to another part of the cafe. While confusing, the interaction was harmless and the individual was friendly.

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

The waiters/waitresses and game masters were so polite, always checking in with us!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Our waitress wasnt very friendly and was rude at times to my sister, who asked for a new beverage after finding it to be very very flat. . The other individual that came over instead was quite friendly and helpful. Our game master was also quite wonderful and helped us out with several of his game suggestions.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

It was my wife and my first time there. We had a blast! The game master was awesome at explaining the games in very simple terms and offered a bunch of different choices.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

As always, the food was amazing, games were tons of fun. For the first time ever, service was questionable. She seemed terribly bored to be there. Maybe just an off day, we've never had that particular server before, but a smile would have been nice!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 February 2020

This place is ALWAYS amazing. Every time we go the staff recommend awesome games and they are always really friendly, helpful and courteous. I can't recommend this place enough! Go!!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 February 2020

Had a great time with my fiancée. Server was very attentive, and the game expert was super helpful. Had fun playing games, and bought a couple to play at home. Will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Great place, great food, and great games.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

I appreciate that you cater to a more health conscious clientele with all of the vegan options, but I would really appreciate something on the menu a little more simple and greasier. However , I really enjoyed my experience, so this is just constructive input. My wife was sick of me saying how great I think your establishment is.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Well done Olaf and team

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Overall, the party was a success. The venue is lovely and Joel and serving staff were great overall. When an extra adult joined in later for a game, we weren't charged for this and I appreciated the consideration. We were also given extra room for our group. There was one issue I mention here so that staff can take this into account in the future: we brought a 1/4 slab cake that serves 25 (this is standard for a cake of that size). When the server asked how many pieces of cake we wanted, my sister said "we'll start with 15", knowing that not everyone wanted cake right away and there may even have been leftovers to take home given we were a party of 20. However, the entire cake was then cut into fifteen pieces and served. The pieces were way too big for the little kids at the party and much of the cake went to waste; moreover, if anyone after the first fifteen people decided they wanted cake later, there was none left because it had all been served.

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