Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 23:00
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Chance & Counters Bristol
Chance & Counters is Bristol’s first dedicated board gaming café, tucked at the bottom of Christmas Steps.
It’s a purpose-built space that board gamers of all ages and abilities can enjoy, from casual players to seasoned strategists.
We had a great evening and played some new games. We'll come again!
Great place, we booked the table for 4 hours thinking we would be done much sooner but time flew and we ended up using the whole time. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, always happy to help out with any question on the games
The place is great but we found that sound carries a bit too much so its hard to have a conversation while playing when there are many people in, especially when there is a loud group around
Bit of a pricey night out but so worth it! Sven was so knowledgeable and the games were so much fun
We booked a 2 hour slot and arrived late, 20 mins into our booking. We had rung ahead to inform the management of this. When we arrived we could not order from most of the menu as there was one chef and he had other orders so couldnt fit ours in. 1.5 hours is plenty of time to cook, serve and eat and we were disappointed to have such a limited choice of food to choose from (fries, nachos and a one pot thing). After we returned to our table after trying to order a bartender approached us and said they had made a mistake with an order and would we like a bowl of nachos. We thought thjs was a kind gesture...however he then said it would have to be added to the bill. We rejected said nachos. Really lovely atmosphere and good drinks...chef was lovely as well- just needs better management on a busy Friday night...maybe 2 chefs during peak times or something.
Went to chance encounters to do something different for my girlfriends birthday. We both had a great time and will definitely be going back.
Really lovely food, staff and a great selection of games. The staff were really helpful at suggesting the right games for you. Would definitely recommend the chorizo and pepper skewers too!
Really helpful staff with knowledge of games and rules who dedicate time explaining them to you. Definitely will return!
Not enough staff. We were told on arrival to take a seat and someone would come and take our order. We waited 10 minutes and no one came so we went to order at the bar. We chose a board game on our own as there was no one available to advise, spent 50 minutes trying to work out how to play it. When the board game expert finally came to us, he informed us he didn't know how to play the game. We gave up on it, and went to ask at the bar for advice. They recommended one which was better, but half of our allocated time had gone by this point. I've been here before and had an incredibly positive experience, but I'm afraid Saturday we were let down. Atmosphere was good, and staff were friendly but there were too few of them to give us the experience I'd had before and that we were expecting this time.
I live in Bristol, and this is 100% one of the highlights of the cities entertainment for me. Always a wonderful experience and would recommend it to anyone and everyone.
Our expert recommended quite a complex game that we didn’t really get, and even with his guidance we really struggled. However we did have a great time. The bbq wings seem to have changed since a couple of weeks ago and are no where near as good. However the sliders and pigs in blankets were amazing.
A great evening playing new games (one of which I’m now going to buy now). A very knowledgable games teacher made this a unique and enjoyable evening. We’ve booked our next visit already. Thank you.
Great night at Chance and Counters, we had great recommendations from the staff, the food was great, and a great selection of drinks. Would highly recommend- everyone who likes board games will love it here! We’ll be back again soon!
Had a great time as always!
Excellent selection of games, great staff and service. Drinks a little pricey but all very good
Whilst we really enjoyed the evening, the people working didn’t give us any sort of service really apart from when we went up to the bar to order drinks or ask for pens. It was disappointing that they didn’t come to our table to give us an intro as we had some people who hadn’t been before, nor come to recommend/explain any games. I have been in the past and this was different, I’m not sure if we were just unfortunate with where we sat and were forgotten about.
Great, as alway!
Great night! Great atmosphere! I’d really recommend.
Great night with some really nice staff, food, and drinks!
The only downside was the random orders of food and drink which were not ours but kept appearing at our table. Other than that everyone was very helpful, made us feel welcome and help greatly in explaining the games we had chosen to play. Great place and will re-visit when we have chance.
Friendly and helpful staff! Nice location and cosy atmosphere, too.
Food took quite a while to arrive and we had just about enough time to eat before we had to leave. Really happy with the night though :)
Such a fun place with very knowledgeable staff.
Really good place, love the selection of games. Might be good to have a games menu?
Absolutely love it here! One of my favourite places to go in Bristol.