Open 7 days a week from 10:00 to 23:00
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About Chance & Counters
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.
Really great place with super helpful staff. Easy to book a table and our chosen game was already setup for us when we arrived!
Amazing place! We've been coming for years now and it's still great to spend some time there :)
Always really great, totally recommend. Staff are so friendly and knowledgable. One minor gripe is that it does get difficult to hear each other at the busy times but that's never stopped me going.
Fun & attentive staff, great atmosphere, nourishing food. So much fun to be had here with the wall of games to chose from. Easy booking system. Not our first visit and definitely not our last! We'll be booking again soon. Still giggling now and it was days ago! [4 friends post Bristol Pride - we played Obama Llama and Blockbuster - warning for these two games you need a little bit of 'stage' space near your table for the acting elements - my partner was pirouetting in the doorway - hilarious!])
Bloomin marvelous!! Great place to socialise and enjoy a game or two.
Time really does fly when youre having fun! 5 hours flew right on by! Love it here
I will be coming back again
Best place in Bristol
Thanks to Tristan for a very personal service as always, despite how busy it was that evening! :) On another note, your sound dampeners on the walls are still as ineffective as they always have been! For a small space that's constantly packed with people, you really need these to be at least a couple of inches thicker so they can absorb the noise. Although design-wise they *do* look really good with your branding, let's not forget their actual function :P
Staff are some of the best people ever! Games selection is unparalleled. Food and drinks are good. What more do you want?
Great help from staff member on a few board games, highlighted a couple of new games that had not played before (Wingspan, blueprints). It was just a shame that you didn't have them in copy for retail purchase as I would have definitely bought them both!
The staff are really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is great. Good food too. A total win from me.
I love it here! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable!
Very good, food menu could be expanded
Absolutely loved it! Friendly service and great vegan options! Plus loads of board games to choose from! The perfect way to spend an afternoon with friends! We'll definitely be back!
Lots of games but would be nice if there was some more of the classics.
My daughter and I really enjoyed our time at Chance & Counters, upon arriving the staff were very friendly and helpful, food and drink is fairly price and although we didn't have any food on this visit we did see a few orders come out and it looked delicious. The array and variety of games is amazing and I'm sure you could visit every day of the year and play a different game (yes there is that many!) Overall I was very impressed by Chance & Counters so much so I'm planning on celebrating my birthday there. Many thanks to all the staff that worked on Saturday (6/7/19) between 1430 and 1530 you made our stay a pleasant one and a real credit to the cafe.
I love this place
Would have been nice to have plates as were sharing but no real problem
Amazing time Great choice of games amazing food n drink would be 5 stars on everything except it felt like we were being pushed to make food orders as were told its last caall for food 4 times.
Walked out after 40 minutes of waiting for someone to come and collect our drinks order. It was nice and chilled on a hot day.
Excellent shop with really helpful and lovely staff. The guy working Tuesday night was absolutely hilarious and we will definitely be back.
Our second visit here in the last few months, had a really enjoyable few hours playing a variety of games, particularly liked scrawl - hours of fun!! Great friendly and helpful staff and nice selection of food and drinks. We will be back again soon!
Chance & Counters is always a great time. Excellent game selection and staff are always on hand to answer any game questions or to take drink/food orders