Counter Culture Board Game Cafe & Bar

211 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
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Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 10:00pm

Thursday to Friday: 12:00 - 11:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
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About Counter Culture Board Game Cafe & Bar

Add some excitement to your next date night or group get-together with a visit to Counter Culture, Wellington’s Board Game Cafe & Bar. With more than 900 board games to choose from, as well as coffee, beer, and great food. The interactive layer means you’re getting much more than just a dinner out, with the option to play for hours on end as you work your way through the drinks list and scrumptious menu. Indulge in burgers, Backgammon, mac & cheese, Monopoly, curly fries, and Cluedo with a visit to Counter Culture.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 19 April 2021

As an American board game fan/collector, I found Counter Culture's offerings to be truly impressive! We're not talking 100 different versions of Monopoly here, folks. There's truly something for everyone! The selection is full of high-quality, highly rated games, with many a rare gem to be found on the shelves. Some of these games are VERY difficult to get your hands on otherwise (particularly in NZ), and the cafe offers a fantastic opportunity to try out some highly sought after games before plunking down some serious dosh. The games are very well organized, and the friendly owner is extremely knowledgeable and happy to offer recommendations. The food and drinks were great, and kept us well satiated and hydrated through our intense gaming session. The space has a palpable buzz of mental energy and enjoyment, and yet manages to be quiet enough for 3-moves-ahead strategizing. Modern board gaming encompasses a VERY wide range of mental exercise and social interaction. If Snakes and Ladders and Clue are what comes to mind when you think of board games, you are in for quite a treat of amazement and discovery! Whether your last board gaming highlight was passing Go, or if you're a dice-rolling, deck building, meeple stacking veteran, you're sure to have a great time at Counter Culture. A great time was had by kids and adults alike. We can't wait to come back on our next Wellington visit!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Friendly, great environment. Highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Amazing selection of games! Absolutely love the staff, everyone was so friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and just great to have there to explain how to play the games, gives you more time to play !!!! Would 110% recommend counter culture, really awesome night out

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

Awesome and easy place to have a kids party. Great helpful relaxed service. My only thing is it would be cool to have some cheaper drinks to choose from.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

Cockroach poker was great for laughs. Staffed were very friendly and helpful. We shall be back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Short staffed and still smiling! Cocktails were a bit slow (short staffed!), which was acknowledged. The thing is, this is a place for friends to relax and enjoy and it is just the freaking best. Thanks for having us.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Delicious food and a good variety of options. Friendly helpful staff. It can be quite a noisy environment but that's probably from all the fun people are having.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Fun atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff. We had a great time!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Very helpful staff member went to significant effort to find requested game, much appreciated :)

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

Super friendly staff, a great selection of games, tasty snacks, and a great atmosphere. A must visit for every game in Wellington 🙃

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Visited On Sunday, 25 April 2021

We really enjoyed our first visit today and will definitely come again. The food and service was good and the choice of games is amazing.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

A great family night out. Kids and adults were entertained. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Nice ambiance and atmosphere. This has become our favourite place to go whenever we’re in Welly. The variety of choices are amazing and the team there was very friendly and helpful :) thanks guys

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Visited On Thursday, 22 April 2021

Sam was such a great help and we had a really good time! It’s our second time having a corporate event here and we will keep coming back

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Service was great, staff picked out an excellent have for our group. Salad was late out, but otherwise food was satisfactory

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Very friendly staff, excellent selection of games, and very yummy food. One of my favourite spots in Wellington :)

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Awesome service from speedy attentive staff. Tasty food served quickly. Great selection of games.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

The service was incredible! Great selection of games! The best hot chocolate

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Awesome as always - thanks so much guys <3

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Absolutely would recommend to anyone who wants to have a good fun night with some friends. Drinking optional, very well priced, just an all around great time.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 April 2021

Always an awesome time here! Great food and the staff are always so lovely and helpful. Such a cool place to hang out :)

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Awesome staff and they have a great selection of games. Highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 09 April 2021

What a magnificent team of legendary legends. Funny, helpful and just super welcoming. They helped us pick games and helped explain the rules too. Just the best place to hang out and the burgers are baller. A million stars.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Awesome as always. I never make it as often as I would like, but when I do, it's always brill.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Food was excellent and the game was even better.

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