Mon-Fri: 11:00am to midnight
Sat: 9:00am to midnight
Sun: 9:00am to 11:00pm
- Disabled Access
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Awesome View
- Gluten Free Available
- Easy Access
- Children's Menu available
About Thirsty Meeples Oxford
Welcome to Thirsty Meeples Oxford!
Thirsty Meeples Board Game Café has a library of over 2,700 board games. Our Game Gurus (think maître d's for board games) will recommend games and teach you how to play. We have party games, strategy games, cooperative games, children's game and a host of classics. New games are added every week.
Whilst you play we can keep you refreshed with a range of hot and cold beverages and snacks. We are fully licensed with an eclectic range of craft beers, gins, wines, ciders and cocktails.
Great place, the staff were welcoming, friendly and amazing at explaining the game rules to us.
Friendly and helpful staff, good game recommendations, fun atmosphere and tasty drinks!
The staff were very friendly and welcoming- they were especially good at recommending some new and different games to my friends and I. Our 3 hour slot flew by, and we had lots of fun.
A great place
Staff were very helpful, friendly and informative. Food was tasty and drinks were unique and served in nice teapots. Wide selection of games - would recommend
Fantastic staff, welcoming atmosphere, incredible value for money. 10/10 will be coming back again.
I just love TM: the best evening out in Oxford!
The people who work there are fantastic and so friendly. 100% recommend going!
Food was delicious, hot hocolate was great. I loved that your vegan beers were labelled vegan, would you be able to label the vegan food as vegan too? And maybe have a vegan cake option? :) Thank you! Spent my birthday here and really loved it :)
Cover charge is steep but the service is excellent, particularly for novices
It was great fun but extremely busy on the Saturday we visited so it was a bit harder to get the attention of the fantastic and knowledgeable staff. It might be good to see more regular check ins at tables as they are absolutely fab at rcommended games!
The food was overpriced, not very fresh and incredibly small portions. The hot drinks however, were nice. It was very busy, which I think the staff found tricky to manage. Lots of great games to choose from and staff knowledgeable. We would visit again - but please improve the food!
Amazing atmosphere, huge range of games and brilliant staff
This isn’t the first time I have visited and previously I have always had a good experience. However this time I was very disappointed. We are asked about game ideas when we arrived at 11pm and offered food and drink. After which no one came back to see how we were getting on. Several times we asked for help with new games but were told everyone was busy. We asked at 12 and were told no one could help as they had new people arriving. Again we asked at 1pm and were told a new table was arriving so no one could help us. On previous visits the staff have always come back to see how we are getting on and asked if we needed new games or food or drink. Sadly this didn’t happen this time.
You were perfect. Super accomodating and fun enablers. Thanks for a lovely evening. Can't wait to come back.
I've been to Thirsty Meeples on a few occasions and love the concept however this time was poor all round. Whilst we arrived a few minutes late it took the staff ten minutes to seat us at our reserved table, another 20 mins to approach us re food, drink or games and we had wasted most of the first hour before we got to play a game. And the tables are not cheap. The food was basic for its price and service slow. When we asked to be introduced to other games we were told we would have another substantial wait.
Great place, we always have a really nice time.
Brilliant Staff, knew what they were talking about! Craft Beer selection was brilliant! Atmosphere could change in the evening maybe more mature vibe.
I am a fairly regular vistor to the games cafe and will be back again as I love it there. I usually find the staff extremely knowledgeable and helpful. On my most recent visit the new staff, though very friendly weren’t familiar with any of the games we wanted to play and couldn’t suggest others they could help with. This won’t prevent me from returning as I know the game gurus are usually fab but had it been my only experience I might question the value of them. However I do have a general complaint about the cafe and that’s the food. There is very little my family can eat due to food intolerances and although I personally could eat the sandwiches and sausage rolls they are just not very nice especially considering the price. The drinks are fab and the snack bowls are tasty but v pricey but we can never eat a meal which is a shame!
Very loud atmosphere but great selection of games and staff on hand to help
A very enjoyable afternoon spent at the Cafe. Great choice of games ... would definitely recommend, especially with the unstable weather we're having right now!
Brilliant place. Relaxed and friendly, helpful staff.
Not enough staff to help wuth games.
Games were great, food was nice but limited selection, it was really busy so service was quite slow
More lager beer options!