Thirsty Meeples boasts a curated game library of over 2,500 games! (and we're adding more every week!)Plan to see Thirsty Meeples and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oxford holiday planner .
Game Gurus are available to help you choose the right game for you, help set-up the game and explain the rules. Or you are free to just browse the shelves of our game library and pick what you want to play.
Enjoy our artisan coffee, cakes, sandwiches, gourmet sausage rolls, craft beers, ciders and wine.
We get busy! Call us to reserve a table.
The board game cafe also includes an extensive retail store, as well as selling games through Thirsty Meeples online store.
Thirsty Meeples Reviews
So entering an empty coffee shop/bar that had reservations on every table and barely being greeted other than a grunt by the “staff” was off putting to say the least. Asking for a cover charge of £6 e... more »
I visit Oxford to explore the newest board games regularly. Have ended up buying more than one game for myself as a result including the intensive Fury of Dracula which we couldn't finish in our 3 hou... more »
Went to this board games cafe with a friend for his birthday and we both really enjoyed ourselves. There are a huge number of games on offer and the staff are absolutely first class: they're experts w... more »
Best place to have some fun and some nice drinks. When we're bored it's always one of the best ideas we can choose from to go, to do. Amazing that these guys know all those games by heart.
Great game cafe, loads of games to pick from and staff are very friendly and approachable. You can just turn up and play or you can reserve a table if a few of you are going. No need to know what you want to play or the rules. You can ask and they will pick one depending on what type of games you like and they will tell you how to play it to get you started quicker! They also sell loads of games here at great value! Worth a visit!
I visited for my birthday and had a great time. The staff took time to show us the rules of games, check that we had everything we needed and just generally be around if we needed them. We played a number of games in the 3 hour slot. Food and snack options were good, drink options were ok and game options were almost endless. I had a fun time (even though I lost practically every game!) and Thirsty Meeples made by birthday great! Thanks:)
Most original and fun board games café - they really know their stuff and have a wide selection of games. The menu is also good, especially the cakes. You can also buy games, usually for less than on Amazon, and they can recommend good games based on what you have enjoyed before.
I love coming here, there is a great atmosphere, and wide selection of board games, to play and to buy. The food is very nice, and the decoration also. The staff are really friendly, and will teach you how to play any of the games. There are also contests held here. If you want to visit I strongly recommend booking in advance, as it is very popular.
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