Chance & Counters Cardiff

Opening Times
Sunday to Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday10am - 1am

23 High Street CF10 1PT
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Why we love it

Having started life over in Bristol a couple of short years ago, Chance & Counters has finally spread its big, fun wings and flown over the bridge to set up shop in Cardiff. The first dedicated board gaming cafe in the city, you're guaranteed to have an absolute stormer of a time with a trip to Chance & Counters – although Wriggle won't be held responsible for any ensuing family feuds or relationship breakdowns after a heated game...

Just a teeny tiny walk from Cardiff Castle on the High Street is where you'll find the Chance & Counters board game cafe/bar, housed within a stunning Victorian building that's flooded with natural light, and is full of quaint little nooks, crannies, and period features. It's a lovingly-created passion project for its 3 owners, and inside you'll find literally hundreds of board games to suit all levels of skill, interest, and attention-span. The knowledgable team help you select a game to suit your vibe, buzzing with enthusiasm as they explain the rules. And off you go – into the rabbit-hole that is modern board-gaming.

As you play, stoke your creativity with a few carefully selected beers (Tiny Rebel are always in stock – hurrah!), wines or spirits, or play it safe with a juice or delicious, freshly made coffee. There's food to fuel your campaign, with a seasonal menu full of tasty treats, but ultimately Chance & Counters is all about the games, and boy have they nailed it!


Simply hundreds of board games
Knowledgable advice from the passionate team
The Wriggle team loves Settlers of Catan - give it a go!

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Great and lively little place with a massive range of games - really friendly staff who'll explain your options and make recommendations. Very tasty good value food and a nice selection of drinks. Could easily spend hours there!


This a fantastic quirky place if you want to spend sometime and try new things. Worth it to go and just chill and relax


Love this place and this deal. Perfect for a midweek double date


Absolutely delightful atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food


Chance and counters is the best games cafe Cardiff could have asked for! The staff are always super attentive and food and drinks are delivered fast! I’m always surprised how amazing the food is! We had a mix of mains and starters including the BBQ beef ciabatta with chips, falafel bites and cucumber/pepper sticks with hummus which were so tasty! Highly reccomend this venue for anyone looking for something different to do with friends as they have an abundance of games for all tastes.


Good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff.