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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Fabulous coffee , friendly staff & good central location


I want to keep it my little secret but it's too good not to share. A really nice alternative to sitting in a cocktail bar with a group of friends...have a cocktail yelling at each other in a game you you've never heard of before!


Date night with a difference. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Food was lovely although our first choice off the menu had run out. Overall highly recommended.


First experience of Chance & Counters - warm welcome, good atmosphere, an interesting & tasty choice of lunches, plus vast amount of games!! A great experience to be fair.


Really enjoyable experience. Great atmosphere, huge array of games and friendly knowledgeable staff.