1. Meeples European Boardgame Cafe
This is definitely the place to be for boardgame fanatics, as they house over 2000 different board games for play as well as purchase. Don’t worry about falling in love with the game – you can always opt to buy it after. On top of that, they also serve coffee, milkshake, booze and light snacks.
Rates: RM4 per hour per person (member) | RM6 per hour per person (non-member)
How to get there: 64-2 Jalan SS 15/4D, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor (Open Tues – Sun from 11am till 1am, closed on Mondays)
They’ve also recently opened a branch at 17-2, Jalan PJU 5/10, Dataran Sunway, 47810 Kota Damansara, Selangor, Malaysia
Website: Facebook page
2. The Border City Cafe and Board Games
The Border City Cafe and Board Games is located in Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara.
Come enjoy a cup of cafe latte as you unwind, and watch as the world go by outside the window. Kick back and stretch your legs out, and let our ambience turn your frowns upside down into smiles. Indulge your sweet tooth in our dessert menu, but remember to share with your friends.
And if it’s some different kind of excitement that you crave, make a beeline for our shelves, and marvel at board games you never even imagine existed. Bring friends, grab a box, and sail into uncharted waters. With dozens of board games for you to choose from, it’s a magical world out there, so let’s go exploring!. In other words, come learn something that children know, but adults have forgotten: the joy of discovering something new.
How to get there: A-7-1, Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (Tues-Sun: 10.00am to 1.00am)
Website: The Border City Cafe and Board Games
3. Boardgame Depot
Besides providing over three hundred different board games, as well as snacks and drinks, this cafe also provides a secondhand book service for those who would prefer to read instead. You can choose to either read them there, buy or even rent those books. On top of that, their board games are also available for purchase.
A thirfty RM3 per hour per head. You’re also allowed to purchase these games and rent English novels from the vast collection on our bookshelves.
Rates: Non-members: RM3 per hour | Members: Free!
How to get there: 16A (1st Floor), Lorong Ara Kiri 3, Lucky Garden, Bangsar., 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: Boardgame Depot
4. All Aboard Community Gaming Centre
At All Aboard Community Gaming Centre, they offer for both board gamers and non-gamers alike to connect with a fun-filled interactive social activity or even read from their collection of pre-loved books.
At All Aboard CGC, you can either choose to go through their entire library of board game collections to play, bring your own set of board games and rent a table with your friends, or read from their collection of pre-loved books. The cafe also hosts gaming tournaments and events from time to time.
But unlike other board game cafes in KL/Selangor, they were founded based on a community gaming centre concept rather than just a cafe or just another shop that sells board games. Their services are also priced differently from the other board game centres because while other centres charge their customers based on time or the number of players, All Aboard charges a fixed price for the rental of each board game.
From time to time they do organize or host gaming tournaments and events from time to time.
Rates: M15 – RM55 per board game, no time limit | RM25 per person (unlimited board games, no time limit) | RM15 per table (for 4 persons, no time limit)
How to get there: 40-2, Jalan SS22/25, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Website: All Aboard Community Gaming Centre
5. Classroom Café
From table top gaming to digital gaming to gaming accessories and collectibles, this place has it all. Besides holding events and gaming tournaments, customers can also purchase their wide range of games from the cafe itself or through their online store.
How to get there: 37, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Damansara Utama, Selangor
Website: Classroom Cafe