Geek Travel

There are boardgamers and boardgames all over the world, and sometimes we travel to faraway places, like board game cafés and game conventions and fairs.

Board game cafés

A selection of cafés:


Gothenburg: Cafe Taktik


Berlin: Spielwiese
Dresden: Triangel


Vienna: Brot & Spiele
Vienna: SpielBar


Lyon: Moi j’m’en fous je triche
Paris: Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde

United Kingdom

London: Draughts
Oxford: Thirsty Meeples


Toronto, ON: Snakes & Lattes
Victoria, BC: Interactivity Board Game Cafe
Winnipeg, MB: Across The Board

United States

Glendale, CA: GameHäus
New York City, NY: The Uncommons
Omaha, NE: Spielbound


Conventions and fairs

Internationale Spieltage SPIEL (in Essen, Germany, in October) is possibly the largest boardgame trade fair in the world, and Bastard Cafe organizes a tour for some 70-80 geeks. For this year’s tour, see here and here.

GEN CON (in Indianapolis, IN, USA, in August) is the largest boardgame convention in the US.

Origins (in Columbus, OH, USA, in June) is one of the “classic” boardgame conventions in the US.