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:

Sweden

Gothenburg: Cafe Taktik https://www.cafetaktik.se/

Germany

Berlin: Spielwiese https://www.spielwiese-berlin.de/
Dresden: Triangel https://www.triangel-dd.de/

Austria

Vienna: Brot & Spiele https://www.brot-spiele.co.at/
Vienna: SpielBar https://spiel-bar.at/

France

Lyon: Moi j’m’en fous je triche https://www.debitdejeux.fr/
Paris: Le Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde https://www.dernierbar.com/

United Kingdom

London: Draughts https://www.draughtslondon.com/
Oxford: Thirsty Meeples https://www.thirstymeeples.co.uk/

Canada

Toronto, ON: Snakes & Lattes https://www.snakesandlattes.com/
Victoria, BC: Interactivity Board Game Cafe https://www.ibgcafe.com/
Winnipeg, MB: Across The Board https://acrosstheboardcafe.com/

United States

Glendale, CA: GameHäus https://www.gamehauscafe.com/
New York City, NY: The Uncommons https://www.uncommonsnyc.com/
Omaha, NE: Spielbound https://spielbound.org/

 

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.