Across The Board Game Café

at 93 Albert St, Winnipeg , R3B 1G5

Winnipeg's first full-time, licensed, game café

Across The Board Game Café
93 Albert St
Winnipeg , MB R3B 1G5
Contact Phone
P: 204 691 3422


Across the Board Gamé Cafe opened this May at the former location of the Fyxx in Winnipeg's historic exchange district. Across the Board is a full service restaurant and coffee house, and provides patrons the opportunity to play our library of 700 board games. Across the Board is fully licensed.

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 22:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 00:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 22:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services Across The Board Game Café provides

Company Rating

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For those of you who have been asking, here are our Holiday Hours! Dec 24: 11 AM to 5 PM (for last minute Christmas shopping!) Dec 25: closed Dec 26: open regular hours (11AM -12 PM) Dec 27-30: regular hours. Dec 31: open special hours for New Year's Eve, 11 AM to 2 AM Jan 1: closed. We'll be posting them on the events calendar on our website shortly,

Published on 2014-11-25 16:28:27 GMT

Please note, Across the Board Game Café will be CLOSED on Tuesday November 11th for Remembrance Day.

Published on 2014-11-10 20:41:59 GMT

Tuesday, August 12th is Shuffle The Deck Night! This is the perfect opportunity to meet people and learn new games, or to get others for a game you need a group for. If you plan on attending, send an email to with the number of people you have coming, what time you think you'll arrive, and any games you'd like to play if you have something particular in mind.

Published on 2014-08-07 21:34:11 GMT

We love our new charcuterie boards from The Happy Cooker Winnipeg! They've been great for serving our fresh, colorful local treats.

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-07-12 18:00:26 GMT

In the new 2 player game Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, players each take on the role of one of the famous Holmes brothers and compete to solve a mysterious attack on the parliament building. Is the prime suspect guilty, or is he being framed as part of a dark conspiracy? Come check it out in our library or pick up a copy in-store!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-07-07 23:34:46 GMT

We will be closed on Friday, July 1st for Canada Day. However, to make up for it we will be open until midnight on Thursday with a festive featured cocktail!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-06-30 00:14:11 GMT

Have you played Karuba yet? This great 2-4 player game is nominated for the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award and is one of our new favourites. Come down and have our staff teach you how to play!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-06-16 19:56:52 GMT

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-05-29 18:25:38 GMT

This weekend we're celebrating the release of the new edition of Agricola! Come play the new version of this world renowned strategy game this Friday, Saturday or Sunday and receive free promo items (while supplies last). And if you purchase a copy, you'll also get a free Agricola cup!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-05-20 00:34:09 GMT

Hey Across The Board Game Café, happy Table Top Day from all of us at Happy gaming!

Published Stratos on 2016-04-30 11:20:59 GMT

Looking forward to our STAFF PARTY tonight!!

Published Eagle Wing Early Education Centre on 2016-04-28 16:42:31 GMT

Looking forward to our Staff Party tonight!!!!

Published Amanda J. Bokovay on 2016-04-28 16:39:05 GMT

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-04-22 02:13:57 GMT

Great Game To Try: SAMURAI by Reiner Knizia. This classic game is a wonderful choice for 2-4 players that do not want to learn too many rules but still enjoy a deeper strategy game. Each player tries to gain influences over 3 casts in Japan by placing a chip on the board with the goal of surrounding and capturing different cast pieces. Beautiful design and interesting game play. Find it in the library and our store.

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-04-20 19:15:47 GMT

I don't know I'd be able to make it up there anyway, but I don't see anything on your calendar for International Tabletop Day on the 30th. Are you going to do anything special that day?

Published Brian Baier on 2016-04-20 16:35:28 GMT

New arrivals in the library and store, come check them out!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-04-14 02:18:01 GMT

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-04-09 18:22:07 GMT

Olaf just came back from a trip to NEPAL and brought back their national board game for 2 -players called BAGH-CHAL. In this simple but charming and challenging game, one player plays tigers that is trying to capture 20 goats (controlled by the 2nd player). The goats are trying to position themselves so that the tigers cannot move any further. This one is definitely worth trying especially for its beautiful board and pieces.

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-04-08 19:01:22 GMT

Looking to play a fun group game this weekend? TIMELINE CHALLENGE might just be the perfect fit. Let Olaf introduce you to this intriguing version of the Timeline series.

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-04-01 14:32:54 GMT

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-03-26 00:14:02 GMT

A handsome travelling gnome was at your fine establishment last week!

Published Derek Yarnell on 2016-03-25 22:57:09 GMT

Went with my 15 yr old daughter for first time last night and had a great time. Thanks for the fun night out, we played for three full hours. See you again soon :)

Published Shawn McIvor on 2016-03-25 16:40:18 GMT

Easter Hours! We are open Good Friday, from 11:00 am until midnight, one on Easter Saturday from 11:00 am until midnight, and closed on Easter Sunday and Monday. If you need to play a game on Easter Sunday, come buy one from us beforehand!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-03-25 14:59:16 GMT

Thanks to the Red River College Student Association Newspaper for some nice shots and quotes in a recent 'Projector' article. If you are a RRC student, don't forget look for your Across the Board coupon in 'Study Break' and save on food and games cover charges!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-03-18 20:37:31 GMT

Pandemic Legacy is back in stock! This persistent and evolving version of Pandemic is now the #1 ranked game in the world!

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-03-17 23:02:30 GMT

Olaf shows you how to play Dice Town in our newest video. Can you play the best hand of cards in the old west?

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-03-15 20:06:05 GMT

Published Across The Board Game Café on 2016-03-11 00:21:28 GMT

It's beer tap Tuesday so come down and have a pint of our new Fort Garry Rouge on tap for just $3.75 tonight. It's a medium bodied crimson hued beer with slight hoppy aroma and a whole lot of beery goodness. Did we mention it was $3.75 a pint on Tuesdays?

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