Cincinnati Board Game Parlor

1115 Vine Street


Monday Meetups

Every Monday we feature several great games. Bring a group or find one here! For a list of featured games check out our Events page.

NEW: Pretzels with Fat Tire Beer Cheese!

Did you know we have a full kitchen with over 20 house made menu items whether you are snacking or feasting. Try our pizza rolls, sliders, tatter tots or our seasonal romaine boats!


Tournament Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday we feature a different tournament from Catan to Scrabble to Ticket to Ride! Check out our event page for a list of upcoming tournaments.

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Some questions we should probably answer:

  • What's a board game parlor? 
    • Well there's not many of them so we're kind of setting tone.  In our minds a board game parlor is a place you can have the perfect game nights.  Our goal is to have the food you want, the drink you want and the game you want!  We have over 800 games, a full menu of shareable entrees and bites as well as a full bar with 12 beers on tap, 5 wines by glass or bottle and of course some specialty cocktails. 
  • How does it work?
    • Well that's up to you.  Our first floor is open seating whether you want to play Jenga or Munchkin at the Bar or grab a table and let a server take care of you.  We also have a HUGE second floor which we call our "game hall".  Our game hall is open at nights and weekends and is for groups that need some elbow room for their game.  
  • Reservations?
    • We are not currently taking reservations.  If you have a group of 12 or more and would like to reserve a space  or a private game room outside of Friday and Saturday nights you can request a reservation on our "Private Game Rooms" page.  
  • What does it cost and how long can we stay? 
    • We would like to keep our game library FREE!  We ask that you support this by having food/beverage in front of you while you enjoy the games and the space.  If a food item or drink is not purchased after a reasonable amount of time (usually about a 1/2 hour) we may ask you to pay a $5 library charge in order to continue providing an up to date and complete game selection
  • Can I bring in my own game? 
    • We currently do not allow guests to bring in their own games because it makes it difficult to inventory games throughout the night.  If you reserve a group of 12+ you may bring in your own games. 
  • Why can't I access all the pages on your website? 
    • We are still finalizing some aspects of the business such as our specialty cocktails and the upcoming events/tournaments.  Thanks for your patience and check back soon!