About us

Chance & Counters is a pair of board game cafés – one in Bristol, one in Cardiff.

Our venues are purpose-built spaces for board gamers of all ages and abilities to enjoy, from casual players to seasoned strategists.

We take real pride in our food and drink too, from our rotating craft beers and ciders to our seasonal, locally-sourced food.

With over 600 games and friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you learn them, whether you’re after the best in new board games or some old-school classics we’ve got you covered.

What people say…

Bespoke French-oak gaming tables with sliding drink holders, vegan and gluten-free food options, over 600 tabletop games and its own-brewed beer – Bristol’s Chance & Counters is gaming gone luxe.EasyJet Traveller
Bristol is packed with punches of character and unexpected charm. Bristol’s first dedicated board gaming café is a perfect example of the unpretentious quirks that enrich the city. London Evening Standard
“Would you like something light?” he asked. “Something heavy? Something silly? Something strategic?” The rows of gleaming boxes stretched out before us. Somewhere in there, I knew, was exactly the game we wanted to play. New Statesman
Bristol has always majored on the quirky, and Chance & Counters on Christmas Steps certainly fits into that category nicely…. it’s the only place you can enjoy a grilled Wookey Hole aged Cheddar and tomato panini whilst playing Connect 4.Crumbs
The best board gaming pun I have ever encountered.Shut Up & Sit Down
A perfect place to escape the computer screen and spend a few hours with friends over one of their pints of local ale.Budget Traveller
Chance & Counters is an establishment with vibrancy and personality. This wonderful little place is a haven for those who love good food, board games and a relaxed atmosphere.Best of England