Welcome to Cakes n Ladders

Cakes n Ladders is Auckland’s premier gaming café. We welcome all persuasions, from hard-core gamers, to families, couples on a date, and groups of friends looking for a space to spend time together. Our gaming library features a growing collection of card and board games, including traditional family games, Euro games, games featured on TableTop and more. The concept is modelled after popular overseas board game cafés such as Castle in Toronto and Draughts in London. Customers who wish to play games pay just $2.50 an hour per person to access our wonderful library of games in our funky, comfortable café.

International TableTop Day Livestream

Now you may already know that Cakes n Ladders is hosting International TableTop Day on Saturday the 29th of April but did you know we’re also making an International TableTop Day Livestream?

We’re partnering with our friends at the Speakeasy to livestream the entire day. Even though we’ve never made a livestream before there is absolutely no reason to think that it won’t be top quality.
Look at our promo video for International TableTop day. We’re clearly great at this.

The livestream itself is something we’re taking very seriously. We’re doing our research and making sure we get professional help when we need it.

And just because we’re basically Internet famous now doesn’t mean we’re going to forget what it is all about, the games. We’re incredibly scientific in our processes when it comes to choosing what games we’ll be playing on livestream.

Games we’re playing are:
Cash n Guns **
5 second rule *
Tzolkin *
Spyfall *
Zombicide: Black Plague
Secret Hitler
Explorers of the North Sea *
King of Tokyo
Codenames After Dark
Galaxy Truckers *
Red Flags
Champions of Midgard *

The number of asterisks after a game denotes the number of free slots still available in the game at the time of this posting. If you’d like to be part of the livestream and have a decent chance of winning prizes then get in touch with us and let us know what games you’d like to be a part of.

The theme for this year’s International TableTop day is How have Board Games changed your life? Now they’ve changed our life fairly significantly as you can see in the video but we want to hear from you too.
Post on our FaceBook page and let us know just how your life has been changed by board games.

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A Massive Thank You to all our Kickstarter Backers: 

Matt Mole, Alex Turner, Hannah Mason, Chantelle Gerrard, Rebecca Leys, Alex Herbert, Ezra Fifield,  Amanda Milne  (SchilMil Games) Glenn Ferguson, Ash Mathur, Jasmine, Chris Upton, Sam Sarjant, Bradley Harris, Jennifer Hellum, P. D. Waltman, Michael McCutcheon Sacha Gilmore, Abbie Read, Foxtrot Games, James Brown, Abby P, Sarah B, Terrangray, Marlita Anothai, Nick Galliers, Sophia Egan-Reid, Sanya Baker, Kirsty Win, Andrew & Anna McColl, Mathew Howell,   Steve and Jen, Anna Egan-Reid, Stephen Trinder, Brooke Trenwith, Eddie Loeffen, Brandon Mann, Hannah Witherspoon, Elizabeth Godfrey, Caroline Mitchell, Mathew Peachey, Mark Blackman, Tiara Wan, Devan Jackson, Julia Schiller (Cheeky parrot games) Nicky & Paul Rawnsley, Hannah Read, Michael Poh, Crystal Stott, Jason Ashton, Darya Toumar, Stacey Francis, Matthew Laing, Alison Ferguson, Jakob Bogh Sorensen, Evette Johnson, Heather Cartner, Mark Fielding, kyn Jackson, Tristan Worley, Celia Rosary, David Smith, Sarah Jane Cowell, Shane Grant McNeill, Siouxsie Wiles, Alana Cruikshank, Elizabeth Reid, Melanie Wittwer, Roderick Yen, Jess & Craig Popham, Allan Milton, Malou Andres, Burkhard F Holzke, Claire Ruminy, Cori Hari, Kate Butterfield-Reese, Calvin Norton, AJay Morris, Susana Carryer, Angela Desmarais, Miriam Mulcahy, Michael McFadgen, Andy Richdale, RandK, Delianna, Sapphira Tan, Bishop Blakemore, Aaron Dick, J. Costa, Mark Skews, Scott Wernham, Jake Boyce-Bacon, James Dunning, Roland Brownlee, Lara Austin, Sarah Stuart, Joran Kikke, Rupert Morrish, Gene Rugg, Ben Courtier & Rees Skiff.