Welcome to Cakes n Ladders

Cakes n Ladders is Auckland’s premier board gaming café. We welcome all persuasions, from hard-core gamers and families to couples on a date or 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 (a popular gaming web series), and more. The concept is modeled after popular overseas board game cafés such as Castle in Toronto and Draughts in London. Customers who wish to play games pay just $3.00 an hour per person to access our wonderful library of games in our funky, comfortable café.

With the upgrade to alert level four in New Zealand we’re not opening normally. See the details here. contact Us

Featured Games

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    Azul: Summer Pavilion

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    Star Realms

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    Century: Golem Edition

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    Camel Up

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    7 Wonders

Quarantine Hours


Cakes n Ladders will be open to clean up and sell games on Tuesday the 24th of March and then closed for the quarantine period.

360 degree camera view of the cafe, circa 2017



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, Read More…