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.

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1. See what that means for Cakes n Ladders here.

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Featured Games

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    TROGDOR!!! The Board Game

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    Disney Villainous

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    Just One

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International TableTop Day is on!

Saturday 4th of July June 2020

10am to 10PM See our blog post for more details.

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…