Draughts - Hackney/Dalston

Board Game Cafe

Part of the Draughts group of Board Game Cafes, the Hackney branch recently moved to its new location in Dalston.

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Since launching its first site in 2014, Draughts Board Game Café has brought a wide variety of games to local Londoners as well as visitors to the city.

With over 1,000 games in its library, including classic favourites and hard to find games, across the two sites Draughts is a haven for experienced gamers and novices alike.


The staff at Draughts undergo extensive training and are on hand to offer advice and guidance to those looking for a new experience, or who are unsure of the best option for a fun visit.

With a seasonally changing food menu and rotating drinks, Draughts is the perfect place for a light bite, as well as being a great option for grabbing something more substantial over a longer gaming session.

In addition to being the perfect spot for a morning, afternoon, or evening, of gaming Draughts has a number of packages suited to groups be it friends, families, or colleagues.

As a hub of creativity, the Draughts team can host team building and interactive game sessions and are always happy to bring games to the home or office. Draughts also hosts regular themed events, for those looking for a fun experience outside of direct board games.

Located just 10 minutes from the old Draughts location in Haggerston, and one minute from Dalston Kingsland Station, the new venue accommodates over 180 gamers and is setup to host private and semi-private functions. And for those looking for a more intimate experience,  they have turned the old office on the top floor into a retro inspired private dining room, complete with several hidden features; perfect for a party, meeting, or themed event such as a murder mystery dinner.


41 Kingsland High Street,


E8 2JS

Opening Hours:
Monday-Wednesday - 10:00- 23:00
Thursday-Sunday - 10:00- 23:30