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 $4.00 an hour per person to access our wonderful library of games in our funky, comfortable café.

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Cakes n Ladders9 hours ago
Auckland, New Zealand
As we end July we have a few things going on.

Starting tonight (Wednesday) we've got the heats for our Ticket to Ride Tournament with Meepleopolis and then on Friday we have out monthly quiz

#quiz #tournament
Cakes n Ladders
Cakes n Ladders4 days ago
Cakes n Ladders
Starting today, our first inter-cafe competition!

We're excited to be partnering with @meepleopolis.nz to bring you the ultimate Ticket to Ride Showdown starting today, 20th of July and running through to the 20th of August!

All you need to do is head to either store, play a game of Ticket to Ride, have one of the staff record your scores BEFORE you pack-up your game and you'll be participating in the first North vs. South inter-cafe competition of it's kind in New Zealand (that we're aware of)! Great prizes on offer for the overall winner and store level winners!


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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,


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, R and K, 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.