If you are searching for board game shops in Brisbane, you have come to the right place. Playing board games with your family promises hours of quality family time and entertainment and, if your family is anything like mine, a fair amount of competitive hilarity too. If you are on the hunt for new and exciting board games to add to your much-loved stack, then the list below of board game shops in Brisbane will have you covered.
Board Game Shops In Brisbane
Presents of Mind
Presents of Mind in Paddington has been the go-to board game shop in Brisbane for me for many years. It has the most beautiful, quaint atmosphere, wonderful service and shelves after shelf after shelf stacked high with a range of classic and unique board games. Seriously, I can spend ages just wandering around this store looking for my latest buy. The store prides itself on stocking unique finds and other educational and fun puzzles and games. Be warned, allow a little bit of time to explore!
Presents of Mind now also have stores at Indooroopilly and Fairfield if that is easier for you to get to.
Shop Location: 285 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064 | Shop 2/18 Stamford Rd, Indooroopilly QLD 4068 | Fairfield Gardens, Shop 12/180 Fairfield Rd, Fairfield, 4103
Contact Number: (07) 3367 3711 (Paddington) | 0490 818 961 (Indooroopilly) | 0490 818 962 (Fairfield)
Website: Presents of Mind
Vault Games is an amazing space in Brisbane that is completely dedicated to board games. With over 400 board games on offer, you can head into their store and either browse and buy one of your choosing or sit down and play any of their games for FREE! All they ask is if you aren’t there to buy, please buy at least a drink or a small snack to help out with the store’s expenses. They have an extensive range both in-store and online to choose from.
Shop Location: LG, 62 Queen St, Brisbane City, 4000
Contact Number: (07) 3211 5472
Website: Vault Games
More Than Meeples
More than Meeples bills itself as a hobby, collectable & online Board Game Shop. It use to be an online-only store but now has a physical shop based in Fortitude Valley. They have thousands of board games listed on their website too. If you do head into the valley store, just know that you need to push the buzzer on the door and then someone will come and let you through.
Shop Location: 17c/455 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, 4006
Website: More Than Meeples
Good Games Brisbane
Good Games has a huge franchise of stores around Australia and we have two of their board game shops in Brisbane, one based in Spring Hill and the other in Mt Gravatt. Both stores have a range of board games that you can purchase in-store but there are also over 7,000 board games listed online that you can purchase and have shipped from their warehouse. For that reason alone we thought they deserved a mention on this list as you can search through all their online stock and call the stores in Brisbane to see if they have it in stock or if you have any questions about a game.
Shop Location: 74 Little Edward Street Spring Hill, 4000 | Suite 8, 2012 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt, 4122
Contact Number:(07) 3832 2230 (Spring Hill) | (07) 3219 2356 (Mt Gravatt)
Website: Good Games
The Dice Spot
The Dice Spot in Wavell Heights is a store home to a couple of hundred board games ready to be purchased. Although most of their games are more strategy/adult focussed games, they also stock a good variety of family board games.
Shop Location: 270 Rode Rd, Wavell Heights QLD 4012
Contact Number: 0488 555 517
Website: The Dice Spot
Games World has dedicated board game shops based in Westfield Carindale and Capalaba Park Shopping Centres. Although the Capalaba store is the larger of the two, they both stock the same amount of board games and aim to carry all available games at both locations.
Shop Location: Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre | Capalaba Park Shopping Centre
Contact Number: (07) 3324 8888 (Carindale) | (07) 3390 1972
Website: Games World
Gametraders can be found near the Westfield Chermside food court (the original one) and think of themselves as board game specialists. Their board game section (with a couple of hundred board games) can be found near the rear of the store and there is a healthy selection there for any board game enthusiast to explore. If the game is listed on their site, then you should be able to pick it up in-store!
Shop Location: Shop 253 Gympie Road &, Hamilton Rd, 4032
Contact Number: (07) 3861 5000
Board Game Cafes In Brisbane
If you want to get out and about with the family once you have purchased your new games, you may want to check out the below board game cafe in Brisbane. Set up so that you can come in and make the most of your board game experience by playing games with your family and enjoying a bite to eat simultaneously; we would love for more of these in Brisbane!
Vault Games, Brisbane City
Vault Games is the perfect place to kick up your heels and enjoy a board game with your friends. With a library of over 300 board games, plenty of table space, and plenty of snacks, drinks, and even Beer, Cider and Wine, there are plenty of reasons to hang out and play a game.
There are also daily events for you to get involved in, whether gathering with your fellow card game players to beat out your opponents or enjoying a fantastical adventure with a party of new friends and a comprehensive library of in-store paints to get your plastic miniatures battle-ready.
And if you enjoy what you played, you can pick it up from their attached store, boasting a wide range of tabletop hobby products and knowledgeable staff all ready to help you out where they can.
Address: LG 62 Queen St in the heart of the Brisbane CBD on the Queen Street Mall
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 10pm, Sun 10 – 6pm.
Book a table: Table Booking
Website: Vault Games
Contact Number: 07 3211 5472
Menu Highlights: No cooked food – only snacks, drinks, beer, cider and wine; but you can bring in outside meals if you want!
If you would love to get your littlest ones into your love of board games too but are not sure which would be best for them, check out our list here of board game ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.