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The Big Box Café is the first dedicated Boardgames Café, established in South Africa in 2015.
We offer more than 400 demo games to play for free and over 1200 to buy in-store or online !

The Big Box Café is the first dedicated Boardgames Café, established in South Africa in 2015.
We offer more than 400 demo games to play for free and over 1200 to buy in-store or online !

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Boardgames are not only magic or fun, they also create links between people, generations and cultures.

Beyond a rule, a game is a tool for a social cohesion, a time offered for a reconnection between people, for a better mutual understanding. Playing a game offers the same opportunity to everyone, regardless of the age, the school grade, origin, or language…

It’s a time away from smartphones, a valuable time of joy and sharing with our loved ones, or an excellent positive way to meet new people.

Playing a game is a simple and efficient way to build links. The Big Box offers you a wide range of games! Card games, dice games, wooden games, strategy games, solo games, quick games, family games, there is always a game for you!

With boardgames, we play, we have fun, we learn, we share, we think, we fly away… Make your choice!

At our café, you can play a variety of different demo boardgames, as many as you want and for as long as you want, while you enjoy a coffee or a drink.

There are so many games to discover!

Someone to help you to understand the rules is always around and if you like a game, you can simply buy it if we have it in stock!

For kids or adults; solo, as a couple or for a large group, with family or with friends, in every circumstance you will find the right game for you with us.

We do not stop playing because we grow old,
we grow old because we stop playing !

Support Local Creators

We are proud to publish 3 new games created and designed in Cape Town. Available for Christmas 2019.
You can already pre-order these games to show your support for local creators and designers !

 

Cape of Good Wines

R495

Moonies

R195

ALNURO

R490

Home Port

R890

Cape of Good Wines

R495

Moonies

R195

ALNURO

R490

Home Port

R890

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Latest News

Give The Gift of Choice

Give The Gift of Choice

The holidays and celebrations are a wonderful time for gratitude, festivities, family, and friends. Don’t let gift giving get you down. With the launch of our new online gift voucher gift giving has never been easier with The Big Box Cafe.

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The Big Box Supports Proudly South African

The Big Box Supports Proudly South African

Board games can offer a lot more than just entertainment. Instead of playing the board games that have been collecting dust at the back of the cupboard, take a look at some games with some local mzansi flair.

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Health Benefits of Board Games

Health Benefits of Board Games

Play, generally, adds joy to the life, but specifically board game playing brings some unique health and life improving benefits to a person’s life. It’s not an activity that should be enjoyed once in a while when you get bored, for the best results it has to be a regular mission.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Claris R

Fantastic! Bought Unstable unicorns from them, and had it at my door in less than 48 hours!
Will buy from them again.

Michelle M

LOVE this place. Huge selection of board games to play and buy, friendly, cozy vibe, and cheap comfort food, like toasted sarmies and nutella crepes.

Angie C

Best online service and quick deliveries. So happy and excited to play our new game!

Alex B

Don’t feel like making food and want to play some board games you don’t own? Head here with some friends 😀 Awesome place.

Inger H

A wonderful venue with (200+) excellent games for all! It’s a great place to spend time with friends and/or make new friends. A gem of Cape Town  and the crepes are excellent 

Karla L

Still have to pay the store a visit. Ordered a board game I couldn’t find elsewhere from the online store and received it within a day. Super impressed with their service and good prices as well.

Claris R

Fantastic! Bought Unstable unicorns from them, and had it at my door in less than 48 hours!
Will buy from them again.

Angie C

Best online service and quick deliveries. So happy and excited to play our new game!

Alex B

Don’t feel like making food and want to play some board games you don’t own? Head here with some friends 😀 Awesome place.

Michelle M

LOVE this place. Huge selection of board games to play and buy, friendly, cozy vibe, and cheap comfort food, like toasted sarmies and nutella crepes.

Karla L

Still have to pay the store a visit. Ordered a board game I couldn’t find elsewhere from the online store and received it within a day. Super impressed with their service and good prices as well.

Inger H

A wonderful venue with (200+) excellent games for all! It’s a great place to spend time with friends and/or make new friends. A gem of Cape Town  and the crepes are excellent 

we do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing…

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