Haarlem’s
1st dedicated boardgame
café

Welcome to The Boardroom made possible by Spellenhuis.

game-guru

Play all the games you want for only 5 euros a visit.

When entering this cool venue you will be greeted by one of our Game Gurus. You will first enter the Spellenhuis, a store with over 800 games and new games every week.

game library

Let the Game Guru help you pick the right game and get you started.

Since we have so many games we call this our Game Library. If you get overwhelmed by  the vast amount of games you can always ask our Game Guru to help you make sense of them all.

game-menu

Have a drink or (healthy) snack while you play.

The Boardroom is the perfect combination of a café and a board game store.  Imagine being able to try all the best new games and the good old classics before you buy them. Try them with your friends, with new soon-to-be friends, family, colleagues, etc. All this while you can satisfy your appetite with delicious drinks and great food.

Explaining the rules

Take your favorite game home the same day.

Of course this is not all. The true beauty of the concept is that you can try all games in our café, The Boardroom. Just pick a table and have a look at our menu. Once you’ve picked a game the Game Guru can also help you by explaining the rules so you don't have to read them and can start playing right away.  

Play as many games as you want
as long as you want during that visit for only €5.

Play all the games you want for only 5 euros a visit.
Let the Game Guru help you pick the right game and get you started.
Have a drink or (healthy) snack while you play.
Take your favorite game home the same day.

Opening times:

Monday
: Closed
Tuesday
: 11.00 – 18.00
Wednesday
: 11.00 – 23.00
Thursday
: 11.00 – 23.00
Friday
: 11.00 – 24.00
Saturday
: 11.00 – 24.00
Sunday
: 13.00 – 19.00

What we offer

game library

Game Library

In the store we have a huge collection of the best board games out there. Pick the game that you like and play it in the cafe.
The Game Library is divided into 6 categories which all have their own color. This makes it easy for you to find the perfect game for your visit. The categories are: Children, Party, Catan x.5, x1, x2 and x3. 
The Catan x.. ratings indicate how easy/difficult it is to understand/explain the game. Referring to Settlers of Catan, Catan x1 is set as the benchmark. The rules of Catan x.5 are easier to understand and Catan x2 harder to understand than Catan x1. 
Stickers on each game also tell you how many players can play the game, the minimum age and the average duration.
See our full Game Library here.

Food menu

Menu

When playing board games, food & drinks are a must. The Boardroom offers a delicious menu with food & drinks that fit perfectly with board games. Think about sandwiches, candy, coffee, fruit, beers, fingerfood and more.
Click here for the menu.

game guru

Game Guru

It’s possible to be overwhelmed by all the games when you enter The Boardroom, but we have the perfect solution. Our Game Guru knows all the games. He/she is happy to help you make your decision. He/she can also explain the rules of the majority of the games, so you don’t have to plough through them. Saving you precious game time.

Top Games

See all our games here .

New games are added weekly.

In Demand

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Scythe:
The Board Game

It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as “The Factory”, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.

Get it on our Store !

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