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The Ludoquist

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Fantastic little gem in the heart of Croydon

Fantastic spot if you're in town, and you don't even need to be a massive board game fan to head... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy S
Had a great evening

Went there with a non gaming friend and played game of life. We both loved the food service and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zanikol
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The Ludoquist is a Board Game Cafe Bar. We will help you choose and learn to play games from our 1500+ library - as many as you like in one session. Have fun with your friends, or make new ones. If you're peckish, we do full home-cooked "bowl food...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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63-67 High Street | On the corner of Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1QE, England
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+44 20 3011 2295
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All reviews board games pizza play games huge selection paninis fantastic atmosphere incredible collection bagels all ages at reasonable prices great selection of food haven t staff were really friendly food looked good veg curry a great evening with some friends
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic spot if you're in town, and you don't even need to be a massive board game fan to head there - who knew? Friendly team who are knowledgeable on most of the games in-store and will even suggest one or two to your party...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy S
CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Amy for such a lovely review. Our aim is that to have games for everyone, not just hobby gamers and to prove that there really is a game for everyone even if you think you don't like board games. We now have online booking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with a non gaming friend and played game of life. We both loved the food service and atmosphere. We will definatly return as we love the ludoquist

Date of experience: January 2019
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Our aim is always to make sure people leave a little happier than when they arrive. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my two sisters and girlfriend in late December for the first time, and we were blown away by how friendly and helpful the staff were - £4 per person for 4 hours and as many different games as we wanted to try...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your lovely review. We do recommend booking in advance especially for evenings and weekends as well as school holiday time. You can now book online on our website by choosing how long you want to stay (all day if you iike!)....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time . Great service . Good bar . Wide selection of games !!! Kids had great fun as we did . Yummy pizza and menu available. Will definitely visit again . We did book as it was peak holiday season !

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you had a great time with us! We look forward to welcoming you back gaming with us again very soon! Thanks for the great review, we share all our reviews with our amazing team at the Ludoquist.

Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Loved our visit to The Ludoquist! What makes it superior to other board game cafes in London: 1) Takes bookings 2) All day passes! 3) Tasty food 4) Great value food and drinks 5) Quick and friendly service I trekked to Croydon all the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2018

Thanks for such a great review! We'd love to welcome you back to game with us very soon. I will share your review with our hard working passionate staff.

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many boardgame cafe but this is by far the best one. Nick was kind enough to play Keyforge with me and even let me win! Fantastic bagel and Oreo milkshake. Hope to return when next in London.

Date of experience: December 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review which I will share with Nick and our hard working staff. We look forward to welcoming you back gaming with us next time you're in London.

Reviewed November 16, 2018

Had a lovely evening (another one) at The Ludoquist last night with a friend where we managed to play 5 games, a couple of beers and pizza (which was piping hot and delicious) in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff are always lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Paul. We are delighted you think we're the best place in Croydon (we do too!). We look forward to welcoming you back to your gaming home from home again very soon!

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

First time visiting and everything was explained in detail by staff. The staff were all lovely and very positive. They were willing to explain how each game was played. There are a lot of games to choose from however a few have vital pieces missing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thanks very much for your lovely review. We want each and every person to have an amazing time when they visit us. I'm sorry you found pieces missing from some games. If this happens, please let us know so we can send them to the...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic evening out! This place is perfect for a fun, relaxing evening with family or friends. Calm armosphere with music in the background and friendly staff. 100s of board games to pick from for all ages all for a small cost of £4 per person...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had fun with us. I will pass on your kind words to our hard working staff. We look forward to welcoming you back with us again very soon.

Reviewed October 25, 2018

I’ve been here for a birthday party, board game playing, and our own play, as well as just for a drink and a chill. It’s amazing. Great facilities for gaming, but also if you’re accompanying people who want to play and you don’t, it’s a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DP P
CarriejaneSmith, Owner at The Ludoquist, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thanks for such an amazing review! I will also share it with our hard working staff who all love board games just as much as our customers. We hope to see you with us again soon. We've now got our online booking system working so...More

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