About us
Meepleopolis is a family friendly board game cafe & bar in Christchurch, New Zealand.  We offer a space designed specifically for games, a delicious selection of food & drinks to keep you going, hundreds of games to rent out or play in store, a huge selection of games and accessories for sale in store or online, an extensive program of events, classes, competitions and promotions and a friendly team of Game Guides ready to help people of all experience levels find the right game for them.  Join our membership program for discounts on your game rental or retail purchase and access to exclusive events, promotions and events.
Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a few answers to some frequently asked questions:

We definitely recommend booking during evenings, weekends and holidays as we do get busy and have limited table space.   You can book online or contact us for help.

In-store game passes are $10 per person for 2hrs ($5 for children under 12) and we'll give you $5 of this back for every $20 spent during your visit.

Generally yes, however we do not allow guests to bring in games we already have in our library, games that involve gambling or games that have offensive content.  If you're unsure contact us to discuss.  Standard game pass rates still apply.

You cannot bring outside food and drink in (except a cake – see below).  We have a full range of tasty food and drink options including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

You can bring your own cake however we charge $1 per person.  We'll keep it chilled, light the candles and bring it out with cutlery and plates.

Yes!  We have games for people of all ages and our game library is laid out to make it easy for you to choose an age appropriate game to enjoy!

You're welcome to join in store for as long as you'd like but please note bookings are for up to two hours.  This is usually enough time to play most games in our library but if you need more time for any reason we can extend for a further 2hrs.  Standard game pass rates apply.

In order to rent games you must be a Meepleopolis Meeple or Meeple+ member.  You may rent a maximum of 3 games at any one time.  Rental is charged per week (7 days) with rental available from 1 week up to 8 weeks for each rental booking.  Games must be rented online and be picked-up and dropped-off at our store (we do not post rental games).

We're easily accessible by bus, bike and car.  The central bus station is a 3 minute walk from our store and there are bike and car parking facilities in the building right next door or on the surrounding streets.

Come in to our store to talk to us or email us at and we will do our best to help you.

You can contact us at or in-store - we are here to help!  You can refer to our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Refunds and Returns Policy online (see the links at the bottom of the page).

Our Game Guides are happy to show you how to play some games depending on how busy we are and the complexity of the game.  We have a lot of games that are easy to pick up and play and we offer simplified instructions on some more difficult games.

Book now and enjoy great games, food, drinks and events!
Get in Touch

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