About Us
Free the Meeple!
About us
Meepleopolis is a family friendly board game cafe & bar in Christchurch, New Zealand with a space designed specifically for games; a delicious selection of hot & pressed sandwiches, hot dogs, snack and desserts; hundreds of games to hire and play in-store; a large selection of games and accessories for sale in-store or online; a regular 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 next food, drink or game purchase and access to exclusive promotions and events.
Eat! Play! Love!

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

We definitely recommend booking a table during weekends and holidays if you want to play games.  During week days we normally have tables free for those without bookings.   You can book online or contact us for help.

We have over 350 board games, card games and role-playing games to play in store. Game hire is free with any food purchase or $10 without food per adult or $5 per child under 12. You can play as many games as you like for 2hrs.  Each additional hour is $5 per person or $2.50 per child under 12.

Generally yes, however we do not allow guests to bring in games we already have on our hire library, games that involve gambling or games that have offensive content.  If you’re unsure contact us to discuss.  Standard game hire 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 three hours.  This is usually enough time to play most games in our library but if you need more time for any reason please contact us.

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 info@meepleopolis.com and we will do our best to help you.

You can contact us at info@meepleopolis.com 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!
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