Playopolis Rochester

Playopolis UK, Star Hill, Rochester, UK

What is a board game café?
Playopolis seeks to re-ignite the lost ‘social’ element of the café by combining café food and table service with a library of board, card and party games. It’s a great place for families and friends to have a meal, a drink (alcoholic or otherwise) and a great time together.

How much does it cost?
The cover charge is £4.50 per person, this covers you for up to three hours of gaming and is payable on exit. If you choose not to eat or drink at all during your stay, the cover charge is £7.50. There are no other costs beyond any food and drink you choose to purchase which will be placed on your tab.

Can I play as many games as I want?
Yes! Your cover charge gives you three hours of using our library, it’s not based on type or amount of games. We do ask that you don’t pick up too many games at once so that other customers still have the choice to play.

Why do you charge more if I don’t eat or drink?
Our business depends on people using Playopolis as a café and ordering food and drink when they visit. Our cover charge alone isn’t enough to support the business, so we ask for a little more from groups who don’t order to ensure we can keep Playopolis running and affordable for everyone.

What types of game do you have?
All types! We have around 600 (constantly changing) games in our library and we buy new games every few weeks. Our library is designed to appeal to players of all ages and all experience levels, from children as young as two years old to the most hardcore of experiences, we’ve got something for you. We also have a custom arcade cabinet and a retro games console in our basement area.

Are children allowed in the Basement area?
While children are absolutely welcome in the café, our basement is reserved for customers aged 12 years and up. However due to space restrictions with covid we are relaxing this rule for the time being.

Do you cater for allergies and auto-immune diseases?
We always try our very best. We know it’s hard to find somewhere to eat on a restricted diet as one of us has a daughter with Coeliac disease. If you know in advance that you’re coming in, then please get in touch with us before and we can source ingredients for you. As we work in a very small kitchen, we can’t give an absolute guarantee on cross contamination, but our staff have been trained in the risks and we will always endeavor to do our best.

We don't have any on site parking

Parking is in council run car parks; all less than 5 minutes walk to the venue: 

Car Park 1, Car Park 2, Blue Boar & Vines Car Park

We are on the bottom of Star Hill, at the very start of the high street.

Tables Available Today

We have an array of delicious snacks to keep you going whilst playing! Including our very popular sweetie cup!

5 months ago

Men At Work

New in this evening we have 'Men at Work''

Men At Work is a stacking and balancing game in which players compete as workers on a job site who are carefully constructing a tower to avoid accidents and, maybe, earn Employee of the Month.

Please enjoy these picturs of Rebekah awkwardly posing infront of a sign we found on the way to work! ???

5 months ago


Hello world

5 months ago
Family Friendly
Outdoor Area
Dog Friendly

"Play hundreds of games, in a warm welcoming environment. "

With new games added every week and hundreds of great classics you’ll have no trouble finding a new game to love when visiting Playopolis!

Choice paralysis? Our team are on hand to give expert recommendations!




5 months ago

Brilliant evening!

1 year ago

Thank for helping us have a really good day out today. We loved being able to sit, eat and enjoy a couple of new games.

1 year ago

Always good fun and a great chance to ditch the phones and spend quality time with the family

1 year ago

Brilliant. Love that you were pup friendly!

1 year ago

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