Want a nice place to play board games with your friends, and perhaps make some new ones? The following board game meetups happen every week in Berlin, and are always friendly to newcomers.

Board game meetups

On Tuesdays at 7PM, it's board game night at interFace in Moabit. You can bring your own games or use the available ones. The owners kindly ask you to buy a drink as your price of entry.

On Tuesdays from 7PM to 11PM, it's also board game night at Brettspielegruppe SchönebergKlixstraße 2 in Schöneberg. This meetup is organized by Brettspielegruppe Schöneberg. Entrance is 3€ per person, and you must bring your own drinks.

On Wednesdays at 7PM, Spieletreff Berlin organizes a board game night in the Gemeindehaus on Nazarethkirchstraße 50 in Wedding. 30 to 40 participants show up each week to play one of the 150 available board games. Entrance is 2€ per person, and drinks are sold on premises.

On Thursdays at 7PM, RuDi hosts the board game meetup in Friedrichshain. There is usually a few dozen players gathering there, and dozens of board games to choose from. You will find an equal proportion of English and German-speaking players there. Entrance is 1€ per person, and drinks and snacks are 1.50€ each.

On Fridays and Sundays, Nachtbarschafthaus Urbanstraße organizes the Kreuzberg-Süd board game meetup.

On the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 3PM to 9PM, you can play board games at Schönholzer Str. 10 with the Panke-Spieler group. This group has been meeting for over 6 years already, and is always looking for new participants. Entrance is 1€ per person, but you must brink your own drinks. This is a mostly German-speaking group.

On the second and fourth Monday of each month at 9PM, you can play Scrabble in English at Wirtshaus Heuberger. The games are announced on Meetup.com.

On the first Sunday of the month at 5PM, BrewDog Berlin Mitte organizes a beer and board games night which they announce on their Facebook page. This is an irregular event, so check on Facebook before showing up!

Some irregular events are announced in the Berlin Board Gamers group on Meetup.com.

Board stores with play areas

I recommend Spiele Wirtschaft, a quiet board game bar where you'll usually find the owner sitting at a table with the patrons. The price of entry is a little bit steeper at 1€ per hour, but this business is clearly a work of love run by a passionate board gamer.

Spielwiese is another popular board game library in Friedrichshain. They hold a game designers meetup every Monday at 7PM.