The Uncommons
The Uncommons is Manhattan's first and only board game cafe, featuring a large library of games for sale and play, plus coffee, beer/wine, and light fare.
230 Thompson Street
New York, NY
10012
US
Phone: (646) 543-9215

MANHATTAN’S ONLY BOARD GAME CAFE

We take fun seriously

There are game stores and there are coffee shops. We thought: why not combine the two, with a twist. Hence, a board game cafe, with seating for 65, a private room for parties, and plenty of food and drink options. We take our coffee- and beer- seriously too. Take a look at our menu!

The basic concept isn’t brand new- we’ve all wanted to play a quick game of Scrabble while relaxing and enjoying a latte. But with The Uncommons, we wanted to push further, offering a home for tabletop games of all sorts. And we’re proud to feature the largest library of games on the East Coast.

Whether you’re a diehard geek or just want some family fun, The Uncommons is the perfect place to chill for an hour (or three)! Check out our pictures.

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Classics are just the beginning

Sure, we have Monopoly, Checkers, Backgammon, and Risk- but we also have games you’ve never heard of, and a few you’ve always wanted to try.

We collect the latest and greatest new games, find independent designers, and make them all available for play.

It’s only $5 per person ($10 on weekends and holidays) to play as many games as you want, as long as you want.

Catan? Cards Against Humanity?

We have them both, for sale and to play in-store. The expansions too! Looking for a gift? Look no further- we offer everything from jigsaw puzzles to WizKids miniatures, Magic: The Gathering sets and games you can’t find anywhere else. Take a look around to the left, or check out our FAQ!

And we’re open all day, 363 days a year, from 8:30AM to midnight on weekdays, 1AM on weekends, and 11PM on Sundays. We’re closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The Uncommons is proudly located in the center of Greenwich Village, in a historical building, right on the NYU campus, a block from Washington Square Park.