Queen of Spades Opens in Fitzroy

Board games + beers = fun times

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Queen of Spades

After a successful run with board game pop up Stop 17, the team behind Queen of Spades decided to make to move to something more permanent. But this isn’t your run of the mill café that happens to have Uno and Jenga.

There has been a resurgence of interest in tabletop gaming in recent years, partly due to internet series Tabletop on Geek & Sundry hosted by Will Wheaton. Combined with the level of evolution that board games has under gone in the past 10 years, designers are pushing the limits of what tabletop gaming can be.

Queen of Spades offers traditional games like Battleship and Guess Who, but for those who are looking to dive into the more complicated and elaborate options there is also Settlers of Catan and Mysterium. Veterans or those up for a serious challenge can even try their hands at the Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings board games.

If the included manuals aren’t cutting it, trained hosts are on-hand to explain the rules of the more involved games.

Coffee from Bean Cartel, and a selection of wines, beers and cocktails, provide sustenance for marathon game sessions. On the food menu you’ll find burgers, meatballs and plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free offerings.

Looking to try your hand at board games, or looking for a fun night out with friends? Look no further than Queen of Spades. They might just be the ace up your sleeve.

  • Queen of Spades
  • 189 Smith Street, Fitzroy
  • (03) 9042 5777
  • Hours: Mon to Wed 8am–4pm
  • Thu & Fri 8am–late, Sat & Sun 9am–late
  • queenofspadesbar.com


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Chloe Grima is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Swinburne University. Her career goal is to be an editor for either Vogue or Little Brown. When she’s not nose deep in a great book or writing away, you can find her searching for the next amazing fashion piece and the perfect pair of black jeans. In her spare time, she loves going to the movies, finding great places to eat and playing the occasional video game.