A board game store and tabletop lounge located in El Cajon, San Diego, where you can come in with your family and friends to enjoy hours of fun tabletop games!


Upcoming Events

Cock & Bull Monthly Tournament

We’re continuing our monthly tournament on Wednesday, July 20, from 6-8 pm. Join us in this fun, two player pub game. There will be a double elimination bracket, and the winner will get their name engraved on a copper trophy mug!

We’ve officially become a member of Bits and Mortar! Essentially, this means that whenever you buy a physical copy of any of book with a Bits and Mortar publisher, you will get a free PDF copy with your purchase! Click here for more information about how this works

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NEW LOCATION! 173 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon CA 92020

Open Gaming Sundays – 1 pm
If you’re looking to play board games but don’t have enough people, join us for an Open Gaming Event! Meet new people, sit down over your favorite games, and have a great time! For more information and to sign up, go to the Meet-up page here.

KidVenturer’s! – Every Other Saturday at 1 pm
A simplified and streamlined role-playing game, specifically made for kids ages 5-10! There is no reading required, and new adventures each time! Sessions last for about an hour.

OTSG Board Game Nights
Saturday evenings are the best time to relax, and what better way to relax than grabbing a casual board game, sitting around a table with some friends, and having fun? With knowledgeable staff happy to help, its never been easier before than at Off the Shelf Game’s Board Game Nights! For more information and to sign up, go to the Meet-up page here.

Current Events

Here are a few of our upcoming events.  See calendar for full listing.

BANG! Championship – Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Join us in the Wild West for BANG! – a fun social deduction game. Can you earn the largest sum of money (points) and take off with the grand prizes – exclusive merchandise – by the end of the tournament? Mosey on over here to find out.

Keyforge – Saturdays at 2pm
Keyforge organized play tournaments are held every Saturday at 2pm. Learn more about KeyForge here.

West Marches – Mondays at 6 pm
Want to play D&D, but can’t make a weekly commitment? Or maybe you want to help build a huge collaborative world, but don’t know where to find the people. Don’t worry! West Marches is the perfect solution – you can drop in or out on any session, and everything the party does is recorded as you go on adventures, discover the world, and slowly build an expansive universe together!

D&D The Arena – Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 pm
Perfect for testing out new D&D builds, or familiarizing yourself with the D&D system. Open to players of any experience level! 



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Thank You East County!

Thank you East County Californian readers for voting us one of the best Family/Kids Attraction in East County! We are very grateful for your support. Check out all the Best of East County 2020 results and support our local businesses!

Retail Store

See what’s in stock at our retail store. We offer a wide range of board games, role playing accessories, and mini-figures to paint. If you can’t find what you are looking for, give us a call and we might be able to order it for you.  We offer curbside pick-up too.


Table Reservations

We have a good amount of tables and comfortable chairs for our guests to stay and play from our extensive boardgame library.  No cover charge for monthly/annual members.  Non-members may purchase a Daily PlayPass for $5 ($3 for 17 and under). We recommend calling us ahead of time at 619-499-5111 to reserve a table. There are no extra fees for table reservations. 

Boardgame Rentals

Most games from our extensive boardgame library are also available for 3-day rental with a membership! This is a great way to enjoy some tabletop games with your family in the comfort of your own home, and all for $4 per game! Members can only rent out 2 games at a time.

  • Daily PlayPass
    $5 Adult
    $3 Youth

Includes all day access to library of over 1400 board games and wet pallette paint station

Base Game Membership

1 Month – $20
6 Months – $60

  • Unlimited Daily Play Pass for Member & 1 Free Guest
  • $4 for 3-Day Events
  • Eligible to Sell on Consignment

Expansion Member

1 Month – $35
6 Months – $100

  • All Base Game Member Benefits
  • 20% off retail and snack bar purchase