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, December 15, 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


Meetup Sundays – 1pm
Every Sunday at 1:00 features a different boardgame on meetup.   For more information and to sign up, go to the Meet-up page here: East County Tabletop Roleplaying and Board Games Group (El Cajon, CA) | Meetup

Open Gaming Sundays – 1 pm
If you still want to play some games on Sunday, but don’t want to play the game from our Meetup Sundays, join us for an Open Gaming Event! Meet new people, sit down over your favorite games, and have a great time!

Current Events

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

Fiasco Fridays – 6pm
Every other Friday.  Fiasco is an RPG with the emphasis on Role Playing! It plays between 3 and 5 players and is a GM less system. For more information and to sign up, go to the Meet-up page here: East County Tabletop Roleplaying and Board Games Group (El Cajon, CA) | Meetup

Keyforge – Saturdays at 3pm
Keyforge organized play tournaments are held every Saturday at 3pm.  Alternating weeks Archon and Sealed.  Learn more about KeyForge here.

Captain Sonar League – 6 pm
Are you looking for fun cooperative games to play with your friends? Well, look no further than our Captain Sonar League – get together a team and join us Thursday evenings to compete to be the best submarine the oceans ever seen. For now, stop on by from 6-9 for an introductory learn-to-play the game!


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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 900 board games and wet pallette paint station

Monthly Member
$25 Adult
$12 Youth

Includes free daily PlayPass for member +1 guest, 20% off retail and snack bar, game rentals, discounted event fees, eligible to sell pre-owned games in consignment program.

Annual Member
$120 Adult
$60 Youth

Best value.  Includes all monthly member benefits for a whole year.