Welcome to Off The Shelf Games!

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

Upcoming Events

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

*TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED*
We’re officially running the newest adventures from the Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League at Off the Shelf Games every Friday from 6-10 pm! Player characters must be made in accordance with the Adventurers League rules, but other than that it’s completely up to you! Join us for a fun way to play D&D where you can come and go as you please

D&D One Shots

*TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED*
Join us on Thursday evenings for D&D one shots! Events are limited to 8 people, and will be run by Patrick the DM. Don't worry about dice or characters, all of that will be supplied. All you have to do is bring your imagination! Sessions will be run from 5-9 every Thursday.

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Online Store

You can access our online store by navigating to the Online Store link on the top menu bar.  We offer a wide range of board games, role playing accessories, and mini-figures to paint. 

Additionally, members have been emailed a code to receive their 20% discount, just be sure to enter when checking out.

News

Spacing and Board Game Quarantine

We want everyone to stay safe, and follow the CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of germs. We have rearranged our store, and reduced the number of tables in the play area by more than half to ensure that everyone can play games at a safe distance. After a game is played, we remove the game from the library, and place it in a “quarantine” for 72 hours (3 days). We ask that you wear a mask while entering and interacting with the employees. While playing at the table with members of your household, you do not need to wear a mask. All our employees will be wearing masks. Hand sanitizers are available at every table, the painting station, and front counter.

Rental Games

We are also offer our Board Games up for Rental! You can rent any game from our board game rental list for up to three days for only $8 ($4 for members)! This is a great way to enjoy some tabletop games with your family in the comfort of your own home. As with games played in the store, once returned it will be sterilized and placed in a 72 hour “quarantine” before it will be available to play again.

Reservations

Since we will have a limited capacity, there may be times where we cannot accept any more people into our store. If you are worried about this happening, don’t worry! Just call us at 619-499-5111 to reserve a table, and we will make sure there’s space for you!

Board Game Bingo

We will also be extending our Board Game Bingo deadline to December 31, 2020, so that everyone will have plenty of time to play the games on their card. You can even make a reservation for a specific game, so you can knock out all the games you need to complete your bingo card.

Game Library Fees

Daily – $5.00 Adults.  $3.00 Youth (ages 3-17)
includes all day access to library of over 700 board games and wet pallette paint station

Monthly Member – $25.00 Adults.  $12.00 Youth

Annual Member – $120.00 Adults.  $60.00 Youth

Member benefits include free daily entrance for member and guest, 20% off retail and snack bar, 50% off game rentals, invitations to member-only events