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

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

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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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.

Online Store

See what we have in stock online 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.  We offer curbside pick-up too.

Members have been emailed a code to receive their 20% discount, be sure to enter it when checking out.


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 significantly reduced the number of tables in the play area 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. We ask that you do not enter the store if you have any symptoms of illness, or have any reason to believe you may be infected/contagious.

Rental Games

We are also offer our Board Games to rent! 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.


Since we will have a limited capacity, there may be times where we cannot accept any more people into our store. We recommend calling us ahead of time at 619-499-5111 to reserve a table. There are no extra fees to reserve a table.

Game Library Fees

Daily – $5.00 Adults.  $3.00 Youth (ages 3-17)
includes all day access to library of over 800 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