Goodtime Games

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
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Goodtime Games

Goodtime Games, 212 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LW – Visit Now

Burton Road is well known for being an oasis of brunches, wine bars and artisanal bottle shops. However, a new cafe has opened during this lockdown period, which suggests the area is evolving into something more exciting and niche. Goodtime Games opened its bright orange door to the world earlier this year and is paving the way as Manchester’s first board game cafe.

For those of us who are fed up with the 2 or 3 games in the cupboard at home, Goodtime’s shelves are piled high with an incredible amount of table, card and board games. Whether you’re setting up for a long campaign of Risk or Scythe or you’re into something more fast-paced and fun like Flying Goblins, owners Tom and Melissa are on hand with a wealth of knowledge to make recommendations.

As well as this treasure trove of table top fun, Goodtime serves an entirely vegetarian (and vegan) menu of treats. With inventively themed bubble waffles and very generous vegan nachos, they make the perfect accompaniment to a rainy afternoons entertainment.

Due to the current situation, it is advised that you book a table online before you visit. This is really easy to do through the Goodtime Games website. It’s also worth noting that the cafe is a very welcoming place for young and old gamers alike.


  • 212 Burton Road, West Didsbury
  • Manchester
  • M20 2LW
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: 11:00am – 9:30pm
  • Wed: 11:00am – 9:30pm
  • Thu: 11:00am – 9:30pm
  • Fri: 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sat: 10:30am – 10:30pm
  • Sun: 10:30am – 10:30pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

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