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Bard & Baker

The Capital District's first board game café with over 500 titles from classics to contemporary gems.

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The first board game café in the Capital District, Bard & Baker features over 500 titles, ranging from classics such as CLUE, Stratego & Scrabble to contemporary games like Catan, Ticket to Ride & Ascension.

Unplug and Play

Enjoy Bard & Baker’s collection of games for $5 per person and play all day! Bard & Baker’s menu offers items such as gourmet popcorn, snack bowls, pizza bagels, grilled sandwiches and seasonal pastries. The drink menu offers hot and iced teas, local coffee and cocktails. A self-serve cooler carries local beer and cider, kombucha and nostalgic sodas.

Bard & Baker encourages the community to unplug and play among their ever-evolving inventory of board games.



“This place has become one of my favorite places in the Capital Region. The game selection is amazing and I could eat their pizza bagels probably every day.”

—Stef P., Yelp

Hours of Operation

Monday – closed for private events and pop ups

Tuesday – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Wednesday – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Thursday – 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Friday – 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M.

Saturday – 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M.

Sunday – 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. + Nerdy Trivia – 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Take Amtrak to Bard & Baker

Unplug and play at Bard & Baker via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany-Rensselaer – Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call theAlbany-Rensselaer office today at 518-427-3893.