Manhattan’s First And Only Board Game Cafe!

Featuring an immense library of over 400 games, The Uncommons brings a new concept to New York City. And there’s always something going on, with dozens of regular events. We’re one of the biggest venues for Magic: The Gathering in the area, and host everything from Netrunner tournaments to RPG nights and indie designer game showcases, along with casual gaming nights for folks to meet new friends. With free wi-fi, and a great location a block from Washington Square Park, we’re way more fun than any chain coffeehouse… and better for you than bar hopping.

Open from 9AM to midnight on weekdays and later on weekends, The Uncommons offers a full menu of food, drinks, and some of the best local espresso and coffee. $5+tax covers unlimited gaming, so you can sample as many games as you want to try. We even have a private “Board Room” available for rent- the perfect place for a birthday party. And we sell games too, with both classics and modern favorites available to take home.

Don’t take our word for it: reviewers have called us “one of the best times spent out”, raved about our “extremely friendly”, ”adorkable staff”  and the “best Mocha in the city” in a family-friendly shop that will “soon be your second home”. And check out our press coverage in DNAInfo, PureWow, Gothamist and NYU Local, WNYC / NPR, and our original Kickstarter page.

While you’re here, take a look at our menu and library, and definitely reach out if you have any requests or suggestions!


Upcoming Events


July 22nd – 7 pm – My Little Pony CCG – Draft
July 27th – 10 am – Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men Month One Tournament
July 27th – 4 pm – Star Trek: Attack Wing – The Arena
August 9th – 10 am – Magic: The Gathering – 2015 Core Set Game Day – Sealed Deck
August 10th – 10 am – Magic: The Gathering – 2015 Core Set Game Day – Standard Constructed
August 10th – 4 pm – Star Trek: Attack Wing – The Collective – Month One

Weekly Events

Monday – Magic: The Gathering – Conspiracy and M15 Booster Draft and My Little Pony CCG Organized Play
Tuesday – Learn to Play RPGs and Magic: The Gathering Standard Constructed
Wednesday – Open Gaming With The NYC Village Game Night Meetup
Thursday – Magic: The Gathering – Casual Standard Constructed and EDH/Commander
Friday – Friday Night Magic – Conspiracy and M15 Booster Draft

Monthly Events

First Saturday of every month – 10 am – Star Wars LCG Store Tournaments.
First Sunday of every month – 4 pm – Star Trek: Attack Wing – Storyline Play.
Second Monday of every month – 7 pm – Android: Netrunner – Store Tounament.
Fourth Sunday of every month – 10 am – Marvel Dice Masters Store Tournament.
Fourth Sunday of every month – 4 pm – Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game – Store Tournament.

Check out our calendar for more details and more events!