About Us

We have created an exceptional space

It started out as a board game cafe. You've turned it into so much more.

Turns & Tales mission can be summed up in one word: Introductions.

Our goal is to introduce people to games they’ve never played, people they’ve never met, books they haven’t read, and ideas they have yet to consider.

Community. Curation. Convening. That’s us. That’s you, too. All in the most inclusive, accessible space we could design.

We couldn’t have done this without you, or our wonderful backers

What can you do here?

You can chill. We’ve got great music, awesome food, gorgeous ‘gram ready drinks, and games… games for days.

You can work. We’ve got free wifi! Coffee. Create. Repeat.

You can host with us! We’ve got oodles of space. Staff meetings. Club meetings. Team building exercises. Birthdays. Weddings. Parties. Workshops. Seminars. Click here for ideas and contact information.

You can shop. Our bookstore has more than 5000 titles in stock, and if you can’t find it, we can order it. We do audiobooks too! Our cafe retail has all kinds of lovely things to take home. And yes, we do gift cards!

What special about us?

We’re Rainbow Registered, which is a certification from the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce promising you that we’re a safe and inclusive space. We’re fully accessible, with everything from ramps and powered doors to generously sized washrooms, playing card stands, and baby change tables. We serve fair trade and rainforest certified coffees. We source locally whenever we can, and we celebrate diversity on the daily.

Where can you find us?

You can find us at:

213 King Street West, Chatham, ON, N7M 1E6. That’s Stop #2002 in the CK Transit schedule and app.

Parking can be found in the riverside parking lot (Simcoe Lane) or in the lot on the corner of 4th and Wellington.

Bookstore: 519-351-2665 [519-351-BOOK]

Cafe: 519-354-2233 [519-354-CAFE]

We look forward to having you in.

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