Hotels can be found here.

Hostels can be found here.

Airbnb can be found here.

B&B Accommodation

The Riverhouse Cardiff can be found here.

Board Game Library

Our extensive Board Game library is available for use if you book a Board Game table. Please ask at the till if you would like to borrow a game.

There is a £10 deposit per game.

Venue Opening Times

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday: 11:00 - 10PM
Wednesday: 11:00 - 6PM
Thursday: 11:00 - 10PM
Friday: 11:00 - 10PM
Saturday: 10:00 - 8PM
Sunday: 10:00 - 6 PM

Cafe Opening Times

Tuesday / Thursday/ Friday
12pm - 2pm and
4.30pm - 8.30pm
11am - 4pm
11am - 2pm

The Venue

The South Wales Gaming Centre contains The Battlefields and The Arena within the venue.

The Battlefields: can provide up to 50 6'x4' tables. We can provide tables and terrain for space, fantasy, historical or sci-fi games supporting Star Wars: X-Wing, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer: 40,000, Infinity, Malifaux and many more games.

All of our tables have space between them available for drinks, books or bags. We invest heavily in maintaining the quality of our gaming tables and the terrain available for players to use. 

If you require a table in The Battlefields that is not 6'x4 or 4'x4' please tell us when you purchase your ticket or contact The South Wales Gaming Centre here at least two days before you arrive so that any necessary arrangements can be made in advance. If you don't request a non standard table in advance we may not be able to arrange it at short notice.

The Arena: can provide up to 70 6' tables for Board Games, Card Games and Role-Playing Games.


Tickets are available for casual wargaming, role-playing/board games and organised play as well as specific events via our Events page here on a first come first served basis and must be purchased before arrival at the venue.

The only exception to this is entry for casual card gaming. These tickets can be purchased on arrival at the venue subject to availability and only if the space is not required for Organised Play.

Casual card play tickets cost £4 and, subject to availability, you will receive a booster for the relevant card game being played.

Tickets for casual wargaming, role-playing/board games and organised play are available one week in advance on the website. For casual wargaming until 4pm on the day and for organised play and role-playing/board games until 6pm on the day.

The Facilities

  • Full disabled access
  • Free parking 
  • Toilet facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • On-site Catering
  • PA System for announcements
  • The ability to live stream, with commentary, any games we host
  • Dedicated TO PC running appropriate Event Software with Internet Access
  • Screens to display event information, pairings and/or timers
  • Hot drinks and snacks via vending machines

Our kitchen facilities are run by a professional chef and provide a fully functioning kitchen serving hot food and breakfast rolls with an extensive and varied menu. Our bar serves both alcoholic and soft drinks and offers draft beer, lager and cider from a local craft brewery, Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. We ask that you don’t bring your own food or drink into The South Wales Gaming Centre. 

The venue is close to two train stations and is easily accessible from the M4 motorway. We are less than an hour from both Bristol and Cardiff airport, both of which have good bus or car links to Cardiff and Bristol airport in particular providing excellent links to Europe and beyond as a hub for EasyJet. We have on-site parking available and there is parking available in the surrounding area if required.

We are located within walking distance of the centre of Cardiff with its excellent retail and entertainment facilities and with several hotels, from budget to more expensive, nearby.

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The Battlefields

Tabletop Wargames in a fun friendly environment.

Tickets must be purchased before entering the venue.

For games such as Star Wars: X-Wing, Bloodbowl, Guildball and any Games Workshop boxed game such as Kill Team, Underworlds or Warcry; players will be allocated a suitable table on arrival.

Please fill in the Game Being Played information, it will help ensure we have the correct table available for you on arrival.

One Day Membership £4.50 per person.

Quarterly Membership  £35 per person.

Annual Membership  £120 per person.

Note: Tickets are generally available one week in advance and are unavailable after 4pm on the day.

The Arena

Card, Board and Roleplaying Games in a fun friendly environment.

Tickets must be purchased before entering the venue.

Entry to The Arena for casual card, board or role playing games is free on WEDNESDAY.

Entry on any other day for Organised Play or for events is as per the stated ticket price.

Note: Tickets are generally available one week in advance and are unavailable after 6pm on the day.


Customers can rent a locker in The South Wales Gaming Centre.

Annual Locker Fee £30 per locker

Quarterly Locker Fee £17.50

Daily Locker Fee £10

(Fee includes £5 deposit, paid on return of the locker key. A locker will be cleared two weeks after the rental expiry date and the items will be disposed of after that date. The South Wales Gaming Centre are not liable for the contents of any locker that is cleared after the rental expiry date).

 Happy Gaming!