We have 12 tables available (for about 50 people) for dining and/or game-playing. Unless we’re hosting a reservation-only game, or you have reserved a table, tables are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

If you are not planning on ordering food or beverage, you may rent a table for $5 per person for 4 hours. No outside food or beverage is allowed.

We have several games that you may play, or you’re welcome to bring your own game.


Any night can be a general game night, but we emphasize certain games on the evenings below:


Thursday Miniature Paint Nights

Whether you’re already into miniature painting or want to learn, come to one of our Thursday nights. We’ll have paint kits for purchase and an instructor to lead the group. Or, if you just want to come and set up a game (or play one of ours), come on over. It’s $5/person for the night. We’ll be open from 5 – 9 pm. Food and beverages will be available. We recommend reserving your seat so we know how much food to prepare. And, if we fill up tables, we don’t want to have to turn you away.

Friday Night Magic

Friday nights are generally reserved for Magic the Gathering games. It’s $5 per seat to play between 5 pm and 10 pm. Check our EVENTS page to purchase a seat and/or to see if we’re doing general play or something specific.


Saturday Night Games

Saturday evenings are general game-playing, we do recommend that you pre-purchase a ticket for game-playing, as tables do fill up. The charge is $5 per player. Feel free to bring one of your own games or use one of ours.

We sell dinner, coffee beverages, and specialty drinks. No outside food or beverage will be allowed.

Our sister store, Another Universe (the basement floor at Capital Books), boasts one of the largest collections of Magic the Gathering cards in Sacramento. We have more than 100,000 cards sorted and conditioned for your purchase. We also have Magic experts on hand to help you find cards, make decks, and learn to play.

There and Back Cafe carries a small array of Magic cards, but the larger selection is over at Another Universe (around the corner and four shops down from us on K Street). You can also peek at their inventory online. If you have any questions about Magic cards, call Jacob, Katie, or Ross at Capital Books.