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Sente: Wichita’s One Stop Shop for Coffee, Refreshments & Board Games

Unfortunately, Sente is now closed.

“We are extremely sad to announce that we will be closing. This is not something we ever imagined, […] We will miss the board game community, as well as the Wichita community at large.”


Sente Games and Refreshments is a new coffee shop in downtown Wichita with a twist.

They have a cozy seating area and lots of tables that are perfect for playing one of the hundreds of board games available or relaxing with a cup of coffee and enjoying the free WiFi.  Sente also offers vegan baked goods from Nice Bites Bakery, including gluten free options.

There is a $3 per person fee to play games all day, which means you can leave and then come back later the same day if you want. Children 10 and under are free as long as they have at least one paying adult with them. Sente also offers a One Month Membership Card for purchase that allows you to enjoy 1 month of unlimited free game time.

Sente is named after a move in the game Go, which is an abstract strategy board game invented in China over 2,500 years ago.  It is located on the corner of Market and Douglas at 132 E. Douglas across from the ICT Urban Pop-Up Park.

Sente games and refreshment

If you are having trouble finding a place to park, the free Q-Line trolley conveniently stops right in front of Sente!

Although always inexpensive, there are some days at Sente when you’ll get even more for your money. Check these out:

Special Events and Ways to Save at Sente

  • Every Tuesday is buy one get one free game pass day!
  • Sente also currently offers FREE chess on Sundays. The chess players meet around 2 p.m. In addition, on most Sundays around 5 p.m., they also host free lessons of the game Go for anyone who wants to learn how to play.
  • Sente also has FREE game demo days. Demo days are events where people can come in and learn different games. Follow Sente on Facebook to see when their free game demo days are.
  • They also have several money saving incentives such as a Rewards Card.  For every 4 times you play, you get your 5th game FREE!
  • You can also donate games in good condition and for every game you donate, you will get two stamps per game on Sente’s game card. The 5th stamp means you get to play FREE for a day!
  • If you choose to bring your own board game to play instead of one of Sente’s, you can play for FREE.

Sente Coffee Shop Hours

Daily Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. to midnight

Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight

Sunday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

So gather your friends and go enjoy a tasty beverage, pastry, board game and good conversation at Sente: Games & Refreshments. For more information, visit their website, SenteICT!

Do you have a favorite board or table top game? Tell us in the comments!

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