About Us

The Games People Play opened in Harvard Square in October 1974 and has been offering the best in specialty foreign and domestic board games, chess, and puzzles for 42 years. Among our “firsts” were Rubik’s Cube and The Settlers of Catan.

Why We're Special

We carry unique and hard to find items from around the world – games, puzzles, blocks, and executive toys. Please have a look!

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1100 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Holiday Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 12noon - 5pm