House Rules Cafe was founded by Kathleen Miller, a board game enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the food and wine industries. It is located at 757 Columbia St in Hudson, NY, only a block away from some of the best shopping, eating, and cultural experiences in Columbia County. Her minion husband, Joel Holtzman, is the brain behind the membership database (20 years of web development experience) and the Kickstarter video (a course of study at AFI for screenwriting and cinema), as well as providing comic relief.

We welcome everyone to come in and play our curated selection of board games, while enjoying sandwiches, snacks, New England-style frappes and milkshakes, and delicious coffee from Thrive Farmers. Our tea is all looseleaf, from Nepal Tea, LLC.

Hudson is only 45 minutes from Albany, an hour from Poughkeepsie, and is a major stop on the Amtrak Hudson River line, two hours north of New York City. A convenient and lovely place to visit, we recommend the following hotels and B&Bs (in no particular order):

We are also all about getting out into some of the amazing nature surrounding Hudson. Some of our favorite places are:

To see the list of our boardgames, go to the Our Games section of our website.