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Dice – Portsmouths First Board Game Cafe

In today’s post I want to take a look at a Kickstarter campaign that’s very important to the GamesQuest team.

Dice – Portsmouth’s first board game café.

 Dice Logo GamesQuest

Nigel, also known as Mr GamesQuest, has officially joined forces with a consortium of board gamers to launch a brand new gaming cafe. The venue will NOT be branded as GamesQuest but rather Dice and it sounds like it could be really fantastic for the board gaming community down in Portsmouth.

Nigel is already engaged with the community in the area thanks to his involvement with the Portsmouth On Board gaming group and is very excited about his new involvement with Dice.

I was going to do a write up of what Dice entails but after reading the Kickstarter page I think it’s best to quote some of the content and let you guys head on over to the campaign if it takes your interest. There’s 25 days left to support Dice as of the time of writing so there’s plenty of time to check out the campaign and see what pledge levels are available.

Dice, the Campaign… In Their Own Words

Board game cafés are opening all around the world – yet there is still nothing similar on the South Coast of England. We want to bring this fantastic concept to Portsmouth and provide people with an exciting and new environment to socialise!

Our vision

We want to create an experience that caters for everyone – whether you are completely new to board gaming or have been playing for years. You will be able to enjoy great food and drink whilst playing games from our vast in-store library.

What makes a board game café special?

Aside from doing all the good things a standard café offers, such as delicious coffee and snacks, we will have a library of hundreds of exciting board games to play.

We will have dedicated staff members on hand to recommend a game for you and then teach you how to play it. Alternatively just grab a seat, browse the shelves for a game and get cracking! We aim to cover all genres – from family classics such as monopoly and cluedo, to modern hits such as Dead of Winter, King of Tokyo and Sheriff of Nottingham. In fact we welcome any suggestions today from our backers and will be constantly adding new games to the library once we open.

For just £5 per person you will be able to play any amount of games for the entire day! We will not have game or time limits for our paying customers and members will only pay £3.50 per gaming session. We also want to cater for families, so children under 16 will only pay half priced cover charges and under 11’s go free with a paying adult.

We will also have a selection of your favourite games to buy and take home. Great for continuing the fun at home or introducing a friend to the hobby!

The Pledge Levels

Funding Levels

In Support of Dice… A GamesQuest Party!!!

With the launch of the Dice campaign, Nigel has decided to organise a special GamesQuest party at the venue once it opens. He and the team are running a competition that gives all of you GamesQuest fans a chance to win a place at the party.

There are a total of thirty places available, so that’s thirty lucky winners who will all be invited to attend the event, take part in free gaming all night, receive a free drink and enjoy some delicious snacks. There will also be a number of free prize draws for lots of gaming goodies and surprises on the night.

To enter the competition follow these two very simple steps:

  1. Visit the Dice Facebook page and “Like” it.
  2. Then head to the GamesQuest Facebook page to “Like” and Comment on the Competition post.

As usual, you can tag friends and family on the GamesQuest post for additional entries.

So, there you have it, an exciting new adventure for Nigel, a great new Kickstarter campaign and a competition for a great party invite.

If you live in Portsmouth and love the idea of being able to game in an exciting new dedicated venue, or you’re simply a fan of game cafés, then please head over to the campaign site and show your support. Hey, you could even back the project just to get some of the cool Add-ons! Who wouldn’t want a Dice pint glass?

Add Ons

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Nikki Bennett

Nikki is a social worker, and proud auntie, with a passion for board games. She strongly believes that games help provide quality time for families, teach young people new skills, and make relationships stronger! She loves to play games of all types, particularly those with a strong theme and a good story!