In 2019, we plan to launch an all inclusive gaming centre and cafe in the heart of Northampton town centre.
Having spent over 20 years in and around gaming, we've always had a passion for tabletop, card and board games, and a huge part of our passion is the community. In the MIDLANDS GAMING CENTRE (MGC) we look to provide a fully accessible inclusive space for all aspects of our incredible gaming communities.
With near 3,000 square foot of space, the MGC will have several separated areas, including a fully licensed bar and cafe, a gaming store, a dedicated open play arena, tournament rooms and a content creator studio.
The centre is fully disabled accessed, something we feel is massively important to be all inclusive in the gaming community. We also offer a free WIFI connection for all of our customers and have a private car park with 20 parking spaces for our guests.
As part of us providing you a place you want to spend your time, we are including a relaxed fully licensed cafe and bar where you can purchase competitively priced food and beverages to consume on site, a large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, high quality hot and cold beverages and excellent hot and cold cafe food catering for meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and those with dietary requirements.
In the cafe, you can also pull a board or card game out of our play library and sit down with your friends and spend a day rolling dice or slamming cards in a vibrant and comfortable environment.
We aim to provide a well stocked gaming store for all of your essentials and gaming purchases. Stocking table top games from Games Workshop, Privateer Press, Fantasy Flight, Wyrd, Corvus Belli, War Cradle, CMON, Steamforged and many more. Our shelves will bulge with great products at extremely competitive prices.
Not to mention our huge catalogue of card and board games from Fantasy Flight, Wizards of the Coast, Pokemon, Play Fusion and more, also encompassing a well stocked supply of your favourite role playing games to be played in the open play arena, cafe or studio!
OPEN PLAY ARENA
One thing very important to us as players are clean and comfortable spaces, in our fully air conditioned facility we have a dedicated open play arena, which will be permanently setup for up to twelve full size 6x4 gaming tables plus four 4x4 gaming tables. High quality gaming mats and scenery will be provided for each and every table, just bring along your gaming stuff and lets play!
We will also be able to configure these tables to accommodate different game sizes, including play mats for 3x3 tables, with a further space for sixteen dedicated card game players.
This allows us to provide space for all kinds of player and gaming system without compromising on space and comfort.
As part of the centre, we want to provide an exclusive experience to our tournament organisers (TO's) and players, with two tournament rooms that can house up to 24 table top or 36 card game player events, tournaments can take place in a dedicated space, allowing for all of those taking part to concentrate solely on becoming the best and winning the grand prizes on offer!
Midlands Gaming Centre will endeavour to host events in these spaces every week along with our partner TO's for all kinds of gaming systems, including premier level Warhammer 40,000 events, Magic : The Gathering, X-Wing and as much organised play events from distributors and publishers in our organised calendar.
We aim to provide some of the best prize support available via an independent gaming centre in the UK; having taken parts in organised play events for many game systems, we feel that we have our finger on the pulse and we can provide you with something special.
CONTENT CREATOR STUDIO
This exclusive space will allow you as a content creator all of the tools to get the best for your channel; either recorded gaming or live streaming, this facility will be fully operational to just come in and plug and play, saving you hours of setup time or having to purchase your own high quality equipment.
With 3 high quality cameras, sound proofing, ambient and lapel microphones, green screen, light boxes and a dedicated WIFI hub, the content creator studio is perfect for anybody who wants to offer the highest level of content to their subscriber base.
This space can be used for table top, board game, card game, online gaming or role playing game and will provide you and your followers an unparalleled experience.
Risks and challenges
Obviously there can be drawbacks to running this kind of endeavour, which is why we are reaching out to the community to help us bring the Midlands Gaming Centre to life.
As much as we have attempted to safeguard and future proof the project, the amount we are securing via this Kickstarter guarantees our doors to stay open for the period of our lease; we would require ongoing support from our incredible patrons both online and in person to help us continue the work we do at the MGC.
We have set a time frame for our doors to be open Mid/Late June, the premises is under offer and has been tentatively accepted on completion of this Kickstarter. Obviously with it being a physical premises a myriad of issues could arise, but it has been cleared of asbestos, electricity checked and rated and has recently had an all clear from a structural engineer and surveyor.
We have put September as an expected delivery as we do not want to let anyone down if the June launch is pushed back.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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