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About

THE PROPOSITION

Based on our highly successful Ludorati Cafe Bar in Nottingham, and due to constant customer request, we are looking to expand the Ludorati experience across the UK potentially up to 50 locations, by offering exclusive membership packages to help us set up the infrastructure required. In the first 12 months Ludorati Nottingham has signed up over 4,000 members, a number of whom, we know, have travelled from all parts of the UK and overseas.

THE LUDORATI EXPERIENCE

The Ludorati experience now offers a huge library selection of board games to play (750+), together with our unique 'Escape The Cube' scenarios alongside that of a traditional (planned) Escape Room experience. Also, many customers use 'The Cube' for selective private/birthday parties. We will be able to bring customers more retail game choice both in-store and online alongside exclusives by our own Ludorati Design Factory. 

On top of this is our innovative GamesLab/Matrix service to help gamers learn new games in a practical efficient way as well as specific themed events under our KnowHow programmes. We also have several other innovations planned. The Cafe Bar has received many 'fave' reviews which has prompted us to look at expanding our UK presence.

 

We should also not forget the Ludorati Biz services for organisations who wish to use Ludorati's uniqueness for corporate solutions and/or events, whether it's for outright fun or more focused team-building/well-being challenges; through to various team/individual assessment or learning situations.

Ludorati is also known for its professional coffee house and bar set-up, together with the quality food choice. The Cafe bar also has 'state of the art' air-conditioning and Italian designed furniture that heighten gamer comfort. Examples of everyday life at Ludorati Cafe can be seen via: https://www.facebook.com/ludoraticafe/

We already have backing but we require further support and we really need to see the level of demand from customers in the form of memberships, that offer all kinds of benefits and rewards, so we can bring the local Ludorati experience to you. We have an initial target of 12 - 18 opened franchises in the next 12 - 18 months with the funding goal. Another 25+ locations are also jostling for position. Exceeding our target will allow us to open more sooner.

TARGET LOCATIONS SHORTLIST

We have a list of targeted locations as follows (in alphabetical order) split into three tiers (immediate, stretch and listed):

IMMEDIATE

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Leeds
  • Leicester  
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield  
  • Southampton
  • Stoke-on-Trent

STRETCH

  • Bournemouth/Poole
  • Brighton
  • Coventry
  • Glasgow
  • Medway
  • Newcastle
  • Newport
  • Norwich
  • Reading
  • Sunderland  
  • Swansea
  • York

EXTENDED

  • Cambridge
  • Cheltenham/Gloucester
  • Crawley
  • Derby/Burton
  • Farnborough/Aldershot
  • Hull
  • Ipswich
  • Middlesbrough
  • Milton Keynes/Northampton
  • Oxford
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Preston
  • Southend
  • Wolverhampton

(Note: locations subject to change based on demand and information)

Openings will be driven by membership demand and store availability and will open as soon as it is possible to do so.  All memberships have transferability meaning that rewards are valid across any store visited. We hope you will join us in creating the Ludorati experience across the nation.

CURRENT GAMING TARIFFS

To note: Our current gaming tariffs are £1.99 per hour with a block 4 hour booking discounted to £6.50 per person. 'Escape The Cube' experiences start @ 5.99 per person with the planned 'Ludorati Escape Room' experience @ 24.99. We expect prices to remain standard but some may vary based on the location. All pricing includes VAT.

STORE PREFERENCE

We will keep backers regularly informed of the store demand stats throughout the campaign.

PLEASE NOTE THE MEMBERSHIPS ARE OPEN TO UK RESIDENTS ONLY.

Thank you from the Ludorati Crew (www.ludoraticafe.com)

STRETCH GOALS

Should we find our target exceeded here is the potential:

Funds raised exceed £100,000, then 18 stores targeted to be opened in first 18 months.

Funds raised exceed £150,000 then 24 stores targeted to be opened in first 24 months.

Funds raised exceed £200,000 then 30 stores targeted to be opened in first 30 months.

 

Risks and challenges

The national rollout of Ludorati UK is limited only if we are unable to find suitable candidates to run a local Ludorati franchise.

Prospective members should know that Ludorati's first Cafe Bar project in Nottingham took less than 6 months to open, from finding a suitable property. Though circumstance may always dictate we will look to replicate this timeline across the various targeted locations.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $32

    Ludorati membership card (KS edition)

    Exclusive Ludorati membership card available in sumptuous Ludorati 'Orange' or 'Green'

    Includes:
    • 20 hours non-chargeable table hire at any Café
    • 10% off retail games (excluding any sale offers)
    • 10% off all food & drink
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    BRONZE lifetime membership card

    Exclusive Ludorati Bronze standard membership card

    Includes:
    • 40 hours non-chargeable table hire at any Café
    • 10% off retail games (excluding any sale offers)
    • 10% off all food & drink
    • Ludorati special KS edition mug
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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    Bronze lifetime membership card

    Exclusive Ludorati BRONZE enhanced membership card

    Includes:
    • 75 hours non-chargeable table hire at any Café
    • 10% off retail games (excluding any sale offers)
    • 10% off all food & drink
    • Ludorati special KS edition mug
    • Ludorati special KS edition pen
    • VIP status - priority for reservations/seating
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    Pledge £250 or more About $322

    SILVER lifetime membership card

    Exclusive Ludorati Silver enhanced membership card

    Includes:
    • 160 hours non-chargeable table hire at any Café
    • 20% off retail games (excluding any sale offers)
    • 10% off all food & drink
    • Ludorati special KS edition mug
    • Ludorati special KS edition pen
    • Exclusive Ludorati T-shirt/Polo shirt with logo
    • One copy of signed 'New Earth' (Ergo Sum Games)
    • Invite to participate in selected new ‘Escape The Cube’ scenarios
    • VIP Priority to any Café Grand Openings
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    Pledge £500 or more About $644

    GOLD lifetime membership card

    Exclusive Ludorati GOLD enhanced membership card

    Includes:
    • 300 hours non-chargeable table hire at any Café
    • 20% off retail games (excluding any sale offers)
    • 10% off all food & drink
    • Ludorati special KS edition mug
    • Ludorati special KS edition pen
    • Exclusive Ludorati T-shirt/Polo shirt with logo
    • One copy of signed 'New Earth' (Ergo Sum Games)
    • Invite to participate in selected new ‘Escape The Cube’ scenarios
    • VIP Priority to any Café Grand Openings
    • Receive one copy each of 3 new games from Ludorati Design Factory
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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,289

    GOLD lifetime membership card

    Exclusive Ludorati GOLD enhanced membership card

    Includes:
    • Lifetime hours non-chargeable table hire at any Café
    • 20% off retail games (excluding any sale offers)
    • 10% off all food & drink
    • Ludorati special KS edition mug
    • Ludorati special KS edition pen
    • Exclusive Ludorati T-shirt/Polo shirt with logo
    • One copy of signed 'New Earth' (Ergo Sum Games)
    • Invite to participate in selected new ‘Escape The Cube’ scenarios
    • VIP Priority to any Café Grand Openings
    • Receive one copy each of 3 new games from Ludorati Design Factory
    • Name sponsoring in nominated Escape The Cube scenario as chosen
    • Exclusive VIP invite to Ludorati events (as specified)
    • VIP status - priority for reservations/seating
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Funding period

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