Dice Board Game Lounge, which has been open for three and a half years at its Portsmouth site, took over the lease of Ransacked, which was also a board game lounge, in November and officially opened to the public on Tuesday March 1.
Rikki Parsons, 33, one of Dice’s three owners, said: ‘We wanted somewhere within an hour of our original site and Worthing was one of the few places on our shortlist.
“We liked it because it seems the town has a good spirit to support independent businesses, changes are happening in the area, we liked the community spirit of the town and it’s a nice place with the waterfront .”
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Rikki said Dice offered something different for Worthing. He said: “We believe in creating something that is a real social activity, it’s not just about going somewhere to eat or drink or for games.
“We want to create a place where people can connect, whether it’s with new people or with existing friends and family.
“There is a real desire to meet face to face and experience real social interaction that we have been missing because of the pandemic but also to take a step back from the digital world we are in, you will hardly see anyone of their phone in any of our locations because they are engaged in the activity and having fun with the people they are sitting with.
Rikki said he considers Dice an alternative to going to the movies or bowling. He added: ‘It’s mixing an activity with a hospitality experience.
“We are fully licensed and very serious about food and drink, we have four draft beer lines, we have an extensive cocktail menu, lots of spirits and also for people who don’t drink we do very good mocktails and coffee all day. ”
Dice is open 12pm-10pm Tuesday-Friday, 11am-10pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday, and board games range from £3-£5 to play all day.
Rikki said customers have so far given a lot of positive feedback on the show and more and more people are booking for future visits. If you want to book the Dice Board Game Lounge, you can visit the website.