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Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  AndyM on Tue 27 Oct 2015, 23:50

Looks like a well needed refurb is on its way and we can help by the looks

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patriotgames/patriot-games-future-hobby-gaming?ref=hero_thanks
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  SamVS on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 00:58




Introducing the Titan, a plastic chair!!!

This is pretty funny, right?

I don't want that shopping bag, or a preview of the new till, and I sure as hell don't want that T-Shirt near me or within my eyesight. But I do want more gaming spaces and it is cool that these guys are expanding and have a solid, functional vision. They have my non-monetary support.
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  Aneurin on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 08:08

I'm in...
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  karl_b on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 08:09

It's great that they're moving to shiny new, city centre premises.

I'm sure they'll have thought this through but it doesn't seem like they're altering their model much. It'd be great to see them become Sheffield's first board game cafe. Basically, what we have at the Uni Arms but with the added draw of games for sale.

I'm interested to see the new store, not least because it's so close to my office. I'll be broke in a month.
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Post  paulyg on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 09:16

karl_b wrote:It's great that they're moving to shiny new, city centre premises.

I'm sure they'll have thought this through but it doesn't seem like they're altering their model much. It'd be great to see them become Sheffield's first board game cafe. Basically, what we have at the Uni Arms but with the added draw of games for sale.

I'm interested to see the new store, not least because it's so close to my office. I'll be broke in a month.
It does say that they're accepting feedback on what people would like to see... so we could always send them some thoughts. I guess a board game cafe is quite different to their current model - perhaps they are worried that it would put off some of their younger customers? Anyway, there's not too much I was excited about (so far - they are creating some new pledge levels) but I've kicked in for a tote bag at least. I'll see you all on Nov 29th for a demonstration of the new till system!

Karl - you've figured out where it's going to be then? I've not been able to work that out so far.
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  AndyM on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 09:36

I was looking for that, just basic refreshments would be good, coffees, teas, soft drinks, snacks etc. Seems as though it's not been mentioned, perhaps even could be a space we move to, with TVs we can put rules videos on for some of the more complex games.

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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  PaulC on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 10:38

Aneurin wrote:I'm in...
Yup. I've thrown a couple of quid in their direction.
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Post  Lizzy on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 11:15

Yeah I was confused at first why they weren't going for more of a cafe, but that's actually a very different model from what they do now. You can't really have a couple having a quiet cup of coffee and a game of Jaipur with 50 guys having a magic tournament. Wouldn't mesh. They'd also have to invest in sofas and a library, which is a whole different thing.

Anyway, it could work for us in the future, worth checking out the new space. Even if they don't do food (and I'd be amazed if they didn't at least get a vending machine in) if we can take our own snacks/drinks it could still work.
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Post  AndyM on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 11:36

I agree Lizzie. I would prefer their current model and providing food and drinks rather than the other way round.

There was talk of a board game cafe in Sheffield, or certainly frequent it
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Post  Lizzy on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 11:43

I've heard a few vague mumblings about one, but nothing concrete.

There was that guy who came in with a survey, but not heard anything since.
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  PaulC on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 11:47

Lizzy wrote:I've heard a few vague mumblings about one, but nothing concrete.

There was that guy who came in with a survey, but not heard anything since.

Just waiting for the lottery win, then I'll do it. Patience!
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  paulyg on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 11:48

PaulC wrote:
Lizzy wrote:I've heard a few vague mumblings about one, but nothing concrete.

There was that guy who came in with a survey, but not heard anything since.

Just waiting for the lottery win, then I'll do it. Patience!
And all the games in the library will have gold foil boxes! ;-)
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Post  PaulC on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 12:13

Lizzy wrote: And all the games in the library will have gold foil boxes! ;-)

Definitely!
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  BeardyTom on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 13:10

PaulG wrote:you've figured out where it's going to be then? I've not been able to work that out so far.

I heard it's going to be Union Street. I'd guess it's what used to be the Property Shop, opposite Howden House, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  Aneurin on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 18:37

AndyM wrote:I agree Lizzie. I would prefer their current model and providing food and drinks rather than the other way round.

There was talk of a board game cafe in Sheffield, or certainly frequent it

I left a comment... As has one other I don't know... Maybe paul will listen and use some of the money to buy a coffee machine...
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  AndyM on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 18:41

Aneurin wrote:
AndyM wrote:I agree Lizzie. I would prefer their current model and providing food and drinks rather than the other way round.

There was talk of a board game cafe in Sheffield, or certainly frequent it

I left a comment... As has one other I don't know... Maybe paul will listen and use some of the money to buy a coffee machine...

That was me - my social media name is Drew - stops the students finding me!
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  Aneurin on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 19:00

Couldn't you just make your various things private Wink.

How much is a coffee machine anyway? Anyone here looking for a job here? Could offer their services to run the coffee shop aspect of the shop...
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Post  AndyM on Wed 28 Oct 2015, 19:06

Aneurin wrote:Couldn't you just make your various things private Wink.

How much is a coffee machine anyway? Anyone here looking for a job here? Could offer their services to run the coffee shop aspect of the shop...

I make certain things private, but some things, like kickstarter can't be made private!
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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  RD52169 on Thu 29 Oct 2015, 01:34

Beardy Tom is right, they're moving to union street

Apparently offers more space on 1 level

I think it's great as the current location isn't in the best area of town.
Jim always seems to appreciate any feedback so it can't hurt to mention your ideas to him.

A move is expensive (which is why I'm guessing the kickstarter thing has started) and new ideas also usually cost money to implement
So whether or not they are viable options is for Jim to figure out

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Re: Patriot games refurb kickstarter

Post  Aneurin on Sun 01 Nov 2015, 10:01

They make a fair point regarding turning it into a café - you need a proper kitchen which they just don't have space for...
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