Dice and Donuts is set to open in October after securing premises at 6 Butler Street in Preston.
The board game café secured funding as part of BID Preston’s Guild Merchant competition.
Mark Whittle, of Preston BID, said: ““We congratulate Millie on securing Guild Merchant funding and support and we, together with our team of mentors, are very much looking forward to working with her to realise her ambitions of opening a gaming café in the heart of the city centre.”
Board game cafés are particularly popular in China where they outnumber the branches of Starbucks. However, the first one came to London in 2014 and their popularity and demand has grown.
Dice & Donuts is aiming to open in October with a library of over 300 board games and locally-sourced food and drink. There will also be craft beers and cider on tap.
Millie Lavelle, the brains behind the idea, said: “It’s quite cliche to say it, but Board Games have gone through something of a renaissance recently.
“While you can still have fun with classics like Cluedo, or Kerplunk, this new generation of board games is full of innovation and surprises, and shouldn’t have to wait for the traditional festive play through to be taken out their box.”
Dice & Donuts has been funded through a Kickstarter campaign. They will be opening regardless but to make the café everything it has the potential to be they’re still open to crowdfunding. You can contribute here.