Leicester Celebrates Its Geek Culture with a Myriad of Gaming Locations - The Rugby Observer

Leicester Celebrates Its Geek Culture with a Myriad of Gaming Locations

Rugby Editorial 9th Feb, 2024   0

Leicester is a well-known hotspot for gaming enthusiasts, boasting tons of offers and locations that celebrate the geek culture and bring the community together. From classic board games to high-tech PC gaming, these are some of the best locations for gamers and geek culture enthusiasts to visit.

Tabletop Gaming

If you’re a tabletop and board game enthusiast and would like to enjoy an afternoon or evening filled with games and like-minded people, head over to the ReRoll Café in Granby Street.

This board game café is Leicester’s hotspot for the community of board game enthusiasts.




Boasting over 400 games including classics, modern titles, and innovative creations, any visitor will find a suitable game to play with friends and the community.

The café also runs weekly events dedicated to certain game titles, ranging from Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering to Warhammer and Yu-Gi-Oh!.


Snacks and drinks round off the experience and make this café the perfect hangout for tabletop game fans.

Video Games and Esports

Are controller, mouse, and keyboard your weapons of choice?

Then visit the Belong Gaming Arena in Fosse Park.

The esports centre offers high-end gaming PCs and modern PlayStation and Xbox consoles for gamers to play together or solo.

From amateur gamers and groups of friends to professional esports teams and aspiring esports athletes, the Belong Gaming Arena is the place to be. It’s the home of the Leicester Raptors esports team, so players who have what it takes can join the team to take their skills to the next level.

Another gaming lounge awaits in Coalville.

The Elite Gaming Lounge is a large gaming centre equipped with modern consoles and high-tech computers to jump into adrenalin-filled games with friends.

Many popular multiplayer titles are on offer, making it a perfect location for a group event.

For those looking for an analogue experience, the lounge also offers a lot of tabletop games and events that bring the gaming community together.

Arcades and Classics

One of the best places to have a fun and relaxed night out filled with retro games is the Firebug Bar.

It’s a staple in Leicester’s nightlife scene and with their arcade room upstairs it’s now also a meeting spot for fans of the good old gaming machines from a bygone era.

The venue offers a vintage pinball machine and five classic arcade machines, with more games already on the way.

From Pac-Man to Donkey Kong and much more, nostalgia has found its spot in this popular Leicester bar.

More gaming machines can be found at the Grosvenor Casino Leicester.

The casino offers a large selection of modern slot machines that bring the classic games that have been a popular pastime for decades into today’s age.

Even in the digital age, slot games have not lost their appeal, as online casinos have emerged, bringing slots into the digital realm.

Many of the platforms with top ratings on CasinoReviews in the UK offer a wide variety of slot games that can be played at home and on the go, making the games more easily accessible.

To play while in Leicester, the Grosvenor Casino is the place to be.

Old-school gaming experiences await at the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester, which has dedicated itself to preserving the history of gaming.

Visitors can see and play on a variety of gaming consoles from the different eras of video games, from the Commodores and arcades to more modern consoles.

Game enthusiasts will take a trip down memory lane here and enjoy a burst of nostalgia remembering the simpler days of gaming.

Virtual Reality

If it’s something more high-tech you’re looking for, the ROAMDOME might just be the place.

This virtual reality centre boasts cutting-edge technology to immerse players in a life-sized virtual realm.

By combining virtual reality with real-life objects, smells, and scents, players can jump into various game worlds with all their senses and forget the real world around them.

ROAMDOME has created a trilogy of games with a dynamic storyline that can be explored with a group of friends.

From battling undead to solving puzzles and working together as a team to overcome various challenges, these VR games allow for realistic experiences in a new dimension.

Gamers and geek culture enthusiasts are being welcomed in Leicester with a wide array of locations that cater to the gaming community.

From epic tabletop game nights to immersive VR experiences and so much more, Leicester is a hotspot that celebrates games and the community.

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