Thinking about opening a boardgame/ tabletop game cafe in 3-5 years.
I wonder if anyone has done that and has some pointer on what makes a good FLGS / boardgame café.
@mxfraud Good luck and great idea!! if you want to do some research, head to Toronto to see Snakes and Lattes. They've nailed it!
@novaobserver I definitelly heard of that name already, and I'm totally far away from Canada, so they must have.
Thanks for the pointer!
@mxfraud yes, if you get a business partner, don’t choose someone who’s a deadbeat (that may be less practical advise so much as venting on my part).
I found this useful https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXMtcILYHm3YJeCY3x5vMV0iljbCneIKa
@rabbitclaw oh wow, thats cool, thsnks for the link!
@mxfraud "Rule #1: If you spill ANYTHING on the merch, you bought it."
Seriously, though. That sounds like the old cyber cafes that used to exist. Could probably take some pages from their books. :)
@mxfraud Make sure you can make a consistent profit. If you can't pay the bills, everything else falls to the wayside. Embrace Friday Night Magic and the pre-release weekends - they keep many game stores afloat.
@DadFashion those are sound piece of advice, thanks!
@mxfraud Also, have you seen this?
It's a great boardgamegeek.com discussion about starting up a new game store.
@mxfraud 'just visited The Castle in MA, it was great. Things that help: good game selection (200+), color coding games by difficulty, food, drinks (coffee & full bar)
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