Fire and Dice Game Center plans to open in Marshall | Business

Fire and Dice Gaming, a new gaming center offering a wide range of video games, board games and even virtual reality, is making its way to Marshall this year with plans to open its doors this summer.

Owner Kenny Bain said the idea for the new business came to him while he was trying to make plans for his 5-year-old granddaughter’s birthday party.

“We were hoping to throw her party at Marshall, but there was nowhere a good back room for a party that was also something the kids would have fun doing,” Bain said.

This, Bain said, was his inspiration for the idea of ​​a new game center for the Marshall area, offering a relaxing family atmosphere as well as a wide range of analog and digital gaming options for the whole family. .

The new business will be located at 1609 Sedberry St. in Marshall, with Bain saying the business hopes to open before the end of the summer and hold a grand grand opening in June.

“It’s very exciting, there’s nothing like it right now, and I feel like it’s going to be a draw for Marshall, with people coming from all over to try it out,” said Bath.

He said some of the digital games planned for the new venture will include 20 high-end PCs for computer games and multiple game consoles such as an Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and more.

Analog games will include pool tables, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, corn hole, tabletop bowling, darts, board games, card games and more. Additionally, Bain said the company plans to open a space in its back rooms where community members interested in playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: the Gathering will have a hangout.

Additionally, a Virtual Reality Escape Room will be available at the new location, where six people can use VR headsets at a time to navigate a fully virtual escape room puzzle within the time limit. High-tech ax throwing lanes, with age-appropriate requirements, will also be one of the many experiences available at the new play center.

“It’s going to be a very relaxed atmosphere, we’ll have comfy couches and chairs where people can come in and relax, meet people and play whatever they want,” Bain said.

Fire and Dice will also have a full concession service, which will sell soft drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, grilled cheese and turkey clubs, as well as other easy food items for community members to enjoy while playing.

When the business opens, Bain said community members will have two ways to pay to enter, either paying a small entrance fee each time they arrive or purchasing a membership if they plan to come more often.

Bain said the entry fee will either cover one hour of play time on the PC/console games or $5 in free concessions for those wishing to play the analog games. The VR escape room and ax throwing lanes will require additional fees and must be booked in advance.