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Multi-Participatory Game Cafes

Riddle Room Encapsulates Video Games, Board Games, and Escape Rooms

— May 29, 2018 — Lifestyle
Toronto's Riddle Room is a one-stop location that blends together fun gaming options with snacks and drinks. The game cafe offers up a plethora of board games to choose from, video games, and a series of escape rooms. The real-life escape rooms are an intellectual and physical challenge for groups of people to embark on within a set time limit. Riddle Room has four rooms to choose from and they are 'Bunker,' 'Castle,' 'Missing Anatomy,' and 'Luci's Room.'

The game cafe has a no cover rule for those looking to play the video games and board games, as they are all readily available with a purchase of a drink or snack. There are also options to gift a room to game-loving friends as a social activity.
Trend Themes
1. Multi-participatory Game Cafes - Opportunity for game cafes to offer a variety of gaming options, including board games, video games, and escape rooms, to attract a diverse customer base.
2. Integration of Real-life Escape Rooms - Escape rooms provide an intellectual and physical challenge, presenting an opportunity for businesses to incorporate them as immersive and team-building experiences.
3. No Cover Rule for Gaming - Implementing a no cover rule for video games and board games in cafes can attract customers and create additional revenue streams through food and drink purchases.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Cafes - Gaming cafes can embrace the trend of offering a range of gaming options, such as board games, video games, and escape rooms, to provide a unique and all-encompassing experience for customers.
2. Escape Room Industry - The escape room industry can explore partnerships with game cafes to showcase their immersive and challenging experiences, attracting new audiences and increasing business opportunities.
3. Food and Beverage - Food and beverage businesses can collaborate with game cafes, offering snacks and drinks to customers engaging in gaming activities, thereby tapping into a new target audience and increasing sales.
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