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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > Issue Seven – Dec/Jan '17 > LUDORATI


Nicholas J Higgins, managing director of the Nottingham board games café, discusses the growing popularity of mixing the tabletop with tea – and reveals the best dice and drink combinations

How and when did Ludorati come about?

Ludorati had been an idea for some time, since Snakes & Lattes opened in Toronto back in 2009. However, it started to become a serious proposition once I was able to create some free time from my main business and had set-up Ergo Sum Games to publish a number of games.

Ludorati took two years to develop as a business plan and put into operation.

Why did you decide to open a board games café?

A number of other cafes were opening in the UK, and so it seemed a good time to launch.

I’ve been a boardgamer for most of my life and always dreamed of having somewhere that people could play many games.

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