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Shop Spotlight

Mick Paget talks about the store’s move from Buntingford to Stevenage and why some people visit even if they don’t plan to play

LOST ARK GAMES

What makes your store stand out?

We have a separate retail area so that shoppers can get on with their shopping in peace, and most of our square footage is dedicated solely to playing, with specially-designed and -built tables optimised for card, board and tabletop wargaming. Keeping the two areas separate works really well. We have a gaming library available and charge just £3 to play all day. Funnily enough, a lot of our customers also pay this fee and come in to work on their laptops, chat, study, paint or play against each other with mobile gaming devices! They enjoy the space we provide, as well as the odd distraction with a chance for a quick game when the opportunity arises. We are massive music lovers here, too, so there is always music on in all the areas – it only goes off if it’s too distracting.

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