Kayjaiz Gaming Lounge Sneak Peak
Thanet Star got an advanced preview of Margate's new gaming venue, here is our verdict so far.
Recently we posted about the launch of a new leisure venue in Margate, and yesterday, we had a chance to look at how it is progressing prior to its official opening this Saturday.
As soon as we entered, we were greeted by an impressive sight. Twenty televisions, each with a comfortable "gaming chair", console and Turtle Beach surround sound headsets, and walls covered in beautiful artist renditions of games characters from various genres and decades.
Owners Roxanne "Boss Lady" Williams and Hefain Bygrave are both very evident geeks, admitting that getting the launch ready on time has been tasking, given the recent release of the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto title, which will of course be available to play for their customers. This fact bodes well for the potential of this project, knowing that something so “geeky” is run by geeks, as opposed to someone who simply wants to make money from them. Their passion for gaming is very prominent and they are genuinely lovely people; speaking with them about Kayjaiz was an absolute pleasure.
The main room is currently divided into an "Over 18s" area and a general, family-friendly area. Identification will be required to game in the restricted area. A separate room is currently being prepared so that the over 18s can have a space entirely unique and separate for them, but it will not be ready for opening day.
Prices will be on a per-hour basis, actual cost TBC, and there are plans to offer a loyalty scheme for regulars, though no confirmation of that as yet.
More information, photographs and video to follow in the coming weeks.
Thanet Star shall be in attendance at the official launch which is tomorrow, Saturday September 21st, from 10am onwards. We hope to see you there!