The Lucky Dice Cafe: A Great Place for Games

Leo Shepherd, Contributor

The Lucky Dice Cafe is a great place to play a variety of games. The cafe specializes in tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) like Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), games like War Hammer 40k that need mini figurines, and strategic card games like Magic: The Gathering. The Lucky Dice Cafe heavily caters to what some may call ‘nerd culture’ with imagery and references to a plethora of series. Here are a few examples: a sandwich called the “Cheese 3-PO”, the “I am Groot!” salad, the “Winter is Coming” section of cold sandwiches, and last but not least, the “To boldly go” bathroom sign. These are just a few handpicked examples; there are tons.

The main room, Bubba gave permission for his image to be used
You can’t fight in here; this is the War Room.

When you enter the shopfront, you will immediately be greeted by a large silver dragon named Bubba. This is the main room, the room most casual TTRPG or strategic card game players will use. To the right will be the counter to get your food as well as an area with D&D memorabilia, sourcebooks, and modules for sale. To the left is a room that is used every Sunday at 3:00 pm for The Adventurer’s League, an organized, large-scale D&D group. Past that room is the “War Room”, a room dedicated to games that require miniatures and small, painted props for realistic battlefields.

Why play there? Well, for one, the food. The food there is great– paninis, hot dogs, nachos, salads, and pizzas galore. They also take no issue with boisterous laughter, DMs doing weird voices, or the frequent clattering of rolling dice. They also let you stay for as long as you like if you so wish (within store hours of course). I personally stay for five hours there every week. Friendly staff, they change out occasionally, but I have never had a bad interaction with them. They do pretty well about memorizing orders for regulars, and I have personally had in-depth discussions with the cashier about various subjects surrounding TTRPGs and Magic: The Gathering. 

Why should this matter to us? When 22 Bob Jones students were surveyed 45% said that they had played D&D, and 30% of those who had tried D&D also tried other systems. With such a high number of people who play or have played D&D, there must be more people who either want to start playing or who need a new location. What better place than here?

View through the store