UNCG alum opens Winston-Salem’s first board game cafe
Ribbon Cutting Celebration is May 2 at 4 p.m.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — 3 Blind Dice, the first board game cafe in the Triad, is pleased to announce it is open for business at the West End Mill Works in Winston-Salem. A grand opening celebration will take place Wednesday, May 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1151 Canal Dr. Ste 103.
City officials will commemorate the celebration with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m., followed by board games, demos, giveaways, gourmet coffees and refreshments. 3 Blind Dice is in the heart of Winston-Salem – joining the Porch and Hoots as part of the vibrant and growing West End Mill Works. Founded by Connor Doten, a graduate of University of North Carolina Greensboro Bryan School of Business, it is a gathering place for people to relax, meet new friends, and become part of a community of people who love board gaming and a good cup of joe.
“The coffee at 3 Blind Dice is nothing short of exceptional,” said Connor Doten, owner of 3 Blind Dice. “We’ve been working with our small-batch local roaster to develop three unique offerings; a rich, dark roast called Ace of Spades, a decaf option named Dungeons and Decaf, and of course our signature house blend, Homebrew.” Homebrewing refers to the making of your own set of rules when playing a game. As someone willing to write his own rules, Doten felt this name was especially fitting.
The atmosphere at the store is fun, comfortable, colorful and happy, featuring up-cycled doors, windows, and game boards as the decor. Soft, comfy seating, free wifi and plenty of baked goods, snacks, and sandwiches make it a place you can linger for hours. Other perks include an incredible selection of board games and accessories for sale, a vast library of games you can play free of charge, or rent and take home, and free parking. Store hours are Monday through Saturday noon to 11 p.m. and Sundays noon to 8 p.m.
Doten is thrilled about the ribbon-cutting. “The store has quietly been here for a year. We were waiting until we established ourselves and had our food and beverages in place before our official ribbon-cutting. It is a milestone we are truly excited about and look forward to sharing it with the community.”
3 Blind Dice is Winston-Salem’s home for games and gatherings.