So there is a new joint in town, the X1 Gaming Lounge & Parties space.
I managed to pop by with a fellow Horsham Gamer last week and I was impressed, the atmosphere was welcoming and the owners were very much the same.
X1 boasts a niche market where gaming and collaborating come together, the whole setup is based on the modern console in a surrounding glow of gaming colours and atmosphere which entices all ranges of console gamers to the scene.
A few snippits from their website:
- Our Multi seating party room boasts 6 x 40″ screen TV’s with 4 Xbox Ones for multi player action on games such as Minecraft, Rocket League or FIFA 19 and of course 2 Nintendo Switches for 4 player Mario Kart 8 action
- Sit back and relax as we take your child and their friends on the Gaming experience they will never forget with 2 hours of non stop fun that they will be talking about for weeks!
You start by entering through Mangobean (the coffee shop) which already draws you too the coffee and pastries laid out (a perfect holding place for the adults when the young ones are up stairs playing) and carry on through the door, up the stairs, to the main reception:
Already you’re greeted by the ‘lounge’ effect which is most appealing to the current modern gamer, as well as it being comfortable it also allows social interaction with other players around you (something Horsham Gamers is fond of…).
X1 boast of a console setup including the Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch to allow a round robin and competitive mode of play in a party.
Some more finer details from their website will give you an indication of what can be accomplished here:
- Party Invitations are supplied free of charge for you to send out which can either be collected from us or sent out to you.
- Party bags are also supplied free of charge with Basic supplies inside ( these are designed for you to add sweets or party cake!)
- Party food can also be supplied at an extra cost – please inquire with us for menus and prices – or you are welcome to bring your own!
- All parties are a 2 hour time slot weekdays after school from 16:00 – 18:00
- Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 14:30, 15:00 – 17:00
Overall there is great potential here, Horsham has a budding gaming community which is starting to grow and outreach is beginning, days have changed from pin the tail on the donkey and is turning into the digital era!
Pop along and check it out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!