THE OWNERS of a new board game café in Worcester are looking to "bring board games to everyone".

Ben and Katherine Parker-Jones are the owners of The Dice Box on The Shambles, a new franchise coming to the city.

The business will officially open its doors for the first time on Saturday (June 17).

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Mrs Parker Jones said: "It is really special to be able to come back to Worcester to open The Dice Box.

"We are avid board gamers so we want to bring board games to everyone. There are so many board games out there.

"I think there is a misconception about modern board games that they are too complicated to understand. 

"We want to dispel that and show there is something here on offer for everyone. 

"We are super excited and we are more than ready to get going."

The Dice Box's flagship location is in Leamington Spa, which the couple love visiting.

Mr Parker-Jones said: "We have always been fans of the Leamington Spa location and felt there was something really special about it.

"A couple of years ago, it announced on Instagram it was looking to franchise and Katherine immediately messaged me.

"After a lot of conversations and planning we decided it really appealed to us and we wanted to do something together."

The cafe will serve a variety of food, including light bites, snacks and burgers, and drinks such as coffees, American-style thick milkshakes, cocktails and beers.

They will also be serving cakes from a Worcestershire supplier, Rach's Cakes.

The couple highlighted the importance of having a wide variety of games and food options to appeal to all their customers.

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Mrs Parker-Jones said: "It is a pretty extensive menu we will be serving, and although we have a lot of games already on our shelves, there are still over 200 games to arrive.

"It was very important to us to make sure we are catering for everyone as that was one of the reasons we fell in love with the business as customers.

"I have also always liked The Shambles. It is always a busy street with lovely businesses around.

"It felt like a good central location for us. We are already making friends with a lot of the local businesses around so we are really excited to be here."