Geek Retreat - fun events

Published on 24 June 2021

Event in Bedford Town Centre

The hottest new entertainment retailer, Geek Retreat, is set to open a new store at the Harpur Centre (date to be confirmed).

Founded in Glasgow in 2017, this ‘geek culture’ retailer sells everything from figures, board games, tabletop games and trading cards from some of the biggest brands in geekdom - there is a collection of free to play board games which you can enjoy over a geek-themed milkshake or a tasty burger. Geek Retreat is also an events hub, catering for kids and beginners with Learn to Play Sessions, from casual players to tournaments for more experienced players for games including Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Dungeons and Dragons and Yu-Gi-Oh!

So whether it’s comic book signings, games tournaments, quizzes, shoppers will be able to find something for themselves to enjoy in a safe environment. 

The Bedford store will be run by local gaming enthusiasts, and best friends, Jordan Stevenson and Dan Sexton. “We have been gaming together ever since we first met at school. Running a gaming store is our dream job and we cannot wait to start welcoming customers,” commented Jordan.

Together with store owners Rob Harden and Sharon Lockhart, Jordan and Dan are aiming to create a community hub where shoppers can mingle and share their interests, even if they don’t consider themselves geeks. 

“There are lots of people out there with strong interests in gaming and we want to provide an inclusive environment for them to pursue their passions. We will have regular events for lots of the most popular games with special offers and prizes, but we also want to have special nights for those with Autism and run things like mums and tots groups too,” added Jordan.

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