It's game on for the return of Grangemouth's Geek Guys from May 17
Last year a video game emporium was ready to open up the ultimate “high tech youth club” for the youngsters of Grangemouth … then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and the pause button had to be pressed.
Geek Guys, the brainchild of DL and lifelong gamer Paul McFadden, gained a lot of praise – and a lot of young fans – in 2019 with its gaming nights at its former premises in Dundas Street, Grangemouth.
It became well used as a place where youngsters could go to enjoy the social aspects of gaming in a warm and safe environment over the cold and dark winter nights.
However, it was not a very big premises.
"We found another place just down the road from the British Legion in Dundas Street,” said Paul. “It was perfect and much bigger – in March last year we moved everything over and set up enough consoles and gaming areas for over 20 people to enjoy.
"Then we had COVID-19 and we just had to close everything down. Now we are opening things up – although numbers will be restricted – on Monday, May 17. It’s been a long road back.”
The new layout is certainly impressive and much more spacious than the last premise – which allow for social distancing in the current COVID-19 situation.
There are 14 monitors, 25 consoles – including the latest next gen tech like Xbox Series and PS5 – four old style arcade cabinets, six table top games, and a free to use DJ jukebox.
It’s like the best – and biggest – all-action gamer’s bedroom.