Welcome to StarBase Leicester’s Geek Network

StarBase Leicester has members from all over the city and we have a lot of friends and supporters, so we know a lot of the geeky places in and about town. Check this page for ideas where to shop, chill and explore…
Email info@starbaseleicester.co.uk if you have any suggestions for this page and keep an eye out, the Geeknet can only get BIGGER!

Also look out for the Keyring symbol as it means there is a club discount available, or you can even click here for map mode.


StarBase Leicester keyring

186 Uppingham Road
0116 215 2079

Run by gamers with over 10 years retail experience these guys buy & sell new AND used collectables, games, movies and more and have a social space available all week with tables for 18 gamers! If there’s a gift you can’t find in the shop they can probably order it for you too.
Here’s the best bit, StarBase keyring holders get 10% off used items priced upto £35 each in the shop or multiple lower priced items when you spend a minimum of £5. Includes card games, action figures videogames and movies. PLAY. COLLECT. EXCHANGE

Bean Gaming – Board Game Cafe: Entertainment

22 Silver Street
0116 367 4263

That’s right! Leicester has boardgaming cafes! We’ve already held an event here after our winter feast 2018. They even have a pizza oven!

“A fabulous destination in the heart of Leicester, offering quality food and drink alongside a library of board games and role-playing games we host both D&D and World of Darkness in our dedicated RPG Tavern located upstairs!”

Escape Asylum and Spirits bar: Entertainment

StarBase Leicester keyring

Unit 11
14 St Martins Square

A very cool and very creepy looking escape room right in the middle of town!

They offer 20% discount for StarBase keyring holders if booked in store (online coming soon) and keep an eye out for a club event in the near future! (If you book a room you even get discounts elsewhere in town!)

They’ve also expanded to a second escape room and bar (Spirits Bar) which is very well decorated! take a peek at their website

Leicester RolePlaying Guild: Group

Secular Hall
75 Humberstone Gate

Leicester RolePlaying guild is exactly that! An entire group of tabletop roleplayers for newbies, experts and DM’s/GM’s. Everyone welcome, groups in need of table space too. All formats played, Dungeons and Dragons, Traveller, Maid, Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles… you name it! Free, donations welcome to cover cost of the hall.

Geekzone: Group

A Coventry geek group who’ve been to SBL events and we hope to join forces with for future events! “Bringing geeky girls and geeky guys together, to meet, have fun and make the world a little more geektasticly awesome!”

HackSpace Leicester: Group

Unit 2, Makers Yard
82-86 Rutland Street

Leicester Hackspace, a venue for makers of digital, electronic, mechanical and creative projects. Like other Hackspaces across the country, they hope to build a community of practical and creative people and provide a place to pursue their projects, share techniques and concepts and learn new skill with cool workshops.

Leicester All Scars: Group

Leicester All Scars is an established table top gaming club meeting at Tabletop Tyrants… a club for Warhammer fans new and vetran!

Leicester Vintage Toy Shop: Store

StarBase Leicester keyring

11 East Bond Street
0116 2622004

Wow! This is one of those treasure chest shops with old classic toys and memorabilia. You are bound to find something in here and if you spend £10 or more just show your key ring for a 10% discount.

Megazone: Entertainment

23 Gower Street

Wow if you’re bored this is a great place to check out, or why not tag along to one of the club lock ins? This is laser tag for those not sure aka paintball that doesn’t hurt.

Nintendo Leicester: Group

“This is the official Nintendo Leicester group (previously streetpass Leicester). We host StreetPass events in and around the Leicester area for a variety of titles. Come and join us and let’s play!”

Phoenix Square: Entertainment

StarBase Leicester keyring

Midland Street
0116 2422803

An independent cinema and event venue beyond imagination! Check out their site and schedule to see why. This is our home too and members get 10% off food and non alcoholic drink on club nights (3rd Friday). Thank you Phoenix!

Print Wizards: Store

443 Welford Road

Where does the SBL Member of the Year mug come from? Right here and they do all sorts of other printing too. Great for presents.

Section 31: Group

Mono Vita
1-3 Northampton Street

A board/card gaming group, and a great place to make friends and play a variety of board and card games. Set up by our very own first officer Chris, check out their site for details. This is one of the longest running geek groups in Leicester after us.

Speculators: Group

The Friends Meeting House
Queens Road

A group for writers of speculative fiction (Sci-fi, fantasy, horror and beyond…) in and around Leicester. We meet every Wednesday evening to write together, critique new writing (sometimes) and discuss the business of writing.

Tabletop Tyrants: Store

66B Bedford Street South
0116 2533954

An great store for Magic the Gathering and Warhammer/wargaming, board games and more!

The National Space Centre: Entertainment

Exploration Drive
0116 261 0261

That’s right! The National Space Centre is right here in Leicester. A great day out for those interested in science fact and even better when they host events themed on the likes of Star Wars, Dr Who and scifi in general. site for details.

Ninja Mitton (Skegness): Group

New Park Club
31 Scarbrough Ave
PE25 2TQ

Geeks groups are found far and wide and we happen to know a great games group up in Skegness. They meet really close to the centre to play Magic and board games and have some great competitions! Check them out on facebook

“The club is all about community and having fun”

“This group is for  people interested in becoming a member or people visiting Skegness who might want to come and play.”


Quest! – Board Game Cafe: Entertainment

45 Belvoir Street
0116 2542273

That’s right! leicester has boardgaming cafes! Quest has already opened it’s doors to geek groups including ourselves and Section31 and everyone loved the decor and game selection.

“Quest! is Leicester’s first board gaming cafe experience. Come and enjoy a variety of games and events, make friends and conquer enemies. Quest is best!”

Escapologic: Entertainment

2B St. Martins
0116 4161 166

An escape room in Leicester!

“Welcome to Escapologic, where you have to use logic and teamwork to solve our challenging puzzles, finding clues along the way. Do you think you have what it takes to escape our rooms? Contact us today or visit our website, to book. We look forward to seeing you!”

Forbidden Planet: Store

23 Silver Street
0116 2515266

A well known shop full of geeky items! You name it they probably have it. Perfect for gift and treat hunting.

Phoenix Writers: Group

Phoenix Square
Midland Street

A small, informal group of Leicestershire writers who meet to exchange ideas, feedback and support.

Spirit Games: Store

102 High Street
Burton on Trent
DE14 1LJ

An amazing shop with wall to wall board and card games, roleplay resources, dice and more! There’s also magic and yugioh cards at great prices. Check out their site for details, and remember club members get the 10% discount no matter how much you spend (except on magic and yugioh) just show your keyring or mention us on phone orders.