A BOARD games cafe has reopened in a new unit in Oxford following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Thirsty Meeples has moved to a bigger unit at Gloucester Green which helps staff to ensure social distancing safety measures are adhered to.

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Staff say customers have welcomed the switch to the former Fopp music store.

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Planning for the move to the larger unit a short distance from the old shop started before the coronavirus crisis struck.

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Thirsty Meeples was the first board game cafe in England when it opened in 2013.

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It followed the Games Hub in Edinburgh which opened in 2012 and there are now a series of board game cafes across the UK.

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A store spokesman said: “There’s space here for social distancing.”