BUCKHANNON — There’s a new destination open in town for family fun. Jarod and Lacy Ramsey opened the doors at JesterLine last week. Located at 46 East Main Street in Buckhannon, JesterLine is a gaming technology center with something to entertain everyone.
JesterLine’s primary focus is eSports and they have 20 gaming PC’s, four PlayStation 4 and four Nintendo Switch consoles. They also have six HTC Vibe Pro VR (virtual reality) pods with couches for spectators.
Lumo interactive gaming is also offered in three stations, which responds to body movement without controllers. Lumo is a free service primarily geared towards entertaining younger children, but anyone can use it. Lacy Ramsey stated, “We wanted to make sure that while we have all this stuff available, that it’s as family friendly as possible. We wanted to include a free kiddy area so that if a family has kids of different ages, they can all come and enjoy JesterLine.”
Whether you are gaming or not, you can lounge on the comfortable couches to watch, grab a snack and just hang out. “We have something for every skill set and it’s not just for kids”, said Ramsey. JesterLine’s goal is to be a fun and safe place for people of all ages.
The large open floor plan can accommodate parties and private events. JesterLine also has gift certificates available. Gaming is a rapidly growing industry and Buckhannon is privileged to have this state-of-the-art facility, as it is the only one in the area.
There are plans in the works to hold local tournaments and the Ramsey’s also plan to offer some pop-up summer camps. JesterLine’s highly trained staff will be able to offer instruction on various educational topics, such as coding. They are also hopeful to partner with the college’s eSports team.
JesterLine is open Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight. They will hold a grand opening on April 1 and invite the public to stop by and see what all JesterLine has to offer. Visit them on Facebook at JesterLine GT for more information and upcoming events.