Lagos, the land of the wild and free, rufus and bee the center of excitement, games, and fun. These are the promises the management of the only arcade gaming center in the heartbeat of Lagos hopes to fulfill to her customers. And if there is anything more Lagosians like more than this, it is excitement, games, and fun x2.
I’m just going to get into the nitty-gritty and everything you need to know about the famous rufus and bee centre. Location, ticket prices, games (at least the ones I can remember), and food.
PS: If you want to enjoy your time at rufus and bee, go with a friend or group of friends. The time at rufus and bee is best enjoyed with loved ones.
Rufus and bee is located on the second floor within TwinWaters. TwinWater is off Remi Olowude St, Eti-Osa, Lekki. I don’t exactly live on the Island so I can’t help with the closest landmark to the location.
I traveled down there with the help of Google Maps and considering the way the Lekki-Epe expressway is built, you want to be very careful and attentive to the map so you don’t miss your turn.
The turn into the environment is not far from House on the Rock Church, I guess that’s about how detailed I can be. But if you are conversant with Google Maps, locating TwinWaters shouldn’t be.
Ticket prices at rufus and bee vary from N6,500 to N35,000 which they describe as the ‘best buy’. The decision on how much you should expand on ticket prices will depend on how many of the games you would love to play.
N6,500 affords you a total of 55 chips which is what you will be charged as you play each game. Game charges range between 1 chip and 10 chips. There are some with 2 chips, 3 chips, 3.5 chips, 5 chips, 7.5 chips and all just depends on your game of choice.
These chips are credited a rechargeable buzz card that you have to purchase for N1000 at the entrance. You can just purchase one card and load it with as many chips as you would love for yourself and your friends or you all could each get separate cards, either way, works fine.
Games & Prizes
Rufus and bee offer a variety of games, from basketball shots or hoops as they love to call it to snooker, car racing, bike racing, adventure games, bag punching, star wars, walking dead themed games, dancing, and quite a lot more. In fact, many that I didn’t catch their names and others that I can remember.
The guarantee is that at rufus and bee, there is something that will certainly catch your fancy. If none of the above do, you certainly will want to check out the bowling alley or probably just sit and eat, which they have the perfect scenario set up for that.
Some of these games offer rewards for how well you played them in form of ‘tickets’. These tickets can either be collected to win a prize at the end of the day or you could use them to refill your buzz card for extra chips.
To qualify for a prize with the tickets, you have to accumulate a total of 750 pieces, which frankly I think is quite a lot. If you are gunning for that then you have to look out for the particular games that reward players with these tickets as not all the games are rewarding.
The bowling club as they call it like a special entity separated from the rest of the game’s options. Located in its own little area on the left side of the center, the bowling club gives of some sense of exclusivity.
Tickets to bowl are to be purchased within the club. Tickets for 10 rounds of games cost 6000 with new white socks for you to wear. You are not allowed to wear regular shoes onto the bowling pod, so bowling-friendly shoes are given to you to wear hence the need for the socks.
You can just bowl without the socks which will bring your ticket cost down to N5,500, but then for hygiene sake, the socks idea is actually encouraged.
The bowling club also has its own mini-bar and restaurant where can purchase anything to eat and drink. So you could just make the bowling club your thing and not bother about the rest of the center.
Did I mention that you are not allowed to bring in any food, beverages, or drinks? Yeah, I know right?
Sports & Bar
I didn’t exactly get to explore this part of the centre, so I really don’t have much to write about it. But yeah, rufus and bee actually have a sports & bar area.
The snooker is located close to this area for obvious reasons, and this is where you get to watch live football matches and other sports I want to assume.
This is also where the eatery/restaurant spot is located. I don’t know what they call theirs, but everything that has to do with eating and drinking can be found here.
TwinWaters has their own regular security but then rufus and bee also have their personal ones who are quite different from the TwinWater’s. And surprisingly, they are quite friendly, and helpful.
A friend of mine who I went with misplaced his wallet and while we were in a ruckus looking for it, the proactive security detail had already gotten a hold on the wallet and were looking for ways to contact us (contact the wallet owner).
It was actually cool, and they assured that as long as they find a missing item, they will do everything to get it back to its owner.
In conclusion, rufus and bee is a really nice getaway location. You are going to expend energy because you’re going to play games or you could just go there for relaxation. Either way, I won’t advise you to go alone, get there early so you have enough time to explore all the available options and do budget some substantial cash to spend.
All in all, it’s a really great suggestion for a date or a nice time out from me.
If you have been to rufus and bee, I would love to read all about your experiences and time there in the comment section below.