www.Meeplemart.com is a Canadian retailer that has been known for it's great pricing and awesome gaming space and terrain tables. Offering boardgames at awesome prices and hard to find (in Canada) miniatures, terrain, and wargames at exceptionally good prices.
He is open to pickup options for those living in the Toronto area, or attending TABScons...(Toronto Area Boardgaming Society meetups)
full disclosure: I know the owner since we have belonged to the same local game group since before he bought meeplemart.. and I now buy from him regularly.
HAIRY T WEST (formerly: THE COMIC STOP ) 2949 Dundas St W (between Keele/Runny Mede) Toronto, ON 416-762-1303 http://www.hairyt.com/
This west-end sister store to Toronto's downtown Hairy Tarantula is starting to get more heavily into gaming.
(I chose Necromunda as the picture because they had a used copy in stock the last time I was in, and because they have more GW then other stuff right now, although there is now a few shelves of German Board Game stuff starting to take over!)
Not only do they have miniatures and Magic, but now they also have a large wall of board games as well. Dueling Grounds always participate in the gaming community by hosting release events and tournaments for products from Wizkids, Wizards (magic and D&D), Privateer Press (war machine and monsterpocalypse) and have hosted board game nights in the pasy for local game groups like the Toronto Area Boardgaming Society (TABS)
Specializes in miniatures. The store is small, but fortunately so are miniatures so there is alot to be found! This is also the place to go for resin dungeon terrain and the like. Not sure of exactly what metals lines they carry, but they also have warhammer and clix figures.
Game Trek Inc. Royal York Hotel 100 Front Street West Toronto, ON M5J 1E3 Phone: (416)597-0149 Fax: (416)597-1411
PROS: Carries almost every kind of game from party games to grognard war games. German boardgames and wargames are always in stock and most medium press companies are visible. If they don't have it they will try to order it for you.
CONS: pricey. No online presence worth speaking of.
My very own FLGS. Easily the best brick and mortar shop in London. Started out (as far back as my memory goes anyway) as a comic shop that sold a decent variety of RPGs as well. Over the last couple of years though they have begun to stock all manner of Euros and newer North American Games there.
PROS: Very helpful, very personable staff, great variey of stock from a whole bunch of publishers (Days of Wonder, Fantasy Flight, Hans Im Gluck, Rio Grande, Kosmos, Uberplay, Twilight Creations, SJG, and the like). Great customer service; Gord and Carol will custom order just about anything they can get their hands on with a respectable turnaround of but a week or two (I think the longest I've ever waited was four weeks for a French language item). Their prices are comparable to Jogo and they have a great (for geeks) "10th Game Free" card (Just cashed mine in for Pirate's Cove!!).
CONS: Web presence is limited to a few items on offer at E-bay.
After living in Kingston for four years, a game shop finally opened. Minotaur is still expanding its selection as it tries to find its market. Prices are reasonable, especially considering that they are the only game shop in town. They also carry a selection of non-game geeky stuff, like origami supplies and lego sets. The furniture (which is quite cool) is also available if you want it.
Minotaur has a games night once a week on Wednesday nights 6:30-9:30.
About: I work at this store and am proud to introduce it to you guys and gals who love games so much. Originally we opened as a action figure and collectible shop, but have in the last couple of years grown our board game sector quite rapidly. We specialize in tracking down hard to find items.
Pros: We have over 600 games in stock and can attempt to order anything you may not find in our stock. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Full listing of our board games on our website. Email us any inquiries you might have about our stock or anything and we will respond promptly.
Cons: Not the best prices, but not the worst either. The online stock listing is currently somewhat unorganized, with all items in a large "All Board Games" category and several other categories with links to niche games (eg. Train games, Horror Games, War Games, Party Games, but you can find your desired game with the search function or by manufacturer.
I just discovered this place, closeby in Barrhaven. There's also a Montreal location. They have a reasonably good selection of board games, the kind of stuff you would only otherwise find downtown at Fandom II. But the prices are quite low (Twilight Imperium, which is 99$ at most locales, was only 84$ here). Shipping isn't cheap, so it's worthwhile to visit the store. The staff were nice to talk to, and they ordered whatever they didn't have in stock.