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Scott Larabee
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I will be in Prague, Czech Republic on business this week. Does anyone know of game stores in Prague that sell Eurogames, especially those not available in the US? Preferrably within a walk or short subway ride of the area near Sazka Arena.

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Scott Larabee
 
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Do a keyword search in the forums for "Prague" and you should find some other threads on the subject with some sound advice.

Have fun! It's an amazing city!!!

~Scott
 
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Bryan Johnson
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Hi Scott,
I was in Prague in October 2004. Sadly, I did not find any game shops that held anything of real interest to me. Most of the stuff I saw was readily available in the US. Maybe you'll have better luck. Have fun in Prague. It's a great city.

Bryan

 
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There is a big toy shop (I forget the name) but it is in the city centre. From outside it looks like it just sells teddy bears, but downstairs they have a fairly good selection of games, and seem to have a pretty good turnover of stock. At the north end of Wenceslas Square there is a wide street with Macdonalds, a few casinos, and the Museum of Communism (well worth a visit - behind Macdonalds and upstairs next to the casino). On this street you can see a bunch of blue signs on the lamp posts with a yellow teddy bear on them. Follow these to the shop.

Have fun in Prague, it really is a fantastic city.

PS Learn the Czech word for exit (Vystup, I think) as while most people speak English, signage everywhere is only in Czech.
 
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The blue and yellow game store is Sparky's. Toys on the ground floor, games in the basement. There will be almost nothing there you can't get easily from an online store. The exception will be Atlas Games products, the company that made Prophecy.
 
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I remember seeing one in the hallway between Vaclavski Nam and Lucerna Theater...if you enter on Vaclavski Nam, it was one of the first shops on the left.
 
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Additionally, there is a game store near the Kmotra, within 50 yards (leave the Kmotra, and it's either ahead on the right, or you shift right one street parallel and then it's ahead on the right).

The Kmotra is probably more worth visiting than any of the game stores.
 
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I visited a MegaMart (or something similar) that had some Ravensburger titles on the shelves including Tikal... Couldn't tell you how to get to it, though... I was being shuttled around by a native.

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Aleš Matas
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Sorry I miss this thread. Hope this will help someone ...

I'm not from Prag so I know only - I think - two shops. One I prefer is:
HRAŠ
Passage ROKOKO (in czech: Pasáž ROKOKO)
Václavské náměstí 38

(It's better to ask 'cause it is not very easy to find the shop.)

web: http://www.hras.cz/inshop/default_flash.asp
map: http://www.hras.cz/inshop/images/mapa3.jpg

I think they have more games in shop then on the web.

However. There is not big tradition of gaming in czech rep. (due to communism) and I think you cannot find much which is not aviable in western Europe or US.
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I was in Prague at the beginning of August and I agree with Ales, the best shop was Hras. It was pretty easy to find, being next to Marks and Spencer on Wenceslas Square (i.e. Václavské náměstí), about half-way down on the southwest side and, as mentioned above, is adjacent to the Lucerna Theatre. It had a pretty wide range of games (I bought Medina - the guy started writing down the BGG URL for me to look up the English rules)

The big bookshop Kanzelsberger, mentioned in the thread http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/99049, is also on the southwest side, near the W corner. Pretty good selection of major titles, though not as wide as Hras, and had a few that that one didn't, e.g. Kardinal & König.

The street that Sparky's is on is called Haviřská, to the north of Wenceslas Square. Seemed a bit more mainstream, but still carried Settlers, Carcassonne, recent SdJ winners, the Tisit range and various others.

Not far from Sparky's, in a road parallel to Wenceslas Square, is a shop called Billard Centrum (Panská ul.8, opposite the Mucha museum). Besides a variety of dusty-looking boardgames it carried the Gigamic line.

Next to Narodni Trida (metro station) is a Tesco, which had a few games - Settlers, Carc, Citadels etc. I wish UK branches of the store had even this selection!

The Komotra pizzeria wasn't easy to find, but was well worth the search. The address is V Jirchárích 12; it is quite near Narodni Trida but not visible from it. The games shop nearby is Ogri Doupe in the street Mikulandská. It seemed a typical Games Workshop stockist, right down to the long-haired gents painting minis around a big table (YKINMKBYKIOK), but had a wall of Euro games (including Medina and Union Pacific).

Game prices across the city weren't cheap, I'd compare them with the UK rather than Germany. However, I saw some titles that I haven't seen in my local stockists, at least for a long time. Considering the appalling tat available everywhere as souvenirs of the undeniably beautiful Praha, you could do worse than go home with a euro game.

(Apologies for the probably inconsistent use of accents above)
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