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Kyle Bolin
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I'm going to be in San Diego today and would like to grab a new board game with my friend and my wife. Does anyone have a recommendation on a good board game shop in the San Diego area?

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Tim Earl
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Game Empire on Clairemont Mesa off 805 is really good. I used to play Hero Clix there back in the day.

That's the only one I know of. There was one in Old Town, but I'm told it closed.
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Omar Yunus
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There is also At Ease Games on miramar Rd. All the games will be priced at MSRP. I have also been to Game Empire and it seems they tend to price their games $5 more than msrp for a few of their games.
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JOE LIBRANDI
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Pair a Dice 2020 Hacienda Dr in Vista (near Oceanside.)
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Matt Wenzel
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omaryunus wrote:
There is also At Ease Games on miramar Rd. All the games will be priced at MSRP. I have also been to Game Empire and it seems they tend to price their games $5 more than msrp for a few of their games.

Just after Christmas I checked out Game Empire and quickly left. Every game I looked at was marked above retail. I will never give money to a place that charges above MSRP.

Next time I'm in the area I'll check out At Ease Games.
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Game Empire is centrally located and has other stores around if you wish to grab a bite. It is also biggger and is more likely to have open tables if you plan to play at the store. vilinous layer doesnt offer much different but, i believe they are more ccg centric. VL is in a hipster coffee house district, which can also be fun to explore if you are into that. Good luck.
 
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David
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I also recommend Pair A Dice Games in Vista. It is in North San Diego County, so maybe a little bit of a drive, but it is clean, well-stocked and has pleasant, helpful employees. Game Empire has the epitome of the rude, unhelpful employees that take the "friendly" out of FLGS - at least when I've been there. I would avoid that store at all costs ... I've never been to Villainous Lair, so I can't comment.
 
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You may also want to check the San Diego guild for advice:

http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/1449
 
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Forrest Evans
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Game Towne was closed when I visited it in Mid-June. They had just finished a 50% off sale (based on the sigh) and everything inside looked like they were packing up to be done.

I visited Pair-of-Dice games for the first time last Saturday and they have one of the best board game collections I've come across. As a benefit the store is very clean, very organized, and the staff is very nice. The only hard part is the parking. Park in the back, not out near In-n-Out. You might get trapped in your spot for a while with all the people in the drive-thru.
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