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Gustavo Orozco
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Hello Guys,

I am from Colombia and in one week I will be in Paris, my wife and me enjoy a lot of Eurogames and we want to buy one or two...anyone knows about a good store in Paris, Bruxells or Amsterdam?

Thank you!
 
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In Amsterdam the Gamekeeper is the specialist one, but also check the department stores Bijenkorf en V&D and Bart Smit
http://www.gamekeeper.nl/gamekeeper.html

This Geeklist rates a lot of Gamestores in the Netherlands.
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/15712

If you have time, hop on a train to Utrecht. It's where the best stores are.
 
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Gustavo Orozco
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Thank you for the information, we will be there.

 
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Jonathan Franklin
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Here are a few good threads on the topic:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/57258
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/115208

Having stopped at a few, Variantes and Descartes in the 7th seemed most complete.

Fireball looked like it had closed down/moved.

There is a very good Vietnamese restaurant next to StarPlayer.

Good luck.

 
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More:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302
 
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Sue Hemberger

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We liked Jeux Descartes (the Rue des Ecoles location), but it was the only gamestore we went to in Paris (maybe because they had everything we were looking for!)

I think that Au Coin Du Jeu (which has a good website -- I use them to send presents to French friends) is located in a close-in/Metro-accessible? suburb of Paris (Montreuil).


 
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Gustavo Orozco
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Thanks for the help to everybody

This is the result after our trip...we fond two stores in Bruxelles, one in Brugge and otherone in Amsterdam.

This is the info in case you are interested:

PARIS (This is a branch of the one we fond in Bruxelles!)
Le Bridgeur 28, rue de richelieu 75001 Paris
Tel 0142962550
At least in the store in Bruxelles they had a good stock of games (Diplomacy, Mission: Planete Rouge, Ticket to Ride Europe ...)

BRUXELLES
Le Bridgeur 61, rue de Bailli 1050 Bruxelles
Tel 003225374385

BRUXELLES
Serneels Avenue Louise 69 1050 Bruxelles
Tel 025383066
www.serneels.be

AMSTERDAM
The Gamekeeper
Hartenstraat 14 1016 CB Amsterdam
Tel 020-63381579
www.gamekeeper.nl
Very good store, good stock of games in English and of course in Dutch.

About the store in Brugge, well sorry I don't have the exact address, but I remember that one of the thousands of guides that are there said to the people that the street was known as "La rue du chocolat" (The chocolate street) maybe this helps, anyway the store was mainly a comics store, but it worth it the visit!

Bye,

Gus
 
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Tony Ackroyd
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Re: Looking for a good board games store in Brussels
Hi there

On my trip to Brussels last weekend I went to these shops.

Serneels is more of a toy shop than a game shop, though it does have a decent (proper!) game selection as well.

Le Bridgeur (spelling my memory!) is a dedicated game shop and is pretty good. This is quite near Serneels. Both aren't too far from the Metro station Louise.

However, by far my favourite was l'Antre Jeux. This was a bit of a hike from the other two, so I'd recommend a tram/taxi/car.

The shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 12:00 to 19:00
l'Antre Jeux is located avenue de la Couronne, 357, in 1050 Brussels, Belgium. http://www.antre-jeux.be/

This had a superb selection of games, including a large selection of games in English. Also a lot of card games and role-playing stuff. If I hadn't been restricted by money and luggage space I would have carried a stack of games out of there nearly as tall as myself.

The games were a bit more expensive than they are mail order from some German companies, but it was brilliant to see these games that I'd only seen on BGG before!

Cheers

Tony
 
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