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I've just noticed that Durham has its first, non-GW dedicated shop for boardgames (that I can remember, at any rate). It's called Colosseum Rex and seems to be an offshoot from a comics shop in Sunderland. It's on Framwellgate Waterside, the little street coming off North Road just before North Road meets Framwellgate Bridge (next to Chaps Barbers). They don't have much stock yet, but the owner says more will be on its way.
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Norbutt 2001
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Just remember the dude running the place was fired from Travelling Man for stealing cash and stock, he is extremely unscrupulous and even threatened the guys who opened up the Flipside Cafe in Sunderland with a beating.

The guy doesn't deserve our custom and frankly is lucky not to have ended up in prison. Instead support the decent stores, Dark Matter Cafe in Durham, Flipside in Sunderland and Travelling Man in Newcastle.
 
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Norbutt2001 wrote:
Just remember the dude running the place was fired from Travelling Man for stealing cash and stock, he is extremely unscrupulous and even threatened the guys who opened up the Flipside Cafe in Sunderland with a beating.

The guy doesn't deserve our custom and frankly is lucky not to have ended up in prison. Instead support the decent stores, Dark Matter Cafe in Durham, Flipside in Sunderland and Travelling Man in Newcastle.
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I have heard this as well, from multiple sources, but before we tarnish the guts reputation I think some evidence is required.
 
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I can't testify to why he was fired from traveling man, but I can testify to him been nothing but honest in my dealings with him at his sunderland shop.he is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful, as for him muscleing out the competition, I doubt he would use such dirty practices, or be daft enough to go round himself. Having been to all of these stated places I think they all have there own pros and cons. Give the place a try if you don't like it don't go back, it's your choice as a consumer were u spend your cash.
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Yup. I'm calling crap on this. The guy left travelling man of his own accord after setting travelling man up in Newcastle. He's one of the best guys I know in the comic business and I find it hard to believe he'd threaten competition when I have heard him turn custom away. Methinks the rumour mill has worked over time here!
 
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I did a quick Google to see if I could find out what this guy has supposedly done, but the only mention I could find (besides this thread) was a post by Norbutt2001 here:

http://durhamdnd.forumotion.co.uk/t24-new-games-shop-in-durh...

Which has since been deleted by a moderator, for reasons of 'defamation'. It's Norbutt2001's one-and-only post on there, and he seems to have created his account specifically to post it. Hmmm.

 
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I can only say as I find and as someone who frequents Flipside Gaming Cafe on Stockton Road in Sunderland, I have seen the guys there welcome in all ages, colours and creeds to the cafe whether they are there to buy or play a game or just in for a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Everyone there is helpful and pleasant and deserve some recognition regardless of what other shops owners have or have not done.
The best of luck to them.
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is this the same guy from Travelling Man who left to become a teacher?
 
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The shop in Durham isn't great. The owner/manager seems friendly enough, up on his stuff and knows the games coming out etc. However, I've been in a few times now when he has been playing Magic with someone else, have browsed and left without being asked if I was ok, or needed anything. Stock levels haven't changed much in the past few month or so - no new releases, just some new second hand stuff. This may just be due to it being fairly new, but I was told that they'd be looking to get most new RPGs in, which is what I'm interested in, and there's been nothing in that respect. I've also been down three times on my lunch now, during opening hours, to find the store closed. And also once I left work early to pick something I'd seen there up, only to find it closed earlier than advertised on the shop door. That's pretty naff service...
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Mike Thompson
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No, that's me. I am a teacher. It's exhausting
 
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Hello
This is true as he was fired from stealing as i know this from someone who works in that area and is very knowledge.
upto you what you use this for
Also the customer service is terrible - i wouldnt use them now
a family member wanted to buy some items - insisted his post them!
i couldnt go to the store to collect!!
even though they and i live in sunderland
disgusting service wanting to get more cash from inflated postage charges
dont use this store is my opinon and from my experience
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Hello
This is true as he was fired from stealing as i know this from someone who works in that area and is very knowledge.
upto you what you use this for
Also the customer service is terrible - i wouldnt use them now
a family member wanted to buy some items - insisted his post them!
i couldnt go to the store to collect!!
even though they and i live in sunderland
disgusting service wanting to get more cash from inflated postage charges
dont use this store is my opinon and from my experience
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