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Ian Ross
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Travelling to Minneapolis this week.
Any recommendations on Game shops in the Twin Cities?

Many thanks in advance
ian
 
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Joe Cappello
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The Source at Snelling and Larpenteur - the big-boy in the Twin Cities. If you go to one store, make it this one.

I pretty much despise Phoenix Games on Lake Street, but they are about the next best choice after The Source.
 
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Ryan Olson
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I have heard good things about Phoenix Games, but I agree go the The Source. That's my regular FLGS.
 
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Chris Flynn
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Both Source and Phoenix Games are excellent. The Source will certainly have a larger selection but I favor Phoenix Games. The primary reason for this is that they have a nice shelf of used (often out of print) games which can be purchased for reasonable prices. I recently picked up a 1st edition Twilight Imperium with all 4 expansions complete nearly mint condition for $20. I can go on and on about the great OOP games I have found there for great prices.
 
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N.D. Tepe
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I will endorse the Source as well. Here is their website: http://www.sourcecandg.com/

Their "official" address is Falcon Heights, but it is very near to Minneapolis and worth a drive (Lots of other retail nearby as well). Welcome to Minnesota!
 
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Ben Vögel
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I pretty much despise Phoenix Games on Lake Street

Wow, despise is a pretty intense word to use without offering an explanation. I've been there several times and also purchased from Phoenix once online. Very satisfied each time.

The Source is really great. A tremendous selection and nice people.

 
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Ian Ross
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Thanks for the help and responses neighbours. Ooops, is that "neighbors"?
I love Minnesota and if I were to live in America Minneapolis would be my home.
My bud Colin and I will check out both places you all mentioned.
I love that in the Wikipedia entry it describes Minnesotans as among Americans with the most education, most literate and healthiest. But they don't mention boardgames.

peace
ian
 
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Evan Stegman
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irishalum1989 wrote:
Both Source and Phoenix Games are excellent. The Source will certainly have a larger selection but I favor Phoenix Games. ...

Actually, in terms of number of titles (at least in terms of board games), I would say the both have roughly the same amount.

The biggest differences are the Source store it is a nicer store (i.e., newer) and has comics, videos and graphic novels which Phoenix doesn't carry.
 
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Thaadd Powell
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Fantasy Flight Games is also a Minnesota creation

When it's really miserable and cold outside, boardgames are a good option. When it's hot, and there is 100% humidity outside, board games (and AC) are a good option.
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Josh Schendel
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Thaadd wrote:
Fantasy Flight Games is also a Minnesota creation

When it's really miserable and cold outside, boardgames are a good option. When it's hot, and there is 100% humidity outside, board games (and AC) are a good option.
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..and Atlas, iirc.
 
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Chad Egbert
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I agree with The Source as being "The One" in the Twin Cities. Phoenix is a great place for used games as mentioned before. Unicorn Games in Oakdale has a decent selection of new games as well.
 
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