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Ken Shin
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I'm near the Princeton area. I tried looking up game stores using the database, but the nearest one was in NYC which I don't think is true.

Are there are good gamestores to buy Eurogames near Princeton?

Thanks.

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Tim Steen
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My brother who lives in Princeton used to live right down the street from this one:

http://gametrader.tripod.com/

It was a couple years ago, I assume it is still open despite it's poor online presence! When I was there, they had an pretty good selection of games.

If you want further North, (but not NYC) there is Reality's Edge (http://www.realitys-edge.com/) in North Arlington, which is where LudoNJ game group meets every 2nd Saturday of the month--come on up!
 
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George Munzing
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One on the better game stores in NJ is actually near to Princeton. Try The Gamer's Realm. Its on Old Trenton Rd, about 3 miles or so off of Rt 130.

Lot of older. out of print stuiff as well as new.

 
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Ed Evans
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If you jump on the NJ Turnpike South or take Rt 1 South to Rt 295 South for about 45 minutes you'll hit All Things Fun! on Rt 73 in West Berlin.

We usually stock between 1,200 to 1,800 diferent in-stock boardgames and we have an agressive special order system which allows us to chase down titles from any number of wholesalers.

Let me know if you end up taking the trip!

-Ed

Ed Evans
All Things Fun!
Toys, Games, Comics & Adventure
185 C Route 73 North
West Berlin, NJ 08091
(856)719-1414
www.allthingsfun.net
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George Shanahan
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Let me second the reco for All Things Fun.Best game/card/comic/mini store I've been to...it even smells nice...the game availability there is surprisingly good, when I first walked in, I was shocked...

Ed and his wife run a first class outfit...

EW1
 
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Ken Shin
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How are the prices?
 
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George Shanahan
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Prices are pretty much standard retail with fairly regular sales, sometimes at which you can get some good deals.it is a brick and mortar store after all...But the service is great and the folks who run it do an awesome job of providing a great place to shop and play

EW1
 
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DeLarme Landes
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Just wanted to drop in another plug for All Things Fun, in case anyone's still checking this thread: I stopped in there today for the first time and it is indeed a great place. Bright, cheery, nice selection of games and minis, lots of books and reference materials for RPGers, and a fully stocked comic shop to boot.

And on top of all that, the people working there are really pleasant and helpful (I believe I chatted with one of the owners for a while). I'd love to stop in for one of their open-gaming nights sometime, seems like a fun group.

Well worth a visit!
 
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Ray Creveling
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I was a frequent visitor to Gamers realm when I lived in Bridgewater (30 minutes north on 206) Also my sister just told me about a new store in somervile not sure of the name.
 
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Robert Zurfluh
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I am near Princeton as well....and - seriously - there is no good game store nearby.

I don't like Gamer's Realm at all. Even though they have a decent collection (all msrp), they give me the creeps. They don't say hi when I come in. The last time I was there one of the guys burped out really loud standing next to me, while setting up for some mini tournament, another guy walked in the door with his minis and a blood soaked bandage on his thumb, because he almost cut off his finger with a bread knife, plus it smells. There seems to be a lot of war/miniature gaming going on in there. They usually get new releases in pretty fast.

gamesurplus.com out of central Pa. is by far the best place to buy games. You place an order by noon, and you'll have it the next day (most of the time). They are the best to order from if you are anywhere in the NorthEast.

 
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Glenn Longpre
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I have to agree...they don't go out of their way to make you feel welcome. And you get the impression that you are bothering them when you try to buy something.
 
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Wes
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I swear by All Things Fun! Also, they have an exceptional staff and customer outreach system. Sign up for their frequent customer program while in-store. You'll get regular info with lots of sales and rebates.
 
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