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Does anyone know of any board game shops/stores in Cuba?

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ninja Didn't see any last time I was there. ninja


 
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Lisa Klien
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"Fidel's Play House?...."

Seriously though, I never heard of Cuba having game stores, but I'm sure that somewhere in Cuba there will be one.

 
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I spent three months in Cuba, visited a good portion of the country, and never saw anything remotely close to a game store. You will find domino sets or a cheap parcheesi board, and playing cards, but that's about it.
 
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Well I can report finding no gamestores in my 2 weeks there. I did come accross games for sale in about every larger supermarket/grocery store. Things like chess and draughts, and knock offs of battleships, othello, connect four and the like. Dominoes were being played on many a street.

There is one shop worth checking out. The one and only toy soldier shop in Cuba. It is located in the Old Town of Havana, (if you are going send me a mail and I'll try to give you directions).

They are a small boutique, hand casting lead soldiers and painting them onsite - Some really lovely 54mm figures from the Spanish-American-Cuban war, the Cuban War of Independence, as well as some other individual figures. They are priced at $5.00 each regardless of price - I picked up a really nice flagbearer, a liberated slave, and a Cuban general. (If I'd have had space I'd have got a lot more.)

 
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