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Rory
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I'm going to be around the Syracuse/Utica area of Upstate NY this weekend and I'm wondering if there are any good board game shops in either of these cities. Anyone know of any?
 
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http://www.playthegamereadthestory.com/index.php
 
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Don Cooper
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The basement of "Books and Memories" on 2600 James St, Syracuse has a huge collection of used board games in the basement section of their bookstore.
 
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Rory
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Zaphod wrote:

Is this a pretty good store? Their online selection seems good, so I hope the in-store selection is just as good!
 
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/120302
 
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Bryan Spellman
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I went to school there, and we went to Twilight Book and Games Emporium. Man they had everything. Too bad I had a College Student's bank account....
 
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Rory
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bryanspellman wrote:
I went to school there, and we went to Twilight Book and Games Emporium. Man they had everything. Too bad I had a College Student's bank account....

It doesn't look good for that store, here's an entry from the Game Store Database:

"I believe this store has gone out of buisness. I stopped by in June 2000 and there was a sign on the door that said something like "Due to unfortunate circumstances this store is closed PERMANENTLY. Check for us on Ebay."
 
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Bryan Spellman
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Too bad, many a good saturday there drooling and dicing....
 
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E Butler
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Books and Memories is a great store. The owner was involved with SPI in some capacity back in the 70s. The basement game store is very cool, but not as well stocked as it once was.

There was a big game store next to the Spagatti Warehouse, not sure if it's still there or not.
 
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Benny Sperling
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I'm from Binghamton, NY originally. There is a great store off main st. johnson city called Fat Cat Books. They have a wonderful selection of games and books. Plus great people run the store!! Also in Binghamton area is a store called Center Field Cards and Comics, it is in Endicott off of main st, too. They had some interesting stuff, but Fat Cat is better by far.
 
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Zaphod wrote:

Play the Game, Read the Story is an awesome FLGS! I found them on this list, gave them a call on the first leg of a trip Michigan-Ontario-New York-Massachusetts and hit the store on the way back.

It reminds me of our Grand Rapids-area old 'Wizards of the Coast' store and Fanfare in Kalamazoo. Comics, Board games, role playing and more. But the great boardgaming stuff was up in front and there were plenty of dice rolling and boardgaming knickknacks that helped spawn game design or development ideas just like a good craft store would.

I recommend this as a quick stop off of the NY State Thruway in the Carousel mall just south on I-81 or something I think. Travel time would be about ten minutes off and just over ten to get back on the Thruway.
 
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Rory
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WOW! What an old thread.
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