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Jose Martos
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I am going to go to Irvine, California in a bussiness trip and I would like to take adventage from the strong british pound and buy some games.(euros and wargames)

Please, could you recommend some game shops around the area?

I know that there are similar questions in the geek but some of them are old and I don't know if the shops are still open.
 
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Brookhurst Hobbies is reasonably close to Irvine, and it's still open. So is Game Master at Laguna Hills Mall.

If you're going to be in the country for at least two weeks, you should know that prices are much lower online. At some stores, you can even get free or discounted shipping if you order enough stuff (typically $125 worth). The Board Game Prices search engine will help you find the best deals.
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Stephanie Gill
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Gameology in Clairmont is a solid hour drive away - but then what isn't in So Cal? - and has a great selection of games and a very knowledgable store owner. You can check them out at: gameologyshop.com

They also have a game day at the end of the month that draws a fairly decent crowd willing to play games all day.
 
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Larry Mendel
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Comic Quest is in El toro. I highly recommend that.

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Christopher Taylor
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Comic Quest is a good shop, but the selection is smaller. However, it's very close to Irvine and has a slightly better selection than Game Master in the Laguna Hills Mall. It's easy to hit both.

http://www.comicquest.org/
23811 Bridger #100
Lake Forest CA 92630
(949) 951-9668

I also suggest Gameology.
http://www.gameologyshop.com/
994 Foothill Blvd
Claremont CA 91711
(909) 626-6926

Brookhurst Hobbies has a great selection, is a little closer than Gameology to Irvine, and has a ton of miniatures and models. The organization of the store still leaves a little bit to be desired, but they have made improvements over the years. They discount some of their games.
 
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Thans very much for your recommendations!

Really useful!!
 
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Here's a new shop in north OC that I've been meaning to check out:

DiceHouse Games
2493 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92831
714-871-6494
http://dicehousegames.com/
 
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