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Toby Otero
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The wife and I are headed to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for Valentine's weekend and while there we would like to check out a FLGS in the area... Any suggestions?
 
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Matthew Vanek
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Recess Games: Probably my favorite game store right now, mostly due to the tournament support. http://www.recess.net/beast/index.php

The added bonus of going there is that IM GAME is just a couple shops down. http://www.imgamestore.com/

Warzone Matrix has piles and piles of games. It's good if you enjoy the hunt of disorganization. You can find tons of good old stuff there. It's in a bit of a sketchy neighborhood, though. http://www.warzonematrix.com/

Gamer's Haven is also a really good store. There is a good selection of minis games and more recent board games. http://www.screamingdragon.com/

Finally a bit farther out is infinite monkey if you want to get farther west of cleveland.

Also farther out, but this time on the east side is diversions: http://www.diversions-online.com/

Hope that helps!!

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Christopher Seguin
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There are a great number of gaming stores all around Cleveland. In fact, Northeast Ohio used to have more gaming stores than any other geograpical area in the country.

I cannot recommend Underhill's Games (www.underhillsgames.com) in Cuyahoga Falls enough. I am good friends with the owner, and he is by far one of the nicest and best gamers around. He has over 100 games in his "demo" collection available for play for free at any time, and he is always there to help out.

Your timing is also spot on, as Saturday, February 14th also happens to be his bi-monthly "Bored? Game Day" gaming extravaganza. He does charge a fee for those days, but for $10 you can eat food for the day, and earn up to $5 in store credit ($1 for each game demoed/played). It really is a great event, and you can pretty much get in a game of anything while you are there. The festivities begin at noon, and end sometime after midnight.

Another store that you may want to consider is one called "I'm Game" (http://www.imgamestore.com/), which is located inside Great Northern Mall in North Olmstead. They have a really good selection of games, although I don't know too much about the demo games available for play, or whether there is a fee.

There is another store in the same Great Northern Mall called "Recess Games". I don't know too much about them, but they also have another store at Southpark Mall (Westfield Mall) in Strongsville on Rte 82.

Then there is Gamers Haven (http://www.screamingdragon.com/about.shtml) in Middleburg Heights. They have a pretty strong miniatures constituency, but I don't know how many or what kind of Eurogames or other board games they carry.

Again, my best recomendation would be Underhill's Games. I SHOULD be able to attend on that Saturday, unless my wife has something else to say about that considering I have to work on that Saturday, and it also happend to be Valentine's Day. But I am going to try my darndest to be there.
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Farther out but south is Gamers Inc (http://www.gametraderohio.com/index.htm). I haven't been there but they claim to give out-of-towners a 10% discount. Not sure if it's worth teh drive though.
 
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TheChin! wrote:
Farther out but south is Gamers Inc (http://www.gametraderohio.com/index.htm). I haven't been there but they claim to give out-of-towners a 10% discount. Not sure if it's worth teh drive though.

Actually, it is my undestanding that they have closed doors. Apparently a lot of the Magic regulars that used to hang out at Gamers, Inc. have been hanging out at Underhills instead. But that is just a theory.
 
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hmm. I'll have to check out Underhill. I'm up in Twinsburg, so that might be closer than going out toward the west side. Do they have WoW Minis tournaments, by chance?

There is also a gamestore called JAC somewhere around there. My impression was that it was mostly minis, but I'm not sure. I only stopped in once and it was just after they first opened several years ago.

At any rate, here's the info:
http://jacforum.informe.com/announcements-df1.html
Jac Games
1101 Portage Trl
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

 
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Zxqueb wrote:
hmm. I'll have to check out Underhill. I'm up in Twinsburg, so that might be closer than going out toward the west side. Do they have WoW Minis tournaments, by chance?

There is also a gamestore called JAC somewhere around there. My impression was that it was mostly minis, but I'm not sure. I only stopped in once and it was just after they first opened several years ago.

At any rate, here's the info:
http://jacforum.informe.com/announcements-df1.html
Jac Games
1101 Portage Trl
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


Actually, be careful here. The address is slightly wrong, which is easy to do in that area because of the proximity of Cuyahoga Falls to Akron.

The actual address is

JAC Games
1101 Portage Trail Ext
Akron, OH 44313

Here is their main website http://www.jacgames.com/index.html

Without the "Ext" on the address, Mapquest gets you stuck on the other side of State Rd, out by where GameTrader used used to be before they sold to Gamers, Inc.

JAC is predominantly the Warhammer 40K location for Summit County. They have painting classes, and there is always someone there playing. They also have a smattering of board games.

I don't know about the WoW Miniatures tourney status at Underhill's Games. I do know that Underhill's carries WoW Miniatures, but I don't know if they run tournaments and such.
 
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My favorite when visiting the area has always been the I'm Game / Recess combo at the Great Western Mall. Sadly, it looks like I'm Game is closing at the end of the month

 
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