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Gordy Crozier
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Hey calling over to Edinburgh next weekend and was wondering about decent board game/ comic shops and roughly where they are. Any help for a celtic brother?
 
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Black Lion

www.black-lion.co.uk
90 Buccleuch Street
Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9NH
0131 667 2128

is the best (and only) games shop. There is a forbidden planet too but that's not my thing.

If you are around on Tuesday night come to The Meadow bar upstairs for the FAQ games club.

http://www.black-lion.co.uk/societies/faq

"FAQ

FAQ, Frequently Asked Questions, is the University of Edinburgh's CCG and Boardgaming society. Open to both students and non students we meet every Tuesday upstairs at the Meadows Bar from 6pm and we finish whenever everyone has gone (usually about 12pm) but we can stay untill 1am. We play various CCGs from Magic: The Gathering to VS and LOTR. We have about 50 boardgames in the club's library which are avaible for members to play which include things like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Axis and Allies, Ticket to Ride and many more. Members also bring along their own games and altogether there is always something fun and exciting to play whether it be a serious war game like Combat Commander or a euro game like Agricola. Come along to the friendly and relaxing society that is FAQ.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=eh8+9lp&ie=...
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As above, plus there is Deadhead Comics on Candlemaker Row, a two minute walk from Forbidden Planet.

Not been in either for years and years though.

Black Lion has a reasonable stock of games, but it's no Alladin's Cave.
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Are you talking about Aladdin's Cave in Glenrothes? Is it good?
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Take a coat! I almost froze to death there.
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Asur wrote:
Take a coat! I almost froze to death there.
Me too. I guess it pays being from down South hey?!
 
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Soledade wrote:
Asur wrote:
Take a coat! I almost froze to death there.
Me too. I guess it pays being from down South hey?!

Wimps!
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Gordy Crozier
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Awesome thanks for the advice guys! Unfortunately we're leaving on Tuesday afternoon so wouldn't be able to come to the group, otherwise it would have been fun!

As to weather comments, its ok, I'm from Northern Ireland where there are two states: 1) Raining and Cold or 2) About to rain and cold
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Hey just thought i'd say thank you again, visited Black Lion, Dead HEad and Forbidden Planet. Black Lion was really nice and had a really nice atmosphere to it (especially liked the little 'thul poking through the hole in the ceiling!), would have put a serious dent in my bank account if i hadn't only a rucksack to carry stuff back home! Edinburgh was great, you live in a beautiful city!
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Glad you liked it and thanks for the feedback
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