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Kevin Brennan
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I'll be in Las Vegas on business all next week. Which, if any, game stores can you recommend?

Thanks,

Kevin
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Jason Wagner
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Viva Las Vegas!
Why does it seem like this question gets asked once a week? And why would anyone want to go to Vegas and do the same thing they do at home all the time? Play some blackjack, go see Penn & Teller, get drunk, find some 'company'. Remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire...
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Being a Vegan, I can tell you that is slim-pickens here when it comes to games stores. The Game Keeper was the closest thing to a game store here (located in 3 shopping malls). They have all pulled out of Vegas. There are a store called "Learning is Fun" geared to teachers. They do have a few "learning" games (ie. Set, Tangoes and the like). Other than that...I don't have much for you. I have to wait to go to L.A. for my game buying (or buying over the internet). They do have a few "Gaming" stores where you can buy casino games/chips/cards/game layouts etc.

Chris
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Dreamland Hobbies has the best selection in town that I've found. They also appear to have open gaming tables upstairs for boardgames n such. Downstairs they usually have MTG going on. Anyways, it's located on Tropicana and Maryland Parkway. Vegas is just a big grid which makes it easy to get around in. Head east from the Strip down Tropicana just past the airport. Make a left onto Maryland and about half a mile up the road on the right (across from UNLV) you'll see a college pub called Mooses. Dreamland is in this shopping center.

Hobbytown USA has a real slim selection which is on Sahara and Decatur. Eh, I wouldn't even bother going there to be honest. Dreamland is closer to the convention centers and the Strip.
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Any word on either of these:

Awesome Hobbies
3427 S Rainbow
Las Vegas Nevada 89146
phone: (702) 436-2700

Triple J Hobbies
4130 S Sandhill Road A 7
Las Vegas Nevada 89121
phone: (702) 454-7166
fax: (702) 454-3108
 
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Dreamland Hobbies has the best selection in town that I've found.

Awesome selection....just bought Settlers of Catan there yesterday. A giant selection of games (only one of each title, so you may have to wait until backorders are filled).
 
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I believe Triple J closed down months ago. It was a small store with a decent selection. I've never been to Awesome Hobbies.
 
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Loquutus wrote:
And why would anyone want to go to Vegas and do the same thing they do at home all the time? Play some blackjack, go see Penn & Teller, get
drunk, find some 'company'.

I know I like to look at the local game stores and book stores when Im in a different town. Its neat to see their selection and see how things work elsewhere.
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Jeff Tilton
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Wow! None of these stores are open anymore....
 
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Well, I happen to be going tomorrow on business (Speech and Debate Nationals) and was surpised to see this thread leading today.

Are there any current gaming stores open in Vegas?

(And I'll have company in the form of my wife and student!)

~bk
 
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Agyar900 wrote:
Well, I happen to be going tomorrow on business (Speech and Debate Nationals) and was surpised to see this thread leading today.

Are there any current gaming stores open in Vegas?

(And I'll have company in the form of my wife and student!)

~bk

Nice...when I qualified for Speech and Debate nationals it was in Greensboro, NC -- definitely no Vegas
 
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Well, last year was in Wichita. It all evens out in the end.
 
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Little Shop of Magic - Flamingo and Buffalo
Comic Oasis - Cheyenne and Rainbow (more comics and toys than games)
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I think I mentionned this the last time this question came up...

It's not a FLGS like we normally frequent but you must take some time to check out the "Gambler's General Store". It's about 1/2 way between the Stratosphere and the downtown area.

The sheer size of that place, with their vast array of poker chips, cards and other gambling bits is quite something. Definitely worth an hour of browsing if nothing else.

They have a website: http://www.gamblersgeneralstore.com/

Have fun in Vegas!
 
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We bought Carcassonne at Dark Tower Comics on Charleston across from the College of Southern Nevada (just east of Rainbow). They seem to be pretty knowledgeable about games and have a decent selection. The guy who answered the phone instantly knew it was in stock and that it came with the River expansion. When I called other stores, they didn't know much about it.

Dark Tower has Blood Bowl tournaments weekly (IIRC) and has quite a few tables setup permanently (Warhammer, I think).


http://www.darktowercomics.com/
 
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I just visited Little Shop of Magic in Las Vegas (just west of Sahara and Durango). It has a nice selection of Eurogames (and lots of miniatures if you're into that sort of thing) and the owner John was friendly and helpful.
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Dark Tower Comics focuses mostly on comics and miniatures, but also carries boardgames (including Eurogames), with an emphasis on games by publishers like Asmodee and Z-Man. Staff was friendly.
 
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alfseegert wrote:
I just visited Little Shop of Magic in Las Vegas (just west of Sahara and Durango). It has a nice selection of Eurogames (and lots of miniatures if you're into that sort of thing) and the owner John was friendly and helpful.

You must have caught him on a good day. Most of the time I like John, and sometimes I think he wants to kill most of his customers.

BTW, LSoM is not near Sahara and Durango, its on Durango just past Flamingo. I don't know if his sign is up yet, so it can be hard to find. It is next to an auto repair place. If you reach the goodwill store, you've gone too far by a couple hundred yards.
 
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Since Triple J closed down, it has indeed been slim pickins'; Dark Tower is passable.
 
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Thanks for all the great info. I was just in Vegas last weekend for my niece's daughter's wedding and if I had more time, I would have wanted to search out a FLGS since I prefer traditional family oriented activities over adult beverages and adult entertainment. Anyway my neice's husband told me that they did not know of any in the city, but they have only been there for one year. If you are looking for typical Hasbro Ameri-trash, there's always the Targets and Wally-Marts; and one other option that no one has mentioned yet are the Border Books and Barnes & Nobles - they usually have a small Game Section hidden in the back, which always suprises me with the variety as limited as it is (i.e. Carcassonne and Settlers along side of 12 versions of Monopoly).
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Wow - this is good to know. I had no idea there were any game stores ever in Vegas, except the Game Keepers which closed a long time ago. I've heard of the Little Shop of Magic, I think. I'd like to check it out, but it's a good 40 min. from me...
 
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Little Shop of Magic or Darktower are your best bets. Triple J has been closed for years afaik, and Dreamland has been closed for a few years now too. We used to play L5R at Dreamland until he jumped out, and Triple J moved from Sandhill and Flamingo to Pecos and Russel for a while and then disappeared quite a while back.

I recommend Darktower if you can, as I prefer not to give John at LSoM any of my money if I can help it. Which I usually can

Good luck, and have fun while you're here! I'd say hit me up for a game but with school I'm lucky lately to even get on BGG.

Cheers!!

Jacovis
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Oh that's right: Comic Book stores sometimes also have a limited assortment of toys and board games as often as FLGS have a variety of comic books. Thanks for the info - I will try to remember to check out Darktower the next time I am in Las Vegas. And for everyone else reading this thread, here is the address I just pulled off of MapQuest:

Dark Tower Comics
6300 W Charleston Blvd # 140,
Las Vegas, NV 89146 USA
(702) 795-2664
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i'm in Vegas for Dice 2010, so I thought I'd check out Dark Towers. Bad news, I swung by there yesterday, and they were gone. no forwarding address, no nothing. just a sad empty mall outlet slot with the word 'games' on the window. their website is still up, but doesn't look like it's been updated since 2008.

will try little shop of magic today.
 
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Yes, Dark Tower shut down but no big loss: their board game section never really impressed me.

I do most of my shopping at the Little Shop of Magic: best selection in town and the place doesn't look like a dungeon.

I only wish I could attend their board game nights on Saturdays. I work in a casino, which means that weekends are spent on the job. soblue
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