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Subject: New York City - Biggest & Best Gaming Store? rss

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Kevin H
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I'll be visiting the Big Apple soon, so I'm thinking they must have some big beautiful boardgame stores somewhere...

Any borough is fine...not just strictly Manhattan

Here's a couple I've found over the net so far

Manhattan:
Compleat Strategist
Game Show
Neutral Ground

Brooklyn:
Kings Games

How are these?

And I'm thinking there might possibly be more than just 4 boardgame stores in New York City...

I'm looking for boardgames & cardgames...not miniatures or CCG's

Thanks in advance meeple
 
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Drew Holmes
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I was just at the Compleat Strategist on Saturday. Excellent selection of games, though a good chunk of the store is devoted to miniatures/D&D stuff. You're not going to find any real bargains, but then again it IS NYC!
 
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| Scott Kinzie |
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I've been to the three in Manhattan and would definitely vote for the Compleat Strategist. It's a great store with very helpful, knowledgeable staff. Also, I think it has a better selection than the others.
 
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T. Rosen
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As has been hinted at, the prices at Compleat Strategist are rather high. It's a great store to browse, pick up games, and actually get a look at them (although with all the pics on BGG, that's less necessary for me now), but I can't really afford to buy games there. They're generally at least $15 more than you can find online, even at FunAgain, let alone at Thought Hammer or somewhere else. Anyway, the staff is definitely nice and helpful, and the selection is pretty good, but as was mentioned, about half the store is for D&D/Miniatures. If you can afford it, it'd be nice to support them I suppose, or if you just want one game only, then the price is balanced out by the no shipping. Surprisingly, not as many or as great stores in Manhattan as you might expect.
 
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Kevin Larkin
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Both Game Show stores closed last year.

-kl
 
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Kevin H
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klarkinhistrep wrote:
Both Game Show stores closed last year.

-kl

Good to know!

Alright thanks everybody...guess I'll have to stop by the Compleat Strategist
 
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Dave Nadig
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Neutral Ground, to my memory at least, is stronger on the whole CCG nightmare. For "real" games (flame away) TCS is WAY better.
 
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Kevin H
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That's really weird...I honestly wasn't expecting a unanimous consensus on this.

Makes my life easier
 
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| Scott Kinzie |
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The Compleat Strategist is just that cool! And it's in a great "touristy" part of the City (near Macy's and the Empire State Building).
 
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mikedoyle wrote:
Diddo

Diddo?
 
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