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Les Harrison
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I'll be relocating to Richmond, VA at the end of the month. Going to be living in the Fan (Davis and Mounument) and am looking for a good game store or local gaming group in the area. Any and all recommendations appreciated.

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Tom "Snicker Daddy" Pancoast
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Hi. One Eyed Jacques is the place. It is the only game store in town. If you are into WarHammer or Magic, then I think there are active groups for those. Unfortunately, they don't have much in the way of board games, and there are no board game meetings there. They do sell a fair amount of stuff on ebay, though, so check out their eBay store.
 
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Just an update to this, since these posts are a bit outdated.
(repeated on all 4 Richmond, VA links on FLGS US tabs)

I moved to the Richmond area 3 years ago, and here's what I've found as far as gaming stores go. These are sorted by distance from center of Richmond.

One Eyed Jacques - 3104 W Cary St Richmond, VA 23221 (3.6 miles from center)
Still opened. I find it a bit uninviting as far as hanging out or events, not a Magic Den but still some LGS problems. They have a very good collection of games, about 10 tables to play on. Biggest pro in my eyes is the Scratch & Dent section, which offers new, damaged games at 50% off (sometimes as little as a small corner dent).

FTW Games - 13176 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian, VA 23113 (13.8 miles from center, W-SW)
I have not spent time here but I hear it's a great place for Warhammer and other wargames, as well as bigger, heavier games. No clue on selection.

Dragon's Den - 4336 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (15.9 miles from center, in Short Pump)
This gets my recommendation. They are a bit smaller than the other 2, offering only about 6 tables, but I feel they make up for it significantly with their friendly, customer oriented attitude. The store always appears clean. There selection is a bit smaller than above (and no scratch and dent ) but they stock new titles and have a good special order policy.
Biggest pro for me is the demo section. They offer a large library of games that can be played at the store for free or rented for like $7, and if you decide to buy the cost comes off the final price.
 
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FTW Games is called Battlegrounds now. New ownership.

http://www.battlegroundsrva.com/
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John Drake
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Richmond/Chesterfield/Glenn-Allen/etc have lots of gamers. Go to the gaming stores, check out meetup.com events, etc... you'll find people in no time.

 
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I cannot help you with gaming stores but I live a few blocks away on Moument a few years ago. Near the Maury statue. I spent hours and hours just wondering around the city. Always finding hidden cafes or shops or parks. It was a great place to live. Look up Texas Beach near Maymont. It's kind of a hidden swimming area. Also Monument gets shut down several times a year for parades, races or other events. It's nice to, if you have a porch to just sit and watch bands play or whatever.
 
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