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Martyn Smith
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Well, it's all in the title isn't it?

We're visiting New York for my wife's birthday. Is there a store that's good enough for us to go out of our way for?

Thanks...
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Bob Tassinari
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The Compleat Strategist is the place. See this thread for more info.

http://boardgamegeek.com/article/8335750#8335750
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Tom Roels
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Yep, Compleat Strategist on east 33rd st. is where you want to go.


not sure if it's worth spending a lot of time at since you're visiting New York, pretty much a standard game store. There are probably other places you might want to spend your time!
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Bob Tassinari
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It's only a couple of blocks from the Empire State Building, so not too far afield. And the prices might even seem reasonable to someone from the UK.
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Paul DeStefano
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There's difference between 'definitive' and 'only'. You really have no competition in NYC.
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Matt Shinners
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The B&Ns in Union Square and up on 86th and Lex are actually starting to get quite a solid selection of board games (especially the latter).

It's no Compleat Strategist, but at least it's some competition.

But to OP, definitely stop by CS. It's a sight to behold (so many games in such a small amount of floor space). The guys at the store are also nice - not in a go out of their way to help you way, but in a if you talk with them they'll actually converse and joke around with you type way.
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I've been going to the Strategist as a young boy. While it's a gaming landmark, it may not match your needs or expectations in any way. It's a tiny, crowded store where you might accidentally find any number of out-of-print products as current releases.

I love the place, but these days I much prefer a store like the FFG Event Center (www.ffgec.com) than the Strategist.

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Martyn Smith
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Thanks for the help.

Very weirdly, our hotel is actually on East 33rd!!!

I guess I'll pop into the store then...
 
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