Mr. Cat. Hold on I think I know my next move, just give me another minute....NO!!!!!!!
So over the weekend my wife and I traveled from Indy to STL (Notice my flag location has both listed).
I hit up an old familiar Gameshop near my house "Game Preserve" looking for a game that stood out that I could take to STL for some easter gatherings we had with friends and family. I usually rely on them for something quick as they have a pretty decent stock, but have been shying away from them as all of their "game nights" are either miniatures, RPGs, or Magic tournaments. No board gaming sessions, but their weeks are packed with event nights. Like I said lamentably no board game sessions =(
So our trip to STL was new game-less we have the old copy of Pastiche we are bringing down for someone who enjoyed it greatly last time they were up here, as we have the full "International edition" with the expansions. But while picking up something for the fam at the bakery I stopped by the "Game Night" store in its new location at Watson, moved from the old South County mall. I looked around and they had a very expansive stock, with one side of the building being their game, and the other side a playable selection of boardgames and miniature setups on the walls. it was expansive enough that I had to ask which side was their stock on. it was really that big. I looked around at all their stock, and was there for a while. I picked up some lighter filler games as we would be hanging around larger groups of people through out the Easter weekend. I ended picking up a copy of "For Sale" and "A Fistful of Penguins". We had a good conversation on how Monsterocalypse just seemed to not catch on in the STL area.
My last stop was trying to stop by Fantasy Comics in Maplewood. Across from the Schaflay Brewery. No alterier motive there. But lamentably I got there later than I wanted and the shop was closed, so got to put some tears in my beer, before we headed out with our group caught up on old times and knocked out a couple rounds of "For Sale". The old comic shop used to be my FLGS when our friend got us interested in boardgaming.
Anyways a bit long winded, but that was the extent of my FLGS adventure. Now I'm back home and I'll think I'll make it a point to try and write about some of the other FLGSs I visit.