My Favourite Gamestore
Mike Ibeji
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I was recently reading an article on Jamey Stegmaier’s excellent Kickstarter blog (http://stonemaiergames.com/kickstarter-lesson-77-the-10-reas...). It was all about why we back Kickstarter projects, and it got me thinking.

I don’t know about you, but I miss the days when ‘that guy in the game store’ used to break out the latest game he was really excited about and show it to you in his back room. Sure, you used to have to quest far & wide to actually find a game store in those days, but nowadays most stores won’t even break open the shrink wrap because, I’m told, it immediately takes 30% off the price.

Kickstarter and the Geek have filled that gap to a certain extent, with gameplay videos and rules posted online, but it somehow lacks the personal touch that a great gamestore used to have.

But they’re not all dead. Recently, we at Guntower Games were invited to take our latest prototype to a gaming event being run by the BattleQuest Game Store in Horsham (http://www.battlequestgames.co.uk/), where we were welcomed with the kind of old-style enthusiasm that every gamestore used to have.

So I thought it might be fun to share our experiences of the really great gamestores that are still out there, infecting us with their passion for games in the good ol’ way.

I’ll kick off:
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