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Greetings Santas.
This thread is intended to collect into one place a list of wargame retailers that can be used to get pressies to your international targets without the need to spend half your budget on international shipping.
If you have a target down under why not order from an Aussie reatiler and spend the extra $$$s on Final Stand of the Band of Heroes of Normandy 1944 Designer's Edition 2 instead?

Add your recommended retailers to the list below. I will arrange them country-by-country in this post on a daily basis.

Please include: Name of retailer, country, web site and any additional info that you think is worth knowing.
Posts from the retailers themselves would be very welcome.

Thanks for reading and I hope this is of use.



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Be sure to check the individual posts below for comments on the listed retailers. Also, there is useful stuff about neighbouring EU countries and whether it is best to ship to Ireland from the UK or the EU.

Remember: This is a list of user submitted recommendations. Use common sense. If you have any doubts about any of the retailers, contact them before making a payment, or simply don't use them. Happy shopping.

Australia
http://milsims.com.au/
2013 Online Australian Retailers List & Price Comparison thread on BGG

Canada
http://sentrybox.com
http://starlitcitadel.com
http://supernovagames.ca
http://www.greatboardgames.ca/
http://levalet.com
http://www.meeplemart.com/
http://www.jjcards.com/shop/
http://www.boardgamebliss.com/

Czech Republic
http://www.svet-her.cz/
http://www.tomovyhry.cz/
http://www.planetaher.cz/

France
http://www.agorajeux.com/
http://www.hexasim.com/
http://www.jocade.net/
http://www.ludibay.net/index.php?language=en
http://www.philibertnet.com/en/
http://www.ludikbazar.com/index.php?language=en
http://www.abaq-jeux.com

Germany
http://www.ugg.de
http://www.spieltraum-shop.de
http://tabletop-berlin.de
http://www.impsshop.de/shop/
http://fanen.com/cosims/index.html

Italy
http://www.giochinscatola.it/
http://www.uplay.it/
http://www.igiochideigrandi.it/
http://www.egyp.it/
http://www.emporiobrigliadori.com/

Portugal
http://masqueoca.com/tienda/
http://www.planetongames.com/
http://philibertnet.com/en/
http://www.lapcra.org/home.php
http://www.hexasim.com

United Kingdom
http://www.iguk.co.uk
http://www.Boardgameguru.co.uk
http://www.gameslore.com
http://www.shiregames.com
http://www.secondchancegames.com
http://www.spiritgames.co.uk/

United States of America
http://www.nws-online.net‎
http://wargamedepot.com/catalog/
http://www.gamersarmory.com/
http://www.trollandtoad.com/
http://www.coolstuffinc.com
http://www.cardhaus.com/catalog/board_games/1362

Don't forget about BGG marketplace and ordering direct from the publishers too.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
To begin. If your target is in the UK, I recommend:

Boardgameguru.co.uk
gameslore.com
shiregames.com
wargamesemporium.co.uk
secondchancegames.com
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
Awesome idea.

For Germany, online retailers that carry wargames include:

Udo Grebe Gamedesign: http://www.ugg.de
Cosimshop: http://www.cosimshop.de
Gamer's HQ: http://tabletop-berlin.de
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Great idea!

Here is my input for Italy:

http://www.giochinscatola.it/
http://www.uplay.it/
http://www.igiochideigrandi.it/
http://www.egyp.it/
http://www.emporiobrigliadori.com/

NOTA: since most wargames come from abroad (and the US in particular), item prices may be significantly steeper than one may expect, but often there is free or very cheap shipping.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
In Australia a good place to start is MilSims:

http://milsims.com.au/

There are other online game stores, but MilSim's wargames range is quite good. A reasonably up-to-date list of all Australian online game stores with some comparative pricing can be found here:

2013 Online Australian Retailers List & Price Comparison
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
moujamou wrote:
These would also work for targets in the Republic of Ireland.
In addition, this shop here has quite a good selection (also of second hand stuff), they deliver reliably and quickly in the UK and the Republic of Ireland:

http://www.spiritgames.co.uk/

Also, these German companies work for Ireland (even better than the UK ones):
Udo Grebe Gamedesign: http://www.ugg.de
Cosimshop: http://www.cosimshop.de
Gamer's HQ: http://tabletop-berlin.de

The reason is that they bill in Euro (much better if you are in the USD or EUR zone) and their shipping is usually less expensive thant the shipping from the UK to the Republic (I know, it is a crazy world out there).

And don't forget to check out the BGG MarketPlace: Lots of games are sold through there and the prices are quite often competitive and shipping reasonable.


Addition:
http://www.hexasim.com/ is a French shop, but they are super for shipping all across the EU and the prices are awesome!
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
Input for Portugal:

If you are currently stationed outside Europe here are some stores I regularly use to buy games that send at free or at low cost to Portugal.

http://masqueoca.com/tienda/

http://www.planetongames.com/

http://philibertnet.com/en/

http://www.lapcra.org/home.php

http://www.hexasim.com

Love to hear from you soon,

All the best from Portugal
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
More shops from Germany:
http://www.impsshop.de/shop/
http://fanen.com/cosims/index.html
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
For France, Belgium and Switzerland (and basically anywhere in continental Europe) definitely:

http://www.philibertnet.com/en/

Excellent games' choice, very fast delivery (free in France for purchases over 60 euros) with the possibility of accurately tracking your shipment. Tried and tested many times! And apprently they've just introduced the English version of the website!
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
For Canada

The Sentry Box - http://sentrybox.com - by far the largest selection of wargames in Canada including a selection used games that have been catalogued for comepleteness.

Starlit Citadel - http://starlitcitadel.com - has some of the best prices this side of the border. Offers gift wrapping and stocking stuffers (or at least did last year). Ok wargame selection.

Godboma - http://godboma.com - has a decent wargame selection. (Website seems to indicate they're temporarily closed... Not sure what's up with that, but they're at the other end of the country from me).
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
For France:
http://www.agorajeux.com/ has a good selection
http://www.hexasim.com/ obviously
http://www.jocade.net/ has a lot of wargames at good price (and is next door!)
http://www.ludibay.net/index.php?language=en
http://www.philibertnet.com/en/
http://www.ludikbazar.com/index.php?language=en nice selection and also second-hand deals.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
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For Canada

The Sentry Box - http://sentrybox.com - by far the largest selection of wargames in Canada including a selection used games that have been catalogued for comepleteness.

Starlit Citadel - http://starlitcitadel.com - has some of the best prices this side of the border. Offers gift wrapping and stocking stuffers (or at least did last year). Ok wargame selection.

Godboma - http://godboma.com - has a decent wargame selection. (Website seems to indicate they're temporarily closed... Not sure what's up with that, but they're at the other end of the country from me).

For mainstream wargames, and an overall good selection, I would strongly suggest:

The German Board Game company - http://www.germangames.com

I've found their prices to be consistantly and substantially lower than Starlit Citadel's (not to mention the Sentry Box).

I live in Quebec - due to their location (Kitchener, Ontario), I receive my orders in 2-3 days, and can benefit from a very low flat rate shipping of 10$.


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Thank you all so far. Keep it coming.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
leroy43 wrote:
For Canada

Godboma - http://godboma.com - has a decent wargame selection. (Website seems to indicate they're temporarily closed... Not sure what's up with that, but they're at the other end of the country from me).
Godboma shut their doors a few months ago for an indefinite (permanent?) amount of time. cry

You could also add the following for Canada;

Supernova Games - http://supernovagames.ca - just starting up but their prices are great and they're building a good selection. Flat rate shipping

Le Valet d' Ceour - http://levalet.com - prices are generally a bit higher but large selection of wargames in stock . Flat rate shipping.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.

Below are the three I use on a regular basis for the United States

http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net/
http://wargamedepot.com/catalog/
http://www.gamersarmory.com/

Some gamers use these guys as well but I don't know much about them
http://www.trollandtoad.com/Board+Games/1738-1321p1n10.html

I'm sure someone will have more to add.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
For the US, for wargames, it is very hard to beat NWS online. They will even match total cost for an order for places with free shipping over a certain amount:
http://www.nws-online.net

Edit: Oh, looks like Chris has it on his list, just with the harder to decipher link format. Well, consider this a +1.
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in France, there is a new online seller :

http://www.abaq-jeux.com

Good prices.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
Gamesmeister99 wrote:

Below are the three I use on a regular basis for the United States

http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net/
http://wargamedepot.com/catalog/
http://www.gamersarmory.com/

Some gamers use these guys as well but I don't know much about them
http://www.trollandtoad.com/Board+Games/1738-1321p1n10.html

I'm sure someone will have more to add.
I'm pretty sure that Troll and Toad was where I ordered a BattleLore expansion and they threw in some free dice.
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Add to the US, www.coolstuffinc.com has a decent selection of wargames.
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
Also US:
- BoardGameHaus (http://www.cardhaus.com/catalog/board_games/1362)
- GMT Games
- MMP is also in the US, I believe?
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Re: Santa Grogs friendly retailers. A list.
Also Canada ...

J&J in Waterloo, Ontario. http://www.jjcards.com

Ignore their dated website, just call them on their toll-free line. Really friendly and a passable wargame selection including some MMP modules.

Darn, also Meeplemart in Toronto ... http://www.meeplemart.com
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Will you update the opening post for this year's edition? Or should we just post a new one? I'm sure there have been changes - for example, one of the German shops (www.cosimshop.de) has closed down, but a different one has come to my attention - http://www.spieltraum-shop.de/.
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I'll make any changes that are required (and pointed out to me).
Feel free to post a new list though. I don't know if it would be more visible.. Maybe Roger can put a link to this one on the Secret Santa thread.
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I'll make any changes that are required (and pointed out to me).
Feel free to post a new list though. I don't know if it would be more visible.. Maybe Roger can put a link to this one on the Secret Santa thread.
As long as you keep this thread updated, and bump it everytime you do, there is no need for a new thread IMO.

Unless you want to get rid of the responsibility. In that case, I can take over.
 
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I'll keep an eye on it. Hopefully it will be useful for Santa.
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