Tactical Wargamer's Journal
El Gordo wrote:
They're a modest game store with a fair range of stuff. They also sell comics. I think their main source of revenue is Warhammer. I don't know much about Warhammer but a significant chunk of their retail space is dedicated to those minis and it's pretty normal to see guys playing the game in the store.
I don't think they're going to win any prizes for having the lowest prices but it's nice to see a game store of any sort south of downtown.
I ought to mention, since this showed up in the war games area, that there are virtually no war games in the store. At least nothing beyond Star Wars minis and games like Small World. I think the Sentry Box is the only place in Calgary that is addressing that market but I'd love to be wrong about that.
I went and took a peek. I guess wargames are about "real wars" and Imaginary Wars is just that.
It was what you fellows all described, a nice, friendly place devoted to miniatures. Some Flames of War stuff, some Warhammer, some Euros, a comic book section. Looked like a young demographic, and there were girls in the store when I walked in looking at the games, over by the Settlers of Catan and other CDG looking stuff. I browsed the shelves for five minutes and carried on with my walk.
I agree it is nice to see hobby stores outside of downtown - I also hope they do well. There is a D&D/fantasy themed place a block from where I work in the NE, but I've never had the impulse to go inside. I probably should someday.