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Joseph
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I play at EPGS on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and if you live in Eastern PA, Western NJ or Northern DE ... you should too!
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This Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm the EPGS will be holding its First Saturday of the month meeting in the community room of the Oxford Valley Mall.

Come on out and play a game or two (or 10, you've got 11 hours to play!)
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I really want to get out to one of these, but Easter weekend is tough.
 
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dirtybacon wrote:
I really want to get out to one of these, but Easter weekend is tough.


I hear ya, I won't be there either. But we meet 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. If you've never been, your first visit is free.
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Bit off topic but I am working for a week in Philly soon this month & wanted to know if there are any stores around the Philly / West Chester area which would carry games from the likes of GMT Games, Strategy & Tactics, etc?
 
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I'd say your best bet is the Compleat Strategist in King of Prussia, PA:

http://www.thecompleatstrategist.com/contact-us.aspx

It's been years since I've been there, but they had a big selection last I remember.
 
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If in West Chester, check out The Games Keep. They have basically everything.

https://plus.google.com/101981982380685803539/about?gl=us&hl...
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Thanks for the replies guys. Hopefully with a week I can get to both.
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If you are looking to browse a store before you buy these are great suggestions. If you're just looking to buy games from over here without markup or shipping, have you considered an online retailer? I live about an hour from Philadelphia and Coolstuffinc orders normally only take 4 days if I hit the free shipping mark.
 
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Appreciate the offer Joe but I have family there & have already had 8 parcels sent to them. To be fair 5 of the 8 are only small.
Just wanted to visit a game store or two for more temptation.
I might as well really annoy my wife!
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Try Red Caps Corner at 3617 Lancaster Ave in the University City neighborhood (UPenn/Drexel area). Tuesday nights is their board game night.
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Peter,

If you don't mind traveling a bit south you can find everything under the sun at Days of Knights in Newark, DE. It is about 15 minutes off of Interstate 95. If you are in South Philly it is about 45 minutes in Northern Delaware.

An entire wall of choices for GMT, Clash of Arms, and similar military simulations.

Here is the link.

http://www.daysofknights.com/directions.html
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Hey Peter,

I didn't see what week you were going to be in the Philly area, but if it's going to be after Memorial Day weekend, The Games Keep will be closed Sun 5/25 thru Tue 6/3 to move to our new store front (still in West Chester). I haven't had the chance to post up the details or change any of the store info in my profile yet, but hope to get to that later this week. I just wanted to make sure you didn't drive all the way down here that week only to find us closed and in transition. But we'll be open through Sat 5/24 as normal.
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I'm there all of next week & working / staying in WC. Do you have games night Karl or a late night?
 
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petergarnett wrote:
I'm there all of next week & working / staying in WC. Do you have games night Karl or a late night?


Friday night from 5-close is open game night at Games Keep.
 
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Hey Peter,

I didn't see what week you were going to be in the Philly area, but if it's going to be after Memorial Day weekend, The Games Keep will be closed Sun 5/25 thru Tue 6/3 to move to our new store front (still in West Chester). I haven't had the chance to post up the details or change any of the store info in my profile yet, but hope to get to that later this week. I just wanted to make sure you didn't drive all the way down here that week only to find us closed and in transition. But we'll be open through Sat 5/24 as normal.


Where you moving to? And do you need any help?
 
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As Omar mentioned, Friday nights are open boardgaming. We've got a great crowd here in the area so a typical Friday night sees 20+ boardgamers. They start to arrive around 5pm and we're here til up to about midnight. Sat 5/24 is also a boardgaming day as well (although there will also be a small magic tournament going on) and the last day we'll be open at the current location if you're still here that long. Thursday nights are Magic nights if you're into that.

Mordaenor - I'm still arranging details, but I THINK I have everyone lined up for the move. The new address will be as follows (I'll get it updated in my profile just before or during the move week):

The Games Keep, LLC
561 East Gay Street
Gay Street Plaza
West Chester, PA 19380
484-905-5533 (same as current)
gameskeep@gmail.com (new)
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gameskeepllc wrote:
but I THINK I have everyone lined up for the move. The new address will be as follows (I'll get it updated in my profile just before or during the move week):



I talked to you at a game auction (back in November I think it was) about an Unpub event - are you still planning on hosting when you're all settled in to the new place?
 
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Thanks guys. Looking forward to visiting the store & trying something new.
 
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Max - I haven't had a chance to schedule it, but yes I intend bring back some more Unpub events at the new store. I'm very fond of the concept and spirit of Unpub so as soon as I get settled in, I'll get with Daryl to schedule it. I hope with the new space, depending on the weekend we set up that we can host double the number of designers we have in the past for a more fruitful event for designers and testers alike. I keep telling Daryl he needs to create an 'Unpub Medium' for me since it'll be larger than an 'Unpub Mini'
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gameskeepllc wrote:
Max - I haven't had a chance to schedule it, but yes I intend bring back some more Unpub events at the new store. I'm very fond of the concept and spirit of Unpub so as soon as I get settled in, I'll get with Daryl to schedule it. I hope with the new space, depending on the weekend we set up that we can host double the number of designers we have in the past for a more fruitful event for designers and testers alike. I keep telling Daryl he needs to create an 'Unpub Medium' for me since it'll be larger than an 'Unpub Mini'


Great to hear. I'm scheduled to go to a couple of the upcoming events and I hope I get some good feedback/buzz.
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Definitely make the effort to get the The Game's Keep. We found the others mentioned to either have a poor selection or not be particularly "friendly"/helpful but you'll have both selection AND friendliness/helpfulness at TGK. I wouldn't encourage the ride down to DE unless you just want to see a decent selection of games with the occasional HTF game but chances are good, the guys at DOK's wouldn't necessarily know they had it on the shelf or where to find it if they did. TGK is by far a better overall experience, IMO.
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Thanks Jennifer. Will be starting with TGK as that is where I'm staying.
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