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Subject: Looking for game and bookstores in New York (and Baltimore) rss

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Tomi Kareinen
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Hi!

I'm travelling to New York next week and would like to visit some local game stores and book stores. Can you recommend some? I play board games, miniature games and card games and I'm especially interested in older games (like Dune etc).

If you guys could also help me find some great (second hand) book stores it would be great!

I will be also visiting Baltimore, but my schedule there is more limited. If there is some very special place to visit, I might be able to fit it in.

Cheers and thanks in advance,
Tomi from Finland
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Jason Reid
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New York City?

As many other threads will attest, there aren't a whole lot of options for board games here, particularly old ones. The Complete Strategist is probably still your only real option in Manhattan. Not a place to buy old games, though.

For books, The Strand is the big place for second-hand items.
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Yes, New York City.

Thanks for the quick answer.
 
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Nknma wrote:
I will be also visiting Baltimore, but my schedule there is more limited. If there is some very special place to visit, I might be able to fit it in.


Some good places for games and books in Baltimore:

http://cantongames.com/

http://www.collectorscornermd.com/

http://www.normals.com/

http://www.ukazoo.com/

http://www.bookthing.org/

If you have any free time, there are lots of open gaming meetings in the area:

http://www.gamesclubofmd.org/locations.asp
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In Manhattan other than The Compleat Strategist in midtown which was already mentioned there's a boardgame cafe downtown that also sells a small selection called The Uncommons.

If you're going to get to Brooklyn there's also a shop called The Twenty Sided Store.

Expect to pay full retail for everything when buying in person in NYC. If you know what you're wanting and will be spending $100+, it's well worth ordering online from a shop like CoolStuffInc or MiniatureMarket and having the games shipped free to an address in NYC where you can pick them up.

For books, in addition to The Strand there are many others depending on where you'll be staying/visiting:

http://gothamist.com/2013/11/25/nycs_10_best_bookstores.php#.

Housing Works is legendary and St. Marks Books in the village is a long time favorite of mine.
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And occasionally, Strands may have board games on sale for 50%-75% off. It's on the second floor, but they keep moving it around. I got lucky twice and got Elder Sign and the LotR co-op there for 75%.
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My wife recently visited NYC and brought me a tee-shirt from a game store that I think is called the 20 Sided Store or the 20 Sided Shop I think it was. The pictures she showed me made it look like they had a really nice collection.

I may look into it later and repost/edit. Posting from work right now.
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