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Hello, and sorry for barging in! =) Could you please give me a hand in a few questions?


A couple of English-speaking students of mine, who are currently staying in the USA through Work and Travel program, plan to visit New York before they fly back to Russia. Since I managed to somehow help them in adjusting to the culture, they asked me where should they look for a few good places to buy nice and relatively cheap clothes, sneakers, gadgets and computer addendums.

Could any New-Yorkers please recommend some stores, shops or malls for this purpose?

Being nice guys, they asked me if there are any (portable) board games I want, and where to find them. =)

Are there nice board game stores around the NY, too? Is there anything you could recommend that would not cost too much and require too much space in their trunks?


Thank you in advance for the invaluable hints! =)
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Yes, we can try to give you a hand.

No, I couldn't recommend a store in NY/NYC.

Edit: If they are looking for camera/photography stuff, both B&H and Adorama are excellent. Almost everything else I order online.

board game store in NYC
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The board game stores in NYC are all list price or higher.
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Depending on availability in Russia, it may be worth paying MSRP for some games.
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I like The Compleat Strategist a lot. Cluttered craziness full of games, with a few display cases of cool minis, and some room to play games (downstairs, I think. Not sure if it's always open). Added bonus, it's just a few blocks away from the Empire State Building, which is a nice touristy spot to check out.
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Thanks for the advice! Will make sure to relay that to my students. =)

Still, are there any good clothes, shoes or gadget stores or shops that might be worth visiting?
From skimming Reddit, I got the notion that Gap stores are something like that. Am I right, or do I deserve to be yelled at and flipped off by an old lady for my ignorance? blush

I plan to ask them for Looney Pyramids and Tichu, and perhaps Animal Upon Animal if it is there. Are there any other good and portable games that might be worth asking for?

Speaking of list price: shipping to Russia basically doubles the price for a game the size of Elk Fest, and triples if it's Looney Pyramids or bigger. I'll PayPal them any sum they need if I save on shipping!
 
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MyOtheHedgeFox wrote:
I plan to ask them for Looney Pyramids and Tichu, and perhaps Animal Upon Animal


These are not standard stock at the Strat. If you want them, you might want to call ahead and have them order them.

It's a lot more war gamey.
 
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Geosphere wrote:
MyOtheHedgeFox wrote:
I plan to ask them for Looney Pyramids and Tichu, and perhaps Animal Upon Animal


These are not standard stock at the Strat. If you want them, you might want to call ahead and have them order them.

It's a lot more war gamey.
Thanks for the note. =)

Are there any places around NY, or Manhattan in particular, where at least the Looney Pyramid are standard stock?
 
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If you have any local friends/family that have an Amazon Prime account (free 2-day shipping), it could be worth them ordering things, and having it delivered.
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MyOtheHedgeFox wrote:
Are there any places around NY, or Manhattan in particular, where at least the Looney Pyramid are standard stock?

$10 shipped from CSI through Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Looney-Labs-048LOO-Pyramids-Rainbow/dp...
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