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Scott Bender
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So, let's suppose some nameless gamer living in the US had an occasion to send games to another nameless gamer living in Canada. What might people suggest as a Canadian online (board game) retailer with a great selection and reliable shipping? Great prices would also be desirable, but secondary to selection and reliability.
 
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starlit Citadel
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Greatboardgames.ca Better prices and selection And never had a problem ever. Can't personally ssay the same of others.
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Ian Klinck
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I'm a fan of Fun Games Cafe - fungamescafe.com

Meeplemart is also good.
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Jean-Luc Simard
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This Canadian used the following with great satisfaction over the years:

Starlit Citadel (starlitcitadel.com)
German Games (now greatboardgames.ca)
Le Valet de Coeur (levalet.ca)
Fun Games Cafe (fungamescafe.com)

And one you don't see mentioned often as you they don't have online ordering (you need to send them an email with your order), but have a great selection of wargames (both historical and fantasy):

The Sentry Box (sentrybox.com)

Hope that helps!
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I've only ordered from them once, but Boardgamebliss.com might be worth a look.
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Jana Wazowski
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Here's the list of Canadian online retailers from the Secret Santa list:

BGG SECRET SANTA 2014 PREFERRED STORES

Canada

Great Boardgames
www.greatboardgames.ca
Free Giftwrapping and a Free Card with Greeting (personalized if you email a greeting to us).

Boardgames4us (Canada)
www.boardgames4us.ca
Orders of $50 or more will receive Free Shipping costs significantly. Purchase must be made between Nov 11 and Dec 12.
Secret Santa discount code: bgg2014s

Board Game Warriors
http://www.boardgamewarriors.com/
We will include a small gift from Board Game Warriors at no extra charge, as well as free gift wrapping and a festive gift card with your personalized message. Please leave your message in the "add a note" section and choose the "BGG Secret Santa" option at checkout.

BoardGameBliss
www.boardgamebliss.com
Shipping to both Canada and United States, we offer 5% off on all orders, free optional gift wrapping and personalized message in a Christmas Card. (Please indicate in the order instruction if you want gift wrapping and/or the personalized message you want in the card). Lastly we offer $5 coupon for the buyer to use in 2015 (for order over $100)
Please remember to use ""BGG-SECRET-SANTA-2014"" to get the offer!

GeekStop Games
http://www.geekstopgames.com/
GeekStop Games provides free Secret Santa gift wrapping and a card with the message of your choice. We provide FREE door-to-door hand delivery in the London/St. Thomas area! We also offer flat-rate shipping to the Canadian provinces and free Canadian shipping on orders over $200. Finally, we will be doing last-minute local delivery up until the early part of December 24th for all you procrastinators.

There also starlit Citadels but for some reason it didn't copy the info.
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Royce Calverley
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I regularly shop at www.meeplemart.com

They have an excellent selection, great prices and my secret santa used them last year to great effect.
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Sam Hillier
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Boardgamebliss.com has the best prices by far, along with great, fast service. You may also get lucky and get free shipping (with purchase of select titles)
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+1 for Boardgamebliss.com
Great prices, fast shipping, and a decent selection of "free shipping" games.
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David Janik-Jones
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http://www.jjcards.com (one of Canada's top three brick-and-mortar ... ignore their not-updated website, they are amazing!, just call their toll-free number, they do online best that way)

Top three after J&J online are:
http://www.boardgamebliss.com (I've ordered a few thing there now for myself and am amazed at their service, selection and speed .. I used them to fulfill my Canada-to-US regular Secret Santa this year)
http://fungamescafe.com (awesome folks)
http://www.starlitcitadel.com (also awesome folks, and their videos rock)

In Toronto try one of these two
http://www.meeplemart.com
http://www.401games.ca

In London Ontario I've heard very good things about
http://geekstopgames.com

In Calgary make sure to visit
http://sentrybox.com (lots of wargames)

Really, just can't say enough good things about boardgamebliss.com, though.
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Rob Condotta
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I've listed the sites I use below in no particular order. They all have provided top notch service, great selection and value:

http://www.greatboardgames.ca/
http://www.woodforsheep.ca
http://www.meeplemart.com/
http://www.boardgamebliss.com/
http://www.geekstopgames.com/
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Mike Em
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Definitely have to recommend meeplemart.com and greatboardgames.ca - they are the best prices and selection I've seen online.
 
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My favourite? FunGamesCafe.com out of Mississauga, Ontario. The site needs an update, but Paul is professional and diligent in conducting business. He doesn't just treat it as a hobby business.

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Greatboardgames.ca is my goto online shop, good choice, very good prices and great service.

Meeplemart.com is my backup, also good choice/price/service.
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+1 for Boardgamebliss.com, I've ordered from most of the others mentioned and none have impressed me like Bliss. That isn't to say the others aren't good, Bliss just stands out!
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Meeplemart gets the majority of my gaming dollar.
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Alicia F.
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Another vote for Fun Games Cafe. They are really excellent to do business with. And I believe I saw a post from them on social media saying they were offering gift wrapping for secret Santa.
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Bliss tends to have the best selection of new imports. Greatboardgames is good with good prices and good selection. Their new releases have even scooped some of the American online shops!
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Hans Gruber
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Moosebox wrote:
+1 for Boardgamebliss.com
Great prices, fast shipping, and a decent selection of "free shipping" games.


Also a decent overall selection, period. Many times the other websites mentioned in this thread either don't have the game in stock or simply don't even have it listed on their site at all. BGB always tends to have what I'm looking for.
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+1 for greatboardgames.ca
+1 for boardgamebliss
+1 for fungamescafe.

Starlit citadel is not bad since they have a free shipping option but when comparing prices I like the top three much more.
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http://www.supernovagames.ca/ is where I buy almost all my stuff. Great prices (cheaper than most other Canadian places), free shipping after $140
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Rob Doupe
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Greatboardgames (formerly Germangames) for good prices and selection
The Sentry Box for absolutely incredible selection.
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+1 from me for:
Starlit Citadel
Supernova Games
Great Boardgames (formerly germangames)

I've received excellent customer service from all three.

Starlit's allowed me to change an order with a phone call and always been really friendly. They have the best selection of miniatures stuff I've found outside of dedicated mini/paints/warhammer stores. Shipping is superultracrazy fast.

Supernova has the best prices I've ever found and a great selection (though sometimes you have to wait a few days for it to come in from distributors). Simon's always been friendly and accommodating when I've contacted him.

Great Boardgames also has good prices and some nice imports (e.g. portal games) I received my bgss present from Germangames one year and they wrapped everything beautifully and included a great card, too. So there's that.
 
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Reese B
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In my order of preference:

Wood for Sheep www.woodforsheep.ca
Board Game Bliss www.boardgamebliss.com
401 Games www.401games.ca (now with online ordering)
Meeplemart www.meeplemart.com

Great service all around. And a plus is that all either are retail stores, or provide local pickup for those moments when you can't wait to ship.
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