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Matt Anticole
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As a newer game company, Eye-Level Entertainment is looking to expand our retailer base in advance of this holiday season.

One of my personal interests are stores located near to college campuses. 'The Phantom of the Attic' in Pittsburgh, for example, is near to the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and offers access to a large group of demographically ideal customers for our game (Nature of the Beast). We've had a good relationship with them for many months now and I would like to target that subset of FLGS* across the United States (and England, Australia, Canada, etc.) for our next retail expansion initiative. *(Friendly Local Gaming Store)

My question to the BGG community is: "Do you know of a FLGS near to a college campus in your area?" Ideally, responses would include: Name of store, location, college campus(es) it is near, and any handy contact info. 'Near a college campus' is a bit of a vague term, but I'll define it as easy for college students to get to. That could involve walking distance or easy public transportation, etc.

In reward, if you post a gaming store that ends up picking up 'Nature of the Beast', I will personally send you a copy of our game free (your choice of Battle Box). If you already have NOB, then you have excellent taste and we'll have to figure some other swag out for you. The first person posting a store gets 'dibs' on that store.

Thanks to the 'Geek community in advance! Focus on the Fun!


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UPDATES - STORES FROM THIS LIST THAT HAVE PICKED UP NOB

Games of Berkeley - California - Oct '06
Pegasus Games - Wisconsin - Oct '06
Game Night Games - Utah - Oct '06
Minotaur Games and Gifts - Onatario, Canada - Nov '06
Nittany Line Games - Pennsylvania - Nov '06
Karliquin's Game Knight - Colorado - Nov '06
The Compleat Strategist - NY, MA, PA, VA (4 stores!) - Dec '06
Sci-Fi Genre - North Carolina - Dec '06
Gary's Games and Hobbies - Washington - Jan '07
 
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Eudemonia Games
Games of Berkeley

Both within blocks of the U. C. Berkeley Campus on Shattuck Blvd.
Maybe 40K students all told...

Cheers,

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Pegasus Games in Madison, WI.

Gets a lot of traffic and a wide variety of gamers! Madison also has a very large campus, with a lot of student gamers doing their shopping at Pegasus.
 
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The Soldiery in Columbus, Ohio, is right up High Street from the Ohio State University.

Edited to add contact information:
The Soldiery, Inc.
4256 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Tel: 614-267-1957 Fax: 614-267-0558
http://www.thesoldiery.com/
 
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Bizarro World
706 5th Street
Davis, CA 95616
530 759-9490

It's about 7 blocks from UC Davis.
 
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The Fantasy Shop
2426 West Clay
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-947-8330

This is within 2 blocks of Lindenwood University, a liberal arts college. Also, the Fantasy Shop is a local chain with stores through the St. Louis region.

www.fantasyshoponline.com - although their website is quite clunky and outdated.
 
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This one's from my hometown. I've not been there for years, but they used to be my source for comic books and D&D stuff.

Rolla Craft & Hobby
1009A N Pine St
Rolla, MO 65401
573-364-5581

Their store is located directly across the street from the University of Missouri at Rolla. It's one of the better engineering schools in the midwest - lots of geeks! So far as I can tell, they don't have a home page.
 
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The Game Preserve in Bloomington, Indiana. Easy walking distance from the IU campus.

101 West Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

They also have a store in West Lafayette that might be easy to get to from Purdue. They also have a store in Indy that might be close to a college or university.
 
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The GP phone # is (800) 414-2637.
 
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Your Move Games is less than a mile from Tufts University.

389 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 666-5799

 
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and WE have "Nada", 'nicht' sum mo, and a brand NEW Grand Opening of "Not in our lifetime!" here so...
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Game*Alot
835 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 429-9009

Not right by the UCSC campus, but it's in the main downtown area, which is easily accessible by bus or bicycle. And all students can ride the bus for free.
 
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Wow. BGG is the site that never sleeps. Great start! Thanks to all who've posted so far and I appreciate the extra details some folks have thrown in too about store specifics. As the saying from my youth goes, "Knowing is half the battle."

I will Geek-mail individual users when I contact the store(s) submitted and again once we get word back whether or not the store adds us to their stock. Be advised, there can be a long delay between those two events! (Note: occasionally a store will say, "we can add you to our list of products that we'll order upon request." Realistically, all gaming products in print are on that list. Our goal is in-store, look-at-that-game-on-the-counter, retailer support.)

Best regards!
 
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Zagrebacka cesta 145a
HR-10000 Zagreb
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near the University of Zagreb

phone: 0038516130260
e_mail: podrska@lminfo.hr

comments: the only Croatian LGS
 
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The Game Parlor
13936 Metrotech Dr.
Chantilly VA 20151
ph 703 803 3114
fax 703 803 3115

Near (six miles) George Mason University
 
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jl4130 wrote:
[q="goodluckgames"]




Well, to be more detailed, Eudemonia is really more of a LAN-gaming establishment that happens to stock a limited supply of the latest releases from DoW, FFG, etc. on a few shelves, and it is clear that their money comes from the computers. Also, their location isn't too hot, on University Avenue across from a few ethnic cuisine establishments and a hardware store... Still, I do go there, and the staff is quite knowledgeable in all things geeky. Contact info all available at eudemonia.net; ask for Rob.

Games of Berkeley is a tremendous store, probably my favorite, and with a great location right on Shattuck Avenue across from the BART station. Their site and contact info is gamesofberkeley.com. You'll want to ask for Steen, their buyer (who happens to love anything fresh and/or nifty, such as your game.
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I'd disagree. Eudemonia does have LAN gaming area - but also a gigantic area for tabletop games, something Games of Berkeley is lacking completely. For boardgames, I'd say their selections are about equal. Games of Berkeley does have more stock - but that's mostly Frisbees, darts, puzzles and RPGs. Eudemonia's location is just fine, yards away from one of the main entrances to the UC Berkeley Campus (and just a couple of blocks from Games of Berkeley). It's also open much later - well past midnight most days - and filled with gamers of all stripes.

I, however, would reccomend Endgame in Oakland for Bay Area exposure. It's one of the nicest game stores I've ever seen, located next to the BART, and has activities almost everynight of the week attracting many, with the 2nd floor of the store devoted completely to playing space.

Endgame

http://endgameoakland.com/

921 Washington
Oakland, CA 94607
510-465-3637
 
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Legends Games and Comics
503 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: 410.321.7607

http://www.legendscomics.com/StoreInfo.html

Legends is up the street from Towson University, which is the 2nd largest university in MD.

 
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Crimson Castle Chess & Games
618 15th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205.758.6402

University of Alabama
 
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The Merchant Gamer
41 N Cedar Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
(931) 372-0190

Very Near: Tennessee Technological University.
 
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Game Night Games
2030 S. 900 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-467-2400

They are located within a mile or two of the University of Utah and Westminister.
 
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Try the Games Keep in West Chester, PA. a few blocks from West Chester Univ. - Karl just recently moved his store there..

The Games Keep
929 South High Street, Parkway Center
West Chester PA 19382
Phone: 484-905-5533
610-505-6144
 
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Source Comic and Games
1601 West Larpenteur Ave
Falcon Heights, MN 55113

Real close to the St. Paul Campus of the U of M, and within a bus line of the Minneapolis Campus. The U of M has 50,000+ students.

Adam Wolf
 
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The Dragon's Table
44 E Main, Suite 101. Champaign IL.
(217)359-0503
http://www.dragons-table.com/

A short walk from the UIUC campus.

 
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EyeLevel wrote:
As a newer game company, Eye-Level Entertainment is looking to expand our retailer base in advance of this holiday season.

My question to the BGG community is: "Do you know of a FLGS near to a college campus in your area?" Ideally, responses would include: Name of store, location, college campus(es) it is near, and any handy contact info. 'Near a college campus' is a bit of a vague term, but I'll define it as easy for college students to get to. That could involve walking distance or easy public transportation, etc.


Name of store: Great Hall Games
Location: 5501 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Phone #: (512) 505-0055
Nearby College Campuses: University of Texas, Concordia University, Austin Community College, Texas School for the Blind.
Handy Contact Info: The owners are Rob and Becca.
Website URL: http://www.greathallgames.com/index.html?main.html


Name of store: Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy
Location: 6111 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Phone #: (512) 454-2399
Nearby College Campuses: University of Texas, Concordia University, Austin Community College, Texas School for the Blind.
Handy Contact Info: This is the primary location; they have two more locations. The owner's name is David Wheeler. He is the primary decision maker at the store. He attends the GAMA Trade Show every year.
Website URL: http://www.dlair.net


Name of store: Nittany Line Hobbies
Location: 127 South Fraser Street State College, PA 16801
Phone #: (814) 237-7100
Nearby College Campuses: Pennsylvania State University is super-close.
Handy Contact Info: The owner's name is Bernie, but the game buyer's name is Gordon. You should talk to Gordon.
Website URL: http://www.nittanylinehobbies.com/


Name of store: Comic Swap
Location: 110 S Fraser St, State College, PA 16801
Phone #: (814) 234-6005
Nearby College Campuses: Pennsylvania State University is super-close.
Handy Contact Info: Sadly, I've forgotten the game dude's name. Chad? Don't let the name of the store fool you - it's got lots of games.
Website URL: http://www.comicbookgalaxy.com/
 
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Games Unlimited
2115 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(415) 421-8807

It's in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and very nearby to Carnegie Mellon and Pitt. Whenever I go down into Pittsburgh, I stop by here and Phantom of the Attic- which you already mentioned.
 
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