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Andreas
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So, my brother will be in Chicago in a few weeks (stupid him, he won´t be back before Essen -.- ) and he would buy a few games for me (see this thread) if possible.

Now where should I send him to get those games? I don´t know where exactly he will stay, but I guess he will try to be everywhere anyway

On the other hand it shouldn´t be a problem to buy some games online and use his temporary address, but where should I order the games and who has them available?

Thanks alot!
 
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This past summer, I visited two Chicago game shops: Cat and Mouse and Chicagoland games. They are both great board game stores with knowledgeable staff and opportunities to try many games on for size. Both are clean and well kept. They both have an online presence and should be able to tell you if their inventory contains your games ahead of time.

I would say that Chicagoland has a bit deeper selection for grown up gamers while Cat and Mouse has one of the larger collection of kid games (lots of Haba) that I have seen at any store.

Either one is worth a visit.

Also, check out http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3872663#3872663
for more commentary on Chicago area game stores.

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Games Plus has the widest selection of games in the area. It is in a suburb, Mount Prospect. It is easy to get to on Metra (our commuter rail system)

Black Sun Games is also in Chicago proper.

Here is everyone's contact information. Probably, any one of them would be willing to hold the games for you or order in something they do not have.

Games Plus
101 W. Prospect
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847.577.9656
www.games-plus.com

Black Sun Games
5426 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60625
773.588.1065
www.blacksungameschicago.com

Chicagoland Games
1207 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
773.728.3656

Cat & Mouse
2212 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60647
773.384.4454
www.cat-n-mouse.com
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Andreas
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wow, thanks both of you very very much!

That should be enough info to work with
 
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Chicagoland Games web site is http://www.chicagolandgames.com/

because I'm a completist.
 
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