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Thought it would be useful to have a directory of game shops in the Greater-Vancouver area posted somewhere.
Please post anything I missed!


-------- VANCOUVER --------

- Drexoll Games -
www.drexollgames.com
Drexoll Games Vancouver
2880 West 4th Ave (1/2 block west of Macdonald Street)
Phone: 604 733-6511


- The Comicshop -
www.thecomicshop.ca
3518 West 4th Ave (between Collingwood and Dunbar)
Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3, Canada
Phone: 604-738-8122


- The Connection Games -
www.theconnectiongames.com
2945 Renfrew St. Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-327-4585


- Strategies Games -
www.strategiesgames.ca
3878 Main Street (@ 23rd) Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-872-6911


- Lucky's -
www.luckys.ca
3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-875-9858


- One Stop Cards & Games -
http://onestopshopstore.net
1055-88 West Pender Street, Vancouver (in Tinseltown Mall)
Phone: 778-373-0365


- Comic Land: Comics, Toys & Gaming -
www.comiclandstore.com/
3845 Rupert Street, Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-437-4545


-------- BURNABY --------


- Mind Games - Metrotown -
www.mindgamesexpress.com
250A - 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC (in Metrotown Mall)
Phone: 604-438-7529
mgmetro@mindgames.ca


- Magic Stronghold -
www.magicstronghold.com
5558 Lane Street, Burnaby, BC
Phone: 604-568-6030
sales@magicstronghold.com


-------- RICHMOND --------


- Imperial Hobbies -
www.imperialhobbies.ca
5451 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC
Toll-free: 1-877-273-4427
Local: 604-273-4427


-------- COQUITLAM --------


- Comic Land: Comics, Toys & Gaming -
www.comiclandstore.com/
1112C Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, BC
Phone: 604-437-4545


-------- NEW WESTMINSTER --------


- Board Game Warriors
www.boardgamewarriors.com
708 Clarkson St. New Westminister, BC
Phone: 604-540-6322
Toll-Free: 1-877-540-6322


-------- SURREY --------


- Craving for a Game -
www.cravingforagame.ca/
2293-10153 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC (Central City Shopping Centre)
Phone: 604-580-2856


- Mind Games - Guildford Centre -
www.mindgamesexpress.com
2695 Guildford Town Centre, Unit 22033, Surrey, BC (in Guildford Centre)
Phone: 604-583-9668
gt@mindgames.ca


-------- NORTH VANCOUVER --------


- Big Pete's Collectibles -
http://bigpetescollectibles.blogspot.com/
149 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-983-2325


-------- PORT MOODY --------


- Hourglass Comics -
http://www3.telus.net/hourglasscomics/
2343 Clarke Street, Port Moody, BC
Phone: 604-931-4588
hourglasscomics@telus.net


-------- DELTA --------


- Dave's Pop Culture -
https://www.facebook.com/davespopculture
4962 Bridge Street, Delta, BC
Phone: 604-952-4480


-------- LANGLEY --------


- Pastimes Sports & Games -
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pastime-Sports-Games/252833077...
20378 Fraser Hwy., Langley, British Columbia V3A 4G1
Phone: 604-530-5507


-------- MISSION -------- (why not...)


- Warcraft Games -
http://www.warcraftgames.ca/
33232 1st Ave
Mission, BC
Phone: 604-826-5181


- Lost Atlantis Games -
http://www.lostatlantisgames.com/
32386 Fletcher Ave.
Mission, BC
Phone: 604-814-4114


-------- ONLINE -------- (based in Vancouver)


- Starlit Citadel -
www.starlitcitadel.com
Online Only - order pickup available in Vancouver


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Additional Reference
The VancouverGamingGuild's map:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=11101985061...
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I was just in Vancouver two weeks ago on vacation (fantastic weather, by the way -- thanks for that), and I walked right by Drexoll Games, but I didn't have time to stop in. At first glance, I thought it was "Dex-roll" games, which struck me as an interesting name for a game shop, but I quickly realized I was mistaken.
 
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Nice work on that list, Dom.

If anyone knows if any of the shops have any 18XX players, I'd like to hear about it. I live on Vancouver Island, but due to a painful lack of 18XX players here, I'm always on the look out for games in the region. I'd head over to Vancouver if there were some players there interested in doing a couple games to make a session of it.
 
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Don't know if we're "Greater Vancouver" enough for this list or not, but here's one out in Mission.

Warcraft Games
http://www.warcraftgames.ca/
604-826-5181
 
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- Hourglass Comics -
http://www3.telus.net/hourglasscomics/
2343 Clarke Street
Port Moody, BC
V3H 1Y9
604-931-4588
hourglasscomics@telus.net

MONDAY - CLOSED
TUESDAY - 11:00 - 6:00
WEDNESDAY - 11:00 - 7:00
THURSDAY - 11:00 - 6:00
FRIDAY - 11:00 - 7:00
SATURDAY - 11:00 - 7:00
SUNDAY - 11:00 - 6:00

They usually have a Boxing Day sale (20% off) and another sale around the last weekend of June.
 
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There is important change of location of Drexoll Games!

- Drexoll Games -

www.drexollgames.com

NEW ADDRESS:
2880 W. 4th Ave.(by Macdonald Street) Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604 733-6511




meeple And, I made special google map for people looking for board game store in Vancouver.
It contains...

1) Drexoll Games
2) Strategies Games
3) Toys R us (Vancouver)

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=20843648087...

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slayers85 wrote:
meeple And, I made special google map for people looking for board game store in Vancouver.


Sorry, the Vancouver Gaming Guild beat you to that by a few years

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=11101985061...

24 different stores, and always looking for more!

For Those Who Haven't Heard

Drexoll PoCo closed quite some time ago
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Thank you very much.

I have tried to find board game store in Vancouver for 2 days but I just found that information.

Did Drexoll close? wow This posted on Sep 16,2010. So I couldn't help it.

I bought 'Carcassonne original' yesterday in Metrotown 'Toys R us'. That place was completely lack of game so I disappointed.

But stores in your MAP should be very big differences.

Could you recommend me some good stores in Vancouver?

1) Strategies Games & Hobbies
2) One Stop Shop - Cards and Games
3) False Creek Community Centre
4) Comicshop The
5) Drexoll Games

Ah, I'm NOT interested in Magic the Gathering, Yu-gi-oh and scrabble.
 
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Drexoll had 2 stores.
One in Vancouver, one in Port Coquitlam.
The Port Coquitlam store closed a long time ago, but the Vancouver store is still open.

Depending on where you are... I think the best stores are

Connections in Vancouver
Board Game Warriors in New Westminster
Craving For A Game in Surrey
 
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Thank you very much!!
Vancouver still open? I'm glad to hear that.
Actually, I have been Canada for 2 weeks! So I can't help being confused... But I love board games a lot!
Connection in Vancouver looks like only for trading cardgame.

Let me introduce my location.

I live near Commercial-Broadway skytrain. (East broadway in Vancouver)
---> 'Nanaimo st.- E Broadway' or 'Renfrew st.- E Broadway'

And I go to Vancouver downtown every day.
 
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Connection Games is literally one block away from Renfrew skytrain station.

Go to Renfrew station, get off, go to the street. Turn in the direction of the McDonalds (right). Walk that way, and cross at the intersection - stay on the right hand side of the street

Connection Games is right across from the Chevron, behind Sleep Country.
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Thank you for your detail explanation!! I was moved.

I will go get some games such as CATAN, Agricola, Bang or something like that!
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Most stores were great!!

But one of them is not correct so I failed to find it.


"Comicshop The"
2089 4th Avenue West
Vancouver, BC V6J 1N3, Canada

It moved to

3518 W. 4th Ave (between Collingwood and Dunbar)

http://www.thecomicshop.ca/

Unfortunately, I couldn't go because It was already closed. I just called them and got location.
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Fixed it now.
 
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One Stop Cards & Games has moved their website to http://onestopshopgames.com/

Also, they have changed their sunday hours to 11am to midnight. Likely since the skytrain closes 1hr earlier sundays.
 
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Craving for a Game is right in the mall next to Surrey Central Skytrain Station, and they have Boardgame meetups on Thursday 4pm to 9pm. We could definitely use more players, there's only 3 of us that show up regularly each week.
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The Comic shop (at 4th St.)
The Comic Land (at Rupert St.)

They don't practically serve board games.


First one sells only Samurai.
Second one sells only Monopoly.(1 kind)
 
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Just wanted to add another store in Ladner.

Dave's Pop Culture
4962 Bridge Street, Delta, BC V4k 2K1
604.952.4480

https://www.facebook.com/davespopculture
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Another store carrying games is Mind Games

6060 Minoru Blvd, Richmond Centre, Richmond BC.

Selection of big hit games for new gamer types (Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, Carcassonne, Munchkin, some wargaming etc.) plus the overdone games (Monopoly, risk, etc). Other locations could have games too, but I haven't yet visited those stores.
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On a side note regarding Great vancouver game stores. Coquitlam has been getting hit hard.

We still have Hour Glass Comics which i guess is now my FLGS. But i just get bugged at the closings happening.

Drexoll in poco shutting down in may i believe.
Toy Jungle (mind oyu this was more for getting games for my niece) just shut down in coquitlam centre.

galaxy comics used to be open for games a long time ago, thats no more.

Used to be sanctuary games in port moody, that has shut down.

It's just a shame really. I know their is mostly music in port coquitlam but lots of young kids there (which is great) but for an old guy like me i'd have a hard time fitting in.

Boze is sad
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Boze wrote:
Toy Jungle (mind oyu this was more for getting games for my niece) just shut down in coquitlam centre.

Oh no! While they obviously focused on children's games, I will always appreciate that I was able to pick up from them one of the rare English editions of Würfel Bingo/Wuerfel Bingo. I've never seen the game anywhere since.

Looking at their Website I'd say they've moved to Surrey.

As a fellow Coquitlamite (?) who laments the closing of Drexoll PoCo, I have made Craving For A Game in Surrey my FLGS. It's not that far -- one can get there from Coquitlam Centre in less than 20 minutes.
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The Connection Games on Cambie will be closing down at the end of August.

This store got me back into the hobby 6 years and introduced me to my regular gaming buddies. It hurts even more as it's only a block away from my place. cry
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Darryl we should meet up and game sometime!

I think it's Vancouver in general being such a digital/outdoorsy city that analog game stores (aside from stores that sell magic) don't fare well here.

Times like this I miss Ottawa!
 
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drmabuse00 wrote:
The Connection Games on Cambie will be closing down at the end of August.


That stinks! But when they moved there from Granville, I never thought it was a good location.
 
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Juxtatype wrote:
drmabuse00 wrote:
The Connection Games on Cambie will be closing down at the end of August.


That stinks! But when they moved there from Granville, I never thought it was a good location.

They hoped to have been first in, in an area that will be heavily developed in the next few years. Unfortunately they didn't realize that the building they are in, was scheduled for demolition so early in the development.
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