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Willifred Lewis
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Hello bggers!

So I found in another forum I had started recently that many people seemed to think my choice of name for the store, Quest's End wasn't catchy enough, and was too geek centered.

So, I'm looking for your opinions on that, PLUS I want to know what would you name our game store and why?

We had planned on having a forest theme (light greens, trees painted on the walls and even a sky painted on the ceiling) so names that match that theme get bonus points!

While I'm at it, is that a good theme?

Thanks ahead of time for all your responces!
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Quint Wheeler
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I'd stick with something simple that has the word "games" in the title so that non-gamers/families would know what the store is about if they just drove by.

Sticking with the theme:
Forest Games
Woodland Games
Wildwood Games
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Willifred Lewis
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Ender Wiggin wrote:
"The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop"


Tad geeky no?
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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junkyspam7 wrote:
except the promise of just one more quest!


When looking for that perfect gift for your gamer relation/friend, yeah, you really just want that quest to end.
 
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Treehouse Gaming.

I tried to work summer in there somehow too, because summers and treehouses just make me smile. Got too long though.
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We keep joking the store's tagline should be "Not your parent's basement."

But back to seriousness.
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LabMD wrote:
Treehouse Gaming.

I tried to work summer in there somehow too, because summers and treehouses just make me smile. Got too long though.


I admit I rather like that.
 
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qwheeler wrote:
I'd stick with something simple that has the word "games" in the title so that non-gamers/families would know what the store is about if they just drove by.

Sticking with the theme:
Forest Games
Woodland Games
Wildwood Games


I agree with this. I think 'non-geeky' names would open up your customer base. There's a place by my house called "The Geekadrome", and I'm sure they don't get much pop-in business.
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Well you can be generic like...

Enchanted Forest Games

Or something from geek literature like

Shire Games
Fangorn/Lothlorien Games

Something from Mythology...

Cedar Forest Games (Sumerian)
Mirkwood Games (which is not only Norse but also Tolken)
Hercynian Games (Roman - Unicorns were said to live there)
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There's a Treehouse Games in south Atlanta so it's probably not a horrible choice.

On the Tolkien side, I like Rivendell more than Lorien personally.

What about something like Evergreen Games?
 
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"Wood for Sheep?" ???
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I'm with Quint, you have to have games in the name for people to know what the heck your shop is.

Enchanted Forest Games
Sherwood Games
Quest Wood Games
Quest's End Games
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on a more serious note....

The Gamer's Hoard
Gamer's Wooden Pandorica
Gamer's Pandorica
Gamer's Delight
Can't see the wood for the board game (more of a tagline than name)
 
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squared82 wrote:
There's a place by my house called "The Geekadrome", and I'm sure they don't get much pop-in business.


TWO GEEKS ENTER, ONE GEEK LEAVES!

Yeah, that's a horrible name for a shop. Names like that are too clever for the common folk.
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dboeren wrote:
There's a Treehouse Games in south Atlanta so it's probably not a horrible choice.

On the Tolkien side, I like Rivendell more than Lorien personally.

What about something like Evergreen Games?


I prefer rivendale too actually, and Evergreen Games is pretty decent. I'll be located in Kirksville, MO if that somehow influences name ideas.
 
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junkyspam7 wrote:
Heroes & Kirksvillain Games


Kudos for originality!
 
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Games in the Wild

Games in the Woods

Canopy Games

Timberland Games

Timbertop Games

Lumberjack Games

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Enchanted Forest Games
The Wilds Game Shop
Wilderness Games (you could insert almost any adjective before Wilderness. ex. Enchanted, Magical, etc)
 
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If you go pure geek with the naming of your shop, you'll only get geeks for customers. Why limit your target demographic? There are lots of us game hounds out there who despise all the enchanted-forest-dungeon-elf-magic-spell crap. If you have a good shop the geeks will find you. If, on the other hand, you have nice, uncluttered, simple modern space, you may find that a larger portion of the rest of the population might be tempted to go inside and take a look around, instead of laughing at you as they walk right past your store.
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How about the Hero's path. While it seems a little geeky there are heros in lots of settings. You do want to be identifiable to people passing by looking for a game store in the area too.
 
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Willifred Lewis
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Games in the Wild

Games in the Woods

Canopy Games

Timberland Games

Timbertop Games

Lumberjack Games

Games Logger


Lots of good ones here, I personaly like canopy but my wife for some reason doesn't.
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Top Hat 1969 wrote:
If you go pure geek with the naming of your shop, you'll only get geeks for customers. Why limit your target demographic? There are lots of us game hounds out there who despise all the enchanted-forest-dungeon-elf-magic-spell crap. If you have a good shop the geeks will find you. If, on the other hand, you have nice, uncluttered, simple modern space, you may find that a larger portion of the rest of the population might be tempted to go inside and take a look around, instead of laughing at you as they walk right past your store.


You raise a fair point here. I'm not going for so much an enchanted forest as much as just a few simple trees, maybe a bird or two. I think people might be drawn in by wanting to see the pretty store and look at everything.
 
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