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The lady and I are taking next week off and heading out to San Francisco, and down to Big Sur. While I'm in the city I'd love to hit a FLGS, because we really don't have any here.

I've gone through a lot of older threads discussing the bay area and saw references to Gamescape, which is actually in SF, but it looks like they primarily focus on video gaming now. So it looks like EndGame in Oakland is the best choice, even though it's a little out of the way. Can any SF geeks chime in and let me know if Gamescape is worth visiting, or if I should just head over to Oakland?

Thanks much.
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I stopped by Gamescape about three weeks ago and they had a TON of boardgames. Really good ones.
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I would recommend Games of Berkley. Endgame has the nicest facility but not the best selection.
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I strongly prefer EndGame to Games of Berkeley. I was commuting regularly to Berkeley up until recently and I always found it was worth the extra drive to get to EndGame.

Of course, if you are a miniatures gamer and you end up going into Berkeley, you owe it to yourself to go to the Ace Hardware on University. Underneath the store is a huge basement that is a model railroad paradise. Basically, they have a whole floor dedicated to models and supplies - nothing specifically gaming related but so much cool stuff for building scenery or adding to your tool kit.
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Are you going only through SF and its surrounding cities, or is the entire Bay Area game? I'm in the South Bay and can point you to two fantastic stores in particular.
 
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Yes please. I get down to the south bay every year or so -- what do you recommend?
 
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EndGame and Games of Berkeley are both excellent. If you're interested, there are game nights through out the week here in the East Bay. Come join us!

Tuesdays, 6 PM @ Games of Berkeley
Wednesday, 7 PM @ EndGame
Thursdays, 7 PM @ Eudemonia (a couple blocks from Games of Berkeley)

There's also a game night at Muddy's Cafe in San Francisco on Fridays at 7 PM.
 
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I'm partial to Game Kastle in Santa Clara. You should check out their quarterly game flea market this Saturday at 10AM. Link: http://www.gamekastle.com/
 
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I'm partial to Ronin Games in Castro Valley. It's a small store but the owner's nice and there are a few demos to play with and random people. Not sure if they have a webpage, but here's a FB page [geekurl=https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ronin-Games-Hobbies/136012519784323][/geekurl]
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Endgame is definitely my favorite store. Incidentally, Endgame is doing a Kickstarter to fund a new gaming cafe, that is going to enable them to have even more cool gaming events. Check it out.
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