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Hello all, I am hoping to obtain a copy of "Time's Up!" at the FLGS here in Portland before I leave for Vegas on Sunday.

If I am unable to I would like to know of some stores down there where I might be able to procure a copy.
As you might understand a Google search for "games" and "las vegas" is somewhat .... copious shall we say?

I am (of course) going to be on the strip (is that capitalized? not meaning to oh-fend...) at the "Pink Flamingo" ( i can't help but think that's dirty somehow.. but the joke never fully forms...) and I know for a fact that the "bright lights, big city" is not going to hold much attraction for me.. I've been four times already for weddings and such and it's just not my bag... and other than the neighborhood poker games gambling does nothing for me...

BUT

The group I'm going with has played our own version of "Time's Up!" with a pad of paper and an old popcorn bowl and they all love it.
So I thought if I could whip out a copy of the flashy R&R boxed version it would wow them into hanging out with me for a bit instead of wasting all of their money gambling and ignoring me.

I am digressing...

I am willing to walk from the "Flam" (if i may be so familiar) or take a cab to wherever the store may be.. but I need to know where it is... and what the phone number is so that the trip is not a waste. Though a trip to a FLGS is never really a waste I suppose...
A website might be helpful if they have it though not in any way needed.

Also... if you have any ideas.. What should a guy who doesn't really like Las Vegas do in Las Vegas? Any suggestions in that area would be appreciated as well.

Thanks.
 
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Mike Rasmuson
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Nathan--

I would make sure that you find a copy of Time's BEFORE you come to Las Vegas, because yuo probably won't find one here. The closest thing to a FLGS in Las Vegas at this time is Hobbytown USA. The one closest to the strip. called Dreamland, closed its doors on Monday. (big sigh) There isn't a FLGS that I would recommend at this time in Las Vegas.

As for not doing the whole Las Vegas thing, there are many attractions near or off strip that should hold your interest. The Star Trek experience is at the Las Vegas Hilton. There is a Nascar thing at the Sahara Hotel and Casino. There is all kinds of shopping along the strip at the Fashion Show Mall and Caesar's Palace Forum shops. You can also go to the Stratosphere Tower for a great view of Las Vegas, best enjoyed at night. There are many, many shows on the strip. You can also rent a car and drive to Boulder Dam and Red Rock canyon, if you would rather do something outside. There is an IMAX theater at the Mandalay Bay I think. You can do a modest indoor amusement park at the Circus Circus. There are alot of gentlemen's clubs near or on the strip. You can gamble on penny slots, or find a low minimum black jack table (I have heard that Harrah's is good) You can go to any sports book and bet on a horse race or ball game, and watch all the action in the book. There is a good Texas Hold'Em Tournament at the Aladdin on alot of afternoons. The Excalibur also has a nice poker room I have been told. You can also just eat. There are tons of places to make a pig of yourself. Avoid the cheaper buffets, and spend the extra for a good one. I would have to say the Aladdin has the best one right now.

Hope all this helps...

--Mike in Las Vegas
 
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I did a couple of other searches in Google "boardgame" and "Magic: the Gathering" (almost no FLGS does not carry it) and checked Wizards site for the Arena League. After all that, I only saw one promising store which was Troll and Toad. Google the store name and city and you'll get their website.
As for what to do in Vegas if you don't gamble, sightseeing the different Casinos is great, (my parents did that for 3 days straight on a family trip) and most of the bigger ones have not only shopping, but also 3-D rides, art galleries and Vegas is the World Champion city for people watching.
 
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Brian A
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Free activities...
http://www.vegas4locals.com/free.html

A few top-of-my-head recommended restaurants...

Strip (Flamingo) $$$$
http://www.caesars.com/Caesars/LasVegas/Dining/FineDining/Me...

Summerlin area (West) $$$
http://www.rosemarysrestaurant.com/

Central (Sahara) $$
http://www.saipinchutima.com/
 
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Having been in Vegas with my wife for her medical conventions, we rented a car and went to Red Rock Canyon. It is really nice. We also drove to Hoover Dam. There is a lot of shopping and you can take a gondola ride at the Venitian. The lights at night are really wild. And then there is the buffets. I think one casino on the strip has an antique car collection that is either cheap or free. Hope this helps.
 
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Sorry to change the subject, but would anyone mind telling me what an "FLGS" is (Friendly Local Gaming Store?)? Am I showing just what a FNG I am to this site?
 
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generic name for a game/hobby store
 
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