So, you’ve already identified your local game store’s specialty. This is really important as it will play an intricate part in how busy the store is and what types of gamers like to hang out there. So what’s the secret to a successful game site with the right type of players? Continue reading Choose your Gaming Poison Part 2→
I was talking with a fellow Meetup member this weekend and he asked me, “What is the best store to host an RPG at?” I couldn’t help but smile and nod back to him as I fully understood his frustration. We were sitting in themiddle of a store that was hosting MTG Grand Prix qualifier event and we had to shout at each other just to carry on our conversation over the attendees.
It also made me realize that not everyone knows how to pick the right game store for their events. This can really make or break your game. Not all game stores are created equal and I’m going to show you exactly how to evaluate each for your gaming pleasure.
I bet a lot of you are wondering what Valley of the Sun Meetup is, especially since I have it plastered all over the side of my blog. Those of you who haven’t visited the site yet are really missing out on the opportunity to promote your own games and to find others around Phoenix. No gimmicks or people trying to sell you stuff here.
This store is big and open, which I love. It also has plenty of space for gaming and tons of tables for miniature gaming. Truly, my heart was hoping that this was the store for me! However, as I hung around I realized, although this was an amazing store, it was not my crowd. The people here were friendly but none seemed interested in playing my board game and they remained standoffish with me. If miniatures are your game of choice then this store is probably for you.