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 Post subject: Physical local shop to buy games... impulse purchase itch
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:11 pm 
Hi,
I've managed to hold off buying games for a while since the games vault closed :(

I know I can buy games via gamesvault online (yeh) however every once in a while you get an itch to just spend money and get a game NOW (oh how I miss the shop in town).

Does anyone know of any board game shops in the area (coventry, leicester, northampton, milton keynes) so I can pop in the car and buy buy buy?

In need of Lord of the Rings Living Card Game core set this weekend and don't really want to drive all the way to Telford...

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 Post subject: Re: Physical local shop to buy games... impulse purchase itc
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:39 pm 
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http://www.wargamesworkshop.com/ is located in Northampton. No idea if they stock exactly what you want.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Escape games is in Cov. I think they have Lotr too. At least last time I was in they did.


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 Post subject: Re: Physical local shop to buy games... impulse purchase itc
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:54 pm 
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There's Escape Games in Coventry, not run by a guy that I've heard people curse.

There's also a place in Leicester I think, but can't remember the details off the top of my head. Pug can probably advise better.

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 Post subject: Re: Physical local shop to buy games... impulse purchase itc
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:05 pm 
Gifts for Geeks in Leicester.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Try 'LycosGames' he has everything, even the ones that aren't designed yet! :wink: :lots of love: :lots of love:


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 Post subject: Re: Physical local shop to buy games... impulse purchase itc
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:09 pm 
Thanks. Unf. no stock Coventry or Northampton.

Decided one more game of Death Angel wouldn't be so bad after all...


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 Post subject: Re: Physical local shop to buy games... impulse purchase itc
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:30 pm 
You have got Avon Toys in Leamington Spa, which has around 300 games in stock all the time and can get loads more in to order if you can't find what you are looking for. All popular games like Carcassone, Settlers, Small World, Dominion and there respective expansions are normally in stock along with a selection of expansions for other popular games such as Munchkin, Memoir '44, Tide of Iron, etc (too many and too expensive to stock them all, but any are available to order). As well os Games Workshop, there are also other minitaures from Flames of War and others on the shelves!

There are normally knowledgeable staff around that will help with your questions or advise on suitable / good games. There are several games available for demo most of the time, which has received great feedback from customers and helps us attract "proper" gamers from a wide area around. People wanting to play a specific game are invited to come along on Wednesday evenings when there is a games group playing any boardgames that people take with them, or a choice of the stock of demo games.

In February there will also be D&D on Wednesday nights and on Friday nights there is Magic: The Gathering Friday Night Magic which has been growing for several months now.

The shop works closely with local gaming groups and is always happy to help promote / support them.

In addition to this there is a range of other gaming events and specific demo's happening throughout the year and an up-to-date programme of these can be found on Face Book, just look for AvonToys and go to the Events tab (sorry tried to insert a link in here but the software on this forum changes it to TheFacetube !!).

Younger players and new gamers are always encouraged at these events.

These are just some of the benefits of having a proper friendly local game store....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Anyone trying to find Avon Toys on Facebook can just click the link below...

http://tinyurl.com/AvonToys

and they have been added to the Local Games Stores thread in the Buy Sell Trade Forum

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3941

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