The Hallmarks of the “Perfect” Game Store

Dear Readers, I often talk about my game store like it’s a second home. That’s because, well…it is, sort of. This, my Dear Readers, is why I believe that my store has all of the hallmarks of being the “perfect” game store. I say “perfect” because, like anywhere, it has its flaws, but overall, this place is awesome.

First, let’s examine the name: The Lucky Dice Cafe. As you may remember, we are partnering with them to promote The Blog, as well as we strive to talk them up to drive business to their store. And for good reason! In any case, the store name says much about what it’s all about.

The main store is called affectionately “The Cafe” where they have the counter with the food and beverages as well as the product they have for sale.

I didn’t think to get a picture of him, but when you walk into the door, there’s a huge red dragon on display!

Looking at the pictures, though, you can see that they have a great menu, and it includes beverages for everyone, even beer, coffee, shakes, etc…The service is great and the food is amazing. They even have offerings for vegetarians!

The tables in the back are where the card players mostly congregate, playing Magic the Gathering, Vangard, Pokemon, Yugioh, etc…

Then we get to the rest of the cafe, where the table top gamers and board gamers begin to congregate…

Lots of table space and plenty of snacks to choose from by the counter.

Next, we go to what will be the “Inn.” The owners are transforming the center section of the store into a medieval inn!

The guy on the left is Matt, one of our new Adventurers League DMs!

It’s shaping up to be a great place to game.

Next we have (behind where I am taking the above picture), the private game room. This is where you can pay to have a private and quiet place to play your games, complete with a gaming table with electrical outlets, USB ports, and will eventually have an LCD display hung!

That is actually my DM screen. Neat, huh?

Lastly, we come to the last room, dubbed the War Room. This is where folks come to play Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Battletech, and other tactical war games.

Two guys fighting it out in Warhammer 40K!

Notice that the store has plenty of terrain and tablespace for lots of players!

So this is my game store. Why is it “perfect?”

  1. Food and Beverages
  2. Lots of tablespace for the games you love
  3. A private game room
  4. Separated gaming space for the various games
  5. Well-stocked on products (which, if they don’t have, they actually will order for you and get it pretty soon). They have everything you could want for everything that’s played at the store. You want Collectable Card Games, they have it. You want to paint miniatures? They have the brushes, the paint, and the minis! You want it, they have it!
  6. Free Wi-Fi
  7. Free table space (except the private game room, which has a relatively small nominal fee to use for a few hours)
  8. Exceptional customer service
  9. Great atmosphere

These traits, to me, mark the best of the best when it comes to a game store.

For your reference, if you’d like to check out their website, here it is.

What’s your game store like? Let me know in the comment section below, and don’t forget to hit that like button, and subscribe so you don’t miss a post!

Until next time, Dear Readers…

Disclaimer: All people in photos gave explicit permission to have their pictures taken and posted up on The Blog.

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