Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Game Store Alert!!

There have been rumor bouncing around locally-based web forums (Like Adeptus Windy City) that there is a new game store in Evanston. Ok, it's not Chicago, but it's pretty close. Plus, It's a independent game store not a GW store (No offence Jeff and crew of GWOP).

I made a trip to said store this week, and here I am to report back to you, my loyal readers (btw, if you're a loyal reader who doesn't live in the Chicagoland area, go read ++From the Warp++ or something).

Here's the facts: Gamer's Asylum, 611 Dempster, Evanston.

It's a nice size store. They have two good sized gaming tables. They just opened, so they're not stocked to the gills like some games stores. Still, they had plenty of what I was looking for. Specifically, a handful of paints and a box of Bloodletters. 

The store is run by a very friendly father and son team. The father had his ork army on display and I was very impressed by the presence of some Rogue Trader-era miniatures.

I like this store a lot. I'd be nicer if it was closer, but hey, it's got everything else you could hope for in an independent game store: friendly knowledgeable staff, diverse products, gaming tables. 

I was thinking of giving them some unsolicited, vaguely anonymous, internet-based advice about what they should do with their store. I think I just keep an eye on how this develops and report back to youz guys when necessary.


Plastic Legions said...

Only two tables is a bit light to develop much of live gaming crowd, but their hours are good however. With a new GW opening in that area before year end and Games Plus relatively close by I am sure they got tough battle ahead of them, hopefully they will a find a way to survive more than 6 months.

Scott said...

They have room for more tables, but I don't know if they plan to make more.

I didn't know about a GW store in the area.

I don't know that Games Plus is that close, is it? This place is waaayy easier to get to for me, but I don't drive.

Oh and happy father's day, John!

Plastic Legions said...

you're right, GP isnt that close at all I was thinking it was closer.
( I was looking at a map, man GP is a haul no wonder I've never been there)

regardless if those guys can find a non GW niche and build a player base, they will probably be ok regardless of the new GW..right back at you on Fathers Day buddy!

RonSaikowski said...

Hopefully the new store will do well and you'll have a local place to frequent.

Thanks for the plug, I've added your site to my blogroll.