I am a big fan of buying games from internet sites. I can buy directly from the publisher, I can get a good price from an online retailer like Amazon, I can window shop multiple sites, etc. However, the biggest disadvantage of online shopping is that it is surprisingly easy to miss things. Amazon doesn’t have everything and search results can be more limited than it might appear.
That’s why I love going to my local game store every week to just see what might be there. For those with more inquiring minds, the closet local store to me is The Toledo Game Room. Those of you who go to GenCon might recognize the owner of the Game Room, Daryl, as “The Bits Guy” who sells all the Warhammer bits. Another good store in town is Checkmate Games. If you are in Fresno, Ca, I recommend Crazy Squirrel Game Store.
Anyway, going to the local game store turned up two games/game expansions this week.
First, I found a game that I knew nothing about: Dice Throne
I have only started reading the rules, but Dice Throne looks like a fun game where you can play 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, or free-for-all. I can’t wait to try it out with my usual suspects.
Second, sometimes I find something new for a game that I like. This time it was King Kong for King of Tokyo/King of New York.
I loved the Cthulhu expansion and I am super-pumped to bust out King Kong in my next King of New York game.
The moral of the story
So run, don’t walk, to your local game store to find unexpected gems. And do it like voting in Chicago–early and often!