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Retro Game Store Directory & Nominate Your Favorite Stores

Retro Game Store Directory & Nominate Your Favorite Stores

Even though retro-styled games are making a comeback of sorts, important establishments that are part of retro gaming culture such as arcades and stores that stock retro games and gear are still on the decline. Since these establishments are becoming such a rarity, we need to keep retro gamers educated where existing places are located and make sure they are supported sufficiently. We just started taking nominations for the best remaining arcades in the world, but for this post, I wanted [...]

Retro Game Store Review: Trade-N-Games (St. Louis)

Every now and then, when visiting different parts of the US, I like to track down independent or small-chain game stores and report my findings to the Racketboy community. While in on a road trip back in July, I was able to spend some time in the wonderful city of St. Louis (serious, I recommend visiting if you’re in the area).   Just outside of St. Louis, is the town of Fenton, MO which is home to Trade N Games. (See [...]

Retro Game Store Review: Vintage Stock

Every now and then, when visiting different parts of the US, I like to track down independent or small-chain game stores and report my findings to the Racketboy community.  Usually, I like to do a video interview with the store owner and not only get a tour of the store, but also get their insights on the retro-gaming world. While in Oklahoma last month, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of locations from a regional chain of stores [...]

Game Store Tour: Video Game Connection (Cleveland)

This summer I just happened to find myself in Cleveland, Ohio and decided to check out what the city had to offer in terms of games stores.  A quick Google search clued me in about Video Game Connection and I contacted Mike, the store’s owner to see if he’d be willing to give me a tour of the place and talk with me a bit. Turns out he was quite busy getting ready for Cleveland’s Classic Console & Arcade Gaming [...]

Tips For Running An Independent Video Game Store

This is a bit of a follow-up to the tour and conversation I had with Giulio from VideoGamesNewYork.  I wanted to keep that video slimmed down and thought this would be a good side conversation to have.  I asked Giulio what advice he had to other independent game store owners and he share some interesting insights.   Hopefully, this will be useful to those thinking about how to start their own game store or existing store owners that are looking [...]

Game Store Tour & Interview: Video Games New York

Back in June, I made my first trip out to New York City to absorb some of the abundance of culture the city had to offer. While I was there. I made sure to take a cab over to VideoGamesNewYork to see what a big-city indie game shop had to offer. The owner, Giulio, was nice enough to give me a tour of the shop and spend some time talking about the business and culture of running a game store [...]