Thursday, June 12, 2014

Making a case for the Dragon


With all the chaos and mayhem that has been a part of daily life for almost 2 years, heading over to the Wandering Dragon Shoppe has been an imposibility.

I have only seen the Shoppe once since the move to the new store, and that was at night when it was relatively  crowded.  That meant I didn't get to see some of the incredible things that Kevin and Laura have done with it!  Fantastic.  Just look at this room!!!


It is truly a Palace of Gaming.  This is still the same room!


I don't think these were around the last time I was there.  In fact, there are so many sizes and types of cases, I don't think I was able to spot them all! It was like an Easter egg hunt.  More and more of them everywhere.


There were small cases, inserts, craft boxes, and some of these very large cases, which would work for gaming stuff, painting stuff, and anything else imaginable.


The wall of X-Wing and the Star Trek version...


The hobby section continues to expand as well.  Paints, minis, tools, supplies... the list goes on and on.


Down this hall you will find room after room for RPG's, tournaments, private games... it's like a castle that you need to map out like a D&D game.


Just one more area, this near the register.


We were also able to take advantage of the Menu Book that is also part of the Dragon Shoppe experience.  This time, pizza was chosen, delivered right to the room!  Wow...


I guess I should mention that a few games were played.  This was a common sight as I played the Germans in the first round.  It's hard to believe that I was able to keep the score as close as I did in that first game.  The margin was 6-4... almost 6-5.  That  meant a good game as the Americans could still yield an overall victory.

Sure enough, my tank brigades made mad dashes around the flanks of the dug in Germans, which enabled the double envelopment tactic.  I managed a 6-3 victory, for an overall 10-9 win!


Setting up for that first game.  Many thanks to Rich for hauling me out there, and to Kevin and Laura for being such wonderful hosts!!


10 comments:

  1. Wow, I do not think I've ever seen a place like that in the UK. Certainly nothing like that in my locality. Way back I recall a couple of stores with shelves filled with box games but not know. One of those would have been the original Games Workshop, when it was Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson running it. Happy Days!

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    1. My only regret is that it has become very difficult for me to get there with the limited transportation options for me. It is not just a fantastic place... it is run by amazing people!

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  2. A very impressive set up indeed. Thanks for sharing and I do hope they enjoy much success with the shoppe!

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    1. The owners put their heart and souls into this... they do everything they can to create a very welcoming and relaxing environment.

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  3. What a beautiful and fun place to hang out and play your favorite game! :D

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    1. It is a stunning and fun place to be!!!

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  4. Looks a stunning venue! Curious; do folks bring their own games along to play, like the WW2 game you show, or does the store let you use their 'Store copies'?

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    1. Both! That's how we got started in Memoir in the first place! :-) Very wise!

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    2. Cool, interesting, thanks for reply :-)

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    3. Yes, there are many 'open box' games for you to try out. We have been able to test a number of games, and it has helped us to figure out which ones to buy. I was not going to be interested in Memoir '44, but getting to see all the figures, tiles and cards in my hands, and even play the game, was the clincher!

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