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Epidode 41: What We Look For in a Game Store

In Episode 41 of Cards and Cubes, our games played include Sierra West, Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road, Curious Cargo, and a few solo gaming experiences.

Our topic of discussion this week is “What We Look For in a Game Store.”

Games on the horizon include Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Collector’s Edition, Clinic: Deluxe Edition – 2nd, 3rd Extension, Steampunk Rally Fusion, and Whistle Mountain.

0:00 – Intro

1:02 – Top 10 most funded tabletop-related Kickstarters in 2020

Games Played
11:35 – Sierra West
24:27 – Merv: The Heart of the Silk Road
38:54 – Curious Cargo
49:38 – Solo gaming: Pax Pamir: Second Edition, Bonfire, Lost Ruins of Arnak

What We Look For in a Game Store
57:24 – Prices
1:01:17 – Alternative income streams – CCGs, LCGs, RPGs, miniatures
1:03:09 – Rewards programs
1:03:44 – Factors other than price – play areas, chairs, tables
1:04:55 – Lighting
1:05:56 – Cafes, food, drinks, restaurants
1:09:14 – Location
1:10:29 – Rules – language, cleanliness, behavior, respect
1:13:02 – Supporting local no matter what?
1:15:50 – Store clerks and board game competence
1:18:31 – Used games or consignment section
1:20:21 – Demo library, game rentals
1:21:57 – Management
1:22:45 – Website, social media presence
1:24:18 – Sales tactics

Games on the Horizon
1:26:23 – Castles of Mad King Ludwig: Collector’s Edition
1:28:48 – Clinic: Deluxe Edition – 2nd, 3rd Extension
1:32:55 – Steampunk Rally Fusion
1:35:39 – Whistle Mountain

1:37:49 – Outro

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