Game Shops in Tokyo

Game Shops in Tokyo

Sure, here is some more information about the places I mentioned:

  1. Yellow Submarine: This hobby shop chain has been around since 1986 and has multiple locations in Tokyo, as well as other cities throughout Japan. They carry a wide range of hobby products, including board games, card games, miniature games, and model kits. The staff is knowledgeable and can help you find what you’re looking for, even if you don’t speak Japanese. You can also find gaming tables and space for playing games at some of their stores.
  2. Little Tin Soldier: This store is located in the Akihabara district of Tokyo, which is known for its electronics and otaku culture. Little Tin Soldier specializes in wargaming products, including miniatures, terrain, rulebooks, and paints. They carry products from a variety of manufacturers, including Games Workshop, Privateer Press, and Corvus Belli. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and they can help you find the right products for your gaming needs. They also have a website where you can order products online if you can’t make it to the store in person.
  3. Games Workshop Tokyo: This is the official Games Workshop store in Tokyo, and it carries a variety of Warhammer products, including miniatures, rulebooks, paints, and accessories. They also host events and tournaments for Warhammer players, so it’s a great place to meet other gamers and get involved in the local gaming community. The staff is knowledgeable and can help you with painting techniques, army building, and gameplay.
  4. Mandarake: This chain of stores throughout Tokyo specializes in anime and manga merchandise, but they also carry a selection of wargames and miniatures. Their stores have a unique atmosphere and are worth a visit even if you’re not specifically looking for wargames. You can find vintage and hard-to-find items here, as well as new releases from popular manufacturers. They have several locations throughout Tokyo, so it’s easy to find one near you.

I hope this additional information helps you find the right place to buy wargames in Tokyo!

Kevin’s Guesthouse near Hakone is full of games you can play!

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Imperial Hobbies in Vancouver

Imperial Hobbies in Vancouver

If you go to Vancouver for sightseeing or are lucky enough to live there, be sure to check out Imperial Hobbies. It is my longtime favorite game store.

They will ship as well, so you can order online.

Imperial Hobbies

Contact Us

+1 604 273 4427

115 – 6080 Russ Baker Way Richmond, BC V7B 1B4 Canada

Be Careful of Etsy

Be Careful of Etsy

Be very careful if you order from Etsy, there is a shopping cart glitch that orders two of the product for you. And some of the shops have a : cancel within the hour policy. I just got stuck having to pay for two of the same thing.

I will be buying two DnD, DM screens….sigh

I ordered from Lockwood Smith . They have a policy that no matter what, if you don’t cancel within one hour of ordering, it’s a done deal. Not very kind if you ask me.

Of course in one hour, you are unlikely to realize there is a problem.

Buyer Beware!

Future Bee

I’m getting used to seeing updates on the stock of Yellow
Submarine;Shinjuku’s stock on this list, so i thought i might post
the info on how to get to one of my favorite game spots in tokyo.
It’s called Future Bee, it’s open from noon to 9:30 most days, and
once you’ve paid a (very reasonable) 1000 yen membership fee, you not
only get discounts on all the cardboard crack you buy, but you have
unlimited access to their playspace, where you can just about always
find somebody for a trading session or duel against at magic. (Many
other CCGs can be found here, but mostly magic is what gets played.)
How to get there…

Hop the yellow JR line (sorry, forgot the name.) from Shinjuku
heading towards Tokyo & Chiba. Around half a dozen stops later you
hit Suidobashi. Take the east exit off the platform, downstairs and
a right turn out of the ticket collection wickets. Hop the street
just in front of you and then use the crosswalk over the street to
your left. Take a right turn off the crosswalk, go two blocks (one
short then one long) and look down the side street on your left. You
should be able to see the future bee sign from here, 1.5 short blocks
away on the right side of the street. There’s an elevator off the
street to get in. The main playspace is on the second floor, with
other collectible cards (non-playing) on the 3rd floor.
The JR fare from shinjuku is 160 yen. These directions probably
work just fine coming from Tokyo/Chiba as well, but i’ve never tested
them coming that way. Be warned that most of the participants here
only speak a smattering of english, but i’ve found that to be less of
an obstacle than you’d expect. (And hey, the reason i got back into
magic was to have a reason to use more japanese, personally. There
are ~2000 major kanji to learn, and i’d say i’ve picked over 100
already using that specialised eidactic memory for magic cards that i
always thought was going to be a waste of craniumspace before.)
These guys also host frequent magic tournaments – around once a
week or more often.

p.s. i’ve also found another store in shinjuku with a decent stock of
assorted RPGs&CCGs and a tremendous assortment of modelling supplies
to make any tabletop gamer drool. Write me if you’re interested in
getting directions here. That & Yellow Submarine:Akihabara has in
addition to game sales a small play area, but you have to pay for
entry by the day (~300 yen) and the area is smaller than Future Bee’s.