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Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby timlillig » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:41 am

Here is a list of local game and modeling stores with contact info and notes on who carries minis. Let me know if I miss anyone.

see Karl's description below.
865 Maplewood Dr, Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 467-1102

Trains and models. Has a nice selection of paint and general modeling supplies.
7025 Ogden Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-4384

Boradgames and novelties. Has some 40K and X-wing.
1112 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 465-2178

Games Workshop, Privateer, maybe some other stuff.
5550 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-3656

A model/train hobby shop. They have lots of paints and supplies but few to no gaming miniatures.
6017 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 775-4848

A fairly wide selection of minis.
1375 Wind Energy Pass, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 454-4585

Privateer and X-wing, maybe a bit of something else.
5147 Main St, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 963-0640

Mostly boardgames, novelties, CCGs. Very few minis.
Several locations in malls.

Tons of stuff, pretty much any 28mm figure or paint line you might expect to see in a store.
101 W Prospect Ave, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 577-9656

Privateer, X-wing, loose Heroclix and bit of other stuff.
436 S Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 406-9504
There are other locations- Shaumburg, Naperville, maybe elsewhere. Selection of items carried varies by location.

I have not been there, I'm not sure they have any minis.
3S019 State Rt. 59, Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 447-7054

Seems to have a focus on used games and parted out kickstarters.
839 N. Roselle Rd, Roselle, IL 60172
(847) 278-7538

See Mike's description below.
415 West Liberty Street, Wauconda, Illinois 60084
(847) 379-5059

A model hobby shop. They have lots of paints and supplies but few to no gaming miniatures.
9239 S Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 423-7202

Mostly comics. Has boardgames, X-wing and lots of loose Heroclix.
4405 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
(708) 320-2535

Comics, board games, and lots of CCGs. They used to have miniatures, but I'm not sure they do anymore.
8502 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714
(847) 470-9636

Mostly board games. they do have some 40K.
Baker Hill Center, 866 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 547-2940

Mostly vintage videogames, but also has some 40K and X-Wing.
106 E St Charles Rd, Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 501-0200

I believe they have GW, Privateer, and X-wing.
15032 S Des Plaines St, Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 267-6245
-Tim

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby PatrickWR » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:03 pm

There is a new one that just opened out in the Wheaton/Warrenville area called Grandmaster Games.

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby timlillig » Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:25 am

Ok, that's everything that I can think of. I guess there are a couple of Hobbytown USAs, and GW stores, but I wasn't going to bother listing chains. There might be some CCG-focused places I'm unaware of too. I think there might even be one of those near my home, I'll have to check into that.

Is there anything in the malls since Gamer's Paradise (and the WotC stores before it) closed several years ago? I don't go to malls much.
-Tim

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby Eilif » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:39 am

Berwyn's Toys and Trains Doesn't have wargaming stuff, but they have quite alot of "O" scale buildings and vehicles. Sometimes they have used vehicles and buildings at reasonable prices. Also glue, plastruct, etc...

http://www.berwynstoytrains.com

America's Best is roughly the same (no games), but they are bigger and have alot of interesting used stuff.
https://www.americasbesttrain.com

Maybe split the list to have a section of just non-game hobby stores?
-Karl

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby msears » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:03 pm

Sean at Brainstorm has been pushing for more gaming, stocked some X Wing and is looking for ideas on what minis line to carry.

Their knee jerk reaction was 40K but I told them to hold their horses unless there is a small fortune laying around to launch that line.

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby Mike.Messenger » Tue May 16, 2017 1:15 am

Lindsay's Gamer Garrison
415 West Liberty Street
Wauconda, Illinois

(847) 624-0024

Anyone looking for a shop deep in the northwest burbs?

Small Sales area, good gaming spaces. 40k and Infinity seem the primary lines.
Star Wars XWing, Armada, and Star Trek Attack Wing are stocked and played. And Magic, of course.
The owner, Andrew W., is willing to order what he doesn't have on the shelf. There is a FaceBook presence if you want to know more.

Mike M.

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Re: Chicago Area Game Stores

Postby Eilif » Tue May 16, 2017 8:29 am

There's also Grognard Games in Roselle.

http://grognardgames.com

Store Hours & Address
839 N. Roselle Rd
Roselle, IL 60172
(847) 278-7538

STORE HOURS
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 9pm
Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 6pm

And of course if we're keeping things updated we need to add Greenfire.
-Karl


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