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UPDATE:  This list is no longer being worked on. Please refer to the lunk below and use the VGS database. Thank you!

https://www.videogamesage.com/databases/retro-video-game-stores/

 

 

STATE/STORE

LOCATIONS

 

ALABAMA

 

1UP Games

Dothan

 

2nd and Charles

Hoover

 

Almost Anything

Opelika

 

Another Castle

Huntsville

 

Classic Game Vault

Huntsville

 

Game Galaxy

Huntsville

 

Game On

Mobile (Flea Market booth)

 

Game On

Muscle Shoals

 

Game On

Bayou La Batre

 

Gamer's Paradise

Madison

 

Gamerz World

Huntsville

 

iDa Gamer

Trussville

 

Play and Talk

Mobile

 

Press Start

Alabaster

 

Quality Collectibles

Jasper

 

Replay's

Hueytown, Anniston, Gadsen, Northport, Tuscaloosa

 

Retro Game Planet

Prattville

 

Retro Gamer

Huntsville

 

The Monitor Game Emporium

Tuscaloosa

 

Top Games

Gardendale

 

What's on 2nd

Birmingham

 

Zone 1 Games

Chelsea, Helena

 

ALASKA

 

Ian's Game Paradise

Anchorage

 

Video Games Alaska

Anchorage

 

Video Game Depot

Anchorage

 

Zeroes Trading Alaska

Soldotna

 

ALBERTA

 

Cash Converters

Calgary

 

Game City

St. Albert Mall, Edmonton x4

 

Game Shop, The

Red Deer

 

Games Music

Red Deer

 

Just for Fun

Edmonton

 

Nexwave Video Games

Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove

 

Old Strathcona Antique Mall

Edmonton

 

Play N Trade

Edmonton

 

Video Game Traders

Calgary x2

 

Whyte Night Toys & Games

Edmonton

 

ARIZONA

 

1UP Games

Mesa

 

Black Box Gaming

Prescott

 

Bookman's

Phoenix x2, Flagstaff, Tucson x3, Mesa

 

Collector's Marketplace

Phoenix

 

Fallout Games

Phoenix x2, Tempe, Mesa

 

Fix and Play

Avondale, Glendale

 

Flashback Games

Tempe

 

Game Over Games

Phoenix

 

Game Traders

Tucson

 

Game Zone

Gilbert

 

Gaming Zone, The

Tempe x2

 

House of Used

Mesa x2

 

Katana Games

Tucson

 

Metro Gnome Music

Tucson

 

Nana G's Antique Treasures

Glendale 

 

Play n Trade

Phoenix

 

TRX 2

Phoenix

 

The Brass Armadillo

Phoenix, Goodyear

 

The House of Used

Mesa

 

The Toy Box

Glendale

 

Thrifty Joe's Books & Music

Glendale

 

Zia Records

Phoenix x2, Tucson x2, Tempe, Chandler

 

ARKANSAS

 

Game Room Trading Post

Malvern

 

Game Point

Conway

 

GameXChange

Little Rock, Benton, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Russellville

 

Mammoth Game Vault

Mammoth Springs

 

Premiere Video/GameXtreme

Pocahontas

 

That Geeky Shop

Harrison

 

Vintage Stock

Rogers, Fayetteville

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

Barclay's Exchange Inc.

Victoria

 

Black Dimaond Antiques, Collectibles, and VG's

Nanaimo

 

China Steps Retro Emporium

Nanaimo

 

Fan Favourites

Victoria

 

Fascinating Rhythm

Nanaimo

 

GameDeals

New Westminster

 

Gamers Choice

Maple Ridge, Surrey

 

Hang and Play Games

Victoria

 

Heritage Sound Music

Nanaimo

 

Hometech Games Plus

Victoria

 

Island Collateral

Victoria

 

Johnson St. Pawnbrokers

Victoria

 

Mostly Music

Port Coquitlam

 

New Age Thrift

Victoria

 

Play N' Trade

Duncan, Abbotsford

 

Press Start

New Westminster

 

Ralf's Collectibles

Nanaimo

 

Willow Video

Langley, Abbotsford

 

CALIFORNIA

 

1up Games

Covina

 

8-Bit Gamers

Santa Clara

 

A&J Games

Los Angeles

 

Bros Game Shop

Torrance

 

Cali Games

Lawndale

 

Control Lab, The

Sanata Barbara

 

Galaxy Games

Dublin

 

Game ADX

Oceanside

 

Game Shop Down Stairs

San Jose

 

Game Shop, The

Lakeport

 

Game World

Barstow, San Jose

 

Gamedude

North Hollywood

 

Gameland

Torrance, Burbank

 

Gamer's Clique

San Jose

 

Games & Electronics

Hayward

 

Games 4 Less / CM Traders

Fullerton

 

Gameshop

San Jose

 

Hot Toys

Fremont

 

L&J Vintage Video Games

Industry

 

Level Up Video Games

Santa Cruz

 

Luna Games

San Diego x2, College, Ocean Beach, El Cajon

 

M&M Games

Murrieta

 

More Games

Camarillo

 

Norcal Collectables

Chico

 

Open Box Games

La Mirada

 

PTR Games

Orange

 

Phat Collectibles

Anaheim

 

Phoenix Games

Concord

 

Planet Mix

Redwood City

 

Play N Trade

ClairemontSan Diego

 

Red Brontosaurus

Linda Vista, La Jolla

 

Space Cat

San Jose

 

Super Video Game Bros

Industry

 

TMH Video

Oceanside

 

Trader Dans Video

Roseville

 

Video Exchange, The

Redding

 

Video Game Exchange

Alameda

 

Video Game Geeks

Anaheim

 

Video Game Trader

Riverside

 

Videogamex

Huntington Beach

 

COLORADO

 

Buy Back Games

Aurora, Thornton, Lakewood, Denver, Englewood, Fort Collins

 

DVR Arcade Lounge

Cortez

 

Doc's Video Games

Aurora

 

Entertainmartt

Colorado Springs

 

Game City

Monument, Woodland Park

 

Game Force

Aurora, Boulder, Commerce City, Westminster, Longmont

 

Game Source

Littleton, South Colorado Springs, Fountain

 

Gamers Ahoy

Loveland x2

 

GameXchange

Branford

 

Game Xplosion

Aurora

 

Game Zone

Lakewood

 

Leechpit, The

Colorado Springs

 

Level 7 Games

Denver x3

 

Level Up Games

Federal Heights

 

Level Up Gaming

Westminster

 

Mile High Flea Market

Henderson

 

Play N' Trade

Longmont

 

Video Game Exchange

Colorado Springs

 

Vidja Games

Colorado Springs

 

CONNECTICUT

 

Another Man's Treasure

Waterbury

 

Bottomless Pit of Treasure

Putnam

 

FYE Games

Waterbury

 

Gaming Source

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Thanks to the information by the community and work put in by  @diddles_mcbean who originally ran the list.

Let's keep this going. This information is outdated, so if you see any missing stores, errors or just want to report store closings, post in here and I will update as soon as I get a chance!

The formatting is a little wonky and I was working on adding hyperlinks to each store, so please pardon the dust while this list gets worked on over time.

I hope people find this list useful and continue to provide any information to keep this list current and accurate. Thank you! 

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Arkansas

Game Room Trading Post no longer exists. 

Game Exchange has taken over the state. The locations I know of and have personally been to: Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, Fayetteville, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Russellville. There are probably more I haven't been to! 

Game Point - Conway

Blast from the Past Gaming / That Geeky Shop (Same store.. I think name recently changed to 'That Geeky Shop') - Harrison

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I live near Hickory, NC.  Two other locations, both really awesome places:

Infinity Games

http://infinitygaminghickory.com/

1752 Startown Rd

Hickory, NC 28602

Game Swap

https://www.facebook.com/GameSwap-New-Retro-Video-Game-Superstore-224151834363255/

112 NE Court Square

Lincolnton, NC 28092

 

If you are ever driving down I-40 and want to spend half a day hitting some really awesome game shops, these two places, plus the other two in Hickory on the list (Red Fox and The Game Father) are places to go.  They are all really packed, and each one has their own personality.  If you are looking for an arcade unit, Game Swap in Lincolnton is down south on 321, until you get to Lincolnton (about 15 miles from Hickory) but it's worth the drive.  It's possibly the biggest shop and had the most diverse stuff.  It's in an old store and has an old store feel.

Red Fox isn't a chain but has a chain feel.  I really like the guys there and I think they are the most fun to chat with and hang out with.  The deals there are fair, especially when they run sells.

Game Father is in a mall.  I feel they seem to price there games at rates they feel they can get locally.  You can find really good deals... beside stuff that seems WAY over priced.  I've not figure that place out yet, but it feels like an old skool Game Stop that's 100% dedicated to used and vintage games.

Infinity Games it the back end of a pawn shop.  Infinity is another great place because it's part store, almost part museum.  You can tell that the guy that runs the place not only buys and sells games but really, really loves to collect. He has an entire room of consoles for sale and a bunch of them are rare and unique variants, all on display in cases that are well lit and just look awesome.  It's a kind of cramped place, though, because their inventory is spread out across 3x office-sized rooms and lines the hallways.

On the one hand, I kind of hate that everyone around hear is so rabid about retro games because that means I almost never find anything at thrift shops and yard sales.  But the flipside to that is that this rural area of NC can support 4, fully stocked vintage gaming shops.  There is also a 5th in Newton, but I can't remember their name.  They are more of a comic book/collectible shop and they have one case that sometimes has games in it.  I found a Super Scope there, which was cool, and a few games but they didn't have much.  Still, they advertise themselves as a video game store, so maybe their inventory comes and goes.

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Some updates to the Massachusetts section:

  • Get rid of Family Treasure Chest Resale and Khristina's Closet, those stores have been closed for years.
  • E&L Collectibles has been closed for at least two years now as well.
  • Game Underground moved yet again, they are now located in Waltham.
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Arizona:

House of Used has 2 locations in Mesa.

Tucson is spelled wrong a few times in the list. I take personal offense.

Fallout Games has a new Mesa location.

I'll have to do some more footwork to see if any of those in the list have closed up, but most of them are still there. There are TONS of places to pick up used games in the valley, so obviously there are enough local enthusiasts to keep them all in business. Yet I feel like the only AZ person on NA/VGS. Where is everyone? Make an account! I should post VGS fliers at all those shops...

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Not directly related but if you pop into Video Game World in Huntersville, NC on the right day, you might bump into Try from MLIG. I know he lives near there and I've noticed footage from their videos in there.  I even asked him about it, and he confirmed.

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A few for the Tennessee section:

Game Galaxy Arcade also has a location inside of Rivergate Mall in Madison, Tennessee.

Gamexchange has multiple locations across the state, off the top of my head I can name Clarksville, Cookeville, McMinnville, but I’m sure there are a few more.

Oddball Media in Clarksville, TN deals the most in vinyl and CDs but they’ve got a good selection of retro games too and advertise that they buy and sell them.

The Great Escape also has a Murfreesboro location.

Packards in Oak Ridge, TN was absorbed into/bought by Secret City Exchange, formerly known as McGuire Books.

Game Haven in Cookeville, East Knoxville, and Maryville is closed permanently.

**EDIT** Here are a few more around the country I can add:

In Morgantown, West Virginia there is a nice store called Cartridges Galore Video Games.

In Huntingdon, Pennsylvania there is a small little thrift store named Mary’s Bargains owned by a sweet lady who has a surprisingly large section of video games in her store. Some modern, some retro. Good prices.

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40 minutes ago, Inzoreno said:

Here in NC, Video Game World has a second store located in Concord. In addition, here in Hickory there's a small store I use to work for called Infinity Gaming. 

I just wrote about Infinity this morning (scroll up a bit to check it out!)

You live in Hickory?! I’m down in Maiden!

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