Here are the eight of the best board game stores in Vancouver

Dec 29 2023, 9:58 am

Are you looking to spend that sweet Christmas cash from your mom and dad? Get ready to roll some dice, but remember to play nice.

There are many fantastic board game stores where enthusiasts can pick up a new game-night favourite. We’ve assembled a list of the best tabletop shops in town with something for board gamers of all ages and interests to discover.

Now pass go and have fun, everyone!

Strategies Games and Hobbies

Strategies Games and Hobbies on Main Street is a great place to discover new tabletop favourites, classic games, or a board game genre you didn’t know existed. Grab a copy of Arkham Horror or Dominion for your next game night at home, or book a table to play any miniature wargame in-store with a friend. Keep an eye out for other Strategies events like painting competitions.

Address: 3878 Main Street, Vancouver

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Drexoll Games


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Drexoll Games has been serving Vancouver since 2002 with its stock of over 1,000 different board games. Visitors to the Kitsilano store can pick up Ticket To Ride or Carcassonne, RPG books and accessories, classics like chess and backgammon, and more for all interests. Drexoll also hosts Friday Board Game Nights from 7 to 11 pm.

Address: 2880 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver


Rain City Games


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Rain City Games has two locations to serve gamers: International Village (Tinseltown) Mall in Vancouver and New West River Market in New Westminster. Swing by to chat with the staff, who will help you discover a new favourite game, like Spot It! for the children or Mind MGMT: The Psychic Espionage “Game” for the adults.

Address: Unit 1069 – 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Address: Unit 106 – 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster,


Imperial Hobbies


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Imperial Hobbies in Richmond has a wide selection of everything geeky, from board games to figurines and of course, comics. The helpful staff can help answer any questions you may have if you’re about to dive into a new passion.

Address: Imperial Hobbies – 6080 Russ Baker Wy #115, Richmond
(604) 273-4427

Games on The Drive

Games on The Drive has been providing Commercial Drive gamers with a wide selection of tabletop options for over seven years. Enjoy favourites like Clue, or take a new game like Joking Hazard for a spin.

Address: 2946 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


Magic Stronghold Games

Magic Stronghold Games on Kingsway, right off Boundary Road, is a beloved spot for enthusiasts of Magic: The Gathering, but it’s also loaded with many popular board games to add to your collection. Pick up 7 Wonders, Disney Villainous, and others for your game room. Then sign up for events like Stronghold Weekly Armory Event or Digimon Thursdays.

Address: #185 – 3665 Kingsway, Vancouver


The Connection Games and Hobbies


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The Connection is a hobby store located just steps away from Renfrew Station. The store offers up all sorts of board games, including Gloomhaven, Catan, and more. The Connection also has miniatures and hobby supplies to get you ready for your next gaming session.

Address: 2945 Renfrew Street, Vancouver


The Granville Island Toy Company

The Granville Island Toy Company’s two locations in Vancouver — the flagship store on Granville Island and the second shop on Main Street — have a wide variety of toys, puzzles, and board games to make you feel like a kid again. From Apples to Apples to Scotland Yard, there’s a game for you and your family to try next game night.

Address: 11-1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver

Address: 3298 Main Street, Vancouver


Big Pete’s Collectibles

Big Pete’s is celebrating over 30 years of business in North Vancouver, so they deserve a spot on this list. Take the Seabus over to Lower Lonsdale to pick up comic books, action figures, and, of course, board games. Plus, fans of collectible card games like Magic: The Gathering can pick up individual cards or packs to bolster their decks.

Address: 121 1st Street, North Vancouver



This piece was written in 2021 and has since been updated.

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