Saturday, July 14, 2012

Roll 2 Play - A New Game Shop in DFW.

Roll 2 Play has been a staple of Dallas/Fort Worth conventions for as long as I can remember. Until recently, the small business ran entirely through booths at conventions and their website. Today, that changed as Roll 2 Play opened up their first storefront.

Located in Coppell, Texas, just a little bit south of the intersection of Sandy Lane and Denton Tap Road, the Roll 2 Play store boasts lots of tables and chairs for in-store gaming as well as an entire backroom devoted to free-play. Numerous gaming events will be scheduled throughout the week. A shame it's a bit out of my way - otherwise I'd love to attend their Munchkin night.

It wasn't quite SDCC but there were a few points during the day where navigating the store was a tricky task. It was made slightly trickier by the cosplayers who were in attendance for the costume contest, as well as several members of The 501st and U.S.S. Navras cosplay groups. The two groups were holding a friendly competition to raise funds and collect games for their respective charities. The Trekkers won in the end but a game like this lets everyone win!

Adding to the comic-convention feel were a number of celebrity guests, including The Trials and Tribulations of Miss Tilney author David Doub, my friends from the United States of Geekdom podcast and the lovely and talented Taffeta Darling of Curves And Comics.

It was a good afternoon, all in all. I got to talk with some old friends, make a few new ones and I finally tracked down a copy of Monty Python Fluxx! So if you're a gamer in the DFW area looking for a fun place to play or you're a gamer anywhere who is looking for a nice, friendly game shop that will ship you what you want, give Roll 2 Play a try.

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