Games galore in Twin PortsThe Twin Ports love gaming; it had an entire gaming and geek convention last spring.
By: LaReesa Sandretsky, Duluth News Tribune
The Twin Ports love gaming. We had an entire gaming and geek convention last spring.
Kevin Mickelson, local gaming enthusiast and organizer of the convention Berserkon, said the community is welcoming and incredibly active. Take one look at these stores’ schedules, and you’ll see he isn’t kidding.
Whether you’re into RPGs, collectible card games, board games or even video games, there’s a place for you.
Rogue Robot Games & Comics is just over a year old and serves downtown Duluth. It has tons of regularly occurring events, such as weekly HeroClix, Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering tournaments in its 2,000-square-foot gaming room.
See the schedule.
Located in West Duluth, Dungeon’s End has six gaming rooms — so there’s space for everyone.
Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh fan? Play it here.
Want to learn how to paint your miniature gaming pieces? It has you covered.
Check out its crazy-full schedule.
Collector’s Connection is Duluth’s gaming pioneer — it has been open for more than 30 years near (and formerly in) the Miller Hill Mall.
In addition to gaming paraphernalia, it offers tons of other collectible goodies such as action figures, comic books and sports cards.
You can join in the Magic and Heroclix tournaments or try something a little different — a pinball tournament.
If you’re into the screen type of games, we have plenty of places to stock your gaming shelves.
Game Galaxy is a new shop downtown offering vintage and new games. It’s growing quickly: working on developing its own game, opening a second location in Cloquet and building a room for video game tournaments and LAN parties.
There are Gamestop locations in Duluth and Superior.
I Play is the locally owned video game seller and buyer in Superior, and it can fix your broken Xbox or PlayStation, too.
Pick up cheap used gear at Pawn Duluth downtown or Pawn America in Duluth or Superior.
Last year, the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center hosted its first gaming convention, drawing close to 300 gamers.
Mickelson already is planning next year’s event (it will take place in June) and will be launching a Kickstarter campaign this fall to help pay for it.