Walking into Get Your Game On, you’re welcomed by the store’s character, which consists of deep-stained wooden floors, exposed brick with colorful chalk drawings and walls lined with games from current and past generations.
Although it is not a new business, the location is. The original shop, which for four years was located on Packard near State Street, moved to the intersection of South State Street and North University Avenue for better foot traffic.
The store is known for having Magic: The Gathering playing cards, but it has plenty of other products that keep gamers satisfied. The Wii, PS3, Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 are a few systems that games are made available for.
Thomas Lewis, a study abroad student at Eastern Michigan University from the United Kingdom, found the store several months ago and fell in love with it.
“I enjoy the people that come in,” Stu Parnes, GYGO manager of three years, said. “Not everyone is a regular but we’re happy to have them none the less.”
If you aren’t into role playing games, they have a variety of board games and activities from different age groups like the Days of Wonder board game or Warhammer.
They also have buy-and-sell program for those looking for cash or needing to get rid of old video games and manuals.
“I have an account,” La’vantae Nelson, a regular at GYGO, said. “That’s how I sell my Xbox 360 games here.”
GYGO isn’t another Game Stop or Best Buy; they offer customers a place to enjoy the games they love. They host tournaments in the basement, including a There is a Magic: The Gathering tournament Saturday, Sept. 29 at noon.
Dan Buckingham had been a regular for years before working for the company.
“I guess [Magic: The Gathering] brought me here,” Buckingham said. “I used to go to the old location a lot and then I had the opportunity to work here and I took it.”
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