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It’s Friday night: Get your game on at Galactic


June 30, 2017

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Galactic Comics & Games, formerly Gallop’s Comics & Games, has been a staple of the local community for decades. Located downtown at 20 East Vine Street, Galactic offers its customers a subscription service that can include comics, magazines, toys, games, paperbacks and much more according to their website. They have hosted cosplay events, attended comic conventions and are constantly on the lookout for new merchandise.

 

Shortly after moving to their new location, Do Savannah wrote a piece on the grand opening and interviewed the owner of the establishment, Keith Brown.

 

“We do it because we love it. Even if I wasn’t working here, I would still be here, playing the games, reading the comics,” Brown said, when asked about his work.

 

As many of its customers note, the appeal of Galactic doesn’t lie solely in the variety of merchandise that they have to offer, but also largely in the environment and the sense of community that its patrons have developed.

 

“The real magic of this place is the atmosphere and the community of people that have gathered around it. There is always something neat going on, and the people, staff and fellow customers alike are friendly, welcoming, and eager to share knowledge. Not only that, but it's a wholesome environment that I'm eager to not only take my kids to, but also encourage my friends to take their kids to also,” Kevin Boyd, local resident, said.

 

            Gaming Tournaments

 

Galactic hosts a number of tournaments for games including but not limited to: Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Warhammer Fantasy & 40K. Fans of any and all games, be that of the card or board variety, are encouraged to use any of the available tables to host their matches.

 

            For those of you looking for a little something different to do on Friday nights, Galactic hosts a series of gaming tournaments, for which they have become widely known, beginning late in the afternoon and continuing late into the night.

 

Their board game tournaments have become so popular that there is even an organization that includes officers and members as well as a Facebook page for them. The Galactic Board Game Community page is dedicated to the discussion of crowd favorites and the announcement of upcoming gaming schedules.

 

They typically host a Magic the Gathering tournament from 3 to 10 p.m., which can be entered with a small entrance fee, includes “booster drafting” and rewards include exclusive cards. Galactic encourages customers to learn the game, and even offers live demos and complimentary 60 card decks so that players can see the game unfold in real time and get a chance to practice with cards of their own. 

 

From 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday nights, they also host a board game tournament. Each week, they offer a feature game that has priority over other games, but everyone from the community is invited and encouraged to bring their own games and friends. Some of the most popular board games among Galactic customers include Splendor, 7 Wonders, Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Building Game and Sherlock Holmes and Consulting Detective.

 


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