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Local Business Provides Gaming Hub

Photo by Reagan Jones.

When walking through the South Hill Mall, a small store with a Batman statue might catch your eye. Looking through the store’s windows, you can see dozens of card games, board games and Dungeons and Dragons supplies. 

This store is called Game ON! It used to be part of a bigger company called Wizards of the Coast, until 18 years ago when they closed all their locations. The store was purchased by the current owner, and he changed the name to Game ON! It has been in the mall ever since.  

For a third of the time the store has been open, Nick Cummings has been one of the managers working here. He chose to work here because he loves board games as well as card games.  

“I’ve always loved boardgames and card games, I grew up with them and I shopped at the store when I was a little kid and now, I work here,” Cummings said.  

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According to Cummings, the thing that makes Game ON! so special is the large number of games and cards available. It is one of the biggest tabletop gaming stores in the area. The store sells supplies for card games such as Magic the Gathering, Lorcana, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh. 

“We offer one of the largest selections of board games in the general Puyallup area,” Cummings said. “We try to have as casual and friendly of a crowd as possible for games, that’s what we go for here.”   

Besides just selling cards, Game ON! has card game events and tournaments. They have a focus on card games such as Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, recently starting events with Disney’s new card game Lorcana. The schedule can be found in the store.   

Aside from card games the store sells a variety of different kinds of tabletop essentials. Game ON! They sell things for RPG’s (Role-playing games), dice & supplies, chess, board games, and party games.  The games can range from kids to teens and solo to multiplayer games.
“We cater to all age groups we have a kids’ game table, with games for people as young as four and then we also have a dual game table,” Cummings said. “So, there is a large age range, [as well as a] large player count range, we have some single player only [games] and some that require even up to 10 people [to play].” 

The store is not limited to only cards and board games. They also sell accessories for games such as Dungeons and Dragons. 

“We have a whole bunch of things for Dungeons and Dragons. We offer a variety of dice and other accessories for it. We have puzzles, even chess, backgammon, anything in the kind of physical gaming world we potentially carry here,” Cummings said.

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Reagan Jones, Photo Editor
Senior Reagan Jones is in Newspaper and Yearbook, and she originally joined to expand her knowledge of photography and storytelling. Jones is also excited because it is her second year in Viking Student Media and first year in newspaper. "I love working with the media team and creating stories for the whole school," Jones said.

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