Game on: Indy’s best board game shops

Whether you enjoy the excitement of unwrapping a new Zombicide expansion or prefer a good old-fashioned game of Clue, these stores have everything you need to host game night.

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Want to try before you buy? Moonshot has a variety of games in its playroom that you can sit down and test out with your friends.

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In the last few years, board games have seen a resurgence in popularity — and there’s no better time to try your hand at a new game than during the frosty winter months.

Here are a few stores where you can pick up everything from the old school classics to new indie favorites.

The Game Preserve | 8487 Union Chapel Rd., Ste. 660
The first Game Preserve store opened in 1980 in an old house in Broad Ripple and has only grown since then, now calling the Fashion Mall Commons home. If you especially love cool dice sets, this is one store you won’t wanna miss.

Moonshot Games | 50 N. 9th St., Noblesville
Make a drive up to Noblesville’s historic town square to check out this locally-owned store’s massive assortment of board games, puzzles, toys, and other gaming supplies. It hosts events almost every night of the week for Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and Lorcana fans.

Family Time Games | 8796 Michigan Rd.
The owner of this massive store, who is a former Navy SEAL, is passionate about helping families connect through tabletop gaming. The shop also has a soft spot for charity, donating to Toys for Tots, Operation Supply Drop, Flanner House, and more.

Good Games | 111 S. Meridian St.
Located in the heart of downtown Indy, this LGBTQ+ and women-led store specializes in games off the beaten path. Bonus: It’s only two blocks away from Gen Con when it’s in town.

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