I can't pretend to know every place in North America to buy European
board games. I'm asked this question enough to put up a web page on
it, but I want you to know right off the bat that I'm no expert on this
My first answer would be to ask your local game store if they can order
them. Not only does this encourage a local business (usually a good
thing), and establish a good rapport with your local game store
(ditto), but it may also prompt them to start stocking these games,
making them available to other gamers (likewise). If they're clueless
where to begin, tell them to try Rio Grande Games, who are a
distributor, I believe.
Next, you could try the Game Cabinet List of
And finally, you could try mail order. Here are two companies I
patronize regularly, listed alphabetically. I also list Rio Grande
Games web page, as they print many of the European games in English.
They also list a whole slew of mail order companies at their website,
but I've only used the two below.
- Boulder Games
- FunAgain Games
- Rio Grande Games
(they actually don't sell to the public, but are carried by many
distributors - if you see a game here you like, you can get your local
store to order it, and don't take NO for an answer!)
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