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About Game Empire

How Game Empire Began

Beginning as a humble vendor at the San Diego Swap Meet in the early 1990’s, the founders of Game Empire developed a loyal following for their extensive knowledge of game rules and merchandise. Loyal customers were even treated to weekend tournaments and teaching sessions which packed a local garage and no doubt made a small fortune for the nearby pizza delivery guy!

Our Mission

Dedicated to the belief that gaming is a serious hobby is best served by a professional business, we mapped out our first retail store which opened in 1994. With an attached 2000 sq ft. gameroom for tournaments and events, our original Mission Valley location offered players a chance to meet friends in an environment with knowledgeable staff and excellent playing facilities for events. Our goals were two-fold: bring together an amazing product selection that included specialty chess, backgammon, mahjong, jigsaw puzzles, independent board games, casino supplies, and the top selection of hobby products in town; and then not only sell the products but offer to teach people how to play! Customers can choose to join our ongoing leagues and tournaments, or simply indulge in our wall to wall selection of products from party to strategy to family games all in one place.

Our biggest success has been catering to the serious hobby customer’s interest in a variety of strategy wargames, for which we provide custom built model terrain pieces and miniature painting tips. As a part of our extensive tournament series, we offer “Rogue Trader” tournaments for Games Workshop fans, and support a variety of league play formats for miniatures games including Warhammer Fantasy and 40,000, Warmachine/Hordes, and Flames of War. In addition, our trading card game community is vibrant and features a healthy weekly tournament schedule, and we have sponsored players who attended Magic: the Gathering World Championships.

Calendar

December 10, 2019
  • Warhammer 40k - Game Night

    December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Grab your forces, and battle for control of our tables. Whether you're just starting out, or practicing for the latest tournament.

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  • Newbie Night

    December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Free entry.

    Each week Game Empire offers up a few different games, where our experienced staff teach the rules, and allow you to try it out.

    So come down and expand your gaming experience, meet new people, and try before you buy.

    Game titles for that week are featured on our Facebook page Monday evening.

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December 11, 2019
  • Adventure League & Other Role Playing Games

    December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Join us every week for Dungeonm & Dragons Adenture League & other RPGS on Wednesday evenings. Tables usually start gathering around 6:30, and are underway by 7pm! there is a 10 minute grace period so get here early!

    Dungeon & Dragons Adventure League & Additional table information can be found here: www.meetup.com/pasadena-rpg

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  • Boardgames Night

    December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Tables available every Wednesday evening for the latest releases as well as the tried and true. Bring your favorite, or join in at existing tables.

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  • Star Wars Destiny - Game Night

    December 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Every Wednesday Night is SW Destiny Night
    Starts @ 7:30 pm
    Depending on the events planned for the month Entry will consist of

    Free Play - FREE!

    Standard - $10

    Draft - $15

    Come on in and shuffle up those decks!

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December 12, 2019
  • X-Wing Miniatures League Battle

    December 12, 2019
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Come meet the Mynock Squadron and learn how to play or battle against Ace pilots in the epic skirmish game X-Wing
    Meet up is @ 7:00pm

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  • WARCRY

    December 12, 2019
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Every Thursday night come on down and play
    Warhammer Age of Sigmar Warcry!
    Casual or Competitive games
    500 point warbands [points are optional]
    Free
    7:00pm

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