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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

March 24, 2017
  • Adventure League, DDAL05-12 Bad Buisness in Parnast, Tier 1

    March 24, 2017
    Parnast, Tier 1

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  • Friday Night Magic, Modern Masters

    March 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Test your skill against your opponents in our Magic the Gathering open play nights!

    Modern Masters is a limited release reprint of cards from Damnation, Zandikar, and more.

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March 25, 2017
  • X-Wing Miniatures Tournament

    March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Game Empire Pasadena, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Game Empire & Mynock Squadron presents our March Fly Better Tournament

    Swiss pairings
    100 point lists
    65 minute rounds

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March 26, 2017
  • Pokemon Gym

    March 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Pokemon Trading Card Game

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March 27, 2017
  • Magic the Gathering Draft Night

    March 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join us as players battle it out in our Magic the Gathering Draft Night!

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March 28, 2017
  • Warhammer 40k Play

    March 28, 2017
    Game Empire Pasadena, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    To be Unclean
    - That is the mark of the Mutant
    To be Impure
    - That is the mark of the Mutant
    To be Abhorred
    - That is the mark of the Mutant
    To be Reviled
    - That is the mark of the Mutant
    To be Hunted
    -That is the mark of the Mutant
    To be Purged
    - That is the fate of the Mutant
    To be Cleansed
    - For that is the fate of all Mutants
    ~ Imperial Archives

    Bring your Armies, and battle across the battlefields of the Warhammer 40k universe on our tables. Games begin around 5, and last into the evenings.

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  • Newbie Night

    March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Novice newbies and experienced pro's are welcome to join us for our Newbie Night board game events! Bring a friend or come and make new friends!

    Tonight's featured games: Carcassonne, Sheriff of Nottingham & Smallworld

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