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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

July 21, 2018
  • Flames of War 'Armies of Late War' tournament

    July 21, 2018

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  • Flames of War: Firestorm - Tunisia

    July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Flames of War - Firestorm: Tunisia Campaign

    This is a Firestorm campaign where battles affect the campaign map and the fate of North Africa in 1943.  Recreate the battles in Tunisia and change the course of history!  The campaign is five turns, with battles for one turn played each week beginning April 14. Players participate as a member of the Allied British or US forces, or choose to take command of Axis forces, and command German Panzers or the Italians. Once selected players play a game of Cat & Mouse on the map to seize vital supply lines, encircle opposing players units all while others are attempting the same. So collect your forces, and battle it out in the deserts of North Africa for fame, glory, and prizes.

     

    Forces from any v4 Mid War book allowed

     

    71 points Main Force + 46 points Firestorm Support Pool*

     There are player commendations and awards!

     Start time is 10 am, no time limit on games.  Match-ups made at start time.

     * Each mission you will have the ability to field 1 or 2 of your support units, determined at random.  To build your Firestorm Support Pool spend 46 points and buy a minimum of 4 units.  Each unit must be legal choice for your force and may not cost more than 29 points.  Only one of your units may consist of tank teams with front armor of 5+.  Only one additional unit may consist of tank teams with front armor 3+.  A maximum of two units may be Allied Support choices.  Independent teams such as an OP must be assigned to one of your support units and are deployed only with that unit.  Command Cards may not be purchased as part of your support pool.

    For more information visit our forums.

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  • Star Wars Destiny - Store Championships

    July 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Entry $15.00

    Join us at Game Empire on Saturday, July 21st for our Star Wars: Destiny Store Championship!! Compete for the title of Store Champion, and fulfill your destiny!

    Tournament Structure:
    We'll be following the basic structure as found in the official FFG Tournament Regulations for Star Wars: Destiny. That means that the number of Swiss rounds and any progression cut will depend on the number of players that participate.

    Registration closes at 10:45am

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  • Dragon Ball super CCG Tournament

    July 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    $10.00 Entry

    Best two outta three. Constructed format tournament.

    Top place finishers get OP kit prizes.

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July 22, 2018
  • Pokemon Gym

    July 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Learn to play with our staff, Tournament follows.

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  • Magic the Gathering - League

    July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Pokemon Adult league

    July 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    League Entry $10.00

    Standard format. Extended & Unlimited options also available.

    Gotta catch em all....

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