(626) 304-9333  |  Mon-Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 10am-9pm

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

November 22, 2017
  • Board Games & RPG's Night

    November 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

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

    See more details

November 23, 2017
November 24, 2017
  • Magic the Gathering - Draft

    November 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Want a way to play that offers a level playing field and lets you check out new cards at the same time? Then a limited format like booster draft may be for you. Unlike constructed formats, where you arrive with a carefully constructed deck ready to play, limited formats allow you to build a deck from new cards as part of the game.

    At the start of booster draft, each player opens a booster pack and picks a single card. (Don’t show the other players what you pick!) Then everyone passes the rest of their pack to player on their left, each player then picks a card from the pack they just received before passing again. This process continues until all the cards in those packs have been drafted. Then each player opens a second pack, but this time, you pass the pack to your right. After all those cards are drafted, you do the same with the third pack, passing to the left again.

    See more details

  • Star Wars Destiny tournament

    November 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    Entree Fee: $10
    Starts at 8pm!

    Join Game Empire for another Star Wars: Destiny tournament! This time, you can win Booster Packs and Q4 kit prizes!

    Structure:
    Basic structure, Swiss rounds and cuts dependant on the number of participants

    Prize Support:
    Q4 Tournament kit! Plus,For each win, you'll get 1 Booster pack!

    Looking forward to seeing you all! May the force be with you.

    See more details

November 25, 2017
  • Flames of War v3 Tables

    November 25, 2017

    See more details

  • X-Wing November 'Fly-Better' tournament

    November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    100 point lists

    See more details

November 26, 2017
  • Dragon Ball super CCG play

    November 26, 2017
    Game Empire, 1795 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106, USA

    See more details