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ShoeBox Games
Where Card Games, Grub, Board Games,
and Good Times meet
Mask / Face-shield is Still Mandatory
5 Retail Customers Maximum, Plus

News From Social MEdia
Sit-Down Play Reopening June 21st 2021 - Table of 4 open for booking daily - After-hour events available - Cafe limited reopening - Walk-in retail remains at 5 shoppers max - Retail hours remains 11AM - 8PM The end is near! Thank you for supporting the store the past 18 months of crazy! We are slow-rolling the reopening to in-store play and events to not let all the abundant caution and sacrifices of the past year and more go to waste. As such, mask requirements remain in place, maximum for in-store retail remains at 5 shoppers, but we are now open for 4-player table bookings during retail hours (Call or message to book), with limited tournament play starting after hours. Limited, UNSANCTIONED weekly events to start on June 21st. All events are 8 players max, reservations required, 8pm start. TUE: MTG Competitive EDH WED: Flesh and Blood Blitz THU: MTG Casual EDH FRI: MTG Legacy SAT: MTG mixed Pokemon Casual Play open all day SUNDAY, 4 players max, by reservation only. Message/email for details and to book Please bear with us a bit more as the limited spaces slowly opens back up again.
New for June 12th weekend: Digimon Great Legends Boxes and Starters (not a lot left!), pre-order pick up for Modern Horizons II, a small restock of Ghost from the Past gor YGO. A new Stage 2 of reopening schedule for ShoeBox will be posted after the weekend as well.
Pokemon Chilling Reign Update: Pre-release kits sold out. Booster Boxes and ETBs for early release will arrive on Monday June 14th, MID AFTERNOON (not at open!). We are at the mercy of the shipping gods here and will leave it to a first-come-first served basis. Modern Horizon II Update: Pre-release kits on sale Friday (11th), lots still available. Early pick up Set Booster are sold out to pre-orders, but we have ample coming in for the release date (18th). Draft boosters will be severely under-delivered. Pre-order customers for Draft Boosters will have the option of picking up Set Boosters instead.
New weekend of June 5th: DBS and Digimon Premium Packs, YGO Lightning Overdrive, and Pokemon Chilling Reign Build and Battle Kits (Saturday). We also got Dune and Nemesis back in stock alongside the literal Best Chess Set Ever :) Huge restock of Gunpla as well, from Cup Noodles to HG:IBO kits. See you all this weekend!
Summer Reading Program Update: Thanks to all that donated this past week! We were able to put together 35x 300+ card boxes with holos and at least 2 EX/GX/V cards from your generous donations and the store's extras to give away. Pat's trying to reach the Calgary Public Library to see if they are interested too, but if you know of any school, daycare, summer camp, or the like that could use the same, please let us know! original post: https://www.facebook.com/shoeboxgc/posts/4402869999765958
New this weekend: limited supply of Digimon Tamer's box, toploader for your prize playmat, finally in stock team bags and 9-pocket pages, plus restock of BattleStyles boosters, Commander Legends Collector's, and Toon Chaos packs! We're still taking summer reading donations, https://www.facebook.com/shoeboxgc/posts/4402869999765958/ , and thanks to everybody that dropped cards off already!
Store Hours
Curb-side pickup & in-store retail

Monday | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday - Saturday | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday | 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Mondays and Fridays
within Calgary
(Please call 403.475.7217 if you have any questions)

In-store play RESUMING JUNE 21st

Table of 4 available for booking starting June 21st
After-hour events starts June 21st

Sanitising policies remain stringent

Please be responsible and self-assess your risk before coming in. Masks are highly recommended. Staff will reserve the right to restrict to of the tables maintain safety.

Online orders are still processed

We have a limited number of products on our webstore.
Please call during staffed hours or email us for anything you don't see online.

Curb-side pickup still Available

Products, tables, and fixtures are still kept sanitized and clean for your safety. Please respect distancing rules and each other's safety!

Think of us and other local stores during these trying times, but above all, Stay Safe!
- Owner Pat
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Trading Cards
We currently carry the largest selection of Pokemon Trading Card Game singles in Calgary. We buy and trade as well so whether you are looking to complete a competitive deck, fill in that empty slot in your binder, or just want a friendly face to teach you how to play, we are the place to be!
Magic the Gathering is really picking up at the store. Fully sanctioned and with a focus on casual, semi-competitive events that fosters fair play and welcomes beginners, we have a very well stocked and sorted singles selection down to the commons. No rule-sharking here at the chillest LGS in town. Expect home brews, a good time, and thriving Commander/EDH (20+ players weekly) and Drafting scenes.
We are sanctioned for Yu-Gi-Oh! too and boast the best singles selections in town for the game! Compete, trade, and take advantage of the most competitively priced sealed YGO products in Calgary.
Store credit from trade-ins can be used for Anything in the store!

Miniatures and Board Games
TCGs aren’t or only focus. you’ll find a wide selection of Games Workshop products we can custom order in for you, as well as Calgary's most attended, and chillest, Gundam/Gunpla builders scenes. We are a small store, but make up for it with competitive prices (for example, as of 2019, we only charge less than $180 for Gloomhaven) and a busy Custom Order Program. We will never demand for payment beforehand and are always asking for suggestions to what to bring in to expand the store.

Tables Fees
We have a minimal $3/person table fee. As long as you support the store by spending more than $3 during your time here, you'll have access to our full library of in-store Board Game Rentals and learner TCG decks. And, that's that! We try to keep it simple, affordable, and welcoming at the store :)
Please spend more money here though... I need to pay for my kids' shoes
- Owner Pat
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