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ShoeBox Games
Where Card Games, Grub, Board Games,
and Good Times meet
September 2021 Update!
Mask / Face-shield is Still Mandatory
16 IN-STORE SEATING AVAILABLE - Vaccine Proof Required
News From Social MEdia
Update Sept. 20th, 2021: New restrictions means we're back to reservations only for sit-down play. Call the store to reserve a spot for our weekly events or to book a table in general. Seating is limited to 16 masked players, across double-wide tables. And, vaccine proof will be necessary. (use albertavaccinerecord.ca to quickly get a card-sized or mobile-friendly proof!) Thank you for your abundant patience and support! Stay safe and sane.
Forgot to mention: a big restock of King's Court at original release prices, plus only a few boxes of A Brush with the Legends for CFV left!
New for this smoky July 23rd weekend: 25th A. Edition of Ticket to Ride Europe, new Catan expansion, Pokemon + other Gunpla, Forgotten Realms release for MTG, and restock of Gamegenic 100+ checkboxes, Quacks of Quedlinburg, and more!
New for Stampede Weekend: July First Partner packs, Dragon Ball Super Collector's Selection, and restock on Max Gold, Digimon set 4, and Vivid Voltage boxes. We're asking event attendees to mask up and recommend visitors do the same for hopefully the last stretch of Covid. Full event schedules for ShoeBox will be posted next week.
New this blistering hot first week of July (all purchases over $15 comes with a free, cold, cold drink): Everdell is finally back in stock along with Pokeballs and Digimon 1.5. Survive apocalypse with Happy Little Dinosaurs, fill in captions with Deadpool vs the World, and puzzle your way out of the new Exit: the Sacred Temple. Reminder we close at 6pm on Canada Day
New this weekend, June 19th: Flesh and Blood Unlim. boxes, YGO Egyptian God decks, Gamegenic Dungeon and XL deck boxes, and Pokemon V summer tins. Digimon 1.5 boxes and Wingspan are back in stock. Pick up your pre-orders for Modern Horizons 2 (Set boosters left for non-pre orders, Collectors Boxes back in stock Monday). Loose packs left for Chilling Reign too!
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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