Welcome to
ShoeBox Games
Where Card Games, Grub, Board Games,
and Good Times meet
Store Hours And Location
Regular Hours

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM | Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM | Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM | Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM | Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM | Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM | Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM | Sunday

Special Hours

Christmas Eve Tues, Dec 24 2019
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Christmas Day Wed, Dec 25 2019
Store Closed
Boxing Day Thu, Dec 26 2019
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
New Year's Eve Tues, Dec 31 2019
Store Closed
New Year Wed, Jan 1 2019
Store Closed

News From Social MEdia
Holiday Gift-Card-Giveaway Sale! From November 21st to December 25th 2019 in Store: Spend $50 -- get $5 Gift Card Spend $100 -- get $15 Gift Card Spend over $150 -- get additional Free Board Game Thanks for Celebrating the Holidays and ShoeBox Game's 3rd Year at McKnight! Some conditions: - Does not include event entries - Does not include pre-orders and other promotions - Does not include use of store credit - Until supplies of gift cards and free games last
Restock of staple board games for the winter season. Stay tuned for giveaways and promotions coming later in the week. Drive safe y'all!
Our website (shoeboxgc.com) will be going dark for 1-2 days while we update our menu and prepare our webstore template to go live!
Stop by to check out our bi-weekly Gunpla / Model-building Meetup this coming Sunday (17th Nov), hosted by ShoeBox and Calgary Gunpla Community. It's free to join, just barge right in after our typical Sunday hours at 6PM. Photo of half the group from our last meetup stolen from Alina :)
Stay warm this Remembrance Day Long Weekend. We're open with our regular hours, 11-9PM, today. (Photo credit: CBC News)
Due to popular demand, our Thursday Casual Commander League will be accompanied by a more competitive side event as well. $5 to enter, time limit 1hour, winner takes pod's entry fee in store credit. We encourage players in the Casual League to keep un-interactive play before turn 7 to a minimum and consider moving to the side event if they prefer faster games.
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Trading Cards
We currently carry the largest selection of Pokemon Trading Card Game singles in Calgary. 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 as well. Fully sanctioned and with a focus on casual, semi-competitive events that fosters fair play and welcomes beginners, we also have a very well stocked and well 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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