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Retro Games Shops, Arcades/Barcades, Gaming Museums/Exhibits & Retro Gaming Events Listing

Post by ArcadeMYK » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:49 am

Hey All,

Long-time RG reader (since Issue 51) but small-time RG forum poster.
I've posted the below on the Retro Asylum podcast forum, but if anyone here knows if there is already posts on the RG forum here that cover these topics please let me know!

Over the past few months I've taken it upon myself to begin a world-wide listing of every store that sells retro games, every retro related arcade or barcade & every retro gaming event that I've come across on social media, heard about through podcasts or word of mouth, forums, seen or mentioned on an Instagram post or come across on the odd google search.

Before I go any further- the listing I'm compiling is a world-wide listing with a major focus on Australian, UK & USA places & events - so, as to not make this the longest post in history & seeing's as this is a UK based Retro Gaming Magazines forum I've decided that I'll post the UK portion of my findings so far in the hope that this can connect all you people from the chilly north as well as anyone who happens to be travelling to your retro-rich country there to as many sources of retro gaming goodness as possible :)

I'm keen to keep this listing updated & current so if anyone reading this knows of any other retro gaming places or events/event dates around the UK (very happy to include Rep. of Ireland in this listing also) please post them up so I can add them to the master listing. I'm hoping this master list can act as a possible sticky thread in this sub-forum that any passers by can reference & share.
On the flip side of that if anyone knows if any of the listed locations or events no longer exist please also let me know.

Thanks all & I hope you find the listing in it's current state interesting & useful! (refer to next post for listing!)
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Post by ArcadeMYK » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:37 am

*For updates on this listing refer to posts further below*

Stores that sell retro, arcades/barcades, retro events/markets & gaming/computing museums/exhibits:

ENGLAND

Birmingham:
Vintage Gamer
Details: Retro games shop with arcade machines
Location: Windmill Hill, Halesowen B63 2BY, UK (1/2 an hour west of Birmingham)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Vintage-Gamer-494038210652854/
Web: http://www.vintagegamer.co.uk

Blackpool
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Events in Blackpool- for more details see RETRO GAMING RELATED EVENTS listing further toward the bottom of this post.
- Play Expo Blackpool - 10th & 11th Feb 2018

Brighton:
Ninja Game Den - (kudos for the coolest name for a shop that carries retro imho =)
Details: Retro to current gen games shop + sells DVD's & Blu-ray's
Location: 45a London Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4JD
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ninjagameden/
Web: https://www.ninjagameden.co.uk/
Ph: (+44) 1273 688 886

Bristol:
Kongs
Details: Barcade
Location: 13-15, King St, Bristol, BS1 4EF
Web: http://www.kongsbars.com/bristol/
Ph: (+44) 117 9257877

Cambridge:
Centre For Computing History
Details: Historical Computing Museum
Location: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3EW
FB: https://www.facebook.com/computinghistory
Web: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/
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Events in being held at the CFCH - - for more details see RETRO GAMING RELATED EVENTS listing further toward the bottom of this post
- 25th Nov 2017 - Family Gaming Night

Cornwall:
8-Bit Gaming
Details: Previously ran as a Barcade in Redruth but sadly they had to shut-down around Oct-2017 - Owners still will run 8-Bit as an events company & will post updates & still are contactable via their FB page. Even though the bar is closed they are still committed to the GeekFest convention held annually in Heartlands, Conrwall
FB: https://www.facebook.com/8BitGamingBars/

Events in being held at the Cornwall
- GeekFest - The Cornish Comicon - Details & Dates TBC

Croydon:
Heart of Gaming
Details: Arcade - £10 entry to play as many arcade games set to free-play as you like
Location: The Whitgift Centre, Croydon, United Kingdom CR0 1LP
FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheHeartOfGaming/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheHeartOfGaming/

PlayNation
Details: Retro & Current Gen games store, also does tabletop & card gaming
Location: 17 High Street, Croydon, United Kingdom CR0 1QB
FB: https://www.facebook.com/playnationgames/

Derby:
Retro World
Details: Retro games shop - "buying and selling retro games,consoles and DVD's"
Location: Shop 42G, Theatre Walk, Eagle Market, Derby DE1 2AZ
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Retro-World-246437669135961/
Web: http://www.retro-world-games.com/index.html
Ph: 01332 200083

Durham:
CeX Durham
Details: Retro games & other tech 2nd hand shop
Location: 38, North Road, The Gates Shopping Centre, DH1 4SJ Durham, England
FB: https://www.facebook.com/cexdurham/

Lancashire:
Ashton-under-Lyne
Rewind Collectables and Games
Details: Retro to current gen games shop, good selection of games - also does card battlers/table-top gaming/action figures & other collectables
Location: 10 Wellington Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6AJ
Web: http://www.rewindcollectables.co.uk/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/CcgRetroGames/
Ph: 0161 339 6116

Flashback Toys and Games
Details: Retro games, comics and toys. Really good prices.
Location: Unit 6 Albion trading estate, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, United Kingdom
Web: https://www.facebook.com/flashbacktoysandgames/

Bury:
Games Exchange
Details: Mainly modern games, but some retro. Mobile phones and accessories
Location: Stall 53, Bury Indoor Market, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0BJ
Web: http://www.burymarket.com/index.aspx?ar ... sidelist=1

Victor Wright Electronics
Details: Retro games, electronics. Games stock is mainly displayed in the window.
Location: 69 The Rock, Bury, Greater Manchester BL9 0NB
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Victor-Wright- ... 925334611/

Leeds:
-
Events in Leeds - for more details see RETRO GAMING RELATED EVENTS listing further toward the bottom of this post.
- Retro Games Fair - 27 Jan 2018

Leicestershire
Ashby de la Zouch
Extreme Gamez
Details: Sells retro games &- "Independent Computer games retailer Sony, Nintendo & Microsoft new & used games & consoles. Freestyle scooters complete & spare parts. Used Dvd's, Mobile phones, Tablets"
Location: 1 - 3 Mill Lane Mews, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1HP
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeGamezAshby/
Ph: +44 1530 412983

Leicester
Game World
Details: Retro Games shop that buys/sells/trades - also stocks electronics, tablets, phones, movies, music
Location: 30 Church Gate, Leicester LE1 4AJ, UK
FB: https://www.facebook.com/GameWorldLeics/

Leigh on Sea, Essex
The Retro Hunter
Details: Retro games shop
Location: 1172 London Road, Leigh on Sea Essex, England
FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealRetroHunter/
Web: www.theretrohunter.com

Liverpool:
Level Up
Details: Retro games shop plus comics/pop vinyls
2 locations:
- Quiggins Grand Central, 35 Renshaw St, Liverpool L1 2SF, UK
- 69 Victoria Street (can anyone confirm if they also reside at this address is in Liverpool also?)
Web: http://www.leveluponline.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/levelupgamestore/

London:
Four Quarters
Details: Barcade
Location: 187 Rye Ln, Peckham, London SE15 4TP, UK
FB: https://www.facebook.com/fourquartersbar/

Las Vegas Arcade Soho
Details: Barcade - (Doesnt seem to be very retro oriented apart from some SFII HD Remix stuff going on - can anyone confirm if there are many retro games available to play at this place?)
Location: 89-91 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0UB, UK
FB: https://www.facebook.com/LasVegasArcadeSoho/
Web: http://www.lasvegasarcadesoho.co.uk/

Loading at Scenario
Details: Barcade/Consoles & Cocktails bar (events here are run by the RA forumite Andihero)
Location: 97 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 8BX
Web: https://loading.bar/dalston

Meltdown
Details: eSports bar - PC related gaming bar (not retro-but interesting to some gamers reading this none-the-less)
Location: 342 Caledonian road London, N1 1BB
FB: https://www.facebook.com/MeltdownLondon/
Web: https://www.meltdown.bar/London

X Electrical
Details: 2nd hand shop with some retro games - 125 King St, Hammersmith, London, W6 9JG

Events in London - for more details see RETRO GAMING RELATED EVENTS listing further toward the bottom of this post.
- London Gaming Market - 19th Nov 2017


Manchester:
Arcade Club
Details: Playable arcade collection (is this bookings only arcade?)
Location: Ela Mill, Cork Street, Bury, Manchester, BL9 7BW
Web: http://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/arcadeclubuk/

Entertainment Trader
Details: Second hand games, DVDs, electronics, musical instruments. Good selection of retro games.
Location: 56-58 High St, Manchester M4 1ED
Web: http://www.entertainmenttrader.co.uk/
Ph: 0161 831 9697

Retro Play Games
Details: Retro games and toys
Location: Third Floor, Afflecks, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW, UK
Web: https://www.afflecks.com/shops/retro-play/

Events in Manchester- for more details see RETRO GAMING RELATED EVENTS listing further toward the bottom of this post.
- The Nights of Gaming Tuesdays - 1st Tues of each month


Morecambe:
Lee's Games
Details: Retro & New games shop
Location: 280 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancaster, England, LA4 5BY
FB: https://www.facebook.com/leesgames1/
Web: http://www.leesgamesltd.co.uk/

Nottingham:
National Videogame Arcade - 24-32 Carlton St, Nottingham, England
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thenationalvideogamearcade/
Web: https://www.thenva.com/

Portsmouth:
Game On
Details: Retro to modern buy/trade/sell shop
Location: Unit 1-2 Crown Buildings, 15 High Street, Portsmouth, PO6 3BU
FB: https://www.facebook.com/gameoncosham/
Web: http://gameoncosham.com/
Ph: 02392 383313

Game Shop
Details: Retro to modern buy/trade/sell shop
Location: 131 High Street, Gosport, PO12 1DU
FB: https://www.facebook.com/gameshopgosport/
Web: http://gameshopgosport.co.uk/
Ph: 02392 510011

Respawn Gaming
Details: Online small business dealing in Retro Games operating in Portsmouth. They deal via their FB group/messenger but have a location in Portsmouth where you can collect your purchases
FB: https://www.facebook.com/Respawn-Gaming ... 425234788/


Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire:
Retrotowers - Retro Games & mod-carts shop - 53 Quickley Lane, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 5AE, United Kingdom (can anyone confirm if these guys have a shop front?)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/retrotow/
Web: http://www.retrotowers.co.uk/

Shildon:
Console Connections - Retro & new gen games & consoles plus pop-culture Collectibles - buy sell swap store - 28 Church St, Shildon
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ConsoleConnectionsShildon/
Web: http://consoleconnections.co.uk/
Ph: +44 (01388) 776699

Southhampton:
RetroTime
Details: "buy and sell Retro Video Games and Video Consoles be it arcade, home consoles or Hand Held devices Including Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, Atari, Sega and Dreamcast to name a few" also sells Vintage, Shabby Chic, Toys, Games, DVD's, BluRays, Interesting Things
Location: The Loft Ladder, Unit 5 the Marlands Shopping Centre, Southampton SO14 7SJ
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ShopInRetroTime/

Stockton-On-Tees:
Game On: Retro & Geek Café - Buy, Sell, Trade, Repair, Modify and Customise Retro Gaming gear - 99 High St, Stockton-On-Tees, TS18 1BD
FB: https://www.facebook.com/gameonretro/
Web: http://www.gameonretro.com/
Ph: +44 7530 470040

York:
SoreThumbs Retro Games & Collectibles - 7 Gillygate, York yo31 7ea, York, England
FB: https://www.facebook.com/SoreThumbRetroGames
Web:http://www.sorethumbretrogames.com/


Ireland
Events in Ireland - for more details see RETRO GAMING RELATED EVENTS listing further toward the bottom of this post.
- 8-Bit Conference - Details TBC

Scotland
Glasgow:
Super Bario - Barcade - 7 king st, Glasgow G1 U.K.
FB: https://m.facebook.com/superbarioglasgow


Wales
Cardiff:
Kongs - Barcade - 114-116 St Mary St, Cardiff, CF10 1DY
Web: http://www.kongsbars.com/cardiff/
Ph: 02920 644114

Colwin Bay
Welsh Retro Gaming Shop - Colwin Bay - TBC


Chain Stores around England that are likely to carry retro games:
CEX
Cash Converters
Cash Generator 2nd hand shops
X Electrical


UK Retro Gaming related Events:

Family Gaming Night at The Centre for Computing History
Date: 25th Nov 2017
Details: Event runs from 6pm to 10pm & will be a session of family friendly gaming on things like " Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Tetris through to modern examples like Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One"
Location: Location: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3EW
Tickets: Adults: £8, Kids £6, Family (2 adults 2 kids) £24 & Concession £7: 7http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/42895/F ... mber-2017/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1766729 ... y%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Game On Exhibition (Appears to have been a one off event?)

London Gaming Market - 2nd hand gaming market held every - Says they sell "current releases to classic memorabilia"
Date: 19th Nov 2017 (held every 4 months)
Location: Royal National Hotel in Russell Square (38-51 Bedford Way, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0DG)
Tickets: ON the Door - £5, tickets after 12pm cost £2. Note - Children under 14 can enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are only available on the door, no presale tickets available.
FB: https://www.facebook.com/londongamingmarket
Web: http://londongamingmarket.com/

NERG (put on by North East Retro Gaming.com)
Date: Previous event was 1-2 July 2017 - post dated 5-Jul-2017 on their FB states that 2018 dates "coming soon"
FB: https://www.facebook.com/NorthEastRetroGamingLimited/
Web: http://www.northeastretrogaming.com/


The Nights of Gaming Tuesdays
Date: 7th Nov 2017 - Event runs on the 1st Tuesday of each month
Details: Monthly event put on by Mike Dixon - he brings a whole swathe of retro consoles & games to Fab Café, hooks them & allows anyone to play on them
Location: FAB Café - 111 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DN, UK
Tickets: TBC - over 18's event
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thenightsofgaming/
Web: http://www.thenightsofgaming.com

Play Expo Blackpool
Date:10th & 11th Feb 2018
Location: Norcalympia Exhibition Centre - Queen's Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9AA, UK
Tickets: ON SALE NOW at https://www.playexpoblackpool.com/tickets - Note: Tickets purchased in advance of the show will benefit from an earlier opening time of 10AM (on the door cash sales will not commence until 11AM on the show days)
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/475152222843968/
web: https://www.playexpoblackpool.com/

Play Glasgow - (can anyone help on future dates?)
Previous show 17th & 18th June 2017
FB: https://www.facebook.com/playexpoglasgow/
Web: https://www.playexpoglasgow.com/

Play Expo Manchester
Date: Next date TBA
Location: EventCity, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tickets: TBA
FB: https://www.facebook.com/playexpomanchester
Web: https://www.playexpomanchester.com/

Play Margate - (can anyone help on future dates?)

Retro Games Fair (put on by Retro Events Ltd)
Description: Retrogaming Market - 1000's of retro games, consoles, computers, artwork, imports, accessories, toys, bartop arcades, artwork, plushies and more
Date: 27 Jan 2018
Location: Leeds Marriot Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, LS1 6ET Leeds
Tickets: Adults 2£, Under 16's 50p, Under 6 Free
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134724 ... y%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Retro Games Night (put on by Retro Events Ltd)
Social gaming night - Approx 25 retro consoles to play - Couple of stalls selling games and merchandise, big screen gaming, competitions, prizes, indie gaming, bartop arcades, sofas and beer!
Date: TBC
Location: Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, 1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, LS2 8JP Leeds
Tickets: door sales only - 2£ - is an Over 18s event, but under 18's are welcome until 8pm
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1136635 ... y%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22page%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22page_upcoming_events_card%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
Web: www.retrogamesnight.co.uk

REVIVAL Solstice/Retro Revivial (Wolverhampton maybe) - (can anyone help on future dates & locations?)
Rutherford Retro Revival - dude runs the RRR FB page - puts on retro events occasionally in Oxfordshire - FB: https://www.facebook.com/rutherfordretrorevival/


Retro Game places/events that are gone but not forgotten:
8-Bit Bar - previously ran in Redruth, Cornwall but recently sadly had to shut its doors.
Byte Back 2009 - Retro gaming event - 7th & 8th March 2009 in Stoke-on-Trent (this was my very first retro event I'd ever attended)
Game Focus - Goodge St, London
Game On Exhibition - was held at Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (23 May 2015 to 3 January 2016)
Press Start - Free Video Game Event (by Retro Events Ltd) last held on 19th Sep 2017 Freshers week Retro gaming day at Leeds Beckett SU, City Campus
Retro Game Base - Retro games buy/sell shop - 430 Streatham High Rd, London
Trocadero Arcade
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Post by ArcadeMYK » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:51 am

Listing updated 11-Sep - Added a few new shops as well as added in loads more info on the upcoming events in Blackpool, Leeds, London & Manchester.

Any other places or events you know of but don't see on here comment below or send me a message!
& as usual, if you see anything I've posted that contains incorrect information also let me know, keen to keep this list as current & correct as possible.

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Post by ArcadeMYK » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:03 am

A few more updates included this round - nothing major apart from the inclusion of the Family Games Night being held at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge on the 15th of Nov this year.
More updates to come in the next week or two.

So, as my usual tag line should go:
"If anyone knows of any other places that should be on this list please post a reply or send me a message - and also if you lot see anything incorrect in the master post also let me know & I'll update accordingly."

I'm thinking I'll at one point add in people that run retro gaming stalls at certain markets - but that will be a whole new ball game for researching them as they don't usually post on the web or have FB pages/websites etc - that listing will require much retro community communication.. maybe one day that will be added to the list.

Keep it retro ya'll!
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Post by lupogtiboy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:52 pm

Nice post!

I can confirm that Retro Game Base has now closed down (sadly!)

Heart Of Gaming in Croydon is turn-up, pay £10 per person, and all machines/consoles are on freeplay for as long as they are open. The owner/proprietor is a top guy, it's very much a work-in-progress kinda place at the moment, but definitely has huge potential. I did snap a few pics when I visited last month that I'll post up when I'm home so you can get an idea of what it's like and could be like. They also have a Manga store attached to it. I found the flyer I picked up when I visited, they are open everyday form 8am til 11pm.

Playnation in Croydon is also a great shop, I've bought quite a bit from there. They also hold gaming events and have a internet café-style thing upstairs, though I've never done any of that. They post quite a lot on Facebook, so that's probably the best place to keep up to date with events. The owners again are really friendly with a lot of passion for retro consoles/games. Their prices are fair too.
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Post by DPrinny » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:41 pm

ArcadeMYK wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:37 am
- The Nights of Gaming Tuesdays - 1st Tues of each month
The Nights of Gaming Tuesdays
Date: 3rd Oct 2017 - Event runs on the 1st Tuesday of each month
Details: Monthly event put on by Mike Dixon - he brings a whole swathe of retro consoles & games to Fab Café, hooks them & allows anyone to play on them
Location: FAB Café - 111 Portland St, Manchester M1 6DN, UK
Tickets: TBC - over 18's event
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Post by RetroBob » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 pm

Sorry to hear about Retro Game Base - any word on what happened?
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Post by lupogtiboy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:47 am

I believe the people who owned the shop increased the rent and they simply couldn't cover their overheads. Sad, but that's how the high street is these days.
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Post by ArcadeMYK » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:03 am

Update day!

So, even more formatting done making things look a little nicer, a few dates updated & 3 new retro gaming stores in Portsmouth added

Think in the next update at the top I'll have to add an "EVENTS THIS MONTH" section so that people don't have to trawl to find out when the next retro related event is happening.

Hope this has been useful to some of you lot, feel free to share the list with family & friends if they're interested in picking up some retro goodness for themselves even if it has to be a "hint hint, significant other/family member or mate: For xmas, please get me a voucher from this shop" hehe

As usual - let me know if anything needs updating or adding!

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Post by Trixta » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:39 am

It's painful to say, but unfortunately 8-bit bar has had to close its doors. We were given 48hrs notice by the landlord to leave before the locks would be changed. What makes this more painful, 6-10-17 would've been our 1 year anniversary in Redruth.

However, 8-bit will continue on as more of an event company and are still committed to GeekFest at heartlands. I'm hopeful we can do bi monthly meet ups, but have no concrete information to share.

Just keep an eye on the 8-bit facebook page and when im told more info, i'll share it here.
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Post by DPrinny » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:46 am

Trixta wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:39 am
It's painful to say, but unfortunately 8-bit bar has had to close its doors. We were given 48hrs notice by the landlord to leave before the locks would be changed. What makes this more painful, 6-10-17 would've been our 1 year anniversary in Redruth.
The same thing happened at The Lass, the owners became un resionablie with the rent and the "new" bloke in charge has just turned it into a generic weatherspoons a like,
Its empty a lot now
Or as I was told by a current employee

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Re: Retro Games Shops, Arcades/Barcades, Gaming Museums/Exhibits & Retro Gaming Events Listing

Post by seanm99 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:24 pm

A few shop listings for the Manchester area:

Rewind Collectables and Games
Details: Retro games, games workshop products, related toys. Also sells online.
Location: 10 Wellington Street, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL6 6AJ
Web: http://www.rewindcollectables.co.uk/

Flashback Toys and Games
Details: Retro games, comics and toys. Really good prices.
Location: unit 6 Albion trading estate, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, United Kingdom
Web: https://www.facebook.com/flashbacktoysandgames/

Retro Reload
Details: Retro games, records
Location: 36 Bridge Street Brow, Stockport, SK1 1XY
Web: http://retro-reload.co.uk/

Victor Wright Electronics
Details: Retro games, electronics. Games stock is mainly displayed in the window.
Location: 69,THE ROCK,BURY,GREATER MANCHESTER.BL9 0NB
Web: https://www.facebook.com/Victor-Wright- ... 925334611/

Games Exchange
Details: Mainly modern games, but some retro. Mobile phones and accessories
Location: Stall 53, Bury Indoor Market, Bury BL9 0BJ
Web: http://www.burymarket.com/index.aspx?ar ... sidelist=1

Retro Play Games
Details: Retro games and toys
Location: Third Floor, Afflecks, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW, UK
Web: https://www.afflecks.com/shops/retro-play/

Entertainment Trader
Details: Second hand games, DVDs, electronics, musical instruments. Good selection of retro games.
Location: 56-58 High St, Manchester M4 1ED
Web: http://www.entertainmenttrader.co.uk/

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Re: Retro Games Shops, Arcades/Barcades, Gaming Museums/Exhibits & Retro Gaming Events Listing

Post by DPrinny » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:51 pm

Rewind Collectables and Games

Decent shop, good selection of games, feels like they need more space

Retro Reload
He goes to a few shows round the area,

Retro Play Games
Expensive, there reasion is "Its so that we dotn sell it as we cant get more stock in"
THATS RETAIL!

Entertainment Trader
Overpriced, waaaaay over priced

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Re: Retro Games Shops, Arcades/Barcades, Gaming Museums/Exhibits & Retro Gaming Events Listing

Post by kebabinho » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:37 am

a few in the midlands

Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Extreme Gamez - 1 - 3 Mill Lane Mews Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire LE65 1HP - New and retro games / consoles

Derby - Retro Game Worls - 42G Eagle Market, Derby DE1 2AZ - Retro games / consoles

Leicester - Game World - 30 Church Gate, Leicester LE1 4AJ - Retro games / consoles

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Re: Retro Games Shops, Arcades/Barcades, Gaming Museums/Exhibits & Retro Gaming Events Listing

Post by ArcadeMYK » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:36 am

Trixta wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:39 am
It's painful to say, but unfortunately 8-bit bar has had to close its doors.
Trixta, I'm really sorry to hear your bar had to close =(
Thanks for the info none-the-less & its great to hear you guys will keep pushing to keep retro gaming out there & keep helping it get noticed more & more by the community & industry.
I've updated my master list & added the GeekFest event but wont get to updating the thread post here until tomorrow.
From Game&Watch to PS2 and Arcade in between, its been so much fun every single step of the way.

VideoGame Addict since 1989

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