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No local stores! (Ouch... Sorry to hear it.)
Small stores (One or two tables, maybe a painting table, that's it.)
Medium (3 to 5 tables, a decent bit of painting space, etc...)
Large (6 to 10 tables, plenty of painting area, we're the lucky ones!)
Bigger?! (Wow, seriously?)
Okay, so here's the premise behind this one: I've been seeing posts all over about how people wish they had a bigger/better local gaming store and I've always been somewhat confused since mine's both large and awesome. I'm wondering if I'm just crazy lucky, or if some people around here are just really unlucky. So here's the question:
How big is your local gaming store? It doesn't matter if it's a GW or an Independent, How much gaming space do you have available in your area?
4 full 6x8 at the three nearest stores, and the L.A. Bunker has...well... a ton of tables, it is huge.
I guess i am lucky too.
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The store in my area has about seven 6x8 gaming/painting tables and a bunch of other tables for other games like magic etc. there are some issues with space but we all work it out.
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Small now, no space for painting beyond the demo tables which are for that purpose only and about 10x4' of board space that have demo minis on them most of the time. It used to be a lot bigger though til they moved last October: we had 9 or 10 6'x4' tables or bigger, 10 paint stations plus 2 demo stations and more than enough floor space to have ~100 people in the store on event days without it being too much of a crush. Nowadays 20 is squished in!
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My GW has 6 4x6 tables with some interesting and good terrain (this big flat pyramid is my favorite) and a painting counter that wraps around the check out with the demo tables in front of that. However, it's inside of a mall so it's much longer then it is wide, hence why I put medium despite it having 6 tables. When it gets busy there's hardly any room for anything, and it's going to be PACKED on Saturday, but I have friend who plays Nids so we need to head up.
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My local GW isn't massive, but they do have a 1st floor that is just set up for gaming. I very very rarely go in there though, and certainly not to game.
I suppose being British, and hence living on a small island where nowhere is really very far away, i'm lucky in that we have Warhammer World over here, which is HUGE and has a bar to boot. If I didn't already go there once a year with LO i'd probably make more of an effort to go there more regularly (in fact i'm not sure why I don't anyway!) as its only a 2 hour car or train journey.
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One two-person painting table, one 12"x4" realm of battle table (often used as 2x 6"x4" or 3x4"x4"), and a tiny display table. On modeling and painting days some of the sections get taken off the big board.
Sci Fi Genre in Durham, NC can easily hold 40+ people with it's recent expansion. Before the expansion we had tournaments with over eleven 4'x6' tables running.
The local store here (not a GW) uses a 4x8 table I believe. Will find out for sure on Sunday. The local enthusiasts are working towards somewhere better to game though.
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No more local stores with any tables.
My kitchen island is 4'x6' though...