Learn how to survive the closing of your friendly local game store (FLGS). Guest Aaron Bostian has tips based on his experience of his FLGS shutting down.
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Advice to survive the closing of your Friendly Local Game Store
- Communicate with one another. Social media can become your best friend.
- Look outside the box for gaming locations. Try someone’s home, bowling alley, library, yacht club, or VFW/American Legion/Church hall.
- Seek new players & new games. You don’t know what you will find nor where this will lead.
- Modify your gaming style. If you’re playing less than before, use your time to paint, to assemble, to research, or attempt other aspects of the hobby.
- Rearrange how you spend your wargaming money. Plan fewer trips to game stores further away. Buy online. Trade/swap with other gamers. Save more money to use for previously under-utilized areas of the hobby.
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