Miniatures and board games provide a simple way for groups of wizards to quickly plan stronghold defenses and family reunions. Unite with tales of miniature meetings with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of comics, games, and merchandise at The Fantasy Shop’s locations in St Louis, St. Charles, Florissant, and Maplewood.
The Fantasy Shop owners Dave and Kelli Wallace and their friendly staff escort culture enthusiasts through a chasm of comics, games, and merchandise. New single-issue comics ($2.99+) and trade paperbacks detail the adventures and misadventures of favorite heroes, antiheroes, and sea mammals posing as high-school students. Revel in the hexagonal pursuits of the two-player Hive ($31.95) or the little victories of Munchkin ($24.99), or select another game from a vast entertainment cavalcade of European- and American-style board games. Dungeons & Dragons Player Handbooks ($34.99) prepare Tiefling warlocks for spelunking and malicious encounters with falling rocks, and Magic: The Gathering booster packs ($3.99) aid deck-builders with instants, summons, and new-card smells.
The Fantasy Shop also encourages comic connoisseurs to partake in their free pull-and-hold system and takes customer requests for special orders. A variety of events take place weekly, such as Friday Night Magic, HeroClix leagues, and Warhammer 40000 open play, and occasional comic back-issue sales and used-game auctions provide the perfect setting for finding subliminal messages in ancient editions of Candy Land.