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Q. What game stores are there in the San Francisco Bay Area?
(Dec-16-2013 add GameKastle Fremont location.)
Q. What is a good place to play games in the San Francisco Bay Area?
(Jun-12-2010 added Geek Club)
Q. What are the personal websites of game players in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Q. What game stores are there in the San
Francisco Bay Area?
Marin County (north of San Francisco):
Gamescape North
San Rafael, 1225 Fourth Street

Ian's Games - defunct
formerly in Vallejo, 301 Georgia St.
San Francisco County (San Francisco proper):
333 Divisadero Street

Game Gallery - defunct
formerly at Embarcadero Plaza (Front St.)
Just Awesome! - defunct
320 West Portal
San Mateo County (south of San Francisco):
Cheeky Monkey Toys
Menlo Park, 640 Santa Cruz Ave
(near El Camino Real)

Gator Games
San Mateo, 4212 Olympic Ave
(near El Camino Real)

Go Play - defunct
formerly in San Mateo's Hillsdale Mall
Santa Clara County (San Jose; and north):
Adventure Toys & Teachers' Supplies
Los Altos, 173 Main Street
(Main & 3rd Sts.)

D & J Hobby and Crafts
San Jose, 5205 Prospect Road, Ste 160
(Prospect and Lawrence)

Game Keeper, Inc. - defunct
formerly in Cupertino's Vallco Mall
Milpitas, Great Mall of the Bay Area
(near 880 and Montague Expressway)

Game Kastle
Santa Clara, 1350 Coleman Ave.
(see also the Fremont location)
Games & More - defunct
Milpitas, Great Mall of the Bay Area
Gamescape - defunct
formerly at 3731 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Go Play
San Jose, Valley Fair Mall
Hobby World
San Jose, 6148 Bollinger Rd.
(near Lawrence Expwy.)

Illusive Comics and Games
Santa Clara, 2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105
Cupertino, Vallco Mall
(280 and Wolfe Road)

Match Play (former Neutral Ground) - defunct
formerly at Mountain View, San Antonio Shopping Center
Paradox Playground - defunct
Campbell, 2050 So. Bascomb Ave.
San Antonio Hobby Shop - defunct
Mountain View, San Antonio Shopping Center
Alameda County (east of San Francisco):
Ark, The
Berkeley, 1812 4th Street
Art of War
Oakland, 6395 Telegraph Avenue
Dr. Comics & Mr. Games
Oakland, 4014 Piedmont Avenue
2154 University Ave, Berkeley
Oakland, 921 Washington
Fremont, 3911 Washington Blvd.
(see also the Santa Clara location)
Games of Berkeley
Berkeley, 2151 Shattuck (near University)
Good Luck Games
San Ramon, 2550-F San Ramon Valley Boulevard
Hobbytown USA
Newark, 6347 Jarvis Ave
House of Games
Fremont, 5176 Mowry Ave., Mowry East shopping center
It's Your Move
Oakland, 4920 Telegraph Ave
Scenario Game & Hobby Shoppe - defunct
formerly at 39189 Farwell Drive, Fremont
Tita's House of Games
Contra Costa County (east of Alameda County):
Black Diamond Games
Walnut Creek, 2989 N. Main St.
Q. What is a good place to play games in San Francisco Bay Area?
Marin County:
North Bay Gamers
Marin Gaming Network
Ian's Clubhouse
San Francisco County:
SF Games (meet Fridays) · article · article
SF Bay Area Boardames Group – defunct (met Sundays, San Francisco)
Golden Gate Gamers
(meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, San Francisco)
San Francisco Bay Area Games
San Francisco Settlers of Catan (semi-weekly, San Francisco)
Scrabble Night Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Carl.s Jr., Embarcadero Center Four (Clay and Drumm streets), San Francisco. $1. Call (415) 330-0703.
San Mateo County:
Bay Area Eurogame
Starts 7 PM every Wednesday in San Carlos.
Electronic Arts Cafeteria
Starts 6 PM on alternate Wednesdays. Building 250, 209 Redwood Shores Pkwy., Redwood Shores
Boardgame Addicts of the Peninsula
   (meet in Foster City one Saturday a month)
Pizza and Pipes
(Redwood City)
Santa Clara County:
Silicon Valley Boardgamers
(Tuesdays in Mountain View, quarterly Saturdays in Los Altos)
Palo Alto Boardgames Meetups
(weekly, Palo Alto)
Stanford Board Gamers
(variable, Stanford)
The Geek Club of the South Bay
(Thursdays, South Bay)
Paradox Playground
(Tuesdays, Campbell)
Campbell Boardgames Meetup Group
(sporadically, Campbell)
Santa Clara Game Group
(monthly weekends, Santa Clara)
SJ Board Games Club
(Mondays, San Jose)
BoardGaming Gals on the Peninsula
(Palo Alto)
Social Activities Club
(San Jose)
Bay Area Dip
   (for Diplomacy fans)
National Scrabble Association Club 512
(Palo Alto)
Vampire LARP
   (Friday evenings 7:00 pm outside Mountain View city hall)
KublaCon (annual convention)
Alameda County:
East Bay Games Day
It's Your Move
Tri-Valley Boardgamers (Wednesdays, San Ramon)
Berkeley Board Gamers
(weekly, Berkeley)
Castro Valley Board Gamers
(monthly, Castro Valley)
Oakland First Fridays Boardgames Meetup Group (first Friday of each month, Oakland)
Contra Costa County:
Walnut Creek Game Players

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Q. What are the personal websites of game players in the San Francisco Bay Area?