|Fantasy Flight Retailer Spotlight | Published 30 June 2011|
The Fantasy Flight Retailer Spotlight is a series that highlights gaming stores that have undeniably supported their local gaming communities. We believe this dedication deserves some attention. Last week we introduced you to a North-Carolina retailer; today we will be highlighting New Hampshire’s Dan Yarrington and his store, Myriad Games!
Myriad Games is a game store with two locations: Manchester and Salem. Both locations excel within the community by holding their staff to a higher standard, participating in charity fundraisers, and more. Without further ado, Dan!
From a dream to a reality
Myriad Games was born out of a passion for tabletop games. Fueled by my keen adoration of games, and supported by the enthusiasm of my friends and family, we moved from just personally enjoying games into the business of sharing that joy with as many people as possible. We love games, and at Myriad Games all our efforts are driven by that excitement and passion.
Myriad Games began back in 1999 as a small store in a rural town in western New York. In 2003, we relocated to New Hampshire, with a store in Salem. In June of 2010, we opened our second location in Manchester.
At either store...
Myriad Games: Manchester and Myriad Games: Salem both feature a wide variety of board games, card games, miniatures games, roleplaying games, and tabletop games of all kinds. We have thousands of games and accessories available, and our Friendly Professional Game Guides can find just the right game for you, your family, and friends. We also host regular events each week, in addition to special events like pre-releases, launch parties, and charity celebrations. In addition, our expansive game library has hundreds of titles so that players can try out games in-store and at home.
Friendly Professional Game Guides and more
Our Friendly Professional Game Guides are on the front lines in our stores, providing amazing service to our customers and welcoming new customers each and every day. The reason that we are known as Game Guides, instead of staff, is because it's our job to guide you to just the right game for you and your play group, and we take our job seriously.
Here at Myriad Games, we host events all the time. We have hundreds of events every year, including regular weekly events and special events for all sorts of games. Name the event and we do it; we host birthday parties, launch party tournaments, pre-releases, leagues, game days, game nights, and game celebrations of all sorts.
We welcome you to host your event at our store or choose to join an event that’s already on our events calendar. Our events are designed to help serve the community and celebrate games all year round. We also host big annual events like our Extra Life 24-Hour Game Marathon which benefits Children's Miracle Network hospitals in our local communities. Other special fundraisers that we participate in are for several other charities including Toys for Tots and Games for Troops. We also support smaller events out in the community, at schools, the Y, and local libraries.
Fans of Myriad Games around the globe can enjoy our Myriad Games Presentations found on our website, and “like us” on our Facebook page to be entered in our Facebook Free Games Fridays each week.
Each Friday, we give away a free game through our Facebook page. In order to participate all that you need to do is “like” Myriad Games on Facebook; you'll automatically be entered each week for your chance to win. We customize the game selection of each winner’s prize so that you're sure to get something you'll enjoy!
Two Media Centers
The Fantasy Flight Media Center is featured in both our locations and we find it's a great way for our customers and Game Guides to keep up to date on all the new titles and offerings from Fantasy Flight. The interactive elements of the FFMC are awesome–being able to see a demo on demand for any of the featured games. We can't wait for more Fantasy Flight Games to be added to the Media Center. I wish every manufacturer could offer a comparable program.
Get involved yourself
Myriad Games is always looking for innovative ways to improve the industry as a whole, including inspiration from customer requests and great ideas from our fellow retailers. If you have something you'd like to recommend, please email us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks, Dan! Make sure to keep watch for our next Retailer Spotlight article.
If you are interested in visiting one of these great game store locations, keep reading to find one in your local area, or see if a local store has already been mentioned. If you are a retailer who is interested in participating in our Retailer Spotlight and having your store featured or if you are interested in more information, please contact [email protected].
I've had nothing but good experiences with the Myriad folks. The freely-playable demo copy of Mansions of Madness at the Salem store (the one nearer me) was what sold me on the game, and they've been great about special orders. I just wish they were closer to me (I'm in MA, not NH).
The staff at Myriad Games are top notch. They always have a great stock of games in either location. Dan and his bunch are always friendly and accommodating. They make it extremely easy to become a repeat customer.
Hats off to Myriad Games!