|Fantasy Flight Retailer Spotlight | Published 08 September 2011|
The hobby gaming industry is filled with hard-working retailers who strive to bring the very best experiences to their customers. Last time, we introduced you to Board Game Barrister, with locations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Today we will be highlighting Millennium Games, a New York-based retailer. Let’s hear from their staff!
Millennium Games with the Cyberstorm Lounge: Rochester, NY
Facebook: Millennium Games with the Cyberstorm Lounge
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Something for Everyone
For well over a decade, Millennium Games has been committed to offering the best in all things gaming in Western New York. Our massive stock of gaming merchandise, dedicated gaming space, and diverse community blend together to create a wonderfully unique gaming experience. We’re always on the lookout for new games to offer our customers and ways to expand and grow our brand. Last year, continuing our quest to grow and improve, we set up shop in a newly renovated 8,000+ square foot facility which now features The Cyberstorm Lounge – a computer LAN center featuring over forty PC and console gaming stations.
Our mission is a simple one: offer something for everyone in order to support the needs of our growing gaming community.
No matter what your taste in games, we have what you’re looking for.
The largest inventory of gaming merchandise to be found? Check. Dedicated gaming space easily accommodating over 200 people? Check. A computer LAN center featuring over 50 PC and console gaming stations? Check. Dozens of weekly events and premium tournaments for a variety of games? Check. We’ve got you covered.
Yeah, We’ve Got That
We’re dedicated to offering the widest selection of gaming merchandise to be found anywhere. Our vast retail store is packed with thousands of products for any gaming persuasion, be it Warhammer 40,000 and Fantasy, Magic: The Gathering, or Dungeons and Dragons. We offer a full complement of Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh! singles, as well as paint and hobby tools to supplement our Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Fantasy, and Malifaux miniatures lines. From popular choices like Settlers of Catan and Dominion to hundreds of family and party games, Millennium also stocks over 1,000 board game titles, and we’re getting more every day.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, we can help you find the perfect game for you!
Our large stock of Fantasy Flight games remains a cornerstone of our retail center. Board games like Arkham Horror and Battlestar Galactica continue to be popular choices among our staff and board game regulars, and the Living Card Game lines, led by our weekly A Game of Thrones group, are consistently among our best sellers. Due to its growing popularity, we have also recently begun running monthly events for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!
As with any game, we are excited to see these games (and their communities) expand and grow in our store. Our employees and board game regulars are more than happy to introduce and teach new games, help you find a playgroup, and help grow our local board gaming community. The addition of the Fantasy Flight Media Center has also helped bolster our already popular Fantasy Flight board game lines, offering a clear visual aid and mini-tutorial for potential buyers while they explore our great selection of FFG products.
The Stars of the Show
At the end of the day, it really comes down to one thing: community. From the hardened tournament veteran to the casual player looking for a board game to play with some friends, it’s our diverse and ever-growing gaming community that makes us what we are. We know our regular customers by name, we know what games they like, and we understand the importance of having a loyal and friendly customer base that frequents our store to purchase products, hang out and play games, and help new gamers find their niche.
All are welcome (and encouraged!) to use our gaming tables free of charge during our hours of operation, and we offer hundreds of beverage and snack options for our customers. Our friendly, knowledgeable (and often animated) staff is on call to make sure our customers not only find the right product, but have a good time in the process.
We also offer dozens of gaming events every month for a variety of titles, including Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Warhammer, and Dungeons and Dragons, as well as our popular Wednesday night board game group and monthly meeting of the Rochester Boardgame Society. For something a little more competitive, we offer Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Qualifiers and Grand Prix Trials, Warhammer ‘Ard Boyz, Yu-Gi-Oh! Regionals, and more!
We believe that gaming should be a fun, social event. Our Wednesday night board game group is the perfect place to meet new players and try out the latest games. We hold Dungeons and Dragon Encounters, for those who are looking for a new group or just want to try out the game. And, for the video gamer, we host a monthly Lock-In event at our LAN center featuring gaming, pizza, and prizes all night long!
We like to think of ourselves as more than just a store…..we’re a community, and we would love for you to be part of the show.
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].
Lived right down the road from here while in College, excellent store all around. Ahh, the memories....
I frequently attend the Wednesday Night Board Gaming Group and RBS Saturdays at Millennium. I've met a lot of people I would consider good friends, and have experienced countless great gaming sessions there over the ast three years. The store is incredibly accomodative, and encourages building a community of gamers. The staff and owners are approachable and knowledgable. Basically everything you could ask for in an FLGS.
Congrats on the spotlight guys!
Great shop every time I get the chance I stop in, and I live 2 hours away!!!
Millennium Games has been my home FLGS ever since moving into the NY area over three years ago and while other places (like Amazon) might have better prices from time to time, you can never beat having a good place to get friends together and just have fun. You can always talk to the staff about a particular game, product or even smack (Trust me, they give it right back. Yes I'm looking at you here Travis) and it feels like home. If you are ever in the area, stop by the store, check out the place and demo a game. Also, give the staff a hard time about everything they do, they love that. Trust me.
I have spent a lot of time and money here when I lived in Rochester...this is a great game store...Travis was always a big help and gave good discounts for repeat customers...if you stop in, be sure to grab a Rochester Garbage Plate across the street!