|I actually saw someone wearing this hat in London. Damn hipsters.|
We also picked up a Cyberman miniature at The Who Shop, because you never know when you might need a Cyberman.
|You will be upgraded.|
|The Orc's Nest|
Some of the online reviews complained that it didn't have table space (not terribly surprising, as it's crammed into a storefront in the heart of London) and that they shrinkwrap their goods (which local game store Game Parlor does as well and has never been a problem for me). It has a lot of current board games and role-playing games, particularly given its small space. There wasn't anything there that really jumped out at me, although Nicole particularly enjoyed their d20-shaped lamp, and took a picture of it.
|The Orc's Nest haul.|
Leisure Games is located closer to the outskirts of London at 100 Ballards Lane. Out in zone 4, Leisure Games is accessible via Tube at the Finchley Central stop on the Northern line. From Finchley Central, head northwest until you reach Ballards Lane, then turn right and walk for a couple of blocks. Leisure Games will be on your right.
A lot of the reviews recommended Leisure Games over the Orc's Nest, and while both are neat little shops, Leisure Games is probably the cooler of the two. They have a little more space, allowing for a couple of tables as well as more sprawling RPG and board game sections. Of particular interest to me, they have a lot of new stock, but don't seem to overturn their stock as frequently as some other places. Nicole got a couple of sets of tiny dice, but I was intensely excited to get three out-of-print adventures from Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Hammers of the God, Tower of the Stargazer, and Weird New World. I think the only print copy I'm missing at this point is No Dignity in Death (and most of the issues of Green Devil Face, although those are significantly more difficult to find).
|The Leisure Games haul. Win!|