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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 6:57 a.m. PST

If you have time to do one wargame related stop on a Sunday in Chicago where would you go?

Tommy2008 Aug 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

No question: Games Plus in Mount Prospect. Not in the city, but by far the best game store in the area.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 7:33 a.m. PST

While there are a bunch of others, they will all have stuff you've seen a thousand times – GW, Privateer and Magic cards.

Games Plus (reachable by Metra train) is far and away the only place to go – boardgames, minis, terrain, RPG material, paints and flock, etc. etc.

idontbelieveit Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2019 10:20 a.m. PST

If you want to go to a game store, it's, as the previous posters have said, Games Plus. If you just have an afternoon and are interested in stuff to inspire you for wargaming, you could visit the U-boat at the Museum of Science and Industry (U-505), or Cantigny in the west suburbs with it's First Division Museum.

TGerritsen08 Aug 2019 10:27 a.m. PST

As previously stated on all counts. Games Plus is in Mt. Prospect not even a block away from the NW Metra line to Harvard. If you are without a car, the Museum of Science and Industry has a lot of great exhibits that will inspire you. The Cantigny collection and all the tanks on the grounds of the park are pretty far out, but amazing to see.

Tommy2008 Aug 2019 11:54 a.m. PST

I hadn't even considered non-retail options…

Another vote for MSI (U505, Spitfire & Stuka) or Cantigny (First Division Museum). If you're arriving by air, there's a Wildcat at O'Hare, and a Dauntless at Midway, both with displays explaining the significance of their respective airports' names. Finally, if your interests are more medieval, the Arms and Armor exhibit at the Art Institute is well worth a look.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2019 7:35 a.m. PST

Thanks for the recommendations for Games Plus, a most excellent place. Huge selection, great staff – I wish every city had such an establishmwnt.

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