It is with great sadness that we are announcing our decision to close the Games and Gizmos storefront at the end of the 2017 calendar year. We have had an excellent five years of building community and playing games with our friends and neighbors in Redmond and Kirkland and want to thank you all for your support of this family-owned hobby shop.
With the growth of online marketplaces and erosion of the traditional FLGS business model, we recognize that the space and business model we offer are simply no longer what customers are looking to spend their budgets on.
The Games and Gizmos legacy will continue as the public facing space and retail portion of the Verne and Wells Social Club after a brief hiatus during the first quarter of 2018. While we do not have specific details on the new operational plans or structure, we hope to have more information out to you as soon as possible.
We will happily honor all preorders that arrive in the store before the end of the year and encourage you to use any gift cards or store credit before that time.
We have truly cherished the years of gaming we’ve shared with all of you and are thankful for the amazing experience and community that made Games and Gizmos what it has been. For those of you craving the community building and social experience that Games and Gizmos has provided, we recommend our business partners and neighbors at Verne and Wells. Clean, friendly space and a wide variety of interests among their member-base make Verne and Wells the best solution for finding like minds and dedicated players with shared interests.