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Gamelandia is Palo Alto's Premier Tabletop Game Store

Located on the California Avenue retail corridor near Stanford University and in the heart of Silicon Valley, Gamelandia is an inclusive tabletop game store and community hub where both new and experienced players of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. 


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Inspiring joy through human connection

In sharing our love of games with the Palo Alto area, we want to spark empathy, creativity, and fun in our communities. After all, games are how we learn, grow, and spend time with the people we love.


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FRIDAY: 11-10 PM



gamelandia, Berry and Lisa in the store

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Exploring the Smuggle Mechanic in Shadows of the Galaxy

Exploring the Smuggle Mechanic in Shadows of the Galaxy

Posted by Gamelandia on 5th Jul 2024

With the upcoming release of Shadows of the Galaxy on July 12th, the second set of Star Wars Unlimit … read more
Shadows of the Galaxy: Comprehensive Rules Update

Shadows of the Galaxy: Comprehensive Rules Update

Posted by Gamelandia on 4th Jul 2024

With the release of Shadows of the Galaxy, the latest set for Star Wars: Unlimited, we hav … read more
Gamelandia Wins Best of the Peninsula Award!

Gamelandia Wins Best of the Peninsula Award!

Posted by Gamelandia on 25th May 2024

Hey everybody!We are super pumped to announce that Gamelandia was voted as the "Best Boutique" and t … read more
Board Game Review: Wyrmspan

Board Game Review: Wyrmspan

Posted by Gamelandia on 16th May 2024

Welcome to Wyrmspan, the latest gem from Stonemaier Games. Imagine a magical realm where you're not … read more

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Amazing Venue

Nicest people, and some of the best run events in the area. Amazing venue - my favorite place to spend free time. I’ve been playing magic: the gathering here for the last 7 months and it’s been my go-to store, hands down. Competitive and casual players alike have a great time here, especially for drafts.

Abhi Vaidyanatha

Very Impressed

First time here and very impressed. Gaming rooms are spacious and clean and also separate from the store. Owner and staff are very professional, and the store is high tech with charging ports all around the gaming room. Top quality items. We won a prize, even though we didn't win the MTG game night, which is cool that they look to other ways to reward participants. Hoping to make this a regular stop for my Magic the Gathering events.

Original Shep

I Love This Store!

I love this store! I have been coming for almost their entire lifespan playing a variety of games, and having a blast the whole time! The Magic the Gathering events are run amazingly, and the kids events are a super friendly space. I have tried some of their other event options, and have had a blast throughout all of them!

Lucas Wiedenhoeft

Making Sure Everyone Has A Good Time

I love everything about this store. For starters, the owner is amazing. Nice, responsive, attentive, and puts the customer first. He really is in the business of making sure everyone is having a good time, always checking in with people. I've visited about 8 times now for Magic the Gathering events and every single one has been a pleasure. SO GRATEFUL this place exists, especially because there weren't any game places around Palo Alto. Atmosphere 5/5. Customer Service 5/5. Staff & Owner 5/5. Events 5/5. Community 5/5. Pricing 5/5.


The Best LGS In The Bay Area

Easily the best game store in the Bay Area! Everything about the store is welcoming: the custom painted murals, the INCREDIBLE staff, the cleanliness, playmats/lands/masks/name tags for MTG events, a great variety of games to shop from. I had no idea that a store could be so well-run and delightful.

Lucy Wang

Not Just A Store, A Community

We absolutely love Gamelandia. The staff is amazing, helpful and patient and always willing to engage and advise. They're incredibly community oriented, with activities and events happening frequently. The play drop offs for kids are amazing and we love that the adults have the choice of staying and playing or getting some free time to themselves. Thriving communities needs stores like this - not just a place to buy things (though thanks to their inventory you can buy ALLLLL the things) but also to come together as a community. We're big fans.


Awesome Selection

I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting the physical store but I made an online purchase with them and would highly recommend. They have an incredible selection of games, puzzles and accessories. It was easy to place my order and my item was shipped promptly. Happy to support small business and will definitely order from Gamelandia in the future.

Melissa Mobley

A Great Addition To The Community

I've already lost track of how many times I've come by with my friends! We all grew up in the area and Gamelandia is exactly the space we always wish we had. They have a huge selection to rent from and everyone who works there is super friendly. A great addition to the community!

Amy Hoang

It's Hard Not To Buy Everything

Wonderful selection of board games with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. It's hard to not go crazy buying board games and puzzles.

Louise Valente

A Place For Everyone

Finally! Not only a great game store in what previously was the Palo Alto game desert, but a place with wonderful people that is actively working on creating an inviting community for ALL gamers. I look forward to every visit and can't wait to support this shop and the people it brings together as it grows. Update: confirming 8 months later that this shop is the best thing that's happened to Palo Alto in a hot minute. Love that new folks come all the time and the regulars continue to foster a welcoming, fun, and awesome community. Thanks Berry and Lisa for making this all happen, and the excellent staff of the store for keeping things full of laughter and revelry!

Yingzi Sakura Huang

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