About The Games Shop
Games and puzzles are our passion.
The Games Shop opened its first store in historic Royal Arcade in 1978. In those days, a specialist games shop was somewhat of a novelty in Australia (indeed anywhere in the world.) Chess and backgammon were the mainstays of the business back then.
Now in its third decade, the store has become somewhat of a tourist attraction. It is visited by people from all over the world seeking a unique chess set, game or puzzle.
We are passionate advocates of traditional games and puzzles.
Our products may have changed over the years, but the focus of the business hasn't. We cherish the pleasure derived from playing a game around a table, much the same way our grandparents did. In our view, nothing rivals the excitement and satisfaction of a family or group of friends enjoying a game or puzzle together.
Whilst we acknowledge computer games can be highly entertaining, our focus is the promotion of traditional games and puzzles. But we are fussy! Before stocking a game or puzzle, we test them against strict criteria. That is, they have to be educational, challenging or great fun to play.
We have selected the best games and puzzles which we have made available for you to purchase securely from this site. Please enjoy the experience, and email us with any queries for hard to find games or other game related questions you may have. We love hearing about the games people have fond memories of! We will do our best research to locate a copy. Feedback, positive or otherwise, helps to maintain and improve our high standards.
The Games Shop Team
Barbara, Lucas, Nick, Chris, Dannielle, Ozlem, Moss, Koula and Oscar.