20 Best Places to Absolutely Geek Out in Buffalo and WNY

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Buffalo is a good place if you are interested in a lot of things including food, beer, theater, art, learning new things, and more. One thing we can’t forget on this list – geek culture! From board games and comics to magic cards, video games and tabletop role-playing games, there are so many places to explore this cheesy subculture locally.

Read on for a long list of places to embrace your inner geek!

Did we miss one? Did any of these places close? Drop us a note!

# 1: iron ox

656 Millersport Highway, Amherst, NY 14226 / (716) 541-0336

“We are a small, local business run by enthusiasts located on the outskirts of Amherst and Buffalo, New York. Iron Buffalo is a place where people who love all things geeky get together and drink coffee.


# 2: dragon snack games

3908 Maple Road, Buffalo, NY 14226 / (716) 833-0740

“Buffalo’s Complete Line of Recreational Games”

# 3: gather and play

205 Grant St, Buffalo, NY 14213 / (716) 342-2823 / More information

“We strive to give back to WNY as much as you have all given us by creating a space that is truly welcoming to all, builds stronger community bonds through a shared love of the game and is built on a philosophy of sharing joy. and fun.

4. 3D comics

32 Central Avenue, Lancaster, New York 14086 / (716) 860-7837

“We will have NEW comics available for purchase every Wednesday. Our store will have categorized comics, custom art funko pops, lithographs, limited edition prints and statues for sale. in-store events, artists, monthly giveaways and MORE Thank you very much for being a part of our new adventure!

5. Dark Forest Games

196 Oliver St North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / (716) 866-3874

“Dark Forest Games, specializing in Magic: The Gathering, board games and recreational supplies.”

6. Collector’s Inn

3107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York State 14217 / (716) 873-8633

“Buffalo’s source for comics, trading cards, games, and action figures.” We have experts in games and comics, buy and sell. Open every day! Largest searchable selection of Magic and Pokemon cards. The widest variety of games in town. Always new comics, new and old! We run the most events at any store in the greater Buffalo area for various games. “


7. The heart of the game

85 S Rossler Ave, Buffalo, NY 14206 / (716) 939-3456

“Heart of the Game is a local game store and family friendly gaming destination! We specialize in retro and modern video games, collectible card games, tabletop / board games, role playing games , miniature war games and play supplies and accessories! ”

8. MTG mana bar

287 Oliver Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / (716) 695-2051

“We hope The Mana Bar becomes your one stop shop for everything MTG! Browse our extensive collection of singles. Sell ​​cards you no longer need directly to us for cash or store credit. Build a new terrace? Send us your complete decklist.

9. Casual dragon games

136 Walnut St, Lockport, NY 14094 / (716) 201-1147

“Creators of Island Dice, Zombie Sheep and BRYGS with more to come. “

10. WNY Gaming, LLC.

140 Pine St Unit 18, Hamburg, NY 14075 / (716) 777-4299

“The Western New York / Buffalo Area one stop shop for MTG, Pokemon, Board Games, Keyforge, and Dungeons and Dragons. The best selection, the latest singles, books, minis and boosters. Do not fall into the trap of imitators, come to the best!

11. Oogie games


  • (716) 832-GAME (4263) / 2889 Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150
  • (716) 298-GAME (4263) / 2406 Military Rd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

“We buy, sell, trade and repair ALL VIDEO GAMES from Atari to NES to PS4! We guarantee more for your exchanges than the place with the initials “GS” !!

12. A card store

4016 Union Road Cheektowaga, NY 14225 / (716) 713-1184

“For decades our local Buffalo-based store has specialized in comics, collectibles, cards and games!”

13. Queen City Bookstore

3184 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214 / (716) 833-6220

“Located in North Buffalo on Main Street. We are now open on Sunday! We have new comics, graphic novels, back issues, horror magazines, we have consignment sales, special orders, subscriptions and supplies! Also, have kid-friendly comics! “

14. Gutter comics

1421 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, New York 14216 / (716) 436-4806

“BD and more”

15. Cosmic Comics and Collectibles LLC

3637 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 / (716) 288-7707

“The only comic book super-store in WNY.”

16. Halley Comics and Games

1144 Oliver Street North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / (716) 695-6138

“Comic book store. Locally owned since 1985. Current and past issues, toys, graphic novels, models, comic book supplies and posters! MAINTAIN SERVICE AND SPECIAL ORDERS! “


17. Empire Comics

1069 Abbott Road, Buffalo, New York, 14220 / (716) 695-2051

Whether you are an avid collector or just a fan of superhero movies, Empire Comics is an emporium of comics, new and vintage, from all your favorite franchises, genres and authors! Located in South Buffalo, we welcome the general public as well as comic book, graphic novel and game enthusiasts and collectors who trade and buy comics for fun.

18. Paste 716


  • Pulp 716 at Gateway Harbor: 31 Webster Street, North Tonawanda, NY / (716) 389-0821 / More information
  • Pulp 716 at Historic Lockport: 45 East Avenue, Lockport, NY / (716) 389-0821 / More information

“Coffee, comics and pearl tea!” Thousands of new comics, toys and games. Ranked # 1 bubble tea store in New York City by Wemadethatpartup.com.

19. Dave and Adam

8075 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 / (716) 626-0000 / More information

“Dave & Adam’s retail store has a large selection of collectible cards, signed memorabilia, team gear and Bills and Sabers apparel. As corporate sponsor of the Buffalo Sabers, Dave and Adam’s work with numerous athletes to organize various player signings throughout the year – giving customers the chance to meet and get autographs from various members not only Sabers but also Bills. “

20. 1811 Comics

56 East Spring Street, Williamsville, NY 14221 / (716) 631-2424

“1811 Comics is located on the second floor of the Moulin. Come browse new and vintage comics, toys and collectibles, or pose for photos with one of our life-size superhero statues. Recently released comic book titles go on sale Wednesdays at 10 a.m. We always buy comic book toys and collectibles. Contact us via Facebook for more information.

Did we miss one? Did any of these places close? Drop us a note!

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