A Nerdy Guide to Vancouver Island’s Best Shops for Pop Culture, Tourists and More!


Nerds live everywhere on this beautiful island located West of the Rockies. The concentration may not be as big, but to know where to shop is just as important too for those relocating to these townships for one reason or another.

Hang and Play Games

Used Video Games & Consoles, Used Videos

Dice Bag Games

Card Games, Board Games, Dice & Miniatures

Address: 360 Festubert St #102, Duncan, BC V9L 2P4
Hours: 11am to 6pm (closed Mondays)
Phone: (250) 597-1992

Everything Games

Board Games, Trading Card Games

Address: 721 Station Ave, Langford, BC
Hours: 2 to 9pm
Phone: (778) 432-4263

This operation caters to those living in the outer communities in Westshore (Langford / Colwood) by offering a place for gamers to gather in. Sometimes the commute to downtown Victoria is too lengthy to get enough hours of play in. They also have an extensive online ordering system for those who are deep into the game of Magic the Gathering. This trading card game is showing no signs of slowing down, and to have a local operation going on strong and not competing with other operations like Skyhaven and Yellowjacket, shows the gaming community has many places for players to get their game on. Their event schedule includes Warhammer 40K.

Groundd Games

Card games, Roleplaying and Board games

Address: 2220 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo, BC
Hours: 11am to 9pm (Sun to Sat)
Phone: (250) 758-1484

Wiffle Games

Video Games, Toys (LEGO), Comics, Modified Consoles

Address: 9756D Willow Street, Chemainus, BC
Hours: 10:00 am to ???
Phone: (250) 597-1992

West Coast Gaming

Board Games, Trading Card Games, Roleplaying Games, Gaming Accessories

Address: 10-2980 Island Highway North, Nanaimo, BC
Hours: 12pm to ???
Phone: (250) 585-4263

Foxes Board Game Shop

Board Games, Trading Card Games, and Gaming Accesories

Address: 149 Fulford-Ganges Rd #110, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T8
Hours: Tues to Saturday, 12-5 pm.
Phone: (250) 538-7158

This shop has been serving Salt Spring Island for at least 15 years, and is a favourite amongst locals. Not only do they host many after school activiites for the youths here, but also has a bit of everything for the locals to get their nerd on without having to leave this tiny world located off of Vancouver Island.

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