Central New York's Largest Comic & Game Store!

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    Epic Card Game
    Qualify for the $100,000 World Championship on September 3rd!
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    Warhammer 40k 'Ard Boyz
    The Black 13th is hosting a 40k event September 10th!
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    Kaladesh Prerelease
    Join us on 9/24 & 9/25 for the Kaladesh Prerelease!
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    Civil War 2
    Which side are you on? Here's the reading list for this massive event!
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    Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS Championship
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The 2016 Play the Game Summer Championships are underway!

The four events run from June 1st to August 31st! All you have to do is show up and play...and you are in the championship! At the end of the summer we'll tally up the points and give out prizes for the top Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bushiroads, and X-Wing players!

Click on the links to see details and current standings for the championships.

2016 Play the Game Read the Story Magic Championship of the Known Universe **UPDATED 8/21**

2016 Play the Game Read the Story Yu-Gi-Oh! Summer Championship **UPDATED 8/21**

2016 Play the Game Read the Story Bushiroads Summer Championship **UPDATED 8/17**

The X-Wing Summer Championship has been cancelled due to lack of participation.

What is Play the Game Read the Story?

Are you into comics? How about board games and card games? Then we are the store for you! With two locations in Syracuse, and one in Watertown you won't have to go far to get your fix.

We have thousands of comics from top publishers like Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse and more! We also carry hundreds of board games from companies like Mayfair. Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Iello, Haba and Games Workshop.

Are card games your thing? We've got you covered! Play the Game is not only a Magic WPN store, we are also an official Yu-Gi-Oh! OTS retailer. We also carry a line of Pokemon, Bushiroads and Heroclix.

Do you prefer Role Playing Games? Got that too! We carry Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder. Star Wars and many more RPG's and supplies like dice, tokens and more!

Last but not least we also have daily events in our event space! What kind of events? How about Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Warmachine, Board Games and anything else we can fit in our 200 person space!

Come on down and meet the fun, friendly staff and join the fun at Play the Game!