Guardian Games is Portland's grandest game store.
Selling games, hosting tournaments, and endorsing all things geeky since October 2005!
With over 11000 sq. ft. of gaming space, we host games of all types, and sell all the swag to go with them.
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We host special events like Beer, Pizza, and Games night; Gamers Halloween parties, Valentine's Singles gaming, Gaming Yard Sales, and more. We have seating for 100+ for board game days, meetups, birthday parties, LARP'ing, collectible card tournaments... you name it! We carry and refurbish vintage video game systems and games. And we offer ways for customers to earn discounts on their favorite games just for playing games in the store.
ESTABLISHED IN OCTOBER 2005
Back in 2005, basking in the glow of the Carribean sun, sipping a margarita, and fed up with a game store visit to purchase vacation entertainment, Angel made up her mind to open a game store to meet her needs. And her needs were varied, damnit! Blame it on OCD, ADHD, or some other disorder; no store ever offered all the gaming that interested her in one stop. So Angel set out to create a gaming store for her generation. A generation that plays video games, and D&D, and board games, and World of Warcraft, and Magic the Gathering, and Warhammer 40K, and..... A generation unwilling to let go of the past, but more than willilng to embrace the future of gaming. A game store to socialize and mingle with like minded gamers.
Guardian Games has survived 2 location moves and a natural disaster. We currently have 12 employees, 0 pets, 2 restrooms, & 18,000+ items in stock every day. Beer, wine, & coffee are here too!
MEET THE BUSINESS OWNER: ANGEL MAY
Angel played her first game of D&D at the age of 6 in 1982. Her favorite Christmas present ever was the red 'Beginner's' box set of classic Dungeons & Dragons.
She beat Contra by cheating. UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START.
She picked summer strawberries to buy the Legend of Zelda.
For some reason, finishing a game of Arkham Horror still eludes her, though she has tried 5+ times to do so.
While on strike from Safeway in 1994 and fresh out of David Douglas highschool, Angel found Magic the Gathering, at a local comic shop. Magic started her on a quest to find all things gaming. Her adventure continues.
When not gaming, Angel loves bicycling Portland, LEGOS, movies, music, books, and throwing a good party.