If you are a wargamer, then you know a great wargaming store when you see one. The Lakewood is home to several video game and hobby shops, so it is a no-brainer that some great wargaming stores are lurking around as well. We found a few shops that caught our attention and thought we should share with Lakewood wargaming enthusiasts.
The War House
630 W Willow St.
Long Beach, CA 90806
The War House has quite an outstanding selection of both new and older games. The staff are always looking to be helpful. Look at the shelves and you will see thousands of board games, RPGs, card games, dice, miniatures, war games, and gaming accessories. It is literally packed from wall to wall, definitely lots of eye candy for all types of gamers. If you like to dip your toes in the water before purchasing, you can feel and handle the toys without being pressured to make a purchase. Mail order is an option or Ebay for those not located around the area.
The Bunker Hobbies & Games
4812 Paramount Blvd
Lakewood, CA 90712
The Bunker is an excellent store for those into the Warhammer and Magic the Gathering series. There are tones of meetups with local boardgaming groups, so you can find plenty of opportunities to make friends. They are open well into the late Friday night hours. The folks there are patient at teaching newcomers just about any game.