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Products and Services

  • Role Playing Games,
  • Battletech,
  • Yu-gi-oh,
  • Call Of Cthulhu,
  • Warmachine Hordes,
  • Science Fiction And Fantasy Novels,
    • Eurogames,
    • Military Games,
    • Miniatures,
    • Warhammer 40k,
    • Board Game Rentals,
    • Boardgames,
    • Pokemon,
    • Instore Games,
    • Used Games,
    • Boardgame Rental,
    • Magic The Gathering,
    • Dungeons And Dragons,
    • Hobby Supplies,
    • Table Top Gaming,
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Brands Carried

  • Board Games,
  • Wizkids,
  • Army Painter,
  • Pre-release,
  • Games Workshop,
  • Osprey,
    • Iello,
    • Used Games,
    • Paizo,
    • Reaper Miniatures,
    • Fantasy Flight,
    • Armada,
    • Warhammer,
    • Citadel,
    • Steve Jackson Games,
    • GMT,
    • Wargames,
    • Dice Bags,
    • Friday Night Magic,
    • Privateer Press,
    • DnD,
    • Armada,
    • Asmodee,
    • Wizards Of The Coast,
    • Catan,
    • 5e,
    • Palladium,
    • Chessex Dice,
    • Events,
    • X-Wing,
    • Upper Deck,
    • D&D,
    • Ultra Pro,
    • Squad Leader,
    • Avalon Hill,
    • Dan Verson Games,
    • Iron Wind Metals,
    • Games Workshop,
    • Catalyst Game Labs,
    • Uncle Mikes,
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  • Wargames,
  • Military History,
  • Board Games,
  • Dice,
  • Miniatures,
  • SF&F Novels,
    • Eurogames,
    • Role Playing Games,
    • Magic The Gathering,
    • Games Workshop,
  • more...
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Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • From 14th Street SW, Go West On 10th Ave.,
  • We Have East And West Parking Lots,
  • Enter Off 10th Ave Before 18th St SW,
1835 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K2
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Meet the owner

“I’ve always had a passion for games, that’s why I got into this business…I wanted cheap games for myself,” laughs Gordon Johansen, owner of Sentry Box. “That’s why we got into science fiction as well; we had some extra space when we moved one time, so I thought, ‘ok, what do I like? Oh, I read a lot of science fiction, so I’m going to bring a lot of these in and save myself some money!’”

Since he bought the original tiny 250 sq ft. shop from a non-gamer in 1980, Gordon’s passion for games has built a community of gamers of all genres, which supports what has since become the world’s largest game store.

“It really freaks people out when you say over 100,000 different products,” admits Gordon. The 13,000 sq ft store truly has something, if not everything, for every gamer. If you’re anything like Gordon and his team, you likely enjoy many of the various types of games, so no matter how you define yourself within the genre, Sentry Box can satisfy your gaming passion.

For those who want to try before you buy, Sentry Box also boasts a large games library, so you can play in the store or sign games out and take them home to see if your friends will play with you.

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    MTG fan

    Sentry box is the place to go for all your gaming needs. We have purchased all our MTG cards there and will continue to do so. Great selection for a wide variety of products.

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    Business Reply June 1, 2017

    Thanks for the great review. Sorry that it took so long to respond properly.

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