1835 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K2
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The World's Largest Game Store! With over 13,000 sq. ft. of display and gaming space, the Sentry Box is a Mecca for those interested in fantasy, science fiction, or military games, books and miniatures. The policy of the Sentry Box was always 'If it's in print, we'll try to stock it.' Times have changed and we can't quite do that any more but we try hard and have over 100,000 different items in stock. more...

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Products and Services

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

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

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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