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Valhalla's Gate Valhalla's Gate is central Missouri's premier game store. We've been selling quality games for every A full-line game store with more than 5600 square feet of shopping and play space.

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Warmies Jr., Bearington, and Ty Plushies are being displayed a little differently. Cards and Logic Puzzles now share a s...
09/17/2022

Warmies Jr., Bearington, and Ty Plushies are being displayed a little differently. Cards and Logic Puzzles now share a shelf. Our classic game shelf is no longer on an end cap and now has one side of the new release for minis fixture

All of the new board game fixtures have been installed. We have some fine tuning to do because we ran out of the appropr...
09/17/2022

All of the new board game fixtures have been installed. We have some fine tuning to do because we ran out of the appropriate size brackets, but they are already on their way. We still have to do clean up, but the Event Center has been returned to regular use.

Recently arrived games. More new games will be arriving tomorrow/Friday.
09/16/2022

Recently arrived games. More new games will be arriving tomorrow/Friday.

More board game shelves were installed. Only five more to install.
09/16/2022

More board game shelves were installed. Only five more to install.

The switch to our new board game fixtures has begun. We have unloaded three pallets worth of fixtures. Unfortunately, we...
09/15/2022

The switch to our new board game fixtures has begun. We have unloaded three pallets worth of fixtures. Unfortunately, we still have many more to build. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at the first two rows. We love the new spinner for escape room and small deduction games!

Timeline photos
09/08/2022

Timeline photos

Calling all Terraforming Mars fans! ๐Ÿ“ž What's the best number of people to play this game with? Are you more of a solo savant, or do you prefer some competition? ๐ŸŽฒ

Please excuse our mess. We will be replacing our old and worn out fixtures with new board game fixtures. Unfortunately, ...
09/03/2022

Please excuse our mess. We will be replacing our old and worn out fixtures with new board game fixtures. Unfortunately, the arrival of the new ones coincided with our Magic prerelease weekend so we had to stash them mostly out of the way in the Event Center.

Preorder your copy of Ticket to Ride: San Francisco ๐Ÿš‹๐ŸŒด!  Hop aboard an iconic Cable Car, race one another to visit the m...
09/02/2022

Preorder your copy of Ticket to Ride: San Francisco ๐Ÿš‹๐ŸŒด!

Hop aboard an iconic Cable Car, race one another to visit the most iconic locations of the city like the Golden Gate Bridge ๐ŸŒ‰, and collect souvenirs along the way.

And you, what is your dearest memory of San Francisco or what you would dream of visiting? Visit our store to buy this exciting new title when it releases and get an exclusive promo ๐ŸŽ, a set of yellow Cable Cars*.

New items arrived recently
08/30/2022

New items arrived recently

Dragonlance: Shadows of the Dragon Queen book releases December 6.  The War of the Lance is here and the Dragon Queen's ...
08/25/2022

Dragonlance: Shadows of the Dragon Queen book releases December 6. The War of the Lance is here and the Dragon Queen's armies threaten to crush the forces of Kyrnn. Will you answer the call to battle?

Pre-order your copy today! Just let us know whether you want the regular or the alt cover.

The new beverage cooler has arrived! Now you can see what sodas we have in stock without having to open a fridge door. I...
08/25/2022

The new beverage cooler has arrived! Now you can see what sodas we have in stock without having to open a fridge door. In fact, the whole snack station is closer to the register and more convenient for customers.

The demo table has moved closer to the entryway and the whole counter area is more open. Another plus is the shopping baskets are more accessible. The only downside is Jasper had to move again. But it's ok, he's used to it.

We constantly try to improve how our games are displayed. Yesterday we focused on the Deck Builders and Solo players sec...
08/25/2022

We constantly try to improve how our games are displayed. Yesterday we focused on the Deck Builders and Solo players sections.

Recently arrived at the Gate.
08/25/2022

Recently arrived at the Gate.

Is it difficult to get your board game group together? Work second shift so your free time is when all your friends are ...
08/20/2022

Is it difficult to get your board game group together? Work second shift so your free time is when all your friends are at work? There is a solution! Pandasaurus Games just shared that the International Gamers Awards announced its nominated games for 2022 and Rawr n Write made the recommendation for Best Solo Experience! ๐Ÿ†

I don't know how many of you have been watching the Sandman series, but I have really been loving it. If you never read ...
08/20/2022

I don't know how many of you have been watching the Sandman series, but I have really been loving it. If you never read the comic, now is your chance (because you really should)! Stop by Distant Planet Comics and Collectibles to get a copy of the graphic novel. They have them in stock. It is an amazing read and well worth your time!

Restocked! Just in time for the bonus episode that dropped today!

Newly arrived at the Gate includes a Pokemon restock
08/19/2022

Newly arrived at the Gate includes a Pokemon restock

Newly arrived at the Gate -- Keystone North America Kickstarter standard and deluxe editions, Transcontinental Kickstart...
08/18/2022

Newly arrived at the Gate -- Keystone North America Kickstarter standard and deluxe editions, Transcontinental Kickstarter Edition, 50 Clues Escape Games, Disney Smash Up, new Unlock Legendary Adventures, and Deadly Dinner mystery adventures.

We still have some alt covers available.
08/18/2022

We still have some alt covers available.

You won't find another soul who knows the treacherous ocean of stars like a Spelljammer.

A true adventurer navigates all challenges in their path, roll the dice and see what comes your way: astraladventures.ai

Spelljammer Adventures in Space releases August 16. Spelljammer is a thrilling space-based campaign for the worldโ€™s grea...
08/16/2022

Spelljammer Adventures in Space releases August 16. Spelljammer is a thrilling space-based campaign for the worldโ€™s greatest roleplaying game, D&D. Home of the stars and gateway to the heavens, the Astral Plane teems with excitement and possibility. With the help of magic, spelljammers can cross the oceans of Wildspace, ply the silvery void known as the Astral Sea, and hop between worlds of the Dungeons & Dragons multiverse.

Choose between the regular cover or the alternate cover.

Beginning Monday, August 15, we will be having a Buy One booster, Get One booster 50% off on certain Magic boosters. You...
08/15/2022

Beginning Monday, August 15, we will be having a Buy One booster, Get One booster 50% off on certain Magic boosters. You can mix and match in the sale, but the cheapest booster will be 50% off.

Boosters included in the sale are:
*Midnight Hunt DRAFT $4.25
*Kamigawa Neon Dynasty SET $5.69
*Innistrad Double Feature DRAFT $10.99
*Innistrad Crimson Vow DRAFT $4.25
*CL Baldurs Gate DRAFT $6.99

08/09/2022
Return to where Magic started - Dominaria.  Join heroes from across the multiverse to fight one of Magic's greatest vill...
08/08/2022

Return to where Magic started - Dominaria. Join heroes from across the multiverse to fight one of Magic's greatest villains, the Phyrexians.

Dominaria United PreRelease - September 2nd-4th. PreRelease September 2nd-8th. Entry is $32 if registered by August 31.

Preorder your Dominaria United set boxes, collector boxes, and draft boxes today with a $50 deposit.

Want to get your hands on the Gold  winner for Best TTRPG Writing, Dune- Adventures in the Imperium: Core Rulebook? Stop...
08/06/2022

Want to get your hands on the Gold winner for Best TTRPG Writing, Dune- Adventures in the Imperium: Core Rulebook? Stop by the Gate while it is in stock.

Warmies restock had arrived. We have more Red Pandas, chickens, and otters. The My First Warmies are back, too. Plus we ...
08/02/2022

Warmies restock had arrived. We have more Red Pandas, chickens, and otters. The My First Warmies are back, too. Plus we have some new Warmies Jr.-- hippo and giraffes.

We now have 3D-printed articulated dragons, sensory slugs, and fidgets in stock. These are so fun to play with and so pl...
07/29/2022

We now have 3D-printed articulated dragons, sensory slugs, and fidgets in stock. These are so fun to play with and so pleasing to the senses. Check out the Scoutwerkz display. Sales of these items will help fund a young girl's dreams.

During the early days of COVID once we were open for shopping again, we began to display all of our board games with the...
07/28/2022

During the early days of COVID once we were open for shopping again, we began to display all of our board games with the back descriptions facing out. The idea was that people could shop the shelves without having to handle the games as much. As a bonus for staff, games didn't wander from their assigned locations as much. We received tons of positive feedback about displaying our games this way, but it does take some getting used to.

Recently, we have been finding entire rows of games turned around so the front of the game faces out. One or two games might be accidental but entire rows of shelves can't be. It got me to thinking, which way do our customers prefer we face our games? Facebook took away the actual poll option but I have still created a simple poll I would love responses to. I have two photos to illustrate the difference in method. Please tell me which way you prefer to shop. I don't mean which you find prettier, but which method would make it easier for you to shop the games. You can also say you don't have a preference. Please respond in the comments with Game Back Descriptions, Front Facing, or No preference. Thanks!

Congrats to Spiel des Jahres winner-- Cascadia and Kennerspiel winner -- Living Forest. Both games are in stock now. In ...
07/27/2022

Congrats to Spiel des Jahres winner-- Cascadia and Kennerspiel winner -- Living Forest. Both games are in stock now. In addition, we have several nominated or recommended games in stock too.

To make room for the new fixtures, we had to move what feels like most of the board game fixtures to make everything fit...
07/27/2022

To make room for the new fixtures, we had to move what feels like most of the board game fixtures to make everything fit. We love the result! Less crowded *New Release* fixtures means we can highlight new arrivals better and for a longer period. The new arrangement works better with a pillar that was problematic before. Everything should be more shoppable and better organized.

We bought two four-sided fixtures to be our *New Release* displays. Now we have one fixture for new board games and one ...
07/26/2022

We bought two four-sided fixtures to be our *New Release* displays. Now we have one fixture for new board games and one for new miniature games. Bonus, we picked up a smaller fixture to display two-player card games and Living Card Games.

We want to give a special shout-out to Battlefield Lavender - an awesome, small business and farm full of great smelling products run by wonderful people. The fixtures look great! Thanks for letting us take them off your hands.

If you are in the market for lavender, culinary lavender, or related products, you can find Battlefield Lavender at the Farmer's Market, on the web, or at their farm in Centralia (open most days 10 am to 6 pm).

Available now -- Journeys through the Radiant Citadel is a collection of thirteen short, stand-alone D&D adventures feat...
07/22/2022

Available now -- Journeys through the Radiant Citadel is a collection of thirteen short, stand-alone D&D adventures featuring challenges for character levels 1โ€“14. Each adventure has ties to the Radiant Citadel, a magical city with connections to lands rich with excitement and danger, and each can be run by itself or as part of an ongoing campaign. Explore this rich and varied collection of adventures in magical lands.

Through the mists of the Ethereal Plane shines the Radiant Citadel. Travelers from across the multiverse flock to this mysterious bastion to share their traditions, stories, and calls for heroes. A crossroads of wonders and adventures, the Radiant Citadel is the first step on the path to legend. Where will your journeys take you?

Thirteen new stand-alone adventures spanning levels 1โ€“14, each with its own set of maps

Introduces the Radiant Citadel, a new location on the Ethereal Plane that connects adventurers to richly detailed and distinct corners of the D&D multiverse

Each adventure can be set in any existing D&D campaign setting or on worlds of your own design

Introduces eleven new D&D monsters

Thereโ€™s a story for every adventuring party, from whimsical and light to dark and foreboding and everything in between

The Gate has launched its new website. It has the same address (www.valhallasgate.com) but it's faster, prettier, and mo...
07/17/2022

The Gate has launched its new website. It has the same address (www.valhallasgate.com) but it's faster, prettier, and more functional. It's more reliable, too. We plan to add more pages and features now that our new site is live. Go check it out.

07/16/2022

The Gate is open on July 16. However, contractors have re-asphalted the parking lot entrance. You have to enter the parking lot through the side entrance off Hutchins Dr.

Bath bombs with toy surprises inside have been restocked.
07/14/2022

Bath bombs with toy surprises inside have been restocked.

New games, puzzles, etc have arrived at the store
07/14/2022

New games, puzzles, etc have arrived at the store

Recently arrived role-playing games.
07/14/2022

Recently arrived role-playing games.

Boone County's COVID-19 Community Level changed to High late last week. The CDC recommends wearing a mask in public. Our...
07/10/2022

Boone County's COVID-19 Community Level changed to High late last week. The CDC recommends wearing a mask in public. Our staff have continued to wear masks throughout the pandemic. On July 6, we reinstated a mask requirement for our Event Center and the Card Center. Players must wear masks while playing games in the store or sitting at our tables. We request that customers also consider wearing masks while shopping in the store, but it is not required.

07/07/2022

Our DM seminar will be postponed. Our regular game master cannot make it tonight.

We are proud to announce we won Silver. Thanks to everyone who voted for us! We appreciate all the support. This was the...
07/02/2022

We are proud to announce we won Silver. Thanks to everyone who voted for us! We appreciate all the support. This was the first year for our category of Best Gaming/Comic store to be recognized.

The reorganization took longer than we expected but we think it looks fantastic! Our Gamegenic racks were held up in Ohi...
07/01/2022

The reorganization took longer than we expected but we think it looks fantastic! Our Gamegenic racks were held up in Ohio. Without being able to complete the aisle by the window first, it made getting things straight and aligned difficult. However, we are very pleased with the arrangement and think customers will enjoy their shopping experience more. Be sure to stop in and look around. Thanks to our Staff for working such a long shift so we could finish. You rock!

Looks like the Gate will need to be closed all day on Thursday, June 30 after all. We apologize for any inconvenience.
06/29/2022

Looks like the Gate will need to be closed all day on Thursday, June 30 after all. We apologize for any inconvenience.

FYI, the Gate will be closed from 11 am to 3 pm on Thursday, June 30 for some reorganization. We also have new GameGenic...
06/28/2022

FYI, the Gate will be closed from 11 am to 3 pm on Thursday, June 30 for some reorganization. We also have new GameGenic racks to build and install. We plan to open at 3 pm but the Card Center and RPG side of the store will probably remain closed into early evening.

Learned to play Cryptid Cafe. The cryptid meeples are awesome! We enjoyed the game play with two players using the AI me...
06/26/2022

Learned to play Cryptid Cafe. The cryptid meeples are awesome! We enjoyed the game play with two players using the AI mechanic but we both agree it would be more fun with more people. It's a bidding, resource-gathering game with set collection thrown in. It plays rather quickly and would make a good family game. We definitely will enjoy playing again.

The Gate has the deluxe version, which includes wooden tokens and screen-printed cryptid meeples instead of standees. We also have the Server Expansion, which includes 48 Cryptid meeples.

In Cryptid Cafe, you play a lead server at the cafe, a Sasquatch-owned restaurant packed with legendary creatures from all over the world. Gather food. Fill orders. Earn the most tips and be crowned, dare we say, the most "legendary" server.

Today (June 25) is Free RPG Day. Customers can choose a free, quick-start RPG module just by asking. Customers must be a...
06/25/2022

Today (June 25) is Free RPG Day. Customers can choose a free, quick-start RPG module just by asking. Customers must be at least 10 years old and enrolled in our free reward program. Modules are one (1) per customer while supplies last.

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2525 Bernadette Drive
Columbia, MO
65203

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 9pm
Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(573) 442-9909

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Recently arrived items at the Gate.
Army Painter SpeedPaint Starter Sets have arrived. The rest of the SpeedPaint items will release on March 26. Big restock on Army Painter hobby sets, tools, and paint sets arrived today, too.
Need a great game for Mardi Gras? ๐Ÿ’€ Baron Voodoo is an abstract strategy game of dice manipulation and special abilities. Can you catch the most souls and become the new Baron Samedi?
Because of the icy roads and upcoming winter storm, the Gate is closed on Thursday, February 24.
Just a reminder that we will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, 2/23/22 for staff development.
Recently arrived
We are highlighting games by Black Designers this month on our Staff Picks display.
Today, we temporarily condensed our paint section. We are discontinuing the GW Air Paints, so we were able to eliminate one section of their rack. We have put the Air Paints in a box and they are on sale. Soon, we will have Army Painter Speedpaints and their Air Paint that will finish out this row. And if you haven't checked out our Monument Paints Pro Acryl line, you should do so.
Today is the release of the newest Magic set - Kamigawa Neon Dynasty.
The Gate will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 23 for staff training.
The Gate will be closed Thursday, Feb 17 because of the sleet. Stay home and play some games!
To the mom who bought Witcher RPG books on Wednesday, we found your daughter's coat in the restroom. We have it at Mission Control.
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