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The nominees for the second annual Power Retailing Awards have been announced by the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA). 22 stores have received nominations in four categories: “Outstanding Store,” “Outstanding Store Design,” “Outstanding Marketing,” and “Outstanding Organized Play.” The winners in each category will be recognized at the GAMA Dinner on Tuesday, March 15 at the GAMA Trade Show.
The awards were created last year to recognize excellence in game retailing. The awards being presented cover stores that were in operation during 2010. Any store that specializes in hobby games, including both dedicated game stores and stores that combine games with other lines.
Anyone can nominate stores for the awards through GAMA, though stores that won an award last year cannot be nominated for the same category this year. A volunteer judging committee reviews the nominations and chooses the best store in each category. Click on the 'Read more' link below to see the categories and this year’s nominees.
Outstanding Store: recognizing the best overall game store:
All Things Fun! of West Berlin, NJ
Lone Star Comics-Games-Gifts of Arlington, TX
Gnome Games Tournament Center of Green Bay, WI
Titan’s Entertainment Café of Battle Creek, MI
Dragon’s Den of Poughkeepsie, NY
Outstanding Store Design: recognizing the best in-store presentation of games:
Saltire Games of Indianapolis, IN
Lone Star Comics-Games-Gifts of Arlington, TX
Gnome Games Tournament Center of Green Bay, WI
Titan’s Entertainment Café of Battle Creek, MI
Dragon’s Den of Poughkeepsie, NY
Outstanding Marketing: recognizing the best out-reach and store advertising:
All Things Fun! of West Berlin, NJ
Gnome Games Tournament Center of Green Bay, WI
Titan’s Entertainment Café of Battle Creek, MI
Dragon’s Den of Poughkeepsie, NY
CartMagica of Montreal, Canada
Outstanding Organize Play: recognizing the best in-store gaming programs:
All Things Fun! of West Berlin, NJ
RIW Hobbies of Livonia, MI
Gnome Games Tournament Center of Green Bay, WI
Titan’s Entertainment Café of Battle Creek, MI
Dragon’s Den of Poughkeepsie, NY
Kings Games of Brooklyn, NY
CartMagica of Montreal, Canada