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    Default Are there any hobby shops or game shops around these days?

    I am wanting to buy a really good quality chess set for DS. I'm willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars on one. Today, I went into a shop and asked if they sold chess sets. The lady there said they didnt but suggested I go and buy an electronic one! She didn't seem to understand that I wanted an 'old school' chess set

    There used to be game/hobby shops but they don't seem to exist anymore. Or at least I can't seem to find any. We did have Socrates but that's closed down now.

    Does anyone know where I can buy a good chess set in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs??


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    Sorry can't comment on Melb specifically but there are still a few around Adelaide and there's a big one in Canberra, so there must be some left in Melb.

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    Not sure about out east but there's Hearns hobbies in the city ( I think it's still going but I don't know if they do chess) there are a few in the city. I can check some out on my lunch I'd you want, nothing else to do. Plus I like chess

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    I know of one in Geelong but that doesn't help you! But I thought like MD - if there is one here there must be one in Melbourne. Have you looked online?

    Good luck!

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    Google chess world. They're in ormond
    Or 'games from everywhere' in Richmond
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    I don't know Melbourne, but can recommend a site called games paradise. They have a Sydney store.. Don't know if they have others. There's also hobbyco? Don't know if they have chess sets/games tho..

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    Ask at Australian Geographic - they owned Socrates so they may be able to give you some assistance. My cousin worked at Socrates, was a great shop!

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    Theres a shop in Ivanhoe that may sell them or have you tried the toy shop next to Ace Space in Chirnside?

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    Theres one at fountain gate, i think its called games world?. msg sam she's there now

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    I'm waiting for an appointment and find this eerily hilarious will check them out for you and report back Tinks!

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    There is a Games World at Eastland I think - they have a website too!

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    Raven. I wonder why? It would be great if you could check out that place and let me know.

    You guys are legends! I've checked out the sites and they have EXACTLY what I'm after, thank goodness they're still out there....somewhere!

    Keep the suggestions coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanstar View Post
    There is a Games World at Eastland I think - they have a website too!
    I thougth there was, it's near the Post office isn't it? It's not on their site though.

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    It's not local, but if you get desperate, Games Paradise is an online store, based in NSW but we've never had any problems with their service.

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    Games World here at FG has heaps to choose from!

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    Thanks Raven! Looks like I'm heading to FG on the weekend!

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    There used to be a game shop in the city. It was in the last arcade in the Bourke Street mall heading towards Elizabeth street.

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    There are two in Bayswater they are both a hobby shop don't know if they have games though.

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