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The Genuine Article: A Guide To Finding Genuine Games In 2024

The Genuine Article: A Guide To Finding Genuine Games In 2024

 Singapore is seated in a prime position to be flooded with a sea of knockoffs and non-genuine copies of games and toys that are purposely designed to look just enough like the original thing at a glance but open the box and you will be met with cheaply made reproduction components if they are even in there at all! I will tell you where you can rest easy knowing with 100% certainty that you can find the genuine article when it comes to your favourite toys and games. 

Board Gamery 

Don’t let their lack of a brick-and-mortar storefront fool you. The brains behind Board Gamery are 100% the genuine article. All it takes is one look at any of their online presences and you can tell they care a great deal about selling genuine board games and ONLY genuine board games to the masses whether through their Shopee, Lazada, or Carousell.

Store Links: Shopee | Lazada | Carousell


Hammer House 

For all things Warhammer and tabletop miniatures, I would trust no one better than Hammer House. If you are a veteran who is trying to beef up your army or a newcomer who wants to learn something new, they are some of the friendliest and most inviting people you can trust on your gaming journey. Additionally, if you like the atmosphere there you can always book a table to play or paint your favourite figures for your next visit.  

Store Location: 24B Temple St, Level 3 unit, Singapore 058569

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TOYTAG is a business that only carries products of reputable brands and manufacturers.  Everything from wooden toys for toddlers to educational and STEM products, to board games of all kinds. TOYTAG truly believes in playing at its finest so if you are looking for genuine LEGO Education products, robots and coding toys, a gift for a friend or just a nice quality board game for the weekend, TOYTAG is the place for you. 

Store Location: 10 Woods Square #04-42, Woodlands Square, SOLO 1, 737714

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The Mind Cafe

The Mind Cafe has more than just board games on the menu! Great party games are available to play at one of their tables or to buy so you can play with your friends and family at home! This board game business has been around since 2005 and has been serving delicious food ever since. The owner of Mind Cafe has even moved on to designing his own games. So, you can tell he certainly has a passion for games! 

Store Location: 60A Prinsep Street Outlet #02-00 Singapore 188664 | 30 Prinsep St, #01-01, Singapore 188647

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BG Monsters Cafe

While on the topic of Cafes, BG Monsters Cafe is a cozy hidden gem where you can go and game with your friends in a nice chill environment. When it comes to teaching and recommending games to play at your table the staff here are more than happy to help you out.  What really makes BG Monsters Cafe stand out from the crowd is the atmosphere they have created in their little board game haven of their own. On top of that, you can buy games directly from them as well, and you can be sure that you will always be in good hands for finding authentic games. 

 Store Location: 61 Kampong Bahru Rd, #02-03, Singapore 169368

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If you are around the Orchard Road area, don't miss the opportunity to check out this fun toy store. Playhao focuses on having only toys from trusted quality brands especially for younger kids that focuses on their cognitive development and their developing motor skills. Do your child a favor and at the very least check out what their online store has to offer. You won't regret it!

Store Location: 583 Orchard Rd, #02-15 Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore      238884

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Team Board Game 

Team Board game has solidified themselves as the go-to location for all things Kickstarter here in Singapore. If you are looking for a deluxe edition of a game that comes with all the bells and whistles fresh off the presses, this is where I would check first. It's also difficult to fake a game when it is not even available in retail shops yet. But don't be mistaken, they don't only carry Kickstarter exclusive games.

You can also find plenty of genuine games that weren't on Kickstarter as well as paints and other TCG games as well.   

Store Location: 16 Arumugam Rd, #06-07 LTC Building D, Singapore 409961

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The Toy Folks

The Toy Folks are...Toy Folks! The yellow walls of theirs at their shops host a variety of genuine branded toys and games to choose from. They even sell books and activity sets to further enrich your child’s developing mind. Whether you are shopping at their Orchard or Marina Square location, both places will be a fun and engaging shopping experience where you can find some of the best toys Singapore has to offer!

Store Location: 583 Orchard Rd, #B1 - 10, Singapore 238884 | 6 Raffles Blvd, #02 - 283 Marina Square, Singapore 039594

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Now you can rest easy knowing that you know exactly where you can always find the genuine article! 

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