How does an SF board game store exist in a digital world?

July 7, 2019

In 1985, Nintendo launched its Nintendo Entertainment System gaming console in North America in what's remembered as a watershed moment for video games. That same year, San Francisco resident Robert Hamilton invested in hobby games, which are largely analog, when he opened Gamescape in the Western Addition. It was a bit of a gamble. Gamers were getting more into video games like Super Mario Bros. and Excitebike, and he already had a game store, Gambit — which he opened in the 1970s — close on him.

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