Tuesday, 23 November 2010


It’s sad, but after an extremely short sortie into the gaming retail world we’ve decided to let the physical shop go and concentrate on a part-time online store.

We’ll really miss the place. We’ve met new people and made new friends and broadened our gaming horizons and social circle. There’s more gamers out there than you realise, and there’s plenty of younger people wanting to get in on the action. Honestly, it’s been real fun and we don’t regret giving it a go for a second.

So – as we’ll be gone in the next couple of weeks we’re having a sale, lots of money off most things, and we’ve got plenty of stuff here. RPGs, boardgames, cardgames, classic M:TG cards, some old Warhammer stuff, figures, collectibles, all kinds of stuff.

We hope to see you, so that you can say goodbye and get a bargain to boot!


Jonathan and Richard


  1. This is the saddest news I've heard today. Good for you for throwing your hat into the ring for being a FLGS. What form will the online shop take?

  2. Cheers, Rob. I know that if we hadn't have at least given it a try we'd have regretted it even more.

    We're still trying to figure out where we went wrong, but I don't think we did - it was just bad timing and the economy. We advertised, put on game days and demos, gave discounts to regulars and clubs, supported gaming groups, contacted schools and colleges. We tried everything but nobody came. I know there's a vibrant gaming community in the area and our online sales weren't half bad but it didn't cut the mustard. I guess I'm going to spend a long time trying to figure out where I went wrong.

    The online store will be a basic Ebay store to begin with and we'll slowly build a Moonfruit one where Paypal is the payment method. I reckon the Ebay store will trot along nicely for a few months and we'll unveil a new website later in the year. We'll use the www.hardsixes.moonfruit.com site as it's easy to use and works well.