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Get Your Game On Closes

Circumstances of the closure are unknown.

by Sabine Bickford

From the February, 2019 issue

When Get Your Game On closed its doors with the new year, patrons took to the store's Facebook page to lament the loss of Ann Arbor's last independently owned gaming shop. Along with tabletop and video games, GYGO was also the last locally owned host of Magic: the Gathering card tournaments.

As the week passed, though, some comments began to express concern over the mysterious circumstances of the closure and the status of store credit they were owed. The page administrator, presumably GYGO owner Alex Horvath, responded that they would "explore options for outstanding store credit ... as soon as we can."

A customer who said she had purchased a $100 gift card as a Christmas present for her son replied, "I am starting to wonder if perhaps 'soon' means something different to you. Can you quantify your version of 'soon'?"

A series of comments (by an employee's girlfriend) claimed employees found out they were jobless via a text message the morning of the closing. The comments are now deleted, and a former employee says he and others have been blocked from the page.

Posters on Facebook and Reddit speculated that GYGO might have lost its status as an authorized Magic dealer. Magic's parent company Wizards of the Coast, did not respond to queries, and no one answered a message sent to the store's Facebook page. x25A0

Got a retail or restaurant change? Send email to sabine@aaobserver.com, or leave voicemail at (734) 769-3175 x 330.     (end of article)

[Originally published in February, 2019.]

 



 
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