Game Goblin’s Lore

Enter josh, the dm of arkansas gaming retail

Imagine a desolate, urban landscape. Devoid of gaming stores. This was the Little Rock of recent times. An unlikely hero emerged, a man called Josh. “At the time, it had been years since Little Rock had a tabletop gaming store, and we felt the city needed one.”

starter decks

On Friday, April 20 2012, the original Game Goblins launched. “When you take a risk and open a new business, you really have no idea if people will show up,” Josh reminisces. Other tabletop retailers had come and gone…what would be the fate of this most recent venture? “The first night we opened the store was packed. People were playing and having a good time. The community was there all along: We just had to give them the opportunity to come together.”

leveling up

In 2015, Game Goblins expanded to our current location on Bowman Road. At 6,000 square feet, this spot is 3x larger than our previous evolutionary form. We’ve grown into the largest independent retailer of board games, Magic: The Gathering, and Games Workshops in the state. Game Goblins also holds the record for the three largest Magic: The Gathering events ever held in the State of Arkansas, and we’ve recently been honored with Wizards Play Network’s Premium Store designation!

portal openings

Monday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 7:00PM


These are our temporary hours in response to COVID-19.