LGS Spotlight: MeltingTop Games in Lynnwood

Our inaugural local game store spotlight is MeltingTop Games in Lynnwood, WA!

Quick list of store facts and features:

  • Opened in March 2018
  • Gaming space can accommodate 30+ players
  • Snacks and drinks available
  • Weekly Destiny tournaments (Saturdays)
  • Community collection of free cards and dice donated by other players
  • Destiny singles sold in shop
  • Board game library available to borrow from on site for free, or as a take-home rental with deposit

From Daniel Kim, Proprietor:

MeltingTop Games is a hobby game store that supports all types of game such as board games, card games, RPGs, etc. The store was created with the idea of creating a community to share the hobby with, evidenced by our store layout.

Our store is heavily weighted towards play space, with a small retail area. We strive to be a local spot for gamers to meet, play games, and have a great time.

Destiny at Our Store

Our first Star Wars: Destiny event was on May 4, 2018, as part of our Star Wars Day. There were only 3 participants (including myself) for Destiny, but now it’s grown to 30+ unique players, although on average there are about 10-15 people each week.

As many of our players already own a lot of the cards, we wanted to have some other special prizes that would be cool. After searching for cool Star Wars products, the Tikis were settled on and they’ve been given as a prize to the winners of many of our tournaments.

It was something cool for existing players to look forward to winning other than just booster packs. The Tiki prizes just recently ended, but we’ll soon have a new “prize wall,” so stay tuned.

We have a community pool of cards/dice contributed by many of our players. These are typically duplicates players no longer need, but it is really great for new players to be able to get into the game without needing to invest in a ton to be able to compete with the older players. While players are welcome to just take from the pool, most like to contribute by trading something else in.

We started selling singles about 3-4 months ago, which started off as us selling a player’s duplicates. We’ve since gone all in on the newest set and sell singles on our own. We currently do not buy singles, nor buy/sell online.

MeltingTop Games offers Star Wars: Destiny tournaments every week on Saturday evenings. The format changes depending on the week, but typically first Saturdays are Draft, second Saturdays are Trilogy, and each other Saturday during the month is Standard. Registration starts at 6:30 and the first round starts promptly at 7:00.

Tables are also available for casual play whenever the store is open.

Address:

1120 164th St SW Suite H

Lynnwood, WA 98087

Phone Number:

425-787-8910

E-mail:

meltingtopgames@gmail.com

Hours:

Mon & Tues: Closed

Wed: 4pm-10pm

Thur: 4pm-10pm

Fri: 4pm-11pm

Sat: 12pm-11pm

Sun: 12pm-7pm