Geeky Things to do in Denver before you Die

March 25th, 2013

I’ve been too busy and stressed, without a proper vacation in too long.  To remedy the situation, I spent a few days in Denver away from work.  Thanks in part to a blizzard, I didn’t get to do all the things I wanted, but I wanted to pass on several great places to visit if you’re in the area.

The Wizard’s Chest.  Imagine a giant store that looks like a purple fantasy castle from the outside, and on the inside features costumes, toys, games, and anything science fiction/fantasy.  A little more fantasy, I guess.  I had a good time there and escaped without spending as much money as I wanted to.  Couldn’t resist a special little purple dragon, however.

Mile High Comics.  They have four locations and I’ve been to two of them.  I still need to go to the giant megastore, and I will.  I miss having a local comic book store, and an aisle of graphic novels in the bookstore is not enough.  I picked up one of The Boys volumes I was missing, as well as Kick Ass 2.

The 1Up and/or The 2Up.  The first is a restaurant and the second is a tavern, but both feature vintage arcade games.  I visited the 2up and got to play Phoenix, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., Robotron, Defender, Joust, Asteroids, 1943, Galaga, Paperboy, Tron, etc.  25 cents a play.  Oh, and they have a bunch of great pinball machines, too.

Any other suggestions for next time?  Favorite places in your area?




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