Where to Buy Games and Accessories in Singapore

Need to get the hottest and latest titles? Or do you need to have your console or handheld gadget repaired? Here are the best gaming shops in the country you should try.

Game Martz
The stores at Bugis Junction, Junction 8 and Plaza Singapura are open from 11 am to 9:30 pm. They also have technical support and repair services for your convenience. You can even pre-order figurines.

Game Resort
Located at Compass One and Sun Plaza, the shop has a variety of toys, collectibles and gaming accessories. They also accept pre-orders for pre-released games and consoles and sell pre-owned titles.

The store is located at Scotts Road and open from 12 pm to 8 or 9 pm. Their website provides additional information as well as customer service at a click of a button. They also do trade-ins and repairs.

They claim to have the largest collection of pre-owned titles in the country. Not only do they repair consoles, but smart gadgets as well. Visit the store at Tampines Mall, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Parkway Parade, Eastpoint Mall and GV Yishun.

Generation Games
Check out the store at Marine Parade Central from 12:30 to 9:30 pm. They sell classics and the latest titles at competitive prices. They also have a friendly staff if you need to ask questions.

Game Addict
They claim to have the lowest prices in the country. They also have a sell, buy-back or trade-in for consoles. The store at Woodlands Drive is open from 12 noon to 9:30 pm and accepts cash payment only.

Located at Clementi Avenue, the store is open from 12 noon to 9:30 pm. Looking to buy, sell or trade games? Want to have your controller customized? This is the right place.

Gaming ERA
The store is located at Plaza Singapura and is open daily from 11 am to 10 pm. Members can enjoy a 5% discount on games and accessories. They also have Gaming ERA vouchers.

Funco Gamez
Located at West Mall, Funco Gamez buys used games, sells brand new titles, and has trade-in offers. Visit their website to check payment terms via bank transfer. The store is open from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Mega Multimedia
They have outlets at City Square Mall, Clementi Mall, Far East S.C., 112 Katong, Hougang Mall, Jurong Point, One KM Mall, Northpoint, Orchard Central, Tampines Mall, Serangoon NEX, Waterway Point, Vivo City, West Mall, White Sands, AMK Hub, Causeway Point, and Bedok Mall.

They do free shipping of merchandise to Singapore and Malaysia. The store at Orchard Road opens daily from 12 noon to 8 pm. However, you cannot purchase items using credit cards or NETS.

Zepy Games
They have their own companion app, PLAYe, for your smartphone. If you’re a member of their four outlets at Serangoon, Yishun, Clementi and Woodlands, you can get discounts and perks.

Old Brain Games that Are Still Played Today

Do you want to challenge yourself without resorting to digital games? Board games and puzzles have been around since ancient times. Some of them are still played today.

The world’s oldest board games and puzzles may have been the Assyrian game of Twenty Squares, the Rhind mathematical papyrus puzzle and the Indus Valley puzzle. Stomachion, which requires players to form a square using the 14 different shapes, was credited to Archimedes. Tangram is also a similar type of puzzle but it consists of seven pieces.

Here are other brain games that are still popular to this day.

Chess was probably invented in India. It is played by two people, each one controlling 16 pieces. A player is defeated when one checkmates the other player’s king.

This is called the Japanese chess. It’s related to other variants of chess as well like the xiangqi and chaturanga. Two players have 20 pieces each. The winner checkmates the other player’s king.

Also called draughts, checkers probably originated in Mesopotamia. There are different versions of checkers throughout the world but the goal is still the same—capture all the pieces from the other player.

It is believed that this game is still played in its original form even after thousands of years. Two players take turns placing black or white stones on the board. One is defeated when the other player has covered more territory.

Backgammon was probably invented in Mesopotamia. Two players take turns moving pieces according to the roll of the dice. When all the pieces from the other player are removed, the remaining player wins.

Traditional dominoes have either 28 or 55 pieces of rectangular tiles called bones. The earliest form of the game may have come from China and is played by two to four people. There are different ways to play dominoes, but the simplest is to get rid of all your tiles first to win.

Also called Othello, reversi requires two players who are assigned to each of one of the two colors. They are given 32 disks each. The goal is to turn the most number of disks into your color.

This old game from India is played by up to four people in two pairs. The game was the inspiration for the ludo and parcheesi. The aim is to move the pieces out of the center of the cruciform board then back again.

This crossword game was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts. The goal is to score the most points by creating words using tiles that connect to other words placed by other players.

Charades is a guessing game invented in 18th century France. It requires one player in each team to act out a word or phrase like in a pantomime. The goal is for the group to get the correct word or phrase within a time limit.