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The Guardtower was opened in 1987 by a small group of gamers looking for a place to shop, meet, and play. It has been expanding constantly since that time, and recently at an even more rapid pace. It is the largest store in physical sales in the region, and boasts thousands of products in-store. Today, The Guardtower offers a friendly, casual atmosphere where people can share their love of games with both new and old friends.

The spacious back room comfortably seats over sixty people, with space for a dozen more up front. Designed with gamers in mind, the entire store is well suited for tournaments, organized events, and open gaming. Our staff provides a posted events schedule and in-store demonstrations.

The Guardtower carries today's hottest and best games, miniatures, and supplies, as well as time-honored classics. In the rare cases that a customer cannot find what they are looking for, the staff are experienced with special and mail-orders.

Many of our most popular lines are discounted up to 20% off every day, and we sell Magic the Gathering at $3 per pack.

Welcome to our store. We hope you find what you need!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Store Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

The Guardtower East
5939 East Main St
Columbus, OH 43213

Guardtower East
Guardtower East

Opened in August 2018, our 4,000-square-foot location on the East Side carries the same wide variety of games and accessories as The Guardtower West (Trabue Rd.). Add a large room for open gaming, a Paint Bar, a Wall-o-Dice, counter-height tables for miniature gaming, a Terrain Library, café seating up front, lots of parking, late-night hours, and our friendly staff-and you have a gaming experience no one should miss!

Guardtower East Interior
Our large gaming area
Guardtower East Interior
We have a large variety of games and gaming accessories
Guardtower East Interior
Everything to suit your gaming needs
Guardtower East Interior
Our friendly staff are always ready to assist you
Guardtower East Interior
We have a space available for painting your miniatures
Guardtower East Interior
We have a library of terrain available for use in-store
The Guard Tower