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About Us


Next-Gen Games, formerly GameMania, is an independently-owned game store in Los Angeles. For over 20 years, we’ve specialized in the sale of vintage and new video games, as well as video game-related paraphernalia. Since then, we have transitioned to more of a hobby store carrying a wide selection of trading cards and board games. Magic: the Gathering, Warhammer 40K, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon, Settlers of Catan, and much more!

As always, we replenish our stock of cards and video games through customer trades. We can also buy cards and games in exchange for cash. More info about our buying/trading process can be found here.

We are, and have always been, an active member in the gaming community. We’re the featured store in The Online Gamer, as well as the Angry Video Game Nerd Movie.

In addition to our always-growing game selection, we host store tournaments every day of the week! Whether you're a Magic the Gathering player, a Pokémon trainer, a Dungeons & Dragons aficionado, a Catan addict, or an armchair tabletop general, we've got an event to tickle your fancy.

We welcome all players, both longtime gaming fans and new. Our weekly tournaments range anywhere from free learn-to-play and casual events to competitive events with prizes paid out to our top players.

If you've been itching for a place to play your favorite game in Mid-City LA--or even dip your toe into tabletop for the first time!--we've got a beautiful space packed to the brim with hobby supplies, friendly faces, and even free demo games to try before you buy. Next-Gen strives to offer all of our customers with the greatest service possible; we’re always happy to recommend games, or chat about the latest titles.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our online schedule of events (updated daily) and come play with us!