As you may know, Governor Mike DeWine has recently announced that many Ohio health orders, such as capacity limits, social distancing rules, and the mask mandate, will be removed effective June 2nd. In addition, the Center for Disease Control has issued new guidelines for both fully vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals and the level of risk involved with various activities. In regards to these recent announcements and out of an abundance of caution, The Soldiery Games & Cards would like to announce that at this time we will be keeping ALL current shopping policies in place. Given the difficulties involved with verifying vaccinations and the current infection risk level present, we feel it is best to continue operating with all of our present policies to guarantee the utmost safety for both our customers and our staff.
In a similar vein, Wizards of the Coast has recently announced that they will be lifting the suspension of Magic: the Gathering in-store play beginning on May 28th for stores that are both willing and able to do so. The Soldiery Games & Cards would also like to announce that we will NOT yet be resuming in-store play. However, we are currently making plans to gradually return to in-store play operations as we monitor both the risk level for doing so as well as specific guidelines set by each publisher for their organized play programs. At present, we expect to see a gradual rollout of in-store events sometime in July. Specifics such as which events will be hosted, what times, or the maximum number of participants are still undecided and are subject to change based on the policies of individual publishers.
Our hours of operation will continue to be 12pm to 7pm Tuesday through Sunday. We are CLOSED on MONDAYS so that our staff can work on behind-the-scenes tasks to keep our store sanitary and well stocked. During our open hours we are pleased to offer in-store shopping as well as curbside service for those that do not wish to enter the store or cannot comply with our mask policy. Customers can either call or email the store with their requested items and staff will perform a transaction over the phone and set the items aside. Upon arrival to the store, customers can call the store again and a staff member will either place the items outside on our stoop for pickup or directly into the trunk of the customer's vehicle.
For the safety of our staff and customers, we continue to have the following policies for in-store shopping:
· Everyone entering the store will be required to wear a mask covering both their nose and mouth at all times. Those that are unable to comply with this requirement are encouraged to take advantage of our curbside service.
· Social distancing of at least 6 feet from other customers and our staff should be maintained.
· To facilitate social distancing, the maximum number of shoppers allowed in the store at one time will be 10.
We want to thank everyone for their loyalty and their understanding through these strange and difficult times.
The Soldiery Games & Cards Team
A perfect slice of Nerdvana in Columbus OH!
The Soldiery Games & Cards is a full-service tabletop-game store, specializing in board games, CCG’s, miniatures and historical games, and RPG’s.
Check out our vast collection of Magic: The Gathering singles going all the way back to Revised Edition (Yes, we’re always buying Magic singles!); our extensive inventory of card and party games; and one of the broadest selections of board games in Central Ohio (over 3000 titles in stock!).
Like Warhammer 40k? So do we! We stock 40k, Citadel miniatures, and Age of Sigmar deeply. And we discount all Games Workshop and Citadel purchases 15%.
If there’s something you’re looking for we don’t have, we’re happy to special- order it.
We currently support at-home organized play for Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokémon!
Something is always happening at The Soldiery Games & Cards!
Come see us at 4256 N. High Street in Columbus. You can contact us at
The Soldiery Games & Cards – Never Outgrowing Fun Since 1991!
Magic the Gathering Buy/Trade Policy
We Offer Cash or Trade!
We are looking for any:
1. Planeswalkers valued over $5.
2. Valuable cards (rares valued over $8 ($5 for Standard) and $3.50 for uncommons and commons including uncommon planeswalkers), that we don't already have many in stock.
3. Bulk Rares/Mythics ($1 store credit per 6 rares/mythics, must be actual rares, no time spiral purples or foreign cards).
4. Bulk everything else (not basic land) at $1.00 to $2.00 per 1000 in store credit
Trade Policy: We give store credit on a sliding scale from 30% to as high as 60%, depending on how quickly we feel the card might sell, how many we already have in stock and condition of the card. Typical percentages for popular standard cards would be 35% to 45%.
We give half of store credit, if you want cash (or combination of credit and cash).
Behind the Laughing Ogre comic book shop, block and a half south of Henderson Road and High St. on the east side of High St. in Clintonville (suburb of Columbus).
Bus routes: Multiple bus routes allow for easy access to the store. The #2 bus passes right in front of the store, on High St. The #2 is ideal for transportation from the Downtown area or from OSU campus. The #33 stops at the corner of Henderson Rd. and High St. just 2 blocks north of the store.
Current Weekly In-Store Events:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL IN-STORE EVENTS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS
Magic Casual Commander - $5 Entry - 6:30 Start Time
Magic Casual Commander - $5 Entry - 4:00PM Start Time
MagicDraft - $15 Entry - 6:00PM Signup, 6:30PM Start Time
Note on in-store events:
As cases begin to fall and more of the population becomes properly vaccinated against COVID-19, The Soldiery Games & Cards will gradually begin to add more weekly events into the rotation. What events will be added and when they will be added are both topics that are currently under discussion. If you show interest in a particular event being added back to our weekly rotation, feel free to let a staff member know the next time you stop by or send us a message!
Special Upcoming Events
11/6 - 11/14 Pokémon Fusion Strike At-Home Prerelease