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ALL AROUND FUN — Wintersville officials recently welcomed the owner and staff of Galaxy Games to their new location at 538 Main St. with a ribbon average. Attending from left were owner Richard Sherrin holding his daughter Iris; Mayor Mike Petrella; manager Tyler Andrews; and Councilman Randy Spence. – Warren Scott

WINTERSVILLE – From a mythical medieval world teeming with wizards and dragons to a race among railroad developers to build railroad tracks across the United States of the 19th century -based card and board games.

Village officials recently welcomed the store to its new location at 538 Main St., where visitors will find Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, Yugi-Oh and other popular card-based games and games inspired by them “War of stars,” “Star Trek” and “Resident Evil.”

Owner Richard Sherrin noted that there are many games inspired by horror, history, and current events alongside Dungeons and Dragons and other well-known games.

Among them is Pandemic, in which players take on the role of medical specialists working to develop cures for four widespread diseases predating COVID-19.

Besides selling many such games, Galaxy Games maintains a free library where visitors can try some of them first.

Sherrin and his staff, including manager Tyler Andrews, know the gaming world well and are happy to answer questions from newcomers.

For example, Sherrin suggests Pokemon for parents interested in trying out a card game with their kids.

He said games allow families to connect in a lighthearted way and encourage new friendships between people with the same interests.

For those interested in meeting up with other game lovers, Galaxy Games offers gaming events, some with prizes and some more casual.

Visitors to the store can find players engaging with Magic: The Gathering on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:00 p.m.; Yugi-Oh at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and Pokemon at 2pm and 7pm Saturday.

Sherin said the players range from teens to middle-aged adults.

To accommodate gaming, the store is equipped with a large-screen television capable of showing tournament players and results, and special tables with raised edges to prevent dice from bouncing.

A vocal advocate of gambling is Sherrin’s mother, Sherry, who said: “One of the best things about it is that it’s very comprehensive.”

She said such games appeal to teenagers with various other interests and help build vocabulary and other reading skills for young gamers.

Sherrin is from Wintersville and graduated from Catholic Central High School in 2007. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and works as an accountant.

He said he got interested in games as a kindergartener when he picked up a card game featuring werewolves and later moved on to Pokemon and other games.

After visiting a local game store, he realized he could stock his own. His first Galaxy Games Store opened in Steubenville a few years ago.

The current location is open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 10pm and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm.

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