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Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores (Houston, TX Edition)

February 20, 2015 / 11:33 AM

By: Matthew Williams

HoustonIn today’s entry of Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores, we visit the major metropolitan area of Houston, TX. Boasting the fifth largest total area (627 square miles!) of any city in the continental US, Houston proper and its surrounding suburbs are sprawling with many different retro game stores. To the north, popular chains like GAMESPlus (Conroe, Tomball) dominate the local suburbs. Down south, independent boutique stores like Microplay (League City) and Player 1 Video Games (Friendswood) are prevalent. Then, there are multi-service game stores like Gamexpress, which sell retro games in addition to fixing broken consoles. In total, the Houston metroplex is home to 16 different retro game store locations.

Are we missing a retro game store from Houston that’s not on this list? Do you have a story you’d like to share about visiting one of these stores? Feel free to let us know in the comments section!

 

3DGamesLogo

Store Name: 3D Games
City: Humble
Address:
Deerbrook Mall
20131 Hwy 59 N #2220
Humble, TX 77338

Store Name: 3D Games
City:
Houston
Address:
12200 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

 

gameover-videogames_0

Store Name: Game Over Videogames  
City: 
Houston
Address:
3281 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77027

Store Name: Game Over Videogames
City:
Webster
Address:
587 Bay Area Blvd
Webster, TX 77598

 

gameworld

Store Name: Game World
City:
Houston
Address:
Greenspoint Mall
12300 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77060

 

GamesPlus

Store Name: GamesPlus
City:
Conroe
Address:
1224 Loop 336
Conroe, TX 77301

Store Name: GamesPlus
City:
Cypress
Address:
17515 Spring Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

Store Name: GamesPlus
City:
Houston
Address:
7046 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77095

Store Name: GamesPlus
City: Katy
Address:
21949-A S Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450

Store Name: GamesPlus
City:
Spring
Address:
Aspen Gardens Shopping Center
314 Sawdust Rd
Spring, TX 77380

Store Name: GamesPlus
City:
Tomball
Address:
22625 State Highway 249
Tomball, TX 77375

 

Gamexpress

Store Name: Gamexpress
City:
Houston
Address:
7500 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 141
Houston, Texas 77036

Store Name: Gamexpress
City:
Houston
Address:
3013 Fountainview Dr, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77057

 

Hastings-logo

Store Name: Hastings
City:
Conroe
Address:
1306 West Davis Street
Conroe, TX 77304

 

MicroPlay

Store Name: MicroPlay
City:
League City
Address:
139 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX 77573

 

Player1

Store Name: Player 1 Video Games
City:
Friendswood
Address:
101 W Parkwood Ave
Friendswood, TX 77546

 

WillPowerGaming

Store Name: Will Power Gaming
City:
Deer Park
Address:
8317 Spencer Highway
Deer Park, TX 77536

About the author /


Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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