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If you are looking for a great way to showcase your business, and you live in the Central Illinois, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Midwest region, you should check out Over the Top Hat Studios in Effingham, IL. They can create an awesome walk through of your business and people can tour from the safety and comfort of their own home.

Here is a link to the 360 Virtual Real Estate Tour that they produced for me at my trading card shop, Bobbaloo's, 700 West Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL 62401!

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Hey everyone! Nearly 17 months after opening, we are still seeing new faces who didn't realize there is a card shop in Effingham, IL. No, not just a sports card shop, that one has been here forever... The TCG card shop. We do have some sport cards and collectibles, but the primary focus is on pop culture collectibles and card games like Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, Yugioh and Dungeons and Dragons.

Bobbaloo's at 700 West Fayette Ave in Effingham, IL is your one stop shop for all the coolest games, toys, collectibles and more. Are you looking for a card shop near me? You found it! Stop in and check out everything there is to see. Video games, board games, dice, books, game accessories, dragon sleeves, playmats and much more. New sealed Pokémon, Yugioh and Magic arrive monthly with a wide selection of the newest sets as well as plenty to offer from yester-year. You can also join in on the fun. There is Dungeons & Dragons campaigns on Sunday and Monday, and plenty of room for aspiring dungeon masters to schedule a day and time for their adventure too. Magic the Gathering and Yugioh have weekly and bi-weekly events, and our resident expert at Pokémon loves teaching kids and parents how to play as well as the various nuances of collecting.

If you are a TCG card collector then you must stop in for this hands on experience. You can sift through hundreds of thousands of cards and find the treasure you are looking for, and many you didn't know you were looking for.... We offer huge discounts on cards ranging from 20% to 50% off TCG pricing every day all day!!!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook at: This is where you will find the most update information on upcoming activities, events, sales and more.

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Let's face it folks, the year 2020 has taught us how to spend an extraordinary amount of time inside our homes as opposed to being able to get out in our usual manner and enjoy group gatherings and activities. We are faced with the same "four walls" day in and day out, and the monotony could drive anyone batty. There is a solution to your boredom, and it is something that you, AND your entire family can enjoy as individuals, or as the whole unit....


We all have been playing games since we were small children. From Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders to Monopoly, Risk or for us lucky ones, card games like Spades, Hearts and Rummy 500. A lot has changed since we were kids however. The "Gaming Landscape" has moved considerably.

Fantasy games like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering and Warhammer 40K are taking hobbyists by storm. With modern tools like 3D printers, table top war gaming is a booming industry. The old staples of card games, board games and dice games have been re-invented too. You can now get your old favorites like Battleship, mixed with everyone's favorite Pirate movie franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean or Doctor Who Risk and more. These fun activities are all available at a game shop near me.

Yes, near me at Bobbaloo's. 700 W. Fayette Ave. in Effingham, IL. Can't get to the store, give a call, see what's in stock and we'll ship it out to you too.

Oh yah, that list. My top 5 stay at home activities are:

1. Rick and Morty Monopoly Board Game

2. Harry Potter - Death Eater Rising Board Game

3. Call of Cthulhu Role Playing Game

4. Nightmare Before Christmas Yahtzee

5. Munchkin - Disney, Ducktales, Marvel or Harry Potter.

So if you are looking for something to do during this pandemic, getting yourself a few games that aren't driven by the Internet might be a good idea. I mean, we can only stare at Facebook and Snapchat so long before our necks will be permanently looking down. (Wait, weren't cavemen always looking down?) :)

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