New Film Features Calgary’s Sentry Box, ‘World’s Largest Game Store’

We’ve seen our fair share of gloomy weather and lazy Saturday nights, but there’s one activity we can always count on to get us through it. Whether it’s Clue, Catan or Monopoly (although we can’t imagine it being anybody favourites) board games can provide a quick but communal escape from reality, and The Sentry Box in Calgary has made a name for itself as one of the best dealers in town. In fact, he’s also described as the greatest, not just of YYC, but of everyone.

Located at 1835 – 10th Ave SW, this supermarket offers over 7,000 games for all ages, skill levels or interests and has been enjoyed for over 40 years.

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With 13,000 square feet of space, Sentry is incredibly impressive – so much so that a full documentary about the store has been made and will be shown at the Calgary Underground Film Festival this month.

Participating in CUFF’s 48-Hour Movie Making Challenge, Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast Garry Snow will tell the “unlikely story” of the good times giant and showcase the games that brought us together and continue to bring us together.

“Communities aren’t just bound by borders – they’re often made up of people who share common passions,” reads the film’s synopsis. “A friendly local game store is a unique place where people can connect with each other, create memories and build community.”

If you’d like to support the film, you can do so by streaming it at home anytime between April 29 and May 1 or watching it at Globe Cinema on April 28; And if you’ve never been to The Sentry Box, check it out! After all, you are virtually guaranteed to find Something that tickles your fancy!


When: Thursday April 28
Or: 617 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Weather: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $11.42