We’ve seen our fair share of gloomy weather and lazy Saturday nights but there’s one activity that we can always count on to get us through. Whether it’s Clue, Catan, or Monopoly (though we can’t imagine that’s anyone’s favorite) board games can provide a brisk but communal escape from reality, and The Sentry Box in Calgary has made its name as one of the city’s best dealers. In fact, it’s also described as the largest, not just in YYC – but the whole dang world.

Located at 1835 – 10th Ave SW, this superstore has over 7,000 games for every age, skill level, or interest and has been beloved for over 40 years.

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With 13,000-square-foot of space, Sentry is insanely impressive – so much so, that an entire documentary about the store has been made and will be shown during the Calgary Underground Film Festival this month.

A participant in CUFF’s 48-hour filmmaking challenge, Dungeons, and Dragons enthusiast, Garry Snow, will tell the “unlikely story” of the good time giant and showcase the games that made us and continue to bring us together.

“Communities are not just bound by borders – they are often comprised of people with shared passions,” a synopsis for the film reads.  “A friendly local game store is a unique place where people can connect with each other, create memories, and build community.”


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


When: Thursday, April 28th
Where: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: $11.42