World Tree Comic & Games
Tired of wandering the fluorescent aisles of Walmart late at night in search of something to do? You’re in luck, because there’s a new spot in town for techies.
Open until 11pm most of the week, World Tree Comics & Games is the perfect place to spread out a playing mat and spend a few hours in the evening getting crushed by your friends in a commanders game of Magic: The Gathering.
Thursday and Friday nights are Magic(al) nights at World Tree Comics & Games, a new store in town. The store was opened by Erin Kendall, who runs it with Val and Ben Thomas. The interior is a collage of comic book displays, Warhammer figurines, Magic cards, and boards games. Tables to hang out and play on are in side rooms.
“We want this to be a community place, where people can come hang out, feel comfortable and meet other like minded people.” said Val Thomas. “We wanted a place that was open late, where people can come play games.”
The store’s most popular item is currently the new game Key Forge, by the same maker of Magic the Gathering. Key Forge is a card game where players buy unique, premade decks with that were put together by a computer algorithm. Each deck is so unique, in fact, it doesn’t exist on the Key Forge online database until the player scans in the deck’s unique QR code. Sometimes the decks are plain bad, but that’s celebrated too. “We had a tournament the other week where player’s brought their worst decks, swapped decks, and played with each other’s bad decks.” said Ben Thomas. Prizes for tournaments winners range from play mats with the World Tree logo to new decks to game dice.
World Tree Comics & Games is located at 300 S California St, on the south end of Socorro. The store offers a variety of snacks and drinks, and gets pizza delivery. Magic:The Gathering games are Thursday and Friday evenings, but the store is always open to visitors during hours. To find out more about what games are being played, visit the World Tree’s social media or the physical location.