Hello fellow gamer!
Thanks for taking a moment between storming the castle and waging war with those ugly orcs, to allow us to introduce ourselves. We're Jon and Sonya, and we’re gamers just like you. When we’re not gaming, we’re watching videos about gaming, scheduling a meetup with gamers, or wishing we were gaming.
In 2013, we began as an online retailer, using Amazon, eBay and Geek Market on BoardGameGeek. We became members of GAMA (Game Manufacturer Association), and continue to attend trade shows - meeting the game producers and designers. We are immersed in the gaming industry.
In 2016, we created a local Gaming Group to develop a friendly gaming community in our home town, Ocala, where we grew our meetup to over 200 people in a little over a year. Among the group, we’ve met some really wonderful folks and found lasting friendships. Meeple Movers Game Group now has over 700 members and meets weekly.
In the fall of 2020 we opened our first location, a small warehouse retail space, so that we could continue to grow our dream of a Board Game Café.
In 2023, we were finally able to open our Board Game Café, on State Road 200 in Ocala. Now, gamers can join us at the tables in person with a wide selection of games, accessories, RPGs, dice, and so much more. Our game library of over 300 games is available, as well as events happening several nights a week.
Meeple Movers was born from our desire to offer the friendly local game store (FLGS) experience (either online or in store), providing better customer service than the large game retailers and big box stores. We are lifelong gamers who love the hobby, the people and the relationships that are built over the roll of the dice or shuffling of cards.
Our promise to you is to offer superior customer service and a place to connect with fellow gamers - with reviews, blog posts, industry news and more. In store, the Meeple Crew will help you find just the game you’re looking for, as well as teach you something new. Online, our listings will include pictures and descriptions that tell you player count, recommended age, play time and the box contents. Our goal is to include a “how to play” video for many of the games. We want to make it easy for you to grab a game, gather your family or friends, and play.
Got questions - we’ve got the answer or we’ll find it. Need a replacement part - we’ve got you covered. Not clear on a rule? Call us, we love to talk games! And if you’re in the Central Florida area, stop in and say hello.
There's lots of ways to connect with us below. We'd love to chat!
See you at the table!
Jon and Sonya