Board Games ~ Escape Rooms ~ Organized Play ~ Upstate NY (Ithaca, Horseheads, Johnson City, Buffalo).
Go to Online Store

Online Store

We are creating access to affordable board games for all people.

We purpose to support the growth of existing board game communities; especially through the support of the GEA Community Network.

Over the past 5 years we have been surprised to hear from people that live in communities that do not have a Friendly Local Game Store (FLGS) or a place to play together.

Our new online web store is home to a growing selection of board games; the sale of which support this great cause.

FREE SHIPPING – You are able to purchase online and pick up at your closest GEA game store, free of shipping charges for local pickup, or have it delivered direct to you for a small fee.

Go to Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are currently CLOSED due to restrictions for covid, however we are working behind the scenes with NYS to come up with solutions. More to come!

An ESCAPE ROOM is a fully immersive adventure game where groups of up to 12 people work together to interact with objects and clues to solve ciphers, riddles, and puzzles within a full size room or series of rooms.

The objective of the game is to attempt to solve the mystery and escape the room in under 60 minutes.

Have you ESCAPED lately?

Go to Organized Play (OP)

Organized Play (OP)

While official OP events are not currently sanctioned due to covid, casual play is welcome at all tables in our stores at your own risk. A mask must be worn at all times, no signs of fever, and a sign up sheet is used. See in-store policies for more details.

Play with others across Upstate & Western NY at our free-to-play tables.

Organized Play (OP) – Casual and Competitive. Warhammer 40k, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, L5R, and more…

Walden Galleria – Buffalo
Oakdale Mall – Johnson City
Shops at Ithaca – Ithaca
Arnot Mall – Horseheads

Contact: Nathan Yentzer, Organized Play Coordinator.

Go to Great Escape on the Lake – Aug. 2021

Great Escape on the Lake – Aug. 2021

Planning is underway for August 2021 ~ covid “rain dates” may be made available as we approach the date. We also have the opportunity for gatherings on our own 85 acres in the Spring and Fall. More to come! “Like A Phoenix, From The Ashes We Shall Rise!”

A unique Board Game Convention and Geek Adventure Camp located in the very heart of the Finger Lakes on Lamoka Lake in Upstate NY. We are just 15 minutes from Watkins Glen and Hammondsport, and central to many wineries and lakes; such as Seneca, Waneta, and Kueka!

Week long festivities culminate over an amazing weekend! “Themed” Meals available ~ Let our chef immerse you! Or visit the Dragon’s Cafe smoothie and snack shop!

The GEA Community Network is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization that utilizes creativity, adventure, and board gaming to add value to communities surrounding Great Escape Adventures and beyond.

Great Escape on the Lake (GEOTL) is the GEACN’s primary annual fundraiser. 
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The GEA Community Network is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization that utilizes board gaming, adventure, and creativity to add value to communities surrounding Great Escape Adventures and beyond.
Community ~ Geek Life & Organized Play

> Our focus is to enable community connection in creative ways; such as, Board Game conventions and meet-ups, Community Guilds & Organized Play, “Live” Real-world Escape Hunts, and Escape Games of all types; including Adventure-themed Leadership, Team Building, and Educational Seminars.

Funds are used to reduce ticket costs paid by attendees, provide a DKP reward system for leading gaming events and give-a-ways, and to carry out our humanitarian mission of valuing people.

>>> GEACN events are intentional about nurturing a welcoming, judgment-free, safe, and family-friendly environment that is mutually considerate of all people. We see ourselves as building bridges to foster acceptance, self-love, and courage; adding life-giving and caring value to people and communities.

The GEACN derives its funding from event admission fees, donations from “rounding up to the next dollar” at your participating FLGS, raffles, contests, Guild Memberships, and corporate sponsors.

THANK YOU for Partnering with us!
Enjoy discounts at our RETAIL PARTNERS when you present your Guild Membership card. Life is beautiful. Let’s adventure together in genuine organic life-giving community.
Ken & Jen Yentzer, Great Escape Adventures

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