board games & escape rooms

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

Organized Play

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. 16-22, 2021

Great Escape on the Lake Aug. 16-22, 2021

Planning is underway for Aug. 16-22, 2021! Our 2021 Covid plan is to be safe outside or in our lodge at the Geek camp! The camp succcessfully ran last year during Covid, and they are prepared for us this year!

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! For information, E-mail:


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. Check us out on Facebook:
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.

>>> 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.

Funds are used to reduce ticket costs paid by attendees, provide a DKP reward system for community events, including give-a-ways, and other various creative ways to carry out our humanitarian mission.

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!
Ken & Jen Yentzer, Great Escape Adventures

  • Being Written ~ Contributors Welcome

  • Being Written ~ Contributors Welcome

  • Brainstorm Phase~ Contributors Welcome

  • Play Throughs, and RPG's? The green screen has been procured, as well as, other equipment. More to come. ~ Contributors Welcome

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