Powerful Strategies You Can Use To Grow Your Friendly Local Game Store, Sell More Games, And Build A Profitable And Thriving Community Of Passionate Customers


The day I officially opened my game store for the first time was incredibly exciting! 

But if I'd realized how much I didn't know about running a successful game store I would have been terrified.

Having access to the knowledge and strategies that have built some of the most successful game stores in the world - delivered directly from the experts, would have been invaluable.

That's why I created the LGS Success Summit. I put together this summit to help game store owners like you achieve their vision for what a friendly local game store can be.

After attending this online summit, you will have the tools in your toolbox to:
  • Sell more products and games with less effort and less risk
  • Reach a larger audience without spending thousands of dollars on ads that don't work
  • Create a passionate community of customers that will support your business and buy from you again and again
  • ​Make a greater impact in your local community by connecting them in one of the most important ways possible
  • ​Build a profitable business instead of just turning your hobby into a job

Who Should Attend The LGS Success Summit?

New Store Owners (or Future Store Owners)

If you're a new LGS owner in the first year or two of business then you definitely need to attend the LGS Success Summit. One of the most reliable ways to succeed at anything is to learn from the people who have already done what you want to do, which is certainly the case with our expert presenters.

If you're in the planning stages of opening your future local game store, the information you'll learn during the LGS Success Summit will help you avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that have sunk so many would be business owners.

How many times have you thought: 
"I wish I'd known that before I'd started!"

Well, you can completely skip all that frustration and pain by attending this summit and learning what you need to know now directly from successful store owners. Learn how to put your game store on a strong foundation right at the beginning and set yourself up for success. 

Current Store Owners

If you've been in the game business for a while you know there is always more to learn. 

There is always a new platform to discover, a new marketing strategy to try, and new products (so many games!) to stay on top of. A major focus of the LGS Success Summit is to help experienced game store owners take their business to the next level.

Get connected with your peers in the industry and find out what's working in their businesses right now. Learn advanced marketing and operational strategies from proven experts. Become part of a community of game store owners, publishers, and distributors all working together towards raising the bar on what this industry can do!

"What If I Can't Attend The Sessions Live?"

I know you're busy. Life, work, family and your other passions… there is only so much time on any given day.
There are so many powerful presentations but, just like a conference in real life, it’s really hard to watch everything when they go live.

With the All-Access Pass, you can watch every session long after the LGS Success Summit ends. You don’t have to wait for your favorite speaker’s presentation to go live or be afraid to miss out on important information.

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LGS Success Summit


John Coviello

Little Shop of Magic
Road to Premium - A Journey, Not a Destination

Brenda & Paraic Mulgrew

Knight Watch Games
What The New Demographic Looks For In a Good Game Store

Stephen Smith

Big Easy Comics
Building a Resilient Game Store: Diversified Products, Streaming, and Ecommerce

Tom Traplin

Manaverse Saga
How To Leverage and Build Your Most Important Marketing Asset

Lynn Potyen

The GameBoard
Brain Health Through Game Play

Josh Wilhelmi

Game Goblins
Financing Your Store The Right Way

Andrew Zorowitz

Foam Brain
7+ Internet Resources That Will Improve Your Business

Brooke Rutledge

Little Shop of Magic
Perceived Value and Your Store

Darcy Leech

Mind Sculpt Games
Grow an Audience, Build a Business

Gordon Johansen

Sentry Box
Thinking Outside of the Box

Jennifer Ward

Crazy Squirrel Game Store
Nuts About Branding

Bryan Winter

I’m Board! Games and Family Fun
Selling Used Games with (Almost) Zero Risk

Tommy Gofton

The Round Table Board Game Cafe
Game Cafes Are Here To Stay

John Wrot!

Gate Keeper Games
Gate Keeper Games Product Showcase

Zach Bunn and Steven Wooley

Team Covenant
The Changing Paradigm - How the Winners in Retail are Adapting

Meet Your Host
Tom Traplin

Tom Traplin is the founder and host of the Manaverse Podcast and Manaversaga.com. That's where he interviews successful game store owners from all over the world and explores what it takes to build a profitable game business.

Tom is a husband and father of two future gaming enthusiasts, former game store owner, amateur game designer, and professional freelance marketer. He was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age and is now focused on helping game store owners grow their businesses.

3 Days of Strategy to Boost Your Game Store's Growth from A to Z


Day 1: Let's Get Started!

  • Learn how to deliver a premium gaming and shopping experience, and whether or not becoming a WPN store is right for you.
  • Learn about the new demographic most game store owners don't even know exists and how you can convert them into repeat customers.
  • Learn about what you need to know when buying or selling your business so you get the best deal possible.
  • ​Find out if your events schedule is actually harming your business instead of building it, and what you can do to run a profitable organized play program.
  • ​The impact of Covid-19 on the games industry and how game stores can thrive in a changing environment.

Day 2: Time to Grow!

  • Find out why the loyalty and relationship you have with your customers is one of your business' greatest assets.
  • Learn about the options you have for financing your store and how to get the money you need without paying through the nose on a bad deal.
  • Discover how you can work with publishers to be more profitable and run your business smoothly.
  • ​Learn about how live broadcasting creates a powerful connection with your customers, and how to take advantage of it.
  • ​Learn about the game store cafe model and what you need to know before renovating.

Day 3: 2021 and Beyond!

  • Learn about what it means to have a vision for your game store and how you can use it to build the business you always wanted.
  • Learn about how to cut through the noise and create a marketing plan that gets your store noticed.
  • Find out how to put your profit first and create a healthy game business that serves you, instead of the other way around.
  • ​Join in the discussion about the future of the games industry and the role each of us has to play.

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What You Can Expect From The LGS Success Summit

#1 - Actionable Advice From Successful Store Owners and Industry Experts

Most store owners spend years trying to figure everything out on their own. The learning curve is steep and a lot of stores close their doors before they ever achieve success. Our presenters have been in the business for years and did all the hard work - putting everything you need to know in one place.

Don't waste your time or your money - learn directly from the people who have been in the trenches of the game industry and apply them to your business.

#2 - The Event is 100% Online

Attend the summit from anywhere in the world from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. No need to spend thousands of dollars flying to the event, booking a hotel room, or spending time away from your family.




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It's Time To Take Your Game Store To The Next Level

If you want to create a game business that's thriving...

With a community of customers who love what you sell and tell their friends how awesome your store is...

That provides a lifestyle and level of income that leaves room for the things you love...

That allows you to grow and expand and achieve your definition of success...

...there's one thing you absolutely must have.


There more clarity you have around your vision for your game store, what you want to sell, who you want to serve, and how it gets done, the more likely you are to achieve your goals.

Think of the LGS Success Summit as your road map to achieving your vision for your game store.

No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey you will be able to use the knowledge you learn and the connections you make to reach your goals.

Powerful Strategies You Can Use To Grow Your Friendly Local Game Store, Sell More Games, And Build A Profitable And Thriving Community Of Passionate Customers

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