Featured Official Tournament Store (OTS)
Jeux Face à Face
4425 Wellington Street
As we enter the second month of 2018, and in keeping with the traditional celebration of St. Valentine, we would like to take some time to shower our February Featured Official Tournament Store (OTS) with some love – Jeux Face à Face in Verdun, Quebec. The original Montreal area store was opened in 2007 with the primary goals of “providing quality events for players as well as fair buying, selling, and trading prices for TCG singles,” said Owner, Salvatore Reda. In 2017, they moved to a new “large, multi-purpose venue that offers a full range of TCG products and supplies as well as seating for over 100 players,” explained Reda.
Mark Almojera, Store Manager, expressed a lot of pride when telling us about how, in a city with a high concentration of card shops, they have a very loyal following even though the Montreal community is split. When your store has “better and fairer prices, and good stock” to offer its customers, word gets around, he beamed. Players and parents alike find their way to Jeux Face à Face to take advantage of the wonderful customer service provided by their knowledgeable staff and Judges. Parents know that they can go there to get advice on the products that are available. While most of the parents do not play in tournaments, many of the “parents take an active role in what their kids are participating in. They ask a lot of questions or even request that a Deck be made for them so that they can play at home with their child,” said Almojera.
Furthermore, Reda explained, “the most important thing is to maintain a positive play space. Every night of the week our store is filled with over 50 people playing not only the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG), but a variety of other games. It is imperative that individuals that are behaving in ways that are toxic, be dealt with, either by talking with them, or in certain cases asking them to leave. Having a confident and animated staff is an asset when it comes to ensure that our retail spaces remain a safe and healthy environment that players can enjoy.”
“...parents take an active role in what their kids are participating in. They ask a lot of questions or even request that a Deck be made for them so that they can play at home with their child."
- Mark Almojera, Store Manager
Not only does Jeux Face à Face have a great staff, they also have a strong and friendly Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Community. Almojera describes their gaming environment as “competitive but friendly, where players can enjoy themselves even amongst the more competitive players in the community. We also provide service and help whenever new players or even veterans need it. Our local is filled with excited players wanting to play against other eager participants for the week.” They have a handful of casual players that play with the more competitive players and the more experienced players really enjoy giving advice to the more casual players on how to improve their skills and their Decks, in addition to the 3 active Judges on staff as additional resources to improve their game.
Jeux Face à Face’s commitment to fair pricing, player satisfaction and great service is just a few of the many reasons that we are pleased to congratulate them on being February’s Featured OTS.