Welcome to Gators Games and Hobby!!
We are a family owned business in Leavenworth, KS. We have been in business for over 30 years! Gators started as a video rental business in 1983, and slowly started morphing to table-top gaming in the mid-90's. By 2012, all video rentals were completely phased out due to the onslaught of streaming services. So instead, we focused more heavily on the gaming. Gators sells card singles from three major TCG companies - Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokemon. We run tournaments for all these card games in our shop on a weekly basis, along with at least half a dozen Dungeons and Dragons groups, and several Warhammer matches/events. We host board game nights, themed tournaments, and miniature painting classes - just to name a few events we run regularly. Gaming is our passion!
Duane and Jessie LaDuron are the owners, alongside a very knowledgeable staff. Duane and Jessie have six children between them, so a family-friendly atmosphere in the shop has always been a priority. Duane is a veteran, and he has been a part of Gators since the very beginning working alongside his parents, whom have now retired. Jessie first set foot inside Gators in 2006, but has helped manage, with eventually co-owning, since 2013. Jessie loves to craft and sew when she's not keeping up the administrative work for Gators, and you can often spot some of her creations on the shelf for sale!
Gators is always changing and adapting. It's always a thrill to see what comes next for the table-top gaming community, and rest assured, Gators is always up for the challenge!