Play N Trade

1836 Ashley River Road. West Ashley

(843) 766-1544

Now that we actually have more than one or two video game stores in town, we might want to add this category to our readers’ survey. But since we haven’t done that yet, we’re going to go ahead and deem Play N Trade in West Ashley the best place to buy and sell video games. For one, you’ve got a local guy running the place who’s insanely hyped about gaming. Chris Smith bought into the Play N Trade franchise last year, and you can tell he’s living his dream. His excitement is pretty infectious. The store is spacious and uncluttered and has a good selection of new and used titles. They also host tons of gaming tournaments. And as one 10-year-old gamer tells us, they’re just willing to talk to you about games and stuff, which explains why we find ourselves spending a good amount of time there every weekend.

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