About

Downtown Dice & Games is Great Falls’ premiere Friendly Local Game Store. We strive to create a gaming experience that’s fun for everyone and makes all gamers feel welcome. We host many types of weekly events including board game demos, multiple MTG events, Warhammer leagues, Star Wars game day, Chess Club, Dungeons & Dragons, and more! We have a large play area that is almost always available for open gaming. We love to teach games of all types and have an extensive library of titles available for you to try before you buy. We have a great enthusiasm for all types of tabletop gaming and want to share that enthusiasm with our local community

Meet the Team

Lee

Lee

About Lee: Lee has spent almost his entire life in Great Falls. Born in Conrad and raised in Great Falls, he only left for a short time when he spent three semesters at MSU in Bozeman. He’s loved board games since he was a kid and some of his best Christmases were the ones where games were gifts. In high school, he loved games even more and spent his earnings on Heroscape, Fireball Island, and more. His only regret in life is not keeping current on a storage unit in Bozeman during college and losing all his games.
Fun Facts:
Favorite Board Game: Die Macher
Magic card: Traumatize
Snack: Pretzels
Thing about Downtown Dice & Games: the smell
Star Wars character: Jar Jar Binks
Cartoon: Adventure Time
Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Holiday: Thanksgiving (because it’s an eating holiday)
Color: Blue

Nicole

Nicole

Nicole grew up as a military brat and moved many times during her childhood. She’s lived in Great Falls since 1994 and considers it her home. All through her childhood games were a favorite activity. She and her sister had so many house rules for Monopoly it was ridiculous. They also played Life, Sorry, Clue, and more.
Fun Facts:
Favorite Board Game: At the Gates of Loyang
Magic card: Deathbringer Liege
Snack: Baked Goods
Thing about Downtown Dice & Games: The original pressed tin ceiling
Star Wars character: R2-D2
Cartoon: Scooby Doo
Movie: The Wedding Singer
Holiday: Christmas (I love lights and decorating)
Color: Purple

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The Story of Downtown Dice & Games

 

Lee and Nicole Wiegand bring several years’ prior experience as retailers in the hobby game industry to Downtown Dice & Games.  We’re putting everything we’ve learned in the last few years into making this the best place to play games in Great Falls.

Our hope is that we have built a place in this community where people can get together, play games, have fun, and meet other people who want to play games.  We’ve worked hard to start a community where our customers can feel like this is their home away from home.  We’re happiest when the store is full of people gaming and everyone is having a great time.  Anyone regardless of age, gender, orientation, etc. should feel welcome at Downtown Dice & Games.  If that isn’t happening, we aren’t doing what we set out to do.

We are doing this so that Great Falls has some place that offers a choice of activity where you can interact with other people face to face.  You won’t find a video or pc game anywhere on our shelves.  We want families, friends, strangers, and anyone really, to sit down together at a table, play a game, and enjoy the experience and each other’s company.  We strongly feel that is something lacking in today’s society.

Our dream is that we can continue to grow the local gaming community, that we continue to add to the services we offer our customers, that we can get involved in the schools and other community groups through games, and to continue putting games in the hands of people that weren’t aware that games besides Monopoly, Scrabble, etc. exist and show them just how much fun those games can be.

We have a lot to offer the community as it is.  We offer opening gaming (it’s free!) where you can have us teach you or your group any of the hundreds of games available in our library, board game rentals in case you want to play in the comfort of your own home, fun annual events, and knowledge.  We know our product extremely well and can make great game recommendations based on a little information from our customers.