History of “Over the Brick”
Meet our Staff
Meet our Mascot
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Address:14150 Juanita Drive NE, Kirkland WA 98034
Friendly Local and Online Game Store
Over the Brick strives to be your go-to shop for everything needed for your next gaming session, whether that be collectible card games, board games, tabletop, miniatures, roleplaying games, painting and terrain supplies, and so much more. As a trusted seller of games and toys since 2014, we've always had a focus on competitive pricing, fair shipping, and friendly service. We carry a large inventory for our online community and at our two locations in Kirkland and Kenmore, Washington.
We're a passionate team of gamers with plenty of hobby gaming industry experience amongst us. Feel free to ask us any questions or recommendations, because we’re eager to share our deep knowledge and love of all aspects of these hobbies! Having long chats about things like miniature painting techniques or TCG deckbuilding is not uncommon around these parts!
If you’re local to the Kirkland, WA area, we invite you to hang out, play games with us, paint with us, and join in on some of our events. We've got in-store tournaments, game nights, paint nights, pop-up games (including some hosted by our wonderful customers), and other fun shenanigans you can hop into. Check out our schedule and see if there’s something that piques your interest.
We’ve got an Over the Brick Discord Channel where you can ask questions, get latest store news and promotions, discuss everything gaming with fellow gamers, and meet folks looking for gaming groups.
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Hope to see you around!
Over the Brick Origin Story
“Over the Brick” may seem an unusual name for a game store and that's because it had an unusual beginning. Over the Brick started in 2014 as an online specialty retailer of Lego bricks, but rather than the usual inventory of retail Lego sets, we catered to fans with specific brick needs. Needed a particular brick from that one set that released in 2007 and is no longer being manufactured? Or did you need a thousand pieces of a specific brick for that passion project you were working on? If so, we were there to serve you. This notion of going “above and beyond” for the brick was Over the Brick’s genesis.
Over time, we expanded into other hobbies we also loved and eventually switched focus. Though we moved away from bricks, the name Over the Brick stuck, having now taken on a different meaning and become amusingly prophetic. The irony is not lost on us; we embrace it and still have a chuckle about it!
The next milestone for the store involved a different kind of brick: we opened our first brick and mortar store in Kenmore, WA in 2020. This was our first home where we welcomed gamers face to face. In a sub-1000 square foot corner of a shopping mall on the second floor, we gamed, grew, and weathered a global public health crisis. It was teeny in size but mighty in spirit, and it served us well until it could no longer sustain our growth.
Fast forward to July 2022, we’ve opened an exciting new space that is much bigger and brighter. At our new location in Kirkland, WA, we’ve expanded in many facets, with more gaming spaces, more room for in-store tournaments, a greater inventory selection on display - we’re even happy to say that we’ve got the largest variety of paints and painting supplies in the Puget Sound area! With this space we’re not only able to host our local community and neighbors, but to also serve our online community with efficient and quick fulfillment. We’re excited for this new chapter, to say the least!
So, that’s us, we’re Over the Brick! We did consider coining the term Friendly Local and Online Game Store, but “FLOGS” just didn’t sound right. But whether online or in-store, know that we’re here to help.
We look forward to helping you get your game on.
Meet the Over the Brick Crew
Over the Brick is run by a passionate team of gamers, each with unique industry interests and expertise to make a well-rounded party. We’ve even got a bard (more on that later)! This means if you’ve got a question, one (or more) of us will always be able to help.
This section will eventually have profiles of some of our knowledgeable crew members that you can reach out to for specific expertise, we just need to wrangle them down long enough in order to take their photos!
Meet Our Mascot
You may have seen a certain critter adorning all our online presences. This creature is both our logo and our mascot! There is a problem, though – they don’t have a name! We have big plans to create and build this little cephalopod’s story but we want the community’s help to do it. We’ll have more on that later, but as a start, feel free to start brainstorming some names to add to our shortlist.