A little bit about Owners Matt and Kailin and the store Gamer's Path!
"I actually had to be talked into starting this adventure"
ABOUT THE STORE
Matt and Kailin made the crazy decision to take on owning a game store a couple months into the Covid-19 pandemic. They opened the new location in September 2020 and have re-rearranged the store multiple times and moved twice to foster community growth and gaming.
When they found out the store was looking for new owners, Kailin jumped at the chance, while Matt took a more level-headed approach and needed a couple of hours to talk and think through what owning a game store would mean. Overall, it took about 6 hours from finding out about the opportunity to taking it on head first!
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced gamer, you will be delighted with our diverse selection. You’ll find a great selection of modern board games, D&D and tabletop games (including Warhammer and Star Wars), miniatures, dice, and unique items that you won’t find at the ‘big box’ stores. Discover the best tools, accessories, paints and hobby books to help with your project.
"We started with the goal of creating a space for everyone to game"
When you come in, you will meet owner Matt who loves to chat about and teach any game we have in store! As a family-owned and friendly local game store, you will find that we always have room at our table! With some imagination, we will help you create a fun afternoon of gaming, no matter your age, style, or skill level. All are welcome to come, explore, and enjoy all the the store has to offer!
We have seen our community grow so much - join us in store or on our Discord!
Owners Matt and Kailin met in High School where they were fast friends who connected over games during lunch. Kailin went away for college, during which time she and Matt started dating long distance. Kailin graduated with a nursing degree in February 2017 and then Matt and Kailin were married in March of 2017. Matt and Kailin both grew up in Stockton and now live in Manteca with 3 cats. They still spend most of their free time playing games together.
Matt is the face of the store and is usually the man behind the counter running the day to day business. He is also the one who can help teach you a new game to love. Kailin works as a registered nurse and continues to support the store behind the scenes managing the banking and the social media.
ABOUT US: WHAT DRIVES US
Upon opening Gamer's Path, Kailin and Matt spent time thinking about what the goal of the store would be. They landed on a mission statement.
“To create a space that bring gamers together and elevates the love and joy of games to gamers of all skill levels. Creating the experiences and life-style of a fun afternoon of gaming.”
This is the driving factor that Matt and Kailin use to make their decisions about the store.