Got nerdy friends you just can't understand? Feel bad asking them to explain, for the tenth time, the difference between RPG, GMT, MMP, and D&D? WOW them with a trip to Endgame. Not only will they find others who speak their language, but — because they can spend hours browsing board games, card games, toys, and trinkets — you'll have them out of your hair ... at least until you can look up what the heck they're talking about on Urban Dictionary. Add an always-open game room, plus swapmeets, mini-cons, and an online forum, to equal more nerd-free hours than you can shake a pack of Magic Cards at. Just be careful you don't find yourself lonely, having lost your dweeby mates to Endgame's undeniable charms. Or worse: venture in to drag them out and risk being won over, yourself.
921 Washington, Oakl. (510) 465-3637, www.endgameoakland.com