Gameboy (original) games in Atlanta?
May 29, 2008 2:07 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find used Gameboy (original) games in or near Atlanta, GA within the next 3 days?

My girlfriend is going on a long plane ride, and decided that she'd bring her old Gameboy pocket with her (this is more sentimental/nostalgic I believe than it is functional of course).

Is there anywhere I can find old games in Atlanta? I'd like to giver her a couple games as a surprise (she has a couple right now, but I figured used ones are cheap if I can find them), but I'm not sure if anyone sells these anymore...

Due to time constraints, eBay, the perfect place to find this stuff, is unavailable.

posted by djpyk to Grab Bag (6 answers total)
GameStop (or, uh, at least the one near me) still carries 'em. It'd probably be good to call first to make sure.
posted by box at 2:11 PM on May 29, 2008

most of game stores (gamestop, eb games..) still carry original game boy games. also, if you're ever looking for a nice gift - the gameboy advanced (NOT the DS) plays the old games as well as the new.
posted by nadawi at 2:15 PM on May 29, 2008

Craigslist (gameboy original got 16 responses in Atlanta)
posted by arnicae at 2:17 PM on May 29, 2008

Thanks all... craigslist unfortunately lists a lot of 'burbs locations and people wanting vs. selling. Somehow I thought GameStop/EBGames would stop carrying games--thankfully they do still carry old old (old?) games!

Also, the Gameboy Advance idea is great, definitely something to keep in mind.
posted by djpyk at 2:23 PM on May 29, 2008

Old, and maybe even old old, but probably not old old old. At my local GameStop, they seem to have phased out nearly all of the 8- and 16-bit era stuff (while the local indie used-game stop has quite a bit of stuff from the Atari/Coleco/Intellivision era). Handhelds, for whatever reason, seem to be the exception.
posted by box at 2:29 PM on May 29, 2008

Pawn shops are a great place to find games for old systems. Last year I busted out the old school Nintendo, and went to a few pawn shops to find all the old games I used to love playing.
posted by B(oYo)BIES at 3:21 PM on May 29, 2008

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