Welcome to Off the Shelf Games!


Off the Shelf Games will be temporarily closed for the foreseeable future, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. This is done in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus. This means we will temporarily suspend all events – events like the art contest will be postponed until this crisis is over, while events like our Cock & Bull tournament and Ultimate Werewolf will be cancelled. 

In times of crisis it is vital that everyone stays informed and up to date. Please follow the WHO or CDC to stay updated on Covid-19, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for important updates regarding our store. 

It’s important to work together and stay informed in times of crisis, and it’s very important to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. We’ll keep everyone updated, and we offer a sincere thank you to everyone who has offered to help or support us in anyway that they can. Thank you all so much, we’ll see you after this pandemic is over.

  -Off the Shelf Games

Game Library Fees

More Ways to Play

$20.  Includes vouchers for 4 daily entrance passes!!  Available while supplies last.  Vouchers must be redeemed by December 31, 2025.

Off the Shelf Art Contest

Information For Show

This show is open to all artists. 

All mediums are welcome including: painting, digital art, photography, graphite/ charcoal and 3D.

Theme: High Fantasy – examples: dragons, fairies, unicorns, knights, bards, rogues, maidens, swords, sorcery, wizards, warlocks, goblins, orcs, elves, dwarves, magical forests, castles, witches, hags, amulets, etc…

Must be family friendly (i.e. no nudes, excessive violence)



– $10.00 For first entry, $5.00 each additional.

No limit on number of entries.

Any size welcome.

Must be wired, ready to hang, no glass.

Awards presented to first, second and third places.

Option to sell on consignment basis.  25% commission on all sales to Off The Shelf Games.



Sat March 21st 1pm to 3pm: intake of artwork

Sat April 4th 6pm to 8pm: Off The Shelf Games Grand Opening Reception.  Voting Opens.  

Sat June 13th – Awards presented to winners at Marriott Art Expo



First Place – 

$100.00 Cash and one year membership

$50.00 Cash and six month membership

$25.00 Cash and three – month membership




More About Us

We are a Family owned San Diego business,  focused solely on Table Top and Role Playing games and the community around them.  We have been playing board games as a family for many years and want to share that experience with others. We decided to create a place where everyone is welcomed to come and grab a game off the shelf and play!

For a nominal fee of $7 per day (or less if you are a member), you can enjoy our ever growing selection of over 600 board games. That’s less than a movie ticket, and is way more fun!!! We have a fun, friendly and knowledgeable staff that will help you find the right type of game that you may be looking to play.  We also have weekly, and monthly events, plus other fun activities centering around Tabletop games. We look forward to seeing you at the Table!

Our family’s first 10 games that got us into board gaming, and eventually led to this store!