A BRIEF HISTORY OF CCG
In 1995, there was a small group of Magic: The Gathering players who met every Sunday evening in the local Barnes & Noble café. Word of this gathering reached the Comic Shoppe. The B&N group grew from around 4 to over 20-30 by the time Pokémon hit it big in 1998. When the Comic Shoppe closed that same year, we were the only place in town where one could enjoy a game of Magic.
In 1999, we made a brief move from the now very small café to a newly opened gaming store. This move was short-lived as the store was still pretty small and lacked flexibility.
In late 2001 we made a very sudden move back to the café for one night while we scouted our next location. The very next night we ended up setting up permanent camp in a place called Harley Steele Hall, the fellowship hall section of Trinity United Methodist Church.
In 2005, Yu-Gi-Oh players lost their home to another store closure. They came over and asked if they could set up shop in our building. Soon after, we couldn't go by the name "Magic Nite" anymore so we took on our current name, Central Corridor Gamers.
Ever since that move, we have enjoyed regular meeting of 20-40 players enjoying Yu-Gi-Oh and Magic tournaments. We're hoping to one day host events regularly drawing a crowd of 50-80 per night so if you play a game that you are looking to host in our location or are simply looking for others that may play your game, feel free to drop on by during our regularly scheduled time.
Last summer, we hosted our very first event at Lindale Mall. We succeeded in expanding our group of Yu-Gi-Oh players as a result. This year we hope to bring in much more than Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh players. We offer space for those wishing to hold World of Warcraft events as well as Dungeons & Dragons miniatures, and Star Wars miniatures.
Please note that as Magic players, we tend to mark the years and its significant events by the expansion sets that come out during a given year. Check out the timeline below!
On November 7, 2010, we moved for the first time in over a decade! Join us at the old Hubbard Ice building now known as the Matthew 25 Groundswell. The address is 225 K Ave. NW. See the directions page for a map and specific instructions on how to get there.