About Us

Who are we?

Stratagem is a card and tabletop games store with a relaxed fun environment for beginners and seasoned gamers. A lounge away from home.

My name is Mark Lester and I am the proud owner of Stratagem Cards and Games. Before I opened this store I found myself at a turning point in my career, and wanted to do something completely different. You Couldn’t get much further from mining than a game store. I myself was into Magic the Gathering, D&D and X-wing at the time and wanted somewhere near home to play with my friends and family. I wanted somewhere that was welcoming, and would grow as a community, and I decided to build the store that I had always wanted to go to.

Our History

Stratagem opened on 1st October 2015, and we have been delivering the best range of games at the best prices in Perth ever since. We pride ourselves on providing a relaxed, clean play space, with professionally run tournaments for the local gaming community.

In late 2017, we expanded the store to match growing demand, and are the largest gaming space in Perth. This has allowed us to host bigger and better events than ever before, and allow for even more game enthusiasts in the store at the same time.

Why pick stratagem?

The best part about Stratagem is that our play space is free to use. Yep, free. Come down whenever you like for casual play with your favourite games and friends.

Board Games are a large part of what we do at Stratagem and we have a great relationship with the Western Australian Board Game Association. We run a monthly event for the north of Perth Board Gaming Community that has been growing with every event. Stratagem also has a store library of board games that are free to use in the store.

Our spacious, air-conditioned room has comfortable chairs for those long RPG sessions. The room is quite well sound proofed as well so you can keep immersed in your game.

We offer a range of events for both casual and competitive gamers and is the best place in Perth for Yu Gi Oh and Force of Will. We also like to think we have the best play space for Magic the Gathering too.

At Stratagem we do a lot of special orders. We’re very big on the customer walking out the door with a smile on their face. So, if we don’t have what you were looking for, we can always order it in for you.

Lastly, we stock a wide range of snacks and drinks for when you get the munchies. We’re conveniently located right next to the Warwick Shopping Centre and have tonnes of parking. With the many fast food outlets nearby, you don’t have to go too far when you need something more substantial.