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223 Winning Game Store Name Ideas

223 Winning Game Store Name Ideas

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223 Winning Game Store Name Ideas

223 Winning Game Store Name Ideas

If you’re struggling to name your game store, don’t worry. You’re in the right place. In this article, I cover some of the top tips for naming your new business as well as how to make sure the name is legally available for you to use.

Let’s get started!

Related: How to start a game store

Also See: Guide to starting a comic book store

Tips For Naming A Game Store

Naming a business is hard, especially if you don’t have any ideas or a place to start. So, before you dive in, grab a piece of paper and a pen or open up a blank spreadsheet.

Then, use it as a place to brainstorm ideas and write down words or phrases that come to mind as you go through the tips below.

From there, we’ll talk about how to narrow things down and land on the perfect name.

1. Keep It as Short as Possible

Short business names are usually snappier, catchier, and easier to remember. Ideally, you want to stick to two to five syllables and hopefully no more than 25 characters total.

However, the shorter the name, the better.

With that said, there are exceptions to this, and it’s not a hard rule. But, when you think about huge, notable brands, which ones come to mind?

Nike. Apple. Ikea. Febreeze. Target. Honeywell.

They’re easy to remember because they’re short, simple, and brandable.

Obviously, there are exceptions to these rules. But typically, the shorter and simpler your name, the easier it is for everyone to remember.

2. Avoid Words That Are Hard to Hear and Pronounce

Voice to text and voice search is more popular now than ever before. So, it’s important to consider making your name easy to pronounce and hear.

To do this, avoid using:

  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Complex terms that are hard to spell
  • Words that have several pronunciations
  • Homophones like to, too, and two

Try to keep things as concise and simple as possible.

Since you’re opening a game store, it might make sense to use game-related terms in the name, especially if you’re feeling stuck. It may help to just start brainstorming terms, phrases, and words to get all your ideas down on paper.

A few examples of this could include; Dark Side Games, Dragon’s Den Cards & Games, Hero’s Corner Games, or Player One Games.

For a boost of creativity, expand use the thesaurus to find synonyms around the words of what your business does.  You can either use the thesaurus function from your word processor or thesaurus.com to come up with additional synonyms.

From there, you can cross off bad ideas or any terms you don’t like.

4. Phrases Your Audience and Competition Uses

Your business exists for your target audience, so it’s important to consider phrases and terms they use when talking about gaming.

There are quite a few places you can look to see what your customers (and competitors) are saying, including:

  • Facebook groups, posts, and stories
  • Forums related to the gaming industry
  • Competitor websites, brochures, and flyers
  • Trade journals
  • Magazines or blogs

Alternatively, you can ask friends or relatives in your target audience. Hearing it directly from them may help you brainstorm and narrow down your choices.

Remember to avoid anything limiting your business’s future growth if you decide to go in another direction down the road.

5. What’s Your Specialty?

Do you specialize in a particular genre or niche? Maybe you focus on video games, board games, or gaming events.

Regardless of your specialty, consider alluding to it in the name of your business. 

List of Catchy Game Store Business Names

Here is a list of existing game store names that may help give you some creative ideas.  While many of these names may be available for you to use, be sure to check first to be sure the name can be used.

Tips on how to check business name availability are after the list of names!

  • 1 Up Gaming
  • AAA Game Zone
  • A W O L Games
  • Above The Game
  • Action Gaming
  • Action Star Games
  • Advance Gaming
  • Advantage Games
  • Adventure Game Store
  • Ages Of Gaming
  • Akashic House Game Studio
  • Aktion Games
  • Akupara Games
  • All Fun & Games
  • All In Gaming
  • Alpha Gaming
  • American Consoles & Games
  • Angry Badger Games
  • Ankor Game
  • Apostrophe Games
  • Atari Games Cafe
  • Atlantic Games
  • Banter Board Games
  • Beautiful Game
  • Big Duck Games
  • Black Key Games
  • Black Realm Gaming
  • Blahcow Gaming
  • Blue Dragon Video Games
  • Blume Game Studio
  • Board Fox Games
  • Board Game Knights
  • Board Game Republic
  • Bold Move Games
  • Bombshell Games
  • Born To Game
  • Bottoms Up Game
  • Brain Game
  • Brute Force Games
  • C & S Gaming Empire
  • California Game Girls
  • Cannabis Gaming Sesh
  • Cash Crunch Games
  • Cash For Gamers
  • Center Stage Games
  • Circle Game
  • Connected Games
  • Contigo Games
  • Cool Games Puzzles & Toys
  • Coolstuff Games
  • Crazy Games
  • Creator’s Game
  • Crushed Ego Games
  • Curious Craft
  • Cyber Dice Gaming
  • Cybertron Video Games
  • Dark Side Games
  • Day & Night Games
  • Descent Into Gaming
  • Dicelab Games
  • Don’t Play Games
  • Dragon’s Den Cards & Games
  • Echo Night Games
  • Emerald Dragon Games
  • Enchanted Grounds
  • End Game Productions
  • Entertainment Games & Trading
  • Envee Game
  • Envisage Gaming
  • Epic Fail Games
  • Everyone’s Game
  • Evolved Gaming
  • Exit Games
  • Exodus Gaming
  • Eye Gaming
  • Fair Play Games
  • Faith Based Games
  • Fallen Oaks Game Farm
  • Fandom Gaming
  • Fantasy Gaming
  • Fare Game
  • Feast Or Famine Games
  • Firefly Games
  • Flippen Out Games
  • Florida Gaming Partners
  • For The Love Of The Game
  • Fox Comics & Games
  • Fun Game
  • Game Academy
  • Game Asylum
  • Game Cave Paradise
  • Game Changer
  • Game Chest
  • Game City
  • Game Face
  • Game Haven
  • Game Kings
  • Game Nation
  • Game Night
  • Game Of Life
  • Game On
  • Game Over
  • Game Portal
  • Game Quest
  • Game Realms
  • Game Runner
  • Game Set Match
  • Game Station & Lounge
  • Game Time Group
  • Game Time Hobbies
  • Game World
  • Gamers Guild
  • Gamers Kingdom
  • Gamers Net
  • Gamerz Lounge
  • Gamerz R Us
  • Games N More
  • Games On South Florida
  • Games To You
  • Gaming Hub
  • Gaming Lifestyle
  • Gateway Gaming
  • Get In The Game
  • G-Force Gaming
  • Giant Gnome Gaming
  • Goblin King Games
  • Gold Mine Fun & Games
  • Gold Mine Game Room
  • Golden Rule Games
  • Gone Broke Gaming
  • Goodwill Youth Games
  • Got Next Game
  • Grapevine Games Comics & Cards
  • Grass Valley Games
  • Guardian Angels Gaming
  • Gulf Coast Gaming
  • Hall Of Fame Games
  • Head In The Game
  • Heart Of The Game
  • Hero’s Corner Games
  • Hideaway Games
  • High Noon Game
  • High Velocity Games
  • House of Play
  • Imperial Games
  • In Yo Face Gaming
  • Infinite Gaming
  • Infinite Realms Game & Hobby Shop
  • Insomniac Gaming
  • Java Game House
  • Jellybean Games
  • Jester Games
  • Just For Fun Gaming
  • Kingdom Games
  • Kingslayer Games
  • Knight & Day Games
  • Kraken Unlimited
  • L A City Games
  • Legends Comics & Games Fresno
  • Level 7 Games
  • Level Up Gaming
  • Mad Over Games
  • Magic Fuel Games
  • Maryland Gaming
  • Mastermind Games
  • Middle City Games
  • Midnight Games
  • Midwest Video Games
  • Moonlit Moor Games
  • Mythic Cards & Games
  • Noodle Haus Games
  • Ocean King Games
  • Off Script Games
  • Off The Shelf Games
  • On Your Game
  • Outflank Games
  • Over Powered Cards & Games
  • Play It Again Retro Video Games
  • Play This Game
  • Player First Games
  • Player Power
  • Prime Hobby Gaming
  • Pro Fantasy Gaming
  • Punch Bowl Games
  • Quantum Realm Games
  • Quest Monkey Games
  • Ragnarok Games
  • Raindrop Games
  • Real Life Games
  • Respawn Gaming & Modz
  • Retro Games Plus
  • Road Dawg Games
  • Rogue Knight Games
  • Rollin With The Game King
  • San Diego Video Gaming
  • Score Gaming
  • Scoundrel Games
  • Second Star Games
  • Secret Society Games
  • Shamrock Games
  • Spellhold Games
  • Spicy Doodles Gaming
  • Splashbox Games
  • Square One Games
  • Tabletop Game and Hobby
  • Take Aim Games
  • The Best Video Game Store
  • The Game Shop
  • Think Adventure Games
  • Thorny Games
  • Titan Games and Hobbies
  • Trainwreck Games
  • Umbrella Games
  • Video Game Wizard
  • Virtual Haven Games
  • Warhammer
  • Warp Rider Games
  • West Coast Combat Center
  • Westworld Board Game
  • Wobbly Pop Games
  • Wolf Gaming
  • Z Game Spot
  • Zander’s Game House

Is Your Game store Name Available to Use?

At this point, you should have several top considerations to choose from. And the best way to narrow it down further is to check each one for availability.

This step is vital because using a name that someone else is using could be very costly, time-consuming to rebrand your business, and possibly embarrassing. There are several places to look to check whether a name is available to use, so let’s walk through each one.

Can the business name be registered in your state?

If you plan to register your game store business name as a corporation or LLC, each state requires a unique company name. 
 
This makes it important to search the Secretary of State’s name database in the state you plan to register to ensure your name isn’t already in use. 
 
In most states, sole proprietorships and partnerships are required to register a Doing Business As (DBA) or Assumed Name if they aren’t doing business under the owner’s full first and last name.  A few states require them to use a unique name, while others will let you pick just about any name you choose. 
 
Related: How to check business name availability in your state

Is your game store name already trademarked?

When searching for a name for your new game store, you need to make sure your new name isn’t trademarked by someone else. If it is, you may not be allowed to legally use it.
 
Thankfully the United States Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) makes trademark searching a breeze through their Trademark Database.
 
Remember that if a name doesn’t show up in this search, it isn’t necessarily available. Every business has some limited protection through a common law trademark. This means another business can’t open up shop down the street with the same name, as this creates confusion for customers.  Also, be sure to check local competitors by doing a Google search and looking through the Yellow Pages.
 
If your name is available and you want to protect it from being used by anyone else, you can register your name with the USPTO.

Related: How to check for a trademark

Is a domain name available with your business name?

A domain name is your business’s digital address. With so many people researching online, it’s crucial to make sure your game store business name is also available as a domain name. 

Website addresses aren’t as critical as the first two searches, but it’s still worth doing as a domain can cost as little as $10 to pick up. Typically, you want your domain name to be “yourbusinessname.com” without any numbers, dashes, etc.

You can easily search for a domain using NameCheap’s domain name search tool. 

Finding the Perfect Name: Putting It All Together

By now, you should have a lengthy list of words, phrases, and terms you can use in your business name. At this point, I highly recommend going through and removing any that are hard to spell or pronounce.

Now, you can start combining pieces together until something stands out. It may help to create a list of potential names you can use. From there, you can narrow things down to your favorites.

But before you make your final decision, it’s important that your new name passes a few tests.

Say It Out Loud

Make sure you say your new name out loud. It may look great as a logo, domain name, and on a business card. But it also needs to sound good when you say it out loud.

You can also sit down with someone and talk about your business. Does saying the name in casual conversation sound natural? If not, you may want to consider something simpler or easier to say.

Logo Design

Lastly, think about how to incorporate your new name into a logo. Logos should be simple, memorable, and indicative of your brand.

Take Apple, for example. Their business name easily incorporates into a logo. And today, it’s a household symbol that everyone immediately recognizes.

A logo is an important part of your brand identity, so don’t forget to consider turning your name into a memorable logo as you make your final decision.

Related: How to create a logo for your business

Hopefully, you now have some ideas to name your game store. Once you have this list narrowed down to just a few and researched that they are all available, start asking friends, family, and potential customers their thoughts to get feedback, and then pick your perfect game store name!

Author

  • Greg Bouhl

    With over two decades as an entrepreneur, educator, and business advisor, Greg Bouhl has worked with over 2,000 entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their businesses. Fed up with clients finding and acting on inaccurate and outdated information online, Greg launched StartUp101.com to be a trusted resource for people starting a business.

223 Winning Game Store Name Ideas

223 Winning Game Store Name Ideas

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