After ten years of owning Wonko’s Toys and Games, and turning it into Austin’s best Friendly Local Game Shop (FLGS), Eric and Denise Dow announced in February, 2019, that after an unsuccessful search for a buyer, they were going to close Wonko’s in March. That announcement brought both sadness from the Wonko’s community, and a new set of interested buyers hoping to keep the store’s magic alive.
On March 1, 2019, Seth and Becky Roland, heavily armed with their Store Manager Matt Prinzivalli, reached an agreement with the Dows to buy Wonko’s in a deal to close on March 15, 2019. So, Wonko’s has been saved! But….there is a lot of work to do.
With a short time to transfer ownership and ten years of wisdom and knowledge, the Dows and Rolands are working together to make the transition as smooth as possible. The new owners intend to maintain the family-friendly, welcoming, inclusive gaming atmosphere that has made Wonko’s what it is, and initially do not intend to make any sudden changes…well, except for this new web site which you’re reading now.
Both the Dows and Rolands would like to thank all of Wonko’s customers, old and new, frequent and occasional, for their loyalty, dedication and the positive atmosphere they create in our store. We look forward to many more years of being Austin’s best FLGS!