Stop by the STARCADE and play pinball and classic arcade games 11:00 - 7:00 every day!

DAWNSTAR

VIDEO GAMES | ANIME | ARCADE

BUY | SELL | TRADE

Bring us your old games, anime, manga, and beyond for cash or store credit.

We are very fair with trade-in values!

EVENTS

DawnStar SMASH is a weekly Smash Brothers Double Elimination Tournament Series for both Ultimate and Melee at The Answer Brewpub EVERY THURSDAY!

Sign ups/Friendlies start at 6pm and the tournaments begins at 7pm!

We also bring the classics to your venue! We have a variety of classic consoles available for play from our pop up StarCade: Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and more!
Email us at dawnstargames@gmail.com to book us at your brewery/venue or a private event at our arcade!

STARCADE

Experience DawnStar's STARCADE! Check out a growing selection of pinball, arcade, and rhythm games! All of our machines are set to free-play and you can experience them for as long as you like for only $10!
View our current list of games.

ANIME | MANGA

The Star has so much anime and manga to choose from! We are always on the hunt for volumes and series of all genres and media, from hardcover and paperback books to VHS, BluRay, and DVD - even Laserdisc!

VIDEO GAMES

We specialize in retro games but carry new games as well! Come browse our selection of titles and consoles ranging from Atari and Commodore to Switch and PS5.

PLUSHIES | NOVELTY

We have an endless selection of stuffed friends, figures, and art to bring home and comfort you through sunny days and stormy nights!

FIGURES / NOVELTY

We have a wide selection of new anime and video game figures that we order from Japan as well as vintages figures/toys!

DISCORD

Join our growing Discord community of people to keep up to date with our events, discuss games/tcg, and even find some new netplay friends!

Magic The Gathering, Pokemon Cards, Dungeons and Dragons and MORE!

The Star now provides you with a giant selection of MTG, Pokemon Cards (new and old), and Dungeons and Dragons modules! Stop by the Star and make it your number one stop for everything you geek out about!

Visit Us

Our Story

DawnStar began in 2018 when three friends came together with the idea of opening their own brick and mortar store after growing the brand of a popular arcade bar in Richmond, Virginia. Since opening in 2019, we have been humbled by the support of our community. Your passion makes the Star shine brighter every day!

Meet Andrew - JRPG/anime fan obsessed with everything Harlock/Devilman. His favorite Pokemon was Mr. Mime until he saw Pumpkaboo.

Meet Dakotah - Platforming professional and game trivia madman! Sonic is his #1 jam. Dragonite is his favorite Pokemon.

Meet Meaghan - puzzle game obsessive and Ace Attorney stan all day long. Her favorite Pokemon is Ditto.

Meet Fred - fighting game virtuoso and mead-drinking streamer! His favorite Pokemon is Totodile.

Meet Abe - he is an action and adventure game fan. Lover of all classic 90's sitcoms and classic horror movies! His favorite Pokemon is Charmander.