Gloucestershire's original solely Mtg Supplier, Gaming Bear now with 20+ years of business experience, began his Magic the Gathering specialisation in Cheltenham at his Game Store back in 1996.

About Bear Hobbies

As an avid Mtg player from 1994 at College, I came to Cheltenham in 1996 to do a Business Management with Financial Management degree, to help with both my financial situation and my business knowledge as a practical example of what I was studying at University, hence setting up and operating initially from a shared shop just off Grosvenor Street which is now the site of Pepe's Piri Piri takeaway but in 1996 was a hobby store just off Cheltenham High Street.

 

After a hiatus and a career in accountancy, sadly I was effectively blinded in one eye as a child, which i managed with until the sight in my other eye began to go and i was prevented from driving initially and later registered a severely sight impaired and disabled.

Having a love of Mtg, especially the Commander format, I re-opened the business in 2018 and went from strength to strength, until the blip of Covid in 2020 .. in spite of that, things have still proceeded in a fun and consistent way by moving to a more online based model.

 

Over time, the goals are to use profits to support other disabled people to be able to enjoy gaming and to get out of impaired situations and to maximise what can be done in life through financial an peer assistance.

So that's it in a nutshell, from one life long gamer helping to improve the lives of others to enjoy more their lives through gaming.

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