OHIO — Dungeons and Dragons is a popular tabletop game that people gather with their friends to play. Since the release of the new movie Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, there has been a resurgence in the number of people wanting to play the game.

What You Need To Know

  • The new Dungeons and Dragons movie has people interested in the game again

  • James Gerbic owns a game store and said he's seen an increase in the amount of people purchasing Dungeons and Dragons related items 

  • Gerbic said this game is a great way to bring people together, let players get creative, and he encourages people to take part in the D&D world

James Gerbic, the owner of Gold and Glory Gaming, described Dungeons and Dragons as a role-playing game that is fantasy themed. He has seen an increase in the amount of people interested in the game again since the release of the movie.

“We’ve had a lot of people come in that are picking out new dice, miniatures, books. You know, they said they were getting into it again after not playing for a bit or they’re starting new campaigns,” he said.

Gerbic said people who have never played before are also coming into his store. For Gerbic, his Dungeons and Dragons journey began ten years ago.

“It started off just as a way for a couple close friends to get together and hangout on the weekend and have fun,” he said.

He and his friends used to meet once or twice a week to play the game for hours, which he explained is normal.

“There’s always a mission or a quest to go on. There’s always something to do. It’s fairly broad and really you can do whatever you can think of,” he said.

The Gold and Glory Gaming store has hosted many Dungeons and Dragons games with people coming from all around the Cleveland area to play. Gerbic expressed that it’s a great way for people to be creative.

“It’s a lot of fun and I love people coming in, having fun, getting excited about everything,” he said. 

His love for games such as Dungeons and Dragons sparked his idea to open his store.

“I love seeing people enjoying their hobbies and their passions,” he said.

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled James Gerbic's name. It has been updated with the correct spelling. (April 6, 2023)