The Game Retail Academy

Education on your schedule.  Top retailers and game industry veterans sharing their knowledge in recorded seminars.  Watch online, anytime.


Content relevant to your business. Action items you can take away to improve right away. Presentations for retailers of all levels - from opening soon to multi-decades of experience. Topics include programs, store design, back office operations, hybridization, and more!

Improve Your Business

Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for completing courses, plus certifications in multiple areas. Membership covers your entire store - let your staff get educated too!

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Receive discounts and special promotions from participating vendors for completing CPEs and mastering knowledge of the products you sell! Plus learn about exciting new products coming to the market and be among the first to stock them!

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The GRAY strives to provide retailer focused education and training for the hobby game industry.  Content for the retailers, by the retailers.

Annual membership unlocks all seminar content, store finder listing at FriendlyLocalGame.Store, and discounts & exclusives from participating vendors.

Full details to be revealed soon.  Sign up to get updates or express your interest in becoming a vendor sponsor!

We are also still accepting submissions for seminars, click the button to submit your idea today!

About our Founder

The Game Retail Academy was founded by Josh Fohrman in 2021 as an extension of learning for all game store owners.  Josh began his foray into the game industry in 1999 as a Retail Sales Associate for a Wizards of the Coast store.  Since then he’s gone on to open his own retail store which was awarded the GAMA Outstanding Store award in 2017, the WPN Premium designation in 2019, and numerous local accolades and acknowledgements.  He has also volunteered his time to present at industry events across the United States and served on the GAMA Retail Board of DIrectors for several years.