Chimera Hobbies & Games is run by Edith and Ann Kimbrough and comes with a long history of service and commerce to the community of Thief River Falls and the surrounding area.
Founded in 1969 by Edith’s grandfather, the store started out as a small engine repair shop and gradually changed throughout the years.
Edith's father, Charles, came into the family business after his retirement from the Navy in 1977 and was a trendsetter by introducing computers into the store operations leading, several years later, to the sales and repair of computers, one of the first such shops in the area.
In the early 90's the business evolved again by taking on the sales of hobby railroad supplies and phasing out the engine repair services they had become known for.
Never one to stand still, in 2013 the store branched out again and took on the role of a federally licensed firearms dealer also handling service and repair of weapons.
Sadly, 4 years later in 2017, Charles Kimbrough passed away and left the store to his daughter and wife who decided to take the store in a new direction.
Under their care the store phased out the computers and firearms and delved into the realm of tabletop RPGs, collectible card, and other fantasy games while continuing to supply the area with model railroads and terrain.
Chimera Hobbies & Games is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and embraces the ever growing diversity of the times with several in-house games involving all ages, participating in community outreach, and proudly being a member of the TRF Chamber of Commerce.
We are proud to have sponsored the Thief River Falls Model Railroad Club and to have hosted the meetings each month before it disbanded in September of 2017.
Near Mint condition cards show minimal or no wear from play or handling and will have an unmarked surface, crisp corners, and otherwise pristine edges outside of minimal handling. Near Mint condition cards appear fresh out of the pack, with edges and surfaces virtually free from all flaws.
Lightly Played (LP)
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Moderately Played (MP)
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Heavily Played (HP)
Heavily Played condition cards exhibit signs of heavy wear. Heavily Played condition cards may include cards that have significant creasing, folding, severe water damage, heavy whitening, heavy border wear, and /or tearing.
Damaged condition cards show obvious tears, bends, or creases that could make the card illegal for tournament play, even when sleeved. Damaged condition cards have massive border wear, possible writing or major inking (ex. white-bordered cards with black-markered front borders), massive corner wear, prevalent scratching, folds, creases or tears.