Our journey so far

Sad Robot was established by Bruce Smith and Eugene Stander in October 2010.

We started selling singles shortly after the release of Scars of Mirrodin, in order to make more singles available to players at our tournaments. Then, 5 sets and approximately 1 year later, on the brink of the Dark Ascension release, we started selling singles online.

After a lot of success, we decided to partner with DeeTwenty Geeking Venue and Owen joined the team.

Sad Robot was purchased by Phillip Thompson in March 2018. We still have the same vision in mind now, as when Sad Robot first started – to supply singles to players and introduce new players to Magic in a fun and friendly environment. We started by renovating our flatlet and turned this into our first play venue.

In November 2018 Sad Robot expanded their product offerings to include Board Games, HeroClix, Dice Masters, Miniatures, Figurines, RPG – Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and other trading cards games i.e. Keyforge.

On the 27th of April 2019 Sad Robot moved from 6 Dally Road, Marlands to our new physical store at Shop 9 Ereene Center, corner 4th avenue and 2nd street, Marlands, Germiston.

We could now comfortably seat 40 players from our original 20 players in our old venue.

In November 2019, after 6 months in our store in Marlands we needed to expand again.

We moved from Shop 9 to Shop 11 in the same shopping complex. We now comfortably seat 56 – 60 players.

Sad Robot achieved WPN Premium status the 21st of September 2021. This was my vision going all the way back to when I first purchased Sad Robot in 2018. This was an absolute dream came true for me. Loads of dedication and hard work got us here. We need to thank you, our valued customers and supporters for making this dream a reality.

We also separated our Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons playing areas.

Q: Why is the robot sad?
A: He wants to keep all the cards for himself and we’re making him sell everything, especially the foils ?

Sad Robot Venue


Shop 11, Corner 4th Avenue and 2nd Street, Marlands, Germiston, 1401

E-Mail: admin@sadrobot.co.za

Facebook: Sad Robot

Instagram: Sad Robot LGS

YouTube: Sad Robot

Tel No: 081 582 8278

Business Hours (Updated Business Hours)

The COVID19 pandemic has created a truly unprecedented situation which affects us all. Our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. During this time, we have changed our normal business hours to coincide with legislative requirements.

Monday: 09H00 – 17H00

Tuesday: 09H00 – 17H00

Wednesday: 09H00 – 17H00

Thursday: 09H00 – 17H00

Friday: 09H00 – 22H00

Saturday: 09H00 – 17H00

Sunday: 09H00 – 15H00


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