Sad Robot was started by Bruce and Eugene.

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 as when Sad Robot first started – to supply singles to players and introduce new players to Magic in a fun and friendly environment.

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 cards games i.e. Keyforge

On the 27th of April 2019 Sad Robot moved from 6 Dally Road, Marlands to new physical store at Shop 9 Ereene Center, Cnr 4th ave and 2nd street, Marlands, Germiston. We can now comfortably seat 40 players from our original 20 players in the old venue.


In November 2019, after 6 months in our new store in Marlands we needed to expand again. We moved from Shop 9 to Shop 11 in the same shopping complex. We now seat 56 – 60 players.

Q: Why is the robot sad?
A: Because he wants to keep all the cards and we’re making him sell them, especially the foils ?

Sad Robot Venue


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


Facebook Page: Sad Robot

Tel No: 081 582 8278

Business Hours

Monday: 09H00 – 20H00

Tuesday: 09H00 – 22H00

Wednesday: 09H00 – 17H00

Thursday: 09H00 – 17H00

Friday: 09H00 – 00H00

Saturday: 09H00 – 17H00

Sunday: 09H00 – 15H00