Of course, none of these games work without StreetPass tags -- luckily, living in New York gives us a constant trickle of tags on our system. But, we can always use a boost, and have found there are certain locations that are sheer goldmines for StreetPass tags:
- Conventions. This is our #1 source of StreetPass tags. I took the 3DS to San Diego Comic-Con and was probably clearing something like 200 tags a day; I would clear it out only to have it start blinking again immediately, filling up within a handful of minutes. Fear of missing out on tags made it hard to do anything, which is why going to panels was a godsend -- I could enjoy the panel, while having the advantage of sitting in one place to clear out the StreetPass queue. Generally, the only games I bothered loading, though, were Puzzle Swap and Warrior's Way, since those are the ones that benefit the most from sheer numbers of people.
- Stadiums. We can usually pick up 5-6 tags at a game, maybe more. And if it fills up, you have the above advantage of sitting in one place and being able to clear it out easily.
- Nintendo World store. Yeah, this is an obvious one. Generally you can get 5-10 tags here, plus it's a Nintendo Zone.
- Tokyo. Okay, this isn't accessible to most of the people reading this, but I just got back and when you travel there it becomes really, really obvious that the 3DS was designed with the Japanese market in mind. We got a lot of hits while riding the subway there, walking down the street, and there was a constant stream of people outside Yodobashi Camera Akiba on Saturday with their 3DS units. It was hard to tear ourselves from that spot.
Between all these places, we've managed to finish up all the Puzzle Swap images (including the Pokémon X/Y one, which we finished in a day at New York Comic Con), accumulate over one million troops in Warrior's Way, and our geographical maps are looking pretty good -- we have 45 of 50 states, plus large chunks of Europe, Australia, and (now) Japan.
What are your favorite places to StreetPass? Have you ever gone places you normally wouldn't just for the StreetPasses?