Monthly Archives: January 2014

Yu-Gi-Oh Day in Decatur, IL

Q: What is Yu-Gi-Oh! Day? Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is a day for all to celebrate the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, create excitement for our brand at our Official Tournament Stores, and to further distinguish OTS from non-OTS. Yu-Gi-Oh! Day is held simultaneously throughout North America. The event is scheduled to occur on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. So Come celebrate Yu-Gi-Oh day with The Hidden Lair in Mt Zion, IL! No need to drive 60 minutes to find a Konami sanctioned store. The structure to this event is similar to a normal tournament, cost is only $5.00. Each participant will walk away with one Astral 3 pack and payout to top players which will be judgement of light or Shadow specters.

Q: What are the prizes for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Day tournament?
In addition to the product each Duelist receives upon entering the tournament, prize distribution will be as follows:

  • First place winner, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! Day full size Game Mat.
  • Top 8 Duelists, after the conclusion of the last round of Swiss, will receive an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh!Day Super Rare Token Card.
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The Hidden Lair is Proud to Present “The Lair Leagues”

Earlier this month, our January Newsletter heralded the creation of League Play. In the beginning, each player will take part in a first round game with all other players. We anticipate this round to last an estimated 1 to 2 weeks to give players a chance to fit play into his or her schedule.

Minimum/Maximum players per event: 8/32

Minimum/Maximum rounds per event: 3/8

The cost of each round is $5.00, which will be used toward tournament payouts. Additionally, a general prize pool of 1.5 packs per person, per round can be expected. If some events contain non-retail packs or items, then an alternative cash prize pool with a league-defined payout structure will be used. In this case, the store will provide 100% of the entry funds as prize support. The payouts to top players will be determined by the total number of players in that league.

To avoid any unfair advantage, “Round Robin” pairing will be used. This works great for players by allowing each person to play a larger number of matches for the same entry fee charged by most other tournaments. At the end of each round, each player will be ranked according to each round’s performance and awarded the appropriate amount of Hidden Lair league points. The points are carried through each round until all players have completed the League. At this time, each player’s points will be totaled. Our League Achievement System will allow players to gain bonus points for achievement as well as earn Titles (see below) to add to their end play totals. Each league will have 5 unique achievements that can vary from other leagues. While a player participates in a league, all other events that he or she attends for that game will be awarded as 1 additional League point. For example, Friday Night Magic (FNM) will grant you 1 league point for each Magic The Gathering league participated in. These Magic The Gathering league events will also qualify players for a chance to win a box of Magic the Gathering boosters!

All events are sanctioned and each player will receive points or credit similar to that of a regular tournament.

We are excited to feature the title Champion of the Lair! A Lair Champion is a player who has navigated him/herself through the depths of the Hidden Lair and stands alone in victory of his/her peers. This is an exceptional title bestowed separately from other league titles. If a player makes an achievement during the course of a league event that has won, this title will be added to that player’s name and their victories will be recorded in our Champions of the Lair Hall of Fame!

For example: John Doe would become Champion

Leader John Doe or Champion John Doe the Favorable!

Once all leagues have been created, a complete list and details will follow! The following games have been selected for possible league play:

Magic The Gathering, Standard Construction
Magic The Gathering, Modern Construction
Magic The Gathering, EDH play (Commander)
Kaijudo, Standard Construction
Heroclix, 300 pt Construction
Heroclix, 500 pt Construction
Heroclix, Draft Format
Yu-Gi-Oh, Standard Construction
Netrunner, Standard Construction
Dice Masters, Unknown Structure (Release date April 2014)

Check back for more details in the coming months!

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Enter to win a free box of Magic The Gathering Boosters

Now at The Hidden Lair you will have a chance to win a free box of the next Magic The Gathering set on pre-release weekend! See below for the current set being given away!

In our January newsletter and on our website we made an announcement about this new set as well as the pre-release weekend schedule for Born of the Gods. We have made it possible to win a Magic The Gathering Booster Box of this set. Everyone is able to enter to win by participating in store events or by making any purchase at the store, (even if it’s not Magic related)! We plan to offer this same experience for each new set of Magic cards as they are released.

Here’s how it works. Once a set is released we will update this page announcing the new set and it’s release date. The general rules listed below apply for the current and future sets. You will be given a raffle ticket for each time you qualify and on Sunday during the pre-release, we will pull two winners. These two winner will be above and beyond all other prizes payed out for the events during the pre-release weekend.

* First Place- receives a box of magic cards from that pre-released set.
* Second Place- winner will receive a $50 store credit good for anything at The Hidden Lair, including special promotional items when available.
* Both winners will be posted on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.
* Winner has 7 days to claim their prize.

Theros was released September 27, 2013. standard set
Born of the Gods will be released February 7th, 2014. current set
Journey into Nix will be released May 2nd, 2014. current set
Core Set M15 will be release on June 12th, 2014. current prize

The following items will Qualify you for ticket(s):

* One ticket will be awarded for attending any magic event, such as Friday Night Magic, during the current set run.
* One ticket will be awarded for each purchase made during the current set over $50, excluding pre-release event packs. *Limit 1 per day
* Two tickets will be awarded for each booster box pre-ordered of the new set before the end of the pre-release weekend.
* One ticket will be awarded to the winner, per match played, during pre-release weekend- best 2 out of 3.
* One ticket will be awarded to the winner for each event during pre-release weekend.
* One ticket will be awarded for playing or making a purchase in the store on your birthday.

Good luck! May the cards be with you…….. :)

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