Monthly Archives: July 2015

What’s New at the Hidden Lair

There is a lot new coming into the Hidden Lair this week, so lets get right into it.

First, we’ve got Dice Masters: Age of Ultron.

Age of UltronTalk about an amazing Marvel summer. Coinsiding with the release of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron and the more recent Ant Man, the latest Dice Masters set features a combination of all new characters – in Dice Masters – along with some fan favorites brought up-to-date with new features and abilities. This set has classic characters such as Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Captain America… wow, that roster sure seems familiar, doesn’t it, along with new to the scene characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Kang, and lots, lots more.

If you are a fan of comics and have always wanted to get into Dice Masters, now is a great time.

Next, we have Magic: the Gathering Origins.

Magic OriginsTalk about a great entry point into the game, Magic Origins gives players the chance to play their favorite Planeswalkers during their rise to power. Each deck features a different Planeswalker and tells the story of how their spark of power first emerged. Decks feature beloved characters such as Nissa, Gideon, Liliana, Chandra, and – my man – Jace. These decks play with some new features to the game while sticking pretty close to basics, as each of these Planeswalkers focuses on a different color (Nissa being Green, Gideon being White, Liliana being Black, Chandra being Red, and Jace being my personal favorite, Blue. Yes, I’m THAT kind of player). So if you are finally ready to take the plunge and see what Magic: the Gathering is all about, here is your chance. Otherwise you can take this opportunity to see how the greatest heroes of Magic: the Gathering came to power, and get some great cards in the process.

Finally, all you Yu-Gi-Oh! fans should be happy to hear that we’ve got the latest expansion, Crossed Souls, in stock and ready for you.

Crossed SoulsCome on in for all your Yu-Gi-Oh! needs and take part in our weekly tourneys for your chance to be crowned Champion of the Lair.

For more information on any of these great games, be sure to stop by the Lair. We are always eager to help you get the most out of your games. Also be sure to check out our Demo Shelf if you are interested in trying out something new and don’t forget to check out Gamemaster’s Gametable for more on many of the great table-top role-playing games you can find at the Lair.

We hope to see you soon.

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When Everything is in Fluxx

FluxxWith most games, its important to have a clear understanding of the rules before you play. Not with this game, however, because the rules are always in Fluxx.

Fluxx is an amazingly fun little card game by Looney Labs. The basic premise of the game is simple; you draw a card, and then you play a card. Easy, right? Well that is only just the beginning. You see, Fluxx is a game about ever changing rules. Each card you draw bring something new to the table and the game is less about strategy and more about just playing a game to have a lot of fun.

Its awesome, but it gets even better.

Looney Labs has announced the new Fluxx sets soon to hit shelves and we here at the Hidden Lair are ready to make room for them. What are these new sets, you ask? Well, first we’ve got Batman Fluxx coming out August 8th. That’s right. BATMAN Fluxx. We are talking crazy fun with one of the best characters in all of comics and his amazing rogue’s gallery. No matter how cool something is, it can always be made cooler with Batman… or Cthulhu. Oh, wait, Cthulhu Fluxx is already available.

What could top that? How about Adventure Time Fluxx, coming out August 21st. Love it or hate it – and I have not met many people out there who really hate it – Adventure Time is wonderfully creative and throwing that into a game like Fluxx can only add to the amazing insanity of it.

Next we have Fluxx Dice, an addition to any existing version of Fluxx rather than a standalone set. Fluxx Dice adds even more of a random element to the game as you roll the dice each turn to determine what rules will change.

So come on by and check out any of the already available Fluxx games like Star Fluxx, Cthulhu Fluxx, and more or grab one of these new sets when they launch. Some in soon, as we will have some special goodies for you at launch, including Batman and Adventure Time Fluxx posters and an exclusive retailer promo card for each of the two sets; Clayface for Batman Fluxx and and Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant for Adventure Time Fluxx – yeah, crazy but awesome.

Be sure to ask if you have any questions about Fluxx or would like to give the game a try, or any one of our demo games found at the store.

And if you want to know more about what I, the Gamemaster, think about Fluxx, be sure to check out the discussion in Hidden Works over at Gamemaster’s Gametable.

We hope to see you soon.

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