Category Archives: Monthly Newsletters

Here you will find 1 post per month which displays all the future events we are aware of including charity events.

The Hidden Lair Newsletter February 2015

#itsathing!!!

January 2015

  • The Prerelease for Fate Reforged was amazing lots of fun and the set is looking to make some noise in a couple of Formats.
  • The Sneak Peek for Secrets of Eternity was fantastic had some new faces which is always good to see!!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Day was Stellar 26 players from Central Illinois graced us with the Largest YGO turnout to date!!!
  • Pokemon!! our numbers are growing each week and we thank our players for that.
  • Smash Brothers Project M League 1 Will conclude this month and you can watch it Live on TwitchTV even if you cant be at the store for the event!!!

Upcoming Releases

  • Pokemon TCG Primal Clash
  • HeroClix War of Light Storyline OP Kit Re-Lit February 4th
  • HeroClix DC Justice League Trinity War February 18th
  • DnD Dice Masters Battle for Faerun

This Months Pomos

YGO HeroClix Battle For the Millennium Month 1

Weekly Schedule of Events

Tuesdays

  • 5pm: FREE Magic Your Way – Casual Magic the Gathering Play for all players and skill levels!

Wednesdays

  • 6pm: $5 Yu-Gi-Oh! Humpday Duels – Advance Constructed.

Thursdays

  • 5pm: FREE Board Game Gauntlet – demoing 2-3 Board Games every Thursday and answering any Questions you might have.
  • 7pm: FREE Open Gaming – come on in, raid our Demo Shelf, and have some FUN!!!

Fridays

  • 5pm: $5 Casual Friday Magic – Love the game but don’t play in any format? This is the game for you! Everyone gets a pack for playing with the remainder going to the top spot. Everybody wins!
  • 6:30pm: $5 Friday Night Magic – Standard Constructed. The new set, Khans of Tarkir, is here so lets see those new decks.

Saturdays

  • 11am: $5 Pokemon – Standard play everyone gets a pack for playing!!
  • 2pm: $5 Dice Masters! – Bring your 8 man team and 2 Actions and test your skills against our players.
  • 6pm: FREE Saturday Night Commander

Sunday

  • 2pm: $5 Yu-Gi-Oh! SundayFunday – Advanced Constructed and the winner gets a prize card that will change from week-to-week.

Special Events

Magic The Gathering Fate Reforged Gameday

Smash Bros League 1 Session 3 and Session 4

MTG: WORLDWAKE Fat Pack TOURNEY!

Each Day of February we are featuring a different game! Come in anytime, grab a game off of our Demo shelf, and try it out. Don’t know how to play? Let our staff sit down and teach you! This month, there is even a special day set aside for it! Our Demo section is growing.

Also be sure to come in and vote for your favorite local teacher. More on that coming soon.

February League Structure—Check store for details!

Magic The Gathering, Standard Construction
Magic The Gathering, Modern Construction
Magic The Gathering, EDH Play
Kaijudo, Standard Construction
Heroclix, 300pt Construction
Heroclix, 500pt Construction
Heroclix, Draft Format
Yu-Gi-Oh, Standard Construction
Netrunner, Standard Construction
Dice Masters, unknown structure

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The Hidden Lair Newsletter January 2015

Happy New Year! 2014 was an amazing year for The Hidden Lair. Let’s work on making 2015 even better. We have lots of new things coming out, and we are excited to share them with you.

Starting in 2015 each day we will feature a different game! This game will be setup at our gaming tables and free to play, and our staff will be there to help teach. Check Facebook for details, www.Facebook.com/thehiddenlair Don’t like the demo of the day? Then just come in anytime, grab a game off of our Demo shelf, and try it out. Don’t know how to play? Let our staff sit down and teach you! Our Demo section is growing!

Current Monthly Promotional Material, contact our store for ways to win these amazing prizes.

Be sure to come into The Hidden Lair every Friday for Friday Night Magic, where you get your chance to earn great prizes along with the coveted title of Champion of the Lair, including an article written here on the site about your incredible victory!

Monthly Sponsored Donations (5% sales):  Vote for your Favorite Teacher! Remember, voting ends February 1st, so get in and cast your votes now for whichever local teacher you think should be most honored for all they have done.

Announcements:

Magic the Gathering Pre-release, sneak peek

Here are the times for the Magic the Gathering Fate Reforged Prerelease
January 17: Midnight Sealed
January 17: Noon Sealed
January 17: 5:00pm Sealed
January 18: 3:00pm Sealed
January 18: 6:00pm Sealed

We are still looking for Knights of the Hidden Lair.  With each month we are adding more players and more games.  Lead the charge to help us grow your favorite game and get free swag plus a discount, store wide. Contact Andy for more details, by calling the store. 217.864.1851

January League Structure—Check store for details!

Magic The Gathering, Standard Construction
Magic The Gathering, Modern Construction
Magic The Gathering, EDH Play
Kaijudo, Standard Construction
Heroclix, 300pt Construction
Heroclix, 500pt Construction
Heroclix, Draft Format
Yu-Gi-Oh, Standard Construction
Netrunner, Standard Construction
Dice Masters, unknown structure

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The Hidden Lair Newsletter December 2014

‘Tis the Season to be Gaming!!!

Upcoming Releases

  • D&D Attack Wing Waves 2 & 3, coming out sometime in December
  • Magic the Gathering Duel Deck Anthology, December 5th – $99.99
  • Magic the Gathering Stoke the Flame, previews coming soon

Weekly Schedule of Events

Tuesdays

  • 5pm: FREE Tactical Tuesdays – Miniature Games causal play and painting.
  • 6pm: FREE Magic: the Gathering Casual Standard – Get those decks ready for FNM

Wednesdays

  • 6pm: $5 Yu-Gi-Oh! Humpday Duels – Advance Constructed
  • 8pm: FREE ARROW Session – Playing the Game of the Week and Answering any Questions you might have.

Thursdays

  • 5pm: FREE Board Game Gauntlet – demoing 2-3 Board Games every Thursday and answering any Questions you might have.
  • 5pm: Shadowrun at the Lair – come and see what it is like to run in the Sixth World.
  • 7pm: FREE Open Gaming – come on in, raid our Demo Shelf, and have some FUN!!!

Fridays

  • 5pm: $5 Casual Friday Magic – Love the game but don’t play in any format? This is the game for you! Everyone gets a pack for playing with the remainder going to the top spot. Everybody wins!
  • 6:30pm: $5 Friday Night Magic – Standard Constructed. The new set, Khans of Tarkir, is here so lets see those new decks.

Saturdays

  • 11am-5pm: KIDZ DAY!!! – bring the kids into the store to play some Kaijudo, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, Dice Masters, or whatever they want. At The Hidden Lair, Saturdays are all about the kids and the future of gaming.

Sunday

  • 2pm: $5 Yu-Gi-Oh! SundayFunday – Advanced Constructed and the winner gets a prize card that will change from week-to-week.
  • 6pm: $5-$15 HeroClix Lets Play – Either a 500pt Constructed or Draft tournament. Either way, we make it happen every Sunday.

Special Events

Champions of the Lair for November 2014

Demo Game of the Week

November 30th – December 6th : Takenoko

December 7th – December 13th : Splendor

December 14th – December 20th : Holiday Flux

December 21st – December 27th : Snake Oil

December 28th – January 3rd : Caverna

Each week of December we are featuring a different game! Come in anytime, grab a game off of our Demo shelf, and try it out. Don’t know how to play? Let our staff sit down and teach you! This month, there is even a special day set aside for it! Our Demo section is growing.

Also be sure to come in and vote for your favorite local teacher. More on that coming soon.

December League Structure—Check store for details!

Magic The Gathering, Standard Construction
Magic The Gathering, Modern Construction
Magic The Gathering, EDH Play
Kaijudo, Standard Construction
Heroclix, 300pt Construction
Heroclix, 500pt Construction
Heroclix, Draft Format
Yu-Gi-Oh, Standard Construction
Netrunner, Standard Construction
Dice Masters, unknown structure

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