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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 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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ARROW Dead Panic October 29, 2014

The zombie apocalypse is here and you and your friends are left to fend for yourselves in a remote cabin in the woods.  There are eight different characters to choose from, each that will provide a lot of variety for the players.  In order to fend off the zombie horde the players use cabin cards that will include plenty of weapons to demolish your flesh-eating foes.  There also items that the players can find that will give the them more benefits and a better chance to survive.

For me, the most interesting mechanic is that when you die you don’t loose. You just switch sides and become a zombie instead, giving an increase in difficulty the more players fall.  Also, once the Cabin Deck is gone, its gone so you have to use the weapons sparingly.  The zombies are spawned via the Zombie deck and will move closer to the cabin each turn and once they are inside you have a problem.  The way you win the game is rebuild the radio and call for your rescue.  Once the radio is fixed, the rescue will team will come and once the party is loaded and van has left, you win.

This is a great game to play with some friends when you are looking to blow off some steam and don’t want to have to think too much. The game is simple: pretty much destroy zombies and get to the van.  The strategy element of the game comes into play with who among you goes to get the radio and why they should be the one to do it?  The game offers a good hour a game-play that’s full of Zombie Fun!!!

Can you survive the  Dead Panic?

Come into the shop and find out for yourself. You can find Dead Panic on our demo shelf now.

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