The Hidden Lair Newsletter November 2014


It's been a busy few months, but The Hidden Lair is back in full swing and better than ever.

We are finally settled into the new, bigger space and that gives us more time to make your experience in the Lair more complete. The first way we are doing this is introducing the ARROW (Andy’s Radical Review Of the Week): a Detailed Review of the Game of the Week. The ARROW will also allow our players to contribute to the review by adding the ARROW Range where the group Andy plays the game with can add their own comments and concerns that will be voiced in the article. We are very excited to be adding this to our quiver. You can already find the October ARROWs on our site.

November Friday Night Magic (FNM) promotional cards

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

New at the Lair

Upcoming Releases

Schedule of Events for November 2014

The Hidden Lair November Calendar

Saturday November 1st: Smash Brothers Project M Tourney

  • 7pm. $7 entry fee. Come in and check out this incredible Smash Brothers mod along with our friends over at Gamestop. See store for details.

Saturday November 8th: Netrunner Jack In

  • 3pm. Do you have what it takes to hack the Megacorps? Come in and find out. This is a free event and new players are welcome. We will be having demonstrations, showing off the new features of the game, and teaching how to play. This is casual play. New bundles will be available. See store for details.

Friday November 14th: Stockpile

  • Time TBA. Come in and see the game The Hidden Lair helped Kickstart. Stockpile is a game about stock manipulation, hidden information, and wagering. Come in and test your poker-face against game creator Seth Van Orden for this early preview of the game. See our early look at Stockpile, check out our Facebook Event, or come see us at the Lair for more information.

Saturday November 15th: Miniatures Casual Play

  • 3pm. Ever wanted to try out a miniatures game? Well come in for our Casual Play event and give them a try. We will have a number of different miniatures games available, including Warhammer 40K, BattleTech, HeroClix, X-Wing, and more.

Saturday November 22nd: Miniatures Workshop

  • 3pm. Do you want be the player that everyone asks how did you get that model looking so good? This is where you will learn. We have prepared a step by step video and everyone who is here will get to paint along with the video and ask questions. At the end of the workshop you can leave with the model you painted to that point or finish it here all supplies you will need will be provided. If you want to learn more, check out our look at BattleTech, along with our plans to get a full campaign up and running in the near future. Also, be sure to join our Event page if you plan on attending. Also, be sure to check out our look at Months 3-6 HeroClix, the War of Light.

Friday November 28th: BLACK FRIDAY

  • 3pm. Come in for some great deals on all your favorite stuff.

Saturday November 29th: Trivia Night!

  •  7pm. $10 per person, teams of 2 required. Prizes to be determined.

Weekly Schedule

Tuesdays (4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th)

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

Wednesdays (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

  • 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 (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th)

  • 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 (7th, 14th, 21st, 28th)

  • 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 (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)

  • 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 (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)

  • 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.

Demo Game of the Week

October 26nd-November 1st: Dead Panic

November 2nd-November 8th: Netrunner

November 9th – November 15th: Warhammer 40K

November 16th-November 22nd: Villany

November 23rd-November 29th: Takenoko

Each week of November 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!

Champions of the Lair for October 2014

November League Structure — See Store for more details

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

Special Announcement for all HeroClix fans

We are sorry that we have not been doing a lot for the Monthly events here at The Hidden Lair and we hope to see that change in the future. Due to our moving and various other obligations, we have not been able to cover the previous Monthly events we talked about back in our July Newsletter. On a more positive note, we still have a number of the Special OP Items here at the store and if you are interested in any of them, come on in and talk to Andy about you you can get this great Clix items for your collection. Here is a list of all the Dice Masters Op month 3, 4, 5, and 6.

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