The vision at The Hidden Lair has always been about providing a safe and fun place for people of all ages to share in the love of games. That is why we keep buying games and adding them to the free demo shelf. We do run a large amount of card game tournaments like Friday Night Magic, but the store also carries a large variety of board games for people of all ages. One of my very favorite games right now is Splendor, a very quick paced game using cards and chips. Set in the Renaissance time, players, (who are the merchants), try to buy gem mines in order to acquire points to win the game. It is very simple, easy to learn, and loads of fun! We have many customers come in to check out our games and among those have been a few teachers.
They communicated to us how much they love using games as a learning manipulative for their students. This got us to thinking, and we have come up with Vote for Your Favorite Teacher Contest. The teacher with the most votes will win some cash to spend in the store and add some games to their classroom! No purchase necessary, just come into the store located on 121 in Mt Zion and cast your vote.
The Hidden Lair has donated funds to some really great local organizations. Northeast Community Fund is one of those groups that really does a great job in our community. For the Month of December, we plan to donate some games to this amazing organization. Board games have provided many amazing memories for my family and I wish to pass that along to others.