The Game Lair: Brick & Mortar Game Store
Anyone who donates will be a founding member and will have their name inscribed on a plaque that will hang in the store. We will be running this GoFundMe until the end of August with the goal of opening a store mid-September.
With these funds we will be able to provide not only that store, but ample space for games and events. So please help us by being part of this adventure.
Together we can make this happen and have The Game Lair the premiere game store that we all deserve.
So far things are looking great. Your investments have given us the operating capital we need to keep the ball rolling. We have private investors lined up and are just putting the last few pieces in place.
The doors close on GoFundMe when the doors open on the store! If you want one of our coveted lifetime discounts or exclusive t-shirts, get your donations in soon.
Over the next few weeks we'll be pursuing this lead heavily in hopes of securing the space. We are eager to get in there and they are eager to have us.
On a aside note the business plan is finalized and ready for our next phase: courting big investors. We will also be utilizing services like AVCOG and SCORE to see what advice they can offer.
It's an exciting time!
A great big thank you to everyone who has donated so far and all of you who are saving up to donate in the coming months. Together we will make this happen!
Here is an excerpt from our executive summary in our business plan:
“The Game Lair is a concentrated retail project focusing on the hobby gaming industry and providing a fun, safe, and inviting environment for fans to shop, interact, and indulge their hobbies. Hobby games are social activities that require two or more people to play so it is vital to the success of any hobby gaming store to support in equal parts both ample and varied inventory and comfortable and inviting play space.”
-Josh and Ralph
A great big thank you to all the folks who have contributed so far. We are off to a great start and look forward to everyone who will be contributing down the road. A few notes about purchases that we want everyone to be aware of:
First off, Epic Level founders gain access to exclusive benefits for being so awesome. You have the ability to reserve gaming space on a weekly basis so you can be sure you and your friends always have play space. You will also have access to VIP events down the road that will include things like exclusive giveaways and celebrity GMs.
Reserving table space is restricted in only two ways "“ first, you can only reserve 24 hours in advance or day of, but no earlier and it is first come, first served. Second, store events take priority over open gaming tables. If all the tables are booked for an event we cannot reserve.
Anyone who purchases a GoFundMe exclusive t-shirt, gift certificate, or bracelet will be able to pick up them up at our grand opening. If you are unable to pick it up in person we will be happy to send it to you, we just ask that you cover shipping. We ask anyone that contributes to like us on Facebook so we have a way of contacting you to find out how you would like to receive you things.
If you purchase multiple gift cards, or purchase a package that offers more than one, they will be given out at a rate of one $25 gift card per month. This saves us from losing money to a flood of gift cards as soon as we open up. There is nothing stopping you from saving the cards for a big purchase, we just won't be handing them all out at once.
Thanks again to everyone who has contributed so far or are planning on contributing in the future. We will be updating here every week with our progress. It's going to be a hell of a ride and we are glad you're coming along with us.
"“ Josh & Ralph
Will you guys be selling things like Heroclix and Magic cards? I have heard they are big sellers lately, especially Heroclix, for card shops. I've been getting into Heroclix myself and wouldn't mind having someone I know to purchase through. :)