This is Malloween… This is Malloween…

Ever wanted to learn a tabletop miniature skirmish game, but didn’t know where to start?   Malloween is exactly what you’ve been waiting for!

Starting Sunday, October 2nd at 4 P.M. the Villainous Lair will be putting on the LEARN TO PLAY event for the miniature game Malifaux. The events will continue the three following Sundays (9th, 16th, and 23rd) and the final Sunday of the month (30th) will be story based tournament.

Participation for the LEARN TO PLAY event is free with miniature teams provided by the store. The tournament will have a buy in to play, where the players who score the highest will receive prizes.

Also! Beginning Wednesday October 5th at 7 P.M. and the following Wednesdays throughout the month, our Dungeon Master Cliff will be running THROUGH THE BREACH. The Through the Breach game is a an RPG based in the Malifaux universe. The buy in to play is $5 per person and it will be done in single section campaigns only, so there plenty of opportunity to try it out!

For more information please click the link for the calendar of give us a call.

Malloween Learn to Play Event!

~*Events Coming in September!*~

Hey all!   We are in September now, which means a slew of new fun events for you this month!


By now I’m sure you’re all aware that our summer hours are officially OVER!  Our hours are now:
Wed – 10am-10pm
Thurs – 10am-10pm
Fri – 10am-11pm
Sat – 10am – 11pm
Sunday – 11am-9pm

But don’t fret, this just means we can pack more fun activities into the days in September!

Sept. 11


We are pleased to be hosting our first of many Dice Masters tournament on Sunday, Sept. 11th!

Starting at 12pm!

This draft will be for the new Green Arrow and Flash set! New players are welcome. We will have extra sidekick and basic action dice available. Basic Action cards will be available as well.

Each player should come to the event with 8 Sidekick Dice, 12 Basic Action Dice, 4 Indicator Cards, and 2 Basic Action Cards (players may choose which Basic Action Cards they.d like to use after completing the draft, but must use the same 2 throughout the event).

Each player in the draft sits down with 12 packs of Dice Masters to draft with. We call it Rainbow Draft as players may elect to sort them by color to allow for easier visual spotting of which cards correspond to which dice during the draft. Registration is $15, and you get to keep the cards and dice you draft.

Make sure to catch our inagural dice masters tournament!  Gonna be a great time!

Sept. 24-25th

Pre-Release flights are already up for registration through our Eventbrite page!   Click HERE to Register!

We have 5 flights, starting at midnight, and running throughout the week!  Register early to ensure your spot!

Buy-A-Box presales and Fatpack bundles ALSO available in stores now!

Sept. 24-25

Adams Ave. Street Fair is back for another fun weekend of music, arts, crafts, beer and food!   JUST A NOTE:  Our street will be blocked off for the weekend, due to the festivities.  We will be open during this time, but parking will be much harder than normal.  If you are playing in our pre-release, plan ahead and plan early!  Carpool, Uber, Lyft, public transit, etc.   Also, get outside and enjoy our annual street fair between flights, it’s a great time!

We will also be hosting tons of STOREWIDE Sales that weekend, so stay tuned!

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

First Dr. Who Con in San Diego!   Come down and check it out!   Going to be a great time!  Jump in your TARDIS and join in on the fun!  Lots of fun events and guests scheduled!   Cale and Sgt. Sara will be there all weekend, repping the shop, and providing cosplay repair for all the amazing cosplayers!

Click Here for More Info!

San Diego Who Con on Facebook

San Diego Who Con Eventbrite Ticket Sales

Fun Events Coming up for August!

August is here, summer is winding down…and what a fun summer this has been!  But don’t fret!  We still have some fun stuff planned for this month before September is here!


August 22nd will be our last Monday open for the summer season.  We are also going to be closed on Tuesdays this Fall to try something different and ensure better customer service to all of our loyal minions!  New hours will be:
Wednesday 10am-10pm
Thursday – 10am-10pm
Friday – 10am – 11pm
Saturday – 10am-11pm
Sunday – 11am – 9pm

We hope you’ll understand as we move forward with these new hours!  Thanks guys!  

Conspiracy FB Cover
Conspiracy: Take the Crown – August 26


Clearly the crown is up for grabs. Will you claim it?

No more jokes. No more intrigue. For real this time.

The throne no longer sits empty, but deception, danger, and even death await around every corner.

Add deeper layers of intrigue to your next Magic draft and begin plotting as soon as you open your first booster pack! The Conspiracy: Take the Crown set builds on the revolutionary abilities introduced in the original Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy set, with new cards that affect the draft itself and new conspiracies that twist the rules against your foes. Trade votes and spread your attacks to manipulate the game in your favor. Seize the crown to give yourself a greater edge—if you can keep it.

How will you plot your way to the throne?

We will be having a special FNM Conspiracy Draft on release night!  $10, starting at 5pm!  We will also have pop off drafts for standard as well, same price!

anniversary sale
August 26th – 28th

5 Years Proper!  Can you believe it??

 It’s been such an amazing ride and we are here to give back to the customers who have supported us!  We never would have made it this far without you!

As a thank you, we are going to be running a massive storewide sale, starting on August 26th thru August 28th!  Take 20% off EVERYTHING storewide!  Also, if you’re one of our 5Stars Members, get an extra coupon for an additional percentage off to use in conjunction with our sales.


Pokemon craze has been gripping the world!   Ourselves included!  Every day that we are open for the month of August, we are hiding a Pokemon in the shop.  If you find it, you not only get to keep it, but you can take 20% off your purchase on the day it’s found!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a new Pokemon to find every day!

We are also hosting a Pokemon Lure Party!


Every Sunday, during Pokemon gathering from 2pm to 4pm, we will be dropping a Lure on the PokeStop just outside the shop.  Catch and photograph a Pokemon on Adams Ave or somewhere in the shop, show it to us, and you can claim your 20% off during the Pokemon gathering.

2 Poke ways to save during the month of August!

Pre-Release Sept. 24-25

The next Magic set is coming next month!  Kaladesh, home to Planeswalker Chandra, boasts a world of imagination, invention, and ingenuity.

Signs ups start on Aug 26th!  Links to the Eventbrite page will go live that morning, and be available through our website and Facebook!

Link to Register:  MTG Kaladesh Pre-Release At Villainous Lair



Is everyone excited for Comic Con!? I know we are! And to show our excitement we’re going to have a different sale everyday through the end of comic con (Sunday July 24th)!

Alright, here’s the schedule in case you’ve had your eyes on something specific:

Wednesday: 25% off previous SDCC exclusives

Thursday: 25% off Trade Paperback Comics

Friday: 25% off games and 15% off CCGs

Saturday: 25% off Statues, POPs, and Action Figures

Sunday: 25% off Minis Games and RPGs

Fun Events Coming up for July!

July is shaping up to be a heck of a month!  Here are some of the events/happenings/updates that you need to know for July!

July 1st


We are vending at the Lafayette’s 70 Anniversary Party!  Tickets are free and the event is open to everybody!  There is a retro-theme, vendors, soda bar and signature cocktails! Grab a free ticket on Eventbrite and come down for some fun!
Lafayette 70th Anniversary Party

July 4th
4ORCE of July
Shortened hours so our staff can spend time with family.  We will be open from 12pm to 4pm.  Enjoy the holiday!

July 5th, 12th, 19th
Star Trek CCG


Celebrate Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and join us on July 5, 12, or 19 for one of our Star Trek CCG 2nd Edition demo nights! Learn to play this dynamic card game that emphasizes strategy over combat, with opportunities to outwit your opponents while racing through the Star Trek universe to score 100 points for the win! We will be entering each player that completes a demo into a drawing for two passes to see the new Star Trek Beyond film when it releases on July 22! And later this summer, there will be draft tournaments on Tuesday nights in August from 6-9 pm, followed by alternating Constructed and Draft events in the months to come.

Join us and explore a universe with infinite diversity!


July 16th-17th
MTG Eldritch Moon Pre-Release Weekend!   5 Flights throughout the weekend, starting at midnight!   $30 per person, five chances to play!  To RSVP for your preferred flight and ensure yourself a spot, sign up through our Eventbrite page!  Eldritch Moon Pre-Release at Villainous Lair!
July 16th-17th
San Diego Pride Weekend!    We will have minions at Pride distributing stickers and whooping it up for this amazing event!  If you see us, come say hi and have some fun!
July 20-24

Nerdi Gras is back!  We will not have a booth, but our presence will be felt!  We will be downtown, all weekend, distributing coupons and stickers for the masses!  Be sure to follow us on social media, twitter, and instagram @villainouslair to see where we will be!

Our store hours will also be reduced that week, from 12pm-8pm Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.  We will be hosting FNM on that Friday, the first sealed of Eldritch Moon!

We are also the proud sponsor of Pure Fandom’s Comic Con Event on Friday, July 22nd at Humphrey’s Half Moon from 5pm-7pm.  Free Entry, drinks and giveaways!

Eldritch Moon Pre Release


Attention all MTG players!

Preregistration for the Eldritch Moon pre release tournaments are now open. The pre release will be held on July 16th and 17th. To preregister and go to and search for Villainous Lair. Or click the link below to go to directly to the event page.

Eldritch Moon Pre-Release @ Villainous Lair!

For any questions or more information please give us a call.

Shadows Over Innistrad Midnight Release


Attention Magic Players! At Midnight, April 8th will have the madness release for Shadows Over Innistrad!
Doors will open at 12 A.M.
All the new product will be available – Booster Boxes, Booster Packs, Fat Packs and Starer Decks!

There will also Midnight Draft!! Sign ups will star at 12 A.M. and the draft will start at 12:30
For more info or any questions please give us a call at 619-281-1600