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Dragon’s Lair in North Houston

Dragon's Lair in North Houston

A new comic book/board/card game store has opened in North Houston! We went to 3 different events at this location: a board game demo night, magic the gathering night and a comic book release day. Each event was awesome and fun!

At first glance, the store is huge! They have a really appealing layout, a section for board/card games, a section for manga, comics, toys, tables for playing games and a totally awesome kids section! Seriously, this kid section has bean bag chairs, a tv playing cartoons, plushies and kid books/games and comics! I can’t wait to have our daughter come pick up her chibi kid comics over in this corner!

Let’s break down the store sections.

  • In the board/card game section, we have discovered many kick ass games from this store – the best thing about this store they have an awesome demo section. We got to demo a few games before we even buying them! They have this area broken up by type of game and expansion.

  • Demo section! There is a whole shelf full of demo games for you try out and play test. So awesome!
  • They have all the current comics, with a selection of nice trade backs and manga. Note to a new customer looking for past issues – they don’t file or keep old issues, what they have on the wall is what you see. They are limited on space so this is understandable but just in case you’re looking for a certain past issue you might want to call ahead.

  • They have open space with tables for card or board games. They also have 3 tall table top tables with environments you can build out for some 40k fun!
  • My favorite section is the kid section! There is a tv playing cartoons, with kid comics, games for youngsters and plushies!! I can’t wait to have my daughter pick out a comic and game!

Their events are pretty fun as well! We love going to game board demo night which usually runs on Mondays. The tables get pretty filled up with Magic and Pokemon players though so you gotta go in early to grab a spot to play!

One of the coolest things about this place is that they have a shop cat. Not just any type of cat, a Maine Coon! As a Maine Coon owner, I can say that these massive teddy bears are an amazing breed to have around people! His name is Odin and he is beautiful! (This pic is from their facebook)

The staff is super helpful, they read current comics, play tons of games and they really know their products. We have discovered many games through their suggestions! The owner, Robert is awesome as well! You can tell everyone on staff really enjoy games and comics. Far too many shops have an almost elitist feel but this space is totally safe and fun.

If you ever visit, you guys should play Mice and Mystics and Downwood Tales expansion, my husband and I play tested the game! Our names are in the play book for the expansion!

The store is located at: 21151 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Free Calendar Download

Free Calendar Download

I created another free planner download for you guys! This time I am bringing you a blank calendar just in time for organizing for the new year! There are two download links – one for A5 and the second is for personal size. At the moment those are the two most popular sizes. If you use these, be sure to post the pics on Instagram on how you customized them using #mindspeaks.



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A5 calendar.pdf (195 downloads)

personal size calendar.pdf (162 downloads)

For those who don’t like dealing with printing or cutting, we have the hard copy of the A5 calendar cut and punched (6 hole punched) listed over here.
We will be adding new designs to this series soon. If there is a template you’re needing, please email us or comment!

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Free Meal Planner Template

Free Meal Planner Template

Hello planner lovers! I made a free print out for those who are trying to eat a bit more healthy. This print out comes in 2 sizes for download. A5 and the smaller personal size.

I am using this to count my calories to help burn off baby weight!

I kept it pretty basic to leave room for you to decorate with washi tape!! I’ve created planner inserts for my family and friends but this is the first time I put a template online for download. If you like this, let me know and I will offer some more in the future!!

I left the the trim and registration marks up so you can have a guide while cutting the template out. I like using a nice card stock but some weighted printing paper can also do the trick! Let us know if you use the template and show us how you decorated it with either commenting or using #mindspeaks and tagging us on instagram or twitter.

Meal Planner

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A5 Size Meal Planner (162 downloads)

Personal Size Meal Planner (152 downloads)

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com