29th

This fall the Little Shop of Magic celebrates its 29th Anniversary. (Hip!HIp!Hazzah!) In the midst of all today's chaos, we have had a moment to look back and reflect on what an odyssey it has been to get here. We are thankful for everyone that has been along on this adventure with us. And we are excited to see what comes next.

We think the best way to celebrate this milestone is to . . . take a quick little jaunt over to Mordor. That's right, Mordor, The Black Lands itself. We've decided the best way to honor the journey we've been on over the last 29 years is by taking on a journey of a slightly different nature.

We gearing up to go from The Shire to all the way Mount Doom. Don't worry, we're not abandoning you to wonder across the great lands. This is a virtual adventure, so we'll still be right here for all your gaming needs. We taking on The Conqueror Events: The Lord of the Rings Virtual Challenges *music swells*.We're getting underway Saturday, October 1st, 2022 and our goal is to reach Mordor by Saturday, March 25th, 2023.

And here's the best part: we're inviting you to join us on this epic road-trip.You can follow along as we make our way across Middle-Earth; or you can signup, join our Fellowship, and make the journey with us. We couldn't have made it the last 29 years without all our customers, players, and fans; we need you with us for all the adventures to come next.

Find out more about joining our Fellowship and journeying with us across Middle-Earth here.

 

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What Happens Here?

To celebrate our 29th Anniversary, the staff the Little Shop of Magic are participating in The Conqueror Events: The Lord of the Rings Virtual Challenges to virtually travel across Middle-Earth. We'll be following in the steps Frodo took across The Lord of the Rings movies. This Challenge is broken in to 5 legs: The Shire, The Fellowship, Mines of Moria, The Eye of Sauron, and Mordor. To accomplish our mission to destroy the One Ring and bring safety to The Shire and all of Middle-Earth, we will have to complete each Challenge in this epic road trip.

What is the The Lord of the Rings Virtual Challenges?

The The Lord of the Rings Virtual Challenges is an immersive, interactive, App driven trek through the cinematic Middle-Earth. As you reach specific markers along the route, you unlock Postcards with more information about key locations. At certain landmarks, you'll unlock Stories to fill in the narrative from the film trilogy.

Through the Conqueror Challenges App, you log the miles you have traveled to advance yourself and any teammates across the map on the Road to Mordor. As you complete each individual challenge, you are awarded Medals and unlock the next challenge.

How Can I Get Involved?

You can join our fellowship and journey virtual Middle-Earth right along side us.

To get started: sign up online on The Conqueror Events website. You will have to start with The Shire Challenge, or purchase the full Challenge Bundle to begin your adventure.

Next register through the The Conqueror Challenges App, and join our Community Group. Community name is: Little Shop of Magic, and Password is: LSoM2022.

You can then create or join a Team, or go it solo. You log and track you progress through the Challenge App, where you can also follow the progress of other Little Shop of Magic Community memebers.

(Note for these Challenges you have to use the App to participate, as the web browser is not available for this specific one.)

You can also join our Facebook Group Road to Mordor to help keep inspired and motivate the rest of our Fellowship.

What Comes With My Challenge Entries?

With each Challenge entry, you unlock Stories and Postcards as you traverse the virtual map. You can opt to have The Conqueror Events trees planted or trap plastic bottles from getting into the ocean. Once you complete a Challenge, you will receive a Digital certificate of completion and the finisher's medal. Upon completing each stage, you open up the next stage of the Challenge.

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How Do I Travel Through Virtual Middle-Earth?

You can walk, run, cycle, or swim your way across Middle-Earth. Actually, any exercise you choose can be convererted into miles logged.

What is a Team?

When traveling as part of a Team, your distances are added cumulatively to progress the whole team across the virtual map. With a team, member are splitting the distances amongst each other, rather than each taking on the full distance themselves.

Why Go to Mordor?

Mostly because it seems really cool. This challenge appeals to our little nerd hearts, and we are ready for some adventure - even if we aren't actually traveling very far. Part team-building, part competition, part testing ourselves, part adventure, part fitness. With this challenge, we can all work together towards a shared goal with support and purpose.

Is There A Prize For Being First?

Nope, this adventure is not really a race. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace. Competition is always near to our gamer hearts, but it is not a big player in this endevor. We are looking to support and challenge each other to reach our own goals. Our emphasis will be on the teams and communities working together for each person to carry their ring to Mount Doom. There will be those that get there ahead of others, and those that get there later; all that is fine. The prizes are all the same, no matter how fast anyone gets to the end.

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Our friends at the East Las Vegas Library are launching a new TCGs at the Library program. And they could use you help! The library could is looking to build their collection of cards during their ongoing Card Drive.You can donate any Magic The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon or other TGC and CCG cards to the Library in person. They are accepting any bulk or unwanted cards. Donations can be dropped off to the East Las Vegas Library at 2851 E. Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89101. When dropping off cards, ask for Austin Meeker or Richard Matthews at the Front Desk or the Youth Services Deck. Sunday through Thursdays are the best days to drop off cards. Friday or Saturday can work, just be sure to the staff know it is for the TCGs at the Library. For more information call (702) 507-3517 or check out the event page here.

The kick off event is Sunday, September, 25th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Then the program is expected to run the fourth Sunday of each month. It is open to All Ages. The program is intended for new and beginning level players. If you are interested in trying out these sorts of games, or would like to lend your experience to new players; please check out the program. This is a great way to expose kids of all ages to a fantastic new hobby. Please consider donating your excess cards today.

If you would like to help the TCGs at the Library program but just don't have cards you can part with, Gift Cards for the East Las Vegas Library can be purchased in store or online.

What Cards Can Be Donated?

The program's focus will be on the games Pokemon, Magic: the Gathering, and Yu Gi Oh!. However, any and all TCG or CCG cards are welcomed.

Where Can Cards Be Dropped-Off?

Cards can be donated to the East Las Vegas Library at 2851 E. Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV, 89101. They are being accepted at the Front Desk and the Youth Services Desk. When dropping off cards, ask for Austin Meeker or Richard Matthews.

When Can Cards Be Dropped-Off?

The East Las Vegas Library is open Monday through Thursday 10:00AM to 8:00PM, and Friday through Sunday 10:00AM to 6:00PM. The best days to bring in cards are Sunday through Thursday. If bringing in cards on Friday or Saturday, be sure to let staff know they are for the TCG Program.

When are the TCGs at the Library Events?

The first one is on Sunday, September 25th from 3:30PM to 5:30PM. Then will run the fourth Sunday of each month

Who Can Participate in the TCGs at the Library Program?

The programs in geared for youths and teens that are new and beginning players. The program is open to anyone wanting to learn TCGs. The program is open to all ages; all skill and experience levels are welcome.

On May 13th, the Center for Disease Control issued new guidelines for fully vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals and the level of risk involved with the activities they choose to participate in. You can find those guidelines on the CDC's website here.

Given the difficulties involved with verifying vaccinations and the current infection risk level present in Clark County, our establishment will remain open to visitors that are properly wearing facial coverings.Curbside delivery and online shopping options are available for patrons uncomfortable with this requirement. At this time, our organized play area also remains inoperative; however, we are making preparations to re-open it in phases, once our staff is fully vaccinated and the risk level diminishes.

When visiting our shop, we ask that you please be aware of the policies outlined below: your compliance will help us safeguard the health of our Wizarding Team and fellow customers.

The Little Shop of Magic is currently operating on a reduced schedule: 10 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sundays. We will adjust these times if necessary based on flow of traffic and the needs of our clients.

Curbside service remains in effect for those customers that prefer to maintain an increased level of distancing and customers unable or unwilling to comply with face covering requirements. Please call our shop in advance if you plan on using this service; so that we may provide you with a personalized shopping experience before you arrive.

While visiting our shop, please observe the following precautions for your safety and the safety of those around you:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more before handling any merchandise. One of our washrooms will be kept with easy access so that you may utilize it upon entering our building.
  • Face coverings are required if entering our premises. If you are unable to comply with face covering requirements or have forgotten your covering at home, we ask that you take advantage of our curbside delivery service. Shoppers without face coverings will not be serviced at this time. A small number of masks are available for purchase on site, if you would prefer to enter the building but have forgotten your personal protective equipment.
  • Please ensure that your face covering covers both your nose and mouth and is able to contain exhaled moisture droplets to yourself.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between you and others at all times.
  • Please be patient and maintain your distance in the checkout lane.
  • We will closely monitor occupancy and may ask you to wait in your vehicle if we are approaching capacity. One of our Wizards will notify you via text or phone call when you may enter the building

Again, in-shop-play remains inactive: we will continue to follow state, county and city directives in this matter; along with specific guidelines from each publisher for their organized play programs.

If you are feeling in any way under the weather, or may have been in contact with someone affected, please take steps to quarantine yourself and request professional medical assistance to ascertain the exact nature of your illness.

We thank you for your continued support and patience during this time: keep calm, follow recommendations, and game on. For all the latest updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

On November 22nd, in response to global escalating infection rates, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a 3-week 'statewide pause' to take effect on November 24th. In accordance with the restrictions of this 'pause', our establishment will remain open to visitors that are properly wearing facial coverings.Curbside delivery and online shopping options are available for patrons uncomfortab;e with this requirement. Our organized play area remains inoperative in compliance with social distancing requirements and increased restrictions of the 'pause' phase.

All other guidelines, restrictions, and best practices established in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Nevada United Road to Recovery Plan remain in effect. When visiting our shop, we ask that you please be aware of the policies outlined below: your compliance will help us safeguard the health of our Wizarding Team and fellow customers.

The Little Shop of Magic is currently operating on a reduced schedule: 10 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sundays. We will adjust these times if necessary based on flow of traffic and the needs of our clients.

Curbside service remains in effect for those customers that prefer to maintain an increased level of distancing and customers unable or unwilling to comply with face covering requirements. Please call our shop in advance if you plan on using this service; so that we may provide you with a personalized shopping experience before you arrive.

While visiting our shop, please observe the following precautions for your safety and the safety of those around you:

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more before handling any merchandise. One of our washrooms will be kept with easy access so that you may utilize it upon entering our building.
  • Face coverings are required when in a public space, such as our shop. If you are unable to comply with face covering requirements or have forgotten your covering at home, we ask that you take advantage of our curbside delivery service. Shoppers without face coverings will not be serviced at this time. A small number of masks are available for purchase on site, if you would prefer to enter the building but have forgotten your personal protective equipment.
  • Please ensure that your face covering covers both your noise and mouth and is able to contain exhaled moisture droplets to yourself.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6 feet between you and others at all times.
  • In order to facilitate social distance for members of our team manning the checkout area, only one checkout station will be operational at any given time. Please be patient and maintain your distance in the checkout lane.
  • We will closely monitor occupancy and may ask you to wait in your vehicle if we are approaching capacity. One of our Wizards will notify you via text or phone call when you may enter the building

Again, in-shop-play remains inactive: we will continue to follow state, county and city directives in this matter; along with specific guidelines from each publisher for their organized play programs.

If you are feeling in any way under the weather, or may have been in contact with someone affected, please take steps to quarantine yourself and request professional medical assistance to ascertain the exact nature of your illness.

We thank you for your continued support and patience during this time: keep calm, follow recommendations, and game on. For all the latest updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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