• The Dragon’s Refuge is excited to announce some news regarding the Event Space and Store Hours.
  • Starting July 6th, the Event Space will be usable for Open Gaming. How will this work you ask?
  • Open Gaming will be scheduled like an event and to use the space that day we ask that you make a purchase. It is that simple.
  • Scheduled Events will also be taking place and will use the Event Area exclusively during the event times.

New hours are also start July 6th:

  • Mondays – Closed.
  • Tuesdays to Thursdays – 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Fridays – 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Saturdays – 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sundays – 11:00am – 5:00pm


The Dragon’s Refuge will be open for retail sale on June 26 with restrictions in place due to the ongoing pandemic. All customers who enter the store must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons, curb side pickup will still be available during store hours.

The game room will only be used for events ran by the store at this time. There will be no open gaming. We will have a limited capacity and only people who have signed up for the event will be allowed in the game room.

The following rules will be in place.

  • Masks (covering mouth and nose) must always be worn while inside The Dragon’s Refuge.
  • Maintain Social Distancing as much as possible.
  • No food or drink allowed in the game room or in the retail store.


We are currently only allowing Curbside Pickup and Shipping. The store will have limited hours where this is available. This situation is fluid and we will be changing how we do business based on the best interests of the store and its employees.

Comic Subscribers: Diamond Comic Distribution has resumed shipping. Please contact us to arrange pick up or any changes to your account.

Store Pick Up Hours
Tuesday-Friday 12pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Store Status

The Dragon’s Refuge values the health and safety of all our player community, our employees, and the general public above all. In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19 we have been ordered by the Illinois State Government to cease operations until at least April 30th.

Comic Subscribers: All shipments from Diamond Comic Distribution have ceased until further notice.

Please visit our new web store to continue to support the shop and we can arrange delivery or shipment locally.

These measures protect each of us and help protect the most vulnerable members in our community by slowing the spread of this dangerous illness. We look forward to playing together again soon.

11th Annual Catanament

The Dragon’s Refuge 11th Annual Catanament!

Come in and show your dominance in The Settlers of Catan board game.

Maybe one of our former champions will be in attendance?

Registration Begins: 1:00 pm
Round One Starts: 2:00 pm
Entry Fee: $10.00
Prizes will be awarded to the top 4 based on attendance.

Knowledge of the basic Settlers of Catan rules is required.

There will be 3 Swiss Rounds (everyone will play 3 games) and the top 8 will move onto the semi finals, then the top 4 will play in the finals (determined by attendance).

During the 3 Swiss rounds and the semi finals, each round will be 60 minutes. Victory points will be used to determine top players. The most points any player can score in a round is 10 (even if they would have scored more to win the game).

Former Catanament Champions

2009 – Josh B. – 2010 – Jay N.

2011 – Martin L. – 2012 – Edward W.

2013 – Sherry H. – 2014 – Matt L.

2015 – Brandon H. – 2016 – Brandon H.

2017 – Chris A. – 2018 – Jon S.

Free Comic Book Day 2019

Stop by the Dragon’s Refuge and get some FREE Comic Books!

3 FCBD Comics per person, while supplies last.

Magic War of the Spark Prerelease Weekend

Entry Fee: $25.00 Preregistration before 4/26/19 then $30.00 per person.

Saturday, April 27th

12:00 AM (Midnight after FNM) – Sealed

2:00 PM – Sealed

7:00 PM – Two Headed Giant Sealed

Sunday, April 28th

2:00 PM – Sealed

Torch Run Charity Event

10th Anniversary Realms!

The Dragon’s Refuge is celebrating our 10th Anniversary!

Saturday, September 22nd 11:00 am – ??

Celebrate with us at a special Realms of Fantasy!

Open Gaming all night!     Free Dinner!

Raffle! Win Gift Certificates!

Entry Fee: $10.00 (includes two raffle tickets plus secret bonuses)

We will have a huge tent set up out back to provide more room!

Warhammer 40k ITC Tournament

Saturday, July 28th

Start Time: 11:00 am (Store Opens 10:00 am) 
-Entry Fee: $10.00-
*SPACE WILL BE LIMITED* Preregistration is highly recommended. A wait list will be created if all the spots fill for any potential no shows.

Swiss Rounds: Maximum 3 Rounds, 150 Minutes per Round. 30 Minute Dinner Break upon completion of Round 2.

Format: We will be using the ITC format found here:

The only exceptions to the above information will be the following:
-Painting isn’t required, but painted armies will be used to determine door prize eligibility.
-Forge World Rules will not be allowed, but the models are ok for use as other similar units.
-All Errata, FAQ, and beta rules will be used.

We will be using the following ITC Champion mission set:

Each player must bring a legible, preferably typed army list to register with the TO and MUST have the book or official pdf for all rules used by their army.

Prizes: Store Credit to the top 4 players. 
There will also be a door prize randomly awarded to a player (top 4 excluded) with a fully painted army (minimum 3 colors and uniform base scheme).

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