Holidae Fun & Games is a new game store in Rexburg that has something for everybody from family-centered board game nights, to competitive trading card games, and even Dungeons and Dragons.
“Magic The Gathering has three days right now Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and then we have Pokémon on Thursday nights, and then we have My Hero Academia on Tuesday nights. We are trying to find a day for Yu-Gi-Oh, and Dungeons and Dragons is on Saturdays. Boardgames is all day any day,” said Jarek Smith in an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio.
The store was a result of a need in Rigby that fit with Smith’s love for board games and blossomed into a business after he and his wife saw there were no toy stores in Rigby.
“We took our daughter and walked around all of Rigby and decided that the only store that’s not around anywhere is a toy store,” Smith said.
Smith was fond of board games as a child but was introduced to the world-building and atmospheric presentation of more niche games while in high school after a co-worker brought him to a game night with some other friends where they played games like Betrayal at House on the Hill.
Now Smith has big plans for expanding the stores including the potential to host a crepe café.
“The plan is crepes, ok? So sweet and savory crepes … so were are going to do that and soft-serve ice cream,” Smith said.
You can learn more about Holidae Fun & Games by visiting their website here: www.holidaeshop.com/