It is with both excitement and fond reflection that we are announcing that ownership of Critical Hit Games is scheduled to transfer to Chance Kirchhof on November 1st, 2015. Over the past five years we have been proud to guide the operations of Critical Hit Games as we moved locations, underwent multiple renovations, and played countless games with both new and old friends. The decision to transfer ownership is prompted by Landon’s recent acceptance of a job in Bettendorf, IA. While we do not plan on moving out of Iowa City immediately, the opportunity to sell presents us with the flexibility to more easily relocate in the future without disrupting the community that has been the foundation of Critical Hit Games.
We are ecstatic that Chance, one of our long-time community leaders, will be continuing Critical Hit’s mission of providing an atmosphere of service and community where players can come together to make friends and share in their love of gaming. A primary reason that Landon and I started our journey with Critical Hit was to help ensure that a friendly and open play space for gamers of all sorts remained available in the Iowa City area. We shared that vision with Jerod Leupold nearly five years ago and now we share it with Chance. We are confident that he will continue on with Critical Hit’s community-driven philosophy as well as bring fresh energy and perspective to the store.
In the coming months you can expect to see Chance more frequently as he gradually takes over our current operations. Our hope is for the store’s transition of ownership to be as seamless as possible to the community. Store credit balances and special orders will be retained and no disruptions to our events or services are expected.
The time Landon and I have spent with Critical Hit Games has given us a wealth of great memories and friends. As we move on to new endeavors, our desire to see Critical Hit flourish as a destination for those who want to meet others and share their passion for gaming will continue. We sincerely hope that everyone shows Chance the generosity and support you have provided us the past five years. Following the transition, we look forward to starting a new relationship with C.H.G. as customers and as gamers.
Kate Hoynacki-Fry and Landon Fry
Owners - Critical Hit Games