Category Archives: Games

Unboxing: The X-Files: The Board Game

The Truth Is Still Out There! Find It! Join the most famous paranormal investigation team of all time in The X-Files Board Game! Players work together to traverse across the U.S. searching for clues and closing investigations. Attempting to foil them at all times is the player-controlled, enigmatic “Smoking Man”, who works to manipulate investigations and obfuscate clues in hopes of stalling out the players’ investigations. With game play focusing on the hit series’ pool of iconic characters and most popular “Monsters of the Week”, The X-Files Board Game is perfect for fans of the show that want to continue to uncover the truth!

Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Stone Giant

Wizkids‘ Wave 4 releases for their Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing have hit shelves. We open up and take a look at the Stone Giant. Check out this tough unit.

You can add this unit to your forces now!

 

 

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Unboxing: Diamonsters

From the designer and artist of the best-selling Machi Koro card game, Diamonsters, is a fast-paced monster collecting card game! In Diamonsters, each player begins the game with the same hand, and the first player to collect three identical monsters or five diamonds wins. But it’s not so simple, some monsters are more valuable than others, and some will eat the diamonds you fought so hard for! If you and your friends love Machi Koro, you’ll go into a frenzy for Diamonsters!

You can get a copy of Diamonsters now.

 

 

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Wizkids Announces New Release Dates

WizkidslogoThough the West coast port issues have been resolved, there’s still delays to be had for products affected. Wizkids has announced new release dates for a lot of their products. Their newest Heroclix releases based on the Justice League and Trinity War storyline, D&D Dice Masters, and some Star Trek: Attack Wing releases were to have all been released by now.

Check out the new release dates below.

Updated Release Date Schedule

Item # Description Current US Release Date New US Release Date European Release Date
71562 HeroClix DC 16 Justice League Booster Brick 2/4/15 2/25/15 2/21/15
71566 HeroClix DC 16 Justice League Fast Forces Crime Syndicate 2/4/15 2/25/15 2/21/15
71564 HeroClix DC 16 Justice League OP Kit 2/4/15 2/25/15 2/21/15
71565 HeroClix DC 16 Justice League Case Incentive 2/4/15 2/25/15 2/21/15
71567 HeroClix-DC Justice League Dice & Token Pack 2/4/15 2/25/15 2/21/15
71992 DC War of Light Construct Gravity Feed 2/4/15 2/18/15 2/21/15
71778 Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes I FEB TBD 2/25/25 2/21/15
71787 D&D Dice Masters “Battle for Faerûn” – Series 1 Starter Set 2/11/15 3/11/15 3/18/15
71905 D&D Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn Minsc and Boo Promo Card and Die 2/11/15 3/11/15 3/18/15
71788 D&D Dice Masters “Battle for Faerûn” – Series 1 Gravity Feed 2/11/15 3/11/15 3/18/15
71793 Star Trek: Attack Wing Ogla-Razik Expansion Pack 2/11/15 3/4/15 TBD
71794 Star Trek: Attack Wing I.R.W. Haakona Expansion Pack 2/11/15 3/4/15 TBD
71795 Star Trek: Attack Wing Tholian Starship Expansion Pack 2/11/15 3/4/15 TBD
71716 D&D Attack Wing Wave Five Red
Dracolich Expansion Pack
MARCH TBD 3/18/15 3/18/15
71717 D&D Attack Wing Wave Five Drow Elf Ranger Drizzt Expansion Pack MARCH TBD 3/18/15 3/18/15
71718 D&D Attack Wing Wave Five Bronze Expansion Pack MARCH TBD 3/18/15 3/18/15
71779 Pathfinder Battles – Iconic Heroes II CHANGE NOT ANNOUNCED TBD 3/25/15 APRIL TBD

Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Gold Dragon

Wizkids‘ Wave 4 releases for their Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing have hit shelves. We open up and take a look at the Gold Dragon.

You can add the Gold Dragon to your army now.

 

 

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Unboxing: D&D Attack Wing: Gargoyle

Wizkids‘ Wave 4 releases for their Dungeons & Dragons: Attack Wing have hit shelves. We open up and take a look at the Gargoyle unit. Check out what we have to say about this tough stone creature.

You can add the Gargoyle to your army now.

 

 

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Fantasy Flight Announces Delay Due to Port Dispute

FFG-Logo-BlueFantasy Flight Games took to their site to announce the delay of numerous releases due to the dispute currently taking place between the Pacific Maritime Association and the workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

The labor dispute has hampered shipping causing delays not just for Fantasy Flight, but also Wizkids, and most recently IDW Publishing.

The following new products have currently been affected by the unloading complications:

  • Rogue Squadron cycle for Star Wars™: The Card Game
  • Fly Casual supplement for Edge of the Empire
  • First wave of Imperial Assault Ally Packs and Villain Packs
  • The Lost Realm deluxe expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
  • Star Wars: Armada Core Set
  • Star Wars: Armada Dice Pack

The following product reprints have currently been affected and are delayed:

  • X-Wing Core Set
  • Y-Wing Expansion Pack
  • TIE Advanced Expansion Pack
  • Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack
  • Slave I Expansion Pack
  • A-Wing Expansion Pack
  • TIE Interceptor Expansion Pack
  • B-Wing Expansion Pack
  • TIE Bomber Expansion Pack
  • Z-95 Headhunter Expansion Pack
  • TIE Defender Expansion Pack
  • E-Wing Expansion Pack
  • TIE Phantom Expansion Pack
  • Imperial Aces Expansion Pack
  • The Genesis Cycle for Android Netrunner: The Card Game
  • Talisman Revised 4th Edition
  • Descent: Journeys in the Dark Second Edition
  • Elder Sign
  • Deathwatch

It is unknown when things might return to normal.

Sony and Cryptozoic Team up for new Ghostbusters Tabletop Game

The streams have been crossed and the Keymaster and the Gatekeeper have come together! Cryptozoic Entertainment is bringing the world’s most highly respected group of paranormal investigators/exterminators to the table top with Ghostbusters: The Board Game. The Kickstarter has begun and runs through March 11. The game will begin shipping to backers across North America, the UK and all EU member countries, Australia and New Zealand in October 2015.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game is a game for 1-4 players, ages 15 and up. Players choose one of the four Ghostbusters character figures (Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore and Ray Stantz) and then select from one of the game’s pre-written scenarios, beginning a game session that lasts from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the chosen scenario(s) and degree of difficulty. Each of the Ghostbusters has unique traits and talents that can assist the entire team, with highly cooperative gameplay. As players gain experience from banishing spirits, the Ghostbusters level up, gaining new abilities that help them take on greater challenges. The team can also hop in the Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters’ converted ambulance, to help them quickly move through the city.

Developed by a talented group of board game professionals with decades of combined experience, the team is led by Matt Hyra (Lead Game Design & Acquisitions), Mataio Wilson (Associate Game Designer) and Adam Sblendorio (Creative Director) along with additional developers and support from skilled playtesters and the passionate family of Ghostbusters fans.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game comes with plastic figures of the four Ghostbusters as well as Slimer, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Indulnas and numerous Galloping Ghouls, Gruesome Twosomes and Boogaloo. All figurines are based on the artwork and designs of Dan Schoening, the artist of IDW’s Ghostbusters comic book. The game will come with over 40 figures, with the opportunity to purchase add-ons and exclusive figures. The board itself is made of double-sided modular pieces illustrated by Robb Mommaerts, increasing the replayability for scenarios and customization.

Cryptozoic will be offering a few options for backers. The base version of Ghostbusters: The Board Game is available for $80 and includes four Ghostbusters figures, 40 ghost figures, 10 double-sided game board map tiles, instructions and scenarios with art from Dan Schoening, various tokens, cards and dice. The exclusive $125 Deluxe Edition comes with everything from the base game, along with a limited edition foil-stamped box, a 12”x12” giclée print, glow-in-the-dark dice, four additional game board tiles, an exclusive boss ghost figure and an over-sized “Impossible Mode” Stay Puft Marshmallow Man figure. Additional pledge levels add exclusive ghosts, new figures and much more to expand the game further.

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Toy Fair 2015: A Look at Wizkids’ Upcoming Avengers Heroclix, Dicemasters & More!

Toy Fair is rocking at the Javits Center in New York City. It’s giving us a look at what we can expect on shelves this coming year. Wizkids was there showing off a lot of their upcoming releases including their Avengers Assemble Heroclix, Age of Ultron Dicemasters, the Ant-Man Heroclix box set, and more.

Check out the photos below! Heroclix Quinjet people!

Skybound’s Superfight Comes to Loot Crate

Loot Crate and Skybound aren’t strangers. The comic company’s The Walking Dead had a special variant previously in a release from the delivery service. In this month’s box, Skybound’s game Superfight will see an exclusive deck released.

Honest Abe Lincoln with a Jetpack and Kitten Cannon vs. a Giant Octopus! It’s the former President’s birthday & he’s here to protect us from the wrath of a freakish cephalopod!

Superfight is party game of super powers and super problems. The game is all about arguing with your friends about ridiculous fights. The games uses similar mechanics to Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity and players use a hand of three white cards and three black cards, and choose one of each to beat the player next to them. Then they get a random black card before fighting. Players then argue their case for why they should win, and the table votes.

Loot Crate’s theme this month is “Play,” so not shocking to see a game like this included. Orders close for February’s Crate on February 19th, so don’t dilly dally.

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