Category Archives: Games

Marvel Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man, Out Now!

Dice Masters: The Amazing Spider-Man is now out in stores adding new cards, characters, new mechanics, and more! Wizkids has released the usual items including a Starter Set, Gravity Feed Foil Packs, Playmat, Collector’s Box, and Team Box.

The set features fan-favorite characters like Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Kingpin, and also premieres the Sinister Six, Allies, Underdogs, and other exciting mechanics.

For those new to the game, or wanting to easily get some dice and cards, the Starter Set is a great way to begin. The Start set includes 44 custom dice, 38 cards, two dice bags, and rulebook. Exactly what you need to start playing. The set generally retails for $19.99, but deals can be found.

For those who want to collect the set or get new cards and dice, Foil Packs are the way to go. Each foil pack contains two dice and two cards, it’s the way to get the main set which features more than 30 heroes and villains. The set obviously features Spider-Man, but also Gwen Stacy, Aunt May, Blink, the Sinister Six, Agent Venom, Cloak, Dagger, and some cool mechanics like Allies and Underdogs. Foil packs generally retail for $0.99 or about $90 for a full gravity feed booster box. You can definitely find full booster boxes for lower than the suggested retail price.



You need a place to store all of those dice, and the Collector’s Box is a great way to go! Retailing for $24.99, the box has space for over 300 dice plus you get 20 dice (action dice and sidekick dice), basic action cards, indicator cards, as well as a Full Art Promo Card and a felt dice bag. You also get four foil backs for the set too.


Speaking of storing items, there’s also a Team Box to help you organize your cards and dice for when you go to stores for casual play, organized play, and even tournaments. It’s an easy way to keep things organized and easy to find, especially after you have a huge collection and and are choosing cards and dice from multiple sets. The Team Box comes with some really solid art and retails for $19.99, though you can find them much cheaper.


Finally, you need something to play on right? While the Starter Set and Collector’s Box each provide a paper mat to play on, I enjoy using an official Playmat for the size and comfort. Each mat is really well put together laying out the steps of the game, providing lots of space to organize your cards and dice, and the material is super comfortable. Mats retail for $19.99, but can be found cheaper.


The new set looks and sounds fantastic from what we’ve seen and we can’t wait to get a hold of the various releases which we’ll of course have an unboxing of and a write up of our general thoughts and strategies we see evolve by the players in the area.



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Unboxing: Board Game Bento Spooky Game Knight

The folks behind the top notch Comic Bento have launched a new service geared towards fans of board games, Board Game Bento.

We open up the first box of the news service and give our thoughts on what’s inside. The theme is “Spooky Game Knight,” so expect items fitting for Halloween.

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D&D: Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide, Out Now

Wizards of the Coast has released the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide – everything players need to adventure in the Forgotten Realms on the exciting Sword Coast, home to the cities of Baldur’s Gate, Waterdeep, and Neverwinter! The Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide is available at retail stores for $39.95.

Designed for fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide provides D&D fans with a wealth of detail on the places, cultures, and deities of northwestern Faerun. It is also a great way to catch up on recent events in the Forgotten Realms, to get background on the Rage of Demons storyline, and to learn the lore behind video games like Neverwinter and Sword Coast Legends. The new source book is a valuable resource for both Dungeon Masters and players, offering a plethora of new character options to intrigue and inspire every member of the adventuring party.

Sword Coast Adventure Guide - Cover Image




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A New Magic: The Gathering Set Announced for April

Shadows of InnistradApril 8 sees a new release for Magic: The Gathering. Wizards of the Coast announced the new 297 card set which is the first in the next block for the popular collectible card game. Dubbed Shadows Over Innistrad the set will see its pre-release April 2-3 and Launch Weekend events April 8-10. There’s also an official Game Day planned for April 30-May 1 as well as a Magic Online version April 18, with pre-release events April 15-18.

The set will be released in Booster Packs, Intro Packs, Fat Packs, Deck Builder’s Toolkits, and Gift Boxes.

Before this set sees release, the second half of the Battle of Zendikar block, Oath of the Gatewatch, releases January 22.

Knight Models Reveals an Arkham Knight Batmobile

Knight Models is the company behind the Batman Miniature Game. In it you control 4-10 minis such as Batman, Joker, Bane, or simple thugs, and duke it out over territory and each other. In a very cool twist, you can get various incarnations of Batman, Joker, and others from throughout the character’s history.

Today, the company revealed a Batmobile based on Batman: Arkham Knight under their new Knight Models Legends brand.

The miniature will be out in 2016, and I’m working on further coverage of what looks like an awesome miniatures game.

Arkham Knight Batmobile


Paradox Interactive Buys World of Darkness

white_wolf_publishingGame developer and publisher Paradox Interactive has announced that they’ve purchased White Wolf Publishing from CCP Games in an all-cash deal. CEO Tobias Sjögren will lead White Wolf Publishing, which will operate as an independent entity with a dedicated team. White Wolf Publishing is a licensing business that owns and manages intellectual properties including World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse.

White Wolf has a long history in the game industry mostly known for roleplaying games and books, the company has also produced card games, video games, and more. Even today, the company has a dedicated base of fans and a significant LARPing community. The deal includes all of White Wolf’s brands.

The all-cash deal was for “several tens of millions,” according to Paradox boss Fred Wester. It should be noted that those “tens of millions” is in Swedish Krona which is about 10 to 1 to US dollars. So 10m SEK is about $1.2 million.

In interviews Wester also noted that Vampire is “the world’s second best-selling role-playing (game) and is special because half of all players are women.”

With demographics mentioned, it’s likely this was a positive factor and shows how women are a major force in geek culture. Our Facebook demographics stats has fans of White Wolf just over 50% female.

Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set Second Edition Out Wednesday

The much-anticipated second edition of the Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set by David Petersen and Luke Crane will be in select stores this Wednesday, October 28!

For Mouse Guard fans who own the original Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set, or anyone who’d like to enlist in the Mouse Guard for the first time, the second edition contains everything players need to know about the world of the Guard, including rules for forming patrols and leading missions into the beleaguered territories. This updated edition of the Origins Award-winning game contains new art, additional Action, Weapon, and Condition cards, and a revised and updated rulebook.

Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game Box Set Second Edition

You’re Invited to the Ghostbusters: The Board Game Launch Party

Cryptozoic is celebrating the launch of the Ghostbusters: The Board Game with a party and it’s inviting retailers to join the fun. Available to retailers who pre-order 6 copies (1 case) of Ghostbusters: The Board Game through the distributor of their choosing, this $15.00 kit has all the content a store needs to host their very own “Mass Hysteria” launch party for the game’s release, allowing them to better educate customers about the game, provide easy to learn demo instructions, and help drive sales in their store. Kickstarter retail backers do not need to order an additional 6 copies of the game in order to purchase the kit.

The kit includes:

  • 1 Poster to advertise the event
  • 2 Table tents to place on demo tables or at the counter
  • 6 Exclusive scenario game cards, one for each copy of the game purchased
  • 1 Demo scenario instruction sheet
  • 25 Exclusive Ghostbusters™: The Board Game Patches to give to event attendees
  • 25 Exclusive two-card trading card packs for event attendees (non-game content)
  • Contents not for resale

Ghostbusters The Board Game Launch Party

Duel Art Art Book Spotlights the Original Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Duel ArtBefore it became one of the world’s longest running and most popular trading card games, the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise began as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi. Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations collects the stunning color artwork of the series’ original creator from throughout the property’s history.

Within the prestigious hardcover book, fans will find magazine covers, card artwork, rare illustrations, and rough concepts. Readers will also be treated to creative process breakdowns, and an exclusive interview with Kazuki Takahashi-sensei himself.

After 13 years in North America, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s popularity shows no signs of slowing. Any fan of the trading card game, manga, or animated series will want Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations in their collection.

Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations is in stores now.

ISBN: 978-1927925416
DETAILS: 128pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD

DC HeroClix: Superman/ Wonder Woman Unboxing

Just in time for the first HeroClix Pre-Release events, Scott Porter and Kevin Kiniry, of DC Comics, unbox the latest DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman booster bricks, showing off DC Comics’  premiere power couple with their friends and foes. You’ll definitely want to add these figures to your HeroClix collections!

The full DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman set flies into stores this November but Pre-Release Events kick off next weekend, October 21st.

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