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Fireside Games Releases The Village Crone

The_Village_Crone_Logo_STACKEDFall under the spell of Fireside Games’s newest board game, The Village Crone. Immerse yourself in the medieval village of Wickersby as you vie with other witches for the venerable title of Village Crone.

Worker placement and resource management are key as you send your familiars to gather silver, soil, fire, and flour from different locations throughout the village. Use those ingredients and the proper incantations to cast spells that turn villagers into frogs, make them fall in love, teleport them to different locations, and more. When these spells meet the conditions of your Witch’s Scheme cards, score them for 1, 2, or 3 points. The first witch to 13 points is declared The Village Crone!

The 6-piece modular game board can be reconfigured each time you play for a new experience every time. The game accommodates up to 6 players, ages 13 and up, and includes a solo play option. It retails for $49.95 and has a 90-minute play time.

As an additional bonus, Fireside Games has created 3D printer files of all the game’s components for players who desire minis for the game. These files can be obtained on the company’s webpage and are free to download for a limited time. Please note that these files are for personal printing only.

To celebrate the release of The Village Crone, Fireside Games is bringing a Something Wicked promotional tour to New England. They are visiting local game stores in six states over the months of September and October 2015, teaching players the game, talking game design, and encouraging new members of the board gaming community.

Battle for Zendikar is Out Now!

Battle for Zendikar 1Today marks the release of the highly-anticipated Battle for Zendikar set expansion for the world’s most popular trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. More than 20 million Magic players and fans worldwide will be excited to return to the fan favorite plane of Zendikar, where allied teams of elves, vampires and humans struggle against the monstrous alien Eldrazi, who are threatening the entire world with destruction. Some of Magic‘s most iconic hero Planeswalkers, the Zendikari people and even the land itself battle to reclaim their world starting today Friday, October 2.

You’ll want to check in and head to your local game shop this weekend as many are hosting special events for the launch.

For those interested in the set, certain packs of the Battle for Zendikar set will include a very rare version of some of Magic‘s well-known cards. Called Zendikar Expeditions, these cards have gorgeous foil art featuring the beautiful Zendikari landscapes.

On October 16-18 you’ll also be able to watch some of Magic‘s best pro-players battle for the top spot in the Pro Tour Battle for Zendikar!

The December 11-13, the 2015 World Magic Cup is happening in Barcelona, Spain! Check out the event page to see where to watch the stream.

The Legion of Super-Heroes is out now for the DC Comics Deck-Building Game

DC Comics Deck-building Game Crossover Pack 3 Legion of Super-HeroesA legion of young guns from the DC Universe are ready for their time in the spotlight! Play as a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Lightining Lad, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and more in the DC Comics Deck-Building Game! Take on Super-Villains like Time Trapper, Emerald Empress, Persuader, and many others. Find interesting new Heroes, Villains, Equipment, Super Powers, and Locations in this set as well.

For those who have never played the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, you use a starting hand of cards to buy new cards… building your deck. You’re goal? Beating a group of DC super villains and in the end gaining more points than your opponent. The DC Comics Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 3: Legion of Super-Heroes adds new mechanics to the game, and the crossover packs aren’t a game unto themselves. You’ll need the main DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans to play. Each game comes with their own unique spin.

This set features an exciting new keyword sure to throw DC Deck-building Game players for a loop. A time loop, that is! The keyword is Time Travel, and almost every card in this set has it. A Time Travel card can be played while in the Line-Up or on the Super-Villain stack at the cost of discarding a card from hand. It will give you a bonus for the turn, but then you can’t buy or gain that card. Players will have interesting decisions to make each turn. If you use a Time Travel ability, it limits your purchase options, and it also means the next player will be able to use that Time Travel card as well. Now you need brains, skill, and timing to beat your foes!

You can get the expansion now.



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DC Domics Dicemasters: War of Light Overview

Wizkids has released their latest set for their popular game Dice Masters, War of Light.

DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light takes the popular DC Comics storyline War of Light and focuses on that to build out a brand new set. That means lots of Lantern love with each of the Lantern Corps represented (plus some of your favorite non-Lantern characters as Lanterns, just like in the comics)…. even Black Lanterns! But, it’s not just all Lanterns, the Teen Titans are present too!

We go over the various releases of the set talking about what they are, and where to start for new players.

Upper Deck Releases Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game

Upper-Deck-Legendary-Deck-Building-Game-Encounters-PredatorUpper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have officially released Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game, which is sure to become an instant hit with both Predator fans and gamers around the world.

This new release brings an exciting and unique element of gameplay to the popular Legendary Deck Building games, allowing players to choose a fully cooperative mode or fully competitive mode of play. In cooperative mode, players take on the role of the Humans and work together to complete objectives, stay alive and defeat the Predator.  In competitive mode, the basic game mechanics are the same, but players take on the role of the Predators, whose objective is to hunt their prey and earn the most honor.

The new game takes you through Predator 1 and 2 and is 100% compatible with Legendary Encounters: an Alien Deck Building Game.

Designed for 1 to five players, the game includes 700 cards featuring all new original art, a full color 33” x 14” game mat and color rule book, with a retail price of $59.99.

Get the game today!




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Arcane Wonders Partners with PSI to Boost Distribution

Arcane Wonders and Publisher Services, Inc. (PSI) have announced a partnership regarding the launch of a sales and fulfillment program. PSI is a leading supplier of quality games, toys, books, and collectibles. Through this partnership PSI will be the exclusive sales and operations team responsible for Arcane Wonders sales, warehousing and shipping to all North American markets and International Hobby.

Arcane Wonders product will be available from PSI effective immediately. Arcane Wonders has found success over the past year with their games Sheriff of Nottingham and Mage Wars, and the recent release of Mage Wars Academy.

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Mystery from Mayfair Games

MFG4130-CMayfair Games has announced Mystery Motive for Murder! Mystery is a game for 1-5 sleuths by Bruce Glassco.

When a body is discovered in the courtyard of a stately English mansion, the weapon and location are obvious: the only questions the investigators need to answer are who and why. Every guest may have a motive, and every one of them has secrets they’re trying to hide!

Your reputation as a detective will be assured if you’re the one who makes the final arrest. One by one, you interview and re-interview  suspects to establish the strengths of their relationships with the victim. Which of the guests had the greatest motive to commit murder?

The game contains:

1 Start Player marker
22 Suspect tiles
30 Motive cards
10 Detective cards
2 Body tokens
11 Motive markers
98 Relationship tokens
3 Secret Relationship tokens
15 2nd Interview tokens
30 Interview cubes
15 Status discs
5 High Status markers
6 Special tokens
1 Starter Rules sheet
1 Rule Book-includes solitaire rules


MFG4130            Mystery™           $35.00
Ages 10+
For 2-5 Players
Playing Time 30-90 minutes
UPC 0-29877-04130-5
Designer: Bruce Glassco
Art: Edward Gorey
Made in the U.S.A.
Dimensions 273 x 294 x 52 mm

King Chocolate – Shipping from Mayfair in November 2015

MFG4137-cMayfair Games has announced the November release of King Chocolate, a “luscious game of chocolate making” for 2-5 players by Stefan Alexander.

You know there is money in chocolate, but it doesn’t just grow on trees. You need to control the links in the production chain to get your cut of the cash, by making sure the cocao flows through your businesses instead of your competitors’.

Sometimes you need to help your customers and suppliers to help yourself. If you are wily, you can figure out a way for your competitors to do the work for you. Create monopolies, cut off the supply chain, disrupt other players’ finely honed plans—do whatever it takes to become King Chocolate.

The fruit of the cacao tree goes through six steps to become chocolate. You can only control a few of these steps, so you  must work with your fellow chocolate makers to keep the chocolate flowing through the production chain. It sounds cooperative and friendly—but did we mention that the chocolate maker with the most money wins? Things always get complicated when money is involved.

To ensure your portion of the production process is used the most so it earns you cash, occasionally you’ll help your customers and suppliers. At the same time you will attempt to crush your competitors, force others to help you, and manipulate the supply chain.

You’ll do whatever it takes to become the king of chocolate.

Check out more details below about the game.


57        Double hex tiles
1          Starting hex ring
85        Cacao cubes
99        Coins (1s, 5s, 20s)
20        Workers in 5 colors
5          Player screens
1          Six-page rules

MFG4137 King Chocolate™ $49.00
Ages 10+
For 2-5 Players
Playing Time 30-60 minutes
UPC 299877 04137
Designer: Stefan Alexander
Art: Steen, Morgan Dontanville, Ron Magin
Made in the U.S.A.
Dimensions 273 x 294 x 52 mm

DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light, Out Now!

Dice MastersDC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light, the latest expansion for WizKidsDice Masters game is out now. The galaxy-spanning edition of the popular tabletop dice-battling game explores the Green Lantern side of the DC universe as well as some popular characters and teams. Players can collect and battle with more than 30 heroes and villains, both old and new! This Dice Masters release includes fan-favorite characters such as Batman, Green Lantern, Sinestro, the Teen Titans, and the Lantern Corps.  Players can also expand their Dice Masters collection with the new themed starter set, playmat, team box, collector’s box and foil packs, each sold separately.

There’s lots of options to build your new collection to start on this game, or expand upon your already existing one.

The DC Dice Masters: War of Light Starter Set ($19.99 USD) includes:

  • 44 Custom Dice
  • 38 Cards
  • 2 Full Color Dice Bags
  • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook
  • Fully compatible with other Dice Masters products

The starter set is a great way for individuals looking to start begin. There’s enough for two players to start playing, and it also is a solid way to add dice to your collection. If the pictures are to believed, it looks like Wizkids has upgrade from the generic blue and red dice bags to ones with printed designs.

DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light is also getting a gravity feed. Each DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light foil pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their DC Dice Masters collection! Each foil pack should retail for $0.99 and for those new to the game, this is the bulk of the way you’ll build your collection. A gravity feed features 90 foil packs.

The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Play Mat displays all of the information one player needs for their Dice Masters game including: life meter, areas for their character cards and dice, areas for Basic Action Cards and dice, and features each of the Dice Masters play areas, color-coded for players’ convenience.

Made from flexible and durable neoprene, the Play Mat measures approximately 24” wide and 13” long and can be easily rolled up for safe transport and storage, or left out to display. The play mat retails for about $19.99.

Dice Masters War of Light Playmat

The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Team Box is designed to carry a player’s Dice Masters team to their next Dice Masters game and contains two internal boxes and three dividers to make organization of both dice and cards fast and easy!

Made from flexible and durable plastic with a magnetic closure, the DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Team Box measures approximately 5.63” wide 3.85” tall and 2.17” deep and can be easily stowed in a backpack or satchel for easy organization and transport. The box retails for about $19.99.

The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Collector’s Box is a great space to store your Dice Masters collection! It has a limited edition Full Art promo card and a great way to enhance and store your collection! Improve and complete your team to crush the competition by collecting more cards and dice in foil packs and other sets!

Each DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Collector’s Box contains:

  • 20 custom dice
  • 1 felt dice bag
  • 10 Basic Action Cards
  • 4 Indicator Cards
  • 1 Full Art Promo Card
  • 4 DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Foil Packs
  • 2 dice storage trays that hold over 300 dice

The Collector’s Box retails for about $24.99.



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HBO and Stern Pinball Announce Game of Thrones Pinball Machines

HBO and Stern Pinball Announce Game of Thrones Pinball Machines 1Stern Pinball, Inc. has announced the availability of Game of Thrones pinball machines. Inspired by the hit HBO drama series, the newest Stern machines put players in the heat of battle where noble families fight for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.

Stern’s Game of Thrones Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition machines are packed with features and toys that provide an irresistible challenge to play against kings, knights, knaves and dragons. Each player can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player throughout the game with authenticity and strong presence. The goal of the game is to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros.

HBO and Stern Pinball Announce Game of Thrones Pinball Machines 2The Game of Thrones pinball machine will be available in three models offering a variety of pricing and exclusivity for Game of Thrones fans and pinball collectors. All three models feature an animated, interactive dragon that roars, flies, and breathes fire through the magic of all-LED lit playfields. Players can slam the ball into the Battering Ram, attempting to break down the Castle Doors and grab features such as Super Jackpots, Wild Fire, and Playfield Score Multipliers. The animated mechanical Sword of Multiball holds back reinforcements until it’s time to attack. A bank of three Drop-Targets lights the Lord of Light Lanes to protect against side drains and awards other progressive features. A Kickback fires the ball in anger when struck.

HBO and Stern Pinball Announce Game of Thrones Pinball Machines 3Players can win valuable random awards and features with Reel Pops, a fun new software mechanism, by playing the Pop Bumpers and spinning three virtual spinning reels on the display. When three identical symbols line up, the player is awarded the prize shown on the reels. Earn Gold and spend it on needed weapons and features. An Action Button is featured on the front molding for the largest array of interactive play features ever seen in a pinball machine.

The Game of Thrones Pro model includes all the above features and 7 multicolor Shield inserts that represent the great Houses of Westeros and special shots on the playfield. Lightning-fast ramps and orbits send the ball on fascinating and versatile courses throughout the game.

Enter a whole new realm with Game of Thrones Premium and Limited Edition Pinball models. Vastly different from the Pro model, both Premium and Limited Editions feature a massive and challenging Castle upper playfield with a second set of full size flippers, shots and an animated Dragon. Both models feature dazzling, full-playfield, color-changing LED’s throughout the game. An Elevator serving two “floors” brings the ball up to the Castle where the players battle against Houses and Dragons. The second Elevator floor delivers the ball to the Iron Throne, where victories great and small can be celebrated. Amazing light shows and effects are a visual celebration of players’ victories.

The Limited Edition model delivers all the play features of the Premium model, while also featuring a Certificate of Authenticity, a numbered plaque, a designer-autographed playfield, a beautiful, hand- drawn cabinet and backglass artwork by Bob Stevlic. Exclusive, glossy, black- powder-coated, laser-cut side armor features dragon elements of the Targaryen Sigil and is inscribed with the Targaryen House motto, “Fire & Blood”, all highlighted with a rich, red mirrored backing.

Pro Model: $5,995 MSRP
Premium Model: $7,595 MSRP
Limited Edition Model: $8,795 MSRP

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