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The Godfather Comes to Tabletop Games Courtesy of IDW and Paramount

The GodfatherToday, IDW announced it would release a line of The Godfather tabletop games ranging from quick-to-play card and dice games to big box strategic board games. Paramount PicturesThe Godfather is widely recognized among the most revered films of all-time.

The Godfather game line will start with a card game due out this summer, and continue to branch out from there. The games will range in length and complexity, and take place in a variety of locations and timelines spanning the trilogy of films. Gamers can look forward to rising to power and doing everything they can to stay on top in a cutthroat world. These games will truly be an offer The Godfather fans can’t refuse.

The Godfather Card Game will hit stores August 2015.

IDW Games Announces Orphan Black Tabletop Games

Orphan Black logoOn the heels of Orphan Black #1 being announced as February’s top-selling comic, today IDW announced it would release a series of Orphan Black tabletop games. Up first will be a deductive card game scheduled to be in stores this summer. The games will feature characters from the hit show and will further enrich the tension and unpredictability fans have experienced through the first two seasons. Orphan Black returns to BBC AMERICA for a highly anticipated third season on April 18th at 9:00pm ET, with the season premiere also airing across all AMC networks channels – AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv in the U.S. and across Bell Media’s Space, Bravo, CTV, and MTV channels in Canada.

The first Orphan Black game will be a tense contest of deduction and deception for 3-6 players. In Orphan Black: The Card Game, you are secretly assigned to one of three teams; the Proletheans, Neolutionists, or the Bird Watchers. The goal of the game is to influence as many clones into joining your faction as possible, while also keeping your opponents guessing as to which of the three factions you’re really working for. If you can keep other players in the dark while secretly exerting influence on your targets, you’ll come out on top. The constant uneasiness of not knowing who to trust during the game will have players feeling like they’re living an episode of the hit TV show, and the strategic depth of play will excite even the most avid board gamers.

Look for Orphan Black: The Card Game to hit stores in July 2015.

Catan Con 2015

CatanCon 2015 PosterJoin Mayfair Games as they celebrate the first annual International Catan Day at Catan Con 2015, April 24-26, 2015 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

Don’t miss your chance to play all things Catan, along with the entire Mayfair Games library.  There will be an exciting event schedule with all Mayfair products including free open play!

Additional show highlights include:

  • Mammoth Carpet/Floor Games (Catan, Star Trek: Catan, Catan Junior, Pompeii, Hot Tin Roof and more)
  • Giant Tabletop Games (Catan, Lords of Vegas, Shear Panic and more)
  • Many of your favorite Catan games and even a few you probably haven’t seen in years including the original Catan Historical series, Settlers of Nuremburg, Das Buch and more.
  • Be a part of a smaller version of “The Big Game” – a 100-player version of the world record setting Catan game.
  • Play in theCatan National Championship Qualifier.
    • 1st place winner will receive a trip to Gen Con 2015 (travel included, standard hotel room/double occupancy, and guaranteed seating into the semi-final on Sunday)
    • The Train Gamers Association (TGA) will be joining us for a modified Puffing Billy game track and a Settlers of America Tournament.
      • Winner of SOA tournament will receive a 4-day Gen Con badge & a TGA ribbon for Gen Con 2015
  • Catan Teen Tournament (ages 12-17yrs)

Event Registration:

3-day Badge: (includes 3-day convention badge (Fri-Sun), limited edition Catan Day 2015 shirt and Catan Day 2015 SWAG)

  • Ages 12+ = $45 per person
  • Ages 11 and under are free (no t-shirt or SWAG included)

Individual Day Badge: (Includes SWAG, no t-shirt)

  • $25 per person


  • Additional shirts available: $25 each
  • $5 discount if you “Like” the Mayfair Games Facebook Page
  • First 100 hotel rooms booked receive ONE (1) free badge to Catan Con 2015
  • Email your Hotel Reservation Code and your Convention Registration Account Number to events@mayfairgames.com.
  • Convention Registration and Hotel Registration are required to complete the authorization process.

Registration Links & Extras:

Additional event registration options:

  • Catan National Championship Qualifier – US Tournament – $5
  • 1st place prize will receive a trip to Gen Con (travel included, standard hotel room/double occupancy, and guaranteed seating into the semi-final on Sunday) o The Big Game – Saturday night. No Charge!
  • Settlers of America Tournament – No Charge!
  • Winner of SOA tournament will receive 4-day Gen Con badge & a TGA ribbon for Gen Con
  • Catan Teen Tournament (ages 12-17yrs) – No Charge!

Wizkids Announces Dick Grayson, Marvel Mystical, and Arrowette to their OP Kits

dick_grayson_opmarvel_mystical_opWizkids has announced three new organized play kits of their Heroclix game. Two of the kits are based on the DC Comics license, while one is from Marvel. Wizkids’ organized play is a way to get players into stores to participate in regular weekly gaming, with the figures being handed out as prizes to participants and limited edition figures not to be found anywhere else. Usually the first place player gets a figure and another is handed out for sportsmanship.

In June, Heroclix celebrates the crime-fighting career of the original Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson!

The kit is to be used in organized play and not sold by stores, and features three version of Dick Grayson. Two of the figures are redials of Robin and Nightwing. But, the set features a brand new sculpt of Dick’s secret agent moniker, Agent 37!

That’s a whole lot of Dick!

July sees the organized play kit shift to Marvel! There’s an evil that exists in the shadows and mystical planes…. and only a few are able to protect us.

arrowette_op_kitAs is pretty standard, this organized play kit features two redials of previously released figures. In this case it’s Dr. Strange and Blade. The release also features a brand new sculpt and dial for Dr. Strange’s most notable adversary – Dormammu!

In August, the organized play shifts focus back to DC Comics and features the mother-daughter sharp-shooting crime-fighting team of Arrowette and Miss Arrowette… plus a special appearance by none other than the Caped Crusader himself – Batman!

The set features two all new dials, and one brand new figure. The Arrowette and Batman will feature the redials, while Miss Arrowette features a brand-new sculpt and dial!

Heroclix has just seen it’s latest set release based on DC Comics’ Trinity War. So far, it’s all Marvel in announced sets, well into July. The next release will be an Avengers quick-play set in time for Free Comic Book Day, followed by Heroclix: Avengers – Age of Ultron in April. May sees numerous releases involving the Avengers including boosters, a new Fast Forces set, and a set focused on Ant-Man. May sees an organized play release focused on Spider-Man and his Symbiotes and the start of organized play based on Avengers: Age of Ultron. July sees the release of Heroclix: Nick Fury – Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In pure speculation, I’d expect the next announced DC set to likely be based on the Forever Evil storyline, or possibly their Multiverse.



First Look at Cryptozoic’s Justice Society of America Crossover Pack 1

PIC_6892Cryptozoic has been on a role lately with their releases for their DC Deck-Building Game. In the last few months they released a new “volume” with Forever Evil, a two player version featuring Batman and the Joker, as well as a brand new Crisis Pack that compliments their second release Heroes Unite. Their next release adds a new expansion option for the game. The first Crossover Pack focuses on DC Comic’s Justice Society of America, featuring heroes, villains, equipment, and locations all a part of the history of the classic DC team.

The release features 7 oversized JSA Super Heroes, 8 Super-Villains, 10 main deck cards, and 1 rule card that explains how to use the cards as well as some errata to better clear up the cards. It’s a way to breathe new life into games, with the addition of a few cards. You’re encouraged to mix up the cards which helps change the games in mere seconds and adds new strategies and ways to play.

The new Super Hero cards don’t really have a theme to them. A few deal with “Punch” cards, but generally mixes things up, unlike the last Crisis Pack which went heavy on different game play using colors.

The equipment, heroes, super power, and location cards again don’t really have much of a unifying theme for gameplay. They vary greatly in the aspects they bring to the game. Again, a couple have to do with “Punch” cards, but it’s not enough to say this is a theme of gameplay.

The villains too vary in what they bring to the game, and the super-villains range in cost 8 to 15 to defeat.

All the cards together don’t seem to have one gameplay theme like we’ve seen in the past, instead each card enhances a certain aspect of the game, like the starting cards, or “Punch.”

Overall, the addition is welcome, not just adding some classic characters, but helping changing up the game even more. It’s a simple way to add more flavor and change the gameplay without releasing a much more involved Crisis release or new version. I can’t wait to see what Cryptozoic does next with this new addition to their release schedule. The Justice Society of America Crossover Pack will be released later this March.

Check out below for a full list of cards. You’ll need to highlight the Super-Villains to see who is included (didn’t want to spoil that for everyone).


  • Stargirl
  • Power Girl
  • Doctor Fate
  • Alan Scott
  • Jay Garrick
  • Wildcat
  • Mister Terrific


  • T-Spheres
  • The Hourglass


  • Liberty Belle
  • Dr. Mid-Nite
  • Citizen Steel


  • Monument Point

Super Power

  • Girl Power
  • Mystic Bolts


  • Scythe
  • Per Degation


  • Solomon Grundy
  • Mordru the Merciless
  • Icicle
  • Kobra
  • Ultra-Humanite
  • Gentleman Ghost
  • Eclipso
  • Gog




Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn Out Now

DnDComponents-1WizKids has great news for fans of the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe as they have released Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn. Available in game retailers across North America, and soon-to-be launched in other regions, Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn lets players collect and assemble a party of warriors and battle one another with dice-based combatants including dragons, mind flayers, beholders, and kobolds.

minsc-and-boo-300x300To celebrate the launch, while supplies last, purchasers will receive a free Minsc and Boo — the iconic hero and his miniature giant space hamster—promo card and die to build up their dice collection.

Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn is available in a starter set for $19.99 and includes:

  • 44 Custom Dice
  • 38 Cards
  • Two Dice Bags
  • Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook
  • Compatibility with all Dice Masters games
  • Everything two players need to play Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn!

Additional foil packs are available for $0.99 and include two cards and two dice, letting players easily expand their Dice Masters Battle for Faerûn collections!




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D&D Attack Wing Wave Eleven Details

dnd_attack_wing_wave_elevenWizkids has announced what we can expect in the eleventh wave release for their game D&D Attack Wing. The release will feature the standard three releases and will include a Gold Dwarf Cleric which will retail for $14.99, an Elven Darkenbeast which will retail for $19.99, and a Copper Dragon which will retail for $19.99 and should be out in September.

Clerics are one of the main classes when it comes to Dungeons & Dragons and the Dwarf Cleric is just a classic when it comes to roleplaying games. So much so that one comes as a pre-generated character in the Dungeons & Dragons starter set. When it comes to the Dwarves, their clerics are intermediaries between the mortal world and the distant planes of the gods and they embody their role and domain. Expect this character to deal a lot with healing and blessing. Expect a tough, and slow character, to use to help heal the rest of your forces.

Not a whole lot is known about the Elven Darkenbeast. The creature seems to be playing a decent role in the next D&D campaign, Elemental Evil. From a lot of searching, I found some reference dealing with a spellcaster named Tresk summoing one during a battle with Liriel Baenre, a rogue drow mage, fighter, and magic user. In general though, the Darkenbeast is a normal animal that’s been magically transformed into a savage beast. They fight with either their fangs or a combo of their fangs and claws, so expect some options there, probably through card upgrades. They are generally summoned by a mage and given telepathic direction. It could be cool if this was the case here, with some bonus due to their ability to not having to check morale. They also have a weakness to light.

The Copper Dragon we’ve seen before in the main set, so we’ll see how the Blue Dragon differs in Wave 7.

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!

Batman: Arkham Knight – Gotham is Mine Trailer

As Scarecrow unites the Rogues Gallery, including Two-Face, The Penguin, the Riddler, the Arkham Knight, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, they bring all-out war as they try to take down The Dark Knight, and claim Gotham City as their own. The game hits shelves June 2, 2015.


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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