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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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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


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

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.

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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