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The United States Playing Card Company Launches New Tabletop Games Studio

The United States Playing Card Company has launched a new tabletop game studio. Their first game, Nailed It! is being previewed at this week’s historic Gen Con, which celebrates the conventions 50th birthday! The United States Playing Card Company is the company behind Bicycle Playing Cards.

The mission of this new publishing arm is to serve as a cutting edge game development lab, teaming up with creators who have a keen understanding of what modern tabletop players are looking for in terms of unique game design, artwork and quality. Games brought to market under the Bicycle Games brand will emphasize entertaining face-to-face social engagement in the adult party, party, and light strategy categories. In keeping with the rich heritage of Bicycle cards, games produced will feature superior quality, artfully designed components and be primarily manufactured in the United States.

Attendees at Gen Con will be able to preview Nailed It!, the first game to be launched under the Bicycle Games brand. This adult party game invites players to create their funniest, most outrageous stories related to over 56 different stereotypes, everything from a Cat Lady and Conspiracy Theorist to a Surfer Dude and Trust Fund Baby. Players are dealt hands of category cards with one player serving as judge for a single round. The judge rolls the oversized foam die to determine a category – like Location, Food, Clothing or Ailment – then flips over a stereotype
card. Each player then gets a chance to say why a category item in their hand is the best fit for that stereotype using the funniest, most logical, simplest or most complex story they can come up with on the spot. The judge picks his or her favorite and awards the winner of the round that stereotype card. Drop the Hammer cards appear at random and can change the outcome of a round.

Easy to learn, with game play lasting 30-40 minutes, Nailed It! will also be available to playtest throughout Gen Con at locations near the convention center, including bars, hotels and several game stores including Good Games (111 S. Meridian St.), Game Paradise (1110 Prospect St.) and Downtown Comics (11 E. Market St.). The game will be available for purchase starting in November 2017.

Panini’s Justice League Trading Card Game Overview

At San Diego Comic-Con we were excited to come across the Justice League Trading Card Game, one of our most anticipated games to be coming out.

Panini hooked us up with four starter decks and 12 booster packs which we opened up and show off. Now, our sister site Board Game Today is giving an overview of the game and the cards before some game play.

Starter Decks retail for $14.99 and Booster Packs are $3.99.

You can order yours now!

Panini America provided Board Game Today with free product for review and promotion

Oni Press Announces Oni Games

The comic publisher Oni Press is branching out with the launch of Oni Games, a new gaming imprint dedicated to bringing Oni Press titles to the growing tabletop market.

With the response to Renegade Game Studios’ Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley and designed by Keith Baker, the positive critical and fan response to the recently launched Dead of Winter comic series based on Plaid Hat Games’ hit board game, as well as our previous collaboration with Pinnacle Entertainment Group in bringing Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s The Sixth Gun to the Savage Worlds role-playing system, Oni Press felt it was time to capitalize on the momentum for a more official entry into the world of gaming.

The focus of the Oni Games imprint will be on partnering with both new and veteran game designers and established game publishers to bring the unique characters and vibrant worlds of their original creator-owned comics to the world of games.
Joining Oni Press to help manage this initiative is industry veteran Steve Ellis. Ellis has worked in the gaming industry across a variety of capacities for almost 20 years, including retail as the founder and owner of Rainy Day Games, and a long list of credits in game design and development on projects like Dicey Goblins, the Trains series, and many others.

Panini’s Justice League Trading Card Game First Look

At San Diego Comic-Con we were excited to come across the Justice League Trading Card Game, one of our most anticipated games to be coming out. The Justice League Trading Card Game uses Panini‘s MetaX game system.

Panini hooked us up with four starter decks and 12 booster packs which we open up and show off.

Starter Decks retail for $14.99 and Booster Packs are $3.99.

You can order yours now!

Get more gaming news at our sister site Board Game Today!

 

Panini America provided Board Game Today with free product for review and promotion

Knight Models Reveals the Crime Syndicate, Atrocitus, and more for the DC Universe Miniature Game

Courtesy of our sister site Board Game Today, Knight Models has revealed their August releases for the DC Universe Miniature Game and it’s full of new models and some repackaging of old ones. All of the new releases are focused mainly on the DC Universe Miniature Game but a few can also be used for the Batman Miniature Game as well.

New for the game are the Crime Syndicate (a team featuring Ultra Man, Superwoman, and Power Ring), Owlman, and Johnny Quick. It’s unknown if other members such as The Outsider, Sea King, deathstorm, or Atomica will be seen down the road. Also new is Atrocitus bring the Red Lanterns to the game. Owlman and Johnny Quick are “Multiverse” figures and can be used for the Batman Miniature Game as well.

We also have three “new” teams packaging together older figures that can be used in both games. The Suicide Squad features Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and Katana. The Teen Titans featurs Kid Flash, Starfire, and Cyborg. Finally, Birds of Prey features Black Canary, Hawkgirl, and Huntress.

Check out the the Crime Syndicate below and head to Board Game Today to see the rest.

Crime Syndicate

Unboxing: Marvel Dice Masters Guardians of the Galaxy

This August sees the newest release for WizKidsDice Masters, Marvel Dice Masters Guardians of the Galaxy, the newest Marvel set with a focus on the cosmic! Featuring Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, Avengers, and more, we open up 20 packs and get a good idea as to what to expect when it’s released.

Check out what’s inside as we initially go over the set with our thoughts.

You can order yours through Potomac Distribution

 

WizKids provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Knight Models Releases a Bat-Mite Gen Con 2017 Exclusive

Gen Con is not too far in the future with the “best four days of gaming” taking place August 17 to August 20 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Knight Models has revealed a convention exclusive… Bat-Mite which will be playable in both their DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game.

The strictly limited edition miniature will only be available at Gen Con 2017, so get it while it’s hot! The game company hasn’t yet said which booths will be selling the figure.

Gen Con Sells Out of 4-Day Badges

Gen Con has announced a sellout of 4-Day badges for Gen Con 50, its historic 50th convention to be held August 17-20. Sales of single-day badges (ThursdayFridaySaturday, and Sunday Family Fun) will continue, though supplies are limited. The company urges those interested in attending to purchase these badges soon, as single-day badges also are expected to reach a sellout.

Due to these expected sellouts, Gen Con will not offer on-site badge sales at Gen Con 50. Any remaining attendee-type badges will be available for sale with will call pick-up. As in prior years, Gen Con will offer 24-hour will call, starting at noon on Wednesday, August 16 and staying open throughout the entire convention. The will call area also will expand to expedite the packet pick-up process.

Family Fun Day, held on Sunday, August 20, allows a family of four to attend for $45. Children ages 8-and-under are free to attend any day of Gen Con with a child wristband.

Gen Con has capped Trade Day and some individual badge types previously in Indianapolis, but has never limited its 4-Day or single-day badge sales.

Gen Con 50 will take place August 17-20, 2017 in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and participating hotels. The convention will feature more than 500 exhibitors, more than 19,000 events, and an exclusive concert from Grammy Award-winning recording artist They Might Be Giants.

Super Hero Diversity Alive And Well In New Role Playing Game Superhero 2044

Checker Book Publishing Group has made known that with all of the recent controversy surrounding diverse super hero universe, one group of very diverse heroes has found a home. Contrary to large comic book publishing conglomerates stating ‘diversity is dead’ a new role playing game based on super heroes has seen nothing but positive reviews upon playtesting the various characters with divers backgrounds and motivations.

Super Hero 2044 features such classic characters as the African American legend John Henry as well as the Hispanic hero Fantomas who steals for the rich to aid the poor.

Super Hero 2044 is a comic book themed role playing game originally published in 1977 with a substantial upgrade to the game being launched on Kickstarter in August of 2017.

Check out more about the game where you’ll be able to create your own superhero adventures.

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