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Asmodee Entertainment and Dark Horse Partner for Tabletop Game Art Books

Dark Horse logo

Asmodee Entertainment has announced a partnership with Dark Horse Comics to create licensed art books for three of Asmodee’s leading tabletop gaming properties. Dark Horse has tapped into Asmodee’s diverse portfolio of over 300 gaming IPs to curate a collection of unique art books showcasing the beautiful artwork and rich story designs that are distinguishable within the games.

Explore the worlds of the Android Universe, Arkham Horror and KeyForge through an expansive collection of never-before-seen production art and commentary from renowned games studio – Fantasy Flight Games. The first of these highly anticipated art books will debut at the end of this year or early next year. Dark Horse’s art books will be the perfect companion piece for fans of these beloved game universes.

Hellboy Heads to Mexico in the Hellboy: The Board Game Expansion

Hellboy in Mexico

Mantic Games has announced a new limited-edition expansion for Hellboy: The Board Game is in stores now. Working with visionary creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse Comics, Mantic has created Hellboy in Mexico featuring new heroes, new missions and new terrifying villains.

Previously only available as an optional extra in the Kickstarter campaign, this limited-edition expansion tells the story of Hellboy’s lost period in Mexico, when he became a Mexican wrestler, fought vampires alongside three luchador brothers and faced off against the horrifying Camazotz – a giant wrestling vampire bat!

Available direct from Mantic Games or from gaming stores around the world, Hellboy in Mexico is a limited-edition, one-print expansion that will not be available again once it has sold out.

Hellboy: The Board Game is a cooperative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members – Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, and Johann Kraus – before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artifacts and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin! After launching in April 2019, the game is now available in multiple languages (French, Italian, Brazilian and Russian) and is on its third reprint after selling out worldwide.

Hellboy in Mexico

Charlotte’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Event is Postponed Indefinitely

Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

Konami and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game team have announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC for March 28-29 has been postponed indefinitely.

Below is Konami’s full statement and where further updates can be found.

Every year, we at KONAMI take great pleasure in hosting the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series to bring together fans from all over the world to share their passion for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME; simultaneously, we also place the health and safety of our players, fans and staff as a top priority. In an abundance of caution relating to the developing situation surrounding COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event scheduled in Charlotte, NC on March 28-29, indefinitely.

We apologize if this has caused any inconvenience for our players who were planning to attend, judges who were preparing for the event, fans who were looking to keep an eye on the coverage, and everyone else who may be affected as a result. We continue to closely monitor the situation that is developing daily and will provide updates on the rescheduling of this event, as well as the status of future events as they become available. These updates will be posted to our website incorporated within each respective event’s FAQs, which can be found at: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/index.html.

We will also share details on the rescheduling of YCS Charlotte and updates for other upcoming events as they become available via our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG social media channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding this event and future events are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for updates.

We thank all our Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans and Duelists for their patience and understanding during this time.

Pandasaurus Games Introduces Ctrl

Ctrl

Place your colored cubes to control every angle in this head-scratching strategy game! One you place your cubes, you place your flag to block others’ moves. Players score points for each of their own colored blocks left visible at the end of the game, as viewed from every angle except the bottom. Ctrl takes minutes to learn but has enough depth to engage the whole family. Once you’ve taken Ctrl, you can’t stop coming back for more!

This game is special. It’s the type of game you will want to play again the second you are through. 2-4 players, 20 minutes. Designed by Julio Nazario, Ctrl is being released by Pandasaurus Games.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG: Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts is Out July 2020

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

It’s a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX fan’s greatest dream come true! After years of needing their own individual Decks to survive, the three Sacred Beasts have been united under a single banner in Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts!

Unification!

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts includes more ways than ever to Summon the three Sacred Beasts! Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder and Uria, Lord of Searing Flames each receive cards that modify their Summoning requirements to make them easier to fulfill and help you mount a second or third strike if the first isn’t enough. Alternatively, you can skip those requirements altogether with a new monster that can be Tributed to Summon any of the three Sacred Beasts from your hand and then banished from the Graveyard to add the dominating Fallen Paradise Field Spell to your hand!

Exaltation!

In addition to increasing your access to the Sacred Beasts and your ability to Summon them, Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts also increases the dominance of Sacred Beasts once they reach the field! You’ll be able to double Raviel, Lord of Phantasms ATK to 8000 and crush all your opponent’s monsters in a single Battle Phase, negateyour opponent’s Spell/Trap effects while you control Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder in Attack Position, and do a little creative accounting to power up Uria, Lord of Searing Flames far beyond its natural limitations.

Complete Domination!

Of course, it’s not enough to just command multiple Sacred Beasts throughout the course of a Duel. The truest form of Dueling dominance is to control multiple Sacred Beasts at the same time, and Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts rewards you for doing so! Control 2 or more at the same time, and a brand-new Trap Card will negate the activated effects of every monster your opponent controls.

Structure Deck: Sacred Beasts contains 46 cards total (44-card Main Deck, 2-card Extra Deck) as well as 2 different Token Cards:

5 Ultra Rares
3 Super Rares
38 Commons
2 Token Cards
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

CMON and Spin Master Games Team-Up for Marvel United Coming to Kickstarter

CMON and Spin Master Games are starting the new year by denting our wallets with a new board game coming soon to Kickstarter.

Marvel United is CMON’s next campaign and looks to be based on the popular Arcadia Quest board game based on the teased design but with Spin Master involved, maybe aimed at a younger crowd.

No date has been announced for the launch of the campaign.

(via Board Game Today)

Knight Models Kicks Off the Batman Miniature Game 3rd Edition and More for Black Friday

Knight Models has launched the third edition of their Batman Miniature Game for Black Friday. The company is also running free shipping as well as exclusive miniatures available until December 2nd. Miniatures include a previously released exclusives as well as new miniatures for the Harry Potter Miniature Game and BMG 3rd Edition. The new miniature is Batman as Bane, a pretty impressive figure that goes for $45. That figure along with the new edition will cross the free shipping threshold, a cost-prohibitive addition for many in the past.

Batman Miniature Game: Back to Gotham retails for $170 and includes 16 miniature, markers, scenery, rulebook, quick start guide, 130 cards, and dice. The game company promises faster gameplay, “more lethal,” and that it’s easier to learn.

Games Workshop Returns to Comics with Marvel

Games Workshop has had a spotty history with comics with runs that come and go and rotate publishers. Comics based on GW properties are returning as the company is teaming up with Marvel for a whole new era. Details as far as properties and what creative teams have not been announced.

GW, with popular games like Warhammer 40k, Age of Sigmar, and more, has deep and rich game fluff ripe for use in greater media. The game publisher is considered to have untapped potential which is finally getting the spotlight. On top of the comic announcement, a television show has been announced based on one of the characters from Warhammer 40k.

This isn’t the first time GW properties have wound up in Marvel comics, though previously it wasn’t so legal.

Comics began being published through Black Library, some of which were award-winning. BOOM! Studios picked up the license in 2006 and lost it about mid-2009. Titan Comics began publishing comics in 2016 which ended in 2018.

New comics come to shelves autumn 2020.

NYCC 2019: Konami Brings a Yu-Gi-Oh! Exclusive Mat, Tournaments, and More

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) is proud to present attendees of this year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) with a thrilling spread of experiences! Drop by to sample different aspects of the cultural phenomenon that is the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, from convention-exclusive merchandise and video game demos, to friendly competition and cool prizes! Whether you’re a seasoned Dueling veteran, a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series or just a curious newcomer, booth #1321 is the place to be all weekend long from October 3 to October 6.

The KONAMI booth is always a popular place for NYCC attendees with plenty to do for fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, and this year is no exception! Attendees will find a wealth of fun activities and attractions, including…

  • Green Screen Photo Booth: Make your own personalized Yu-Gi-Oh! Token Card where you can choose from different card backgrounds and Dueling legends or the 2019 NYCC logo – suitable for use during Duels!
  • Con Exclusive Game Mat: Take a trip to the retail counter to pick up the 2019 New York Comic Con Exclusive Game Mat! Available for $30 USD (including sales tax), this year’s Game Mat features signature monsters wielded by the biggest rivals from Yu-Gi-Oh!’s first three series: Kaiba’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Chazz’s Armed Dragon LV10, and Jack Atlas’ Red Dragon Archfiend!
Exclusive Game Mat for 2019 New York Comic Con

Exclusive Game Mat for 2019 New York Comic Con

  • Retail: Duel fans looking to pick up some of the year’s biggest releases will find plenty of them at the KONAMI booth, with some of the latest and greatest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products available all weekend long. Recent hits like Structure Deck: Rokket RevoltFists of the GadgetsRising Rampage Special EditionLegendary Duelists: Immortal Destiny, the 2019 Gold Sarcophagus Tin plus many more will be available for purchase, all while supplies last!
  • Game Demos for New Players: Curious about Dueling? Attendees are invited to pull up a chair and learn how to play in a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG or Yu-Gi-Oh! Speed Duel demonstration! Learn from one of our dedicated experts and you’ll get to score a show exclusive coupon good for a free gift with purchase, just for completing your demo!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: With over 90 million downloads, the blockbuster Yu-Gi-Oh! gaming app has become a worldwide phenomenon on iOS, Android and PC Steam. Show attendees will get to try out new gameplay from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, a brand-new game world! And every participant gets a special Token to redeem for a chance at one of dozens of different Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution: Visitors to the booth can experience the smash hit Yu-Gi-Oh! game for the Nintendo Switch™, featuring more than 9000 cards and countless moments from the animated series. All participants receive a special Token to redeem for one of many Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed prizes!

Attendees looking for some friendly competition can find public event tournaments right in the KONAMI booth! Drop by Thursday to Sunday for 2020 Regional Qualifiers, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!! tournaments (Friday & Saturday only), Speed Duel Starter and Constructed Deck tournaments, Duel Links tournaments, Win-A-Mat and Structure Deck tournaments, and even a chance to Duel the Master, where you can take on one of our Master Duelists for a chance to win exclusive tournament packs!  Dragon Duel Tournaments for children born 2006 or later will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The best part? Entry is free for all NYCC attendees, so make sure to bring your best constructed Deck! Check out the FAQs for more information.

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