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Big Trouble in Little China the Game!

On the Road to San Diego, BOOM! Studios‘ latest announcement will get you rolling (dice). BOOM! along with Everything Epic, Flipside Design Studio, and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products will design and produce Big Trouble in Little China the Game, coming in 2017!

The game is a cooperative, cinematic game with miniatures. You play as Jack Burton or one of his brave friends on the mysterious quest to rescue the green-eyed beauty, defeat Lo Pan’s ancient magic, and save Chinatown from his evil minions.Up to six players will venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to their benefit.

The game will be for up to six players and will seen them venture through the iconic locations in Chinatown saving the helpless and thwarting evil plans, all the while discovering weapons and rare magics to use to their benefit.

More details are to come at Gen Con Indy in August (just a few short weeks), so stay tuned!

Big Trouble in Little China the Game

Evil Dead 2 the Board Game Kickstarter!

Board games are about to get a lot more groovy–and gory–with The Official Evil Dead 2 Board Game. The game is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game that has launched on Kickstarter, produced by Space Goat Play (a division of Space Goat Productions) in conjunction with Studiocanal. And it’s Certified Groovy.

The game is designed with both casual and veteran board game fans in mind. Depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi cult classic, the official Evil Dead 2 Board Game is the definitive tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. 2-6 players will work together in 90-120 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil deadites themselves.

The game contains 8 figures which includes Ash, Annie, Jake, Ed, Bobby Jo, and Linda as well as Deadites and, naturally, Ash’s severed hand. The board game also includes custom Evil Dead 2 dice, a fully illustrated tile based board featuring the iconic cabin and the prequel mini-comic.

Space Goat has partnered with Kickstarter veterans Backerkit in order to process and execute the Kickstarter campaign.

The campaign also offers a standard and deluxe edition for donors to select from. The deluxe edition features exclusive figures of Ash Williams, Deadite Henrietta, and a box based on the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the Book of the Dead. More figures and features will be added as the campaign goes on, as well as retailer pledge levels. Six lucky fans will also get a chance to get their likenesses drawn into either the game or a future Evil Dead 2 comic book. The Kickstarter campaign will run 30 days.

Gen Con 2016 to Feature Record-Breaking Number of Exhibitors, On-Pace to Set Attendance Records

Gen Con 2016Gen Con 2016 returns to the Indiana Convention Center August 4-7 for THE BEST FOUR DAYS IN GAMING, and current badge sales indicate the show is on pace for record attendance as well. Gen Con is the original, longest running, and best-attended gaming convention in the world. Gen Con 2016 will feature more than 15,000 events taking place over the four-day weekend. For the first time ever, Gen Con will offer events in the Lucas Oil Stadium exhibition space to keep up with demand and growth for the show.

Last year, Gen Con set an attendance record with more than 61,000 unique attendees coming from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 54 countries. The show had a four-day turnstile attendance of more than 197,695. This year, badges are moving at an even faster rate.

According to tourism group Visit Indy, Gen Con drives more than $67 million in annual activity to the city of Indianapolis. At Gen Con 2016, attendees will have a chance to meet the experts in the gaming industry, play newly released games, and get a sneak peek at the latest developments.

The show runs Thursday, August 4, through Sunday, August 7, 2016. Thursday through Saturday, the Exhibit Hall is open 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 24-hour gaming takes place at the Indiana Convention Center and at area hotels during the four-day event. Pre-registration ends on June 19 and after that, you’ll need to get your badge on site.

Below are some of the announced events and highlights for the convention:

  • Sun King Brewing’s 20-Sided Rye Tapping Party – Wednesday, August 3 – Indy’s own Sun King Brewing is releasing their 5th official Gen Con beer, 20-Sided Rye. An open-to-the-public tapping party will serve as the official kick-off to Gen Con 2016, beginning on Wednesday, August 3 at 5 pm on Georgia St. This party will feature live music and entertainment.
  • Mayfair Games Charity Event: Saboteur Tournament – Saturday, August 6 – Gen Con Co-Sponsor Mayfair Games will host a gaming event supporting the Official 2016 Charity, The PourHouse, on Saturday, August 6. Participants will play the popular card game Saboteur in a multi-round tournament where the winner will receive a seat in the Saboteur World Championship in Budapest, Hungary in November, 2016.
  • Paizo Inc. Reveals Upcoming Games at Gen Con – Gen Con Co-Sponsor Paizo Inc. will have hundreds of events at this year’s convention including Pathfinder RPG events in the Sagamore Ballroom located inside the Indiana Convention Center as well as a full Exhibits Hall presence. They also will reveal new products from the world of Pathfinder to brand new RPG initiatives and product lines to come.
  • Rio Grande Games Continues Tradition – Gen Con Co-Sponsor Rio Grande Games continues its tradition of offering players the chance to learn and play are their new games including Dominion: Empires, the latest expansion, along with all other Dominion games.
  • Gen Con 2016 Charity Partner The PourHouse – Gen Con has partnered with The PourHouse, a local charity to Indianapolis. The PourHouse, which opened in 2004, provides street outreach and peer advocacy for individuals experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. In 2015, Gen Con’s programming generated more than $40,000 for the 2015 Charity Partner, The Julian Center.
  • Georgia Street Experience – Georgia St. will be filled with food and activities with more than 40 food trucks, the Sun King Brewery Beer Garden, Hot Box Pizza food area, games, and more.
  • 31st Annual Costume Contest – The best and most creative costumes will be on display for all to see. Numerous awards will be bestowed across a wide swath of categories during the 31st Annual Costume Contest beginning Saturday, August 6 at 3:30 pm with the pre-show.
  • Author’s Avenue, Art Show, and Artist’s Avenue – Earlier this year, Gen Con announced the Author Guest of Honor, Robin Hobb¸ who will be signing books in the book signing area of the Exhibit Hall. Artist Tyler Jacobson has been selected as the Gen Con 2016 Artist Guest of Honor. Jacobson’s credits include illustration for games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. More than 80 artists will take part in the annual Gen Con Art Show, and prints and original artwork will be available for purchase from many participating artists in the Exhibit Hall
  • Film Festival – Filmmakers from around the world gather to compete in the Gen Con Film Festival. Some travel from as far away as New Zealand and every other corner of the country for screenings, film panels, and a chance to win many coveted awards.
  • Puppet Program – In its second year, the puppet program has a variety of events for novice to professional puppeteers, including workshops on creating puppets, as well as beginning to advance puppeteering. The main event for this program is the Late Night Puppet Slam, an adult puppet comedy skit show.
  • Record Number of Sponsors and Media Partners – More companies are bringing dedicated events and event space to Gen Con 2016. This year features the following sponsors: Mayfair Games, Paizo Inc. Rio Grande Games, CoolStuffInc., Upper Deck Company, LLC., ACD Distribution, Breaking Games/Ad Magic, Spin Master Games, Czech Games Edition, The Pokémon Company International, Asmodée Éditions, Cards Against Humanity, CoolMiniOrNot, End Transmission Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Brotherwise Games, Dimension, Interactive Intelligence, Lone Shark Games, MegaCon Games, ODAM Publishing, Sun King Brewery, White Wizard, Games, Games & Gears, HotBox Pizza, Kickstarter, Offworld Designs Inc., Saltire Games, Scotty’s Brewhouse, The PourHouse, Yo-kai Watch, American Mensa Ltd., Do317, GeekDad, and Nuvo Inc.

DC Comics Dice Masters: Golden Age Superman Monthly OP

Join Superman in the fight against some of his first super villains including his monstrous double, Bizzaro, and the tormenting trickster, Mr. Mxyzptlk, in DC Comics Dice Masters: Golden Age Superman.

Wizkids has announced a new Dice Masters organized play with three new cards featuring classic art from Superman comics.

The organized play kit has stores putting together events in order to get players to regularly come in and those who participate receive prizes for participation and depending on what place they come in.

This kit features three cards, Bizarro: Golden Age Superman, Mxyzptlk: Golden Age Superman, and  Thrown Car: Basic Action Card. The first two are prize support with the last being participation prizes.

Bizarro looks to be a new card that halves something…

Mr. Mxyzptlk looks to have you drawing cards until you get a Villain die with the rest going into your bag…

Thrown Car is a bit of a spin on Enraged which was found in the AvX set and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set.

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The Flash, Reverse Flash, and John Diggle Come to the Batman Miniature Game

Knight Models has unveiled its latest releases for their Marvel Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game. The Marvel Universe Miniature Game gets some much-needed “bad guys” with two releases, plus a figure that was teased in images last month.

After the release of “The Flash and Arrow” expansion for the Batman Miniature Game, the expansion sees some characters from the world of The CW’s The Flash and Arrow. The Flash and Reverse Flash get two new versions based on the television show. Also, John Diggle aka Spartan gets a release.

There’s also a new scenery release with Air Ducts and new markers with Effects Markers.

You can order all of the figures now.

Batman Miniature Game The Flash CW Batman Miniature Game Reverse Flash CW Batman Miniature Game Diggle CW Batman Miniature Game Air Ducts Batman Miniature Game Effects Markers

Iron Man Hulkbuster, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, & Sabretooth come to Marvel Universe Miniature Game

Knight Models has unveiled its latest releases for their Marvel Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game. The Marvel Universe Miniature Game gets some much-needed “bad guys” with two releases, plus a figure that was teased in images last month.

The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants make their debut along with Sabretooth. The Brotherhood consists of Magneto, Pyro, Toad, and Lady Mastermind. Also debuting is Iron Man Hulkbuster MK44 which is just in time to take on last month’s Hulk release.

You can order all of the figures now.

Marvel Universe Miniature Game Brotherhood of Evil Mutants Marvel Universe Miniature Game Sabretooth Marvel Universe Miniature Game Iron Man Hulkbuster MK44

Marvel HeroClix: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man Pre-Release Cancelled

Wizkids has announced that they are cancelling their Marvel HeroClix: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man pre-release event. The company was notified that the recent train derailment near Panhandle, TX on June 28 contained some of their product onboard.

Two individuals died in the accident and a third is presumed dead. Our thoughts go out to their friends and families who lost loved ones.

The product on the train included the Marvel HeroClix: The Superior Foes of Spider-Man set intended for Wizkids’ upcoming Pre-Release events. Because of this, they are unable to fulfill orders for this event and must cancel until further notice.

While a sizable amount of the product release will be in an unknown state for an unforeseeable time, their current plan is to proceed with the launch of the product as scheduled as they have sufficient quantities for all stores who have preordered to date and the majority of the product is unaffected.

This set may be hard to get in the foreseable future though.

Marvel HeroClix The Superior Foes of Spider-Man

Unboxing: Battle Bin “Welcome to the Orient!” June 2016

Battle Bin is one of the monthly geek boxes focused on board games. This month’s theme is “Welcome to the Orient!.” There’s two games that’ll have you doing battle.

For only $30 a month you can get game night delivered directly to you! Each month the bin could include board, card, miniatures, and video games from some of the biggest names in gaming as well as a few you may not know. They even get exclusive items and games that you cannot get anywhere else.

Check out what’s inside this month’s box!

You can subscribe and get your Battle Bin now.

D&D Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft Weekend this Fall and a Look at Strahd

Wizkids has announced that they’ll be hosting a Rainbow Draft Weekend geared towards their Dice Masters game and Dungeons & Dragons. D&D Dice Masters: Strahd Rainbow Draft Weekend will take place in the fall. The game company has also posted up a look at Strahd himself.

The organized play card has a max of 4 dive and “Experience,” “Energy Drain” and if you have the star at level 3, “While Strahd is active, once per turn, when an opposing Adventurer takes damage Strahd immediately gains an Experience token.” He regularly doesn’t count as an Adventurer.

13501674_10153960690564079_6317907957943783746_nSo, what do you think about this card?

A First Look at the Green Arrow and the Flash Dice Masters Box

Out in August, Green Arrow and Flash is the next DC Dice Masters set to be released from Wizkids. At Origins, which is currently going on, folks got a first look at the box (though the card says it’s not the final box art).

While the two characters headlining this set both have their own DC television shows leaving many to speculate what we could expect, the box clearly has art from DC Comics. This is in contrast to Cryptozoic’s DC Deckbuilding Game whose Arrow expansion featured images from the television show.

Should be interesting to see what cards will be included as far as characters.

DC Dice Masters Green Arrow The Flash 1 DC Dice Masters Green Arrow The Flash 2

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