Nov 222014
 

Hipster DiceLike mustaches, lattes, kale, and thick framed glasses before it, Hipster Dice is the new game that you need to be playing before everyone else figures out how cool it is.  We’d explain how it plays, but you probably wouldn’t understand the rules, they’re based off of a traditional German dice game from the early thirties.

Before the Gods, there were the Titans.  Cyclades:  Titans is the second expansion for Cyclades, Cyclades Titansthe game of mythological battle.  This expansion features an entirely new board containing six separate island nations for players to fight on.  As well, the expansion contains two separate play styles, including an up to five player competitive mode and a team version for up to six players.

My Little Pony Theme Deck Crystal CasteAnother My Little Pony CCG set is on the horizon and to herald its arrival, Enterplay released two new Theme Decks this weekend.  The Opening Ceremonies deck is built around the Cutie Mark Crusaders while the Special Delivery deck is built around Spike.  Both decks come with nearly sixty cards, ready to play as a pre-built deck, as well as a rule booklet and playmat with instructions.Planes

You know that scene in Home Alone where the entire family is sprinting to the airport terminal in a desperate effort to catch their plane?  Yeah, well, AEG has turned that into a game.  Planes, a sequel to the successful Trains, has players squabbling against each other to make it through an overcrowded terminal, check their luggage, and get through security before anyone else.  Oh, and you have to make sure your entire family makes it to the Mars Attacks The Dice Gameplane.

Ack ack ack ACK!  Or in terrestrial language, the new Mars Attacks Dice Game is out.

A tactical dice game of world domination, players take on the role of invading martians, rolling dice to determine which landmarks you destroy, how many humans you eviscerate, and whether you take any photos on this vacation.  Based off of the cult classic trading cards and the Tim Burton film, Steve Jackson‘s Mars Attacks Dice Claustrophobia Furor SanguinisGame is an easy, quick game for fans!

The dungeon crawl board game, Claustrophobia (which is set in the Hell Dorado universe), gains an expansion this weekend in Furor Sanguinis.  Including tiles, a miniature, tokens, dice, and another squamata board, Furor Sanguinis allows players to control Kartikeya in a three Dungeons Dragons Miniatures Tiamatplayer variant of the game.

Dungeons and Dragons Next‘s dragon miniature count increases by two this weekend with the release of the Tiamat and Bahamut premium miniatures.  These fully painted, epic sized figurines are usable within the roleplaying system and will shortly be made available for the Attack Wing battle game.Letters to Santa

Just in time for the holidays, AEG has released another, yule tide variation of Love Letter.  Letters to Santa overlays the popular mechanics of Love Letter by having players struggling to get a letter to Santa and avoid Krampus in the process.  This easy Shadowrun Beginner Box Setto learn, all ages card game even comes in Santa’s own, red sack.

Cyberpunk and the fantasy of D&D collide in the world of Shadowrun!

Until now, this long running roleplaying system has been resigned to core rulebooks and supplements, but, as of this weekend, the Shadowrun Beginner Box has just made it that much easier to get into the game.  This inexpensive box set includes all of the essential materials to teach new players how to run and play in a Shadowrun game.  Those materials include a condensed book about the world, a quick-start rulebook, a character booklet with pre-generated sheets, and dice, allowing for up to four players and one game master.

Nov 212014
 

Batman Eternal v.1 tpbBatman Eternal v.1 tpb

-The epic, weekly Batman series comes to trade paperback!

-A murderer’s row of young creators helms this series, including James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, and Kyle Higgins, all under the watchful eye of  Scott Snyder.

-Gotham is under siege by multiple forces, leaving Batman and the Bat Family scrambling about attempting to stop the madness.  Each issue takes up the perspective of a different family member, including the newly returned Stephanie Brown Spoiler!

-This twenty issue volume nearly catches up to the current issue, so if you’ve been meaning to jump on, this is the way to do it!

Ody-c #1Odyc #!

-Sex Criminal mastermind and all around Hawkguy, Matt Fraction, helms this new ongoing Image Comics series!

-The Odyssey has been told and retold for centuries, but never like this!

-A space epic of the highest level, Ody-C adapts the plot of Homer’s greatest myth into an intergalactic road movie.

-Christian Ward, psychedelic artist of series such as Infinite Vacation and Olympus joins Fraction on the series, making the universe a vibrant and surreal place.

Scarlet Spiders #1Scarlet Spiders #1 (of 3)

-The third and final Spider-Verse tie-in miniseries launches this Wednesday!

-As every alternate reality Spider-Person splits off to outrun the Inheritors, three of the classic Scarlet Spider incarnations come together!

-Ultimate Jessica Drew, Kaine, and Ben Reilly team-up for the first time!  And, maybe, for the last time.

-Also, one Scarlet Spider won’t make it out alive.

Gotham by Midnight #1Gotham by Midnight #1

-The Batman corner of the DC Universe continues to gain variety with this new ongoing series.

-Basically a cop procedural, Gotham by Midnight delves into the paranormal side of the city.

-Ray Fawkes, writer of Batman Eternal and Constantine, brings his talent for supernatural tales to the weird side of the GCPD.

-The real draw here is Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, The Squidder, Fell), whose loose, moody style brings this series to grisly life.

Nov 192014
 

Shipping on November 26th

COMICS

ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #5 (OF 6)
ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #3
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #9
ALL NEW INVADERS #12
ALL NEW SOULFIRE #8
AMAZING X-MEN #13
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4)
AQUAMAN #36
AQUAMAN #36 LEGO VAR ED
ARKHAM MANOR #2
BALTIMORE WOLF AND THE APOSTLE #2 (OF 2)
BATMAN #35
BATMAN 66 #17
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #16
BATMAN ETERNAL #18
BATMAN ETERNAL #34
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #6
BIONIC WOMAN SEASON FOUR #3
BODIES #5 (OF 8 (MR)
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 AXIS
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 GREENE VAR
CATWOMAN #36
CATWOMAN #36 LEGO VAR ED
COLDER BAD SEED #2
CONAN THE AVENGER #8
COWL #6 (MR)
CYCLOPS #7
DARK ENGINE #4 (MR)
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #11
DEAD LETTERS #6
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #5 (OF 7)
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #5 (OF 7) CANADA VAR
DEATHLOK #2
DEATHSTROKE #2
DELINQUENTS #3 (OF 4) BOARD GAME CVR DOE
DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4) CVR B BOARD GAME
DOCTOR SPEKTOR #4
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #8
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5) 3RD PTG
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5 (OF 5) 2ND PTG
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2 (OF 5)
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #6
ENORMOUS #5
FLASH #36
FLASH #36 LEGO VAR ED
GFT TALES FROM OZ #4 (OF 5)
GFT WONDERLAND #29
GI JOE (2014) #3
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1 VAR ED
HALO ESCALATION #12
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #19
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #5
JUDGE DREDD #25
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #36
LAZARUS #13 (MR)
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #25
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #1
MASSIVE #29
MEMETIC #2 (OF 3)
MIND MGMT #28
NEW 52 FUTURES END #30 (WEEKLY)
NEW AVENGERS #27 TRO
NEW WARRIORS #12
NOVA #24 AXIS
ODYC #1 (MR)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #2 2ND PTG (MR)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #3 2ND PTG (MR)
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #4 2ND PTG (MR)
POP #4
PROPHET STRIKEFILE #2
RASPUTIN #2 (MR)
RED LANTERNS #36 (GODHEAD)
RED SONJA BLACK TOWER #3 (OF 4)
SAMURAI JACK #14
SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (OF 3) SV
SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (OF 3) BAGLEY VAR
SECRET AVENGERS #10
SECRET ORIGINS #7
SEX #18 (MR)
SHADOW SHOW #1 (OF 5)
SHELTERED #13 (MR)
SKYLANDERS #2
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6 SV
STUMPTOWN V3 #3
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #17
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 AXIS
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 NOTO VAR AXIS
SUPERMAN #36
SUPERMAN #36 COMBO PACK
SUPERMAN #36 LEGO VAR ED
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2 (OF 4)
TMNT ONGOING #40
TMNT ONGOING #40 VAR COVER
TOMB RAIDER #10
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #4
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #1 (OF 4)
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #35
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #4
TREES #7 (MR)
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #10
UMBRAL #11 (MR)
USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #5 (OF 6)
WAYWARD #4
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12 AXIS
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #5 (OF 5)

TPBs & HCs

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP 01..1 LEARNING TO CRAWL
AMORY WARS ULTIMATE ED HC (MR)
ARKWRIGHT INTEGRAL HC
BATMAN ETERNAL TP VOL 01 (N52)
BATWOMAN TP VOL 05 WEBS (N52)
BPRD PLAGUE OF FROGS TP VOL 01
CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 28 BLOOD & ICE
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 05
DEADPOOL TP VOL 06 ORIGINAL SIN
HELLBOY WEIRD TALES HC
HINTERKIND TP VOL 02 (MR)
I KILL GIANTS FIFTH ANNV ED TP
INHUMAN TP VOL 01 GENESIS
JUSTICE LEAGUE TRINITY WAR TP
LOCAL HC NEW PTG
LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT
LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 02 HEAD GAMES
MIND MGMT HC VOL 01 MANAGER
MIND MGMT HC VOL 02 FUTURIST
PARIAH MISSOURI GN VOL 01
PUNK ROCK JESUS DELUXE EDITION HC (MR)
THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC
WHITE SUITS TP
WOLVERINE BY AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 04

OTHER STUFF

BATMAN ANIMATED BAS CATWOMAN AF
DC COMICS STARFIRE BISHOUJO STATUE
DOCTOR WHO 2014 SERIES 1 KEY RING ASST
GHOST IN THE SHELL ARISE LOGICOMA PLASTIC MDL KIT
PREVIEWS #315 DECEMBER 2014
TOON TUMBLERS BOMBSHELLS CATWOMAN PINT GLASS
TOON TUMBLERS BOMBSHELLS POISON IVY PINT GLASS
TOON TUMBLERS BOMBSHELLS ZATANNA PINT GLASS

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Nov 152014
 

7 Wonders BabelAsmodee released another 7 Wonders expansion this weekend and this one requires some heavy labor.  7 Wonders:  Babel contains two separate gaming expansions that can be added singularly are together.  First, is the tower component, which adds an extra beginning drafting phase.  During this phase, players draft tower tiles, each of which features a special law that affects all players.  Second, are a set of law cards that tax players for using certain colored cards.Ace Detective A Noir Card Game

It wandered in out of the cold, a cigarette hanging from its box lid, a fedora covering its corner.  Ace Detective was its name.  A storytelling card game in the vein of Once Upon a Time, Ace Detective has players utilizing plot cards to tell a group narrative.  Each turn players lay down story cards in an attempt to keep the yarn flowing, but must battle against each other to take control of the plot’s direction. Catan Ancient Egypt Settlers of And, if you can’t tell from the title, Ace Detective is all noir, all the time.

Another in Settlers of Catan line of standalone spin-offs, Catan:  Ancient Egypt pairs the same great Catan mechanics with an Egyptian setting.  Oxcarts are used to move resources like papyrus, stone, and cattle from town to town.  This standalone edition also features two alternate play scenarios, increasing the replay value of the game and keeping players interested.Lord of the Rings Celebrimbor's Secret Adventure Pack

As Sauron’s forces draw ever closer, the fellowship must venture into the mines of Celebrimbor to discover the only three rings of power untouched by the dark lord.  This is the story for Lord of the Rings Celebrimbor’s Secret, the newest Adventure Pack for the LotR LCG.  Adding sixty new Magic the Gathering Khans of Tarkir Holiday Gift Boxcards to the game, Celebrimbor’s Secret includes Galadriel as a playable hero character.

With the holidays just around the corner, Magic the Gathering has, for the second year in a row, released a special gift box to ease your shopping distress.  The Khans of Tarkir Holiday Gift Box is an inexpensive 2000 count card box that also happens to contain four Khans booster packs, special card dividers, stickers to personalize the dividers, land, and a special promo card.  Check your favorite Magic player off your “To Buy” list.My Little Pony Celestial Solstice

Nearing closer to the newest My Little Pony booster pack set, Enterplay has released their equivalent of an MtG Fat Pack.  The MLP Celestial Solstice box contains materials for two players, including a twenty-four card pack of rare, foil promos, three Premiere Edition boosters, three Canterlot Nights boosters, and a Pandemic The Cure dice gamedurable card box.

The popular Pandemic strain of virus fighting cooperative games has mutated this weekend.  Pandemic:  The Cure is a dice variation of the original game, converting all the regular mechanics to dice rolls.  Each player still takes on a different role, now represented by a unique set of dice.  The outbreak is also represented by dice, which are rolled, then placed on the gaming board.  A quicker variation of the original, Pandemic:  The Cure can be set-up and played in around thirty minutes.Rarrr card game

With Godzilla and Pacific Rim recently stomping all over movie theaters, Kaiju in demand.  Rarrr!!! is a drafting card game that answers that demand, giving players the chance to control powerful, monstrous creatures.  Broken into two drafting rounds and a bidding round, players first build and power their monster, then use the power cards they’ve attained to outbid others in an effort to destroy the most buildings.

Sheriff of NottinghamThe first release in a series of board games given the seal of approval by Dice Tower, Sheriff of Nottingham puts players into the roles of Nottingham’s merchants and the greedy Sheriff, himself.  Each turn players attempt to enter the city with various goods and products for sale.  However, they may choose to mix legal and illegal products together in their carts.  But, beware, the Sheriff will be allowed to pick through each merchant’s stash and weed out items or punish players.Till Dawn

Both a drafting and Push-Your-Luck game, Till Dawn is a vampire game with style.  Contained within a creatively designed coffin-shaped box, Till Dawn has players taking over the role of a horde of competitive vampires.  Over the course of three rounds, players pass around a deck of cards, drawing one, then following its command.  The goal is to collect the most blood tokens and return to your coffin before the sun rises, but vampire hunters and other obstacles Titanium Wars Confrontationcan make that a difficult possibility.

A short and sweet expansion, Titanium Wars:  Confrontation adds some appealing extras to the base game.  Included within this expansion are new arsenal cards, planets, leaders, and events, as well as cards that replace previous cards.  In addition, Confrontation includes a Versus Mode variation that can be played individually or in teams.Trajan

Stefan Feld, game designer for Bora Bora and Bruges, releases a new game this weekend entitled Trajan.  Players attempt to build-up their own corner of Rome through the use of special ability tiles.  Tiles are distributed around the table through a special mechanic where they are placed in bowls, then used by each player Voyage of the Beagle Robinson Crusoe expansionstrategically.

The first expansion for Robinson Crusoe, Voyage of the Beagle is here!

Containing a set of original scenarios that can be paired with the base game to extend its playability, each of these scenarios link together, serializing events so that what occurred during the last play session remains into the next session.King of New York

Hottly anticipated, Richard Garfield’s sequel to King of Tokyo is finally here!  King of New York is bigger and more intense than its predecessor, just like a game set in America should be!  Like King of Tokyo, players take control of monsters, attempting to gain the most victory points by beating the crap out of each other.  However, the game board for King of New York is double the size, providing multiple zones for players to fight from.  As well, the game adds a “fame” component that allows one player to take the spotlight and gain special abilities.
Nov 142014
 

Wonder Woman #36Wonder Woman #36

-With Brian Azzarello finally concluding his long run on Wonder Woman, a new creative team takes over!

-Following Azzarello are Meredith and David Finch (Forever Evil, Justice League of America, Avengers)!

-With the previous run of Wonder Woman closing the character off from the rest of the DC Universe, the Finch’s run will play up her allegiances with other superheroes, including the Justice League and Swamp Thing!

-Not only will the Finch’s bring a new level of darkness and grit to the series, they will also be introducing an entirely original villain for the newly anointed Goddess of War to fight.

Tomb Raider v.1 tpb “Season of the Witch”Tomb Raider v.1 tpb Season of the Witch

-Fan favorite comic writer, Gail Simone, jumps over to Dark Horse to handle one of video gaming’s most popular characters!

-This series spins out of the Tomb Raider reboot game, becoming a direct sequel!

-This single trade paperback collection contains the first storyline for the ongoing series, which includes issues #1-6.

-After returning from Yamatai island, Lara and the other survivors are barraged with mysterious visions.  Can she solve the mystery before they all end up dead?

IntersectIntersect #1

-Another exciting, unique ongoing series from Image Comics!

-Ray Fawkes, author of Constantine and Batman Eternal, helms this ethereal mind-bending series!

-After writing a number of comics, Ray Fawkes gets back to his artistic roots by not only writing Intersect, but contributing fully painted artwork.

-Mysticism and spirituality collide as the characters of Intersect depart on an existential trip through realms outside our own.

Spider-Woman #1Spider-Woman

-Pulp Fiction’s own, Dennis Hopeless, launches his next ongoing Marvel series!

-Spinning out of the events of Spider-Verse, Spider-Woman sees Jessica Drew act as mentor and teacher to an army of Spider-Women, including Silk, Spider-Girl, and Spider-Gwen!

-Fans of Dennis’ Avengers Arena, Cable and X-Force, and The Answer must check this series out!

-Unique to Pulp, everyone who purchases a copy of Spider-Woman #1 will be entered into a special drawing for related swag!