Jul 312015
 

Hostage NegotiatorYou’ve seen it in countless cop films:  the hostage stand-off!  Now play it, in Hostage/Negotiator.  In the game, players uses Conversation Cards to carry out several conversation with the Abductor.  You’ll resolve cards by rolling dice and your success or failure largely depends on yoru ability to control the Abductor’s Threat Level.  In the meantime, you’ll need to acquire more Conversation points so that you can buy more cards.  Above all, you must save the hostages!  After each conversation you’ll resolve a Terror Card My First Bohnanzamaking your objective even more difficult.

With My First Bohnanza, even younger children will be able to learn the popular bean collecting card game in small steps.  We introduce ten new types of beans – just for The Lord of the Rings Escape from Mount Grimkids – and they can begin their bean farmer journey earning gold coins.

Escape from Mount Gram is the newest adventure pack for the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game.  In this Adventure Pack, players will find sixty cards that expand the Angmar Awakened series.  The contents of the pack are designed to augment existing decks and add an entirely new scenario for players.

The DC Deck Building universe expands doubly this weekend with both the Teen Titans and Justice Society of America expansions.DC Deck Building Game Teen Titans

First up, the Teen Titans Go! expansion contains over two hundred new cards as well as a new “ongoing” mechanic.  With this mechanic, players can now save their best cards for when they really need them and when ready, unleash everything they’ve got.  As is standard anymore, this big box expansion also DC Deck Building Game Justice Society of Americacontains a special promo card.

A smaller, cheaper expansion, the JSA Crossover Pack can be added to any previous or future DC Deck Building expansion.  This smaller Crossover Pack only contains additional character cards to be added to the game, including Doctor Fate, Jay Garrick Flash, Alan Scott Green Lantern, Power Girl, Stargirl, Mr. Terrific, and Wildcat!Quantum board game

Quantum is an epic game of strategy and conquest for two to four fleet commanders (players).  Each die is a starship; a six is a swift but fragile scout, while a one is a slow but devastating battlestation.  To win players will need to construct quantum cubes that will evolve your fleet as you go.  Endlessly customizable, players can create their own maps or Litko Game Accessoriesplay on any of the thirty unique ones included in the game.

Not entirely official, yet no less beneficial, Litko Game Accessories has released a set of plastic markers, tokens, and rulers for the Fantasy Flight X-Wing miniature game.  Out this weekend, these accessories include a deluxe gauge set, space shield tokens, focus tokens, target lock tokens, ion tokens, and stress tokens, some in a variety of colors.Star Wars Force Destiny core rulebook

Lastly, but nowhere near least(ly), we’ve got a trio of long overdue Star Wars Roleplaying Game items.

First up, the hardcover core rulebook for the Force and Destiny expansion to the Star Wars RPG.  This complete tabletop RPG dives into the struggle between light and dark sides Star Wars Force Destiny GM Kitof the Force.  Craft a lightsaber, free the oppressed and downtrodden, and duel dreaded agents of the Sith in the conflict to bring balance to the Force.

Supporting that hardcover core rulebook is the Force and Destiny Game Master’s Kit.  Included in this Kit are complete construction rules for building lightsabers, brand new rules concernging Knight-level play, and a deluxe GM’s screen with the most commonly-referencedForce Destiny Star Wars Imperials Rebels Adversary Deck rules.

The final release rounding out the Force and Destiny barrage are the Adversary decks.  Six in total, these card packs include a minimum of twenty cards that represent various NPC characters that can be encounter in-game.  Out this weekend are the Imperials and Rebels, Scum and Villany, and Citizens of the Galaxy decks, as well as the Critical Hit and Injury decks.

Jul 312015
 

Shipping on August 5th

COMICS

21ST CENTURY TANK GIRL #2 (OF 3)
8HOUSE ARCLIGHT #2 (MR)
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #2 SWA
AIRBOY #3 (OF 4) (MR)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 SWA
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #3 PICHELLI VAR
AMERICAN VAMPIRE SECOND CYCLE #9 (MR)
ANGEL AND FAITH SEASON 10 #17
BALTIMORE CULT OF THE RED KING #4 (OF 5)
BAT MITE #3 (OF 6)
BATMAN BEYOND #3
BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #5 (OF 5)
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #14
BOBS BURGERS ONGOING #2
BROKEN WORLD #3 (OF 4)
BUCKY BARNES WINTER SOLDIER #10
CIVIL WAR #2 SWA
CIVIL WAR #2 COIPEL VAR SWA
CLUSTER #6
CREEPY COMICS #21
DARK CORRIDOR #1 (MR)
DARTH VADER #8
DEADLY CLASS #15 (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #43
DETECTIVE COMICS #43 BOMBSHELLS VAR ED
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #23 (MR)
FLASH SEASON ZERO #11
FLY OUTBREAK #5 (OF 5)
FLY OUTBREAK #5 (OF 5) EC SUBSCRIPTION VAR
FUTURE IMPERFECT #4 SWA
GIANT SIZE LITTLE MARVEL AVX #3 SWA
GREEN LANTERN #43
GREEN LANTERN #43 BOMBSHELLS VAR ED
GROOT #3
GROOT #3 SUPERLOG MANGA VAR
GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #2 SWA
GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #2 YOUNG CONNECTING C VAR
GUARDIANS TEAM-UP #9
HUMANS #7 (MR)
INFINITY GAUNTLET #3 SWA
INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #2 SWA
INHUMANS ATTILAN RISING #3 SWA
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #7
INSUFFERABLE #4
JIRNI VOL 2 #1 DIRECT MARKET CVR A
JLA GODS AND MONSTERS WONDER WOMAN #1
JUPITERS CIRCLE #5 (MR)
KAPTARA #4
LADY MECHANIKA TABLET OF DESTINIES #4 (OF 6)
LOBO #9
LOONEY TUNES #226
MAD MAX FURY ROAD MAX #2 (MR)
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #10
MIDNIGHTER #3
MORNING GLORIES #47 (MR)
MS MARVEL #17 SWA
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #19
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #19 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
NAILBITER #15 (MR)
NEVERBOY #6 (OF 6)
OMEGA MEN #3
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #11 (MR)
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #6 (OF 6)
PLANET HULK #3 MALEEV LANDSCAPE WRAPAROUND VAR SWA
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES #2
PS BLACKCROSS #5 (OF 6)
RED SKULL #2 (OF 3) SWA
RED SONJA CONAN #1 (OF 4)
REGULAR SHOW #26
SAVAGE DRAGON #205
SECRET SIX #2
SEX #23 (MR)
SHADOW VOL 2 #1
SIEGE #2 SWA
SOUTHERN CROSS #2
SPIDER-ISLAND #2 (OF 5) SWA
SPIRE #2 (OF 8
STAR TREK ONGOING #47 EC SUBSCRIPTION VAR
STAR TREK ONGOING #48
STARFIRE #2
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #8
TRANSFORMERS #44
UFOLOGY #4 (OF 6)
ULTIMATE END #4 (OF 5) SWA
WAR STORIES #11 WRAP CVR (MR)
WE STAND ON GUARD #2 (MR)
WICKED & DIVINE #13 (MR)
WOODS #15
ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS #8

TPBs & HCs

ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN TP VOL 01 PRICELESS
BABA YAGAS ASSISTANT YR GN
BATMAN EARTH ONE HC VOL 01
CONAN TP VOL 17 SHADOWS OVER KUSH
GAME OF THRONES HC GN VOL 01 (MR)
GIRL GENIUS SECOND JOURNEY TP VOL 01
LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 03 CROWN OF SHADOWS
MIGHTY SKULLBOY ARMY 2ND ED TP VOL 01
TEEN TITANS TP VOL 01 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
TICK COLOR SERIES COMP WORKS TP VOL 01
VENOM BY REMENDER COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02

OTHER STUFF

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WALKING DEAD AMC 2016 16 MONTH WALL CAL

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Jul 172015
 

Magic The Gathering Origins Fat Pack boosterIt’s that time of year again (yes, again).  Magic the Gathering is launching another set that segues into a whole new era of the popular CCG.  MtG Origins is to be the final core set (reprinting old cards alongside new ones) ever, as the company will be instigating an updated release schedule this Fall.  As usual with a new Magic release, the standard boxes of booster packs, Fat Packs, and Intro Decks all release today.  Alongside those releases, however, there are also new Deck Builder’s Toolkits and Clash Packs.Walking Dead Bang Dice Game

Two, count them, two Walking Dead dice games hit the shelves this weekend!

First up, Bang! follows up its own Dice Game version and the Walking Dead Bang! edition with the Walking Dead Bang Dice Game!  Not only do players take on roles like Walking Dead Dice Game CryptozoicSheriff and Walker, similar to regular Bang!, opponents also compete to collect points while rolling dice.  But be careful, but too many zombies bites will whittle away from your overall score.

Out from Cryptozoic is the succinctly titled, Walking Dead Dice Game.  A competing version to the above Bang! variation, the Walking Dead Dice Game sees players rolling dice in order to acquire supplies and move from region to region on a mini-gameboard.  Essentially a scaled down version of the larger survival-centric Walking Dead board game.Doctor Who 8th Doctor Sourcebook

Yes, the Ninth Doctor Sourcebook came out last week.  Yes, the Eighth Doctor Sourcebook releases this weekend.  Sue us, time travel is weird.  Like each of the Sourcebooks in the Doctor Who RPG line, the Eighth Doctor Sourcebook contains a detailed explanation of this version of the Doctor’s exploits.  But, wait, the Eighth Doctor only starred in a single TV movie!  In place of other episode, Cubicle 7 has written an extended adventure that takes players across the various realms and time periods of the Crabs Adjust HumidityDoctor Who universe, all while controlling the Eighth Doctor and his various companions.

Possibly the most often asked question at Pulp Fiction is “Do you carry Cards Against Humanity?”  Sadly, the answer has always been “no,” because the makers of that game do not sell their product through gaming distributors.  Luckily, the answer has changed to “yes,” because a forward thinking company has released Crabs Adjust Humidity.  An exact copy of the format and style of Cards Against Humanity, Crabs Adjust Humidity contains new cards that can be played as a standalone game (that works exactly like CardsCthulhu's Vault Against Humanity) or incorporated into the original game.

A darker, insanity driven version of the popular storytelling game, Once Upon a Time, Cthulhu’s Vault has players competing to tell a story using classic mythos elements.  However, unlike Once Upon a Time, players must defeat an Eldar God in the game’s final round, akin to Chew Card Game Cases of the FDAthe endgame scenario of Arkham Horror.

Popular Image comic book, Chew, comes to the boardgaming workd in Chew:  Cases of the FDA.  In, Chew:  Cases of the FDA, you’ll work to solve a case pulled straight from the pages of the comic series.  Whether it’s finding clues, recruiting allies with amazing food-related powers, or sabotaging your opponents, each round you’ll work to close the book on your particular investigation before your opponents can swoop in and steal your spot as the top-food-cop in town.

Jul 172015
 

Power Up #1Power Up #1 (of 6)

-Have you missed on the ebullient fun that is Lumberjanes (Eisner winner!) and Giant Days?  Don’t miss out again!

-Boom! Studios mainstay, Kate Leth, will be writing the series, bringing to bare her previous experience on Adventure Time Fionna and Cake, Bravest Warriors, and Edward Scissorhands.

-Prophecies in most narratives revolve around epic heroes and legendary heroines.  Power Up is not that story.

-Instead, the heroes of prophecy are an apathetic woman in her late twenties, a past-his-prime athlete, a mother of two, and a goldfish.  Yes, you read that last one right.

Wolf #1Wolf #1

-Ales Kot is gaining a reputation as the Hunter S. Thompson of comics, writing some of the most psychedelic, trippy series in recent years.

-Now, Kot launches Wolf, an ongoing detective/crime story from Image Comics!

-But unlike your Chinatowns and Maltese Falcons, Wolf will have hints of the supernatural, akin to True Detective or the Dresden Files.

-Fair warning, there may also be a fair share of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice, for those that are so inclined.

JLA Gods and Monsters BatmanJLA Gods and Monsters Batman #1

-Leading up to the release DC‘s newest animated movie, this series of one-shots will detail the alternate reality versions of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.

-Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman the Animated Series, is overseeing and writing all of these one-shots.

-Each of these one-shots will feature a done-in-one story about the origins of these drastically altered characters.

-In the Batman issue, readers will find out how Kirk Langstrom, not Bruce Wayne, became the vampire Batman of this world!

Cyborg #1Cyborg #1

-Vic Stone, a founding member of the New 52 Justice League, finally receives his own ongoing series!

-Cyborg has received upgrades before, but, at the beginning of this series, he’s receives a complete overhaul!

-Writer David Walker introduces a slew of new villains for Cyborg to battle, including the Technosapiens, an alien race that want to devour Vic’s own tech.

-Bringing of this insanity to life is one of DC‘s best house artists, Ivan Reis (Blackest Night, Justice League, Green Lantern).

Jul 152015
 

Shipping on July 22nd

COMICS

68 LAST RIGHTS #1 (OF 4)
ADVENTURE TIME #42
ALL NEW HAWKEYE #4
AQUAMAN #42
ARCHIE VS PREDATOR #4 (OF 4)
ARCHIE VS SHARKNADO ONE SHOT
BATMAN 66 #25
BIRTHRIGHT #9
BLACKLIST #1
BOOK OF DEATH FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
BTVS SEASON 10 #17
CHARMED SEASON 10 #10
CYBORG #1
CYBORG #1 VAR ED
DARTH VADER #3 GRANOV 3RD PTG
DARTH VADER #6
DEATH HEAD #1 (OF 6)
DEATHSTROKE #8
E IS FOR EXTINCTION #2 SWA
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #10
EFFIGY #7 (MR)
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #10
ENORMOUS V2 #1 (OF 6)
FIGHT CLUB 2 #1 MACK MAIN CVR
FIGHT CLUB 2 #2 MAIN CVR
FIGHT CLUB 2 #2 ULTRA RARE FOC VAR
FIGHT CLUB 2 #3 MAIN CVR
FIGHT CLUB 2 #3 STEWART VAR CVR
FIVE GHOSTS #17
FLASH #42
FLY OUTBREAK #4 (OF 5)
FRANKENSTEIN UNDERGROUND #5 (OF 5)
FUTURE IMPERFECT #1 KEOWN VAR SWA
FUTURE IMPERFECT #3 SWA
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #112
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #216
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #7
GRAYSON #10
HARLEY QUINN & POWER GIRL #2 (OF 6)
HELLBREAK #5 (MR)
INFINITE LOOP #4 (OF 6)
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FOUR #6
INSUFFERABLE #3
IVAR TIMEWALKER #7
IXTH GENERATION #4
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES DOWN TOWN #6 (OF 6)
JLA GODS AND MONSTERS BATMAN #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE 3001 #2
KANAN #2
KANAN #3
KANAN #4
KANAN #4 PORTACIO VAR
LOBO #8
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #16 SWA
MAGNETO #20 SWA
MARVEL ZOMBIES #2 SWA
MICKEY MOUSE #2
MICKEY MOUSE #2 VAR COVER
MICKEY MOUSE #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #32
OLD MAN LOGAN #3 SWA
OLD MAN LOGAN #3 SORRENTINO VAR SWA
POWER UP #1 (OF 6)
PREZ #2 (OF 12)
PUNISHER #20 SWA
RICK & MORTY #4
RUNLOVEKILL #4 (MR)
SECRET WARS #4 (OF 8
SECRET WARS #4 (OF 8 STARLIN VAR
SECRET WARS BATTLEWORLD #1 (OF 4) MEDINA 2ND PTG
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #12
SINESTRO #13
SONIC UNIVERSE #78
SONS OF THE DEVIL #3 (MR)
SPIDER-WOMAN #9
STAR TREK ONGOING #47
STAR WARS #3 CASSADAY 3RD PTG
STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1 SWA
STAR-LORD AND KITTY PRYDE #1 ACTION FIGURE VAR SWA
TEEN TITANS #10
TMNT CASEY & APRIL #2 (OF 4)
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #12
TRANSFORMERS #43
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ANIMATED #1
UNCANNY X-MEN #35
UNCLE SCROOGE #4
UNCLE SCROOGE #4 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
UNCLE SCROOGE #4 VAR COVER
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #721
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #721 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
WALT DISNEY COMICS & STORIES #721 VAR COVER
WE ARE ROBIN #2
WEIRDWORLD #2 SWA
WOLF #1 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #42
X-MEN 92 #1 X-GWEN VAR

TPBs & HCs

ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA TP FEAR HIM TP
ARKHAM MANOR TP VOL 01
AWKWARD GN
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE HC VOL 1 BOOK & DVD BLU RAY
BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE SPECIAL ED HC
BATMAN YEAR ONE HC BOOK & DVD BLU RAY
DEADPOOL CLASSIC TP VOL 12 DEADPOOL CORPS
DEATH OF SUPERMAN HC DVD & BLU RAY
DREAM MERCHANT TP (MR)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS LEGEND OF DRIZZT TP VOL 02
FABLES TP VOL 22 (MR)
GALAXY QUEST JOURNEY CONTINUES TP
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 03
JLA EARTH 2 HC BOOK & DVD BLU RAY
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL 1 HC ORIGIN BOOK & DVD BLU RAY
LEGENDARY STAR-LORD TP VOL 02 RISE OF BLACK VORTEX
LOCKE & KEY HC VOL 06 ALPHA & OMEGA
MALEFIC TIME APOCALYPSE HC VOL 01
MIND MGMT HC VOL 05 THE ERASER
OCTOBER FACTION TP VOL 01
ROBERT HEINLEINS CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY TP
ROCKET RACCOON PREM HC VOL 02 STORYTAILER
SERENITY HC VOL 02 BETTER DAYS & OTHER STORIES
SEVEN WILD SISTERS SC
SIXTH GUN TP VOL 08 HELL AND HIGH WATER
SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN TP
WONDER WOMAN GODS & MORTAL HC BOOK & DVD BLU RAY

OTHER STUFF

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