Jul 192016
 

Mystic ValeNew this week is one of AEG’s (Love Letter, Smash Up) most-hyped games! Mystic Vale is a 2-4 player “Card-Crafting” Deck builder, in which players take on the roles of druids attempting to cleanse their tainted homelands. Many have played deck builders where you spend resources crafting together the perfect stack of cards, but in Mystic Vale players get to build the cards themselves. With expansions already in the works, do not miss out on this unique and exciting game!

Ascension, War of ShadowsWhile on the topic of deck building games, the grandfather of them all has a new expansion out! Ascension, War of Shadows pushes players into reawakening heroes and constructs of the past and throws some new mechanics in with it. As the balance between light and dark shifts, cards gain additional powers depending on whether it is day or night. Play this as a stand-alone 1-4* player game, or combine War of Shadows with other Ascension games to play up to 6 players.

Castles of Burgandy Card GameIt’s easy to get stuck inside in the hot summer sun, daydreaming of a better time. Instead of embracing the misery, try reliving the Renaissance with a new and portable take on a Stefan Feld classic! The Castles of Burgundy Card game provides two players the opportunity to propel their European estates into prosperity through strategic trade and commerce! In true Stefan Feld fashion: Tiny Box, Lots of decisions.

Jul 132016
 

Shipping on July 20th

COMICS

A&A #5
ACTION COMICS #958 2ND PTG
ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL #6
ALL NEW INHUMANS #9
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #10 CW2
AQUAMAN #1 2ND PTG
AQUAMAN #3
AQUAMAN #3 VAR ED
ASSASSINS CREED #10
ASTONISHING ANT-MAN #10
ASTRO CITY #37
AXCEND #5
BACK TO THE FUTURE CITIZEN BROWN #3 (OF 5)
BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY REBIRTH #1
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BATMAN #3
BATMAN #3 VAR ED
BETTY & VERONICA #1 CVR A REG ADAM HUGHES
BETTY & VERONICA #1 CVR E VAR CLIFF CHIANG
BETTY & VERONICA #1 CVR F VAR COLLEEN COOVER
BETTY & VERONICA #1 CVR I VAR FRANCAVILLA
BETTY & VERONICA #1 CVR Q VAR AUDREY MOK
BLACK HAMMER #1
BLACK PANTHER #1 STELFREEZE 3RD PTG VAR
BLACK ROAD #4 (MR)
BLACK WIDOW #5
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #143
BTVS SEASON 10 #29
CAPTAIN AMERICA STEVE ROGERS #2
CASANOVA ACEDIA #6 (MR)
CHEW #56 (MR)
CLEAN ROOM #10 (MR)
CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS #10
DARTH VADER #23
DARTH VADER #23 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR
DEADPOOL AND MERCS FOR MONEY #1
DEATHSTROKE ANNUAL #2
DEPT H #3
DEPT H #4
DETECTIVE COMICS #935 2ND PTG
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR A WADA
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR B KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR C NORD
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR D LUPACCHINO
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR E CGC REPLICA PEREZ
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR F EMOJI VARIANT
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR H A&A INTERLOC
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR I KANO
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR J COOVER
FAITH (ONGOING) #1 CVR K COLORING BOOK
FLASH #1 2ND PTG
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM DOUBLE TAP #1 (OF 9) (MR)
GFT ESCAPE FROM MONSTER ISLAND #6 (OF 6)
GFT HELLCHILD #5 (OF 5)
GFT ROBYN HOOD I LOVE NY #2 (OF 12)
GREEN ARROW #2
GREEN ARROW #3
GREEN ARROW #3 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERNS #3
GREEN LANTERNS #3 VAR ED
GROO FRAY OF THE GODS #1
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1
HELLBLAZER REBIRTH #1 VAR ED
HUNT #1 (MR)
I HATE FAIRYLAND #7
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR FIVE #14
ISLAND #9
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES WILD CARD #4 (OF 6)
JOYRIDE #4 (OF 4)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 VAR ED
LAZARUS #23 (MR)
LUCIFER #8 (MR)
LUMBERJANES #28
MANIFEST DESTINY #21
MICKEY MOUSE SHORTS SEASON 1 #1
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #5
MOON KNIGHT #1 SMALLWOOD 3RD PTG
MOON KNIGHT #2 SMALLWOOD 3RD PTG
MOON KNIGHT #3 SMALLWOOD 2ND PTG
MOON KNIGHT #4
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #22
NIGHTHAWK #3
NOVA #9 CW2
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT #8 CW2
PROPHET EARTH WAR #5 (OF 6) (MR)
RAI #15
RUMBLE #12
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #3
SCOOBY APOCALYPSE #3 VAR ED
SHE WOLF #2 (MR)
SIMPSONS COMICS #231
SNOTGIRL #1
SPIDER-MAN #6 CW2
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #6
SPIDER-MAN DEADPOOL #7
SQUADRON SUPREME #9 CW2
STAR WARS #21
STAR WARS #21 CHRISTOPHER ACTION FIGURE VAR
SUPERMAN #2
SUPERMAN #3
SUPERMAN #3 VAR ED
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #2
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR
THUNDERBOLTS #3
ULTIMATES #9 CW2
UNCANNY X-MEN #10 AW
VELVET #15 (MR)
WEIRD DETECTIVE #2 (OF 5)
WOLF #9 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #1 2ND PTG
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS #4

TPBs & HCs

AGENTS OF SHIELD TP VOL 01 COULSON PROTOCOLS
BATGIRL TP VOL 02 TO THE DEATH
CAPTAIN MARVEL TP VOL 01 RISE OF ALPHA FLIGHT
CHRONICLES OF CONAN TP VOL 32 SECOND COMING SHUMA
CLOUD ORIGINAL GN HC
FOUR EYES TP VOL 02 HEARTS OF FIRE (MR)
HOUSE OF MONTRESOR TP
HUCK TP
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 03 EXODUS (MR)
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY DIGEST TP
PLUTONA TP
ROCKET RACCOON AND GROOT TP VOL 01
STAR WARS OBI-WAN AND ANAKIN TP
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL AND GREAT LAKES AVENGERS TP
X-MEN TRIAL OF GAMBIT TP

OTHER STUFF

OVERSTREET COMIC BK PG SC VOL 46
SHAFT ORIGINAL NOVEL (MR)

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Jul 082016
 

Smallworld Pocket EncyclopediaWe know everyone is working to flesh out their Pokedex on Pokemon Go, but this weekend Days of Wonder is dropping their own encyclopedia for Small World.  The Small World Pocket Encyclopedia is a must-buy for all of the Small World purists and collectors out there.  A smartly designed, pocket sized  hardcover volume, the Small World Pocket Encyclopedia contains not only a full set of easy-access rules for the game, but also an FAQ, designer notes, and, most importantly, sixty-three individual entries detailing every race and special power from the base game and all of the expansions.The Grizzled At Your Order

Only the truly rough, tough, and resilient survived during the Great War.  The same applies to The Grizzled.  A strategic cooperative card game set during World War I, The Grizzled receives its first expansion set this weekend.  At Your Orders! provides additional special missions for players to complete during gameplay, both in experienced and novice versions to satisfy new and old gamers alike.  Even more exciting, At Your Orders! also provides expanded rulesets for two player or solo play for the original base game.

Stellar ConflictLike an expanded, card game version of Galaga, Stellar Conflict is another card game set in the Among the Stars universe.  Taking place over two tense, speedy rounds, Stellar Conflict plays for ten minutes with two to four players.  In round one, players swiftly select ships from a variety of options, choosing them based off of their abilities and availability.  Once that round is complete, these ships are deployed against an invading fleet of alien cruisers that must be vanquished by the armada you have chosen.  Hopefully you haven’t chosen poorly.Mysterium Hidden Signs

You thought you’d solved the mystery and escaped the Mysterium.  You were wrong.  Mysterium:  Hidden Signs is the first expansion for the popular horror tinged game, Mysterium.  Expanding the options and gameplay, this set includes six suspects, six locations, and six objects to deepen the gameplay.  Forty-two new vision cards are also included in order to provide players with a range of new communication options.  Also, if you manage to grab the first printing of this expansion, you’ll receive three promo cards that can be used in the base game.

Rick and Morty Total RickallCryptozoic capitalizes on the extreme popularity of Adult Swim‘s Rick and Morty series with the first card game based on the show.  Featuring a quick learning curve, Rick and Morty:  Total Rickall plays well with two to five players over the course of twenty to thirty minutes.  Always ready to skewer pop culture, Rick and Morty:  Total Rickall is a play off of The Thing, with Rick and Morty attempting to cleanse their house of shapshifting parasites that have disguised themselves as friends and family.  Work your way through these opponents, but be careful not to eliminate the real versions!Kitty Paw

There is never enough cute cat games in the world.  Proving that fact, Kitty Paw is a new dexterity and reaction game out this weekend.  For audiences young and old, Kitty Paw is a one to four player game that can take anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes to play.  In the game, players rush to draw and play various cat cards in order to match a designated pattern assigned at the beginning of the round.  Of course, that’s too simple.  Players also will be forced to use only one “cat paw” when drawing and playing X-Wing Star Wars Imperial Veteransthese cards as well as pulling from the same draw pile as all other players.

Be ready to get those Tie-Fighter sound effects stuck in your head, because Fantasy Flight has just released another Empire expansion for the X-Wing miniature game.  In Imperial Veterans, players receive two ships, the Crimson Tie and the Tie-Bomber.  The former is all about nimble movement and swift attacking, while the latter hits opponents with a painful barrage of explosives.  This expansion contains all of the materials for players to use either or both ships in their next X-Wing game.

Jul 082016
 

Monstress v.1 tpbMonstress v.1 tpb

-Praised as one of last year’s best new ongoing series, Monstress is now out in trade paperback!

-Blending elements of anime, Hayao Miyazaki films, and steampunk, Monstress is unlike any other Image comics you’ll read.

-Taking place in an alternate reality, Monstress follows a young girl who has survived a treacherous war as she leads a rebellion against the ruling class.

-Sana Takeda’s art is worth the $9.99 price tag alone, as all six issues of her gorgeously intricate painted artwork is included.

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern CORPS Rebirth #1Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern CORPS

-You’ve read Green Lanterns, now dive into the rest of the Green Lantern CORPS!

-Robert Venditti, who took over for Geoff Johns during the New 52 era, is back to helm this title.

-Those looking for classic Green Lantern action will find it in the Hal Jordan series, as he, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, and Jon Stewart face off against Sinestro.

-Ethan Van Sciver and a slew of other great artists will be illustrating the issues of this ongoing series, switching off as the series progresses.

New Super-ManNew Super-Man #1

-Even though there’s a new Clark Kent/Superman on the block, there’s still room for one more!

-Kong Kenan is the Super-Man of China, both trying to deal with his new found powers and form his very own Justice League.

-Having finished out the New 52 era for the Superman series, Gene Luen Yang is now launching this new ongoing series.

-Yang is also well known for writing the stellar Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels for Dark Horse!

Nightwing Rebirth #1Nightwing Rebirth #1

-Even though Grayson was one of DC‘s best ongoing series, everyone’s been dying for Dick Grayson to return to the Nightwing mantle!  Well, he’s back and he’s in blue and black!

-Tim Seeley (Revival, Grayson) sticks around to write the Nightwing series going forward!

-Transitioning back into the world of superheroes, Dick has to hone his skills by working with a new mentor named Raptor.

-As these two train, they attempt to strike back against an organization that has caused the Bat-Family immense distress:  The Court of Owls.

Jun 242016
 

S Petersen's Field Guide to Lovecraftian Horrors Call of CthulhuWhether you’re a fan of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror mythos or just a roleplayer who is looking for a chilling, supernatural setting to run your players through, the seventh edition of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying system will supply everything you need.  In the Call of Cthulhu Keeper’s Rulebook, players will find all the rules they need to begin a game in the setting.  You will control detectives exploring the dangerous, cult-ridden, eerie realms that others dare not enter.  Complement your core rulebook with S. Petersen’s Field Guide to Lovecraftain Horrors, a dense volume of creatures, stats, and habitats that will flesh out your gaming experience in the most skin-crawling ways.Kill Doctor Lucky new print

Having been reprinted countless times, Kill Doctor Lucky is back in its newest version!  Over nearly twenty years, this reverse murder mystery board game has attracted first-time players with each reprinting and this time is no different.  For two to eight players, Kill Doctor Lucky is, essentially, reverse Clue.  Various guests attempt to isolate the roaming Doctor Lucky in a secluded room in order to off him and inherent his vast fortune.  Excellent for larger groups of friends with a Naruto Shippuden board gamedarkly tinged humorous streak.

Fans of Naruto now have a new way to experience the cult favorite anime series.  Naruto Shippuden The Board Game drops players into the world of the series, letting them use detailed miniatures to control characters from the show as they track down the Akatsuki organization as they lay waste to the countryside.  Travel the world and use your ninja skills to thwart the evildoers in each town.Star Trek Panic

You might have heard that there is a new Star Trek movie coming out.  Or that it’s the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved sci-fi series.  Capitalizing on those facts, Fireside Games has released Star Trek Panic, another version of the popular Castle Panic.  In this version of the game, players will control crew members of the USS Enterprise, including Kirk, Spock, and “Bones,” as the ship is assaulted by Romulans, Klingons, and other alien races.  Your challenge is to coordinate as a crew to keep your shields up and dispatch your enemies.

Dominion EmpiresCan you believe Dominion has made it to ten expansions?  With Dominion: Empires, the world of the popular deck building game expands far beyond its previous realms.  In this three hundred card expansion, players receive a range of new and exciting cards, including ones that players buy during one round, but pay for in the next, dual cards, and landmarks that exponentially increase your scoring power.  As well, VP tokens and Events from previous versions of the game gain additional materials.  Combine Empires with either base Dominion game or any of the other nine expansions to alter gameplay and enhance your experience!