Jan 242015
 

Small World Royal BonusSmall World is really becoming a misnomer at this point.

Days of Wonder has released two more expansions for the popular Risk-like board game, including Small World:  Royal Bonus and Leaders of Small World.  The former expansion features three new races and powers, including the Behemoth race which are giant Hippos in ties and dresses.  And, yes, they are as awesome as they sound.  The Leaders of Small World expansion adds an entirely new ability to the game where players can opt into a leader token whenever they purchase their race/power combo.

Get ready to have that theme song stuck in your head, because IDW Games released The X-Files: Board Game this The X-Files Board Gameweekend.  Playing similarly to Letters from White Chapel and Last Night on Earth, two to four players control agents solving paranormal cases across America, while another player controls the Cigarette Smoking Man, who throws obstacles in the path of the agents at every turn.  With a possible reboot of the cult favorite series around the corner, now’s the time to sample this new board game.

Fate Reforged Fat Pack Intro DeckLike clockwork, the newest Magic the Gathering set, the first for 2015, is out this weekend.  The second set in the Khans of Tarkir block, Fate Reforged also features tri-color clans as a foundation mechanic for the set.  As usual, this release weekend sees the arrival of not only boxes of Fate Reforged boosters, but the standard Fat Pack and Intro Deck materials, as well.  A newer addition to the launch weekend releases is the Clash Pack, a halfway point between the Event Decks and the Duel Decks.Trieste_Slipcover_v2

Coup, The Resistance, and Avalon have skyrocketed in popularity recently, so every gaming company wants to get in on the deception card game, uh, game.  Victory Point Games is the first company throwing their hat in the ring with Trieste.  Trieste is a three player deception card game, where players select one of three roles (Thief, Merchant, or City Watch) to command.  Each role comes with their own deck of cards and specialty win conditions, as well.  All turns are played simultaneously, with each player not knowing what their opponents will play until it is played.

DiamonstersIDW is diving head first into their gaming division with not only the X-Files game mentioned earlier, but also the new Diamonsters card game.  A good family game, Diamonsters is a set collection game where players start out with the exact same hand, but attempt to collect sets of different cards.  The choices are either three monsters of one kind or five diamonds, but beware some of the monsters will devour your diamonds.  As well, the game is designed and illustrated by the artists behind Machi Koro.Machi Koro Harbor expansion

And speaking of Machi Koro and IDW. . .

Development continues in the quirky, colorful town of Machi Koro with the Harbor expansion.  The first expansion for Machi Koro, Harbor adds thirteen new cards, including seaports and airports.  As well, the win condition for the game is no longer four, but six landmarks.  Grab a copy and get up to five players building up the town.

Jan 232015
 

Munchkin #1Munchkin #1

-Steve Jackson and John Kovalic have dominated gaming with their Munchkin card series for years.  Now they’re coming to comics.

-Another quirky, humorous series from the growing Boom! Box line of comics (Lumberjanes, Teen Dog, Adventure Time)!

-A crunchy, snarky, dungeon crawly comic series, Munchkin takes all the fantasy parody from the card game and weaves them into short stories by a slew of up-and-coming writers and artists.

-Also, for those avid Munchkin collectors out there, every new issue will come with an original Munchkin promo card that can be incorporated into the base card game.

The Dying and the Dead #1The Dying and the Dead

-Jonathan Hickman, writer of East of West and Manhattan Projects, launches another new ongoing series from Image Comics.

-Pulpy storytelling akin to Five Ghosts blended with the surreal science of Manhattan Projects, The Dying and the Dead is Hickman’s ode to serial adventures of old!

-When a dead friend of The Colonel (this world’s version of Indiana Jones) is killed at their wedding, he’s propelled into the hunt for an ancient artifact that could spell doom for the entire world.

-One of the first Must Read series of 2015!

Effigy #1Effigy #1

-Celebrity scandals and murder mysteries slam together in this new Vertigo series!

-Tim Seeley, creator of Hack/Slash and writer of Batman Eternal and Grayson, launches this new ongoing series.

-After an embarrassing sex tape scandal, former child star, Chondra Jackson, returns to her hometown only to get wrapped up in a murder mystery that resembles an episode of the show she used to star on.

-When you’ve got a cult of wackos wanting to sacrifice you for your magical celebrity blood, you realize it’s tough being famous.

Uncanny Avengers #1 Uncanny Avengers

-Seems like only yesterday that Rick Remender launched the Marvel NOW! flagship title, Uncanny Avengers.  Well, everything old is new again.

-Spinning out of the events of Avengers vs. X-Men Axis, this relaunched Uncanny Avengers series is a fresh jumping-on point for new readers.

-What an unusual team!  Sabertooth takes over the role of Wolverine, while Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Sam Wilson’s Captain America, and the Vision.  Oh, and the fan favorite Brother Voodoo also makes his triumphant return!

-Joining Remender in relaunching this flagship title is Daniel Acuña and his fluid, painterly artwork.

Jan 212015
 

Shipping on  January 28th

COMICS

ADVENTURE TIME #36
ALEX + ADA #12
ALL NEW INVADERS #14
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #10 SV
AMAZING X-MEN #16
ANGRY BIRDS #8
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #3 (OF 4)
AQUAMAN #38
ARKHAM MANOR #4
BATMAN #38
BATMAN #38 COMBO PACK
BATMAN #38 FLASH 75 VAR ED
BATMAN #38 VAR ED
BATMAN ETERNAL #43
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #8
BITCH PLANET #2 (MR)
BODIES #7 (OF 8 (MR)
CASANOVA ACEDIA #1 (MR)
CATWOMAN #38
COLDER BAD SEED #4
CONAN THE AVENGER #10
DANGER CLUB #6
DEADPOOL #41
DEATH VIGIL #6 (OF 8 (MR)
DEATHSTROKE #4
DYING AND THE DEAD #1
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #17
EFFIGY #1 (MR)
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #7
EVIL WITHIN #4 (OF 4)
FADE OUT #2 2ND PTG
FIVE GHOSTS #13
FLASH #38
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #210
GOTHAM ACADEMY #4
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #3
GRAVEYARD SHIFT #2 (OF 4)
HALO ESCALATION #14
HARLEY QUINN #14
HARLEY QUINN #14 FLASH 75 VAR ED
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #2
HELLBOY AND THE BPRD #2 (OF 5) 1952
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #7
INHUMAN #11
JUDGE DREDD #27
JUSTICE INC #6 (OF 6)
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #38
KING FLASH GORDON #1 (OF 4)
KING THE PHANTOM #1 (OF 4)
LIFE AFTER #1 RETAILER SUMMIT VAR COVER (MR)
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #3
MAXX MAXXIMIZED #16
MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #2 (OF 5) (MR)
MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #3 (OF 5) (MR)
MEN OF WRATH BY AARON AND GARNEY #4 (OF 5) (MR)
MULTIVERSITY GUIDEBOOK #1
MUNCHKIN #1
MUNCHKIN #1 PAROLINE & LAMB VAR
MUNCHKIN #1 COPY INCV KOVALIC VAR
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #27
NEW 52 FUTURES END #39 (WEEKLY)
NEW AVENGERS #29 TRO
NOVA #26
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4 (OF 4)
QUANTUM & WOODY MUST DIE #1 (OF 4)
RASPUTIN #4 (MR)
RED LANTERNS #38
REVIVAL #27 (MR)
SECRET AVENGERS #12
SECRET ORIGINS #9
SEX #19 (MR)
SEX CRIMINALS #10 (MR)
SHIELD #2
SINESTRO #9
SKYLANDERS #5
SONIC BOOM #4
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #8 SV
SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #2
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #2 (MR)
THOR #4
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS SERIES 3 #2
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #4 (OF 4)
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #4 (OF 4) SUBSCRIPTION VAR
TOMB RAIDER #12
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #6
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #3 (OF 4)
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #11
UMBRAL #12 (MR)
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1
UNCANNY AVENGERS #1 DELLOTTO VAR
UNCANNY X-MEN #30
UNITY #14
V-WARS #10
WOLVERINES #4
X-FILES SEASON 10 #20
X-O MANOWAR #32
ZERO #14

TPBs & HCs

BLACK SCIENCE TP VOL 02 WELCOME NOWHERE
CRIMINAL TP VOL 01 COWARD (MR)
DEADPOOL TP ONES WITH DEADPOOL
GOTG ALL NEW X-MEN TP TRIAL OF JEAN GREY
HARBINGER TP VOL 06 OMEGAS
JIM BUTCHERS DRESDEN FILES WAR CRY HC
JOKER HC
LIFE AFTER TP VOL 01 (MR)
LIFE EATERS TP
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA TP VOL 01
POWERS HC VOL 01 DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (MR)
SAGA DLX ED HC VOL 01
SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN TP VOL 18
SHOWCASE PRESENTS BLUE BEETLE TP
SQUIDDER TP
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 10 NEW MUTANT ORDER
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN TP VOL 02 DEATH OF WOLVERINE

OTHER STUFF

FABRIKATIONS GOTG ROCKET RACCOON SOFT SCULPT PLUSH
GOTG ELECTRONIC DANCING BABY GROOT
HARLEY QUINN HARLEY CARD MIGHTY WALLET
JUSTICE LEAGUE MIGHTY WALLET
POP FIREFLY KAYLEE FRYE VINYL FIG
POP FIREFLY ZOE WASHBURNE VINYL FIG
PREVIEWS #317 FEBRUARY 2015

 Posted by at 3:42 pm
Jan 172015
 

Miniature Battles Game MatsGetting tired of playing your X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing games on a boring, plain kitchen table?  Well, HCD Game Supplies has finally released two specialized playmats that are intended to be used with the previously mentioned, space-based miniature games.  These 3′ x 3′ game mats come in a Star Field (vast blackness with dots of stars) and Space Battles (planets) designs.Settlers of Catan Convertible game board

Another gaming accessory for an even popular game is also on shelves this weekend.  The Settlers of Catan Convertible Game Board is an official release from the makers of Settlers of Catan that will help to stop your Catan tiles from sliding all over the table or game pieces getting knocked over.  This hard plastic template piece houses the gaming tiles, while also providing enough space in between tiles to build roads.  This board will also Sons of Anarchy Grim Bastards Club Expansionsupport a six player game of Catan.

The board game adaptation of FX‘s popular motorcycle gang series, Sons of Anarchy, receives an expansion this weekend.  The Grim Bastards Club Expansion is an add-on pack that, when added to the base Sons of Anarchy:  Men of Mayhem, can expand the game for up to five players (or six if you already have the Calaveras Club Expansion).Kitsune of Foxes and Fools

Pulling from Japanese culture, Kitsune:  Of Foxes and Fools is a new hand management card game that puts players into the role of an ancient fox spirit.  These Kitsune punish the foolish, sinful mistakes of humans, earning their tails when they do.  Players will uses cards to reprimand humans, attempting to earn nine tails as a means of attaining victory.

Carcassonne Gold RushCarcassonne Around the World is a recent themed set of Carcassonne expansions that take the base tile-laying and meeple placement from the original game and drop them into different times and locals.  Gold Rush is the second release in this set, sending players back to late 1800s America.  Instead of castles and roads, players will be hunting for gold in mines and placing tents.  Of course, you can always choose to steal your opponent’s gold if your digging isn’t turning a profit.

Long awaited, the third deluxe expansion for the Fantasy Flight Star Wars LCG game is Star Wars Between the Shadowsout!

In Between the Shadows players received cards that highlight the Jedi and Scum & Villainy factions.  Included in the expansion are twenty-six entirely new objective sets.  Among the characters that players will be allowed to use are fan favorites like Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Jan 172015
 

Warhammer 40K Logo

PAINT AND PATROL

The January Warhammer 40K Tournament will be on Saturday, January 24th.

This will be a 500-point tournament, with armies built using the Allied Detachment FOC. For this event, all armies must be completely painted to a three-color standard.

Sign-up/set-up begins at 10 AM, with the first round starting at 11 AM. Registration fee is $10, and you can register ahead of time at Pulp Fiction. 12 spots available.

 Posted by at 11:39 am