First, the new Epic Campaign starter set applies the same stand-alone adventure format that was featured in the previous Lord of the Rings starter set, including an individual campaign, maps, dice, and eight miniatures of core characters like Bilbo, Gandalf, and Thorin Oakenshield. Pick up this set for a complete adventure in a box! And anyone who does pick up a copy will receive a promo Golem miniature! Or pick up a single figure booster to add other extra characters to your party. So says Smaug!
Wizards of the Coast is already getting into the holiday spirit by releasing their first ever Magic the Gathering Holiday Gift Box. Inside this magical box are tons of wonderful contents for a low price. There are four Return to Ravnica booster packs, full-art card dividers, stickers to personalize these dividers any way you like, a stack of land, a special promo art version of Dreg Mangler, and all of these goodies come stocked within a giant card box capable of holding 2,000 cards. I don’t think it’ll fit in a stocking, but don’t let that stop you from buying it for you favorite Magic player.
You don’t have to own a round table to play this next game, but it doesn’t hurt. Shadows Over Camelot, the popular Days of Wonder cooperative game set in Arthurian times, now exists in a card game format. Shadows Over Camelot: The Card Game brings the same cooperative gameplay of the original down to a easy-travel, quicker to play format. Players band together to complete quests within a time limit, battling Morgan le Fay and looking to Merlin for assistance. The fate of the round table is decided by the amount of white and black swords the valiant knights accumulate. Of course, some knights might not be as trustworthy as others.
After all the worst events known to humankind descend upon the planet, you are a weary survivor, fighting for your life. New disaster card types keep you on your feet while four new classes give you plenty of options to out last them. As usual you can reach level 10 or, special to this version of Munchkin, you can choose to open seven seals and bring about the end of the world. Plus, for a little extra insanity, Axe Cop‘s Ethan Nicolle provides a guest Monster for the game. Don’t be an errand boy sent by grocery clerks by avoiding the newest Munchkin set, instead love the smell of napalm in the morning and pick a copy up.
Ascension: Immortal Heroes brings the strategy and tactics of Magic the Gathering to a board game environment, thanks to Pro Tour creators Rob Dougherty and Brian Kibler. Wield the power of the new Soul Gems to gain access to powerful heroes form the past. You can play the game as either a two player stand-alone game or as an expansion to Ascension: Storm of Souls.