Nov 082014
 

EvolutionIt’s survival of the fittest in North Star GamesEvolution.

During the set-up phase, players draw random cards that will decide what sort of creature they will play.  Each turn sequence involves phases where food resources are laid out then devoured.  Those players who did not receive any food go extinct.  Players can choose to control carnivores or herbivores, however, so some players may end up being food themselves.Bang Heroes of the Storm

Your favorite characters from the various Blizzard video game properties have invaded the board game with Bang!: Heroes of the Storm!  The popular deception mechanics of Bang!, where players take on secretive roles, each with their own purpose, combine with characters from Yugioh The New ChallengersWorld of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft.

Hot on the heels of Duelist Alliance, the Yu-gi-oh CCG receives its second set in its ninth consecutive series, The New Challengers.  The New Challengers consists of eighty new cards, including six ultra rares, ten super rares, twenty rares, fifty-four commons.  Booster packs for the set are on shelves now!Hypberborea

A  new spin on the civilization game, Hyperborea, from Asmodee, sends players into a newly discovered realm of myth and magic.  The goal of the game is to construct your own kingdom using various colored cubes, each representing different resources.  Where Asmodee has changed the dynamic up is with how players receive the cubes.  Each turn, players dig into a bag and pull out three Car Wars Steve Jacksonrandom cubes.

Steve Jackson‘s classic car versus car game has been reprinted this weekend in a new, updated version.  Car Wars basically allows players to live out the Road Warrior or Death Race 2000 by constructing their own dystopic roadsters and beating the crap out of each other.  Two to eight players construct their cars from the components included in the game, then battle for thirty minutes to decide the victor!Knightmare Chess

Steve Jackson‘s second rerelease this weekend is the updated version of Knightmare Chess.  Essentially, a variation of chess played with cards, Knightmare Chess does require a foreknowledge of chess to play.  However, those familiar with chess will love how the game is changed-up with the inclusion of cards.  During, after, or before turns players are allowed to Castles of the Mad King Ludwigplay cards from the set, with some drastically altering the move capabilities of pieces.

The Castles of Mad King Ludwig are renowned for their extravagance and grandeur, and now you have to surpass them all.  In Castles of Mad King Ludwig, players attempt to construct the most elaborate castle possible one room (one tile) at a time.  A single player takes the role of the Master Builder, who gets to decide the cost of each room tile, while the other players attempt to purchase the best option.  However, the Master Builder can only use the leftover tiles.  Walled City Londonderry and Borderlands

Walled City:  Londonerry and Borderlands finds players building a city from the ground up.  Divided into two separate rounds of gameplay, Walled City begins with a round of laying streets tiles, which separate the game board into sections.  Players then populate the sections with citizens.  During round two, walls are constructed and guarded by watchmen meeples.  Whoever has the most populated section reigns victorious.  And for more replay value, the game includes two Koryo card gameentirely different maps.

Set in a steampunk universe, Koryŏ, from Asmodee Games, is an easy to learn and expedient card game for two to four players.  Lasting only eight turns, has players laying down cards each turn, but only from a particular political family.  Each family is comprised of a certain number of cards, which can be utilized for powerful abilities and victory points.

The Doctor Who Roleplaying Game has regenerated again!Sixth Doctor Sourcebook Doctor Who

Out this weekend, the Sixth Doctor Sourcebook contains the same great materials as each of the previous volumes.  Providing the materials necessary for game masters to run a game involving the Sixth Doctor,  his companions, and enemies, the sourcebook has detailed outlines of every episode starring the Sixth Doctor, each playable as an adventure.  As well, stats are provided for key characters, monsters, and Commander Decks 2014companions, along with setting details.

Another set of five Commander Decks have been released for Magic the Gathering.

These Commander Decks are each structured around the five mana colors (black, red, white, green, blue), but include a new variant for the popular format.  Only included in these decks are special Planeswalker cards that can be used as Commanders, a possibility that was previously illegal.  As per usual, these decks contain 100 cards for a deck that is playable in the EDH/Commander format.

Jun 292012
 

What is the best in life?

To crush your enemies, see dem driven before you, and to hear de lamentation of der women.

Dat and Munchkin Conan.

Saying more isn’t really necessary, but if you’re completely out of the loop, Munchkin Conan is the newest stand-alone Munchkin game. Earlier last year you may have picked up the special Conan booster pack for the game, but now you can have an entire, separate camel punching Munchkin experience.

There’s been a lot of printing on demand lately in the Fantasy Flight neck of the woods. And we’ve been picking up what they’ve been putting down. With a blend of some restock and some brand new, here’s the most recent Fantasy Flight POD packs we’ve received.

-The new Mansions of Madness House of Fears expansion
-The Gears of War board game Misson Pack 1 card expansion
-Space Hulk Death Angel Deathwing Space Marines Pack & Tyranid Enemy Pack
-Warhammer Fantasy RPG Faith of Sigmar, Faith of Shallya, Bright Order Magic, and Dreadfleet Captains

From Wizards of the Coast, makers of Magic the Gathering, is a new Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh style, deck-based card game. Kaijudo parallels its cartoon predecessor by allowing players to find a the creature companion that best fits their personality and style of play. The Kaijudo Tatsurion vs. Razorkinder set Pulp has in stock contains all the essentials to get started in the game, including playmats and two 40 card decks.

Lets get to the main event here, folks. You’ve all been waiting for it, you’ve all been awaiting the arrival date, but wait no more! As of midnight June 30th, the new Warhammer 40K 6th edition rulebook will go on sale! And, yes, Pulp will be open to those adventurous enough to come snag a copy.

Along with the base rulebook, we will also have in stock the new skull tape measures, Munitorum templates, and psychic powers card decks.

And speaking of miniature war games, how about some Warmachine porn to finish off the night. Annnnnnnd, let’s go with the new Cygnar Stormwall & Lightning Pods, both colossal and solo.

Nov 232011
 

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BLACK FRIDAY INFORMATION:  DAY 3

-25% off comic trade paperbacks, graphic novels, and hardcovers.

-20% off board games.

-10% off CCGs (except selected limited edition items and single cards).

-Table of Deals!  Including $10 board game specials.

General Disclaimers:
*Discounts do not combine.
*Certain items from the above categories may not be discounted, ask an employee for details.
Nov 182011
 

Claim your dominion over the hinterlands by picking up Dominion: Hinterlands!

The newest expansion to the popular deck building game, Dominion: Hinterlands adds twenty-six new cards to the game.  As each expansion set has a theme to them, Hinterlands focuses on cards that give immediate satisfaction by enacting actions the moment you buy them or receive them.

A personal sidenote, regular customer Eric J. Carter created artwork for a number of cards in this set (building off his card from Dominion: Prosperity), so show him some love and pick up a copy.

Are you a refined individual?

Do you like the premium things in life?  Well, Magic the Gathering has the deck for you.  The new Graveborn Premium All-Foil Deck is a pre-built theme deck constructed around zombies, resurrection, and the undead.  With cards like Entomb, Sphinx of the Steel Wind, and Animate Dead, all foils mind you, this sucker’s a force to be reckoned with.

That and, with cards going for around $40 right now, it worth a crap ton of money.  So, even if you don’t want to play the deck, you might find it worth your while to pick up a copy, sit on it, and sell it off for a mint price later.

Speaking of collectible card games, what’s more collectible than the game where you gotta catch’em all?  Yes, Poke fans, we received an new booster box of the most recent Pokemon booster set, Black & White: Noble Victories this past Wednesday.  This set should be noted for a couple of reasons.  One, this is the third set in the Black & White trilogy, two, it introduces new Restored Pokemon cards, and, three, contains the only Rare Ultra Trainer Card ever.

As they should always be mentioned in the same breath (and I know some people will want to kill me after saying that), it should be noted that we also have a new booster box of Yu-Gi-Oh: Photon Shockwave.  Let the CCG rivalry begin!

Of course, the logical place to go after Pokemon is zombies.  Hey, that new set does have a Restored Pokemon card, so it’s not too much of a stretch.

Anyway, it has been a year since Outbreak: Undead made its way onto the indy RPG scene.  In that time, the creators of the game have released a slew of content on their website.  The new Outbreak: Undead Annual volume 1 collects all these expansive supplements, including new missions, horror traits, zombies, and One Big Monsters.

Joining the few and far between collection of co-operative play games in the world, Panic Station might be one of the first to throw horror into the mix.  Set in a futuristic base where an alien threat has broken loose, players have to work together to find the alien hive and destroy it.  Sounds simple enough, right?  Wrong.  Within the group of four to six players will be an infected member who must keep their identity secret as they slowly and purposefully infect the other players, attempting to thwart the humans’ mission altogether.

If you’re looking for a paranoia-filled version of Forbidden Island, this very well might it.

If you’re looking for a pre-generated adventure for you tenth level character in Pathfinder, the new Forest of Spirits can offer it to you.  Containing the aforementioned adventure, crafted by Richard Prett, a mysterious study of the kami, protectors of the forest, crafted by Mike Shel, an equivalent look into the Minkai by Jesse Benner, along with a crap ton of other info on Oda’s gambling house, monsters, and geisha’s.

Let your war banner fly with the new Runewars: Banners of War expansion.

Containing eight new unit types (that’s two for each faction, folks), new development cards that allow you to improve existing units as well as gain faction-specific abilities, and the Commanders of the Battlefield variant that lets you assign certain heroes to lead your forces, this is an expansion to be reckoned with.

Seriously, I saw it knock a dude out the moment it popped out of the shipping box.  

You’ve got your banner, you’ve got your premium deck, and you’re headed to the Hinterlands, but have you got your ticket?

That’s okay, because the new Ticket to Ride: Asia is in stock.  This expansion (you’ll need the base game or Ticket to Ride: Europe to play) supplies two entirely new boards for play.  One being the Team Asia board where players compete against each other in teams as they build railways across greater Asia.  The second is Legendary Asia, which offers easier routes, but beware the mountain routes.  If you’re looking for a way to alter your experience with one of the best board games ever, then board the train and settle down for the journey.

Jun 012011
 

Are you ready to Redakai!?

Technically, you can’t be ready yet, as this new CCG doesn’t go on sale until June 4th (this Saturday), but that shouldn’t stop you from getting hyped about it.

In line with Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon, and Magic the Gathering, Redakai is a monster battle game based off of an Anime cartoon on Cartoon Network.  Ah, but here lies the rub, Redakai introduces a plethora of new mechanics that other CCG battle games do not have.

All the cards are printed with 3D holographic artwork so the monsters actually jump out of the cards!  Also, (similar to the card game Gloom) certain cards are made to overlay with monster cards boosting their abilities or granting them new ones.

If that sounds exciting to you and your mind is salivating to the question “How do I get this?”, then keep reading.  First off, again, the sell date for any and all Redakai product is June 4th, on that Saturday, though, you will want to gravitate to the Championship Set.  Within this hefty box are all the essentials for getting started:  a full deck, a screen for concealing your cards, a Gold Pack rare, and a ton of other items.

As the game is played by stacking monster and attack cards onto your base character card, you might want to explore the X-Drive Power Packs (basically boosters) and the Structure Decks once you get going to add more of each type of card to your arsenal.

Pulp is receiving all the Redakai options you could desire, so if you’re looking to dive in head first, you know where to go.