Boss Monster Review!

Boss Monster Review!

Boss Monster Brotherwise Games 2-4 Players 15-30 Minutes $24.99 Highly Recommended I recently picked up a copy of Boss Monster — a Kickstarter funded dungeon-building card game by Brotherwise games. In Boss Monster, you play as the boss at the end of a side-scrolling video game dungeon.  You need to expand your lair to attract and slay heroes, expanding and advancing you rdungeon one room at a time.  Lure in weak heroes to destroy them…

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Jace vs Vraska!

Jace vs Vraska!

The latest Duel Deck has just launched today, this time pitting two Planeswalkers against each other!  Jace and Vraska! Jace Beleren is a Planeswalker who wields blue magic. His specialty is mental magic: spells of mind-reading, illusion, knowledge, and deception. Vraska is a black and green-aligned gorgon planeswalker. Her life had been fairly simple in the undercity, as part of the Golgari Swarm. However, on a world such as Ravnica, even a simple life can…

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Heroes Unite Review

Heroes Unite DC Deckbuilding by Cryptozoic   Heroes Unite is the second DC Comics Deckbuilding game by Cryptozoic. It can be played as a standalone game or mixed with the original. Cryptozoic has a variety of titles in their line of deckbuilding games (from the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit series, DC Comics and Street Fighter) that use their Cerebus engine mechanics. That is to say that they each play mostly the same, but with some…

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Gameday Unleashes the Horde!

Gameday Unleashes the Horde!

Gameday is coming! Unleash the Horde! Saturday, March 1st is Gameday.  For fans of Magic the Gathering, it’s an event you shouldn’t miss! Starting at 9AM, Gameday features both a Standard tournament and the Face the Horde event deck. The Standard Tournament requires a $5 entry fee and players will compete for the Champion playmat (featuring minotaur art), full art foil Pain Seer cards and other prizes. Challenge the “Face the Horde” event deck to…

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Why You Need to Give Board Games a Chance

Why You Need to Give Board Games a Chance

There’s been a recent resurgence in board games. If you were to walk into Heroes’ Beacon any given evening, you will probably find a table or two full of folks staring thoughtfully at a board covered in counters and meeples. More and more people are cracking out board games and the variety of board games available seems to be growing steadily. But why should you bring a board game home? #1 Unplugging from the Internet…

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Heroes’ Beacon Big Restock!

Heroes’ Beacon Big Restock!

As some of you may have noticed, we ran short on a fair number of our trades at the end of the year — especially first issues.  We were hoping to get that addressed with a large order of new products. Good news — the products have arrived!  We’ve received a very large number of trade paperbacks as well as some toys, apparel and other items.  Our big gaming order won’t arrive until Thursday —…

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Card Game Review: Legendary – A Marvel Deck Building Game

Card Game Review: Legendary – A Marvel Deck Building Game

Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game Upper Deck Entertainment 2-5 Players 45 Minutes 14yrs and up HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Legendary was one of the two deck building games I had the opportunity to play this past New Year’s Eve.  I thought I’d give my thoughts on the game based on my first two playthroughs.  It’s not so different from other deck building games but it does add some complexities and mechanics that make the game both…

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Card Game Review: Lord of the Rings Deck Building Game

Card Game Review: Lord of the Rings Deck Building Game

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Deck Building Game Cryptozoic Entertainment 2-5 Players 30 Minutes 10yrs and up HIGHLY RECOMMENDED We recently held a New Year’s Eve party at Heroes’ Beacon that had the group of us playing a variety of board games and card games.  It was a good opportunity for everyone to try a few new games.  I thought I’d would post some reviews of some of the deck building…

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Card Game Review: S’Quarrels

Card Game Review: S’Quarrels

S’Quarrels 2+ Players 15 Minutes 8yrs and up RECOMMENDED Looking for a quick, fun game for the whole family?  You can’t really go wrong with S’Quarrels.  The game was featured as one of the store’s Staff Picks and we’ve cleared through a number of copies we’ve had in stock. S’Quarrels has you and your friends collecting nuts by matching numbered cards.  Having 3-of-a-kind of any specific numbered nuts and you can place the matched set…

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New Games

[expand title=”October 10th” expanded=”true”] Board Games Forbidden Desert Helpers of Catan Relic Runners Squarrels Card Game Spooky Stairs Talisman 4th Edition Tsuro Tsuro of the Seas Card Games Android: Netrunner Doctor Who Card Game Gloom Munchkin Zombies Resistance Seven Wonders Seven Wonders – Leaders Seven Wonders – Cities Smash Up Awesome Level 9000 Theros Elspeth Deck Protectors Theroes Ashiok Deck Protectors Theroes Xenagos Deck Protectors Theroes Boosters Ultra Pro Heroes vs Monster Deck Box Dice…

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