Board Game Spotlight December 10th

Board Game Spotlight December 10th

    A Study in Emerald (2nd Edition) Publisher: Tree Frog Games Price: $72.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 2 – 5 Playing Time: 60 minutes Mechanic: Area Control, Auction / Bidding, Card Drafting, Hand Management It is 1882, and the Old Ones are already here. They arrived seven hundred years ago and have been ruling the planet ever since. The majority of people just get on with their lives, accepting their monstrous rulers. However, a growing…

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Pandemic: Legacy Season 1 Red Box Review

Pandemic: Legacy Season 1 Red Box Review

Pandemic: Legacy Season 1, Red Box Z-Man Games Plays 2-4 Takes about an hour Highly Recommended/5 stars/Just Get It This past weekend was our 24 Hours of Gaming event for the IWK! If you missed it, the highlights were 12 people playing Telestrations using Cards Against Humanity cards for the word choices. Yes, it is as insane and NSFW as you might imagine. And completely fun. I missed that particular game because I was cracking…

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Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Lord of the Rings (Living Card Game) Fantasy Flight Games 1 – 2 players (3 – 4 players with 2 core boxes) Ages 13+ 60 Minutes   Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (LCG) is a cooperative game in which players work together to complete scenarios using 3 Heroes and a deck of 50 cards comprised of Allies, Events, and Attachments.   Deck building is an important part of the game as different scenarios…

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Star Wars Miniatures Review

Star Wars Miniatures Review

X-Wing Miniatures Fantasy Flight Games 2 Players Ages 14+ 20+ minutes Highly Recommended I didn’t think it was possible for a table top game to do such a wonderful job capturing the feel of a Star wars dog fight in space!  Featuring detailed miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures game does an amazing job of giving players a fast paced table top strategy game with straightforward, easy to learn mechanics while also providing depth and complexity to…

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All The Games! (Demos and Board Game Night)

All The Games!  (Demos and Board Game Night)

Once a month, Heroes’ Beacon holds a board game night with admission, a prize (a gift card) and with the proceeds going towards expanding our board game library.  It’s a great chance to try some new games and meet some new people — but just because Board Game Night is only once a month doesn’t mean you can’t get in some new games on a more frequent basis. Tables are available at Heroes’ Beacon on…

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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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IWK Extra Life – Play Games, Heal Kids

IWK Extra Life – Play Games, Heal Kids

A few months ago, Heroes’ Beacon participated in the IWK Extra Life 24 Hour Gaming Marathon to raise money for the IWK Children’s Hospital. The next 25 Hour Gaming Event is set for October 25th 2014, but we’re not going to wait that long to start fundraising.  In fact, Heroes’ Beacon will continue to support the IWK Children’s Hospital and collect for Extra Life throughout the year. If you are interested in helping to support…

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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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Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

  Here are just a few of the new items coming in this week. Do you love Pathfinder?  How about Munchkin?  If the answer is yes to both the you will want to check out MUNCHKIN PATHFINDER!  The love child of Steve Jackson Games and Paizo. Try out new classes like Alchemist and Witch. Join a faction to become an Eagle Knight or a Red Mantis Assassin. Arm yourself with the T-Bone Stake and the…

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