New Board Game Spotlight

New Board Game Spotlight

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk Expansion (Avon Hill) Age – 12+ Time – 60 Players – 3 – 6 The house on the hill has a wicked reputation. Those who dare to darken its door often leave steeped in madness and despair — if they leave at all. Now the horror reaches new heights with Widow’s Walk, the first-ever expansion for the critically acclaimed board game Betrayal at House on the Hill….

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Star Wars: Rebellion 1st play and review

Star Wars: Rebellion 1st play and review

I had a chance to check Star Wars: Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  I must say it is a massive board game!  The board is so large it comes in two pieces!  The box also contains 153 plastic miniatures (gorgeous!), 25 leaders (with stands), 10 custom dice, Over 170 cards, and 2 Faction Boards.   Players (2 – 4) take the sides of the Galactic Empire or the Rebellion during the original Trilogy.  To win…

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Board Game Spotlight (Mar 28th)

Board Game Spotlight (Mar 28th)

Lost in R’lyeh Release Date: June 2016 Publisher: Atlas Games Price: $20.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 45 Minutes Mechanic: R’lyeh is a terrible and ancient city, risen from the depths of the Pacific by a great curse. There, Cthulhu lies both dead and dreaming, waiting to consume any who venture near. In Lost in R’lyeh, players are trapped in H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Call of Cthulhu.” From the mysterious discovery of a…

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Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

Munchkin Marvel Publisher: Steve Jackson Games / USAopoly Price: $34.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 3 – 6 Playing Time: 60 minutes Mechanic: Card Drafting, Hand Management Munchkin Marvel fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards Dingo’s Dreams…

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The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The importance of pre-orders and subscriptions. ~By Steve Henderson At Heroes’ Beacon we place many of our orders months in advance. This applies to comic books, games, toys, statues and many other novelties. Sometimes, we are able to order up to and past the release date, but this is not always the case, especially with comic books. While games are easier than comics to get restocked, sometimes the initial wave is all we will have…

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X-Wing Miniatures Winter Tournament

X-Wing Miniatures Winter Tournament

January 31st – Noon Join us for our Winter Tournament! Players will make 100 point lists (please bring a copy with you) and partake in a Swiss paring tournament. Admission: $10, which will go towards prize support. Lists must abide by the official tournament rules, no proxies will be accepted. http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/ffg_content/x-wing/support/faq/X-Wing-Tournament-Rules.pdf

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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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Boardgame Spotlight

Boardgame Spotlight

Grand Austria Hotel Publisher: Mayfair Games Price: $74.99 Ages: 12+ Players: 2 – 4 Playing Time: 1 – 2 hours Mechanic: Area Control, Dice Rolling, Set Collecting In the thick of the Viennese modern age, exquisite cafés are competing for customers. Inspiring artists, important politicians, and tourists from all over the world are populating Vienna and in need of a hotel room. This is your opportunity to turn your little café into a world famous…

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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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