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 Deckbuilding Game Review

Heroes Unite Deckbuilding Game 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 flavor…

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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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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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Card Game Review: Once Upon a Time

Card Game Review: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time (3rd Edition) Atlas Games 2-6 Players 20-40 minutes $24.99 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Last month, Heroes’ Beacon hosted its first ever IWK Extra Life fundraiser. We played board games and card games from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. With so much game time to be had, there were more than a few new games that made the rounds. Once Upon a Time was one of those games. While Once Upon a Time isn’t…

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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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