DC Deckbuilding- A Review

DC Deckbuilding- A Review

DC COMICS DECK-BUILDING GAME (Cryptozoic) By Scott Brownlee “In the DC Comics Deck-building Game, you take on the role of Batman™, Superman™, or one of their brave and heroic allies in the struggle against the forces of Super-Villainy! While you begin armed only with basic combat maneuvers, you will add new, more powerful cards to your deck as you go, with the goal of defeating as many of the DC Comics Super-Villains as you can….

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Star Wars Armada: The Corellian Conflict

Star Wars Armada: The Corellian Conflict

Star Wars Armada is a miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games where players assume the role of a fleet Admiral commanding either Imperial or Rebel capital ships and squadrons of fighters through battle to decide the fate of the galaxy! The Corellian Conflict allows up to six players to wage and epic campaign spanning multiple battles claiming hyperlane routes, shipyards, and bases.  Each victory gives you more control over the sector and brings you closer…

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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

Mansion of Madness 2nd Edition is a fully cooperative game for 1 – 5 players inspired by the horror works of H.P. Lovecraft.  Each player will take on the role of an investigator looking into various scenarios with different stories, difficulties, and duration.  What really makes this game stand out from others is the companion app (available as a free download for Android, iOS, and PC).  Unlike the first edition, the app takes on the…

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Magic Everywhere!

Magic Everywhere!

It appears this is going to be a challenging year for fans of Magic: The Gathering.  At least, a bad year for the pocketbook.  Fans of Magic: The Gathering products will have tons of new cards to get excited about but at the end of the day, the number of sets and amount of material is almost overwhelming — especially for players who enjoy multiple formats.  All of this on the heels of what is…

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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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