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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New BOTG Event Deck Casts a Blight on Your Foes

New BOTG Event Deck Casts a Blight on Your Foes

The new Born of the Gods Event Deck has been released — and it’s pretty nice! I’m a little surprised to see a mono colored event deck, but with the other four colors already covered by 2014 and Theros’ decks, black was the only color to need some love.  I knew it was going to be black focused, but I expected a splash of blue.  Glad to see I was wrong. What we get is…

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Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

Between the Panels’ February book – Maus

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is coming soon —  January 27th.  It is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. It’s by a mere coincidence that the Between the Panels book club chose to read Maus during this time, but reading the…

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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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Citadel Technical Paints

Citadel Technical Paints

Games Workshop has released a new range of Technical Paints to aid in giving some depth and grime to your models. If your looking to add rust to tanks, blood to weapons, or ooze to some daemons these paints will make your life easier and your models look great. I’ve already tried out 3 of the 6 and they work exactly like the videos show! Check out these videos to see how each works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw3iLEW1P2o…

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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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Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Between the Panels book club kicks off with Sandman!

Heroes’ Beacon will soon be home to a new bi-weekly event!  The Between the Panels book club will be meeting every other week, starting Thursday November 14th at 6PM, to discuss different graphic novel titles! This month, the club will be focusing their attention on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes.  The book club will be discussing how a graphic novel might be reviewed compared to a traditional book and their own thoughts on…

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Card Game Review: Kittens in a Blender

Card Game Review: Kittens in a Blender

Kittens in a Blender Closet Nerd Games/Redshift Games 2-4 Players 30 Minutes 6yrs and up RECOMMENDED There were more than a few games I got to try for the first time at our IWK Extra Life Fundraiser. Kittens in a Blender had to be one of the more… twisted… games. Good, simple fun – Kittens in a Blender has you trying to save your kittens while also working to “blend” your opponents’. Kitten cards come…

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