Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Get ready for Oath of the Gatewatch!  Set 2 of 2 in the Battle for Zendikar block! Number of Cards 184 Prerelease Events January 16–17, 2016 Prerelease Format Sealed (4 Oath of the Gatewatch/2 Battle for Zendikar) Release Date January 22, 2016 Launch Weekend January 22–24, 2016 Game Day February 13–14, 2016   January marks the release date of the next Magic: The Gathering set – Oath of the Gatewatch. This is the second set…

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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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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

$35 per event.  $5 off per additional event after the first. Jan 16 – 12:01 am – Sealed, 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Sealed Jan 17 – 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Two Headed Giant For the Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease, each player will receive a Prerelease pack that they can use after the event as a take-home deck box. Inside each Prerelease box, there will be four Oath of the Gatewatch Booster packs…

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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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Commander 2015 Is Coming!

Commander 2015 Is Coming!

November marks the launch of Commander 2015 — the latest in Wizards of the Coasts’ now annual Commander deck offerings.  I love playing Commander, and I’m always excited to see the new Commander sets.  Each iteration of decks becomes more refined and engaging and this year’s sets are no different. If you’re not sure what Commander is, I suggest reading the rules on the Wizards of the Coast website (here).  In short, it’s a fun…

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Battle for Zendikar Event Deck Review

Battle for Zendikar Event Deck Review

The Battle for Zendikar Event Deck – called Ultimate Sacrifice – dropped with the release of the new set with the intention of giving players interested in standard a possible starting point to work from.  In the past, the event decks have typically been decent.  Not always top tier and not always full of value, but certainly under the category of at least “good”. Does the Battle for Zendikar event deck follow suit?  Is it…

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Saint John’s first Pokémon PRERELEASE!!!

  Saint John’s first Pokémon PRERELEASE!!! Where – Here at our very own Heroes Beacon. When – Saturday Oct.24 11am-2:30    BE ON TIME!!! (checkin starts at 10:30) How much – $30 Come sign up as early as possible as there are a limited # of spaces available! The fee is $30 to enter and you will receive 6 packs of the brand new XY BREAKthrough set weeks BEFORE it releases in stores!!! You will have…

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