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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IWK Extra Life. Play Games. Heal Kids.

IWK Extra Life.  Play Games.  Heal Kids.

November 7th we will host our 3rd annual 24 hours of gaming in support of the IWK Extra Life fundraiser. Starting at 9am and ending 9am the next morning we invite everyone to come play board games, card games, and dice games to raise money for the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax. We will have raffle items and other events to raise money during the marathon, but encourage people to get a pledge sheet from…

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Battle for Zendikar Prerelease

Battle for Zendikar Prerelease

Join us September 26 – 27 for the Battle for Zendikar Prerelease! Friday Sept 26 – 12:01am, 9am, 3pm Saturday Sept 27 – 9am, 3pm (Two Headed Giant) Cost: $35 (Play more than 1 event to receive a $5 discount on each additional event) For the Battle for Zendikar Prerelease, each player will receive a special hedron-themed Prerelease pack that they can use after the event as a take-home deck box. Inside each Prerelease box,…

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Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween Comic Fest

Halloween Comicfest is coming up and actually falls on Halloween this year!  October 31st starting at 9am we will have limited quantities of Free Comics to give away!  The comics are great for all ages and have a spooky Halloween theme! Don’t miss out on the adventures of fan favorite characters like Batman, Doctor Strange, Donald Duck, Sabrina, Spider-Man and more! This year we will have local cosplayers Travis and Dresdin from Acacin Armouries in…

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Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have….

Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have….

Magic Origins — An experience I didn’t expect but should have…. By Brian Smart Anyone who knows me knows that I have an addiction to Magic, and that when the new set is released, I would normally run the gauntlet at Heroes’ Beacon. While I didn’t get the chance to participate in the events on Sunday I did manage to play 3 great pre-release events with the new set. Normally this is where you would…

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Cosplay Curious: Planning a Cosplay

Cosplay Curious: Planning a Cosplay

Updates on my end Not gonna lie- I’m excited to do this! I have bought all the fabric I need for Jem (unless I decide I feel the need to make her tights rather than buy them- but if I can buy them I absolutely will!). I also need to get earrings and probably some glitter glue or something to make the fabric shiny, and shoes… seems like buying stuff is half the battle! The…

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