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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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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IWK Extra Life – Play Games, Heal Kids

IWK Extra Life – Play Games, Heal Kids

A few months ago, Heroes’ Beacon participated in the IWK Extra Life 24 Hour Gaming Marathon to raise money for the IWK Children’s Hospital. The next 25 Hour Gaming Event is set for October 25th 2014, but we’re not going to wait that long to start fundraising.  In fact, Heroes’ Beacon will continue to support the IWK Children’s Hospital and collect for Extra Life throughout the year. If you are interested in helping to support…

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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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Gifts Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr Who

Gifts Ideas to Celebrate 50 Years of Dr Who

Looking for the perfect gift ideas to help celebrate Dr. Who’s 50th Anniversary?  Looking for something to tuck under the Christmas tree for your favorite Whovian? Dr Who Talking Soft Toy Dalek  The Dalek may be the most perfect evil ever created, and on a million worlds the very name ‘Dalek’ is spoken in hushed tones as billions cower at their approach. But you don’t need to fear Underground Toys’ Talking Dalek Plushes, which bring…

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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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