Canada Day at Heroes’ Beacon!

Canada Day at Heroes’ Beacon!

Canada Day is fast approaching, and there are going to be a lot of events going on in uptown Saint John.   You don’t want to miss out!  (http://www.sjcanadaday.ca/main.html) While you’re in the uptown area, why not stop by Heroes’ Beacon and check up on some of the events we’re going to have planned!  We’ll be open on Canada Day from 9am – 5pm with a variety of sales and events! IWK Fundraising! Epic X-Wing…

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Star Wars Miniatures Review

Star Wars Miniatures Review

X-Wing Miniatures Fantasy Flight Games 2 Players Ages 14+ 20+ minutes Highly Recommended I didn’t think it was possible for a table top game to do such a wonderful job capturing the feel of a Star wars dog fight in space!  Featuring detailed miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures game does an amazing job of giving players a fast paced table top strategy game with straightforward, easy to learn mechanics while also providing depth and complexity to…

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All The Games! (Demos and Board Game Night)

All The Games!  (Demos and Board Game Night)

Once a month, Heroes’ Beacon holds a board game night with admission, a prize (a gift card) and with the proceeds going towards expanding our board game library.  It’s a great chance to try some new games and meet some new people — but just because Board Game Night is only once a month doesn’t mean you can’t get in some new games on a more frequent basis. Tables are available at Heroes’ Beacon on…

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It’s a Conspiracy! (Updated May 15)

It’s a Conspiracy! (Updated May 15)

“Pick. Plot. Play” – MtG: Conspiracy tagline. UPDATE: New (May 15) spoilers added at the bottom of this post! During the launch of Born of the Gods, there were some reports of a small few individuals finding an unusual card in their packs.  This card was not from Born of the Gods, nor was it from any printed set and it featured some rules text that suggested multilayer friendly mechanics.   It was assumed that the…

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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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