Board Game Spotlight (Mar 28th)

Board Game Spotlight (Mar 28th)

Lost in R’lyeh Release Date: June 2016 Publisher: Atlas Games Price: $20.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 2-6 Playing Time: 45 Minutes Mechanic: R’lyeh is a terrible and ancient city, risen from the depths of the Pacific by a great curse. There, Cthulhu lies both dead and dreaming, waiting to consume any who venture near. In Lost in R’lyeh, players are trapped in H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Call of Cthulhu.” From the mysterious discovery of a…

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Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

Board Game Spotlight (Jan 8th)

Munchkin Marvel Publisher: Steve Jackson Games / USAopoly Price: $34.99 Ages: 13+ Players: 3 – 6 Playing Time: 60 minutes Mechanic: Card Drafting, Hand Management Munchkin Marvel fuses the classic card game fun of monster-slaying and role-playing with the most iconic characters from the Marvel universe. Created under license from Steve Jackson Games and in conjunction with Marvel, Munchkin Marvel comes complete with new monsters (villains), allies (heroes), and custom S.H.I.E.L.D. Identification Cards Dingo’s Dreams…

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The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The Importance of Pre-Orders and Subscriptions

The importance of pre-orders and subscriptions. ~By Steve Henderson At Heroes’ Beacon we place many of our orders months in advance. This applies to comic books, games, toys, statues and many other novelties. Sometimes, we are able to order up to and past the release date, but this is not always the case, especially with comic books. While games are easier than comics to get restocked, sometimes the initial wave is all we will have…

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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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Impossible Realities 14

Impossible Realities 14

This September Impossible Realities returns for another great weekend of gaming! Join us in a new location! Contact Steve Henderson or Dana Betts to be added to the schedule! When: Sept 11-13 Doors Open Friday Sept 11 at 6:00PM Cost $20 for the weekend or $10 for each individual day. Games can be scheduled: Friday between 6:00PM – 11:00PM Saturday between 9:00AM – 11:00PM Sunday between 9:00AM – 5:00PM For more information follow the Facebook…

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FFG Organized Play

FFG Organized Play

Fantasy Flight Games offers a large number of popular Deck Building and Miniature games based around popular sources like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Warhammer 40K, Star Wars and original games like Netrunner. The Deck Building games (or Living Card Games) use a core box game that contains enough cards, tokens, and other materials for at least 2 players to get started. Each game puts out monthly expansions that add approximately 60 cards…

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Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations USAOpoly 4-8 Players (Original) // 4-12 (Party Pack) Ages 12+ 15-30 Minutes Highly Recommended Telestrations has become the new go-to party game at our gatherings.  A hilarious game for 2-8 players that plays better the less skilled you are. Most of us remember playing The Telephone Game as kids.  You’d whisper a message in your friend’s ear who would then pass it along.  By the time the message made it all the way around…

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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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