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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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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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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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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Card Game Review: Kittens in a Blender

Card Game Review: Kittens in a Blender

Kittens in a Blender Closet Nerd Games/Redshift Games 2-4 Players 30 Minutes 6yrs and up RECOMMENDED There were more than a few games I got to try for the first time at our IWK Extra Life Fundraiser. Kittens in a Blender had to be one of the more… twisted… games. Good, simple fun – Kittens in a Blender has you trying to save your kittens while also working to “blend” your opponents’. Kitten cards come…

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Card Game Review: Once Upon a Time

Card Game Review: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time (3rd Edition) Atlas Games 2-6 Players 20-40 minutes $24.99 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Last month, Heroes’ Beacon hosted its first ever IWK Extra Life fundraiser. We played board games and card games from Saturday morning until Sunday morning. With so much game time to be had, there were more than a few new games that made the rounds. Once Upon a Time was one of those games. While Once Upon a Time isn’t…

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Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

Gaming Spotlight Oct 24th

  Here are just a few of the new items coming in this week. Do you love Pathfinder?  How about Munchkin?  If the answer is yes to both the you will want to check out MUNCHKIN PATHFINDER!  The love child of Steve Jackson Games and Paizo. Try out new classes like Alchemist and Witch. Join a faction to become an Eagle Knight or a Red Mantis Assassin. Arm yourself with the T-Bone Stake and the…

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Fun filled weekend and more ahead!

Fun filled weekend and more ahead!

Our Indiegogo campaign continues go well as many of you have heard from our Facebook, so I wanted to talk a little about some of the events and changes to the store that will happen after we take over. You already know about the chairs, tables, and renovations but there are far cooler things we want to offer.  For example, this weekend we hosted our first Magic the Gathering pre-release.  Over Saturday and Sunday (with the…

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