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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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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Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

Lord of the Rings (Living Card Game) Fantasy Flight Games 1 – 2 players (3 – 4 players with 2 core boxes) Ages 13+ 60 Minutes   Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (LCG) is a cooperative game in which players work together to complete scenarios using 3 Heroes and a deck of 50 cards comprised of Allies, Events, and Attachments.   Deck building is an important part of the game as different scenarios…

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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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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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