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New Releases: October 23rd, 2014

October 23rd, 2014 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade
City of Iron: Experts and Engines
Dogs of War
Dragon Slayer
Dungeon Venture
Fantasy Flight Roleplay Dice
Goblins: Epic Death
Hordes: High Command – Castle of The Keys
Kill Shakespeare
Legends of Adventure
Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game
Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game – US Soldiers
Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game – Attack From Space
Mascarade Expansion
Munchkin: Halloween Pack
Mystery of the Templars
NHL Power Play – Team Building Card Game
Pandemic: Contagion
Pandemic: The Cure
Titanium Wars: Confrontation

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Product List from Essen

October 22nd, 2014 Posted in business | 3 Comments »

Hi all;

While we wait for the shipping cost for all our games to arrive so that we can create and allow customers to start ordering products, I thought I’d update about what we did purchase and quantities. I’ll also put some notes on why we purchased these games and other general comments.

5 * Dragonscroll – limited edition release, the miniatures are so, so pretty. Heck, the gameplay is supposed to be pretty good too, but the minis sold it for us (and the limited edition).

6 * Wir Sind das Volk
3 * Mythopia – A Martin Wallace game that generated a ton of great buzz at the convention.
4 * Onward venus – Okay, I’m a sucker for this kind of art and theme. It looks very solid as a game too.
4 * Doodle City – one of the most interesting games to come out, the easy gameplay and fun drawing on the pad made it a great seller at the event.
2 * Keyflower the Farmers Expansion
2 * Masilia
2 * Carson city Expansion
1 * Homesteaders
1 * American rails
3 * Golden ages
6 * CV – ’cause we have had huge demand for this so far
12 * CV expansion
9 * Greenland
10 * Steam Donkey – one of my personal favorites of the convention. Feels a bit like San Juan with the use of cards to ‘pay’ for your attractions, but the steampunk theme and the use of multiple colors in a compact box and good price makes this a great sale.
20 * Coup Guatamala 1954 – yeah, it’s Coup. With multiple role-cards to choose from. What more could we want?
12 * Melee – another from La Meme games, a compact wargame.
2 * Arkwright – gorgeous game. Really complex but it looks very good. Didn’t have a chance to play it, but we did get an explanation and it seems pretty solid.
1 * Colt Express – so pretty, wish we managed to get more copies before it sold out.
10 * Strife – the Kickstarter for North America is on-going but the Europe version is already out and comes in bigger cards!
2 * Urban Panic – plays like a simplified Suburbia but with some interesting scoring / balancing mechanics.
2 * Imperialism
4 * Waggle Dance – worker placement with bees. You’ll need to grow your hive and bees while collecting enough pollen to actually make honey. Definitely plays well with 4.
2 * 2019 the arctic
9 * Outcast Hero’s – Traitor mechanic like Coup, but with missions that have to be beaten using the various abilities of the characters. Set in Poland during WW 2.
2 * First to Fight – a really interesting wargame that has players ‘sharing’ the soldiers who must be positioned to complete missions before time is up. Fail too many missions and the game becomes impossible for everyone, but you do want to come out the top general. Very interesting use of the various soldier cards which gives this game a nice mix of Euro & Wargaming elements.
2 * 7 Ronin – so pretty. 2 player assymetric, hidden action game. Wish we could have gotten more but this was all there was left at the end of Essen.
2 * Cargo train
12 * Alchemists – Probably the hit (outside of perhaps Deus) of the Con. Such an interesting game with the use of the app to make potions. It’s a bit of a puzzler and at the end of Sunday, might not have been the best game to learn but it sure was interesting. Seems to have some good balance mechanics and a definite brain-burner. Expect to play at least 1 game to get your head around it all.
1 * Haru Ichiban – We have 1 copy, but it’s so pretty. From the limited edition set.

Most of our other stock should be arriving in a week plus we hope and games will be up on the site as soon as we get final cost worked out.

Some other notes on requests:
Gaia – not available for retailers to purchase there, but we’ll be picking it up from distributors direct in a few weeks.
E-Raptor- we are looking at getting it from a distributor once it’s avialable.
Manila – entering main distribution. Was not available for purchase at retail prices at the fair.
Patchwork – should be available via mass distribution in a few weeks too.

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Video Reviews: Star Realms and Warhammer Diskwars

October 20th, 2014 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

We’ve put up two new reviews recently. The first is for Star Realms, a light and dense deck-builder that should be back in stock in early November. The second is for tabletop skirmish game Warhammer: Diskwars.

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Major Change to Fantasy Flight Games Distribution

October 17th, 2014 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

We’re just in the process of navigating a major change to how all Fantasy Flight Games products are distributed to us. This change will affect all future restocks of these items, including upcoming new releases. We are acting quickly to ensure that all of our preorders can be filled, and that we will receive adequate stock of upcoming items. If you already have an order with us for a Fantasy Flight item (e.g. Android: Netrunner, X-Wing), your order is being kept on file, and will be filled in the order it was received once product arrives.

As the distribution change will most likely affect our pricing, we have put a temporary stop to all further backorders/preorders of Fantasy Flight items. Once pricing has been confirmed and updated as needed, we will re-open preorders and contact any affected customers immediately. All orders for in-stock items will be filled from our existing inventory, as normal.

Our apologies for the inconvenience caused by this change. We will do our best to ensure a smooth and quick transition, and appreciate your patience as we navigate this challenge.

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New Releases: October 16th, 2014

October 16th, 2014 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

Android: Netrunner LCG – Up and Over Data Pack
Dungeons & Dragons Next: Monster Manual (5th Edition)
Gone Viking
The Last Banquet
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wizard Class Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Sorcerer Class Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rogue Class Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Ranger Class Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Fighter Class Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Cleric Class Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Bard Class Deck
Sentinel Tactics: Flames of Freedom
Sentinel Tactics: Flames of Freedom Miniatures
Sentinel Tactics: Uprising
Sentinel Tactics: Uprising Miniatures
Trains: Rising Sun

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New Releases: October 10th, 2014

October 10th, 2014 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

Call of Cthulhu LCG: The Sleeper Below Deluxe Expansion
Coup: Reformation
Descent: 2nd Edition – Crusade of The Forgotten Hero and Monster Collection
DungeonQuest (Revised Edition)
Firefly: The Game – Blue Sun
Good Cop Bad Cop
Hordes: Minions Jaga-Jaga the Death Charmer Gatorman Warlock
Innovation (2nd Ed Restock)
Istanbul (Restock)
Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Riktus Assault
Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – A Lucky Guy
Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Armored Botherhood
Krosmaster: Arena Season 2 – Head Hunters
The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Road Darkens Expansion
Lost Legacy: Flying Garden
Machi Koro
Night of the Grand Octopus
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull and Shackles Character Add-On Deck
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull and Shackles Adventure Deck 2 – Raiders of the Fever Sea
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG – Core Set

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New Release – Camel Up

October 7th, 2014 Posted in new releases | No Comments »

Quick update, we got Camel Up in on Friday. Sorry for the late update!

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New Releases: September 29th, 2014

September 29th, 2014 Posted in new releases | No Comments »

New Releases:

Doomtown: Reloaded
Five Tribes
Good Cop Bad Cop
Icons Superpowered Roleplaying: Assembled Edition
Iron Kingdoms: Monsternomicon
The Lord of the Rings LCG: The Redhorn Gate Nightmare Deck
The Lord of the Rings LCG: Road to Rivendell Nightmare Deck
The Lord of the Rings LCG: Watcher in the Water Nightmare Deck
Pressure Cooker
Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Ozrik the Adept
Red Dragon Inn: Allies – Brother Bastian
Smash Up: Monster Smash
Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces
Student Bodies
The Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts (2nd Edition)
Warmachine: High Command Faith and Fortune
Warmachine: High Command Faith and Fortune – Escalating Conflict

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Video Review: One Night – Ultimate Werewolf

September 22nd, 2014 Posted in reviews | No Comments »

This week’s review is for One Night: Ultimate Werewolf. With a 10-minute playing time and a single elimination round, this is the tightest, noisiest version yet of the classic party game.

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New Releases: September 18th, 2014

September 18th, 2014 Posted in general, new releases | No Comments »

1914: Glory’s End / When Eagles Fight
Android: Netrunner LCG – First Contact Data Pack
Bag O’ Zombies Deluxe
Command & Colors Ancients: Expansion #1 – Greece vs the Eastern Kingdoms
Dropzone Commander: PHR Starter Set (Plastic)
Dropzone Commander: Scourge Starter Set (Plastic)
Dropzone Commander: Shaltari Starter Set (Plastic)
Dropzone Commander: UCM Starter Set (Plastic)
Dust Tactics: SSU Tactics Cards
Dust Tactics: SSU Warefare Cards
Dust Tactics: Allies Warefare Cards
Dust Tactics: Axis Medium Panzer Walker – Lothar
Dust Tactics: Axis Heavy Panzer Walker – Sturmkönig
Dust Tactics: Allies Medium Assault Walker – Hot Dog
Dust Tactics: Allies Medium Combat Walker – Pounder
Dust Tactics: Allies Medium Combat Walker M2-F – Steel Rain
Mutants and Masterminds: Emerald City Campaign Setting
Mutants and Masterminds: Power Profiles
Romans Go Home!
Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem
Dice Bag: Star Wars – Rebel Alliance
Dice Bag: Star Wars – Boba Fett
Dice Bag: Star Wars – Stormtrooper
Dice Bag: Star Wars – Galactic Empire
Thunderstone Advance: Into The Abyss
Wiz-War: Bestial Forces
Won by the Sword
Zeppelin Attack!
Zeppelin Attack: Doomsday Weapons
Zombies!!! Third Edition

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