Card Games

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game announced by Renegade Game Studios

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March 27th, 2017

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game from Renegade Game Studios is a deckbuilding game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour.

Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.

Features:

  • Create your own Scott Pilgrim storyline in this thematic deck-building game!
  • Double-sided cards add extra choices and deeper strategy!
  • Combine the right cards to activate your devastating combos or button-smash your way to victory!
  • Defeat the Evil Ex to score huge Victory Points
  • Play as your favorite characters with a unique starting deck!

All Aboard The Essex County Express for Arkham Horror TCG

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March 23rd, 2017

All aboard! The Essex County Express is now available for Arkham Horror: The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games!

The second Mythos Pack in The Dunwich Legacy cycle, The Essex County Express sets you upon the fast track to terror with its thrilling new scenario. Whether you play it as a standalone adventure or as part of your The Dunwich Legacy campaign, The Essex County Express threatens to shatter your sanity as interdimensional rifts appear in the sky, train cars are ripped from the tracks by unseen forces, and otherworldly creatures crawl, slam, and ooze their way into your passenger car.

This train ride isn’t for the feint of heart, and if you hope to survive it, you’ll need to think fast and act faster. As the train is ripped apart and your fellow passengers panic all around you, your primary goal is to race as fast as you can to the Engine Car.  You have to get the train moving and get as far away as you can. It’s your only chance of escape and survival.

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The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle Announced

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March 22nd, 2017

HARRY POTTER™: HOGWARTS™ BATTLE game has captured imaginations aplenty since its Gen Con 2016 debut. That’s why we’re thrilled to share that the game which has brought you the joy of exploring the world of Harry and his friends is getting much, much bigger. How much bigger?

Monstrously so.

The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion for HARRY POTTER™: HOGWARTS™ BATTLE deck-building game from USAOpoly adds over 150 new cards to your game. You’ll face new adversaries in the form of magical Creatures, each to be handled with care. Undertake new tests of your proficiency by besting Encounters as you fight evil across new Locations.

So much more excitement awaits:

A new hero joins her friends. One of the most magical of wizarding powers makes its deck-building debut. And breaking the rules of HOGWARTS™ has consequences…

The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion is drawing near. Can you hear the Creatures? Are you ready to face them?

This new deck-building challenge gives fans more of what they love, and it’s coming soon to your local game and toy stores!

DC Deckbuilding Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues Announced by Cryptozoic

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March 17th, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the March 22 release of DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: Rogues. The expansion for the popular DC Deck-Building Game series allows players to play as six of The Flash’s worst enemies, who must work together using the new “Teamwork” mechanic.

Each player chooses a Rogues Super-Villain to play as, then they shuffle in the pack’s 23 new main deck cards into any DC Deck-Building Game base set, instantly adding all-new Equipment, Villain, Hero, Super Power, and Location cards. The pack even comes with eight Super Heroes for the Rogues to battle.

“Teamwork” lets a player play the top card of a foe’s deck, underscoring an alliance the Rogues have formed as they try to eliminate The Flash and his friends. Since Super-Villains are always looking out for their own interests, any player whose deck is used by another player automatically gains one Victory Point (VP). Also, every main deck card in the set immediately grants a player VP tokens when acquired.

DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: Rogues will be available at retailers nationwide this week for a suggested retail price of $12.99. It requires a copy of the original DC Deck-Building Game or one of its standalone expansions—Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans—to play.

All Men Are Fools Is Now Available for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game

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March 15th, 2017

The Blackwater Rush is still choked with ashes and corpses and the wrecks of ships, as a new balance of power is established in Westeros. Stannis Baratheon’s siege of King’s Landing has been broken by a newly forged alliance between House Lannister and House Tyrell, but new schemes are hatching in the darkness, even if the largest battles have passed. Even the Lannisters and the Tyrells may not be as united as they appear, especially if the ladies of the court can have their way…

Dive into the twists and turns of the Blood and Gold cycle—All Men Are Fools, the newest Chapter Pack for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, is now available at your local retailer and online through our webstore! With the new bestow keyword entering the game for the first time, you’ll find new ways to spend your gold and granular control over how powerful your cards become. What’s more, All Men Are Fools introduces the first new economic options of the cycle, integrating gold directly into your strategy for victory. No matter which faction you support, your road to the Iron Throne is paved in blood and gold.

Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ‘Im Card Game Available

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March 11th, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment has released a new Batman: The Animated Series card game, Almost Got ‘Im.

The villains of Gotham City have gathered for a poker night and to share stories about the time they nearly dispensed with that troublesome caped crusader, Batman. Little do they know that the Dark Knight is in their midst, disguised as one of their own. Will the rogues be able to suss out the bat in their belfry before he clandestinely subdues them?

This variant on the popular Werewolf-style deduction game, inspired by the memorable Batman The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im”, adds a poker element to the proceedings, requiring participants to craft poker hands to activate their special abilities when the lights go out. Take on the personas of classic Batman baddies in a game where everyone has something to hide and no one is safe.

With Poker hands guiding the action, players have something to talk about. Everyone has an important role. No bystanders in this game! Too often, social deduction games begin with random accusations just to get the ball rolling. Not so here. Players can request Poker cards from other players, and often see what cards other players are taking. Enemies are made when someone takes the card you wanted. Now you have a reason to be suspicious of another player!

Two New Deluxe Expansions for Ashes from Plaid Hat

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March 9th, 2017

Plaid Hat Games have been very busy lately developing new, deluxe expansions for Ashes, their fantasy card game.

They have announced that there will be two new sets coming out soon. They also give some info about a new organized play kit and a bit of the future of the game.

Well hello, everyone!

I know, I know, I KNOW it has been forever! Sorry to everyone that has been upset about the silence. Believe me, we didn’t want to keep quiet this long, but in order to get things figured out we had to keep details internal for a while.

We have been working with our new parent company – Asmodee – to bring you some new amazing stuff in the Ashes line. The transition has been going great! They have been so awesome and helpful throughout this shift. Everything that we have been doing is really helping to make Plaid Hat Games better, and we couldn’t be happier!

Fan: Enough of the Plaid Hat Asmodee romance… where are my cards!?

Ok, ok! Without further ado, here is what we can announce at this time:

These two Deluxe Expansion Sets are slated for release in late spring / early summer. They’ve also given a look at the new Dice and awesome Storage Boxes for your Ashes sets!

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The next OP kit will release alongside “The Law of Lions” and “The Song of Soaksend”. This OP kit will contain enough prize support for four tournaments and this kit will include the alt-art Enchanted Violinist they have promised!

IDW Games Release Purrrlock Holmes

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March 6th, 2017

IDW Games have unleashed Purrrlock Holmes: Furriarty’s Trail on the world!
WARNING: MANY CAT PUNS AHEAD! You have been warned!
You’ve “cat” to be serious when it comes to cracking the case. And there is no detective more serious than Purrrlock Holmes.
That’s what this game is about: deduction, and ridiculously over-dressed cats.

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing this game to market,” Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development says. “It’s already started to develop a strong following of cat, pun, and cat-pun-loving fans.”

Furriarty is “litter-ally” terrorizing London and it’s up to Purrrlock Holmes to stop him before he escapes. Baker Street is awash with suspects, ranging from a gloomy Toad to a sorrowful Goose. It’s up to you, the Inspector on the case, to decide whether they are actual suspects or pawns in Furriarty’s masterplan. That Furriarty sure is a “paw” excuse for a well-to-do cat.
The gameplay is simple and appeals to a wide audience: each player draws a Hidden Suspect card. Players take turns making guesses using an interesting clock mechanic about their unknown suspect’s identity. The other players (who can see every suspect but their own) will tell you if you’ve got a lead on your suspect. If not, it’s a dead-end. Figure out enough leads, deduce the suspect’s identity, and you get to snag a clue that leads to Furriarty.

Each clue is labeled with a variable number of victory points. Every round, Furriarty pads his way closer to escape, putting tension on the players to guess, and guess fast, to solve the case. If you can deduce enough suspects, collect enough Paw Print tokens, you may be able to overtake Furriarty before he scrams.

Rub Furriarty the wrong way, and it’s the litter box for you!

The interesting part of the game is that when you successfully guess your suspect, and go to collect a Paw Print token, other players will not know how many points are listed on that clue token. Cat-hairs raise on your neck when you look across the table, unable to ascertain just how many points each player has collected, further heightening the tension. Catch up with Furriarty, and you score a major point advantage. At the end of the game, if Furriarty is caught, the player with the most victory points listed on their Paw Print tokens wins.

“Deduction is elementary, my dear Whiskers.”

Head out the door of 21 Baker Street to your local store. At $24.99, the game is afoot (or, a-paw, if you will).