Friday, 16 February 2018

Wizards of the Coast Banned Update February 18

Wizards of the Coast has announced an update to the Banned and Restricted list for Magic: The Gathering.

Announcement Date: February 12, 2018


Jace, the Mind Sculptor is unbanned.

Bloodbraid Elf is unbanned.

Effective Date: February 19, 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Magic the Gathering Portal

Check out the exciting news from Wizards of the Coast today ...

"There's a list of things every player brings with them to play Magic. Their deck. Pen and paper. Some dice. Maybe some counters and tokens. A playmat.

While we aren't replacing your deck or playmat any time soon, we're about to slim down that list by packing a lot of functionality into something you already have with you—your phone.

Announcing the official Magic companion app, Magic: The Gathering Portal.
In 2018, Magic: The Gathering will launch the official, all-in-one companion app capable of tracking life and counters, managing and inviting friends to home tournaments, looking up rules, and so much more.

Whether you're new, just diving in, or a seasoned player, the app will offer a multitude of features that will complement your gaming experience, allowing you to:

  • Create, manage, and track home tournaments complete with pairings, invitations for friends, brackets, and playgroup stats. Want to run a massive Commander play-day at home? We've got you covered. Itching to test out eight Modern or Standard decks with friends? Set up a tournament, invite friends, and keep track of the results. All from your phone.
  • Look up card information on the fly, including searchable rules databases for card rulings, keywords, and mechanics, all streamlined for showing your friends that, yes, Fungusaur is indeed a Dinosaur now.
  • Keep track of life totals as well as wins and losses across multiple devices to show just how you stack up against your friends. Think you're the best in your playgroup? Find out. Looking to improve your record over time? Watch as those 1-2 records turn into 3-0s. Or just claim bragging rights when you finally grab your playgroup's win-loss crown from the local ringer.
  • Stay up-to-date on Magic news with a customizable hub. You can focus your feed to read just about what you want—whether that's news from the very people who make the game, updates to the official Magic story, or results from the latest Pro Tour. As much or as little news as you like will be right there at your fingertips.
  • Keep in touch with your playgroup through social linking that lets you invite friends to events, simultaneously track life totals, and manage a friend list.
  • Learn more about Magic through access to video tutorials, glossaries, and rule lookups. New players can learn together, and experienced players can settle rules disputes with a flip of their phone.
The app will be available free on iOS and Android phones in every language in which Magic publishes cards. We'll have more information as the day gets closer, but look for your new essential Magic app later in 2018. Stay tuned!

Friday, 9 February 2018

Shoreham Pokemon League

It was brought to my attention this week that the last time I posted details about our Pokemon League was back in 2014 when we were still at the Royal George and the Shoreham Centre. A lot has changed since then including the venue, so here is an update on the current league...

The league meets twice a week on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Both days run from 4pm until 6pm and are at our shop in Tarmount Lane. Entry costs just £2 and is open to everyone. (However space is limited)

League is an informal gathering of Pokemon players of all ages and experiences where you can learn how to play Pokemon card game, play against other players, trade cards, get help building new decks, play the DS game, catch pokemon and join in raids on Pokemon Go and generally do and discuss all things related to Pokemon.

We also run a wide range of Pokemon event form Prereleases and monthly League challenges. More details of these events will be published when they happen.

If you want to find out more, please feel free to email us at :

New set, new draft packs!

As well as boosters the new Thor set will come as a draft pack ...

Each counter top display contains 8 Draft Packs. Draft Packs contain cards and dice that can be added to your collection as normal but are ALSO optimized for draft! With more than 30 heroes and villains, this set is perfect for veteran players or beginners!

New Asgardians, new villains, new weapons, and new ways to play will have fans crossing the Bifrost to pick theirs up.

Each Marvel Dice Masters: The Mighty Thor Draft Pack contains the following:
2 Basic Action Cards
12 Character or Action Cards
24 dice (2 to match each character or action card)
1 rules insert

Dice Masters - Thor

Releasing next weekend ...

New Asgardians, new villains, new weapons and new ways to play will have fans crossing the Bifrost to pick theirs up. In addition to Asgardian heroes and villains, you can count on versions of Spider-Man, The Hulk, and Iron Man that have never been seen before in Dice Masters!
Each Marvel Dice Masters: The Mighty Thor Foil Pack contains 2 cards, 2 matching dice, and a rules insert.

Monday, 5 February 2018

Xaviers School

Coming soon ...

Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is a special school led by Professor Charles Xavier where young mutants can grow, learn, and control their uncanny powers. See the results of their training on the tabletop with Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School!

Xavier’s School will have the return of ID cards, as well as student and headmaster gameplay. Two all-new title characters are sure to make a splash. You and your friends will be able to build your favorite X-Men teams from over the years – Blue Team, Gold Team, the X-Men led by Magneto, and many more! For even more mutant-mania this set will include more than a handful of previously unclixed figures including Phat, Goldballs, Mondo and Surge!

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

New MTG Challenger Decks

Releasing this April ...

Challenger Decks are your on-ramp to Standard. These four individual 75-card decks are geared toward Standard play for the Friday Night Magic player, and forged out of some of the most powerful strategies in Standard.

Each Challenger Deck comes with a complete 60-card main deck and a 15-card sideboard, and is intended to be playable and competitive at a local level right out of the box. All cards will have been previously printed in Standard and are Standard-legal. Additionally, each Challenger Deck will contain the following:
  • A box capable of holding 75 sleeved cards.
  • A Spindown life counter
  • A quick reference guide
Challenger Decks will be available April 6, 2018.