Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Splendor on the iPad

For those of you that love the game Splendor and want to get some practice in then why not download the new app which is due for release in early July...

It should be available for smartphone, tablet and computer and it looks pretty cool. It is of course no substitute for playing the board game, which if you have not played will be at KD Games tonight. If your part of the league then you need to get some games in tonight and see if you can catch up with Kevin and Nick (our current leaders)

Monday, 29 June 2015

Seven Wonders

You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.

7 Wonders lasts three ages. In each age, players receive seven cards from a particular deck, choose one of those cards, then pass the remainder to an adjacent player. Players reveal their cards simultaneously, paying resources if needed or collecting resources or interacting with other players in various ways. (Players have individual boards with special powers on which to organize their cards, and the boards are double-sided). Each player then chooses another card from the deck they were passed, and the process repeats until players have six cards in play from that age. After three ages, the game ends.

In essence, 7 Wonders is a card development game. Some cards have immediate effects, while others provide bonuses or upgrades later in the game. Some cards provide discounts on future purchases. Some provide military strength to overpower your neighbors and others give nothing but victory points. Each card is played immediately after being drafted, so you'll know which cards your neighbor is receiving and how his choices might affect what you've already built up. Cards are passed left-right-left over the three ages, so you need to keep an eye on the neighbors in both directions.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

New this September ...

Another game that is due for release this September (looks like it will be a good month).
Hero, your Quest begins here!

Embark on a fantasy adventure for up to 5 players in the Dungeon Saga board game! With highly detailed game-pieces and learn-as-you-play rules, transform your table-top into a magical world of heroes and monsters. Play a single adventure in just 30 minutes, or combine them for countless hours of classic quest gameplay. When the fate of the world hangs in the balance, which part will you play in the epic Dungeon Saga?
The game can be played with as few as two players or as many as five. One player always takes the part of the dastardly dungeon overlord, and the remainder share the heroes between them. If there is more than one hero player then they must act cooperatively to thwart the overlord or face their doom alone.

Over a thousand years ago, Valandor, the greatest known hero, fell in battle - fighting to protect the lives of those around him. From shore to shore, all owe thanks to his wondrous legacy. Now, sacred sites across the land have been defiled by the disgraced wizard Mortibris, who along with his vile undead minions will stop at nothing to obtain the secrets of Valandor’s power. Only the bravest heroes dare oppose him. Thrown together from the far corners of the realm, they step boldly into the depths, ready to face whatever foul evil awaits them…

Friday, 26 June 2015

Coming in September 2015...

A game by Bruno Faidutti and Bruno Cathal

It is the time of the Musketeers, and tempers are rising throughout the Kingdom. The royal jewelers once enjoyed their patrons’ seemingly unending wealth. Now they must scour all of Paris to acquire their precious gems and mingle with nobility (and other not-so-noble characters) to ensure a favored position in the King’s Court. Queen’s necklace is a fast, card driven game of jewel trading and intrigue.

Two to four players compete to craft and sell the most exquisite jewels to the Queen and her court. But they must be always aware of the ever-changing fashions and rarity of different gems (and may even try to manipulate it). The jeweler who earns the most prestige will receive the coveted title of King’s Jeweler and a place at the Court!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Howl of Blackmane

Now that we have our first Warhammer Conuest champion - Nick Lewis and we have begun to use some cust5om decks, I thought it might be time to start talking about the expansions, first up Howl of Blackmane...

“So long as there remains one who still rages in the name of justice and truth, the galaxy shall yet know hope.”    –Ragnar Blackmane Hunt across the stars of the Traxis sector in The Howl of Blackmane, the first War Pack in the Warlord cycle for Warhammer 40,000: ConquestThe Howl of Blackmaneintroduces a new warlord and a new style of play for the Space Marines with Ragnar Blackmane, a commander of the Space Wolves. In addition to the Space Marines' new warlord, you’ll find cards for each faction within this expansion, giving you a closer look at the Tau’s hyper-advanced technology, the Dark Eldar’s sadistic torture, the Astra Militarum’s battle tactics, and more.
This War Pack contains sixty cards, including one warlord with its signature squad and three copies each of seventeen unique cards, giving you a full play set of every unit, support, event, and attachment. Whether you spread the corruption of Chaos, march to war with the Orks, or empower the troops of the Eldar, you’ll find the cards you need inside this War Pack. The hunt for your opponent’s warlord begins with The Howl of Blackmane!
You can see the cards included in this expansion at www.conquestdb.com along with all the other expansions.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dead of Winter

Crossroads is a new series from Plaid Hat Games that tests a group of survivors' ability to work together and stay alive while facing crises and challenges from both outside and inside.

Dead of Winter is the first game in this series, designed by Isaac Vega and Jon Gilmour. It puts 2-5 players together in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity are either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game.

Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means the players are working together toward one common victory condition--but for each individual player to achieve victory, they must also complete their personal secret objective. This secret objective could relate to a psychological tick that's fairly harmless to most others in the colony, a dangerous obsession that could put the main objective at risk, a desire for sabotage of the main mission, or worst of all: vengeance against the colony! Certain games could end with all players winning, some winning and some losing, or all players losing. Work toward the group's goal but don't get walked all over by a loudmouth who's only looking out for their own interests!
KD Games has this great gamin stock at just £40. It was recently played on Wil Wheatons Table Top, which is really worth a look if you have not seen it ...

Monday, 22 June 2015

Kingdom Builder

Here is the new video from Tabletop, this time they look at the game Kingdom Builder ...

In Kingdom Builder, the players create their own kingdoms by skillfully building their settlements, aiming to earn the most gold at the end of the game.

Nine different kinds of terrain are on the variable game board, including locations and castles. During his turn, a player plays his terrain card and builds three settlements on three hexes of this kind. If possible, a new settlement must be built next to one of that player’s existing settlements. When building next to a location, the player may seize an extra action tile that he may use from his next turn on. These extra actions allow extraordinary actions such as moving your settlements.

By building next to a castle, the player will earn gold at the end of the game, but the most gold will be earned by meeting the conditions of the three Kingdom Builder cards; these three cards (from a total of ten in the game) specify the conditions that must be met in order to earn the much-desired gold, such as earning gold for your settlements built next to water hexes or having the majority of settlements in a sector of the board.

Each game, players will use a random set of Kingdom Builder cards (3 of 10), special actions (4 of 8), and terrain sectors to build the map (4 of 8), ensuring you won't play the same game twice!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Gambit Sunday

Tomorrow is Gambit Sunday which is not the usual day but KD Games will be there as normal.

We will be bringing our stock as we usually do, there will be the last of the X-Wing stock which is reduced as well as some great new lines such as Boss Monster 2.

We will be running Splendor League games throughout the day and there will be opportunity for players to complete there Warhammer Conquest league games as well.

In regards to tournament play we will be offering a Modern Masters draft in the evening and a Lords of War Expanded Tournament in the afternoon.

This is in addition to play testing some games for Black Box and of course joining in where possible with the full day of gaming that Gambit Games brings us every month!

Tickets will also be on sale for CONQUEST which is coming in September...

Warhammer 40K Sleeves

We now have two different designs of sleeve for Warhammer Conquest. We have the Space Marine ones and the Eldar ones. Each design costs just £3 for 50 sleeves. Other designs are available, please ask if you want me to order in any other designs.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Pokemon Tins

Each of these collectors tins contains one of the most famous Pokemon-EX in all of the Hoenn region-Speedy Sceptile-EX, Firebright Blaziken-EX or Unstoppable Swampert-EX

1 of 3 Special Foil Pokemon-EX cards

4 Pokemon TCG booster packs

and a code to unlock an online playable deck featuring one of these Pokemon-EX card.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Boss Monster 2

Released this week and on sale from tomorrow is ...
The original Boss Monster challenged players to become the ultimate villains: video game-style Bosses. Now Boss Monster 2 builds on the original in every way! An all-new set of 160 cards, Boss Monster 2 is playable as a standalone game or as an expansion to the core set.
Dark Heroes and Hybrid Heroes raise the stakes, while Epic Spells and "cycling" rooms give players more options and flexibility. Boss Monster 2 features everything that made the best-selling original a hit with players of all skill levels, with fresh new mechanics and exciting new options.
With more Bosses, more unique cards, and more ways to slay hapless adventurers, Boss Monster 2 will take your dungeon to The Next Level!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Cogs and Claws

Last night I met up with Brian 'CLANK' Bennett the creator of the graphic novel ...

and as of today we will be selling both the hardback and soft back versions. The story is great for children and adults a like and the art work is unlike anything else you would have seen. It will be on sale tonight at KD Games and then available in our shop in Tarmount Lane.

Brian will be coming along to CONQUEST in September with news of more exciting projects.

Check out the website for more artwork and stories ... http://www.cogsandclaws.com/

Monday, 15 June 2015

Splendor League

Splendor is currently one of the top 5 games on the Gambit scoring system and has grown in popularity since we first played in at our board game day back in February. Starting tomorrow as part of KD Games Night is the Splendor League.

This league will run from tomorrow until Gambit Sunday in August. During this time players will be able to take part in games of splendor which consist of 4 players. During each game the players will score points which will be added up through out the duration of the league. Once players have completed 3 games they will have their average score entered into the league table. Players will receive rewards based on the number of games played as well as trying to compete for the highest average score. On Gambit Sunday in August the players with the highest average score will compete in one final game to decided our Splendor Champion. The Champion will receive a luxury Splendor playmat.

If you wish to take part in this league there will be a small entrance fee of £2 (which is only payable once) to help cover the cost of the prizes. Once you have paid all you need to do is start playing and keep a record of your score!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Dice Masters Trinity War

Trinity War Event One

This month we will be kicking off the Trinity War Events for Dice Masters with a Sealed/Contructed Hybrid Event.

This event will be for a maximum of 10 players all of whom will get a Pandora’s Box Basic Action Card and the first and second place players will each get a Superman: Trinity War Limited Edition Card.

What is Sealed/Constructed Hybrid?

Standard Sealed/Constructed Hybrid (£10 entry) is a Swiss tournament format with 3 matches per round (minimum 45 min limit per round) 

Players bring 2 Basic Action cards (with Basic Action Dice) 
Players brings 4 Character/Action cards each with 3 dice each or MAX dice (whichever is lowest).

Each player purchases 10 Marvel Dice Masters Expansion Packs. Using the contents of the 10 Expansion Packs and the Character/Action cards/dice they brought with them, players assemble a Team built to the following specifications:

 • Up to 8 Character/Action cards and up to 20 corresponding dice 
Players are not required to use all the cards/dice they brought with them. Each player starts with 20 life.

 At the tournament, players reveal their Teams at the same time.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Miracle Impact Sneak Peak

Today we will be running a sneak peak for the next Buddyfight release. This event will be limited to a maximum of 8 players.

Booster Draft Explanation

Booster Draft is a method of play where players have no cards to begin with. They are required to
have 6 Future Card Buddyfight Booster Packs per player, at the moment of play.
Players then open 1 pack at a time, choose a card they would like to put in their deck in a
predetermined order (this is known as the “draft”), and then the decks are built right then and
With this unique style, players get to experience the thrill of drawing and selecting cards, along with
the joy of playing with a different deck each time!


1. Played with 2 or more players (Recommended 8 players for maximum fun!)
2. Each player will require 6 Future Card Buddyfight Booster Packs

Deck Building and Special Rulings

1. Players will build a deck consisting of 30 cards (29 cards + 1 buddy card chosen by you)
2. Players are not required to have a flag card
3. Players life points will start at 10
4. Players with no cards in the deck zone will automatically lose the game
5. Players will draw 6 cards into their hand at the start as per normal
6. World restriction does not apply to the Booster Draft deck construction (i.e. you may have a
Dragon World monster and a Magic World monster in your deck)
7. Attributes still work as per normal
8. Standard game rules apply, except you may have more than 4 copies of the same card in
your deck


1. Decide on the seating arrangement around the table with a random method.
2. Each person will then proceed to open one of their booster packs and check the cards in the pack
3. Players will now choose 1 card and place it face down in front of you.
4. Once all players have chosen one card and placed it in front of them, pass the remainingcards to person on their left (clockwise direction)
5. From the remaining cards handed over, players will then choose another card and add it to the face down card in front of them
6. Once the cards have been given out, open the next booster pack
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 until the first 3 booster packs have been disseminated 8. Between the third and fourth booster pack, players are encourage to look at what they have drawn thus far in order to plan what other cards they should draw for the remaining few booster packs
9. Starting from the fourth booster pack, pass the cards that you did not draft to the player on the right instead (anti-clockwise direction)
10. Once all 6 packs have been opened and disseminated, the draft is over
11. Each player should ensure that they have 30 cards each and select their buddy from within their deck (Players will play with 29 cards in their deck)

Game Conditions

The basic rules of Future Card Buddyfight can be found here: http://fc-buddyfight.com/en/rules/
Each player gets to keep all cards that he/she drafted during the booster draft. If all participants
agree, they can redistribute the cards in another m

Love Letter and Coup on Tabletop

Here is the latest edition of Tabletop with two best micro games...

These games have really simple rules and don't take very long to play. They are ideal table games or when you don't have long to play. You can take them to the pub, restaurant and they fit nicely in to your pocket.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Coming Soon for Dice Masters

The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of  Light Starter Set features fan favorite characters like Batman, Hal Jordan, Sinestro, and more!• DC Comics Dice Masters: War of  Light premieres new Lantern Corps never before seen in Dice Masters!• The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of  Light Starter Set is perfect for the Dice Masters veteran or someone looking to jump into the game fresh!
The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of  Light Gravity Feed features fan favorite charac-ters like Batman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jor-dan, Mogo, SuperboyPrime and more!• DC Comics Dice Masters: War of  Light pre-mieres new Lantern Corps and also intro-duces the Teen Titans!

Modern Masters 2015 - The Green Cards

Continuing with the cards from the new modern set today, here is a list of the green cards ...