Monday, 28 September 2015

Warhammer Conquest

As I still have the Summer 2015 Warhammer Conquest kit which we intended to run last weekend, I have decided to run a tournament on Tuesday 6th October as part of KD Games Night.

Time: 4pm registration opens, 7pm start

Prizes will be as follows:
1st- 2015 summer champion Playmat
1st-2nd: Alternate art Zarathur, High Sorcerer
1st-4th: Chaos deck box
ALL Participants: Alternate art Fire Warrior

There will be no extra cost to enter this tournament other than the usual entrance fee for KD Games Night. 

This week we will playing some practice matches and running some demos, so if you fancy a chance next week then why not have a go this week, learn the rules, get some practice games in and then who know maybe next Tuesday you walk away with a play mat - what have you got to lose?

Friday, 25 September 2015

Ticket to Ride - United Kingdom

Due for release mid October is ...

Place the first rails of the glorious train adventure that all started in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the 19th century. Learn to master the power of steam to build trains that go faster and farther, develop your technologies,and reach the far cities of Scotland and Ireland before your opponents!

The United Kingdom map comes with a complete new Train cards deck including additional locomotives, and Technology cards such as the Mechanical Stoker or the Thermocompressor that will allow players to develop their Technology level and build faster trains and claim long routes. Also includes the Pennsylvania map – in a state full of railroad history, invest in the most profitable companies to develop your rail network. But do not let your opponents outbid you, or
you risk losing the benefits of your investments!

The Pennsylvania map comes with 60 “Stock Shares” cards representing the great railroad companies of Pennsylvania. On this map, claiming a route also allows a player to invest in a company – having a majority of shares in a given company allows to score extra bonus points at game end.

· 2 new versions of Ticket to Ride packed in one box
· Includes a map centered on Pennsylvania, with well known locations (Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Gettysburg, New York,...)
· UK Technologies feature brings Ticket to Ride game play to a new level
· Available just in time for Christmas

Playing Information
· 2 to 4 (UK) and 2 to 5 (Pennsylvania), age 8 and up
· 30-60 minutes
· Requires an original copy of Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride Europe™ to play.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

In stock ready for CONQUEST ...

We will be getting some nice restocks and some new lines just in time for CONQUEST ...



Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Released on October 7th...

These will be on sale very early in October. There is likely to be a lot of interest in these so it is recommended that you pre-order one. Pre-orders can be place now at the shop or one of our events, including CONQUEST.


Releasing October 2015

Star Wars Risk - The Black Series

The final moments of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi can come to life for you and your friends in this awesome Star Wars version of the classic Risk game! Your mission? If you play as the Empire, it’s to destroy the Rebel fleet. But if you play as the Rebel Alliance, it’s to destroy the Death Star! But the battle between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader could tilt the game one way or the other. Plan your assault, give your battle orders, and earn bonus orders by clearing sectors or by destroying either Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. Send your fighters in to destroy or defend the Death Star, or to attack or defend the Rebel fleet! Who will be victorious in the end? Play Risk the Star Wars way and find out!

Includes 3 gameboard pieces, 20 X-wings, 16 Y-wings, 56 TIE fighters, 6 Rebel fleet markers, Millennium Falcon ship with stand, Executor with stand, Death Star with stand, 4 hit tokens, 9 Stormtrooper figures, Rebel Strike Team token, 30 Empire order cards, 30 Rebel order cards, and 5 translucent dice.

· Star Wars version of the classic Risk game lets players conquer the Death Star or the Rebel fleet
· Includes X-wing, Y-wing, and TIE fighters for attacks
· Order cards let players attack and defend
· Tilt the game one way or the other by destroying Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader
· Ages 10 and up
· For 2 to 5 players

Monday, 21 September 2015

Dice Masters Rainbow Draft

This weekend we had hoped to run a Dice Masters Rainbow Draft, but unfortunately due to a problem with the delivery we have had to delay the two event until this week. I am hoping to do one tomorrow and one at Conquest (on the Friday)

There will be a Marvel event which will be with boosters from Uncanny Xmen and Age of Ultron (6 of each). The prices for this event will be...

16 Iron Fist dice
16 Iron Fist full art cards
16 Iron Fist no-art cards (blanks)
4 Storm: Wind-Rider for the top four
2 Namor: Atlantean one each for first and second
1 Cable: Time Traveler for the winner

and a DC event which will be with Justice League and War of Light boosters (6 of each). The prizes for this event will be...

16 Batmobile dice
16 Batmobile full art cards
16 Batmobile no-art cards (blanks)
4 Aquaman: Arthur Curry for the top 4
2 Robin: Boy Wonder one each for first and second
1 Joker: Clown Prince of Crime for the winner

How it works:

Each player should come to the event with 8 Sidekick Dice, 12 Basic Action Dice, 4 Indicator Cards, and 2 Basic Action Cards (players may choose which Basic Action Cards they’d like to use after completing the draft, but must use the same two throughout the event).

Each player in the draft sits down with 12 packs of Dice Masters to draft with. A set of six packs is opened. As each player opens their packs they should verify that the cards and dice match. Keeping their cards secret, players should set them aside into a pile of 12 cards. The next six packs are opened and when complete are placed into a separate pile of 12 cards in front of the player (the piles are not to be mixed). All dice are placed into the center, and arranged as below so players can see exactly which dice and how many of each will be available during the draft. We call it Rainbow Draft as players may elect to sort them by color to allow for easier visual spotting of which cards correspond to which dice during the draft.

Each player then takes the deck they most recently prepared and after a short amount of time to review the cards, they select one, setting it face down in front of them, and passing the remaining cards to the player to their right. This card begins a pile of cards that players will be able to use in their team. After all players have selected a card, they take the pile from their left to select their next card and repeat the process until they are passed a single card to be placed into their pile.

After the first stack of 12 cards have been depleted, players should take a moment to review the cards they drafted (each player should have 12 cards at this point). After reviewing their cards, players will return them to a face-down pile in front of them and draft the second pack the same way as they did the first, this time passing in the opposite direction (left).

After drafting all packs, players should take dice from those that were set aside to match each of their cards. They will then construct a tournament team based on the Basic Action Cards they own and the cards they drafted. This tournament team can have up to eight cards and up to 20 dice across those cards (many teams will have less than this). The Basic Action Dice and cards and Sidekick Dice do not count against this limit of eight cards and 20 dice.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Not Open Next Weekend

KD games will not be open next weekend because we will be at CONQEST!!! We will have a selection of products to sell but as the shop is so close if there is anything we have left behind that you want let us know and we will arrange to go and get it.

In addition we will also be demonstrating a couple of really great games. Firstly there is the new Magic the Gathering board game which at just £30 offers really great a value for money...

A great game that's easy to learn and only £30:

It is a really simple game to learn and as it is played to a set number of turns will not take up a whole afternoon. 

Next is a game that I am really enjoying which may well have something to do with the subject matter. Firefly the Shiny Dice game is .. well Shiny!

Demos available at Conquest:

This game is for 1-5 players. Yes that's right you can play this one by yourself and try and beat your personal best. All you favorite characters are here and the mission cards bring back some great memories of the series.

If you can not wait until CONQUEST or if you already have a busy day of tournaments planned then we are happy to demo the games today at the shop or at Tuesdays KD Games Night

Friday, 18 September 2015

Coming Early 2016.

There are no real details at the moment but we know it is coming early 2016, which is enough to get if added to my wish list ...

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

MTG the Board Game

So tonight I had a first play through for the new MTG board game. After what was a slow start and some rules reading and re-reading I played a game that I found to be simple to learn, quite enjoyable to play and seems to have potential for a level of game play that is more complex than it originally seems.

I thought the it would be worth posting a demo video, so I have had a look through Youtube to see what I can find ...

We will be demoing this game at CONQUEST, if you fancy a run through it will take about 30/45 minutes.

Monday, 14 September 2015


With only two weeks to go until CONQUEST, I am sure most MTG players are looking forward to the Prerelease of Battle for Zendikar.

The prerelease will certainly be a very exciting event and it is always great to see the new cards but for those who like constructed event there is also the MTG 'Standard' event which starts at 6:30pm (to allow the prerelease to finish first).

It will be much like a Friday Night Magic event but with added prize support. Every player that takes part will add boosters to the prize pool. The winner will of course be our CONQUEST champion but in addition this year will get this great playmat ...

This is a great piece of artwork by John Avon and what's more it has been signed...

You can see more of his work at ...

Saturday, 12 September 2015

From the Vault

  • So its been out for a week or two but and its been one of the most popularnfrom the vaults we have had. There are a few left but sellibg fast. Each box contains. .

  • Fifteen premium foil cards, including five with new art.
    An exclusive Spindown™ life counter.
    A collector’s guide.
    Each card has been printed using a foil process unique to the From the Vault series.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Due in next week ...

Due in next week is the great new set from Dice Masters and we are back to the DC universe fpr War of Light.

Starter Set

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! With game-play that supports two players in epic dice battles, DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light will let players build their own team of heroes or villains!

Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light will be sure to shine bright as part of any Dice Masters game!

44 Custom Dice
38 Cards
Two Dice Bags
Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook
Everything two players need to play DC Comics Dice Masters!

Also Available!

Expand Your Force With Foil Packs!
Each DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light foil pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their DC Dice Masters collection!

A great purchase for new and established Dice Masters players alike!

The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Play Mat displays all of the information one player needs for their Dice Masters game including: life meter, areas for their character cards and dice, areas for Basic Action Cards and dice, and features each of the Dice Masters play areas, color-coded for players’ convenience.

Made from flexible and durable neoprene, the DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Play Mat measures approximately 24” wide and 13” long and can be easily rolled up for safe transport and storage, or left out to display.

Team Box
The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Team Box is designed to carry a player’s Dice Masters team to their next DC Comics Dice Masters game and contains two internal boxes and three dividers to make organization of both dice and cards fast and easy!

Made from flexible and durable plastic with a magnetic closure, the DC Comics Dice Masters: War of LightTeam Box measures approximately 5.63” wide 3.85” tall and 2.17” deep and can be easily stowed in a backpack or satchel for easy organization and transport.

Collector’s Box

The DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Collector’s Box is a great space to store your Dice Masters collection! It has a limited edition Full Art promo card and everything one player needs to get started

Each DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Collector’s Box contains:
20 custom dice
1 felt dice bag
10 Basic Action Cards
4 Indicator Cards
1 Full Art Promo Card
4 DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light Foil Packs
2 dice storage trays that hold over 300 dice

Legendary Encounters

Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Gameis based on the first two movies of the Predator series. Taking on the roles of characters from the films, players take turns recruiting cards for their deck from a central selection in order to improve their deck and defeat Predator cards that are added to the central game board.
In more detail, within the setting for each film you can play as the humans or as the Predators. As the humans, you play the co-op version of the game as in Legendary Encounters: Alien, recruiting, scanning and attacking the same way while trying to achieve objectives. When you play as the Predators, the game is player vs. player instead of co-op, with each player assuming the role of a Predator hunting for the most honor (VPs).
Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game is a standalone game in the Legendary Encounters series that is fully compatible with Legendary Encounters: An Alien Deck Building Game. Specifically, you can use the Predator deck in Alien or the Alien deck in Predator. Similarly, Predator is also compatible with the Marvel superheroes version of Legendary but cannot be fully integrated.
For those of you that want to see how the game plays then have a look at this video I found on youtube ... 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

New Firefly : Shiny Dice

Firefly: Shiny Dice lasts three rounds, and whoever has the most points after three rounds wins. In each round, each player takes one or more turns. On your first turn in a round, you roll all fifteen dice — seven crew dice (brown), three passenger dice (white), and five bad guy dice (black) — then place them in the appropriate places on your display. Crew members and passengers all have unique abilities, some of which involve the option of rerolling dice.
After any rerolls, you reveal your mission for the round. If you have dice on your board that match the numbers given at the top of the mission, then you're unaffected by the bold line — Bushwhacked, Gorram, etc. — immediately underneath. Otherwise, you might be forced to end your go after the current turn, forced to take an additional turn, or affected in some other way. After revealing and resolving the mission, the bad guys strike:
  • Each Badger die holds one supply die.
  • Each Saffron die moves a crew/passenger die of your choice to the cargo hold.
  • If Niska dice are present, KO a crew/passenger die of your choice.
After this, you then use any remaining crew and passenger dice to defeat the bad guys, which generally require one point of damage to defeat. Remove them all, and you score 1 VP for each type of bad guy defeated, with half-points for each supply delivered; fail to remove them, and you score no points for the defeated bad guys. If you clear the turn, you can opt to take another turn — rolling all the bad guy dice and all non-KOed crew and passenger dice — or end your turn. If you opt to continue, but then fail to defeat the bad guys, you lose all the VP that you earned previously on that turn.
After three rounds, whoever has the most VPs wins.

Monday, 7 September 2015

The new MTG Board Game

The Multiverse consists of infinite planes of existence. Most beings live and die without ever knowing that their world is not the only one. But there are the extraordinary few who are born with "the spark." If their sparks ignite, these rare mages are the only ones capable of traveling to myriad planes of the Multiverse, where they can reach heights of power otherwise impossible to achieve. They are known as Planeswalkers.

Take Magic combat to the next dimension in the Arena of the Planeswalkers!

Choose from five mighty Planeswalkers, each with unique powers and squads, and create your 3-D Battlefield based on the number of Planeswalkers you have! No matter the number, you're goal remains the same; seek and destroy your enemy Planeswalker and gather points to determine who will rule the Arena and who will fall.

When your Planeswalkers battle, it is a confrontation that will shake a plane to its foundation. Are you ready to take up the challenge?