Friday, 20 October 2017

Wizkids Announcement

WizKids Announces New Partnership with Games Workshop

Reveals Plans to Release New Games set in the Critically Acclaimed Warhammer 40,000™ Universe

October 19, 2017 – Hillside, NJ – WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, today revealed a multi-year partnership with acclaimed fantasy miniatures company, Games Workshop. The new partnership will extend the Warhammer 40,000 universe IP across multiple categories, including, Dice Building Games™, board games and more!

“We’re thrilled to be working with Games Workshop and the Warhammer 40,000 license,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “This beloved franchise is known the world over and our partnership will allow us to create amazing products and experiences for fans everywhere.”

The multi-year deal will span numerous categories and include the most iconic Warhammer 40,000 characters and more. WizKids will create two new board games, along with dice games based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, with additional plans to republish classic board games Fury of Dracula and Relic.

WizKids will begin rolling out the new product lines in mid 2018.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

X-Men First Class

X-Men First Class is released this week.

The new set draws from the wide history of the X-Men, ranging from the first comic team gathered by Professor Xavier to What If? characters and stories. Both heroes and villains from Xavier’s school and the Brotherhood of Mutants round out the collection of 30 new characters in the complete set.

Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men First Class is packaged in foil packs, each with two cards and matching dice for the game. 

Pokemon Go Halloween Update

From October 20th to November 2nd, you’ll find some spooky new friends in Pok√©mon Go. It’s not full-on gen three yet, but hey: new faces!

Here’s the trailer, where you’ll spot Hoenn-region critters like Sableye and Banette. And, as always, there will be a new type of Pikachu to capture:

Monday, 16 October 2017

How to play Legend of the Five Rings

Yesterday I had my first game of Legend of the Five Rings and whilst it was a very good game, I am pretty sure I got some of the rules wrong so I thought I would have a look for a tutorial video.

Here is what I found...

Friday, 13 October 2017

Explorers of Ixalan

Here is a video from Wizards of the Coast which introduces the new MTG gaming experience 'Explorers of Ixalan'...

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Coming Soon...

Merfolk vs. Goblins pits two of the most recognizable tribes in the history of Magic against one another. Will you side with the reckless and wily goblins or the graceful and cunning merfolk?

Number of Cards: Two 60-card decks

Release Date: November 10, 2017

Currently there is not much information about this product. Watch this space for more details once we have them.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Explorers of Ixalan

An out-of-the-box multiplayer Magic experience. Defeat your opponents as you search for the lost city.

Number of Cards: Four 60-card decks (no new cards)

Release Date: November 24, 2017

4 60-card decks
20 double-sided tokens
50 game tiles
40 counter pieces
4 deck boxes

We will post more details on this product when we have them, so watch this space.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Dragon King's Awakening

Released next Friday is the new set from Cardfight Vanguard...

Includes 104 cards (2 GR, 9 RRR, 13 RR, 24 R and 56 C) + 12 SP (Parallel) + 2 SGR (Parallel) cards.
There are 99 new cards and 5 reprints.
Each display includes 16 packs, and each carton includes 20 displays.
Each pack includes 7 cards, two of them being R or greater.
Some packs will include 2 RR or 1 RRR + 1 RR, but never 2 RRR.
Includes further support for the Oracle Think Tank, Shadow Paladin, Nubatama, Narukami, Gear Chronicle, and Neo Nectar clans, as well as Cray Elemental cards.
Includes special reprints of the following cards as RRR:
Dragonic Vanquisher
Steam Tamer, Arka
The package illustration features Kazumi Onimaru, Kazuma Shouji and Dragstrider, Luard.

Monday, 2 October 2017

KD Games X-Wing Tournament

We will be hosting our Q3 X-Wing Tournament as part of Gambit Games on Sunday 29th October.

Entry will be £7.50 pre-booked (with a 50p reduction for the fist 8 players that register before 16th October) and £10 on the day.

Tickets are currently available on Eventbrite ...

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Coming Soon

The Magic Gift Pack comes with something for every player, whether new to the game or a life-long veteran and is meant to shine as an affordable gift purchase.

This new product includes 5 foil basic lands with art by one of Magic's most iconic artists, Mark Poole. Affectionately known by the Magiccommunity as the "Shooting Star Lands," these gorgeous cards are sure delight many fans of the game.

Prominently displayed on the front are a foil Kari Zev, Skyship Raider and Metalwork Colossus—two useful building blocks for any deck.

Players will also be excited to open three booster packs from the most recent Standard sets to add to their collection.

To round it out, included is a spindown life counter, perfect for anyone just getting into the game, and a beautiful eight-and-a-half by thirteen-inch unfolded poster, exclusive to this product.

Overall, the Magic Gift Pack is a great option for shoppers looking to purchase an affordable gift for their loved-ones who play Magic.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dice Masters Guardians of the Galaxy

Due in today is ...

Marvel Dice Masters: Guardians of the Galaxy takes dice building action to the edge of the galaxy and back and will now also feature FOIL versions of every card! Collect foils of your favorite characters, or bling out your favorite team!

Build a team just like Star-Lord, using the Guardians you’d expect, there are some team favourites such as  Rocket and Groot, or some making their Dice Masters debut, like Adam Warlock, Yondu, and Cosmo! Defeat never-before seen villains and collect exciting new actions!

Each Marvel Dice Masters: Guardians of the Galaxy Foil Pack contains two cards and two dice that players can add to their Dice Masters collections!

Introducing more than 30 heroes and villains (and their dice!), Marvel Dice Masters: Guardians of the Galaxy will become the Cosmic Cubes of your Dice Masters collection!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Ixalan - Black Cards

Having now played at prerelease weekend, I have had a chance to use some of the great new cards from the MTG set Ixalan. This means that I have begun to get a feel for the cards that I really like and will most likely use in the coming weeks and months.

Last week I looked at white and blue, so today it is the turn of black.

Anointed Deacon

Bishop of the Bloodstained

Blight Keeper

Bloodcrazed Paladin
Initially I dismissed vampires as I was so desperate to plan pirates. This card however I really like. Creatures with flash are always nice as it means you can leave casting the creature til the last possible moment. It has the potential to be a good sized creature for a very low casting cost. I also like the idea of casting this off the back of a Yahenni's Expertise.

Boneyard Parley

Contract Killing

Costly Plunder

Dark Nourishment

Deadeye Tormentor

Deadeye Tracker
I am looking at building a pirate deck and this feels like a contender for the one drop. Its ability to explore is very usefully and also will enable the creature to get bigger. With a Shadowed Caraval on turn two there is the potential for two things getting bigger. The problem is potentially the amount of cards in the graveyard and against some decks there may be a limited amount of opportunity. My current attempts to build a standard mill deck now that startled awake has rotated out may lead me towards a pirate based strategy and I have been looking at this with Navigator's Ruin.

Deathless Ancient

Desperate Castaways

Dire Fleet Hoarder

Dire Fleet Interloper

Dire Fleet Ravager
Menace and Deathtouch on a 4/4 body seems very good. Each player losing a third of there life is also a very interesting prospect and feels ideal for a red/black very aggressive deck. My problem is that there are other 5 drops that I would prefer to play. It feels like something that I may come back to but currently is not going to make it to my pirate deck.


Fathom Fleet Captain
This seems very strong. It should be in a position to attack very quickly and start to build a pirate army. It obviously works well with other Raid cards.

Fathom Fleet Cutthroat

Grim Captain’s Call

Heartless Pillage

Kitesail Freebooter
This card I saw used a great deal and  anything that can remove a card from a players hand is always good. The issue here is protecting the freebooter. It is a flyer and feels like it wants to attack, but will it just get removed very quickly to get the card that was lost back?

Lurking Chupacabra

March of the Drowned

Mark of the Vampire

Queen’s Agent

Queen’s Bay Soldier

Raiders’ Wake

Revel in Riches
Alternative win! I always love the idea of an alternative win especially it is going to be difficult to set up. I like this card and really want to make it work. If I get some then this feels like it is going to be my silly deck for this season.

Ruin Raider
Card advantage is great. I am just not sure if this is survivable. Its another one of those cards that I think I may return to. I really need to look at the other cards in the set. There is a lot of lifelink so maybe.

Ruthless Knave

Sanctum Seeker
This I love and at 4 mana seems very strong. Life drain plus attacking damage most likely on creatures that have lifelink anyway, what is not to like?

Seekers’ Squire

Skittering Heartstopper


Skymarch Bloodletter

Spreading Rot

Sword-Point Diplomacy
I saw this card played a few times and in all occasions it gave 2 or three cards. It seems like a win/win and at 3 mana seems to have a lot of potential.

Vanquish the Weak

Vicious Conquistador
Another great vampire, effectively a 2/2 or 1 with a guaranteed 1 damage when it attacks.

Vraska’s Contempt
This card should get some play, at four mana it answers a lot of potentially big problems. Seems like a strong sideboard card in black.

Walk the Plank
I like Walk the Plank simply because of its name. It seems like a strong sideboard card in black and kills a lot of creatures for two mana. 

Wanted Scoundrels

Let me know what you favourite black cards are and what ideas you have on your new standard deck.