Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Gyms are closed!


Yesterday, Niantic revealed what will be Pokémon GO’s largest feature update yet, an expansive rework of gyms, and a preview of how Legendary Pokémon will likely be introduced into the game. The announcement comes hours before gyms are being temporarily disabled then reactivated, though it’s unclear the precise moment this all goes live. Possibly as soon as the end of the day.

So, what’s going on with these changes? There are a number of key points that reflect some long-rumored changes to gyms. Here’s what’s happening as soon as the gym rework is live:

- Pokémon GO’s gyms now have six unique slots (no two of the same Pokemon), and enemy trainers will battle the Pokémon there in the order in which they were assigned.

- Pokémon will lose “motivation” over time, making them easier to defeat, as shown by a depleting heart. Players can feed their Pokémon to increase their motivation.

- Pokémon gyms can now be spun like PokeStops for items, some of them unique.

- Pokémon gyms will now give out badges that can be leveled up for increased rewards at gyms.

- Your Pokémon will amass more coins the longer they remain in a gym, and you will get the coins once they're defeated/unmotivated and return to you.

So that’s what’s happening immediately, but Niantic also previewed “Raids” which are indeed tied to gyms, and are almost certainly tied to Legendary spawns, though the word “Legendary” is not used, and the only Pokémon shown are existing powerhouses like Tyranitar and Gyarados.

- Raids are timed events that will have a powerful Pokémon temporarily taking over a gym. In the preview materials, a 25,000+ CP Tyranitar is shown as an example.

- To participate in a raid, you need a raid pass which can be obtained from spinning a gym, but you can only hold one at a time.

- Players from all teams can work together to take down these Pokémon (max of 20 participants), and earn new items and an opportunity to catch these Pokémon (though probably not at that CP level).

- The items earned will be Rare Candy, Golden Razz Berries and even TMs(!). Rare Candy turns into a certain type of Pokemon's candy when used on that Pokemon. The berry greatly increases odds of a wild capture and can be fed to gym Pokemon. TMs can be for fast or charged moves. Unclear if they're randomized or for specific moves. (Update: they are randomized).

- Players can form private groups as well to take on these Pokémon thanks to a new in-game code system that allows you to link up with friends (not random numbers, the example shown is three Bulbasaur icons).

Monday, 19 June 2017

MTG - New Mechanics

With the prerelease for the new set of MTG only a short while away it is time to have a look at some of the new mechanics.

First up we have AFFLICT  ...

The God-Pharaoh's legions are destructive, vicious, and just generally the sorts of folks you wouldn't invite to a party. But perhaps you're just going to the wrong parties. In any case, if a minion of Bolas is attacking you, it's a sure bet something bad is going to happen. The new ability afflict ensures just that.

Khenra Eternal attacking puts your opponent in an uncomfortable position. If they don't block it, it gets through to deal combat damage. If they do block it, they're losing 1 life anyway. Different creatures with afflict have different afflict numbers and cause the loss of different amounts of life. It doesn't matter how many creatures block a creature with afflict; afflict triggers only once per combat at most.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Dobble 123

Next week we will be getting copies of the new Dobble which is called 'Dobble 123'

This is basically the same game as Dobble but is aimed at a younger audience. This version is suitable for children as young as 3. Being able to recognize numbers and shapes, it’s kid’s play! To win, you must find the number or shape in common between two cards before one of the other players does. By trying to find them, toddlers learn to identify geometric shapes and numbers, and to recognize colors.


Hour of Devastation

In only a few weeks we will be able to play with the new MTG set 'Hour of Devastation' when we will get the long awaited arrival of Nichol Bolas. Here is a quick look at the brand new trailer for the set ...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

X-Wing C-Roc Cruiser


"You owe me, remember? I gave you information, and it saved your Jedi friend. I am calling in that favor."
–Cikatro Vizago


The galaxy's Scum and Villainy are about to demand what they are owed. And then they're going to go Epic…

Designed for use in the game's Cinematic Play and Epic Play formats, the C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack contains one C-ROC Cruiser miniature, one M3-A Interceptor miniature with an alternate paint scheme, seven ship cards, thirty upgrade cards, and all the maneuver dials, damage decks, tokens, and game pieces that you need to fly your C-ROC Cruiser and its escort to battle. Additionally, the expansion includes a new campaign for Cinematic Play in which your C-ROC draws the ire of either the Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance.



The C-ROC cruiser was a favorite vessel of traders, smugglers, privateers, and crime lords all across the Outer Rim. It utilized the same frame as the Empire’s Gozanti-class cruiser, but its extra cargo space, three additional engines, and modified armor lent it a distinctive profile. Fitted with weapons and specialized equipment, the C-ROC often served as the workhorse at the heart of both merchant convoys and pirate fleets, hauling cargo, supporting smaller ships, and even flying into the fray to engage enemy craft directly.


The C-ROC Cruiser can also serve as the workhorse of your X-Wing Scum fleet. It can soak a tremendous amount of enemy fire with its four shields and ten hull, especially when you consider that it can make use of the reinforce and recover actions—the first of which can reduce all damage against either its fore or aft sections, and the second of which can remove much of the damage it may suffer. Importantly, it does all this at a base value of just thirty-five squad points, making it a fantastic bargain for a faction that's all about the credits.

Of course, you're not likely to field your C-ROC without one or more upgrades. For starters, you'll probably want to equip a Heavy Laser Turret in order to fire back at your assailants, and then you'll probably find plenty of good ways to take advantage of the ship's many upgrade slots—two crew, one hardpoint, one team, and three cargo.

Even if you're not entirely certain which upgrades will serve you best, you could just load your C-ROC with Cikatro Vizago, Azmorigan, and the Merchant One Title. Taken together, these cards allow you to transform your C-ROC even in the heat of battle, making certain you'll benefit from the most useful upgrades in your collection—so long as they cost no more than the crew, team, or cargo upgrades your C-ROC has already equipped.

The C-ROC and Standard Play
Even though the C-ROC arrives to X-Wing as a huge ship that's too large for the game's Standard Play format, it still arrives at the game's standard 1/270 scale, and it is accompanied by an M3-A Interceptor escort with an alternate paint scheme, four new M3-A aces, and a host of new upgrades. Taken altogether, these tournament-legal materials stand poised to make a major impact upon the game's Standard Play format and its vibrant tournament scene.


The C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack comes with one M3-A Interceptor with an alternate paint scheme.

For starters, you'll find a copy of the "Heavy Scyk" Interceptor upgrade reprinted with its recently issued erratum. For just two squad points, this upgrade grants your M3-A Interceptor an extra point of hull, as well as the ability to equip a cannon, torpedo, or missile upgrade. But while the "Heavy Scyk" Interceptor Title has long defined the different ways you could outfit your M3-A Interceptors for battle, the C-ROC Cruiser Expansion Pack also allows you to modify your "Scyk" in an entirely different direction.

The "Light Scyk" Interceptor Title transforms all of the fighter's bank maneuvers to green maneuvers and reduces the ship's squad point cost by two. It does this at the cost of flipping all damage cards dealt to the ship faceup, but since the introduction of the "Light Scyk" Interceptor Title will mean that you can swarm your opponents with as many as eight Cartel Spacers, the "Light Scyk" Interceptor's inherent risk is one many Scum players may be willing to take.

Do you miss the Core Set?

If like me you have missed the MTG Core Set since they change the launch program, then this may be just the news you are looking for ...

Wizards of the Coast are changing the way things are done and this will include the return to a yearly core set and 3 large sets are year.

Metamorphosis 2.0

Monday, 12 June 2017

Pokemon Tins

Due in tomorrow are the Pokémon TCG: Island Guardians Tins


Stand ready with the strange and fearsome Pokémon of Alola in each Pokémon TCG: Island Guardians Tin! Choose the electric mischief of Tapu Koko-GX or the relentless vines of Tapu Bulu-GX. Each of these beautiful tins contains all the astonishing power of a strange and mysterious Pokémon-GX who stands as a defender of the land!

In each Pokémon TCG: Island Guardians Tin, you'll find:

  • 1 of 2 foil Pokémon-GX cards: Tapu Koko-GX or Tapu Bulu-GX
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs

Friday, 9 June 2017

Archenemy: Nicol Bolas Unboxing

Coming next week...

Tabletop play Mysterium

The latest edition of Tabletop Will Wheaton plays Mysterium.

"Wil believes that ghosts aren’t real, mediums don’t talk to departed spirits, and psychics are full of crap. But, just this once, he’ll set those beliefs aside and welcome them all as real for a fun game of Mysterium! Joined by David Kwong, Laura Bailey, and Shannon Woodward, the four attempt to solve a murder by communicating with the departed.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Pokemon 'Draft'

For a while I have played around with different ideas for a Pokemon Draft and with us having missed out on a pre-release for the new set tomorrows Gambit Sunday seems like it might be the chance to give one a go!

The idea is that each player will purchase 4 boosters from Sun and Moon Guardians Rising. These packs will then be 'drafted' (Players one the booster, choose one cards and pass the rest to the next player which is repeated until all cards are taken, repeat with the next three packs changing the direction each time)

This will make the deck that you have better than it would with a 'straight' sealed but there will still be a lack of trainer cards. To help balance this each player is allowed to bring 10 trainer cards (from any set) with them to add to their deck if the wish. Each of the trainer cards must be different (no duplicate cards)

Players then add the required energy cards and then play a series of games against each other to find the eventual winner!
 

Friday, 26 May 2017

Like to Draft?

Do you like the idea of an MTG draft but can't really justify buy three boosters? Well what about using just one?

This single booster draft format called "Mini Masters Draft" started at stores in Spain and Italy.

The idea is simple, instead of drafting with 3 boosters simply buy one per play and draft with that. Obviously it makes decks quite small and there are a few rules adjustments to normal MTG to make it work better. It is very similar to a pack wars where players simply add 15 lands to a booster without even looking at it and play a game, except this way you know what is in your deck even it it is not that much!

The extra rules are ...

  • You must use all the cards that you draft.
  • You can add only 10 basic lands and you must have at least one for every colour in your deck.
  • You may have one  free muligan at the beginning of the game.
  • You do not lose the game for being unable to draw a card.
  • You start with 15 life instead of the usual 20.

Anyone fancy giving it a go this weekend at Gambit Sunday?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

MTG Nichol Bolas Archenemy

Due in next month is ...
Nicol Bolas is among the most powerful beings in the Multiverse–don't face him alone! Much like the original Archenemy release, Archenemy: Nicol Bolas pits you and two friends against a single powerful foe where you must work together to survive - or fall to Nicol Bolas himself.

The set contains four 60-card decks (with no new card content), four non-premium planeswalker cards with new art, and a 20-card scheme deck containing 20 all-new, unique schemes. Playable right out of the box without any additions!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Unboxing Video

For those of you that are not entirely sure of what you get in some of the boxed MTG product here are a couple of videos of them being opened for you to view...




Thursday, 18 May 2017

MTG Gameday

THIS SATURDAY AT 5PM


Bring your best Standard deck and compete to become the champion of your favorite game store! Top finishers earn special prizes, including full-art promo cards and a playmat for the winner.

WHAT HAPPENS AT GAME DAY?

Game Day events are a great opportunity to test your skills against your local Magic community in a fun, relaxed environment.
You'll be paired up to play multiple rounds of friendly competition. Each round you'll play a best-of-three-games match and report the winner to the organizer.
You'll need:
  • Your own Standard deck, which is a minimum of 60 cards and has a sideboard of up to 15 cards.
  • A method for tracking life totals, as well as tokens, counters, and card sleeves.
Get more info about Standard

TOURNAMENT PRIZES

Each participant receives a full-art promo card (while supplies last), and the Top 8 finishers receive a premium foil full-art promo card.
The winner receives a special champion playmat to commemorate their victory.

Oligarchy Tournament

On Tuesday as part of our weekly games evening we held our very first competitive Oligarchy event. It was a 8 booster sealed which went really well.


Each round was an hour in length with an addition 5 turns if the games were unable to finish in this time, with the deck building process taking just under an hour and a few practice games before hand gave us over 4 hours of Oligarchy fun!


Oligarchy is a new game and deck building a new game is never easy. Trying to work out what will go well in a sealed format is tricky and can be a bit intense but everyone that played really enjoyed both the process and the games they played.


We had a mix of experience from the game designer himself Gary Wareham, through to players that had played just a couple of games. One card that seem particularily brutal was appropriately named 'Death' a once in a lifetime card. Costing 16 IP and 16 AP, it certainly is not cheap to play but if you can get there, then it is pretty hard to stop and almost impossible in sealed. (for a full list of cards check out the Oligarchy Website Codex : http://www.oligarchygame.com/cardSearch.html)


Now that we have a few players, the next event for us will be a constructed deck tournament on 28th May as part of Gambit Games monthly meeting. More details to come very soon!!!

Rock Event

New Pokémon Go Event starts TODAY!!!



The Adventure Week event will run from 1 p.m. PT May 18 to 1 p.m. PT May 25. During this time, "Buddy Pokémon" will earn candies four times faster than normal, and players will have an increased chance of encountering Rock-type Pokemon, such as Omanyte, Kabuto and their evolutions. This event also includes increased encounter rates for uncommon Rock-type Pokemon like Aerodactyl, Onix and Sudowoodo.

In addition, once this event begins, players will receive a free new avatar item called the Explorer’s Hat, and they’ll be able to purchase Poke Balls for 50 percent off in the game’s store.

Finally, for the duration of this event, players will receive more items from every PokeStop they visit. This may encourage players to visit more PokeStops than normal!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Maximum Crisis

We have for the first time for many years got stock of Yu-Gi_oh coming in! Tomorrow we will have the new booster...


It includes cards used by Yuya Sakaki, Declan Akaba, Jack Atlas, Yuri, Yugo, Yuto, Shay Obsidian, Lulu Obsidian, Zarc,, Yusho Sakaki and Ryoga Kamishiro.
Includes members/support for the "B.E.S", "Buster Blader", "D/D", "D/D/D", "Dark Contract", "Destruction Sword", "Dinomist", "Familiar-Possessed", "Magician", "Nekroz", "Odd-Eyes", "Performapal", "Polymerization", "Predap", "Predaplant", "Resonator", "Raidraptor", "Speedroid", "The Phantom Knights", "Zefra" and "Zoodiac" archetypes, as well as the "Digital Bug" and "Fairy Tail" series.
The TCG version includes members of the "Artifact", "Bujin", "SPYRAL", "Subterror" and "Sylvan" archetypes, as well as "Token Celebration" series.
Introduces the "Phantasm Spiral", "Supreme King Gate" and "Supreme King Dragon" archetypes to the TCG.
Introduces the first support for the "Lyrilusc", "Pendulum", and "True Draco" archetypes.

Breakdown

In the TCG, there are 9 cards per pack and 24 packs per box. The set contains 100 cards:
8 Secret Rares
10 Ultra Rares
14 Super Rares
20 Rares
48 Commons

    Friday, 12 May 2017

    Pokemon Guardians Rising

    Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box

    Tap into the greatness of the island guardians of Alola with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box. This outstanding collection contains all the tools you need to be ready for your next big battles, including stylish card sleeves featuring Tapu Koko, a player's guide to the latest expansion, and much more. Compete in Alola style with the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box.

    The Pokémon TCG: Sun& Moon—Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Box includes:

    8 Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising booster packs
    65 card sleeves featuring Tapu Koko
    45 Pokémon TCG Energy cards
    A player's guide to the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion
    6 damage-counter dice
    1 competition-legal coin-flip die
    2 acrylic condition markers and 1 acrylic GX marker
    A collector's box to hold everything, with 4 dividers to keep it organized

    Sun and Moon Trainers Kits

    Today we have had delivery of the new Sun and Moon Trainers Kits...


    Master the art of Pokémon battling with your favorite Pokémon—one card at a time! The Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon Trainer Kit—Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu gets you playing from the very first card you draw. And with fun and powerful Pokémon at your side, you'll be a Pokémon Trainer before you know it!

    This kit contains everything you need to learn, train, and win! Play both decks against each other, then combine them to create one bigger deck where Lycanroc and Alolan Raichu battle side by side! Or test your deck at a Pokémon League near you and in the Pokémon TCG Online!

    This step-by-step Trainer Kit includes:

    Two 30-card decks, each with a specially selected foil card

    Two guided game booklets to teach you how to play—card by card, step by step!

    2-player playmat with great game tips and rules on the reverse side

    Damage counters and Special Condition markers

    A game coin with a cool Pokémon design

    An illustrated deck box to keep your new cards in

    A code card for the Pokémon TCG Online!

    Heroclix Avengers/Defenders War


    Overview

    Through the manipulation of Dormammu and Loki, the Avengers and the Defenders are at odds like never before. Play out the conflict amongst your friends with this exciting HeroClix booster release!

    Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War Booster Brick will give the Shifting Focus mechanic to figures that have never had it before! Heroes can have the support of their allies when team building with this new set, whether it’s Captain America fighting alongside Iron Man or Daredevil teaming up with the Hulk or even Black Panther leading the Wakandan Warriors. There will be HeroClix 15th Anniversary Throwback figures to remind long time players of the early days of HeroClix and show off cool stuff from yesteryear to newer players! Exciting new sculpts on heroes returning to HeroClix after a long break! Last but not least, look into your crystal ball to see the unparalleled mysticism of an exciting new Dr. Strange!



    Details
    Available Now!


    Expand Your Set With Boosters!

    The Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/DefendersWar Booster Brick has over 70 new figures to collect:
    18 Common figures (plus one Prime)
    16 Uncommon figures (plus one Prime)
    16 Rare figures (plus one Prime)
    16 Super Rare figures (plus
    one Prime)
    8 Chase figures

    Single Booster £12







    Tuesday, 9 May 2017

    Pokemon

    In today (at last!) are the new Pokémon Boosters and Theme Decks...


    Island Guardians, Ready for Battle!
    Visit Alola for Pokémon fun, from the beaches to the mountain peaks—and discover new traditions and new challenges! Meet the island guardians Tapu Koko-GX and Tapu Lele-GX, and sharpen your skills with Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow! Be amazed by the secret powers of Kommo-o-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Metagross-GX, Sylveon-GX, Toxapex-GX, Vikavolt-GX, and many more! Come to the islands, and seize the power of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion!

    Monday, 8 May 2017

    Oligarchy Tournament

    On Tuesday 16th May we will be hosting our first Oligarchy Tournament with game designer Gary Wareham.


    It will be a sealed tournament which means that you will get to open 8 boosters and make the best deck you can to compete against other players in competitive play and a chance to win some Oligarchy Prizes. Decks will be a 40 card minimum, and there will be a 12 card sideboard. Matches will be best of three games. Entrance to this event will be £20 and will start at 7pm. The location will be the usual KD Games Night venue which is the Royal British Legion on Buckingham Road in Shoreham. (Please confirm your attendance on Facebook)


    Friday, 5 May 2017

    Releasing this June

    With only two pairs of helping hands, you stand at the entrance to your new cave dwelling. There is much work to do and no time to lose! The nearby tribe is doing better than you and this cannot stand. Carve your way deeper into the mountain and create a cozy cave. Gather grain, flax, and building materials. Mine for precious metals and become wealthier than you, or your rivals, ever dreamed!

    Includes:
    1 Action board
    12 Action tiles
    24 Room tiles
    12 Goods Indicators
    1 Additional Cavern tile
    7 Walls
    4 Action markers
    1 Starting Player tile
    2 Cave boards
    1 Rulebook

    Ages 12+
    Players 1 - 2
    20 - 40 minutes

    Spirit of Rebellion Boosters



    The Star Wars saga has always centered on the timeless struggle between good and evil. At different points throughout the saga, evil may be lurking in the shadows or controlling an oppressive, galaxy-spanning Empire. Yet there must always be balance in the Force, and whenever the dark side rises, a spirit of rebellion begins to light the way forward.


    With the new Spirit of Rebellion Booster Packs for Star Wars: Destiny, 160 brand-new cards enter the game, incorporating elements from every movie in the saga, but with a special focus on the newest Star Wars movie: Rogue One. You’ll find plenty of characters from Rogue One within this set, including Jyn Erso, Chirrut Îmwe, Mon Mothma, and Director Krennic, alongside other iconic characters from across the Star Wars story. The spirit of rebellion has ignited—prepare to bring the feverish battles and kinetic action of Rogue One to your games of Star Wars: Destiny!

    Every booster pack includes five randomized cards and one premium die, broken down into three common cards, one uncommon card, and one rare or legendary card with a corresponding die. All cards that feature a corresponding die are either rare or legendary cards. With every booster pack, you’ll find new characters, supports, upgrades, or events, along with new ways to enter the Star Wars galaxy and fight for your chosen side!

    New Pokemon Lines

    Today we have received some great new Pokémon items...

    First up we have the new Legendary Beasts Triple Booster Packs...


    Power up your Pokémon TCG collection with 3 booster packs, and show your Pokémon pride with 1 of 3 awesome Pokémon collector's pins: Raikou, Entei, or Suicune!
    Contains:
    3 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    1 of 3 Pokémon collector's pins featuring a Legendary Pokémon

    Next it is the Pokebal Full View Pro Binder...

    Then for the serious player/collector we have the Legacy Evolution Box Set...




    If you're a fan of the original 151 Pokémon, you're familiar with Onix, Poliwag, Slowpoke, Zubat, Chansey, and Oddish—but did you know that each of those Pokémon had an Evolution that wasn't discovered until later? This collection brings you five foil promo cards to power up the classic Pokémon, plus a Crobat pin and a hard-hitting Steelix-EX card for your collection!

    The Pokémon TCG: Legacy Evolution Pin Collection includes:

    A foil card featuring Steelix-EX
    5 foil promo cards featuring Politoed, Slowking, Crobat, Blissey, and Bellossom
    An awesome Crobat collector's pin
    5 Pokémon TCG booster packs
    A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

    Finally (even though the boosters and decks are still on the delivery van somewhere in the UK) we have the Guardians Rising Collectors Albums...

    More details on boosters as soon as they arrive!!!




    Thursday, 4 May 2017

    Defenders - Dice Masters

    COMING SOON! Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack 

     

    WizKids is excited to announce the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack, coming soon to KD Games.

    Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack will help you upgrade any Dice Master Starter Set into a team with a clear theme.


    Pre-order the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack today!


    The Might Thor Dice Masters

    Countertop Display or Gravity Feed?

    We will be stocking both.

    The Gravity Feed contains the Foil Packs customers are familiar with – £1 for 2 cards and dice.

    The Countertop Display contains Draft Packs, which are optimized for sealed play and contain 14 cards (2 Basic Action cards and 12 character or action cards), and 24 dice.

    Either way, players will need Sidekick Dice and Basic Action Dice from a Starter Set to play.

    Furthermore, the Basic Action Cards in Thor are exclusive to the Draft Packs – so if your tournament player or a collector, you will definitely want to pick up both as well!

    Friday, 28 April 2017

    International Table Top Day 2017

    This Saturday it is International Table Top Day!


    To celebrate we will be running some special events over the weekend both in the shop on Saturday and at Gambit Games on Sunday!

    First up we have BIOTIX at the special introductory price of just £10. Have a look at our blog on the game ...

    Next we have LUCHA JEFE at £7 - Grey Fox Games has partnered with Geek & Sundry to bring you a brand new microgame for International Tabletop Day 2017! In Lucha Jefe, players become luchador managers going head to head to recruit the best fighters and maintain the best record. You never know who your opponent will bring to the ring, so out-thinking them will be the key to victory. Each round players will secretly choose which luchadors will be active, which will be sidelined, and which will be retired. If your fighter can best your opponent’s fighters three times, you win and earn the title of Lucha Jefe! 

    The last of the special offer games is GAME MANIFESTO at just £2 - “GAME - Most Popular Game in all Mother Russia: Not Really” is a simple, fun game you can use to enhance the gameplay of other silly, nimble games around your table that are less important than GAME! Using GAME, create house rules for your favorite titles. GAME is very small in size and easy to bring to parties where potato water is abundant. GAME is the most exclusive Microgame for International Tabletop Day 2017, and will not be available in stores again!

    For anyone that plays Zombicide we have a limited Lea the Teenager Figure for sale at just £15

    As well as these special weekend exclusive offers we will have a couple of special events...

    For MTG as part of the DRAFT WEEKEND we will be offering players a chance to get one of these very special playmats...


    The draft event will cost £12 per player and in addition to the playmat all players will get an extra booster after the event has finished as well as a draft weekend promo card. There will be two events one on Saturday at midday and one on Sunday at 3pm.

    For Dice Masters we will be offering the chance for one lucky player to get hold of a Squirrel Girl. We will be running a rainbow draft on Sunday as part of Gambit Games and in addition to this special first place price all players will get some promotional cards. (More details of the sets that we will be drafting and the promo cards that will be available will be announced on a separate blog entry!)

    For Heroclix we have some great promo items to give as prizes for anyone playing in a Battle Royal this weekend including a KINGDOM COME HAWKMAN

    For Force of Will we have some promo cards that were formally a Valentines Day offer, which will be handed out to anyone that plays a game during the two days!


    We also have some great items to give away!!!

    We have sample versions of the popular games Dobble, Timeline and Cortex from Asmodee which you are free to pick up from either event.

    Some special additional cards for the game Fluxx featuring some of the names you know from the show!

    We have some special International Table Top Day tokens (one per person) which again are completely free and are great for using in D&D or other roleplaying games.

    For those that play Aeons Endor Castle Panic we have some special Table Top Day items (please only take these if you have the game or are thinking of buy it as there are not many of them)

    For those of you that play some of the Mayfair Games we have a range of special expansions for you to choose from.

    For players that have the game UNLOCK we will have a special free mini adventure.

    ALL OF THESE ITEMS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED! ONCE THEY ARE GONE THEY ARE GONE!!!!

    Biotix

    Play Dirty. Get a Reaction


    You can pack a lot of fun into a small box, especially when you pack it full of microbe meeples. I’ll say it again. Meeple Microbes (squeeee!)

    In this nasty little 2-5 player game, your boss, Dr. Lillian Johannae has made a groundbreaking discovery in the field of microbiology. She has discovered a new breed of extremely unstable, highly volatile microorganisms, BIOTIX™ (patent pending and pronounced ‘biotics’) that can uneasily coexist within a small system. But science can be a brutally competitive field. What began as an innocent pursuit of discovery has quickly devolved into self-centered posturing and ruthless backstabbing among her lab personnel, all vying to have their name attached to the research paper, thereby rocketing you into scientific superstardom.

    Your mission, carefully grow the largest culture of BIOTIX you can in your petri dish – and sabotage the work of others by pushing their microbe populations above their limit, causing them to explode and bio-react in all sorts of fun ways.

    Game play is simple: on your turn, draw two BIOTIX from the specimen bag and place them, one at a time, either into your own dish for points or into an opponent’s dish to try and force a bio-reaction to destroy their work. Each of the five BIOTIX species has a different trigger number and a unique bio-reaction when they ‘go off’. The BIOTIX are in a constant state of flux throughout the game, as is your score, because at the end of the day you gain points for the BIOTIX remaining in your dish, with the most volatile BIOTIX being worth the most points.

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    Wizards Announcement



    Felidar Guardian is being banned effective Friday, April 28.

    Why are we making this call now and why didn't we make it in our regular B&R announcement on Monday? The answer is data. We knew going into Monday that the Saheeli-Felidar combo was a significant issue for Standard and were watching it closely. Our rationale for waiting was to make sure we only needed to take one and only one action to correct the Standard environment. Our plan was to monitor early play behavior and pro competition and make a call following Pro Tour Amonkhet.

    Since the initial announcement, for the first time ever, we pre-released a new card set on Magic Online before the formal release date. This happened on Monday. What we expected to take a few weeks to understand has ended up taking two days to form a clear picture of a metagame unbalanced by the Copy Cat combo, as even its natural predator, Mardu Vehicles, fell behind. Couple this with consensus among a wide sampling of pros and feedback (and pizza) from our community and we decided to take action.

    Saheeli-Felidar's win-loss ratio and metagame share has actually increased since the release of Amonkhet. In Magic Online Standard Leagues since Monday, Saheeli combo has made up approximately 40% of 5-0 and 4-1 decklists—up from prior to Amonkhet's release. While we never take decisions like this lightly and recognize this is a change from the norm, when a plurality of the data points in a clear direction, we will take action.

    We also understand we shouldn't let combos like Saheeli-Felidar get out the door in the first place. For that we take ownership and are making changes to try to prevent this from happening again. But our highest priority is keeping Magic fun and enjoyable for our players. We believe this banning coupled with a number of internal testing process improvements will be significant steps toward making Standard the fun, dynamic format we all want it to be in perpetuity.

    Monday, 24 April 2017

    Pokemon Guardians Rising

     Visit Alola for Pokémon fun, from the beaches to the mountain peaks—and discover new traditions and new challenges! Meet the island guardians Tapu Koko-GX and Tapu Lele-GX, and sharpen your skills with Kahuna Hala and Captain Mallow! Be amazed by the secret powers of Kommo-o-GX, Lycanroc-GX, Metagross-GX, Sylveon-GX, Toxapex-GX, Vikavolt-GX, and many more! Come to the islands, and seize the power of the Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion!


    The Pokémon TCG: Sun& Moon—Guardians Rising expansion includes:

    Over 140 cards

    12 new Pokémon-GX

    12 full-art Pokémon-GX

    3 full-art Supporter cards

    The complete Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion will be available in store from May 5th 2017

    Friday, 21 April 2017

    MTG Amonkhet TRAILS


    Amonkhet Story

    "When the Gatewatch arrive on the harsh desert plane looking for Nicol Bolas, they discover a shielded city-oasis being protected by five gods that walk among the people. There, citizens devote their lives training for the trials of the gods to ultimately earn a place in the promised Afterlife."

    Following the prerelease this weekend all players will get their own "trials" which will start from from next Friday's FNM (when the set is released)

    In your Prerelease Packs, you will receive a trials checklist card that lists five challenges:



    These challenges sync-up with our organized play programs. For each trial that you complete, we will hand out one of the rare four-sided dice (while supplies last). Please note the supply of these is limited so please remember to present your card at the relevant events to get it ticked off and receive your dice.