The last three days have seen some new offers on the advent calendar, which are...
Beyond Baker Street A heinous crime has been committed. A team of the Kingdom's finest detectives has been assembled and put on the case. They have a prime suspect, they have a motive, and they know what the opportunity to commit the crime was. Now all they have to do is prove it.
Is reduced from £30 to just £25!
Ixalan Bundle Includes a Player's Guide with pictures of all cards in the set as well as ten 15-card booster packs, 80 basic land cards, 1 Ixalan card box, a learn to play guide, and an Ixalan themed Spindown Life Counter.
Reduced from £33 to just £30
Lords of War - All packs!!! Lords of War is a dual-deck strategic card game for two-plus players which sees fantasy races engage in dynamic, tactical card battles. This offer applies to all the expansions we currently have in stock, which is Orcs vs Dwarves, Elves vs Lizardmen, Templars vs Undead.
Today's offer on the Christmas Advent Calendar is ...
From today all Star Wars Destiny boosters will be reduced in price from £3 to just £2.50. The price will remain through Christmas and right up until the end of the month. Ideal for those extra stocking fillers!!!
Some of you may have played Last One In at one of our events in the past and are already familiar with the game pay and hopefully by now you have backed the project. If you have not or you simply wish to refresh you knowledge prior to the games launch then here is a quick run through...
Starting today and every day until Christmas Eve, we will be adding a new special offer. These will last right through until New Years Eve or when stock has run out.
Today is the 1st of December and means its time to reveal the fist offer.
From today our remaining stock of Iconic Masters will be reduced from £9 per booster to just £8 per booster, which is cheaper than many of the online suppliers. We only have a limited amount of these boosters and once they are gone they are gone! (The price will go back up to £9 on Jan 1st)
The updated Advent Calendar will be on our website and will show each offer as it is revealed!
Another game that is due back in stock this week is ...
Carcassonne is a tile-placement game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it. The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, etcetera. Having placed a tile, the player can then decide to place one of his meeples on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer. When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner.
During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: "Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?" or "Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent instead, giving him a hard time to complete his project and score points?" Since players place only one tile and have the option to place one meeple on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.
Here is a very quick and simple video I found online which explains how to play ...
This week we are due to get some restocks of games that have been unavailable for a while including ...
Eight-Minute Empire, by Ryan Laukat, is a quick game that implements the Civilization / Exploration theme using card-driven area control (by placing armies and cities in a small map) and set collection (by getting resources from the board and the cards). Players spread through the map in order to collect points at the end of the game by having majorities in regions and continents. All actions (such as land or sea movement, army production, or the founding of cities) are driven by cards that are face-up (six at a time) and available by increasing prices. Cards also contain resources, which also give points when the game ends if properly collected.
Unstable is a silver-bordered, non-tournament-legal product that creates a whimsical, fun, and downright unforgettable experience players will be talking about for years to come. Ideal for drafting and sealed, this product also features stunning full-bleed lands, a staple for every Magic player.
Unstable contains 15 randomly inserted silver-bordered cards per booster pack.
Due in this week is a limited amount of the new Explorers of Ixalan. So I thought it was time to feast your eyes on all four decklists, so that by the time you have the game, you'll already know which one you want to call dibs on. Note, also, that the cards within are not exclusively from Ixalan, although they are themed around the set's four iconic tribes.
In fact, since Explorers takes place on Ixalan, so Wizards gave some of the older cards (and one lucky token) an art update so they could fit in better in their new surroundings, cards such as ...
And here are the promised decklists. Check them out, and happy exploring!
Get the word out now: starting Black Friday (11/24), players who pick up a box of Ixalan get five bonus rares, a handful of bonus foils, more Rebecca Guay lands and an exclusive alternate-art transform land from Ixalan.
That's a minimum of 14% more rares per box, plus foils and a handful of exclusives!
Ixalan Treasure Chest packs include:
1 Exclusive Foil Alternate-Art Transform Land from Ixalan
The introduction of double-faced cards was a big moment in Magic history. Invented to symbolize the Werewolves in original Innistrad changing from Humans to wolf-monsters and back again, the cards represented a massive leap into previously unexplored design space. One of the only constants in Magic since its inception has been the iconic card backs—and double-faced cards did away with those entirely, putting a whole other card's worth of content there instead! Fortunately, they turned out to be a lot of fun to play with, often adding an extra layer to the gameplay as players tried to meet their cards' transformation requirements.
Since then, double-faced cards that transform under specific conditions have become semi-regular sights in Magic. They've included artifacts that turn into creatures, creatures that turn into enchantments, enchantments that turn into lands, and more. While transformation will always be associated with Werewolves—it is, after all, kind of their signature thing—it also extends far beyond them. It's a fun and versatile mechanic, and it probably has some sweet applications we haven't even thought of yet!
Now, we're celebrating transformation with the release of From the Vault: Transform on November 24. Fifteen of the most notable double-faced cards from Magic's history are reprinted in premium foil, which is roughly twice as cool with shiny art on both sides. And some of those cards have new shiny art on both sides!
Huntmaster of the Fells
I know, I know, I just said Werewolves don't have a monopoly on transformation, but they're really good at it, and this particular Innistrad Werewolf is about as good as it gets. New art from Magali Villeneuve sheds new light (somewhat literally—look at the beautiful lighting work!) on the Huntmaster and its Ravager alter ego, giving you even more reason than ever to transform it repeatedly and admire both sides.
Another original Innistrad card, Garruk Relentless was the first-ever double-faced planeswalker printed. His flipping from mono-green into black-green represented the curse bestowed upon him by the Chain Veil, which corrupted his power over beasts into something twisted and violent. Here, Grzegorz Rutkowski's updated art showcases Garruk's sinister transformation and the toll it takes on his sanity.
Delver of Secrets
It'd be hard to think of a one-mana 1/1 more likely to strike terror into an opponent's heart than Delver of Secrets. Show that humble little Human Wizard a single secret—it doesn't even have to be a juicy one—and it transforms permanently into a major flying threat. Both its original and Aberration versions are shown in sharper relief in Lius Lasahido's new art, so your opponent can see very clearlywhat's buzzing toward their face.
Beyond those three (or is it really six?), there are also twelve other shiny premium foil cards in the set (or is it 24? This is getting confusing). They span from Innistrad to the present, and they represent a wide sampling of different permutations of transformation. Here they are:
Keep an eye out at KD GAMES starting November 24, when From the Vault: Transform hits the shelves, and happy transforming!
Get ready to master the waves or hurl a Goblin grenade—the proud defenders of the sea and the destructive mountain mobs are finally settling their differences. Grab a friend and battle with these ready-to-play decks
The promotion will start on October 28, with Dino-Sized Weekend. From this point through the end of the year, if you participate in at least six booster drafts at the same store, you will receive two of these boosters from your local game store!
The promotion ends with the Ixalan Store Championship on December 31.
Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to get some drafts in especially with the release of Unstable and Iconic Masters. Any type of draft will count including single booster draft.
So sharpen your Draft skills—there are some exciting times ahead of us!