Jan 212015
 

Arriving in store next week from Fantasy Flight Games is XCom: The Board Game. Based on the best selling computer game you and up to three friends assume the roles of the leaders of the elite, international organization known as XCOM. It is your job to defend humanity, quell the rising panic, and turn back the alien invasion.

You must launch Interceptors to shoot down alien UFOs, assign soldiers to key missions, research alien technology, and use that technology to defend your base — all while trying to keep the world from collapsing just long enough that you can coordinate one final mission to repel the invaders for good. One of the more notable aspects of XCOM: The Board Game is the way that it incorporates a free and innovative digital app into the core of its gameplay. This digital companion will be available both as a downloadable app and as an online tool.

It contains dozens of plastic soldiers, interceptors and UFOs, custom dice and hundreds of cards. The game is released on Jan 29th and you can preorder it from us now for £44.99

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Jan 202015
 

We received a bumper selection of boardgames and more in the delivery today.

First up is Dungeon Lords: Happy Anniversary. In Dungeon Lords, you are an evil dungeon lord who is trying to build the best dungeon out there. You hire monsters, build rooms, buy traps and defeat the do-gooders who wish to bring you down. Each turn, players use a hand of cards to choose where to place their worker imps. Actions vary from mining gold, hiring monsters, buying traps etc. The Happy Anniversary edition comes with the base game, Festival Season expansion plus more. 2-4 players, £74.99

Also new in is Rivals: Batman and Joker, an expansion for the DC Deck-Building game which introduces confrontation rules that allow you to attack an opposing character and block cards that ward off confrontations. 2 players, £16.99

Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2-5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages his workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins! It’s based on the incredibly popular Race for the Galaxy. 2-5 players, £47.99

Onward to Venus is the latest game from popular designer Martin Wallace and is an empire building game, but instead of Africa, you’re trying to colonise the Solar System. 2-5 players, £29.99

In Castles of Mad King Ludwig you are tasked with building an amazing, extravagant castle for King Ludwig II of Bavaria…one room at a time. You see, the King loves castles, having built Neuschwanstein (the castle that inspired the Disney theme park castles) and others, but now he’s commissioned you to build the biggest, best castle ever — subject, of course, to his ever-changing whims. Each player acts as a building contractor who is adding rooms to the castle he’s building while also selling his services to other players. 1-4 players, £47.99

Also in today is the Deluxe DM Screen for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition screen. If you’re a DM you’ll want to get this, it’s packed full of info and helps you hide all your secrets! £9.99

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Dec 042014
 
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The new Duel Decks Anthology is out tomorrow (Friday 5th Dec). Containing eight separate decks, deck boxes and life counters in a presentation box for £80, it’s a bit of a bargain. We have a couple left after preorders so get in touch now if you want one.

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dueling-duel-decks-anthologies-2014-11-24

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Nov 262014
 

Lots of new stuff in over the last week, including Star Realms back in stock, Noble Knights of the Round Table for Yu-Gi-Oh!, The Resistance and Bang! back in stock, Star Wars YT-2400 and VT-49, Small World expansion Royal Bonus, Gloom 2nd Ed and various Fluxx versions. Not forgetting all the new Cardfight sets and trial decks, a pony, cuddly toy, sliding doors etc.

Phew!

And there’s even more tomorrow.

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Nov 142014
 

The new civilisation game, Deus, arrives in shop this week. The game has been on top of the BoardGameGeek hotness charts recently and has already sold out at the distributors, even before it went on sale. We’ve got 4 (well 3 cause I’m having one) and they’re £39.99. More info at http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/162082/deus

I’ve posted another one of my What’s In the Box videos  covering Deus

Nov 122014
 

New in the shop this week we have Enemy Coast Ahead: The Dambuster Raid from GMT. In Enemy Coast Ahead, you command a newly formed Lancaster squadron assigned the task of breaching the dams in the Ruhr Valley. Not only are you presented with a variety of decisions, you play the invisible hand of fate as your crews endure the hazards of a dangerous night raid. Play the campaign and you get to organize and train the squadron, or play the historical scenarios. It’s suitable for solitaire or team play and costs £43.99.

Also in this week we have the Magic Holiday Boxes from Wizards. You get Four Khans of Tarkir booster packs, a beautiful storage box that can hold more than 2,000 Magic cards, twenty Khans of Tarkir basic lands, six illustrated plastic dividers, a sticker sheet for customizing the dividers and an alternative-art Sultai Charm from the Khans of Tarkir set. All this for only £16.99!

We’ve also had a restock of Warhammer Conquest starters. This game has been incredibly popular and we got the last four copies from the distributor!

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Nov 102014
 

Excellent Warhammer 40K Conquest tournament on Saturday. I went 2-2 with Chaos/DE but would have gone 3-1 if I hadn’t made a stupid mistake against Tim in my third match.

I lent out my SM/Tau deck to a bloke who went 1-3 with it I think. Then last night I found out SM/Tau had come top two in the World’s finals with similar decks to mine. Last time I lend a deck out lol.

Warhammer 40K Conquest LCG has been incredibly popular here in Lincoln. The game is easy to learn but subtle and has lots of decision points. Being an LCG you don’t have to worry about searching for elusive cards!

Apr 022013
 

If you like deck-building games such as Dominion and Ascension, two new releases in the shop.

The DC Deck-building game features more than 50 well known DC and plays quickly for 2-5 players. It’s £29.99.

Legendary is the Marvel deck-building game. With over 500 cards including Iron Man, Wolverine and Spider-Man 1 to 5 players can play cooperatively or competitively. It’s £49.99.