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New Games: Friday, July 19th, 2019

Atelier: The Painter’s Studio

Take on the role of an artist managing an atelier, or art studio, in the 19th century. Roll dice, manage your assistants, collect needed paint, and complete famous works of art. Will you be a prolific artist completing many works fro your patrons, or will you be known for just a few masterpieces that will stand the test of time?

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game is a one-versus-many game of stealth, combat, and action-tactics. Players will square off with a deck of cards and a map of Nakatomi Plaza between them. Three acts worth of goals will move them through the story of the original Die Hard film. The thieves must work together efficiently and signal each other effectively to hack through the vault’s locks and stop John McClane. McClane must plot his path and manage his cards carefully to fight his way through and kill Gruber.

Jaipur [New Edition]

The multi award-winning game Jaipur, by Sebastien Pauchon, returns with all new artwork by Vincent Dutrait and the same great gameplay.

You are one of the two most powerful traders in the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, but that’s not enough for you because only the merchant with two “seals of excellence” will have the privilege of being invited to the Maharaja’s court. You are therefore going to have to do better than your direct competitor by buying, exchanging, and selling at better prices, all while keeping an eye on both your camel herds.

Choose Your Own Adventure: War With The Evil Power Master

A powerful villain? Check. Inexplicable destruction? Check. A plucky young team of heroes trying to save the galaxy? Check! Explore a brand new cooperative narrative adventure with the next entry in the Choose Your Own Adventure game series: War with the Evil Power Master!

Game of Thrones: The Card Game – Beneath The Red Keep Chapter Pack

Your exploration of Kings Landing takes you to the heart of the city in Beneath the Red Keep, the fourth Chapter Pack in the Kings Landing cycle for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game!

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game – Bonds of Blood Dynasty Pack

Step into the world of Rokugan with Bonds of Blood, the second Dynasty Pack in the Inheritance cycle for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

 

New Games: Monday, July 15th, 2019

Star Wars: X-Wing – Wave IV

From the Clone Wars to the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order, the space battles of X-Wing now encompass every era of the Star Wars saga. Whether you’re flying for the Separatist Alliance or the Galactic Empire, the tides of all these conflicts could turn on the actions of single starfighter pilot. Now, new fighters are on the way to bolster the squadrons of those caught up in these monumental clashes.

Placing an emphasis on heavily-armed starfighters, this wave shakes up the established strategies for each of the included factions, giving you more options than ever for producing explosive results. While you pursue new strategies for the Rebel Alliance, Galactic Empire, and First Order with starfighters returning from the game’s first edition, this wave also introduces never-before-seen ships and upgrades for the Galactic Republic, Separatist Alliance, and Resistance, taking your squadrons in bold new directions.

This Wave Includes:

  • Naboo Royal N-1 Starfighter Expansion Pack
  • Hyena-class Droid Bomber Expansion Pack
  • Resistance Transport Expansion Pack
  • TIE/vn Silencer Expansion Pack
  • Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack
  • A/SF-01 B-Wing Expansion Pack
  • VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack
  • TIE/sf Fighter Expansion Pack
  • Deluxe Movement Tools and Range Ruler

Unlock! Heroic Adventures

The newest addition to the Unlock! family of escape room games is here! Heroic Adventures features three scenarios for you to solve:

  • “Sherlock Holmes” — The master detective faces a most bizarre affair and could use your assistance as he pursues his investigation.
  • “In Pursuit of the White Rabbit” — Discover Wonderland and its strange characters, helping Alice to escape in time.
  • “Insert Coin” — Complete the levels of a virtual adventure, and avoid “Game Over” to escape!

Shadowrun RPG: 6th Edition Beginner’s Box


A Beginner Box product for the Shadowrun Sixth Edition Roleplaying Game. The Beginner Box contains an Introduction to the Sixth World, new Quick-Start Rules, Starting Character Dossiers, a deck of Gear Cards, and six customized dice bearing the Shadowurn logos.

Shadowrun RPG: Sprawl Ops Board Game

It`s the shadowrunning capital of the world for a reason! Seattle offers an unparalleled intersection of corporate, political, and criminal powers. This is where icons are made – like the Ancients, the Halloweeners, the Finnigan Crime Family, the Skraacha, Dante`s Inferno, Renraku Arcology, the Big Rhino, and the Alabaster Maiden. And this is where runners like Dodger, Sally Tsung, Dirk Montgomery, Jake Armitage, Twist, Kellan Colt, and James Kincaid made their names, sometimes made their fortunes, and occasionally experienced horrible losses. This is where you go to test your mettle. This is how you show you`re at the top of the heap! With geographic details, plot hooks, a large collection of player cards, an innovative modular map system that can easily generate a wide variety of buildings in moments, and more, this supplement will immerse players in the tumult and chaos of the Emerald City.

Corinth


Under a blazing sun in 4th Century BC Corinth, traders come from all corners of the Mediterranean Sea to sell their goods; Persian carpets, Cretan olive oil, Roman grapes, and Egyptian spices are highly prized by traders. Players have a few weeks to secure their place in Corinthian lore as its most savvy trader!

Villagers

You are the founder of a new village during the middle ages, in the years after a great plague. The roads are full of refugees seeking a new beginning. They come to you, hoping to settle down on your land and make a living. Your grain farm is the ideal starting point for a village, reliably providing food for many people. You must choose wisely who you allow to settle with you, as your food and resources are limited. If you manage to find people that can work together to make a profit, while increasing your food surplus and capacity for building new houses, your village will be prosperous.

Villagers Expansion


The Kickstarter Expansion Pack adds four modular mini-expansions to Villagers, plus an upgrade to the first player marker from the base game! Saints are 5 new villagers who help the player in some way. Scoundrels add a little bit of meanness to the game, with 7 new villagers who employ a variety of underhanded tricks. Profiteers introduces 6 new villagers and a new scoring mechanism: bronze coins, which score at the end of every round. Developments brings an entirely new element to the game: deal out 3 Development cards at the start of the game and compete for control of them and the bonuses they provide. Includes 3 chunky full colour printed wooden Development tokens.

Pokémon TCG: Blastoise-GX Premium Collection

  • The Pokémon TCG: Blastoise-GX Premium Collection includes:
  • 1 full-art foil card featuring Blastoise-GX
  • 1 foil card featuring Wartortle
  • 1 foil card featuring Squirtle
  • 1 oversize foil card featuring Blastoise-GX
  • 6 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • 1 stunning Blastoise pin
  • 1 Blastoise coin
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

New Games: Friday, July 12th, 2019

Magic Core Set 2020

The new Core Set for Magic has arrived! Core Set 2020 features a selection that includes brand new cards along with powerful reprints.

The new set includes the power of 5 Planeswalkers, new 3-color wedge legendary creatures, and returning fan favorite cards.

Here’s a list of all the new goodness:

  • Booster Boxes ($119.99 each)
  • Booster Packs ($3.99 each)
  • Prerelease Kits ($25.99 each)
  • Theme Boosters ($6.99 each)
  • Bundles ($39.99 each)
  • Spellslinger Starter Kits ($7.99 each)
  • Planeswalker Decks ($10.99 each)
  • Singles (both in the binder and in the case)

New Games: Friday, June 7th

Pokemon TCG: Kangaskhan GX Box

Don’t mess with Kangaskhan-GX, because this Pokémon can be a dangerous guardian if you threaten its little one! Combine that protective instinct with the power of a Pokémon-GX and a scrappy toughness, and you’ve got a winning combination. You get two versions of this Pokémon-GX, one for your deck and one for display, plus four Pokémon TCG booster packs. Guard those little Pokémon carefully with the Kangaskhan-GX Box!

The Pokémon TCG: Kangaskhan-GX Box includes:

  • 1 never-before-seen foil promo card featuring Kangaskhan-GX
  • 1 foil oversize card featuring Kangaskhan-GX
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions TCG: Warband Pack Series 02

Vortemis the All-Seeing and his dreaded Eyes of the Nine have set their sights on great things in the moon-crazed Realm of Ghur where Da Bad Moon looms overhead. Though even they cannot foresee the devious ploy of Zarbag the Shaman and his Moonclan, plotting to spread the noxious odour of the deffcap mushrooms over the realm of beasts. These two titanic forces are now destined to collide, which Warband do you side with?

Today brings the second Warband set to stores and the digital game. Players can purchase the cards and scan them into the app, or they can purchase each Warband bundle in the store for just 500 gems. You will get those Warband cards for each Grand Alliance as well as 3 booster packs (1 from Savagery and 2 from Onslaught), so this is a great way to build out your decks with existing cards! Please note that you will be able to craft these new cards on the 17th June, in two weeks time.

You can also battle these new cards in new campaigns that are also available now, test the might of the Warband cards and get rewards while doing so; sounds like a no-brainer!

Will you spread the fungal stench with Zarbag’s Gitz? Or divine future schemes with the Eyes of the Nine?

Q Workshop Dice: Starfinder Dawn of Flame & Signal of Screams

Dawn of Flame looks like it has been “cut out” of blazing plasma with yellow paint glowing like the corona of a star in elaborated engravings.

Signal of Screams has alarmingly cobalt blue dice bear designs of sinister corporation logo, that can be your gate to the Shadow Plane.

Roll the dice and don’t forget to call your team if you are in danger!

New Games: Friday, May 31st

Waters of Nereus

Explore the Waters of Nereus, a fabulous world with wonderful treasures in its vast seas. You lead a capable and talented crew on your exploration. The captain determines the best direction to sail, the pilot and first mate maneuver the ship through the ocean, the purser controls your funds, the scientist performs important research, the merchant buys your treasures and the boatswain controls the equipment. The player who can best manage their crew and keep them happy with found treasures will be victorious.

Yu-Gi-Oh! – Attack From the Deep

Introducing Speed Duel: Attack from the Deep booster set! Upgrade your Speed Duel Decks with 45 new-to-Speed Duel cards and 5 brand-new Skill Cards!

Midnight Legion: Portal of Life

Your world is gone. The world that has replaced it is alien and savage, but filled with wondrous new life. In the last remaining Midnight Legion base, a computer controls technology that can destroy this new world or help it thrive. What it can tell you depends on how much you are willing to sacrifice to regain the memories you have lost. The Midnight Legion is an interactive story where you decide what happens next. Solve puzzles, recover lost memories, and utilize combat, stealth, sixth sense, or diplomacy.

5th Edition Adventures – S1: Lure of Delusion

Upon the edge of the world, beneath the eaves of the Darkenfold forest, lie the Elkhorn Deeps. Here, where men eke out a living in the shadows of the forest, lies the small burg of Lead Hill. With stone walls and stout towers, Lead Hill is a sanctuary of sorts. But walls and towers do not keep all creatures out, nor children in. Thus begins the sad tale of two missing children, taken by the forest and carted off to what doom none will say. Enter the Elkhorn Deeps to rescue the missing children! But be wary for things are not always as they seem and where allies and enemies work in tandem, great dangers often dwell.

New Dragon Shield Sleeves

Not only do we have the new Summer Dragon art sleeves above in stock (in both Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh! card sizes), but we also have a new Matte Blue style for Magic sized cards as well.

Transformers Deck Boxes

 

These awesome Transformers deck boxes are designed to hold 100 sleeved standard-sized cards.

Pokemon Portfolios

Pokemon fans will want to be sure to check out our new Sun & Moon portfolios. These portfolios come in both 9-pocket and 4-pocket formats and are perfect for storing your cards in style.

Frank Frazetta Death Dealer Play Mat and Sleeves


Celebrate the artwork of famed science fiction and fantasy artist Frank Frazetta with this Artist Series playmat featuring the iconic `Death Dealer`. We have both standard sized card sleeves and a stylish playmat.

New Games: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Ghosts of Saltmarsh (Regular & Alternate Covers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS

Explore the waves above and the fathoms below in these watery adventures for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Nestled on the coast of the Azure Sea is Saltmarsh, a sleepy fishing village that sits on the precipice of destruction. Smugglers guide their ships to hidden coves, willing to slit the throat of anyone foolhardy enough to cross their path. Cruel sahuagin gather beneath the waves, plotting to sweep away coastal cities. Drowned sailors stir to unnatural life, animated by dark magic and sent forth in search of revenge. The cult of a forbidden god extends its reach outward from a decaying port, hungry for fresh victims and willing recruits. While Saltmarsh slumbers, the evils that seek to plunder it grow stronger. Heroes must arise to keep the waves safe!

Ghosts of Saltmarsh combines some of the most popular classic adventures from the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons including the classic ‘U’ series and some of the best nautical adventures from Dungeon magazine:

  • The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh
  • Danger at Dunwater
  • The Final Enemy
  • Salvage Operation
  • Isle of the Abbey
  • Tammeraut’s Fate
  • The Styes

All adventures have been faithfully adapted to the fifth edition rules of Dungeons & Dragons. Furthermore, this book includes details on the port town of Saltmarsh, as well as plenty of hooks to kick-off each adventure. Play through each story in a seafaring campaign leading characters from level 1 through level 12, or pull out sections to place in ongoing campaigns in any setting. The appendices also cover mechanics for ship-to-ship combat, new magic items, monsters, and more!

“The Saltmarsh series consistently ranks as one of the most popular classic D&D adventures,” said Mike Mearls, franchise creative director of D&D. “With its ties to ocean-based adventuring, it was an obvious step to augment it with additional sea-based adventures and a robust set of rules for managing a nautical campaign.”

Hoist your sails, pull up anchor, and set a course for adventure!

Sentinels of the Multiverse: Complete Hero Variant Collection

Finally all in one place, this collection contains all of the variants and promos ever made for the smash-hit cooperative comic book card game: Sentinels of the Multiverse! This pack of cards includes EVERY offifical hero variant card  ever made, as well as the new ones released as part of the OblivAeon campaign. To set these cards apart from their original print runs, Adam Rebottaro (artist for all things Sentinels Comics) created ALL NEW ART for every single card!

New Games: Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Dragon Shields: Non-Glare Matte Black (100 pack)

Non-Glare front & Matte Black back. Pitch black, no reflection.

Matte sleeves are our popular line of textured Dragon Shield with superior handling. A perfect mix of durability and shuffle-ability. The Non-Glare front makes them exceptional for streaming, feature matches or video content.

  • 100 sleeves per box.
  • For cards measuring up to 63×88 mm (2½”x3½”).
  • PVC-free polypropylene sleeves, no acid. Archival safe.
  • 120 μ quality thickness.
  • Sturdy cardboard box fits 75+ sleeved cards.
  • Box lid has a label for your personal use.

New Games: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Gamemat

Your journeys could take you across the length and breadth of Middle-earth, from the northern wastes of Forodwaith to the deepest south of Harad. Whether you’re walking among the ancient kingdoms of Arnor, greeting the Horse-lords of the Riddermark, sailing the Bay of Belfalas, or approaching the city of Dale beneath the Lonely Mountain, the Middle-earth Gamemat offers a beautifully detailed map of Middle-earth, picking out forests, rivers, mountain ranges, countries, and key locations.

Your games of Journeys in Middle-earth may see you roaming Middle-earth on the journey map, employing double-sided tiles to build out a larger region for your adventure to take place. Or, for a more tactical or combat-oriented adventure, you may turn to the battle map, zooming in on a tiny piece of Middle-earth, such as a ruined fort overrun by the forces of Mordor. No matter which map you’re using, the Middle-earth Gamemat offers a secure foundation as a slip-resistant, 3’ x 3’ rubber mat that’s perfect for your unfolding adventures.

Dungeons & Dragons RPG: Waterdeep Wards Map Set

Discover the wards of Waterdeep with this set of Maps designed to immerse your party into the City of Splendors.

Featuring seven overscale maps, perfectly designed for your tabletop, these maps allow your adventurers to see all the wards of the city in all their glory.

The included maps cover:
• Castle Ward
• Dock Ward
• Field Ward
• North Ward
• Sea Ward
• South Ward
• Trades Ward/ City of Dead

Printed on high-quality single sided vinyl surfaces, these maps are durable and hard wearing, allowing you to revisit the Crown of the North whenever your party needs to.

Elder Dice d6 Sets

Elder Dice add the perfect magical touch to any fantasy or horror roleplaying game. They are also great for enhancing your favorite board games. These sets feature nine 6-sided dice with the 6 replaced either by Cthulhu (red), a star-shaped Astral Elder Sign (blue), or a branch-shaped Elder Sign as sketched by H.P. Lovecraft himself (green).

Tales from the Rocket Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Includes four short stories:

  • Three Aces for the Dancer by Ed Greenwood
    The Ghost Aces, an elite team of operatives, must lose a rocket ship, but not lose it too easily, in order to stop a Martian prince and his diabolical plot. 
  • Emancipation Knights by Ken Spencer
    Ed and Frank Knight, brothers with obviously different mothers, are on the case as the pair of P.I.s hunt down a stolen Deutsche Marserkorps war walker, murderers, and Emancipation’s crime boss, Slate Mac. 
  • Spies, Lies and Allies by Andrew Peregrine
    Join inventor Marian Carlyle as she field tests her home built rocket ship in a race to stop a Nazi plot that threatens the peace of Earth and the Solar System as well! 
  • Casey Chester – Rocket Corps on Mars by James Spencer
    While in pursuit of a lost medallion, Lieutenant Casey Chester of the US Rocket Corps stumbles upon a Nazi secret, battles a fierce storm on the Great Silt Sea, and comes up against his deadliest foe yet. 

Panini’s 2018-19 NBA Player of The Day Promotion Starts March 4th!

The Panini NBA Player of The Day Promotion Runs March 4th – April 2nd!

Starting on Monday, March 4th and running all the way through close on Tuesday, April 2nd you have the chance to open some Panini NBA cards and win cool prizes!

This year’s prizes include 2 promotional Player of the Day card packs per daily win, plus posters, top loaders, and more! The store grand prize card this years is an autographed Luke Kennard card which you can see below!

Plus, this year you can become a Daily Winner twice a day, seven days a week! That means you can win more promotional packs and more entries in the Weekly Winner raffles!

You can check out all of the details below. We hope to see you soon!

How to Play

Step 1 – You can enter by purchasing either eligible packs or boxes of 2018-19 Panini brand NBA Cards. This includes popular brands such as , Hoops, Revolution, Complete and others. There is a no-purchase-necessary option as well (ask us to see the official rules for details).

Step 2 – This year you can become a Daily Winner up to two times a day! There are two ways to become a Daily Winner:

  1. If you buy packs, then all you have to do is open those packs in front of a store employee and pull that day’s highlighted Player of The Day or one of the promotions’ wild card players. If you do, then you will receive 2 promotional POTD packs plus you will get your name on our Daily Winners list where you could win even more prizes. Each pack can only win once even if you pull multiple winning players.
  2. For each eligible sealed box you purchase you will automatically become a Daily Winner. [1 box = 1 Daily winner entry plus 2 POTD packs]

Each time you are a daily winner you earn one raffle entry towards being that week’s Weekly Winner.

Step 3 –  At the end of each week of the promotion (4 times total) we will have a random drawing from that week’s list of Daily Winners to determine our Weekly Winners. Each Weekly Winner will receive special prizes and earn a raffle entry towards becoming the store’s grand prize winner.

Step 4 – At the conclusion of the 30-day promotion, we will randomly select one of the four weekly winners as the store grand prize winner. The store grand prize winner will be awarded the an autographed Luke Kennard card, plus their name will be entered into the Panini national sweepstakes where they have a chance to win a prize package that includes spending a day with an NBA Player plus a $250.00 shopping spree at Fanfare!

Check out this year’s Store Grand Prize card: