GAMES & THINGS: December 2, 2016

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FANBOY’S PICKS

Each week, Fanboy the Comic Imp spotlights a few of his favorite recent game releases. Here’s what FB’s playing this week:

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BOARD GAMES

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NANUK

27.99

Winter is coming.

All the hunters boasted of their prowess, but you boasted the loudest. Now you have to deliver . . .

In Nanuk, each player bids for how long he can stay on the trail and how much he will bring home. Each boast must be greater than the one before, until one hunter refuses to raise the bid, saying “You’re doomed!” Then the hunt begins. Will the hunt leader make good on his boast, or will the doomers be right? Every player decides secretly to help . . . or to let it fail.

Beware Nanuk, the great polar bear, who can end any hunt in failure. If you find an inuksuk, it will protect you – once. If the hunt is successful, the hunters share the animals collected. But if the hunt fails, the doomers score instead.

Nanuk is a fast-playing, highly social game of bidding and bluffing for 5 to 8 players.
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MAGIC: THE GATHERING

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ETERNAL MASTERS

229.99 Box
9.99 Pack

A limited rerelease of the hottest Magic product of 2016! Featuring some of the greatest cards ever printed. One Mythic Rare per pack and a chance to pull a Foil Force of Will! Take advantage of this extremely limited product before they’re gone for good!
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PLANECHASE ANTHOLOGY (2016)

169.99

Planechase Anthology showcases cards, both Planar and normal, from Planechase and Planechase (2012 Edition). Planechase Anthology will contain the following:

  • Four ready-to-play 60-card decks from Planechase (2012 Edition), each with eight rare cards
  • 86 oversized Planar cards
  • Four slide deck boxes
  • Oversize slide deck box
  • 35 double-sided token cards
  • Special edition planar die
  • Four Spindown life counters
  • Strategy insert
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KALADESH GIFT BOX

29.99

Invent your tomorrow as you explore the plane players first caught a glimpse of in Magic Origins: Chandra’s home plane of Kaladesh. Imagination, invention, and ingenuity await!

This is the first set of two in the Kaladesh block!

Contains:

  • 5 Kaladesh booster packs
  • 1 Storage Box for over 2,000 Magic cards
  • 20 Kaladesh basic lands
  • 6 Illustrated plastic dividers
  • 1 Sticker sheet
  • 1 Kaladesh alternate art card
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COMMANDER 2016 MTG MAGIC THE GATHERING

39.99 each

  • For the first time, Commander (2016) introduces 5 new four-colored preconstructed decks that take social Magic to the next level!
  • 15 new Magic cards can be found in each deck, there are 56 new magic cards in the entire 2016 Commander master set!
  • Each deck has a 100-card deck, 4 foil legendary commander cards, 10 double-sided tokens and more!
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GAMES WORKSHOP

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WAR ZONE FENRIS: WRATH OF MAGNUS (HARDBACK)

75.00

The skies of Fenris are aflame, the awful truth revealed. The Thousand Sons, hidden architects of the Space Wolves’ darkest hour, have launched an arcane invasion across those realms sacred to the Sons of Russ. The Wulfen’s Curse has taken hold, the daemonic invasions that followed it a precursor to deadly Imperial bombardments that saw Chapter set against Chapter. The bringer of this system-spanning doom is Magnus the Red, an ancient demigod overthrown by the Fenrisians of yore. With the daemon primarch’s reappearance in realspace, a vendetta ten thousand years in the making has flared into world-shattering violence. The Crimson King is back to conquer Fenris, and the legions of the Warp march with him.

War Zone Fenris: Wrath of Magnus is the concluding part of the saga that began with War Zone Fenris: Curse of the Wulfen, in which the Thousand Sons return to Fenris to enact vengeance on the hated Space Wolves – led by their Daemon Primarch, Magnus the Red.
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MAGNUS THE RED

$130

The air screams as Magnus the Red descends from the skies, and stone runs molten beneath his shadow. Cyclopean son of the Emperor of Mankind, his very presence is anathema to logic. To look upon him is to surrender sanity, and when the Crimson King gazes back, destruction is loosed in unimaginable measure. Second only to the Emperor in terms of psychic ability, he rends asunder reality with a sweep of his blade, annihilating even super-heavy vehicles with the sheer intensity of his ire. Then, with a flex of mighty pinions, Magnus the Red is borne aloft, glorying in his unnatural power as he brings fresh calamity to the weaklings who oppose him.

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble Magnus the Red, Daemon Primarch of Tzeentch. An imposing winged model whose size is appropriate to his power, he comes with a selection of 3 different faces (cyclopean, open helm and closed helm), is clad in armour dating from before the dark days of the Horus Heresy and has an array of modelling options: accessories include magical tomes, scrolls and daggers. He’s armed with the frankly ostentatious Blade of Magnus, modelled as a choice of glaive or sword. Supplied with a Citadel 100mm Round based, and a crushed Space Wolf Dreadnought for a base detail!
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SPACE HULK

$125

Pit the mighty Blood Angels Terminators against a lethal swarm of agile Genestealers in this two-player board game. Inside the cramped confines of a derelict Space Hulk known as the Sin of Damnation, the Blood Angels must fight to save Mankind from the alien menace that lies within.

Games of Space Hulk are played on a gaming area made up of high-quality card tiles which fit together to create the cramped confines of the Space Hulk. Each of the 16 missions included in the boxed game uses a different set-up, or alternatively you can assemble the pieces in any way you like and create your own bespoke games.

The rules to play the game and 16 missions are all contained within two full colour booklets: the Rulebook and Mission Book. There are also 35 plastic Citadel miniatures, including: 11 Blood Angels Space Marine Terminators, 1 Blood Angels Space Marine Librarian in Terminator armour, 22 Genestealers, and 1 Broodlord. Also included are three plastic mission objectives models: a dead Space Marine on throne, a Blood Angels artefact and a Cyber-Altered Task Unit.

In addition to the booklets and miniatures, you will receive a set of high-quality card tiles that make up the gaming board. Included are: 110 gaming counters, 77 corridor and room sections, 2 new boarding torpedoes , a turbo-lift, 20 doors with plastic stands, 1 mission status display, a sand timer and 5 dice.
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BLOOD BOWL

$99

The classic game of fantasy football is back!

A combination of strategy, tactics, and absolute mindless violence, Blood Bowl is the classic game of fantasy football. 2 players act as coaches, selecting their teams from rosters of Human and Orcs and taking to the playing field to earn fame, fortune and the adulation of fans along the way!

Included in the box

  • Everything you need for yourself and an opponent to play bone-crunching games of Blood Bowl:
  • 12 plastic Human players: 2 Blitzers, 2 Throwers, 2 Catchers and 6 Linemen;
  • 12 plastic Orc players: 2 Blitzers, 2 Throwers, 2 Black Orc Blockers and 6 Linemen;
  • extra balls, team counters, and bases featuring holes to place the ball in, indicating possession;
  • a double-sided foldout card pitch – one Orc side, one Human side, each divided into squares to regulate movement and combat;
  • 2 card dugouts, each with a Human team’s sideline on one side and an Orc sideline on the other;
  • a deck of cards detailing Special Plays and Star Players, as well as references for the included miniatures;
  • 2 sets of dice, coloured blue for the Humans and green (of course!) for the Orcs – a mix of D6 Block dice, ordinary D6’s, D8’s and D16’s;
  • a 56-page rulebook – this contains the basic rules of Blood Bowl, a number of optional extra rules (Fan Support, different weather, Illegal Procedures, time limits, hand-overs, block assists and more), a guide to assembling your teams and the story of Blood Bowl’s origins;
  • a range ruler (used for measuring distances when throwing the ball), scatter template (used to see where the ball careens off to when dropped) and throw-in template;
  • a sheet of decals containing number and team symbols, and a list of player positions that can be applied to the edge of your models’ bases.
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BLOOD BOWL DEATH ZONE SEASON ONE

$25

Drag your team to glory!

Presenting a fantastic book filled with teams to get your season of Blood Bowl off to a riotous start – Death Zone Season 1! In this 48-page softback, you’ll find a wealth of new teams, star players and play options to expand and enhance your Blood Bowl experience.

In the book

  • Within Blood Bowl Death Zone: Season 1 you’ll find:
  • Details for 7 team types (Skaven, Nurgle, Dwarf, Elven Union, High Elf, Dark Elf and Wood Elf) with background, rosters and famous examples of each;
  • new official rules! Casualties, Expensive Mistakes, Play-offs, Glittering Prizes and more! Plus the official and sacred word of the great god Nuffle on the subject of running leagues – put your team roster together and play through a whole season of Blood Bowl, with all the victories, losses, touchdowns and injuries adding experience, growing your team into an unstoppable football juggernaut (possibly. If you win.)
  • an updated list of skills (a big list) and new game options to try out – Piling On! Dirty Players! Break Tackles! Diving Catches! Really Quite Horrible Mutations! More!;
  • updated rules for improving your team with the addition of coaching staff: Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Cheerleaders and Apothecaries;
  • rules for Exhibition Play;
  • the Hall of Fame – welcome the Bright Crusaders and the Orcland Raiders, along with their rosters;
  • Star Players! Eldril Sidewinder, Griff Oberwald, Grim Ironjaw, Guffle Pusmaw, Hakflem Skuttlespike, Jordell Freshbreeze, Mighty Zug, Morg ‘n’ Thorg, Prince Moranion, Roxanna Darknail and Varag Ghoul-Chewer – they’re a in there;
  • official reference guides for each of the 7 team types in the book.
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SKAVENBLIGHT SCRAMBLERS

$35

The only team to have ever won the Blood Bowl trophy two years on the run (Blood Bowl XVII and XVIII, fact fans,) the Skavenblight Scramblers are at least a bit legendary. They’ve had a run of bad luck since then, but since the recent appointment of their new head coach Sandch Blackpelt, they’ve seen a new lease of life. Being Skaven, they naturally have a love for absolute, mindless violence, and their recent uptick in confidence and aggression has seen them elected Team of the Year 2493 in Spike! Magazine. Perhaps another trophy is within their grasp…

This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble the Skavenblight Scramblers, a team for use in games of Blood Bowl. You’ll receive 2 Blitzers, 2 Throwers, 2 Gutter Runners and 6 Linemen, and a roster sheet. Supplied with a transfer sheet, turn markers, extra balls, and 12 Citadel 32mm Round bases featuring holes to keep the ball in.
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