Friday Rules: 31.10.2014
Game of the Week - Mansions of Madness. IT'S HALLOWEEN, PEOPLE! BOO, AN' ALL THAT! Kicking off this Friday Rules is a creepy spook-fest for 2-5 players! It's only been around for a few Halloweens, but already it's a staple of the horror game genre, spawning a pile of expansions and reviews! In it, players work together to explore 'manors, crypts...and derelict buildings' to look for ghosts and monsters. However, one player gets to control the monsters as 'keeper', while the rest struggle to survive. Kinda like the TV program 'Most Haunted', except no one's Derek Acorah and there's a sense of realism that the TV show could never achieve. Ouch. Check out some reviews of this brilliantly scary game by Starlit Citadel, The Dice Tower and Shut Up & Sit Down!
Something's lurking in the shadows of your game shelves... Seeing as it's Halloween, have a list of 'the perfect tabletop games for a scary game night' written by Ed Grabianowski. 'Zombies!!!' sets the scene and begins the line-up, followed by Gloom, Last Night on Earth, Arkham Horror and more! If you're too old to trick or treat or too sensible to wait 45 minutes in a queue for a night club dressed as a sexy warlock then THIS IS FOR YOU! For some real fright-fest gaming snacks, pop some pickled onions in pasta sauce for eyeballs and paint sausages with salmon paste for realistic but disgusting-tasting fingers. Winner of the games gets to NOT eat the food!
Operation Save That Man! In a cruel and ironic twist of fate, it appears that the man who created the best-selling and much loved board game 'Operation', John Spinello, can't afford to pay for his own upcoming oral surgery costing $28,000. Poor John sold the game idea to Hasbro 50 years ago for $500 and they, in predictable fashion, licensed it on and made mountains of dosh from it. Not particularly Halloween themed but is there anything more terrifying than seeing the true face of capitalism?! John was going to auction off the original game prototype to raise funds, but 'Good Guy Hasbro' - in what seems like a hasty move - has planned to purchase it, hoping that the money will help pay for the surgery. Good luck with the surgery, John - no 'buzzes' or red LED noses for you!
I am baby. I rule world. Alright, alright, so it's not technically board game related, but with a face that cute, how could it not be included?! Ryan Bowden, the unofficial 'world's coolest dad', has made a MechWarrior Halloween costume for him and his son out of cardboard and PVC. The bulky structure uses the body of a grown man with the head of an adorable baby, making it both the most intimidating and cutest costume ever. It's safe to say this tiny man-baby is in charge of nap time now.
Monday Night is Board Game Night! We're back with our trusty bag(s) of games on Monday Night @ Urban Tap House, 5pm - 10pm! [£3 entry charge]. We'll have new releases and a bunch of your favourites, plus there's delicious grub and beer on tap!
Family Games Day returns on November 16th! Perfect for those of you getting the presents in early - see which games your kids like and don't like! Plus there's hours of fun, and it's all absolutely free!
New Releases / Restocks / Coming Soon!
New In Store From Next Week - it's here - MTG: Commander! be the best duelist you can be with YGO New Challengers Boosters; epic quests and monster bashing in Hyperborea; The Cards of Cthulhu; hobbit-y fun with The Nin-in-Eilph Adventure Pack; Ruckus - The Goblin Army Game; shoot 'em up vintage video games in Battle at Kemble's Cascade; some Munchkin luvin' with Munchkin Cthulhu 3 The Unspeakable Vault and Munchkin Legends 3 Myth Prints; the latest instalment of D&D with The Rise of Tiamat; lots and lots of Pokemon with the XY4 Phantom Forces Elite Trainer Box; Phantom Forces Boosters; and Phantom Forces Theme Deck; plus keep your cards stylish with a flip box in pink!
New Releases Available Now - Is that the flapping of tiny wings I hear? The D&D Attack Wing Starter Set has flown into the store!; Pandemic Contagion turns the tables and makes YOU the disease; get your Wolverine claws out, it's Dice Masters Uncanny X-Men; train robbery and other fun in Colt Express; Twin Tin Bots; more horror havoc with Monster Fluxx; Cyclades Titans; Munchkin + Love Letter = Munchkin Loot Letter; Power Grid Deluxe; more Netrunner with the Up and Over Data Pack; Tammany Hall; making bold moves in Kill Shakespeare; heroic justice in Guardians Chronicles; trident troubles in Neptun; and the Alhambra Anniversary Edition has graced us with its presence!
Arriving Soon - a Xmas pressie gift for the Magic player in your life with the Holiday Gift box; the final siblings of the D&D family with Rise of Tiamat and Dungeon Master's Guide; beautiful storytelling in The Witcher Adventure Game; 3 new Pandemic expansions, including dice-based quick co-op The Cure and the hotly anticipated Pandemic: Legacy; from a galaxy far far away comes new Star Wars miniatures games, fleet-based Armada and ground-based Imperial Assault; family-friendly bluffing and bribery in Sheriff of Nottingham, .... PRE-ORDERS FOR ALL THESE BEING TAKEN NOW!