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    NO POKEMON On 9/25/16 because of Magic prerelease

    Kaladesh prerelease Sept 25-26.  Boxes on preorder for 99.99 till sept 15, $109.99 till 9/21.   And New in stock…the newest Duel decks Nissa vs. Ob NixilisKaladesh-Prerelease-bigger

    • Pokemon

      • NO—Standard Pokemon League on Saturday
    • Magic–Kaladesh Prerelease…

      1. Friday
        FNM @ 7 LAST Eldritch Moon— Two Eldritch Moon, 1 Shadows over Innistrad.
      2. Saturday. 9/23-
        10 Am–Kaladesh Prerelease
        4 PM-Kaladesh Prerelease
      3. Sunday- 9/24
        10 Am–Kaladesh Prerelease
        3 Pm-THG Kaladesh Prerelease

     

     

     

     

    Conspiracy: Take the Crown- Multi-Player Draft-O-Mania

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    We’re playing a ton of Conspiracy with our Launch Party

    It’s BAACCKKK….This special version of magic is specially tuned as mutant hybrid of the “everybody starts out evenness” of Drafting with the “I get to play with/ whomp on my buddies” group play of Commander.  This time its adding a couple of new mechanics:

    1. Goad (the ability to provoke another creature to attack)
    2. Melee (rewarding spreading the love by adding +1,+1 to a creature for every opponent you attack that turn)
    3. Council’s Dilemma (where each vote really counts, since each vote does an effect all by itself)
    4. The Monarch, not the butterfly, but a king of the hill style crown that gives all sorts of goodies,  but gets taken away whenever another player takes a successful shot at ya.

    Conspiracy: Take the Crown Cards

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    Statistical Magic Draft Simulator

    Statistical Magic Draft Simulator

    How To play Conspiracy
    Conspiracy Take the Crown Mechanics

    Cool New Games in the store….

    Great New Games in the Store…

    • Kill Dr Lucky:  
      The exact opposite of Clue, this stylish classic self describes as “The Family Game of Cold Blooded Murder”  I played it with it’s creator, who had been fighting for years to get it back from a publisher that let it sit unprinted all that time, and it was great fun.  The turns bounce around as players try and put themselves in the right room that the wandering Dr. Lucky will come to when none of the other players have line of sight to see them do the dirty dead. There’s more, and even a variant with Dr. Lucky’s dog(or cat) wandering around to mess things up, but in general…Thumbs up big time for this one.$39.99 and great for the whole family who doesn’t mind getting their hands on the candlestick in odd drawing room. 😉
    • Brix:  The best Tic Tac Toe variant since Niya.   Think Connect 4 with pieces that contain one of each color glued together.  Good two player game…simple to understand…tricky to play.  $19.99
    • Dr. Eureka:  Simple 2-4 player game where pattern matching meets dexterity as you compete to rearrange colored balls in 3 different test tubes to match the next revealed pattern first. Surprisingly addictive and can work with all ages. $19.99
    • Fuse–Ben’s new fav.—A 10 minute high speed coop puzzle game for 1-5 players.  Very, very fun. $29.99
    • Here Kitty Kitty. a 2-4 player game of kitten acquisition from the same couple who created perpetual favorite, Castle Panic. $25.99here kitty kitty game box
    • Star Wars Rebellion-2-4 player game. Basically Star Wars hide and seek with Battle Stars. $99.99. (also very fun.)
    • Halo Fleet Battles–Extremely highly rated miniature battle game great for any serious Halo fan.  We only have two of these in stock. $129.99
    • Firefly Flux….we have special bonus promo cards for the first 10 copies sold.

Upcoming Events

Sun 3pm THG Kaladesh Prerelease

Sun 3pm THG Kaladesh Prerelease

Kaladash Prerelease. $35 (30 in advance) pp for 6 pack prerelease box.  Two-headed Giant is a two player team event.  3 rounds, win a round, win a pack per player (and have fun no matter what).

Sun 10 am Kaladesh Prerelease

Sun 10 am Kaladesh Prerelease

Kaladash Prerelease. $35- (30 in advance) pp for 6 pack prerelease box. Play Casual (3 rounds-win a round, win a pack) or competitive (4-5 rounds…more prize at the top end, but must win at least two rounds to get anything.) Always friendly, either way.

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