Mondo Reveals Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene Out Fall 2018

Mondo is celebrating 25 years of dinosaur chaos with their next board game – Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene! Movie fans and board game enthusiasts can expect exciting gameplay and gorgeous artwork, featuring the immensely talented artist Matthew Woodson. The game will be available online and in stores everywhere this Fall.

Mondo will have the box top on display at their booth at San Diego Comic-Con (#425), and attendees will have the opportunity to get a special Jurassic Park patch when visiting the booth.

Taking an asymmetrical approach to the game’s playable characters and factions, Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2-4 player adventure of varying strategies, objectives, and perspectives. While exploration of the park is at the core of each player’s motivation, the means by which separate factions achieve their goals couldn’t be more different. Through a scenario-based system, the game becomes a truly chaotic mix of modern humans and prehistoric beasts.

Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2 to 4 player asymmetrical miniatures board game, for age 14 and up. Choose your faction from the following: InGen, Park Visitors, Raptors or the T. Rex. Find items needed for your faction, attack or avoid other dinosaurs, gain experience and customize your faction. With several scenarios and modular environment tiles for players to explore, each faction has unique objectives to complete in an effort to win the game!

If you’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con come find us – Mondo will be giving away Jurassic Park patches! These patches are free to Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene newsletter subscribers. Sign up at thechaosgene.com.

A limited number will be available at the Mondo Booth (#435). A different faction will be available each day:

Thursday: InGen Patch
Friday: Raptors Patch
Saturday: Visitors Patch
Sunday: T. Rex Patch

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast Reveal the Transformers Trading Card Game Starting at San Diego Comic-Con

Hasbro, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast have released more details the Transformers Trading Card Game. Designed for players ages 8 and up, the Transformers Trading Card Game will be available for purchase in the United States and certain other markets later in 2018.

The Transformers Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of Transformers character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. Transformers character cards are huge – character cards in the Autobots Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance Transformers character cards.

At launch, Transformers fans can look forward to the following:

  • AUTOBOTS Starter Set – The Autobots Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Red Alert character cards. It will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
  • Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs – Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 Transformers character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Booster Packs will be sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.

Fans can get a first look at four cards for the Transformers Trading Card Game in July with the Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con, Gen Con 2018 in Indianapolis and through the Hasbro Toy Shop at HasbroToyShop.com, where available, after the conventions. The Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two Transformers character cards (Cliff jumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Autobots Starter Set or the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starter Deck: Codebreaker Out Today

Whether you’re a seasoned Duelist or a newcomer just finding their footing, the future is now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This July, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. prepares to usher in a new generation of competitors, and delves into the past to weave an electrifying future. Starter Deck: Codebreaker is the gateway to glory for new Duelists, guided by the coveted Linkuriboh! Then, a new dawn approaches on the Cybernetic Horizon: fan-favorite themes return, new strategies arise, and Ritual Monsters are reborn like never before in the next big booster set.

Ready to start your Dueling journey? Starter Deck: Codebreaker is your portal into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, offering new Duelists a ready-to-go Deck filled with strong cards selected for ease of play. Built to teach the basics of Dueling and Link Summoning, you can combine Starter Deck: Codebreaker with “Cyberse” monsters and “Code Talker” Link Monsters from releases like Structure Deck: Cyberse Link and Extreme Force to grow your Deck as you improve your skills. Starter Deck: Codebreaker even includes the essential Link Monster Linkuriboh to jumpstart your Dueling career – a powerful card never released before in Latin American and European territories.

Starter Deck: Codebreaker launches on July 13 with 45 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, and 40 Commons, and includes 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Game Mat. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Classic monsters and powerful themes from Dueling’s most treasured eras are unleashed in all-new forms with the Cybernetic Horizon booster pack! Ritual Monsters are back and better than ever, with two new versions of the devastating Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and the world-shattering Demise, King of Armaggedon. The Cyberse power-up with new Ritual versions of Cyberse Wizard and their very own “Paladin” monster in the tradition of Paladin of White Dragon!  Plus, both strategies wield powerful Ritual Spells that make repeat Ritual Summons easier than ever before.

Then, a new tribe of monsters built on Link Summoning enter the fray! Legendary Link Monsters let you Special Summon their servants to the Monster Zones they point to, using them to bolster their own attacks. New cards for the Gouki, Dragunity, “Borrel” Dragon, and “Cyber Dragon” themes make Cybernetic Horizon one of the most anticipated releases of the year, while powerful highlights – like an incredible new Field Spell that turns your high-Level monsters into a powerful draw engine, and the long-awaited arrival of the DARK Attribute Elemental Lord – bring untold power to established strategies.

Finally, the Noble Knights take up their Arms and return to battle once more! Noble Knight Custennin is an explosive Special Summon granting extra Normal Summons to help you assemble your party. Overlay your Noble Knights to unleash Sacred Noble Knight of King Custennin, a Rank 4 field-sweeper that bounces opposing cards! When it’s destroyed, King Custennin replaces itself with another “Noble Knight” Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck, holding the line against your opponent’s forces.

The Cybernetic Horizon breaks on July 27, a 100-card set with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

Lion Forge Spotlights its Hybrid of Comics and Gaming at SDCC 2018

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Lion Forge will launch its new gaming imprint, Quillion, with a special free issue of the flagship publication Rolled & Told, available in the Lion Forge booth throughout the show (while supplies last).

For those looking to learn more about the publisher’s plans for this new hybrid of comics and gaming, join them at a special panel presentation on Thursday evening!

Representation in Gaming: From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop

Thursday, July 19, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Room: 32AB
Tabletop role-playing has been a staple in the nerd community, but it’s found a resurgence with podcasts like The Adventure Zone and Critical Role. Now, Lion Forge brings readers the perfect combination between a tabletop RPG magazine and a comic anthology with Rolled & Told, a monthly periodical that offers casual gamers fun-filled adventure modules, comics, art, and so much more. Join D20 Dames co-host Jen Vaughn and Lion Forge associate editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart, alongside artists Max Bare and Shing Yin Khor, and writer Josh Trujillo as we discuss where the tabletop gaming industry is going and how inclusive we can continue to make it! Attendees will receive a special exclusive Quillion dice bag (while supplies last)!

Dynamite Entertainment’s ReAnimator Collectible Board Game Tops Diamond Comic Distributors

Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed the top ordered products for June. Dynamite Entertainment‘s ReAnimator Collectible Board Game was the top ordered game by dollars invoiced for the month.

Magic the Gathering: Battlebond from Wizards of the Coast was the top trading card game coming in at #3 but Konami‘s Yu-Gi-Oh! took three of the top ten spots.

BOOM! StudiosMouse Guard Roleplaying Game 2nd Edition Box Set was the top roleplaying game at #9.

For the full list of comics, graphic novels, and toys, read the full report at out sister site.

TOP 10 GAMES BY DOLLARS INVOICED

RANK

DESCRIPTION

ITEM CODE

VENDOR

1

REANIMATOR COLLECTIBLE BOARD GAME DEC171511 DE

2

STRANGER THINGS: EGGO CARD GAME NOV178197 HAS

3

MAGIC THE GATHERING TCG: BATTLEBOND APR182619 WIZ

4

YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION SPECIAL EDITION APR182566 KON

5

YU-GI-OH! TCG: FLAMES OF DESTRUCTION BOOSTER PACKS MAR182721 KON

6

RICK AND MORTY: TOTAL RICKALL CARD GAME APR188202 PSI

7

MUNCHKIN CCG: DESOLATION OF BLARG BOOSTER PACKS FEB182814 PSI

8

DEADPOOL MONOPOLY JUL178753 HAS

9

MOUSE GUARD ROLEPLAYING GAME HC BOXED SET (2ND EDITION) FEB151158 BOO

10

YU-GI-OH! TCG: DARK SAVIORS BOOSTER PACKS APR182565 KON

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #2 First Look

Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate #2

Jim Zub (w) • Steven Cummings (a) • Max Dunbar (c)

“Krydle & Shandie: Honor Among Thieves.” The Baldur’s Gate heroes return to the city at last, but their time adventuring in Ravenloft and the frozen northern reaches of the Realms have changed them. Each of them must face great trials ahead before they’ll be ready to embrace their destiny. Krydle thought he’d left behind his past as a thief and brigand, but his former allies have come to collect old debts—the kind that can only be paid in blood…

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #4 First Look

Pathfinder: Spiral of Bones #4

writers: Crystal Frasier (Main), Erik Mona (backup)
artists: Tom Garcia (main), Diego Galindo (backup)
covers: Marco Santucci (A), Vincenzo Federici (B), Tom Mandrake (C)
Tom Mandrake (RI-B/W), Marco Santucci (RI-B/W)
FC | 32 pages | $4.99 | Teen+

Trapped in a three-sided struggle between his fellow Pathfinders, an ancient wizard, and the agents of death itself, Valeros struggles to understand what his life has become and retain control of his own living body! The Spire of Bones story continues in this tale written by Pathfinder developer Crystal Frasier with art by Tom Garcia (Mercy Thompson, Pathfinder: Hollow Mountain).

Contains an ongoing Starfinder bonus story, a Pathfinder RPG rules appendix, and a bonus pull-out poster map!

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game is Out this Week from Oni Press and Renegade Games

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game is based on the celebrated Oni Press book, The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill!

Discover the ancient art form of Tea Dragon care taking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons creating memories to share forever.

Each player’s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points.

The game takes place over four seasons, starting in spring and ending in winter. At the end of winter, the player who has the most points is the winner.

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game can be found at game stores and comic shops near you, priced at $20!

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch #2 First Look

WARHAMMER 40,000: DEATHWATCH #2

Writer: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Artist: Tazio Bettin
Cover A: David Nakayama
Cover B: Tazio Bettin
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On sale: June 20, 2018

Written by Black Library superstar Aaron Dembski Bowden!

The Deathwatch are the best of the best from all chapters of Space Marines! They alone have the strength of mind and body to battle the alien across the universe, defending humanity from the Xenos that would destroy them!

Lion Forge Launches a Tabletop Gaming Imprint Quillion

Lion Forge has been a market leader and champion of authentic representation across genres, from the proprietary superhero universe of Catalyst Prime to multiple imprints encompassing comics for readers of all ages. Today, the St. Louis publisher announces plans to move into the gaming space with a new imprint and flagship hybrid publication: Rolled & Told!

The first release under the Quillion banner will be Rolled & Told, a publication combining the thrill of tabletop role-play with the storytelling of comics in a monthly comic book format. Rolled & Told brings a ready-to-play, fun adventure for one of gaming’s favorite tabletop role-playing games, alongside beautiful illustrations, comics coinciding with each full adventure, as well as instructive articles. Rolled & Told enhances gameplay for new and old game masters alike.

Fans of comics and gaming alike will get their first taste of this exciting new publication at Comic-Con next month, where Rolled & Told will premier in a special free issue No. 0, featuring a “barcrawl” like no other! It’s not every day you find a tavern with a dungeon challenge built in its basement! “The Thunderlock Barcrawl” puts players in an adventure that is part proving ground, part extreme sporting event, in the hope of adding their names to the illustrious “Wall of Crawlers.”

Rolled & Told No. 1 will be solicited in Diamond’s July dated PREVIEWS catalog, to be released in September, just in time for back-to-school Friday night gaming!

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