Category Archives: Card and Dice Games

Mondo Games announces Disney Shadowed Kingdom

Disney Shadowed Kingdom

Mondo Games has officially announced Disney Shadowed Kingdom, an easy-to-learn 2-Player co-operative card game designed by Imp House Games. Available now at MondoShop.com and select Target stores, the game will also see a North American retail release this October.

At a $20 cost, Disney Shadowed Kingdom contains everything needed for play in both basic and advanced difficulty modes, and is adorned by breathtaking illustrations from artist Marcel Mercado. The narrative at the center of the game was developed with expansion in mind; future releases in development feature innovative mechanics and play modes designed to further the story arcs and abilities of the Heroes introduced in this game.

In Disney Shadowed Kingdom, players take on the role of brave explorers, navigating mysterious streets and alleyways in search for lost remnants of Magic needed to return the castle and surrounding areas to their former glory. The catch: Shadow is everywhere, preventing players from hearing and seeing one another. They must therefore utilize memory and deduction to communicate without speaking or signaling.

The goal of the game is two-fold: Discover Magic and Dispel Shadow from the Kingdom. Turns center around playing cards into a face-down grid in one of two directions, either forward, forcing your partner to discover cards pushed out of the grid toward them, or sideways, dispelling cards from the edge of the Kingdom entirely. Only by discovering enough Magic to save the Kingdom can you win the game, however, uncovering too much Shadow will lead to failure. Silently keeping track of which cards have been played and their current locations within the hidden grid is crucial for success.To keep things interesting, each location encountered while searching for Magic triggers in-game effects like randomizing the grid, peeking at cards, or discarding your hand. Fortunately, each player is able to enlist the help of their favorite Disney Hero (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, or Pete) to activate special powers to aid in their quest.

Dungeons & Dragons Comes to Magic: The Gathering with “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms”

Wizards of the Coast has announced some of their upcoming plans for the popular Magic: The Gathering and that includes Dungeons & Dragons coming to the game.

Up next summer is “Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” a full black-bordered Standard-legal set.

This isn’t the first crossover for the two games as Magic: The Gathering has found its way in supplements for Dungeons & Dragons but this is the first step into the card game for the classic roleplaying world.

This is just one of six other sets also revealed today by the game company. Also revealed were “Kaldheim,” “Time Spiral: Remastered,” Strixhaven: School of Mages,” “Modern Horizons 2,” “Innistrad: Werewolves,” and “Innistrad: Vampires.”

“Adventures in the Forgotten Realms” is set to release in the summer of 2021.

Be the Last One Standing in WWE Cage Battle

WWE CAGE BATTLE

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of WWE Cage Battlean intense, exciting new game featuring the WWE’s most infamous setting!

When the steel cage descends onto the ring, you know the match you’re about to witness will be unforgettable. WWE Cage Battle brings that thrill to the tabletop for the first time! Build a team of your favorite Superstars, then flick custom dice into the ring to begin the battle! Stun your opponent’s Superstars or pin them in the corners of the ring. If your opponent’s Superstars are all stunned or pinned, you win the round! The first player to win three rounds wins the Cage Battle!

The game also features an alternate Points Battle mode, where points are awarded at the end of each round based upon the position of the Superstars left in the ring. The first player to 21 points wins! Each Superstar has a set of unique custom dice featuring their signature moves. With 16 Superstars featured, including John Cena, Charlotte Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and more, WWE Cage Battle brings the excitement and mayhem of your favorite Raw or SmackDown matches to life!

The game features 1 Cage Battle Ring, 16 Superstar Cards, 16 Superstar Dice, and 1 rulebook.

WWE Cage Battle is coming soon, so be sure to pre-order at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!

Celebrate 25 Years with The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons!

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons

You can fall from the top of the heap to ruthless beholder-spawn in an instant – and that’s part of the fun in The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons! To commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Great Dalmuti, Wizards of the Coast is releasing a new Dungeons & Dragons-inspired version of the classic card game. Baronesses with their highfalutin hats were turned to stone by snarky medusas, goofy jesters were chased into the castle moat by giggling gnolls, and the super snooty archbishops have all undergone the long process of ceremorphosis to become evil mind flayers. Building on the success of the award-winning card game designed by Richard GarfieldThe Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons will test players’ fates and status in a fun, easy-to-learn, and fast-paced card game. The deck includes 13 cards, including the iconic Great Dalmuti, and new D&D-flavored card names accompanied by beautiful and evocative illustrations by artist Harry Conway.

In the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, the dice may control your fate, but in The Great Dalmuti, it’s about how cleverly you play the cards you’re dealt with. One round you’re polishing your royal crown, and the next you’re whacking rats in a filthy alley. Perfect for ages 8 and up and up to 8 players – it’s a gloat-filled, winner-take-all contest.

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons will be available everywhere in November – just in time for the holidays – and will retail for $14.99. 

The Great Dalmuti: Dungeons & Dragons

Gotta Catch the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy

Pokemon Trade Card Game Battle Academy

The Pokémon Company International has released the Pokémon Trading Card Game Battle Academy, the first-ever board-game adaptation of the best-selling Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), at participating physical and online retailers around the world.

Designed for Trainers of all types, including parents and children who may be new to the Pokémon TCG, Battle Academy reimagines strategic Pokémon TCG gameplay as an easy-to-learn and fun-to-play experience for the whole family that comes in a classic board-game format.

Including everything a Trainer needs to master the basics of the Pokémon TCG, each Battle Academy box comes with a two-player game board, three 60-card decks, tutorial guides, gameplay accessories, and a code card for the free-to-play Pokémon Trading Card Game Online on iOS, Android, and Pokemon.com.


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On Kickstarter Aug 4th – Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game

Renegade Game Studios has dropped the Kickstarter launch date of August 4, 2020 for Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game, along with a trailer for the game.

Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals Expandable Card Game is a game where 2-4 players each control a coterie of vampires and vie to dominate their opponents. The Core Set will be set in San Francisco and will feature vampires from four clans: Brujah, Malkavian, Toreador, and Ventrue.

In Rivals, you will vie for control of the City while targeting your randomly selected “Rival.” Your coterie will use various abilities, attacks, recruited mortal thralls, and schemes to battle your opponents on the streets or in their Havens. To win, you will need to score 13 Agenda, defeat your specific Rival by reducing their Prestige (the main resource of the game) to 0, or by sending your Rival’s last active vampire to torpor.

Head to the Galar Region with Pokémon Trading Card Game: Champion’s Path

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Champion's Path

On September 25, 2020, explore Champion’s Path, the next expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

In Champion’s Path, Trainers will have the unique ability to “recreate” their journey through the Galar region in the Pokémon TCG by collecting various pins featuring Gym logos as well as foil cards representing the partner Pokémon of each Gym Leader—similar to what they’d experience in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games. Key highlights from the set include 11 Pokémon V plus four full-art Pokémon V, three Pokémon VMAX, and one full-art Supporter card. Trainers will be able to discover Venusaur, Lucario, and Incineroar as new Pokémon V—plus Gigantamax Pokémon like Drednaw VMAX and Alcremie VMAX.

Champion’s Path Pin Collection and Champion’s Path Special Pin Collection

The Champion’s Path Pin Collection includes six versions—each themed after a different Gym Leader in the Galar region with a corresponding pin and foil card. Pin collections based on Milo’s Turffield Gym, Nessa’s Hulbury Gym, and Kabu’s Motostoke Gym will release on September 25, 2020, while pin collections inspired by Opal’s Ballonlea Gym, Piers’ Spikemuth Gym, and Raihan’s Hammerlocke Gym will launch on November 13, 2020.

In addition, the Champion’s Path Special Pin Collection comes with two versions representing the Stow-on-Side Gym and Circhester Gym. In each of these pin collections, Trainers will find collector’s pins featuring each Gym’s two logos and two foil cards showcasing the partner Pokémon of both Gym Leaders. The Champion’s Path Special Pin Collection will be available on October 2, 2020.

Trainers can choose to represent their favorite Gym Leader or even collect the full lineup.

Champion’s Path Elite Trainer Box

Arriving on September 25, 2020, the Champion’s Path Elite Trainer Box features Gigantamax Charizard and comes with a full-art promo card of Charizard V, 10 Champion’s Path booster packs, and various gameplay accessories.

Champion’s Path Collection—Dubwool V and Champion’s Path Collection—Hatterene V

Trainers can also look forward to the Champion’s Path Collection—Dubwool V on September 25, 2020, and the Champion’s Path Collection—Hatterene V on October 23, 2020. These boxes include a foil promo card and foil oversize card of either Dubwool V or Hatterene V, as well as four Champion’s Path booster packs.

Champion’s Path Collection—Dubwool V and Champion’s Path Collection—Hatterene V

Champion’s Path Marnie Special Collection

Lastly, the Champion’s Path Marnie Special Collection will be available on October 23, 2020, and comes with two Pokémon V promo cards, eight Champion’s Path booster packs, two collector’s pins, and a Pokémon TCG playmat.

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games Announces Autumn Harvest: A Tea Dragon Society Card Game!

AUTUMN HARVEST: A TEA DRAGON SOCIETY CARD GAME

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games have announced Autumn Harvest: A Tea Dragon Society Game designed by Steve Ellis and Tyler Tinsley. Illustrated by Katie O’Neill, Autumn Harvest is based on her Eisner-winning Oni Press original graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society and its companion The Tea Dragon Festival.

Autumn Harvest: A Tea Dragon Society Game follows up the 2019 Origins Award-winning family game The Tea Dragon Society Card Game and will allow fans and gamers to explore the secrets of Tea Dragon caretaking in an enchanting world of friendship. Autumn Harvest is a standalone game that can be combined with The Tea Dragon Society Card Game to expand gameplay, and is expected to release in late 2020.

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro Announce Titan Masters Attack is the Transformers Trading Card Game’s Final Release

Transformers Trading Card Game

Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro announced that “Titan Masters Attack” is the final release for their Transformers Trading Card Game. The game has been going for two years with numerous releases but the company said the “product offerings didn’t meet the expectations of the broader fan base to engage further with the brand” despite the community’s continued growth.

The game was an interesting one taking advantage of some of the unique characters and “gimmicks” created by the toy line and animated shows. While it had a dedicated following it never seemed to break through at the conventions we saw its presence at. Locally for us, the game has had little to no presence at game shops.

The trading card game saw ten retailer releases in total, five booster sets and five starter/deck sets plus convention exclusives.

“Titan Masters Attack” released on May 29.

Dark Horse and Studio71 Reveal The Umbrella Academy Card Game

The Umbrella Academy Card Game

Dark Horse Comics and Studio71 Games have joined forces to release a battling card game based on the hit comic series The Umbrella Academy from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Ahead of its Netflix Season 2 premiere on July 31, fans can pre-commit to buy the game at UmbrellaAcademyGame.com and bring to life the fantastical and dysfunctional world of The Umbrella Academy in the comfort of their living rooms.

The game brings together your favorite seven siblings to defeat hordes of villains in cooperative battle. Play as “Five”, “Séance”, “Space Boy”, “The Rumor”, “The Horror”, “The Kraken”, or “Vanya”, each with their own unique powers. These abilities give players a powerful strategy to follow during the game. Players take one energy bar card; the energy bar measures your energy throughout the game so that you can use special abilities. You’ll battle the deadly villains like “Carmichael”, “Dr. Terminal”, “Perseus X and Medusa”, “Hazel & Cha Cha” and many more. Based on the number of players, shuffle and place the indicated number of villain cards in the middle of the play area, face down. Those villains will use villain attack cards to battle against the siblings. The players put forth their attacks against the villain attack cards, face down. Upon revealing the cards, the heroes and villains compare score values. The winning card being the one with the greater damage.

The Umbrella Academy Card Game

An Umbrella Academy game would be nothing without a little dysfunction, brothers will fight, there will be confrontation, hopelessness, you might even hit rock bottom. Throughout the game, dysfunctional family cards bring the comic themes to life and affect each round. The siblings are victorious when all the villain cards are defeated, but if the villains overwhelm the siblings the world will be destroyed. This game is far beyond the ordinary so if you’re ready to save the world, this card game is for you.

By committing to buy the game now you receive a free holographic Umbrella Academy hero card.


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