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Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss this September

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss spans the 5 previous iterations of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series starting with the original, then moving through GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V! Focusing primarily on famous rivals like Seto Kaiba and Zane Truesdale, this booster continues to power-up popular strategies based around famous monsters like Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Cyber Dragon!

Following up from Legendary Collection Kaiba, Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss includes cards to power up both regular Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks as well as versions of the Deck that employ the Ritual Summoning tactics introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack.

By combining the Deck basics from Legendary Dragon Decks with the new cards from Cybernetic Horizon, Duelists can create a brand-new Cyber Dragon strategy that employs Link Summoning, Xyz Summoning, and Fusion Summoning all in one Deck!

Returning from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Crow’s Blackwings make their first appearance since The Dark Illusion with a new Synchro Monster inspired by the very first Blackwing Synchro Monster: Blackwing Armor Master! This new Level 10 Synchro Monster is guarded against all other card effects and lets you gain control of – and later destroy – monsters that dare to activate their effects!

If you’re looking for “Photon” and “Galaxy” monsters to use with your Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord from Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge, look no further because Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes new cards for Kite’s “Photon” Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL!

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes cards representing famous scenes from the anime series, like the fateful match selection of the Battle City Finals, and Kite’s ruthless “Photon Hand” technique he uses to claim “Number” monsters from his foes.

The complete set of Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss contains 55 cards.*

*Set content and set size subject to change.

Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game is Added to the Unrivaled Tournament Lineup

Valiant has announced that Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game, created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs, has been selected as a featured game for this year’s Unrivaled, the world’s largest tabletop game tournament!

Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game joins 15 other tabletop games as part of 2018’s Unrivaled Tournament, including Kingdomino by Blue Orange Games, Onitama by Arcane Wonders, Evolution by North Star Games, and Exploding Kittens by The Oatmeal. Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game is available to play now at satellite qualifiers and regional tournaments in participating local game stores and game conventions across North America all summer, culminating in a Grand Finale that will be broadcast live from Las Vegas this late Fall. After a successful inaugural year in 2017, this year’s Unrivaled prize pool is up to $300,000, with top players eligible to win $10,000 each!

Taken from the pages of Valiant’s critically acclaimed line of comics, in Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game, players go up against Project Rising Spirit to infiltrate and seize their massive, hidden research installation located under Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Codenamed “the Facility,” the structure uses unknown energies to morph and transform itself at will to keep horrid villains, dangerous creatures, alien entities, and top-secret research projects trapped within. Rumors of the Facility’s existence and its most prized possessions have leaked, and the Valiant Universe’s most powerful organizations – The Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades, G.A.T.E., and more – are taking an interest. Players purchase cards to craft a unique deck, then battle their way through the ever-changing Facility grid that moves during play, maneuvering their superhero miniatures to battle it out with other heroes for ultimate control!

Unrivaled Tournament regional events bring employees and customers from local game stores together at parties held at GameWorks or comparable venues around the country to compete for prizes and a chance to win a seat at the four-day Grand Finale in Las Vegas. The Unrivaled Road Crew also recently set off in May to tour the country, appearing at local stores and gaming conventions, such as Gen Con and Origins, and offering additional opportunities for players to secure an entry in the Finale. Awards will also be earned by the stores represented by the players, so they can join them at the Finale. All game stores registering to become a sanctioned Unrivaled venue for 2018 will be invited to the regional events, space permitting. The first Regional event was held in Salt Lake City, Utah at Oasis Games on May 19th.

Konami Releases New Info on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition Super Rare Variant Reprints

If you’re looking to get some additional value with Cybernetic Horizon, look no further than the Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition for theYu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game! Each box includes 3 booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set!

Past and present collide in Cybernetic Horizon, the first 100-card booster set of the 2018-2019 Dueling season! This set modernizes popular themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX5D’s, and ZEXAL eras, provides brand-new Link Monsters, and new cards to bolster strategies introduced in Code of the DuelistCircuit BreakExtreme ForceFlames of DestructionDark Saviors, and more! Here’s just some of what you have to look forward to!

  • Upgrade your Cyber Dragon Deck for the new era of Dueling! Cyber Dragon returned in last year’s Legendary Dragon Decks, and Cybernetic Horizon includes brand-new cards for Cyber Dragon Decks, including a Link Monster that grafts its 2100 ATK on to other Machines!
  • Famous Ritual Monsters return! Demise, King of Armageddon was once the king of competition. Now, new forms of Demise as well as Ruin, Queen of Oblivion tell the tale of these memorable monsters. You’ll also find Cyberse Ritual Monsters, and new cards to help assemble the required components of a Ritual Summon without spending your all-important Normal Summon for the turn!
  • A speck of dust on a camera lens, or a monster hiding in plain sight? Monsters have allegedly walked, swam, and flown among us since the beginning of recorded history, but no one has been able to produce solid evidence of their existence – until now! These monsters lurk in your hand and force your opponent to try and discover them. If they fail, the monster is Summoned to your field and you draw a card!

You can also find new cards for strategies like Mekk-Knight, Neo-Spacian, Dragunity, Noble Knight, Sky Striker, and more!

Each Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition contains: 3 Cybernetic Horizon booster packs, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set.

Flames of Destruction Special Edition and Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge for Yu-Gi-Oh! this June

The searing fires of competition ignite, and forgotten histories heat up once again, in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG) this June, as Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. presents two new releases! Flames of Destruction Special Edition delivers more Altergeist action, more Gouki glory, and more groundbreaking Trap Cards, while Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge revives some of the greatest cards from Dueling’s storied past, bringing some of the most anticipated fan-favorite cards to life for the first time ever.

Flames of Destruction shook up tournament scenes across the globe when it arrived in May.  The “Knightmare” Link Monsters made an immediate impact powering up strategies like Trickstars, SPYRALs, and the Invoked, while new support pushed the “Altergeist” theme to the forefront of competition.  Cards like Knightmare GryphonAltergeist Multifaker, and the powerful new Infinite Impermanence are some of the hottest of the year, and now you’ll have another chance to collect them with Flames of Destruction Special Edition.

Each Flames of Destruction Special Edition comes with three packs of Flames of Destruction, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant cards to power up the new Elementsaber theme, plus 1 of 2 Super Rare preview cards from July’s Cybernetic Horizon booster.  Moulinglacia the Elemental Lord and Grandsoil the Elemental Lord are incredible boss monsters played in Elementsabers and beyond, and each Flames of Destruction Special Editionincludes one of them –good news for Elementsaber fans and Mermail Duelists alike.  Then, you’ll get a jump on the Mekk-Knight support card World Legacy’s Memory or the table-turning battle buff Universal Adapter, a powerful Trap that boosts your smallest monsters to the size of the biggest behemoths on the field.

Flames of Destruction Special Edition arrives June 8 with 3 Flames of Destruction booster packs and 2 of 4 Super Rare Cards. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Battles of Legend: Light’s Revenge was one of 2017’s biggest releases, so get ready for a bigger, badder sequel!  Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge ups the ante with incredible new “Timelord” monsters from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, stunning new Xyz Monsters from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, and a wealth of most-wanted tournament cards from some of the most competitive tournament Decks this year.

Fans of the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! series are in for a treat too, as the long-awaited Golden Castle of StrombergPrinzessinGlass Slippers and more signature cards played by Leon von Schroeder finally become a Dueling reality. It’s a fairytale come true!  Also watch out for heavy-hitters like Topologic Gumblar DragonNumber 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord, and Duke Devlin’s high-rolling ace monster Orgoth the Relentless!  Armed with an ability that boosts its Attack Points according to a roll of the dice, Orgoth the Relentless can protect itself from destruction, draw cards, or even make direct attacks… All if the dice fall in your favor.

Available June 29Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge is an all-foil set with 105 cards total: each pack contains 4 Ultra Rares and 1 Secret Rare. MSRP: $3.99 per 5-card pack.

Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game is Out May 30th

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Cartoon Network Enterprises have announced the May 30 release of Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game. In this engine-building tabletop game, 2-4 players take on the roles of Rick, Morty, Zeep, and Kyle as they introduce Power Supplies to different worlds, and then try to use the resulting Power to activate Contraptions before their opponents. Based on the Rick and Morty episode “The Ricks Must Be Crazy,” gameplay takes place in four “’Verses” with unique attributes: the Rickverse, Microverse, Miniverse, and Teenyverse. The game is designed by Matt Hyra and Cory Jones.

During the Action Phase, players spend Actions to move to different ’Verses where they can build Power Supplies and Contraptions. Then, during the Power-Up Phase, Power generates from the bottom ’Verse up, and players utilize it to play One-Shot cards, use Character Abilities, and power-up their Contraptions. The winner is the player who scores the needed Victory Points by building Power Supplies and activating Contraptions.

Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game will be available at retailers nationwide starting May 30 and at Origins Game Fair (June 13-17 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center) for a suggested retail price of $20.

The game is for 2-4 players ages 17+ with games taking 30-45 minutes. The game includes 32 Build/Control Tokens, 5 Action Tokens, 4 Oversized ’Verse Tiles, 4 Oversized Character Cards, 4 VP Tracking Tokens, 4 Character Standees, 1 First Player Token, 1 Power/VP Track, 1 Power Tracking Token, and one rulebook.

It’s X-Men Forever, X-Force, and Dark X-Men for Dice Masters in November

Dice Masters is getting more campaign boxes and team packs this November as WizKids has revealed a whole bunch of X-Men related releases. This November sees the release of the X-Men Forever Campaign Box, a Dark X-Men Team Pack and an X-Force Team Pack.

“Forever” is a reference to X-Men Forever, a short lived series that saw classic X-Men writer Chris Claremont return to writing the team and characters. Dark X-Men was a team put together by Norman Osborn when he became the head of SHIELD.

The campaign box will retail for $39.99 and include everything 2 players need to begin. Included will be dice and cards for Wolverine, Cyclops, and a more than a dozen different heroes. Villains include Lady Deathstrike, Mastermind, and Donald Pierce. The box allows you to take on the Brotherhood and Hellfire Club!

Marvel Dice Masters: Dark X-Men Team Pack includes Dark beast, Thunderbird, Mimic and more characters, some making their first appearance in the game. The Team Pack includes 24 cards and 16 dice. MSRP is $12.99.

Finally, Marvel Dice Masters: X-Force Team Pack includes Cable, Psylocke, Deadpool, and several other heroes making their first appearance in the game. The Team Pack includes 24 cards and 16 dice. MSRP is $12.99.

Z-Man Games as Acquired the Rights from Alderac Entertainment Group to Publish Love Letter

Z-Man Games is pleased to announce its acquisition of the popular game Love Letter from Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG). Along with distributing remaining inventory, Z-Man will reprint current versions of the game players know and love, including the original English version of the game and the premium edition.

Designed by Seiji Kanai, Love Letter is a quick and elegant game of deduction in which players compete for the favor of the Princess. From the original game to Lovecraft Letter, a horror version set in the world of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, any player can find something to love about Love Letter. Other versions include Lord of the Rings, Batman, Adventure Time, Munchkin, and more.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Structure Deck: Powercode Link is available Friday, August 10

Create brand new Link Summoning combinations with Structure Deck: Powercode Link! This Deck features a new “Code Talker” Link Monster plus LINK-2 and LINK-3 monsters you can Summon using any monsters, and whose Link Arrows all point to your own Main Monster Zones!

Structure Deck: Powercode Link is a great second step for Duelists who started Dueling with Starter Deck: Codebreaker. Co-Link your Transcode Talker from Starter Deck: Codebreaker with Powercode Talker to boost both monsters by 500 ATK and make them untargetable by opposing card effects! The added protection helps keep Powercode Talker ready to make double-powered attacks every turn.

For Duelists that like to live dangerously, a new Field Spell Card gives you a chance to Special Summon a random Cyberse-Type Link Monster directly from your Extra Deck without having to Link Summon or use any monsters as materials. But to claim that reward, you must take 2000 or more damage from one battle or card effect, simulating Playmaker’s “Storm Access” skill from the animated series!

Each Structure Deck: Powercode Link contains 43 cards:

38 Commons
3 Super Rares
2 Ultra Rares
1 Beginner’s Guide
1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

 

Konami Has released More Info on the 2018 Yu-Gi-Oh! Mega-Tins

Out August 30, Konami has dropped more information on what we can expect for the 2018 Mega-Tins for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. Each tin retails for $19.99.

Each Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs containing cards from Maximum CrisisCode of the DuelistCircuit Break, and Extreme Force. These Mega-Packs use the traditional “1 card of each foil rarity” plus a Rare and 12 Commons configuration native to the Mega-Tins, and all cards appearing in the Mega-Packs will be included in their original booster set rarity, so you could have another chance to get popular cards like Borreload DragonDragonic DiagramEvenly Matched, or Saryuja Skull Dread.

Each 2018 Mega-Tin will also include additional non-randomized variant cards, as well as one unique new card designed specifically for that Tin! These new cards are based on the Decks used by Jaden and Yusei, the heroes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga and animated series respectively, and are depicted on the Tins with the characters.

  • For Jaden, master of huge comebacks, say hello to Elemental HERO Nebula Neos, a new Contact Fusion that can refill your hand, negate a card’s effect until the end of turn, and banish everything on the field! A special Spell Card to help support this new Elemental HERO will be included in an upcoming product.
  • For Yusei, who makes the most of every card in his Deck, look for Junk Speeder, a new Synchro Monster that fills your field with Tuner monsters! It can also double its ATK when battling a monster the same turn you Synchro Summon it.

Each 2018 Mega-Tin is sold separately.

Arboretum to be Published by Renegade Game Studios this Autumn

Renegade Game Studios has announced a new edition of the beloved card game, Arboretum, by famed designer, Dan Cassar. With new illustrations from the incredibly talented Beth Sobel, this new edition will available Autumn, 2018.

Originally published in 2015, Arboretum has collected accolades from numerous reviewers. With the original rules system intact, this latest edition of the game will don a similar style of art but with a few changes to types of trees. These modifications will ensure that all the symbols and colors are distinct and color-blind friendly.

Arboretum is a strategic card game that challenges players to create the most beautiful path through the garden. Choosing the correct cards and placing them in the most efficient orientation will score you the most points at the end of the game. With elegantly simple rules, Arboretum offers players surprisingly complex choices.

Fans can find this lovely card game at their friendly local game store this Autumn. It is designed for 2-4 tree enthusiasts ages 8+ and can be enjoyed in about 30 min. The MSRP will be $20.

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