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Rise Like a Titan with All-New Metroplex Deck for Transformers Trading Card Game

Hot off the heels of the Transformers Trading Card Game’s successful September launch is the latest and greatest addition to the card game – the Metroplex Deck, a ready-to-play team and deck starring the famed Autobot Titan Metroplex, and it is now available for purchase in the United States at major retailers for $19.99!

The Metroplex Deck is a pre-built deck for one player and contains cards not found in the Autobots Starter Set or in the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs, including:

  • The all-new Titan-sized Character Card Metroplex that stands at 200mm tall – nearly 8 inches!
  • 40 battle cards three unique Battle Cards not found in Wave 1 Booster Packs– Rally the City, Height Advantage, and Protected by Metroplex
  • Three all-new character cards – Scamper, Six-Gun, and Slammer

Dungeon Mayhem is a new action-packed Dungeons & Dragons card game

Dungeon Mayhem is a new action-packed Dungeons & Dragons card game, where you win by being the last adventurer standing! Play as one of four brave, quirky characters—Barbarian, Paladin, Rogue, or Wizard—battling it out in a dungeon full of treasure.

For ages 8+, the game is an easy-to-learn card game pitting the wits and brawn of a party of adventurers against each other. 2 to 4 players choose one of four decks modeled after characters in Dungeons & Dragons and sling spells, daggers and, well, MAYHEM at each other until there’s only one left to claim the treasure.

Everything you need to play Dungeon Mayhem comes in a small package, but it certainly packs a big punch. Designed by Jordan Comar and Roscoe Wetlaufer to bring players into the D&D multiverse, Dungeon Mayhem can be a quick palette cleanser in between marathon gaming sessions or a make for a full night of gaming with several escalating rematches. Novice players can learn how to play in under five minutes while a game of Dungeon Mayhem is over in less time than it takes to skin a displacer beast – under 15 minutes.

Dungeon Mayhem is available now and retails for $15. The illustrations created by Kyle Ferrin in the four decks of cards represent Sutha the Skullcrusher (barbarian), Azzan the Mystic (wizard), Lia the Radiant (paladin), and Oriax the Clever (rogue). Pick one of these characters and play their mighty power cards such as Azzan’s Vampiric Touch to swap hit points with an opponent or Sutha’s Whirling Axes to heal yourself while dealing crushing damage to the rest of the party.

Keep your friends close! Not only so they can help take out the paladin but because it makes pickpocketing SO much easier. That’s what Dungeon Mayhem is all about!

Learn Your 1, 2, 3s and A, B, Cs with D&D

In the new ABCs of D&D and 123s of D&D books, kids can learn their letters, numbers and love of D&D with read-aloud-friendly rhyming couplets.

Teach the alphabet and numbers to any early reader as told imaginatively within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Each book features read-aloud friendly rhyming couplets from Ivan Van Norman and adorable illustrations from Caleb Cleveland.

For ages 3-7 each book retails for $14.99 and are out now.

 

Go Head-to-Head w/Friends as Magic: The Gathering Arena adds Direct Challenge Play!

Magic: The Gathering Arena game director Chris Clay literally shouted it from the rooftops via Twitter last Wednesday. Now, Direct Challenge play is LIVE in the game’s Open Beta build! With this update, casual and serious Magic players can challenge their friends (and enemies) to settle longtime feuds, test deck strategies, or have friendly deckbuilding challenges through Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Here’s how Direct Challenge works:

  1. You and your friend open the Direct Challenge option
  2. Type in one another’s username and five-digit code
  3. Hit “Battle”
  4. Play!

Betrayal Legacy is Out Now

After much anticipation and excitement, the latest “legacy” game is here! Betrayal Legacy is out now and available everywhere! Based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill and designed by Rob Daviau (Pandemic Legacy, Risk Legacy, Seafall)Betrayal Legacy is a unique experience offering you the chance to create the iconic house’s story through decisions and actions taken in the game.

With its history shrouded by wild-eyed ravings and the scrawling of madmen, it was thought that no one would ever know the unholy origin of the house on the hill. Until now. The history you tell is one you create.

Beginning in 1666 and traveling through time to the year 2004, players take on the roles of several generations of families obsessed with the house whose actions in one game carry forward into future games. Every journey through the legacy campaign will be unique and unpredictable making each group’s experience different. Once the campaign is complete, you’ll be left with a fully re-playable, customized board game. Designed for 3-5 players ages 12+, Betrayal Legacy retails for $75.

Celebrate 25 Years of Magic with Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends

Magic: The Gathering is celebrating 25 years and VIZ Media is recognizing the event with this officially licensed illustrated history exploring the legend, lore, and origins of the bestselling card game.

Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends is written by James Wyatt, a Senior Game Designer for Magic. The book takes you through the creative process behind the evolving art and design of the games and its worlds and characters.

The book is out now in comic shops and book stores and retails for $39.99.

You can order yours now.
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Magic: The Gathering x Gallery 1988 Show Launches Tonight in Los Angeles!

Magic the Gathering is celebrating 25 years with an all-new art show, in collaboration with world-famous pop culture destination Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles – launching tonight (Nov. 2), and available all weekend long from Nov. 3-4.

The gallery worked with top artists from around the world to create art in various media inspired by the rich characters, story and community of Magic: The Gathering. Gallery 1988 is hosting a public launch party tonight, but fear not – even if you’re not in Los Angeles, you can view and purchase the art from collection online HERE.

Avalon Hill: Axis & Allies & Zombies Available Today!

Fighting a world war is hard enough without a zombie curse! Can you bring your side to victory while surviving the rising tide of zombies?

Avalon Hill today announced the launch of the newest board game in the Axis & Allies series – Axis & Allies & Zombies! The iconic World War II strategy game has been a cultural mainstay for decades, and this fun twist will introduce the game to a new audience, while providing existing fans with another variant– and zombie-specific R&D weapons like Chainsaw Tanks and Zombie Mind Control– to play.

It is 1941, and the world is at war. The Axis war machine is crushing everything in its path, while the Allies are rallying together to mount a heroic stand.

And then zombies show up.

As the commander of one of the five major powers, you are charged with planning a strategy to win the war. But each battle provides more fresh corpses for the flesh-eating hordes, and the problem is getting out of hand. With your human enemies on one side, and the ravenous undead on the other, it is time to ask yourself, “Do I invest in tanks or chainsaw tanks?”

Stand firm, commander. It’s tough choices like this that will determine victory or undeath.

Axis & Allies & Zombies is designed by Wizards of the Coasts’ award-winning designers and developers – Mike Mearls, Scott Van Essen, Ryan Miller, and Mons Johnson – and includes an introductory scenario to provide new players with an easy-to-set up prelude, as well as quick-start rules for more experienced players to jump right in. The game also includes an expansion for the Axis & Allies 1942 board game. Recommended for 2-5 players ages 12+, the game has a suggested retail of $40.

Magic: The Gathering Arena Announces Custom Streamer Events and Direct Challenge with Friends

Wizards of the Coast has a new series of in-game events built around creators in the Magic: The Gathering Arena community—Streamer Events—and they start tomorrow!

Since the launch of Open Beta of Magic: The Gathering Arena less than a month ago, 100 Million games have been played! During that time an incredible amount of creator content has been made by the Magic: The Gathering Arena community. Magic players have been teaching, competing, entertaining, deckbuilding, and sharing these experiences online. The Magic: The Gathering Arena team wants to continue to encourage these talented creators to make and enjoy great content in a way that is unique to Magic.

To create Streamer Events, the Magic: The Gathering Arena team is working closely with different creators in the community to build customized in-game events around their unique personality and play style. These events will be recurring and will feature a variety of awesome content creators and wildly different game modes.

To top it all off, we are adding in a major feature, Direct Challenge. Direct Challenge will allow players to jump into games against their friends by searching their in-game name before going into battle. We are excited to announce that Direct Challenge will be coming in the next November update with more robust friend features on the way!

First Streamer Event Details – October 26-29

Day[9]’s Insta-Ban

We’re giving Constructed new house rules with Day[9]. Day[9] has always had a burning displeasure for counters and tricks. So together we created INSTA-BAN, where you bring a 60-card deck with zero instant spells in it. Instant speed effects such as flash or activated abilities are permitted, but if the spell is an instant, it is BANNED.

Gaby’s Greedy Dominaria Draft

We’re giving Draft new house rules with Gaby Spartz. Gaby loves drafting and building ambitious decks. So together we are running a GREEDY DOMINARIA DRAFT. Draft 3 packs of Dominaria around a few unique rules in this game of Magic. Everyone can play two lands per turn, start with 9 cards, and has no maximum hand size.

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