Archive for July 2017

Game of Thrones Tabletop Game and Miniatures Teased on Kickstarter

Winter is coming in tabletop form with this teaser from Kickstarter. “A Song of Ice and Fire” will feature the series’ famous armies and figures in miniature form as players can maneuver through the traditional mechanics of wargaming. Check out the teaser below:

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Word on the Street Review via the Game Boy Geek

Word on the Street is a party game produced from Educational Insights. Youtuber, Game Boy Geek, checks this game outs, shows you how to play, and gives his thoughts on it. Check out the full review below:

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New Codex Space Marines Reviewed on 40K Battle Report

Tabletop Tactics reviews the New Codex Space Marines before its next week release. Check out the full video below:

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A Look at the First Star Trek Figures from McFarlane Toys

The beginning of the year featured an announcement from McFarlane Toys that they had acquired the license to produce figures from the popular Sci-fi franchise, Star Trek. To cap off this new partnership, prototype figures were on display, featuring popular characters such as Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek: The Original Series and Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

More here http://comicbook.com/approved/2017/07/19/mcfarlane-toys-star-trek-figures/

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Wartile Gameplay from Delgar3

Youtuber, Delgar3, brings to us Wartile, a game that brings miniature figurines and settings to life. It features multiple campaigns, including the Vikings’ conquest of England.

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Rick and Morty Board Game in the Works

Fans of Cartoon Network’s late night series, Rick and Morty, will be able to play through a plot from the show through a board game. The game sets out to have players recreate aggressive strategies and tactics to move ahead of their opponents. The game’s premise will be familiar to fans, but newcomers will have to adjust up on their knowledge of the series. What does the game entail? In summary, six contestants will compete to build a theme park, except that it is inside a human body.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/07/theres-a-rick-and-morty-board-game-dropping-and-its-as-bonkers-as-the-show-6762527/#ixzz4mmW84RYF

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Blizzard’s New Hearthstone Expansion: Knights of the Frozen Throne

The Hearthstone Championship Tour event in Shanghai was host to some big news from Blizzard, the announcement of the next expansion in the digital card game: Knights of the Frozen Throne. The expansion will add 135 new cards to the core game and mark the release of two full-size expansions in a row for the franchise’s history. Previously, expansions were split up into smaller “adventure” sets that contained additions of 40 cards. The expansion will also feature free single-player missions instead of paid adventure sets. These missions will contain a variety of content featured from the former adventure sets.

More at https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/6/15929220/hearthstone-knights-of-the-frozen-throne-expansion-announcement-new-cards-hero-single-player-wings

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Comics Lineup of Comic-Con 2017

Expect more from Marvel, DC, Image, and other comic developers as Comic-Con 2017 inches closer. Many people are already planning their trip for this four-day pop culture festival. To make your trip easier, here is a schedule of the major comic panels expected at the vent.

THURSDAY, JULY 20
Creators, Libraries and Literacy Shiley Special Events Suite/San Diego Central Library, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Real World Retellings Room 29AB, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Celebrate 50 Years of Underground Comix With Denis Kitchen Room 9, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
IDW Publishing: Focus on Graphic Novels Room 28DE, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Spotlight on Jeff Smith Room 32AB, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Spotlight on Gail Simone Room 8, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Spotlight on Mike Royer Room 4, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Be Your Own Superhero: Intersectional Feminism in Comics Room 32AB, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
CBLDF: State of Censorship 2017 Room 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Discover Breaking Into Comics and Staying There, Room 28DE, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Elfquest: An Intimate Conversation with Wendy and Richard Pini, Neil Morgan Auditorium/San Diego Public Library, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
IDW: Walter Simonson Room 9, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
A Bunch of Jews (A Minyen Yidn) Room 24ABC, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Paul Levitz in Conversation With Karen Berger Room 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Spotlight on Jim Lee Room 6DE, 12:45-1:45 p.m.
CBLDF: She Changed Comics Room 11, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Discover the Impact of the Web on Mainstream Comics Room 28DE, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Marvel: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way Room 25ABC, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Editing Comics Room 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
DC: Meet the Publishers Room 6DE, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Image Comics: Creating the Future of Comics Room 23ABC, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
The 2000 AD Thrill-Fest Room 29AB, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Transformers vs. G.I. Joe! IDW and Hasbro’s First Strike Room 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
ComiXology Ask Me Anything Room 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
New Mutants Retrospective Room 24ABC, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Comics by Design Room 28DE, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Robert Kirkman: In Conversation Room 6A, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
DC: Geoff Johns Room 6DE, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
IDW’s Artist’s Editions and Artist’s Selects Room 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Mark, Sergio, Stan and Tom Show Room 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Marvel: Next Big Thing Room 5AB, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
VIZ Media Panel Room 7AB, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Spotlight on R. Sikoryak Room 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
American Gods: Collaboration to the Nth Degree Room 2, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
25 Years of Rob Liefeld Creations Room 5AB, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
DC Art Masters: Drawing DC Room 11, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Manga Publishing Pros Industry Roundtable Room 29AB, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Spotlight on Erica Henderson Room 32AB, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Dare to be Dynamite: Licensing Adventure Room 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Comics PR and Marketing 101, Room 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Black Mask: Debuting Tomorrow’s Legends Room 29AB, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Femme Magnifique: Amazing Women in Comics Room 2, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
10 Years of Adam Warren’s Empowered Room 4, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 21

TBA

SATURDAY, JULY 22

TBA

SUNDAY, JULY 23

TBA

 

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Japanese Teen Wins 29th Consecutive Game of Shogi

14-year old Sota Fujii already has a place in the sports history books, having won his 29th consecutive game of shogi. The win has sparked a resurgence in the popularity of the board game, with books on it flying off the shelves. The shogi prodigy needed 11 hours to secure this latest victory.

 

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