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New K47: British & Soviet Starter Sets from Warlord Games!

November 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: December 2016WRL451510601K47: British Starter Set$112.00 SRPNPIMiniatures are supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints not included.Contains:A5 softback Konflikt'47 rulebook1 Guardian light walker1 Cromwell-T medium tank20 Brit... [...]

New Magic the Gathering and Pokemon Products from Ultra Pro!

November 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: January 2017ULP86529Table Play Mat: Magic the Gathering: January 2017 6ft$94.99 SRPNPI  Bring the excitement to your retail space or playing group with a 6-foot table play mat featuring key art from this set. Made with the sam... [...]

RETAILERS! Evolution Tournament Kits from North Star Games!

November 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Street Date: November 15, 2016 November 15 through December 30 get an Evolution Tournament Kit FREE when you spend $250 on Evolution titles!  Expand your Evolution customer base by running Evolution tournaments! This kit includes a new tournament ... [...]

New Blood Bowl from Games Workshop!

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Street Date: November 24, 2016

Blood Bowl

$99.00 SRP

One of Games Workshop's all-time fan-favorites returns!

Blood Bowl is the game of hyper-violent fantasy football, featuring rival teams of fantasy races battling it out on the skull-strewn sports field for victory over their foes while tens of thousands of bloodthirsty fans cheer them on.

Box Contents:

  • 12 colored plastic, push-fit human players (2 x Blitzers, 2 x Throwers, 2 x Catchers, 6 x Linemen) plus balls and counters.
  • 12 colored plastic, push-fit orc players (2 x Black Orc Blockers, 2 x Blitzers, 2 x Throwers, 6 x Linemen) plus balls and counters.
  • 56 page rule book.
  • Double-sided fold-out card pitch (human on one side, orc on the other).
  • Two double-sided card dugouts (human on one side, orc on the other).
  • Two sets of special Blood Bowl dice (one blue for the humans, one green for the orcs).
  • Plastic template set (range ruler, scatter template and throwing template).
  • Card deck, containing Special Play cards, four Star Player and player reference cards.
  • Decal sheet, containing numbers as well as human and orc symbols.
  • Two double-sided rules reference sheets.


  • A game in a box! With push-fit, colored plastic miniatures, this will appeal to customers that like board games and 'game in a box ' style products.
  • 2-player Game. This is a fast-paced, competitive game for two players.
  • Expandable. Chance to increase game content with extra teams and Death Zone.

GAW 200-01-60

Blood Bowl: Death Zone: Season 1

$25.00 SRP

Full rules for leagues and exhibition games. Rules for Dwarf, Skaven, Nurgle and Elven teams.

GAW 200-02-60

Blood Bowl: Skavenblight Scramblers

$35.00 SRP

Push-fit plastic kit – twelve models. Contains 'warpstone' balls and Skaven-specific counters. Includes assembly guide and decals. Also includes an 'out of the box' team roster.

GAW 200-11

Dice: Blood Bowl: Skaven Dice Cube

$12.50 SRP

10 green 'warpstone' effect Blood Bowl dice. Packaged in a stackable plastic cube.

GAW 200-12

New December products from Fantasy Flight Games!

November 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: December 2016

Arkham Horror: The Card Game: The Duwich Legacy

$29.95 SRP

"No one, even those who have the facts concerning the recent horror, can say just what is the matter with Dunwich..."-H. P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror
Several months ago, three Miskatonic University professors armed themselves with secret knowledge, traveled to Dunwich, and brought an end to the strange and terrifying creature that had been terrorizing the secluded village. Now their story continues in The Dunwich Legacy expansion for Arkham Horror: The Card Game.

Your mentor, Dr. Armitage, was one of those three professors. When his colleagues go missing, he fears the worst and asks for your help. With its five mini cards and 156 full-size cards, The Dunwich Legacy challenges you to find the missing professors, launching you into a campaign that leads to Miskatonic University, the notorious Clover Club, and beyond.

Five new investigators arrive to offer their services, and you can arm them with fifty-nine new player cards (including a complete playset of each). Pursue new deck-building strategies and new styles of play. You'll need all the help you can get as you play the expansion's two scenarios and encounter all manner of new terrors - from backroom thugs and bad luck to arcane hexes and wholly unnatural abominations.  

Android: Netrunner: Martial Law

$14.95 SRP

Young climbed into his exosuit and glared at the two people in the squad he was most worried about. One of them was the EWS embed, a Sergeant named Braid who spent more time jacked in than he did in his own body. The other wasn't even a person...

Martial Law is the fifth and penultimate Data Pack in the Flashpoint Cycle for Android: Netrunner, and it advances our understanding of how deeply New Angeles has plunged into chaos. Its citizens are trapped in their arcologies or huddled together in whatever safe places they can find. The city's streets have become a warzone. The corps can't or won't restore order.

The time has come for the U.S. government to intervene.

Shock and awe are the order of the day in Martial Law. Starting with two new neutral currents, one each for Runner and Corp, the expansion's sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty different cards) are going to bring a new order to the world's largest city-one way or another. But when this new order is established, who will be viewed as the winners? And what will they have gained? 

A Game of Thrones LCG 2nd Edition: Tyrion's Chains

$14.95 SRP

Davos could make out the striped hulls of Salladhor Saan's ships beyond, but he knew he would never reach them. A wall of red-hot steel, blazing wood, and swirling green flame stretched before him. The mouth of the Blackwater Rush had turned into the mouth of hell.
-George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

The War of the Five Kings has reached its tipping point. Stannis Baratheon marches on King's Landing by land and by sea, sending his powerful navy up the Blackwater Rush to seal off any escape. Tywin Lannister moves south with all speed, leaving the north to House Stark and House Greyjoy, but his mighty armies will never arrive before the city is besieged. In the end, the man who sits the Iron Throne at the end of the battle may be determined by nothing more than the ingenuity of Tyrion Lannister's defenses.

With the Tyrion's Chain Chapter Pack for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, the War of Five Kings cycle approaches its dramatic conclusion. Here, you'll find plenty of new support for Summer and Winter decks, inviting you to draw your strength from the warm zephyrs of summertime or the howling gales of winter. As the final chapters of A Clash of Kings play out in the card game, you'll also find iconic characters entering the game for the first time, including Qhorin Halfhand, Salladhor Saan, Podrick Payne, and Ser Arys Oakheart. It's time for you to rally behind your King and enter one of the greatest battles in the game of thrones! 

Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game: Race Across Harad

$14.95 SRP

"Where the warg howls, there also the orc prowls."
-Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring

Race Across Harad is the second Adventure Pack in the Haradrim cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

After a small band of Middle-earth's greatest heroes capture and tame some oliphaunts to help carry them out of Harad, the new scenario in Race Across Harad pits them against the pack of wargs and their riders who arrive hard upon their heels. Even while their towering oliphaunts may give the heroes an early advantage, the heroes know they cannot ignore the warg-riders and their barbed arrows. Instead, their only hope is to quicken their pace and ride for the Ford of Harnen where their massive oliphaunts might be able to crash through waters too deep for the wargs to cross...

Meanwhile, even as the scenario from Race Across Harad brings this frantic chase to life, it enhances your deck-building options with a new Dúnedain hero, plus three copies each of nine different player cards. These enhance a wide range of the game's existing keywords, Traits, and mechanics. You'll find support for everything from Mounts to side quests and from the Doomed keyword to the cycle's new focus on events that offer powerful rewards when you can target specific pairs of Traits.
This is not a standalone product. Requires a copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Core Set and The Sands of Harad deluxe expansion to play.   

New TANKS, Firefly Dungeons & Dragons and products from Gale Force 9!

November 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: January 2017

TANKS: Mechanics Kit Hobby Tools

$20.00 SRP

Before a tank is ready to go to war it must be assembled by a team of skilled mechanics, using only the best tools. Having a mechanic on your crew is even more useful! They know their tanks inside and out and can get them back up and running after almost any hit.


  • Clippers
  • Plastic glue
  • File
  • Exclusive Skilled Mechanic Crew card

Dungeons & Dragons: Tyrants of the Underdark Expansion:
Aberations and Undead

$11.99 SRP

Contains two 40-card decks to expand your options in Tyrants of the Underdark.

Requires a copy of the Tyrants of the Underdark board game to play. 

Release Date: February 2017

Firefly: Big Money

$19.99 SRP

Big Money upgrades the paper money from the game with prop-sized versions of the bills, for a real fistful of credits when the deal is done. Big Money adds a new denomination, a $5000 credit note, perfect for the biggest paydays. This includes Firefly prop-sized 100 Alliance Banknotes, over $120k credits worth of currency!

Firefly: Crime & Punishment

$14.99 SRP

The Game Booster adds 40 new cards to the Misbehave Deck, presenting more hassles, hardships and the rare opportunity to those crews that might indulge in a bit of criminal behavior now and then. With new misbehave cards, your captains are gonna need new aces up their sleeves to get by; be it a piece of gear, the right crew, or the right relationship, just make sure you’re prepared.

New From Ares Games! Dungeon Time & New Sails of Glory Ships!

November 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: December 2016

Dungeon Time

$29.90 SRP

Dungeon Time is a real time, cooperative card game of exciting dungeon adventures and catastrophic failures for one (yes, you can play solo!) to five players. As the sand falls in the sand timer, you must race through the deck to achieve as many missions as you can. Simultaneously, you and your friends draw, play, draw, frantically looking for all the Items you need to complete your Missions. Get the Items in play as fast as you can, then complete a Mission by playing it on the Story deck at the right time, when your equipment is correct.

You must try to beat the clock, going through the Missions as fast as you can; but you must also avoid being over–burdened by your equipment—miss the right Items and your Mission fails; bring too much unnecessary equipment in your Backpack and you lose the game. When time is out, go through the Story deck, to find out if you fail or if you win ... and level up to higher challenges if you do!

Release Date: November 2016

Sails of Glory Ship Packs!

Designed to be used with the tactical ship–to–ship game system created by Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini, each Sails of Glory® Ship Pack is a ready–to–play model, painted and assembled, 100% compatible with any other Sails of Glory game product.

Each pack includes the ship, a special base with gaming stats, a ship log and a specific deck of maneuver cards

Sails of Glory: Artesien 1765/ Roland 1771

$21.90 SRP

The Artésien class included five French 3rd rate ships of the line, built at Brest to a design of Joseph-Louis Ollivier. They were armed with 64 cannons and had a designed crew of 570-580 men. They were armed with 26 24–Pounder guns in the lower deck, 28 12–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, and 10 6–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and the forecastle.

The Artésien was built in 1765 as part of a series of 12 ships of the line built to compensate losses endured by the French Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. The Artésien took part in the American Revolutionary War, departing in 1781. A fine 1/28th scale model of the ship was used to instruct Louis XVI in naval studies and is now on display at the Musée de la Marine.

The ship base, ship card and ship log are printed on two sides—the game data of a second ship is printed on the back. This ship pack can also be used to represent the French Artésien class ship–of–the–line "Roland 1771."

Sails of Glory: HMS Leopard 1790 / HMS Isis 1774

$21.90 SRP

The Portland class was a class of British 4th rate ships, armed with 50 cannons and with a designed crew of 350 men. They were armed with 22 24–Pounder guns in the lower deck, 22 12–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, 4 6–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck, and 2 6–Pounder guns in the forecastle.

HMS Leopard saw service during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and was active in Europe, East Indies and Egypt. In 1807, a group of British sailors – some of American birth – deserted and joined the crew of USS Chesapeake. Captain Humphreys, commanding Leopard, requested permission to search for the deserters. Chesapeake's captain refused, and Leopard opened fire, capturing the American ship. Humphreys took back four deserters and hanged the British–born ones. This incident was one of several episodes that increased the tension between the British Empire and the United States, finally exploding in the War of 1812.

The ship base, ship card and ship log are printed on two sides–the game data of a second ship is printed on the back. This ship pack can also be used to represent the British Portland Class "HMS Isis 1774 (1779)."

Sails of Glory: HMS Bahama 1805 / HMS San Juan 1805

$21.90 SRP

The Bahama was a Spanish ship of the line, built in Havana in 1780. Originally designed as 64–gun by Ignacio Mullan, she left Havana for Cadiz on 1785. Here she was rebuilt and completed as a 74–gun, following the project of Francisco Gautier, the designer of Nepomuceno class. As a 74–gun ship of the line, she was armed with 74 cannons and a designed crew of 640. They were armed with 28 32–Pounder guns in the lower deck, 30 18–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, 8 32–Pounder guns and 6 12–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck, and 2 12–Pounder guns in the forecastle.

The ship was part of the Spanish fleet that participated in the Battle of Trafalgar, where she was hit by the intense fire of British ships, with 75 killed and 65 wounded. Her commander, Commodore Galiano, died after being struck by a cannonball. After capture by the British fleet, Bahama became HMS Bahama, following repairs in Gibraltar. She sailed to England and was used as a prison ship.

The ship base, ship card and ship log are printed on two sides–the game data of a second ship is printed on the back. This ship pack can also be used to represent the Spanish Nepomuceno class "HMS San Juan 1805."

Sails of Glory: Principe de Asturias 1794 / San Hermenegildo 1789

$23.90 SRP

The "Meregildos" were Spanish 1st-rate ships of the line, armed with 112 cannons and with a designed crew of about 1100. They were armed with 30 36–Pounder guns in the lower deck, 32 24–Pounder guns in the middle deck, 32 12–Pounder guns in the upperdeck, and 18 8–Pounder guns in the quarterdeck and the forecastle.

The Príncipe de Asturias was another of the Spanish three–deck 112–gun ship of the line, based on the Santa Ana design by Romero Landa. She fought with a British squadron on 14 February 1797 in the Battle of Cape St Vincent, with 10 killed and 19 wounded. At Trafalgar, the ship suffered 50 killed and 110 wounded. After the battle, she had to be towed by the French frigate Thémis and undergo major repairs in Cadiz. She returned to fight in the Peninsular War, capturing many French ships. She crossed the Atlantic to Havana with Santa Ana to avoid capture by the French. In 1814 she struck a rock and was scrapped three years later.

The ship base, ship card and ship log are printed on two sides–the game data of a second ship is printed on the back. This ship pack can also be used to represent the Spanish Meregildos class "San Hermenegildo 1789."

More Sails of Glory Ships from Ares Games
Item # Description SRP NPI
ARESGN109B Sails of Glory: Protée 1772 / Eveillè 1772 $21.90 $11.50
ARESGN109C Sails of Glory: HMS Protee 1780 / HMS Argonaut 1782 $21.90 $11.50
ARESGN110A HMS Leander 1780 / HMS Adamant 1780 $21.90 $11.50
ARESGN110C Sails of Glory: Petit Annibal 1782 / Leander 1798 $21.90 $11.50
ARESGN112A Sails of Glory: San Juan Nepomuceno 1766 / San Francisco de Asis 1767 $21.90 $11.50
ARESGN112B Sails of Glory: San Agustin 1768 / Bahama 1783 $21.90 $11.50
ARESGN111A Sails of Glory: Santa Ana 1784 / Mejicano 1786 $23.90 $12.55

Retailers! Stock up for the holidays with this promotion from SET!

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Offer valid November 1- November 30, 2016!


$12.99 SRP

SET, The Family Game of Visual Perception, has won over 35 best game awards including MENSA Select. SET is a board game where any table becomes your board! It's a perfect travel game and a party favorite! Race to find a SET of three cards where each feature is either all the same or all different on each card. With no turns and no luck, SET is challenging, fast and fun! It makes a perfect after dinner game that can be played in only 20 minutes. SET can be played alone or with as many players as you can fit around the table!

Ages 6+
1+ players
20 minute playtime


$12.99 SRP

Quiddler is a delightful challenge for rookies and wordsmiths alike. There are two bonuses each round: one for the longest word and one for the most words! The object is to arrange all the cards in your hand into one or more words. There are 8 rounds per game. Start with 3 cards in the first round, 4 cards in the second round, on up to 10 cards in the last round. Players draw and discard until someone forms their entire hand into words using two or more cards per word. Once a player goes out, everyone else gets one last chance to draw and put down the words they have made. Quiddler is called 'The SHORT Word Game' because readers of all ages can play and win with short words like 'at', 'is' and 'the'. You can even use a dictionary when it's not your turn. Try to use your high point letters, but don't get caught with them in your hand!

Ages 8+
1-8 players
35 minute playtime

Five Crowns

$12.99 SRP

Five Crowns is a five-suited rummy-style card game played in eleven rounds. It is a quick favorite for avid and casual card players alike. Five Crowns features a unique double deck that contains 5 suits (the stars are new) providing each player multiple options for arranging their hand into books and runs. The wild card changes each round keeping you on your toes. It starts with 3 cards and 3s are wild, next round has 4 cards and 4s are wild and so on 'til the Kings Go Wild! Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch the others scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses.

Ages 8 +
2-7 Players
50 minute playtime

KARMA: What Goes Around Comes Around!

$12.99 SRP

Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun! Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value. Use your Karma Cards to avoid picking up the discard pile. In this game there are multiple winners. You never really know who's going to lose until the very last card—the dramatic ending calls for an instant rematch! There are 4 types of Karma Cards in the game.  You can play them like wild cards, but be sure to use them wisely because in this game...What Goes Around...Comes Around! Friends and families agree that Karma is a blast! You can never play just one game. Having a party? Combine two games and play with up to 12 people.

Ages 8+
2-6 players
40 minute playtime 

Lanterns: The Emperor’s Gifts Expansion Early Release & Castles of Caladale From Renegade Game Studios!

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Early Release Date: November 23, 2016
General Street Date: January 4, 2017

Exclusive to Hobby for the Holiday Season!

Lanterns: The Emperor's Gifts Expansion Early Release Promotion

Buy 12 or more copies of the Lanterns: The Emperor's Gift's Expansion and receive your product early on November 23, 2016

Brick and mortar stores only!

Orders must be in by Friday, November 4th, 2016 to qualify for early release 

Lanterns: The Emperor's Gifts Expansion

$20.00 SRP
The emperor has declared that pavilions shall be constructed among the lanterns floating on the lake for this year's festival. Place pavilions to earn gifts from the emperor, and redeem those gifts for powerful actions to make this the best harvest festival yet!

In this expansion, designed by Jason D. Kingsley, players have a small supply of pavilions. When you place a tile, you may choose to build a pavilion on that tile. When you make a color match on a pavilion, you earn a gift from the emperor, a new currency that can be redeemed on new actions defined by emperor cards.

Each game, two Emperor cards are revealed from a small deck. Each turn, each player can redeem two gifts to activate one card and perform the special action associated with it: make an extra dedication at the end of your turn, convert favor tokens into victory points, etc. These actions increase the variety and puzzle of the base game.

  • 11 wooden pavilions
  • 1 lake tile
  • 6 emperor cards
  • 5 wild lantern cards
  • 18 gift tokens
  • various scoring tokens
  • 1 rule book

2-4 players
Ages 8+
35 minute play time

Requires Lanterns to Play

Release Date: February 2017

Castles of Caladale

$30.00 SRP
In a forgotten time, when magic could move mountains, the Kingdom of Caladale was home to people of all kinds, living  in castles of unimaginable beauty. Yet, on one fateful night,  an ancient spell of great power was cast by one unable to control it.  By daybreak all of the castles were destroyed – their walls and towers torn apart, twisted  together and scattered across the land.

The people of Caladale must now rebuild, competing for walls and towers from the broken and twisted remains of each others homes to rebuild their castles and reclaim the glory of Caladale!

In Castles of Caladale, players lay tiles to construct beautiful castles, rebuilding the kingdom.  Working towards building the most complete and largest castle will earn players glory throughout the land!

  • 80 Castle Tiles
  • 4 Grass Tiles
  • 1 Double-sided Supply/Scoring Board
  • 4 Unique Character Figures (Wizard, Wizard's Apprentice, Gnome, Fairy)
  • 1 Sand Timer
  • 1 Rule book

1-4 players
Ages 8+
30 minute play time
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