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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 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

New TANKS products from Gale Force 9!

October 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Order by Date: November 17, 2016GF9TANKS28TANKS: German Tiger 1$9.99 SRPThe German heavy Tigers were the tank the Allies most feared when they landed in Europe. With exceptional armor and mounting the impressive 8.8cm gun they were almos... [...]

New from GMT Games! 1846 Silver Bayonet, 25th Anniversary & C&C: Napoleonics Exp 6: Epic!

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: November 2016

Conquest of Paradise Deluxe 2nd Edition.

$57.00 SRP

Conquest of Paradise is a game of empire building in the Polynesian Triangle of the central Pacific Ocean for two, three, or four players.  Players explore the unknown ocean around them, hoping to discover the most lucrative island groups, and colonize them.  They build canoes and train warriors to create a force to defend their empire, while forging lines of communication with their developing discoveries.  Resources are scarce; using them wisely is the key to victory.  Investing resources into cultural innovations can yield unexpected dividends, like tattooing, hula dancing, surfing, or even the giant moai statues of Easter Island fame.

Conquest of Paradise is a well-tested, fast-playing design geared to appeal to players who enjoy games like New World, Civilization, and Conquistador.  You can learn the game in 10-15 minutes and finish a complete game in 60-90 minutes.


  • 1 Mounted Game Map
  • 30 Island Group Titles
  • 55 Arts & Culture Cards
  • 1 1/2 Counter Sheets of 1/2" and 5/8" counters
  • 1 Player's Manual (including a solitaire play section)
  • 72 wood village pieces (18 each in the four faction colors)
  • 4 Player Aid Cards


$69.00 SRP

1846 – the Midwest railroad boom has gone bust, leaving in its wake hundreds of failed local railroads. Sensing opportunity in the economic vacuum, five large eastern railroads (the New York Central, Erie, Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Ohio, and Grand Trunk out of Canada) seek dominance west of the Alleghenies. Can you, as a nineteenth century tycoon, knit together these profitable railroads with the Midwestern remnants to form the most profitable rail network stretching all the way to Chicago or St Louis?

1846 is an '18xx' game, one of many games by different designers inspired by Francis Tresham's 1829. However, 1846 has several unique features, such as its opening draft, variable setup, and a comparatively shorter game length, which is good for players new to 18xx. Play consists of alternating stock rounds with pairs of operating rounds. During stock rounds, players buy and sell shares, possibly launching new corporations. During operations, each railroad, with its majority stock holder (President) making all its decisions, lays track, builds stations, runs routes, declares dividends, and possibly buys bigger and better trains.


  • 17" x 22" mounted game board
  • 1 available corporation/stock mat
  • 7 corporate mats
  • 63 corporate stock certificates
  • 56 station/stock tokens
  • 27 train cards
  • 10 private company certificates
  • 5 blank player cards
  • 2 independent railroad train cards
  • 1 Priority Deal card
  • 117 track tiles
  • Play money
  • 12 page rules folder

Release Date: December 2016

Silver Bayonet 25th Anniversary

$55.00 SRP

Between October 23 and November 25, 1965, a desperate struggle between a full North Vietnamese Army Division and the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division took place west of Pleiku in Vietnam's Central highlands.  Silver Bayonet is a company-level game focusing on this pivotal conflict.

This is the 25th Anniversary of GMT Games, to celebrate this new edition of the first GMT product released back in 1990.  Updated streamlines rules, improved maps and components.


  • One mounted map board
  • 1 1/2 counter sheets of 9/16" counters
  • Rules Booklet
  • 13 Scenarios
  • Rules Booklet
  • 11 8.5" x 11" Player Aid Cards
  • 4 11"x17" Player Aid Cards
  • Ten Sided Die

2 Players, standard scenarios can be played solitaire.

Command & Colors: Napoleonics Expansion 6: Epic

$75.00 SRP

EPIC Napoleonics is the sixth expansion for GMT's Commands & Colors Napoleonics game system. EPIC Napoleonics allows for fighting larger battles with more units.  EPIC Napoleonics is actually two game systems in one–the Epic Battles system, and the La Grande Battles system. Although the scope of our Napoleonic game has changed size wise, the historical feel and the basic rules of play, for the most part, remain the same. To experience the maximum enjoyment with these two new Napoleonic game formats, both EPIC Napoleonics and La Grande Battles scenarios are best played using the Command card and Tactician card decks that were part of the Generals, Marshals and Tacticians expansion.

Included in this expansion are six standard sized scenarios that focus on key phases of the battle of Austerlitz, 2 December 1805. This expansion also features 12 EPIC sized engagements and two La Grande Battle scenarios. Also included are two double-sided mounted maps. The EPIC sided battlefield is larger,  and at 11 hexes deep by 20 hexes wide, it is almost double the size of the standard size battlefield of 9 hexes deep by 13 hexes wide. When laid side-by-side to form the La Grande battlefield, the battle area is a whopping 11 hexes deep by 26 hexes wide.

Knowing that it is not always easy to muster eight players, the EPIC Napoleonic game is set up to play very well by just two players. Or if players so desire, the EPIC game, can in fact, be expanded to include four and even six players.


  • 1 Rule and Scenarios Booklet
  • 6 double-sided Epic Scenario Sheets (12 scenarios)
  • 1 Double-sided La Grande Scenario Sheets (2 La Grande Scenarios)
  • 2 Battlefield map boards
  • 3 Terrain Card Sheets
  • 33 double-sided Terrain Tiles
  • 54 Victory Banners
  • 12 Garrison Markers
  • 12 Square Counters
  • 8 Battle Dice and Labels
  • Over 150 Unit Blacks and Label sheets

In order to play many of the scenarios in this expansion you will need a copy of the Commands & Colors Napoleonic game and the Spanish, Russian, Austrian, and Prussian expansions.

Upcoming titles from Stronghold Games!

October 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Street Date: November 23, 2016SG4004The Fog of War$59.95 SRPFor months you've been planning and gathering forces for the largest invasion of the war. Your opponent knows that you are preparing a major strike, but do they know where? Suddenly you rec... [...]

New Star Wars Rebel Pop! Figures From Funko!

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

Release Date: November 2016Pop!: Star Wars RebelsAnnouncing the full line of Star Wars Rebels Pop! figures! The whole crew of the Ghost starship is in this line, including the young Jedi Ezra, and his mentor Kanan!They're joined by Sabine, the weapo... [...]

Upcoming titles from Cryptozoic Games!

October 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Street Date: November 09, 2016

Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game

$40.00 SRP

The last human city is under attack by giant, fearsome Titans and it's up to your team to stop them! Based on the action from the world-renown Attack on Titan anime and manga series, you and your fellow players will battle relentless Titans for humanity's very survival in this cooperative deck-building game. Collect the weapons and tactics you need, then test your mettle on  the wall before it's too late.

Play as Eren, Mikasa, Armin and many others as you struggle to keep the Titans at bay. New to this Cerberus Engine game is movement. The location of your Hero in the game area matters. Protect the walls or watch them crumble. But do not lose hope, no matter the odds and no matter who among you falls to the onslaught. It may soon be up to you to land the killing blow that will turn the tide of battle...

  • 188 Game Cards
  • 8 Oversized Hero Cards
  • 5 Wall Sections
  • 10 Wall Tokens
  • 8 Character Standees
  • 5 Plastic Standee Bases
  • 1 Turn Marker
  • 1 Rulebook

Release Date: December 2016

Ghostbusters: The Board Game II

$90.00 SRP

Building on its highly-regarded predecessor, this massive stand-alone expansion has 1-4 players taking on the roles of the Ghostbusters as they investigate the Mood Slime that has flooded the city, causing earthquakes and riots in an attempt to bring Vigo and his minions back. Inspired by the Ghostbusters movies, comics, and toy lines, the Campaigns have you taking on the Scoleri brothers, riding the Statue of Liberty, and battling through Vigo's Ghost army. The numerous new Ghosts, enemy types, and Bosses will make busting an exhilarating challenge!

Release Date: January 2017

Spyfall 2

$25.00 SRP

The hit social party game of 2015 & 2016 is back with more of everything you loved about the first game! More players, more spies, more locations, and more terribly vague answers to half-baked questions!

SPYFALL is an easy-to-learn card game of bluffing, probing questions, clever answers, and suspicion. At the start of each round, players receive a secret card letting them know where they are—a vineyard, jail, coal mine, gas station (20 unique locations!)—Except that one player receives the SPY card instead of the location. The spy doesn't know where he is, but wins the round if he can figure it out before he blows his cover!

New to this expansion:
Now games might feature TWO SPIES! When one tries to guess the location, the other one takes a guess as well. Now up to 12 players can play at once! Bigger games means more finger-pointing and shenanigans. 20 new locations adds tons of crazy new fun!

Batman Almost Got 'Im

$20.00 SRP

The villains of Gotham City have gathered for a poker night and to share stories about the time they nearly dispensed with that troublesome caped crusader, Batman. Little do they know that the Dark Knight is in their midst, disguised as one of their own. Will the rogues be able to suss out the bat in their belfry before he clandestinely subdues them?

This variant on the popular Werewolf-style deduction game, inspired by the memorable Batman The Animated Series episode "Almost Got 'Im", adds a poker element to the proceedings, requiring participants to craft poker hands to activate their special abilities when the lights go out. Take on the personas of classic Batman baddies in a game where everyone has something to hide and no one is safe.

With Poker hands guiding the action players have something to talk about. Everyone has an important role. No bystanders in this game! Too often, social deduction games begin with random accusations just to get the ball rolling. Not so here. Players can request Poker cards from other players, and often see what cards other players are taking. Enemies are made when someone takes the card you wanted now you have a reason to be suspicious of another player!

Street Date: January 15, 2017

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand - Tactical Board Game

$35.00 SRP

It's all come down to this. Titans have broken through Wall Maria and are heading for the supply depot in Trost. If the depot falls, all the resources needed to continue fighting off these monstrous aberrations will be destroyed and all hope for the last remnants of mankind will be lost. It's up to you and your team to fend off and fell the Titans before they can succeed! Are you ready for the last stand?

Play as your favorite Attack on Titan Character... or as the Titan!

During each round of the game, the Titan player chooses two Attack cards to play: One face up and one face down. The other players then roll their dice and try to avoid these Attacks, but knowing only what one of them is. The other will be a surprise, so players will have to use their wits to figure out what they need to avoid it. Protect your very lives and the castle walls to save the day!

Positioning is key! The Titan and the castle walls create a vertical playing surface. Move your character up and down as you see fit to avoid Attacks, or tactically position yourself to land a devastating blow on the Titan. Tactics Cards can be revealed and utilized or passed on until later. Your goal is to weaken the Titan so that it's susceptible to a kill shot. But watch out! The Titan has lots of tricks waiting for you...
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