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Newsletter 03/10/2019 - KeyForge , Marvel Champions & Crisis Protocol and more!
Thursday, 7 November 2019 | Russ
Welcome to our newsletter!
Oh my - it's getting on for Christmas already! It seems only a few weeks ago we were complaining about the Summer heatwave and suddenly it's less than 7 weeks until Christmas....I think we're going to put our Christmas tree up in store this weekend (or perhaps next weekend, I'm not sure when is the right time yet) - it seems shops do it earlier than you would at home, but it still feels too early for us - we've not even started our present shopping yet!
It looks like we are going to have some special gaming sessions over the festive period though - I think we're going to open Boxing Day, New Years Eve evening to see in the New Year and New Years Day if there's demand for it - some families have expressed interest as well as a few single gamers - it should be nice! If that sounds good to you and you're local, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more details soon!
Stop by the store/website for a browse, there's lots of new shinies on there, but here are some recent highlights....
KeyForge Worlds Collide (New Release, released tomorrow!)
The Crucible is about to be shaken up in Worlds Collide, the third age of KeyForge! In this continuation of the world’s first Unique Deck Game, two brand-new Houses enter the fray as 284 new cards are seamlessly integrated into the existing card pool. With new Houses come more new keyword abilities and new styles of play to create an entirely new collection of Archon Decks for you to discover, explore, and master!
We will have standard decks, deluxe decks (which included tokens for 1 player) and premium boxes (a nice storage box, along with 2 decks, 5 tuckboxes, chain dial, tokens and sticker sheet) on release day
*** Unfortunately the new Starter Sets have been delayed and haven't arrived with the distributor yet - we don't know yet whether the delay is a matter of days or weeks - but rest assured, as soon as we get those we'll get them out to you! ***
Marvel Champions : The Card Game (New Release, in stock now)
Iron Man and Black Panther team up to stop Rhino from rampaging through the streets of New York. Captain Marvel and Spider-Man battle Ultron as he threatens global annihilation. Do you have what it takes to join the ranks of these legendary heroes and become a champion?
Jump into the Marvel Universe with Marvel Champions: The Card Game, a cooperative Living Card Game for one to four players!
Marvel Champions: The Card Game invites players embody iconic heroes from the Marvel Universe as they battle to stop infamous villains from enacting their devious schemes.
As a Living Card Game, Marvel Champions is supported with regular releases of new product, including new heroes and scenarios—check out the products section at the bottom of this page to see everything announced so far!
Our Thoughts : We've only played one game of this so far and Marvel isn't a theme that appeals to me personally, but we enjoyed it - we need to play again to form a better opinion, but first impression is that it's pretty tight with agonising decisions due to the fact that to play a card you mostly have to pay for it by discarding other cards - and none of the cards appear to be bad so you have to weigh up which you think will help you most in beating the big bad and his minions :)
£49.99 (RRP is £59.99)
Marvel Crisis Protocol Starter Set (New Release, arriving Friday 15th November)
'Marvel: Crisis Protocol' is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Players assemble, paint, and collect an ever expanding line of highly detailed plastic miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters. Players choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel inspired dream team and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop where the very terrain itself can be thrown, crashed into, and destroyed during the super powered showdown.
2 Expansions will also be available at launch and are also available to order on our website : Hulk and MODOK
£72.99 (RRP is £89.99)
Escape Tales : Low Memory (New Release, in stock now)
Escape Tales: Low Memory is an escape room in card game form, with immersive exploration, no time limits when solving puzzles, and a collection of tough choices that will captivate and draw you deeply into a riveting story of a cyberpunk future. Low Memory is the next title in the Escape Tales product line — a standalone story that can be played and enjoyed without previous ownership of or familiarity with Escape Tales: The Awakening. All you need for a full, satisfying, narrative, and challenging experience is already here!
£21.99 (RRP is £23.99)
Unlock! 6 : Timeless Adventures (New Release, arriving next week)
Unlock! Timeless Adventures is the 6th Unlock! game and features three new "escape room" scenarios that you can play on your tabletop.
Unlock! is a co-operative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc. The three scenarios are
The Noside Show
Arsène Lupin and the Great White Diamond
Lost in the ChronoWarp
£23.99 (RRP is £26.99)
Arkham Horor : Final Hour (New Release, in stock now)
You arrived too late to stop the loathsome rite, and a monstrous, transdimensional Ancient One tears through reality. An iridescent rift slashes across the darkened skies, heralding the nightmarish creatures that pour into the hallowed buildings of Miskatonic University. As howls and screams cut through the night, there is only one path left for your fearless investigators—hold back the horde long enough to somehow reverse the summoning.
Arkham Horror: Final Hour is a fully cooperative, fast-paced board game for one to four players. An endless tide of monsters sweeps across the Miskatonic University campus, and you must hold them back, all while searching desperately for the ritual components you need to put an end to this insanity. Playable in under 60 minutes, your fate depends on cooperation between you and your fellow investigators. The odds against you are astronomical, but if you don’t succeed, this will indeed be the final hour for Arkham... and the world.
£32.99 (RRP is £38.99)
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Ooooh, and one last thing, we've added a small selection of Blood Bowl to our Warhammer range (including the starter set), a few more Beastgrave goodies and our general range is also getting updated over the next couple of days, so keep an eye on https://www.theboardgamehut.co.uk/games-workshop.html if you're into Games Workshop products :)
Best Wishes, Russ & Kelly