Journey Into Nyx

 

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This weekend marks the prerelease of the new Magic set, Journey into Nyx.

We will be running three events over the prerelease weekend:

- Midnight, 26 April 2014 (following Friday Night Magic);

- Six PM, 27 April 2014; and

- Six PM, 28 April 2014 (our 2-headed Giant event).

Cost for any event is $30, which will get you a Prerelease Pack containing: 2 Journey into Nyx boosters, 1 Born of the Gods booster, 2 Theros boosters and a special seeded booster. These are the elements from which you will construct your deck. You will also receive a promo card, an activity card, a spindown counter, and a special Hero Equipment card.  You can find more information at http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/296&dcmp=ilc-mtgrss#experience

In addition, we will be hosting open dueling during all these events – grab an intro deck and find a friend to battle against!

 Also, with this event you will continue to Choose Your Path, as you did with the Theros and Born of the Gods events. The Hero Equipment Card mentioned as part of the prerelease pack  is a different kind of card that you can only collect as part of the Hero’s Path campaign. Each is unique, with different abilities – not a Magic card, but one with Magic-like abilities that is unique to the Hero’s Path. (Any associated Hero’s Path activity is also inside your pack.) For Born of the Gods, you will forge a Godslayer based on the Mana colour of your prerelease pack: White – Forged in Glory, Blue – Forged in Intellect, Black – Forged in Tyranny, Red – Forged in War, and Green – Forged in Pursuit. Follow the Hero’s Path activities to claim up to three stickers in reward, allowing you to customize your weapon!

There are a total of twenty-one hero cards, seven for each set in the Theros block. Five of these are available as part of the special Pre-release packs, one is part of the Release event, and one is only available during Game Day play. The Journey into Nyx Hero Cards comprise 15 through 21 of the set. You don’t have to select the same colours for this release as you have previously, so have fun with it!

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Don’t forget, too, that we are taking preorders for full booster boxes of Journey into Nyx at $100. Just let us know before April 30th to make sure you’re on the list!

 

Tabletop Day!

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This Saturday, April 5th, we will be participating in International Tabletop Day!

For those not “in the know”, Tabletop is a webcast produced by the Geek and Sundry folks, featuring Wil Wheaton and a rotating cast of celebrity geeks playing some great board games.

Kicking off at noon, we’ll be running demos of some of the great games featured on (or soon to be featured on) the Tabletop webcast, plus giving away lots of swag!

In addition, we are going to host a huge board game sale at the same time! Save 20% off any Tabletop-featured game, and 10% off any other board game in the store. (We have great stock on the Tabletop games right now, but if we run out we will happily issue rainchecks for those items.)

Now’s your chance to stock up on some great unplugged games!

Born of the Gods Prerelease

BotG  Magic Players – the time has come for the prerelease of Born of the Gods!

We will be running three events over the prerelease weekend:

- Midnight, 1 February 2014 (following Friday Night Magic);

- Six PM, 1 February 2014; and

- Six PM, 2 February 2014 (our 2-headed Giant event).

Cost for any event is $30, which will get you a Prerelease Pack containing: 3 Theros boosters, 2 Born of the Gods boosters, and a special seeded booster, from which you will construct your deck. You will also receive a promo card, an activity card, a spindown counter, and a special Hero card.  You can find more information at http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/events.aspx?x=mtgcom/events/prerelease-facts.

The Born of the Gods Prerelease allows players to continue their journey down the Hero’s Path. There are five Prerelease Packs to choose from; each color is associated with a particular Heroic Path: White – Lead, Blue – Outwit, Black – Dominate, Red – Conquer, and Green – Thrive.

 With this event, you will continue to Choose Your Path, as you did with the Theros events. The Hero Card mentioned as part of the prerelease pack  is a different kind of card that you can only collect as part of the Hero’s Path campaign. Each Hero Card is unique, with different abilities – not a Magic card, but one with Magic-like abilities. Hero Cards have no colour, nor are they artifacts. They have a special type, “Hero”, that is unique to the Hero’s Path. (Any associated Hero’s Path activity is also inside that pack.)

There are a total of twenty-one hero cards, seven for each set in the Theros block. Five of these are available as part of the special Pre-release packs, one is part of the Release event, and one is only available during Game Day play. The Born of the Gods Hero Cards comprise 8 through 14 of the set.

Join in the fun at any or all prerelease events!

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Legacy of the Valiant

Yu-Gi-Oh! fans – clear your schedules for this Saturday, January 19th… it’s the Sneak Peek event for Legacy of the Valiant!

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Your $25 entry fee gets you five packages of the new set, plus a special promo card, Sylvan Bladefender! This set introduces a brand-new Plant theme and adds more Monarch cards for a totally different dueling experience. You can read more about the set, and about Sneak Peeks in general, at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/sneakpeek/sneakpeek_info.html – then join us Saturday!

In addition, we will be randomly drawing to give away four exclusive Legacy of the Valiant playmats, so come out for a afternoon of dueling, trading and fun!

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See you there!

Wasgij!

We just received a shipment of new Wasgij puzzles. These are great, colourful cartoon puzzles – with a special twist. So what is a Wasgij, you ask?

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http://www.wasgij.co.uk/ has the answer:

“The Wasgij range has a different set of rules when it comes to jigsaws – instead of following tradition and asking puzzlers to piece together the same image as that printed on the box, Wasgij truly broke the mould – by challenging puzzlers to use their imagination!

There are four different concepts in the Wasgij range .  They are very different from each other, but with one common theme – the picture on the box is not the picture you will be puzzling! The first concept, released in 1997, was Wasgij Original – the brainteaser puzzle that requires puzzlers to use their imagination (and a few clues provided) to put themselves in the position of a particular character that appears in the picture shown on the box. Once the puzzler  has done this, they need to imagine what that character is looking at in front of them – that is the image they must piece together.  The addictive concept is designed to keep the puzzler guessing right up until they have completed the puzzle and is the reason why Wasgij is the brand it is today.

But having just the Wasgij Original concept wasn’t enough for Jumbo – they wanted to go one and even two pieces further – welcome the creation of Wasgij Destiny that was then followed a couple of years later by Wasgij Mystery.

Wasgij Destiny is the ‘Time Travelling’ concept where puzzlers must use their imagination to piece together what they think the scene and characters shown on the box will look like in the modern day. The third concept in the current range is Wasgij Mystery – with this one puzzlers have to use their imagination and piece together what will happen within the next few minutes to the characters shown in the box image.”

Learn more at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hclNlYG1jDk,  then come in and grab one for yourself, or for the discriminating puzzler on your Christmas list!

 

It’s that time of year…

Our Holiday Wish lists are cialis 20mg tablets back!

Here’s how it works: come into the store and ask for a Wish List form.

Fill it out with your name, and list anything you’d really like for Christmas on it. Then give it back to us.

We keep the lists on file, and you can tell your friends and family that you’ve filled out a GameShelf Wish List. When folks come in looking for gifts to buy for you, we can refer to the list and help them find the games you really want, and bypass things others may have already bought for you (we cross things off as they’re bought, so you don’t end up with six playmats or four copies of Munchkin!).

And if they buy you something off your Wish List, they immediately save 5% off the regular retail cost!

Remember, too, we match any locally advertised price on in-stock items – so now you save even more.

You can also download a .pdf copy of the Wish List here:

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Shadow Specters Sneak Peek!

Appropriately for the season, vampires and zombies have taken over the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game! Read more at: http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/events/sneakpeek/sneakpeek_info.html and check out the whole set at: http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Shadow_Specters

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Join us at 1 PM Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd (while supplies last) for the Shadow Specters Sneak Peek! Each $25 entry gets you five packs, plus a foil GhostRick Ghoul and a chance at one of two exclusive Sneak Peek playmats per event.

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Spooky fun!

Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-leggity Beasties -

And especially things  that go bump in the night – are all on sale from now until October 31st!

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Yes, you can put a little horror into your gaming for Hallowe’en for 20% off the sticker price of all horror, spooky, eldritch, zombie and/or creepy items.

Favourites like Last Night on Earth, Mansions of Madness, and even Munchkin Cthulhu are all included. Check out the Munchkin Tricky Treats mini-expansion, the latest in the Zombies!! line (we’re up to Zombies!! 12 now) or horror/supernatural themed RPGs like the World of Darkness titles or The Ghosts of Albion.

You want zombies? We have both flavours of the Walking Dead – television and graphic novel – as  games! Kids games? Check out Ghooost!, Spooky Stairs or Vampires of the Night (which features a glow-in-the-dark, 3- dimensional board for tons of frighteningly good fun!).

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You could even make a case for Castle Ravenloft, the Pathfinder Undead Horde miniatures or even the Warhammer Vampire Counts. If it’s macabre, chilling or even downright horrifying – it’s on sale. Funny horror? Sure. Cute horror? No problem. Downright adorable elder gods? You bet!

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Boo!

 

Theros

Theros_HerosPath_longTheros is upon us!

It is time to embark upon the Hero’s Path! The Hero’s Path is a series of nine quests, three arcs for each of the three sets in the Theros block. And it all starts with the Theros pre-release this upcoming weekend. You can get yourself up to speed with this Theros Pre-release Primer.

We will be running a midnight pre-release that begins at 12 midnight on Saturday, following Friday Night Magic, for your first chance at the new cards. For those who prefer to maintain their sleep and work schedules, we will be running two other events – Saturday at 6PM, and a two-headed giant event on Sunday at 6PM. All events are sealed, using the special Theros Pre-release packs.

Yes, this weekend you must get ready to Choose Your Path. Inside the Prerelease pack you purchase for use in the tournament, you will receive a Hero Card. A Hero Card is different kind of card that you can only collect as part of the Hero’s Path campaign. Each Hero Card is unique, with different abilities – not a Magic card, but one with Magic-like abilities. Hero Cards have no colour, nor are they artifacts. They have a special type, “Hero”, that is unique to the Hero’s Path. (Any associated Hero’s Path activity is also inside that pack.)

There are a total of twenty-one hero cards, seven for each set in the Theros block. Five of these are available as part of the special Pre-release packs, one is part of the Release event, and one is only available during Game Day play.

You use Hero Cards as part of your deck in a special experience later in the campaign called a Challenge Deck.

More information is available at http://www.wizards.com/Magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/HerosPathFAQ.

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Keep in mind that we are also offering our pre-order special – from now until the release date (September 27th), we will be taking pre-orders for booster boxes at $100 per box (including the “Buy a Box Promo”, Sylvan Caryatid, while supplies last)!

Details of all the Theros promos can be found at http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1312.

 

Heroes vs Monsters

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Heroes vs Monsters released today! It contains six preview cards from the upcoming Theros set, your very first chance to play with the set’s new cards. Included are six “new-art” cards and three arts that have never been seen in physical form before.

In addition to this, the Duel Deck contains a Magic “learn to play” guide, a strategy inset, and two creature tokens. On sale today for $19.95!

Heroes Deck (white splashed with red)

Lands
2 Boros Guildgate
11 Mountain
2 New Benalia
9 Plains

Creatures
1 Anax and Cymede
2 Armory Guard
1 Auramancer
1 Cavalry Pegasus
1 Dawnstrike Paladin
1 Fencing Ace
1 Figure of Destiny
2 Freewind Equenaut
1 Gustcloak Sentinel
1 Kamahl, Pit Fighter
1 Nobilis of War
1 Somberwald Vigilante
2 Stun Sniper
1 Sun Titan
1 Thraben Valiant
1 Truefire Paladin

Spells
1 Battle Mastery
1 Bonds of Faith
2 Condemn
1 Daily Regimen
1 Griffin Guide
1 Magma Jet
1 Miraculous Recovery
1 Moment of Heroism
1 Ordeal of Purphoros
1 Pay No Heed
1 Pyrokinesis
1 Righteousness
1 Smite the Monstrous
1 Stand Firm
1 Undying Rage
1 Winds of Rath

Monsters Deck (red/green)

Lands
11 Forest
2 Kazandu Refuge
2 Llanowar Reborn
10 Mountain
1 Skarrg, the Rage Pits

Creatures
2 Blood Ogre
1 Conquering Manticore
1 Crater Hellion
1 Crowned Ceratok
2 Deadly Recluse
1 Deus of Calamity
1 Ghor-Clan Savage
2 Gorehorn Minotaurs
1 Kavu Predator
1 Krosan Tusker
1 Orcish Lumberjack
1 Polukranos, World Eater
1 Satyr Hedonist
1 Skarrgan Firebird
1 Skarrgan Skybreaker
1 Troll Ascetic
2 Valley Rannet
1 Zhur-Taa Druid

Spells
1 Beast Within
1 Destructive Revelry
1 Dragon Blood
1 Fires of Yavimaya
2 Prey Upon
1 Pyroclasm
1 Regrowth
1 Shower of Sparks
1 Terrifying Presence
2 Volt Charge

Read more at http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/261

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