collectible games

Marvel Dice Masters is a competitive game for 2 players where each player assumes the role of a mastermind directing their teams in battle against an opponent. The next release cycle of Marvel Dice Masters is expected January 2018 and includes both Draft Sets and Gravity Feeds and will mostly feature characters from The Mighty Thor comic book universe.

“New Asgardians, new villains, new weapons and new ways to play will have fans crossing the Bifrost to pick theirs up. In addition to Asgardian heroes and villains, you can count on versions of Spider-Man, The Hulk, and Iron Man that have never been seen before in Dice Masters!”

There will be more than 30 heroes and villains in the set which you can obtain from Foil Packs found in Gravity Feeds. Each Foil Pack has two cards, 2 matching dice, and a rules insert. Gravity Feeds have 90 Foil Packs.

The Draft Packs contain the following:

  • 2 Basic Action Cards
  • 12 Character or Action Cards
  • 24 dice (2 to match each character or action card)
  • 1 rules insert

A starter set is required in order to play the game in addition to this expansion. Characters are then immediately playable when obtained from a Foil Pack.

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Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new collectible dice and card game with a November arrival. Star Wars: Destiny allows players to create their dream team of Hero OR Villain partnerships (but not both on the same team). In this two player battle game, combine two characters from one side to create your team. Choose from characters spanning the entire Star Wars cannon from The Phantom Menace to The Force Awakens.

At launch there will be the Kylo Ren Starter Set, Rey Starter Set, and Awakenings Booster Packs. Starter set contain 24 fixed cards and nine premium dice, while booster packs contain 5 random cards and a premium die. In addition to the two characters and dice, each player will also have a custom deck containing event, support, and upgrade cards, some of which resolve and are removed, while others will persist from turn to turn.

Characters fall into three factions: Force, Command, and Rogue, and the choice of a players team, will focus their strategy. Players will each bring a Battlefield card to the game, and before the first turn will roll to determine who’s Battlefield the duel will take place. Using the Battlefield is an integral part of timing and strategy.

Head to Fantasy Flight’s website for more details and to read the full announcement. I for one, hope to see an epic battle between Han/Chewbacca and Boba/Jengo Fett.

 

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The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design has announced the nominees for the 42nd Annual Origins Awards. The Academy is a network made up of gaming professionals with the aim of promoting innovation and excellence in games.

The winner for each category will be voted on by members of the Academy. Additionally there is a fan favourite award in each category that is voted on by visitors to the Origins Games Fair. The winners will be presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on Saturday June 18th at 7:00pm at the show.

The full list of nominees is below or for more information please see http://www.originsawards.net

Board Games

  • Champions of Midgard                
  • La Granja                                            
  • New York 1901                                 
  • Orleans                                               
  • Star Wars: Imperial Assault        

Card Games

  • 7 Wonders Duel
  • The Grizzled
  • Medieval Academy
  • Welcome to the Dungeon          

Miniatures Games

  •  Frostgrave
  • Guild Ball                                           
  • Star Wars Armada                          
  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar      
  • Wrath of Kings                                 

Collectible Games

  • DC Comics Dice Masters: War of Light   
  • Force of Will                                     
  • Yugi’s Legendary Decks                               

Family Games

  •  Codenames
  • Co-Mix
  • Dohdles!
  • Fuse 
  • Me Want Cookies

The full list of nominees is below or for more information please see http://www.originsawards.net