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Board Game Arrivals (Week of November 7)

ComicReaders received several new board games this week and several bestselling games were restocked after being unavailable for a number of months.

NEW ARRIVALS

Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails (read more)

Overkill The Halloween Slasher Party Game: Arguably two weeks late (because Halloween was almost two weeks ago), Overkill is a party game driven by cards where you compete to create the most ridiculous horror-movie inspired kill.

Tiny Epic Western: The Tiny Epic family of board games is a well-reviewed series of games that apply various genres onto a core set of game mechanics. Tiny Epic is often a Kickstarter darling and it was no different with Tiny Epic Western. If you missed the Kickstarter do not despair because the game is now available at ComicReaders.

Burger Up: Did you ever flip burgers at a fast food joint or work a grill at a greasy spoon? Well, now you relieve those halycon days with Burger Up, a card matching puzzle game that looks to recreate the art of making burgers. There is an expansion out, too: Burgers of the World!

Zany Penguins: In this card game, your tribe of penguins is trying to take over the control of Earth. Unfortunately, other players’ tribes want to do this, too. This looks like a crazy little game for the family.

Junk Art: There are 10 different ways to play this game all out of the one box, all based on the idea of building “art” out of junk– the junk being wooden pieces of various shapes, sizes and colours. We here at ComicReaders dig a good dexterity game. Junk Art looks like it wants to be in the same family as Bandau, Hamsterolle, Villa Paletti, and others games of that ilk.

Escape from Colditz Anniversary Edition: One player are the German guards. The other players are officers hoping to get their prisoners to escape the infamous Nazi prison Colditz. This classic from the 70s gets a deluxe anniversary printing. The original game was developed by Brian Degas in collaboration with Major P R Reid, a British Army officer who was held at and eventually escaped the real Colditz Castle.

Arkham Horror The Card Game: Arkham Horror is the latest edition to Fantasy Flight Games’ series of Living Card Games (LCG). This family of games already includes Netrunner, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. To us, Arkham Horror seems like a replacement for the discontinued Call of Cthulhu (LCG).

The Others: CMON Limited (Cool Mini Or Not) has enjoyed numerous successes with their miniatures-based board games such as Blood Rage, Zombicide and Zombicide Black Plague. The Others is one of their more recent releases which was originally a Kickstarter but is now available in stores such as ComicReaders. A very detailed description of the game came be found on BoardGameGeek.com.

The Mysterious Forest: The Mysterious Forest is a cooperative memory game inspired by The Wormworld Saga.

Queen Games Releases: Other new releases this week include a number of games from Queen Games, including London Markets, Liguria, World Monuments, and Risky Adventure.

HOT RESTOCKS

Camel Up: You are spectators to a Camel race, placing bets on the outcome and manipulating the progress of the race. A fantastic party game that does not feel like a party game.

Carcassonne Big Box: This edition of the “Big Box” contains Carcassonne, 7-8 player extension, The River, Inns & Cathedrals, Trades & Builders, Wheel of Fortune, and Hills & Sheep.

T.I.M.E Stories: You are members of a team of psychic, time-travelling investigators charged with sending your consciousness into the past to prevent a temporal calamities. When you play this game, you will fail, and then you restart the game, taking what you’ve learned to advance the game. And then you fail. And then you take what you learned to advance the game. You do this until you succeed. And then you go buy one of the expansions which presents you with a new case to unravel. T.I.M.E Stories is the game no one talks about because they don’t want to ruin the experience for you.

Karuba: This 2016 Spiel des Jahres nominee has sold out almost immediately the two previous times we received it. If you’ve been wanting this one please don’t wait too long to pick it up.

Note: ComicReaders receives new product several times during any given week. We do not post all new releases or all restocked games, comic, graphic novels, toys, etc. The best way to see our selection is to visit our stores. You can also call with inquires. 

Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails

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Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails is the latest edition to the Ticket to Ride family of board games.  This stand-alone game includes a world map, meaning you will have to move across water, which is where sails come in. Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails has similar game mechanics as classic Ticket to Ride, but some new mechanics, too, including separate train and ships decks, and some route cards that include more than 2 cities.

We anticipate Ticket to Ride: Rails & Sails to be a hot item during the holiday shopping season. Ticket to Ride has been a best-selling game for families during this period for several years so we expect the same for Rails & Sails.

Magic: The Gathering League

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ComicReaders Downtown is starting a MTG League that will run every Saturday in November 2016 from 12pm – 5pm. Details can be found on SaskGames.com and ComicReaders’ MTG Facebook page, including format, entry fee and prize list. ComicReaders’ participation in this League gives us access to 30 premium, foil, double-sided, promo token cards. These will arrive after the League wraps, but will be reserved for active participants of the League. (Any extras will be used as prizes at future events.) You can sign-up for the League by expressing your interest at FNM, contacting the store through social media or old school telephone (306-779-0900).

Recommended Picks For February 20, 2013

Justice League America 1Hot Pick!
Justice League Of America #1
DC Comics

(W) Geoff Johns
(A/Cover) David Finch

The march toward Trinity War begins with part one of “World’s Most Dangerous”! Green Lantern! Green Arrow! Catwoman! Katana! Vibe! Hawkman! Stargirl! They aren’t the world’s greatest super heroes-they’re the most dangerous! But why does a team like the JLA need to exist? What is their ultimate mission? And who is pulling the strings? Plus: Find out why Martian Manhunter is the most dangerous of them all. Period.

Price: $3.99

Goon 12Recommended Pick!
The Goon Volume 12: Them That Raised Us Lament TP
Dark Horse Comics

(W/A) Eric Powell

Zombie rockabillies, superheroes with hilarious gay abandon, and the tragicomedy of carny folk are just a few bizarre tales in this new Goon collection from Dark Horse Comics! See why Eric Powell has won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication and Best Ongoing Series! This volume collects The Goon #38-#41.

Price: $16.99

Recommended Picks For February 6, 2013

Fearless Defenders 1Hot Pick!
The Fearless Defenders #1
Marvel Comics

(W) Cullen Bunn
(A) Will Sliney
(CA) Mark Brooks

New Team! New Villains! New Creators! Valkyrie and Misty Knight are the Fearless Defenders and not since Power Man and Iron Fist has an unlikely duo kicked this much-well, you know. Writer Cullen Bunn (Venom, The Sixth Gun, The Fearless) and new-to-Marvel artist Will Sliney (MacGyver, Star Wars) bring you the book everyone is going to be talking about on Thursday morning.

Price: $2.99

Red Team 1Recommended Pick!
GARTH ENNIS RED TEAM #1 (MR)
DYNAMIC FORCES
(W) Garth Ennis
(A) Craig Cermak
(CA) Howard Chaykin, Ryan Sook

Part one: The First-Timers. Eddie Mellinger, Trudy Giroux, Duke Wylie and George Winburn are Red Team: the NYPD’s elite anti-narcotics unit. They’ve taken down one drug lord after another with a careful blend of meticulous surveillance and applied violence, but their latest case has even them stumped. Their frustration leads them to take extreme measures- setting them on a path from which there can be no coming back. As they’re about to discover, doing the wrong thing can be very, very seductive.

$3.99

Recommended Picks For January 30, 2013

Hot Pick!Avengers 4
Avengers #4 Now
Marvel Comics

(W) Jonathan Hickman
(A) Adam Kubert
(CA) Dustin Weaver

“The Death And Resurrection Of Major Titans.” The Secret Origin of Hyperion. The Legacy of the Garden unfolds in the Savage Land. “We’ll have to field test our theories here. NOW.” –Dr. Deeds

 

Price: $3.99

 

Recommended Pick!Justice League HC 2
Justice League Volume 2: The Villain’s Journey HC
DC Comics

(W) Geoff Johns
(A) Jim Lee & Various
(Cover) Jim Lee, Scott Williams

Now that the team’s origin story is complete, we shift to the present-day Justice League! What has changed? Who has joined the team since? And why does Green Arrow want to join those ranks so badly? Plus, someone is out to get the Justice League, and he is determined to show the world how mortal these godlike beings really are! Collects Justice League #7-12.

Price: $24.99

Recommended Picks For January 9, 2013

Superior Spider-Man 1Hot Pick!
Superior Spider-Man #1 Now
Marvel Comics

(W) Dan Slott
(A/Cover) Ryan Stegman

THEN!…Peter Parker spent a lifetime living up to the responsibilities his powers foisted upon him but his Amazing story finally ended dramatically in the historic Spider-Man #700. NOW!…The new Amazing Spider-Man has arrived and he is better in every single way. Smarter, stronger…Superior.

 

Price: $3.99

 

Star Wars 1Recommended Pick!
Star Wars #1
Dark Horse Comics

(W) Brian Wood
(A) Carlos D’anda
(Cover) Alex Ross

This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star-when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen! Includes free digital download coupons in the first three issues!

Price: $2.99

Comics Shipping November 21, 2012

New Releases For 11/21/2012

Every week, PREVIEWSworld announces which comics, graphic novels, toys and other pop-culture merchandise will arrive at your local comic shop. The products will be on sale in comic shops on the indicated date. This list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

PREVIEWSworld now denotes if a title is available through Diamond Digital. Books marked with a [DIG] code after the title can be purchased through your local comic shop as a digital download, and books marked with a [DIG/D+] code are available as a print/digital combo pack.

PREMIER PUBLISHERS

DARK HORSE COMICS

JUL120045 ANGEL & FAITH TP VOL 02 DADDY ISSUES $17.99
SEP120040 BALTIMORE PLAY ONE SHOT $3.50
JUL128220 BETTIE PAGE RULES TP (NEW PTG) $22.99
SEP120041 BPRD 1948 #2 $3.50
SEP120029 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #4 FRISON CVR $2.99
SEP120020 DARK HORSE PRESENTS #18 $7.99
SEP120039 EDGAR ALLAN POE CONQUEROR WORM ONE SHOT $3.99
AUG120056 GOON #43 $3.50
AUG128026 GOON TP VOL 00 ROUGH STUFF REVISED ED (NEW PTG) $16.99
JUL120060 MARKED MAN HC $14.99
JUL120027 NEXUS OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $24.99
SEP120021 NUMBER 13 #0 $3.99
SEP120052 STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE HARD TARGETS #2 $2.99
JUL120062 TRIGUN MAXIMUM OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $19.99
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