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QUICK REVIEW TUESDAY

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Published By Daniel

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This week's Quick Review Tuesday is being brought to you by the fact that this game finally came back into stock today at the shop, after being out of print for a long while. So, here goes, enjoy!

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre
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If the name and the awesome/chaotic art work of Nick Edwards on the cover of this game haven't piqued your interest yet then let me tell you a little about this fantastic card game from Cryptozoic Entertainment. Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre is a humorous, violent and fun-filled game of battling wizards trying to become the ultimate battle wizard.

Players take on the the role of one of the 8 wizards by taking their over-sized card, outside of artwork, there is nothing different from the wizards, this is just a life tracking over-sized card for each player. Then, by using cards from their hands, these wizards conjure spells to try to blast the other players into the afterlife. Oh, did you die this round? Not to worry, that just gives you a little bit of an edge for the next round with your dead wizard card you gained. The players will do this to each other, round after round, until one of them has earned two 'Last Wizard Standing' tokens, then they are awarded the winner.

This game is so much fun to play and has an entertaining mechanic to keep you focused on how to make the best spell possible. Spells are created by the cards in your hand and are seperated into three categories, Source, Quality and Delivery, all which are depicted with an icon on the bottom right of the cards. Also the use of 'Glyphs', small images on the bottom of the left of the cards can increase the power of your spells. A spell can be created using any combination of these cards (as long as you don't repeat any of the categories, i.e. Source and another Source, etc.). You can have a spell using one, two or three card combinations. And, finally the use of dice rolling on charts from certain cards to detail exactly what happens to your opponents, makes for a enjoyable experience! 

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, is a top pick for me for something different and unique for a party-style card game. It plays 2 to 6 players and averages around 30-60 minutes. So, who's going to be the ultimate battle wizard amongst your gaming group? Pick up your copy of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre now and find out, it's available at Gamescape for $29.99.

 

 

JOURNEY INTO NYX PRE-RELEASE

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Published By Daniel

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This weekend is the pre-release event of the last set of the Magic the Gathering: Theros block, with Journey of the Nyx, and Gamescape will be hosting a weekend of tournaments. For all the details head HERE to see what we're doing. Wanna sign-up? We still have slots available, but they'll be gone soon! Makes sure to contact the store via phone or email to sign-up! See you this weekend.

 

 

WE'LL BE HERE...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Published By Daniel

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PS: You should be there too! 

 

 

BOARD GAME IT UP TONIGHT!

Monday, April 21, 2014
Published By Daniel

Did you read the latest Gamescape Staff Picks for April yet? Played any of those games? If you answered no to the second question, then come on down to the shop tonight for board game night at Gamescape!

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KICKSTARTER MONDAY

Monday, April 21, 2014
Published By Daniel

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This weeks KickStarter Monday is a good one! It was tough to find my usual two games that I feel deserve your attention. So, what I am going to do is, give you my usual two that made the cut and then links to two other games that I think you should just check out. All sound great, in my opinion!

Dragon Slayer: The Dice Game with a Twist
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Dragon Slayer, from Indie Boards & Cards, is a fast paced dice of pressing your luck, doing your best to slay as many of the dragons as you can. Sound familiar? Well, the fun part, that makes this dice game different from the rest, is it's 'twist' factor. That twist is when you choose to stop hunting and collect your score, the other players can challenge you to continue on, by offering you more points! So, what do you do, play it safe and keep the meager score you collected, or do you press forward, and show your opponents who the true dragon slayer is? If you backed Indie Boards & Cards earlier Kickstarter for COUP: REFORMATION, then they have a special price of Dragon Slayer for you!


The Agents: Return
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The Agents: Return, is a tactical and strategic card game with great consquences, set in a world of spies and sabotage. It's a simple game to learn and play, with a fantastic, new card game mechanic called 'Double-Edged Cards'. This mechanic determines how a player will play their card and who will benefit from that cards command or points when it's played. This game has always intrigued me and I believe I will be backing it this time, for sure!


So at the beginning I said it was tough this week to just do these two games because I found two more that I think I should share. Some would say, just keep them for next week, but I don't want too! I must share this awesomeness with you all! So, here's the links to the two other games I wanted to mention, they won't get a write up, but yeah, you should check them out:

Paranormal Investigation

Cthulhu's Vault

 

 

APRIL STAFF PICKS ARE UP

Monday, April 21, 2014
Published By Daniel

Hello all! I hope you had a great weekend. To start this week of Gamescape posts I thought it would be approperiate to start with the whole staff giving you some reviews of some games they really enjoy! So, here you are, this months Staff Picks!

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WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY

Friday, April 18, 2014
Published By Daniel

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Welcome, welcome, to another Weekend Edition Friday! This weekend the shop will be hosting a couple events as well as I thought I'd let you know about something fun going on this weekend that some of you may enjoy! So let's get to it!

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This Saturday Gamescape will be hosting Magic the Gathering Grand Prix Trial: Minneapolis! Click the link for further details.

MTG GPT:MINNEAPOLIS
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
3PM


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This Sunday Warmachine/Hordes will be doing the thrid week of Scars of Caen: Season 1 - Charsaug.

SCARS OF CAEN: SEASON 1 - CHARSAUG
SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014
11AM - 8PM


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Also, remember, every Sunday from 5pm - 8pm is Casual Play of Malifaux. A lot of people have been asking, "What is Malifaux?" If you don't know, Malifaux is a skirmish-level, miniatures game, set in a horror/steam punk/western universe. It's pretty rad! Go HERE to read more about Malifaux, if you are interested.


And, finally, for those of you were looking for something fun to do outside of our store events, and you enjoy My Little Pony, then this is for you!

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 BABSCON
FRIDAY, APRIL 18-20, 2014
SFO HYATT REGENCY

 

That's all! We hope to see you this weekend, and enjoy your weekend gaming!

 

 

OH, OH, OH, IT'S MAGIC...

Friday, April 18, 2014
Published By Daniel

It's another Friday, which means it's Friday Night Magic! So, come, won't you, brave Planeswalkers and show this realm and all others what power you truly possess! 

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DICE TOWER AWARDS NOMINEES

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Published By Daniel

If you are not familiar with The Dice Tower, it is a podcast dedicated to reviewing board games, as well as giving viewers brief tutorials on said games. They have been very successful and has been used by game publishers for promotion of their new games. Outside of this, The Dice Tower also does the annual Dice Tower Awards, that, as their website promotes,

"Encourage new Developments and innovations in the board game industry/Promote board and card games to a larger audience/Award the best games in different categories released each year/Present a slat of games with wide appeal from a variety of genres/ Point out games that are simply fun!"

They always seem to gather a great selection of games each year, and this year is no exception. See this years nominees HERE or click the image below! How many of these have you played?

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