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IDW to Publish ‘X-Files’ Board Game

 

Late last week, news website ICv2.com reported that IDW Publishing has announced the July release of a brand new licensed big box X-Files strategy board game designed by veteran designer Kevin Wilson (Arkham Horror, Descent, Civilization).  Gallery and comic book artist mention is providing the illustrations that will be used for the game’s cover and throughout its various components.

IDW’s X-Files board game will focus on material from the first three seasons of television series, giving fans a chance to start their board game adventures from the beginning of the X-Files phenomenon, which was one of the major TV successes of the 1990s.  Players will get the chance to take on the role of Mulder, Scully, and the X-Filesteam as they work to uncover global conspiracies and threats while going up against various members of the Syndicate.

IDW acquired the license to publish X-Files comics in early 2013 .  There have been X-Files card games and trivia games issued before, but this appears to be the first true X-Files strategy board game. This is great news for die-hard X-Files fans.

 

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‘Journey into Nyx’ Pre-orders Now Available!

 

Battleground Games & Hobbies is excited to announce that for ‘Journey into Nyx’ – the third set in the ‘Theros’ Block – we will be taking sealed product and single card pre-orders for the very first time! Pre-order’s for ‘Journey into Nyx’ is available now, but quantities are limited, so act fast! Additional product, such as Intro Decks, Fat Packs and more will be added as they become available. Single cards will be added as they are spoiled and confirmed. Product becomes available for pick and shipping on May 2, 2014!

 

Please note that ‘Journey into Nyx’ sealed product is available for domestic (United States) shipping only – no international shipping. In addition, orders with both available items and pre-order items will not ship until the pre-order item is available. If you have any questions, please refer to our story policy page or feel free to contact us.

 

Click the link below to pre-order!

Journey into Nyx Booster Packs – $3.79

Journey into Nyx Booster Box – $99.99

Journey into Nyx Booster Case – $599.99

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International TableTop Day – Just TWO Weeks Away!

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International TableTop Day returns to Battleground Games & Hobbies in just TWO weeks, on Saturday, April 5th, 2014! International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun. We hope you find the resources you need — to connect new fans to experienced group organizers, retailers with their community, and publishers with the international community — all at Battleground Games & Hobbies!

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So join us on Saturday, April 5th in a day full of amazing gaming action. We’ll have everything from board gaming, miniature gaming, card gaming and so much more! This special event to celebrate gaming isn’t to be missed. Join us!

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Grand Prix Philadelphia Trial – THIS SUNDAY!

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Join us THIS Sunday at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Abington, MA for your shot to earn a two-round bye (two free match wins) at upcoming Grand Prix Philadelphia! You asked for more competitive events and we delivered. Check it out:

 

Format: Standard
Date: March 23rd, 2014 a Sunday
Time: Doors at 11:00am, Round 1 pairings at 12:00pm
Entrance Fee: $25.00 per person

 

Address:
1423 Bedford Street
Abington MA 02351
781.261.9669

 

This event is being run as a Grand Prix Trial for Philadelphia:
• Decklists required
• Cut to top 8
Prizes:
• All prizes will be Battleground Online Store Credit, good for any product on our website or in either of our retail stores! Get the cards or product YOU want, not what we’d like to give you.
• Payouts will be based on attendance

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Wizards of the Coast Responds to ‘Crackgate’ Scandal

In an announcement made last week, Wizards of the Coast Director of Global Organized Play Helene Bergeot released a statement that the individual responsible for the now infamous “crackgate” photos taken at Grand Prix Richmond 2014 – the second largest Magic the Gathering Grand Prix to date – is suspended from participating in Magic the Gathering events for a period of 18 months. In case you missed it, a individual whom attended Grand Prix Richmond posted these photos, depicting numerous unknown gamers and their rear-ends, facilitating the stereotype that gamers in general are unkempt. This triggered a huge uproar in the Magic the Gathering community both on Twitter and Reddit. Many argued that the photos taken depict a form of bullying. While others believe this to be humor and a funny reminder for gamers to pull up their pants. No matter where you stand, the individual responsible is banned from participating in sanctioned Magic the Gathering events.

What do you think? Is this justice? Are the photos a form of bullying or simply humor? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Winner’s Circle – Weekend of Mar 14 Event Champions!

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Congratulations to this week’s Friday Night Magic winners at both Battleground Games & Hobbies locations in Abington, MA and Plainville, MA. This week, FNM featured the Standard format with top finishers not only receiving store credit prizes, but likewise an exclusive promo foil Elvish Mystic! This week, we’re adding winners of our Saturday Yu-Gi-Oh event at Battleground Games & Hobbies in Plainville, MA  into the mix from now on. Check it out below! Now, let’s check out last week’s winner’s:

 

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Standard FNM – Start time: 7:30 PM

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Theros/Theros/Born of the Gods Booster Draft Pod One – Start time: 7:30 PM

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Theros/Theros/Born of the Gods Booster Draft Pod Two – Start time: 7:30 PM

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Standard FNM – Start time: 7:30 PM

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Modern – Start time: Saturday 7:15 PM

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Congratulations to the top finishers of each event. In addition, on behalf of the staff here at Battleground Games & Hobbies, we would like to thank everyone that attended our  events. We greatly appreciate you choosing to hang out with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

 

To learn more about our events at either of our conveniently located brick-and-mortar stores and see why Magic, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh players alike enjoy our weekly event offerings at Battleground Games & Hobbies, please click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us – we’re happy to help!

 

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