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Holiday Gift Idea: ‘Alhambra’

alhambra board game box

It’s that time of the year again. The time when many of you have live trees in their livings rooms, all decorated with various colored orbs, lights, and other garments. Under them you lay boxes of all sizes and wrapped in your favorite themed paper. Well, if your one of the many who struggle with what to wrap and put under that tree, here is an idea – Alhambra! This is one of the best board games I’ve played in a while. It’s easy to learn and very fun to play. There’s a lot of strategy that can be applied, but you also have to depend on a bit of luck. The best thing is that the store carries a few copies and it’s very affordable.


alhambra game layout

Don’t believe me. Just check out the game in action. It was featured on an episode of Tabletop with Wil Wheaton. Enjoy!



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A holiday gift guide by Sam Pearson

Cold wind howls through the trees. The sun flees the skies early, leaving the world in an icy gloom. What do you do?


Well, you probably start thinking about holiday shopping! And if you’re looking for RPG gifts this season, here are a number of great options for the roleplayer on your list. All of these products are available at either Battleground Games & Hobbies location, or you can check out our D&D selection on our online store!


The Beginning: Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Know someone who has always wanted to give D&D a try, but never had a chance? The Starter Set has everything a new player needs to start on that amazing journey of imagination! With five pre-made characters, a handy rulebook, and an awesome adventure to bring characters from first to fifth level, the Starter set is the first step to a lifetime of RPG fun!


D&D Starter Set


Something Different: Fate RPG

Maybe the roleplayer on your gift list wants to try something new, or has a great idea for a superhero/cowboy/space opera adventure… with dinosaurs. Lots of dinosaurs. If unbridled storytelling is what you’re after, look no further than Fate! The Fate RPG offers all the tools a gaming group needs to build their own setting (any setting) and play deep, story-based adventures with any character they can dream up! Lots of interesting rules options can be found in the Fate Core book, or try the slim and easy-to-learn Fate Accelerated book for a quick, cheap, but no less complete introduction to one of the top ten RPGs in the world!




Hilarious Holiday Disaster: Fiasco

If you want a zero-preparation RPG that everyone can play together this holiday season, you should take a look at Fiasco. Based on movies like Fargo and A Simple Plan, Fiasco lets you play out stories where everyone has big plans… and everything goes horribly wrong. If you want to exercise your malicious side and need a break from Cards Against Humanity, Fiasco is always a good option. Check out the episode of Tabletop if you want to see it in action!


Fiasco RPG



The Big One: D&D 5th Edition Dungeon Master’s Guide

So many gamers tell the story of receiving a DMG as a gift, setting off a lifetime of storytelling. If you know someone who wants to run D&D games of their own, this brand new book is one of the best gifts you could ever give. Packed with hundreds of pages of inspiration, tools, and advice, this beautifully illustrated book is sure to cause excitement right out of the wrapping paper!




Stocking Stuffer: More Dice!

Nothing rounds out the holiday shopping list like a shiny new set of dice. Both Battleground Games & Hobbies locations offer a huge variety of dice sets, ranging from the simple to the devastatingly pretty. And let’s face it; nobody can ever have too many dice.




Whatever the preference, Battleground Games & Hobbies has something for the RPG player in your life. And don’t forget to come on down for D&D Encounters on Wednesday nights to see these games in action! Enjoy the holidays, and keep on gaming!


About the author

Sam is a passionate gamer who obviously loves his Dungeons and Dragons (see photo above). When he is not playing games he can be found working on his next novel. Did we mention he also works for Battleground Games & Hobbies? He does!


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TONIGHT – Happy Halloween Special Event Celebration

To celebrate Halloween this year, Battleground Games & Hobbies is changing it up once again with the latest take on our Magic Halloween event!  Players are invited to show up in costume (or not, that’s okay too – see below) with a Modern legal “Themed” deck (and sideboard).

Deck Construction Details:
This year we’re asking players to construct decks entirely around one (and only one) “Halloween themed” creature type.  Creatures of a type different than the one you’ve chosen are not allowed.
Players will be given 12 slots in their deck to fill with cards that are not basic lands or the creature type they’ve built their deck around.
Legal creature types include:

Abington and Plainville:
Format: **Special Format, see above**
Date: October 31st, 2014 a Friday
Time: 7:30pm
Entrance Fee: $5.00 (FREE if you’re in costume)


1423 Bedford Street
Abington MA 02351
25 Taunton Street
Plainville MA 02762

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On behalf of the entire staff at Battleground Games & Hobbies, we wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween!

Don’t forget to check out our Online Store for your Magic singles! 

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December 23rd & 24th ONLY – Last Chance Holiday Special





Oh no! It’s Christmas Eve; you didn’t wait until the last minute to finish your shopping, did you? Perhaps you’re still looking for one last perfect holiday gift? No problem – Get Behind the Shield! – we’ve got you covered!

MONDAY & TUESDAY ONLY – take advantage of Battleground Games & Hobbies Last Chance Holiday Sale at all Battleground Games & Hobbies locations! How does it work? Simple: print out either this article in it’s entirety or the coupon below, bring it to your local Battleground Games & Hobbies and pick up that last minute item, all while saving you money. Don’t miss this fantastic last minute opportunity.

All you have to do is print this article or show us this article on your mobile device and enjoy the enclosed specials!




Coupon must be present at the time of purchase. Limit one per customer, per day. May not be applied toward previous purchases. Gift card to be used for future purchases. Not valid online. Value on 12/23/13 and 12/24/13 ONLY.


About Battleground Games & Hobbies:

Battleground Games & Hobbies first opened its doors in 2002 and is now one of New England’s premier game stores with two convenient locations – Abington, MA and Plainville, MA. We are fully stocked in all major product lines for the serious gamer and we specialize in collectible card games, board games, miniature games and role-playing games. Our deep stock, great events and friendly, knowledgeable staff make Battleground the top choice for your one-stop, friendly local game store. Get Behind the Shield!


Battleground Games & Hobbies Locations: 1423 Bedford Street, Abington, MA — 25 Taunton Street, Plainville, MA

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Announcing Black Friday Weekend Sale



At participating Battleground Games & Hobbies locations. To find the nearest location, please click here. Sale is active beginning Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30, 2013. Prices and deals are subject to availability and may change without notice. All sale specials are for merchandise of equal or lesser value, unless otherwise specified. If you have any questions, please ask a sales associate.


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