This is a celebration of all things TABLETOP!
All day long, games will be 20% OFF!!!
This includes board games, trading card games, miniatures games, role-playing games, and any supplies in our games category such as paints and dice!
Join us for an all-day event of tabletop gaming. All are welcome to come and play. We look forward to seeing our gaming community come together to support this event, and to see anyone who has ever wanted to “roll dice” come visit and learn to play!
Every International Tabletop Day we here at EC strive to make it the best day of gaming for you!
To this end we have set up several games to be demonstrated throughout the day!
Check out the list below!
Carved into the crags of the mist-shrouded mountains of ancient Japan lies the ancient shrine of Onitama. Masters of the Arts journey there with their most promising disciples to prove their superiority in battle. Part of the Dice Tower Essential line, Onitama is an elegant, abstract strategy game which captures the flavor of martial arts. In this game of elegance and simplicity, two players compete in 10-15 minute matches. With endless re-playability, players can be engaged for hours! Will you hazard the journey and meet within Onitama’s hallowed walls to prove your superiority?
Short Tempers! Cold Cash! Hot Lead! The big heist may have been a success, but it all goes wrong when every crook wants a larger cut. With this much money on the table, bullets speak louder than words! In Cash ‘n Guns, players point foam pistols at each other and try to intimidate their opponents into letting them have the largest share. The bravest crooks enjoy the most money – but only if they live long enough to spend it!
Dingo and his friends have gotten lost on Walkabout! Visit their dreams to lead them home!
Dingo’s Dreams is a delightful and clever family game for 2-4 players. Each player competes to be the first to successfully guide his animal through the dream world.
In Superfight, Skybound’s wildly popular party game of absurd arguments, players use cards to generate ridiculous characters and then argue about who would win in a fight. From this 500-card core deck, you might have a T-rex with laser eyes VS. Bruce Lee made of steel, or a pirate swinging a shark on a chain VS. a kindergarten class that breathes fire!
PADEMIC: THE CURE
In Pandemic: The Cure, a stand-alone, dice-based version of the award-winning Pandemic board game, four diseases threaten the world and it falls to your team to save humanity. Players take on different roles, each with its own unique set of dice and abilities, and must take advantage of their specializations if they have any hope of (surviving!) winning the game. If, at any time, a region is infected with more than three dice of a given color, an outbreak occurs, spreading disease into an adjacent region. If too many outbreaks take place, or the rate of contamination gets too high, all the players lose. If, however, the players can discover the cures to the four diseases, humanity endures…until the next epidemic!
Intruders have made their way on to your ship! Their goal: Total Destruction! Twenty bombs have been detected onboard, and the countdown has begun. Your elite Bomb Defusal Team (BDT) has been called to neutralize the threat. Does your team have what it takes to work through the intricacies of the bombs and defuse them in time? You’d better get moving, because this game will self-destruct in 10-minutes… FUSE is a real-time, cooperative dice game where players work together to quickly save their ship from impending doom!
Our friends at Gamer’s On The Edge will be running a demonstration table with the following games. They will also be holding raffles for prizes. Donations go the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
(Demonstrations: Rotating All Day with Love Letter)
Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run. Designed by Steve Jackson, the Munchkin card game captures the essence of the dungeon experience as you and your friends compete to kill monsters and grab magic items!
(Demonstrations: Rotating All Day with Munchkin)
All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo Princess Annette of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2-4 suitors.
Double Exposure Envoy Bill Eastman will also be on hand to demonstrate the following games. Trying out these games will gain you some International Tabletop Day giveaways while supplies last.
The forest is filled with all sorts of monsters. They watched and waited as you built your castle and trained your soldiers – but now they`ve gathered their army and are marching out of the woods! Can you work with your friends to defend your castle, or will the monsters tear down your walls and destroy the precious castle towers?
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK
Walk the twisted streets of the Mad City in a boardgame that fuses worker placement with deck building. Extract dreams in the City Slumbering, and use them to buy favors from Nightmares. Procure special services in the Bizarre Bazaar. Score points through skillful play in Mother Whens deadly High School and the sinister 13th District. Compete for the Wax Kings favor, and the ultimate prize…escape! In this game rooted in the sinister world of the Dont Rest Your Head roleplaying game, your opponents lurk around every corner, waiting to attack. Can you outsmart your friends and win the Nightmares game? Whatever you do, Don’t Turn Your Back!
We will also be featuring a Paint & Take table; featuring brushes, paints and miniatures supplied by Games Workshop. There will be plenty of paints and brushes for you to paint a miniature and take that miniature home with you!
Hungry? David’s Dawg House will be on hand to take care of your hunger!
Check out this great promotional video, made by our friends at Gamers on the Edge!
New players always welcome!
Our Pokémon Youth League provides a nearby place for you to get together with other fans of both the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the Pokémon video games, and have some fun!
Using your own cards and Pokémon video games, you can play, trade, and even earn cool prizes! The best part is that you can do all this with other Pokémon players who love collecting and playing just as much as you do!
What IS the Pokémon Trading Card Game?
Download the rules here…
…or stop by during our events to see first-hand how the game is played!
“You are a Pokémon Trainer! You travel across the land, battling other Trainers with your Pokémon, creatures that love to battle and that have amazing powers! Your deck of cards represents your Pokémon as well as items and allies that help you on your adventures.
Trading card games are strategy based and use collectible cards to let each player customize his or her game. The best way to learn to play the Pokémon TCG is with a Trainer Kit. This has two ready-to-play decks that walk you through the game, step by step. From there, try a theme deck to get an idea of the different kinds of decks out there. Once you’re ready, you can start building your collection of cards with Pokémon TCG booster packs. Trade with your friends for the strongest Pokémon or collect all your favorites! Then, build your own 60-card deck, play with your friends, and show off your own personal Pokémon team!
In the Pokémon TCG, your Pokémon battle your opponent’s Pokémon. The first player to take all of his or her Prize cards wins! Also, if your opponent cannot draw a card at the beginning of his or her turn, or has no Pokémon left in play, you win the game!”
ECBC meets the FIRST TUESDAY of the month from 7-8pm to discuss the featured book.
The featured book is 20% OFF for the month leading up to its ECBC meeting!
(Discount will be calculated at the register, and does not combine with any other discounts or programs).
The featured book for this meeting is SAGA volume 1, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. SAGA is an epic space opera/fantasy comic book series created by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples, published monthly by Image Comics. The series is heavily influenced by Star Wars, and based on ideas Vaughan conceived both as a child and as a parent. It depicts two lovers from long-warring extraterrestrial races, Alana and Marko, fleeing authorities from both sides of a galactic war as they struggle to care for their newborn daughter, Hazel, who occasionally narrates the series.
The featured book for next meeting will be announced at the end of the current meeting.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, May the 4th holds a special place in your heart, and ours as well!!! So, to celebrate BIG…
Join us on Wednesday, May 4th, when the FIRST 35 GUESTS at 11am & 7pm will receive a FREE STAR WARS CLASSIC STICKER!!!
And, SAVE 20% ALL DAY on ALL NON-VINTAGE STAR WARS MERCHANDISE***
… and 10% ON ALL VINTAGE STAR WARS TOYS & BACK ISSUE COMICS***!!!
*** Sale prices cannot be combined, and does not include new comics.
PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* 1 of 2 FUNKO SMUGGLERS BOUNTY CANTINA BOXES!!!
This online-only – and SOLD OUT – collector’s box contains an XL t-shirt, a Chewbacca pen, 2 Pop! Vinyls, a Greedo patch and a Cantina pin!!!
Winners will be called on Friday, May 6th!
And, between now and May 5th, you can stop in to pick up some sweet “May the 4th” tees, available in S-3XL, for only $9.99 EACH!!!
*Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. One entry per person, please. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible.)
Roll the dice @ Pair O’ Dice with Emerald City Comics!
The Emerald City folks are back every other Wednesday with even more games to play! Stop in to see what’s new in the world of board gaming and craft beer!
Pair O’ Dice Brewing Company will have plenty of room for your favorite tabletop and card games. This event is free to take part in and welcomes all newcomers to board gaming! If there is a game you have been wanting to try, or want to get a group together to play, then this is the night for you!
As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops.
Each of our Guests will be able to choose any three comics from those available! Here is what is being offered this year:
ALL DAY, 25% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND BOOKS!
Also all day, enter our raffle to win* one of ten sets of ALL 50 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS!
Winners will be announced Monday, May 9th.
From 1-4pm, come and meet** comic book creators Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Rob Hunter, and Adam Riches!
Also, photo ops with BATMAN and SPIDER-MAN!**
(times to be determined — check with the store or our Facebook page for updates)
* Winners do not need to be present to win and will be notified by the phone number/email given on the entry ballot. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER! All winners must collect their prize(s) within 2 weeks of the drawing date. (EC reserves the right to alter/substitute give-aways and raffle prizes when unexpected circumstances occur. All entries must be printed legibly to be considered eligible. ONE entry PER PERSON, please. To keep the raffle fair to all entrants, multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.)
** Scheduled to appear; subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page or contact the store for updates.
Comics get all the love on Free Comic Book Day — so TOYS and GAMES start to feel left out! So come back Sunday the 8th to share the love with 10% off anything in our Toys and Games categories!!!
Emerald City is proud to present an evening for casual game play of the popular and exciting Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game!
We will have a staff member on hand to teach this game, and to get people involved in playing duels with other participants. We have several 3×3′ gaming areas and four 2×2′ demo tables to play on for quicker games.
What IS the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game?
For more information, rules and how to play video:
“Control the most advanced starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In the X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat.
Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space battles from small engagements of only a couple of craft to large conflicts where multiple squadrons clash. Select and equip your ships, pick your crew, plan your attack, and complete your mission!”
$3 entry fee.
500 pt Golden Age constructed. No team bases.
We’re playing for Rhino from the Sinister 6 Organized play kit.
What’s this about?: HeroClix tournaments are a sanctioned series of events that offer players opportunities for competitive play and exclusive figures. Tired of beating your friends? Bring your A-game here and see how you do. First time players at EC always get a figure!
What do you need to play?: For constructed tournaments, you’ll need to supply your team, meeting the requirements that week’s format issued. It’s also recommended that you bring your own maps, so you have the advantage should you win the roll for map choice. However, Dice and Maps are available in limited numbers.
What is ‘Golden Age’?: Golden Age is essentially an unrestricted format. Any figure can be used, as far back as Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge (the first set). The only figures that cannot be used are the Purple Ringed promo figures, and other non-comic sets, such as Lord of the Rings, Kick-Ass 2, Mage Knight, Yu-Gi-Oh, and DOTA 2 (unless specified by the format). All Errata is in effect for Golden Age play.
How are the prizes distributed?: For standard Constructed play, we usually issue a prize for 1st place, 2nd place, and Fellowship. Fellowship is a sportsmanship prize, and can be awarded to someone who the judge feels carried themselves in an exemplary fashion in demeanor during the event. Usually, if everyone qualifies for the Fellowship prize, this is awarded via roll-off.
Read the rulebook to learn the game…
…or stop by during a tournament to see how it’s played!
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Featured Comic Books:
A YEAR OF MARVELS AMAZING #1
(W) Ryan North, Amy Chu (A) Bruce Bezaire, Ryan Browne (CA) Jamal Campbell
• Join us in a brand new Marvel comics adventure as your favorite heroes journey through the calendar year one month at a time!
• It’s February and Peter Parker’s got a hot date, but the old Parker luck hits hard…and so does the bank-robbing villain The Vulture! It’s a tale of romance, adventure, and punching! From Ryan North (SQUIRREL GIRL) and Danilo Beyruth!
• When business is down in March, Scott Lang’s Ant-Man Security Solutions will take just about any job offered to them – including stealing back stolen goods! But all is not as it seems! Join writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and artist Ryan Browne (SECRET WARS TOO) as they team together for this Spring Break themed heist!
ALIENS DEFIANCE #1
DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Brian Wood (A) Tristan Jones (CA) Massimo Carnevale
Battling demons from her past while fighting for her life, Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks, in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics, is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.
AVENGERS STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
A STANDOFF tie-in!
• This is it! The explosive finale to the spring’s blockbuster Avengers event!
• Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe!
DARK KNIGHT III MASTER RACE #4 (OF 8)
(W) Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson
The Master Race will rise. Cities will fall. Bruce Wayne is dead. What will the heroes of the world do to save it?
DOCTOR STRANGE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC #1
(W) Jason Aaron & Various (A) Leonardo Romero (CA) Mike Perkins
This companion to the “LAST DAYS OF MAGIC” epic! THE EMPIRIKUL, led by The Imperator, are destroying all magic and magic users in the Marvel Universe. Jason Aaron brings you Doctor Strange and Wong’s secret history and the ultimate sacrifice that Wong makes! Gerry Duggan shows Brother Voodoo’s stand against the evil magic-eaters. James Robinson introduces a new magic figure in the Marvel U just in time for her last stand!
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE #1
(W) Georgia Ball (A/CA) Amy Mebberson
Strawberry Shortcake returns to comics! And along with her comes the return of one of her most nefarious foes, the Purple Pie Man! Join us for the launch of this berry special two-part story re-introducing everyone’s favorite bad baker to the current Strawberry Shortcake mythos!
Featured Graphic Novels:
BLACK MAGICK TP VOL 01 AWAKENING PART ONE (MR)
(W) Greg Rucka (A/CA) Nicola Scott
SPECIAL LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE OF $9.99
Rowan Black is a detective with the Portsmouth PD… and a witch, two aspects of her life she has struggled to keep separate. Now someone is targeting Rowan, someone who knows her secrets and means to expose her… or worse.
Collects BLACK MAGICK #1-5
DOCTOR STRANGE PREM HC VOL 01 WAY OF WEIRD
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond – now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked – with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there…or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic’s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready! Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-5.
LADY MECHANIKA TP VOL 02 TABLET OF DESTINIES
(W) M. M. Chen (A) Joe Benitez & Various (CA) Joe Benitez, Mike Garcia
After a young friend shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep, Lady Mechanika finds herself on a globe-spanning trek filled with alchemy mysteries, secret societies, and scientific curiosities, while opposing forces race in search of the Tablet of Destinies, an ancient Sumerian artifact reputed to hold the knowledge of the Gods and the secrets of the Universe. Collects all 6 issues of the second Lady Mechanika mini-series, The Tablet of Destinies.
RICK & MORTY TP VOL 02
ONI PRESS INC.
(W) Zac Gorman (A) CJ Cannon, Andrew MacLean (CA) CJ Cannon
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and decency. This collection features issues #6-10 of the comic book series, including the “Ball Fondlers Special” by guest artist Andrew MacLean, “A Very Special Blumbus,” illustrated by series writer Zac Gorman, and a cyberpunk adventure across the multiverse. Plus: bonus mini-comics showcasing fan-favorite characters!
“Justin’s Jabber” — Back Issues
BIG TIME, BABY! BIG! TIME!
Whew! Sorry, didn’t mean to yell at you. I just wanted to make sure you know that these comics I’m about to tell you about, these are some hot books here. Like I said before, big time.
See, pretty big time right?
Until next time. Up, up, and away!
(Please note that the digital samples above are for clear image references only, and are NOT the actual books being offered for sale.)
POKEMON TCG: XY TRAINER KIT-PIKACHU LIBRE & SUICUNE
Master the art of Pokemon battling with your favorite Pokemon – one card at a time! The Pokemon TCG: XY Trainer Kit – Pikachu Libre and Suicune contains everything you need to learn, train, and win! Play both decks against each other, then combine them to create one huge deck where Pikachu Libre and Suicune battle, side-by-side. Each kit includes two 30-card decks, each with a specially selected foil card, two guided game booklets, a 2-player play mat, damage counters, special condition markers, a game coin, an illustrated deck box, and a code card for the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online.
KODAMA: THE TREE SPIRITS
The forest is growing fast! As caretakers for kodama, the tree spirits, you must keep the forest a healthy and lush home for your little friends. Over three growing seasons, you must cultivate trees with the right mix of flowers, insects, and branch arrangements to make your kodama as happy as possible. Whoever cares for their kodama best will be remembered for generations! From the designer of the hit game Kigi, Kodama branches out into a fun, new way to play with beautiful art and innovative mechanics – it’s in-tree-guing fun for the whole family!
APOTHECA: THE SECRET POTION SOCIETY
Across the land, an invitation has summoned the most clever apprentices for a chance to enter the secret potion society. The cutthroat members, the Apothecaries, have grown too savvy of each other’s schemes. They’ve chosen you to compete in their black market game! Conjure powerful magic and deception, outwit your adversaries, and you, too, might join Apotheca. Devise your plans by hiding ingredients in the markeplace, reveal secrets to collect precious gems, and recruit powerful apothecaries to do your bidding. The first apprentice to create three potions becomes a member of the secret potion society!
PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME: ALCHEMIST CLASS
Alchemists create potent elixirs and concoctions through mastery of deeply secret lore; they can stopper death and grind up time. The Alchemist Class Deck allows players to bring these clever tinkerers to any Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Base Set. The 109-card Alchemist Class Deck contains three new characters – including a new version of the iconic alchemist Damiel – and both new and familiar allies, items, weaponry, and other boons to carry your character through an entire Adventure Path.
Fight the Entire Cold War – in 10-minutes! In 1947, the superpowers of the United States of America and the Soviet Union began a new sort of conflict, a struggle in the twilight of World War II. With cunning card play and a bit of bluffing can you end the Cold War without triggering Mutually Assured Destruction? Swing the Balance of Power to your favor and win the Space Race in Twilight Squabble!
VIKINGS: THE BOARD GAME
Vikings: The Board Game is a strategy game of exploration and raiding for 2-5 players based upon the History Channel’s hit dramatic series that allows players to embrace their inner Viking. Each winter players will scheme to acquire appropriate resources while convincing heroes such as Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Rollo, and Floki to support them as they put their longships in the water to raid each summer. Plunder treasures and foreign resources across modular tiles that ensure a different game each time you play, while completing offers to the Seer will ultimately lead a player to victory.
Toys / Collectibles
HOT TOYS IRON LEGION
In Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the tech genius Tony Stark created a battalion of new armored drones, dubbed the Iron Legion, to assist the Avengers on their daring missions. However, when Tony Stark tried to initiate the Ultron Program, the artificial intelligence rebelled and turned the Iron Legion against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in the Avengers Tower!
The movie-accurate Iron Legion Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on its image in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It features a finely created armored body, metallic red, white, and blue colored armor with weathered effects and Avengers decals, interchangeable armor parts, and a specially designed figure stand.
CINEMACHINES DIE-CAST VEHICLES SERIES 1
Introducing a brand new line of die-cast collectibles celebrating some of the iconic vehicles from film and television! Cinemachines brings these supporting cast members to life in exceptional detail, ready to add to your collection. Each measures 5-6″ long and is made from die-cast metal and plastic that’s carefully hand painted. Series 1 highlights vehicles and vessels from the Alien universe, and includes: UD-4L Cheyenne Dropship, with miniature Armored Personnel Carrier that fits inside the bay (Aliens), M577 Armored Personnel Carrier (Aliens), “Origin” Derelict Ship with display stand (Alien) and Fossilized Space Jockey (Alien).
ROCK CANDY FIGURES
Funko’s newest line, Rock Candy, features 5″ vinyl figures of the most powerful women around! Rock Candy received notice from press and fans at this year’s New York Toy Fair, and now these figures are available to you. The powerful ladies of the DC Comics Universe are the debut pieces in the Rock Candy line, and the line kicks off with Modern Batgirl, Classic Batgirl, Classic Wonder Woman, Classic Supergirl, Classic Harley Quinn and Batman v Superman Wonder Woman.
MARVEL NOW SPIDER-GWEN PX VINYL DECAL
ELEPHANT GUN, LLC
A PREVIEWS Exclusive! Two of Marvel’s most popular new female heroes – Ms. Marvel and Spider Gwen – are captured on these PREVIEWS Exclusive vinyl decal sets, based on their Marvel NOW! Appearances.