GAMING AT EC IN SEPTEMBER 2017!!!

Every Wednesday, EC and All Things Nerdy host “EC Game Night” where you can Learn & Play a featured game from 6pm-7pm, then stay for Open Play of that game from 7-9pm, or any of our gaming demos of your choice!!!

Saturdays, gaming events with All Things Nerdy run from Noon – 2pm, and you can learn while you play!

 

09/06 WED: FORBIDDEN DESERT
Gear up for a thrilling adventure to recover a legendary flying machine buried deep in the ruins of an ancient desert city. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates and use every available resource if you hope to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorm. Find the flying machine and escape before you all become permanent artifacts of the forbidden desert!

In Forbidden Desert, a thematic sequel to Forbidden Island, players take on the roles of brave adventurers who must throw caution to the wind and survive both blistering heat and blustering sand in order to recover a legendary flying machine buried under an ancient desert city. While featuring cooperative gameplay similar to Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert is a fresh, new game based around an innovative set of mechanisms such as an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and a unique method for locating the flying machine parts.

 

09/09 SAT: UNFAIR
Build the city’s greatest theme park, whatever it takes!

Mix your favourite themes, from Pirate, Robot, Vampire, Jungle, Ninja, and Gangster. Build attractions and upgrade them to match blueprints, stack up towering rides, or simply make the most cash.

But watch out – your competitors may pay off the safety inspectors to close your rides or hire hooligans to vandalise your park! How will you get revenge?

Whatever happens, it’s bound to be Unfair.

Over the course of 8 rounds, you play Event cards to help yourself and hinder your opponents, build Attractions and Upgrades using Park cards, and match your park to Blueprints.

Your goal is to build the highest-scoring park at game end, using three main ways to score:
building your park to match Blueprints
building impressively tall Attractions with lots of Upgrades
buying your way to victory with good old fashioned cash
You might hire staff to help you, or build a Super Attraction with a unique ability. Bribing officials and blackmailing politicians is also possible, but entirely optional.

 

09/13 WED: MACHI KORO
Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You’ve just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors’ coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you!

Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals. On his turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, he gets the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (just as you can benefit from theirs). Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of his city on future turns. The first player to construct all of his landmarks wins!

 

09/16 SAT: MODERN ART
Buying and selling paintings is a very lucrative business, at least that’s what Hollywood’s led us to believe, and that’s the premise of this game. Five different artists have produced a bunch of paintings, and it’s the player’s task to be both the buyer and the seller, hopefully making a profit in both roles. He does this by putting a painting from his hand up for auction each turn. He gets the money if some other player buys it, but must pay the bank if he buys it for himself. After each round, paintings are valued by the number of paintings of that type that were sold. The broker with the most cash after four rounds is the winner.

 

09/20 WED: UNEARTH
Long ago, your ancestors built great cities across the world. Now your tribe must explore forests, deserts, islands, mountains, and caverns to find these lost cities. Claim the ruins, build places of power, and restore the glory of a bygone age.

Unearth is a bend-your-luck game of dice placement and set collection. Designed by Jason Harner and Matthew Ransom, it plays in under an hour with 2-4 players. Each player leads a tribe of Delvers, represented by five dice (3 six-sided, 1 four-sided, and 1 eight-sided). Players take turns rolling and placing dice in an attempt to claim Ruins.

The game’s elegant core mechanic is accessible to players of all skill levels. High rolls help players claim Ruins, while low rolls help players collect Stones. This opens two paths to victory: claiming sets of Ruins or using Stones to build Wonders. Delver cards help you affect your dice rolls or dice in play, and Wonders can grant abilities that impact the late game.

 

09/23 SAT: EVOLUTION
In Evolution, players adapt their species in a dynamic ecosystem where food is scarce and predators lurk. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect your species from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will help them get food that others cannot reach. With over 4,000 ways to evolve your species, every game becomes a different adventure.

Evolution packs a surprising amount of variety for a game with simple rules. The variety comes from the synergies between the trait cards and from the different personalities at the table. Some players thrive on creating Carnivores to wreak havoc on their fellow players. Others prefer to stay protected and mind their own business. Evolution encourages both play styles by giving each of them multiple paths to victory. And it is the mix of play styles at the table that ultimately determines the ecosystem in which the players are adapting. So gather your friends and see who can best adapt to the changing world around them.

 

09/27 WED: KRONIA
It’s time for a new leader to be selected by the gods to lead the nation. To help sway their decision, players must make offers to win their favor.

In Kronia, favor tokens are placed in three different temples, then players will make secret offers to these temples over the course of twelve rounds. Everyone starts with the same offer cards, so they must anticipate which Gods other players want to please. Deciding when to spend the more appealing offers and when to hold off can be the difference. In the end, the player with the most points from their favor tokens will be chosen to lead the nation into the future.

 

09/30 SAT: LEGENDARY
Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game is set in the Marvel Comics universe. To set up the game, players choose a mastermind villain (Magneto, Loki, Dr. Doom, etc.), stack that particular villain’s attack cards underneath it, then modify the villain deck as needed based on that villain’s particular scheme. Players then choose a number of hero decks – Spider-Man, Hulk, Cyclops, Wolverine, etc. – and shuffle them together; since players use only a handful of hero decks out of the fifteen included, the hero deck can vary widely in terms of what’s available.

Over the course of the game, players will recruit powerful hero cards to add to their deck in order to build a stronger and more resourceful deck. Players need to build both their recruitment powers (to enlist more heroes) and their fighting ability (to combat the villains who keep popping up to cause trouble). Players recruit heroes from an array of five cards, with empty slots refilled as needed. At the start of a player’s turn, he reveals a villain and adds it to the row of villains. This row has a limited number of spaces, and if it fills up, the earliest villain to arrive escapes, possibly punishing the heroes in some way. Some villains also take an action when showing up for the first time, such as kidnapping an innocent bystander. The villain deck also contains “master strike” cards, and whenever one of these shows up, the mastermind villain (controlled by the game) takes a bonus action.

As players fight and defeat villains, they collect those cards, which will be worth points at game’s end. Players can also fight the mastermind; if a player has enough fighting power, he claims one of the attack cards beneath the mastermind, which has a particular effect on the game. If all of these cards are claimed, the game ends and players tally their points to see who wins. If the mastermind completes his scheme, however – having a certain number of villains escape, for example, or imposing a certain number of wounds on the heroes – then the players all lose.

 

Here are even more gaming events through the month:

09/17 SUN: VERSUS SYSTEM 2PCG TOURNAMENT 1-4pm!
The Vs. System 2PCG is a card game where 2-4 players each build a deck of Characters, Plot Twists, and Locations, and try to knock out their opponents. Each Vs. System set comes with a full playset of cards so you’ll have everything you need to play the full game right out of the box. If you never played the original Vs. System, don’t worry: You’ll pick it up fast. And If you’ve played original Vs. you’ll find that some parts of the game have been streamlined or changed in order to make it easier to learn, faster to play, and more fun to battle.

Each player starts with a Main Character such as Iron Man, Star-Lord, or Thanos. During the game you’ll play resources and recruit Supporting Characters. You’ll organize your formation between your Front and Back Rows, and you’ll make solo and team attacks against your foes in order to stun and KO them. You’ll play Plot Twists to enhance your team or hurt your opponent’s. You’ll use your Locations to activate your team’s Super Powers. Your Main Character will earn Experience Points and Level Up to dominate the battlefield. Finally, you’ll KO your opponent’s Main Character (or they’ll KO yours).

 

09/19 TUE: HEROCLIX “SIDEKICK NIGHT” 7-9pm!
ALL BUT 3RD FRIDAY – HEROCLIX 6:30-9pm!
The HeroClix Core Game is a tabletop combat game using 3-D collectible miniature figures of your favorite characters. By building a force from your collection of figures, you can take on the roles of your favorite characters and challenge your friends to epic battles!

Sidekick League is a casual, fun, and welcoming event series for you and a friend! Every player that brings a new person to Sidekick Night will receive a complimentary Limited Edition Heroclix Figure. New players will also receive figures, and will be eligible to win a Sidekick Night exclusive set of Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man figures, of which there will be a limited number of sets.

 

EVERY SUNDAY – POKÉMON YOUTH LEAGUE 4-6pm!
Ages 8-16
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!

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    On Sat., Feb., 24th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE WALKING DEAD BUTTON OF THEIR CHOICE!!!

    AND, SAVE BIG on select items in our WALKING DEAD CLEARANCE SALE!!!

    PLUS, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a WALKING DEAD BOARD GAME from (no pun intended) Cryptozoic Entertainment!!!
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    * 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.)
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    SpringZone St. Pete and Dr. Christopher Warren hosted a special free screening of Marvel's Black Panther to celebrate and explore African culture, comic books, science & technology, and Afrofuturism!!!

    There were approximately 150 people there for the event, and special guest presenters included our own Marketing Director, Kreative Kids and Beyond, Inc., (who performed an amazing drum circle and dance), a local library and more!!!

    EC also provided THREE superheroes for the event: Black Panther, John Stewart (Green Lantern), and X-Men's Bishop!!! They were there to take pictures with the attendees and make sure everyone got their free comic book!!!

    It was a magical, unforgettable night - and that was even BEFORE the movie started!!!

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    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Release Party!

    February 16, 2018, 6:00pm - February 16, 2018, 9:00pm

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    Way of the Fighter: Turbo includes five fighters: D’Shaun, Lumi, Faris, Kasi, and Severina

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    Over a period of twelve intense turns, each player will control a fighter’s movement, manage the fighter’s energy, and decide on what actions to have the fighter perform against the opposing challenger. The game continues until one fighter is knocked out, or the time runs out; at which point one fighter will be declared the Champion!

    Small World: Sky Islands Expansion

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    At the start of play, place the Sky Islands game board so that it shows either two or three islands in the sky (your choice), then use the Small World game board as if you were playing with one fewer player, i.e., use the four-player board when playing with five players. Next, place access points to the Sky Islands — the beanstalk and the stairway — on different regions on the game board. Whenever a race stands on one of these access points, they can try to conquer the space on the sky islands that shows the matching symbol.

    Races can't start their conquests in the Sky Islands unless their power specifically allows them to do so. At the end of a turn, if you control all of the regions on a Sky Island, you gain one additional coin.

    Eldtirch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep Expasnion

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    In Masks of Nyarlathotep, each of these sects pursues the awakening of an aspect of the same horrific creature: Nyarlathotep. This being is known as the Messenger of the Outer Gods, and he is the only Ancient One that still actively walks among humanity. The investigators must work to stop the cults springing up to serve his many guises, or Nyarlathotep will gain enough strength to open the Ultimate Gate, ushering in an unthinkable doom. Strike down these cults in new Adventures, explore ancient mysteries among new Mystic Ruins, and destroy the monstrous followers of Nyarlathotep. New to this expansion, Personal Stories unique to each character add stakes to the actions undertaken by each investigator, and a Campaign mode adds a fresh challenge and enriches the narrative of the investigators’ struggles to stop the many cults worshipping the multitude of faces worn by one dread being in Eldritch Horror: Masks of Nyarlathotep!

    Brass Empire

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    Welcome to the steampunk world of Cobalt. For centuries, Cobalt has been ruled by corporations seeking to enhance their wealth and influence with Brass. Brass doesn’t just fuel the economy but literally fuels the technology and transportation of the world through its unique thermodynamic properties. Every day these companies compete and battle to expand their territory and authority. Companies work to optimize their labor force and resources to mine the most Brass in each territory through corporate espionage, technology, security, and even sabotage. You work for such a company and have been tasked with expanding into a new region by constructing new corporate buildings, hiring employees, and battling other companies in the area. The player who earns the most Brass will lead his company to victory in the region.

    Each turn, you will play Employee cards from your hand to gain resources. These resources will allow you to acquire new Employees, Buildings and Units for your deck. Along the way, you will acquire buildings to enhance your hold on the region and command units to attack other companies and mine for Brass. At the end of the game, the player with the most Brass is the winner.

    Maximum Apocalypse

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    The game map is randomly generated and different every time that you play. On each turn, a player can use up to four actions to explore the map, play cards, equip weapons, scavenge for resources, draw cards or battle off monsters.

    Picking a unique survivor class within the group, players must plan their strategy and work together while leaning on their survivor’s strengths in order to defeat monsters and avoid starvation. For example, the Fireman is deadly up close with his ax and can easily chop down monsters; meanwhile the stealthy Hunter is great at scouting the map and avoiding traps — but roaming monsters are gathering quickly and time is running out. If you are overwhelmed by monsters or die of starvation, the players lose. If they can find enough gas and get it back to their van to escape, they all win and live to play another scenario.
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    THE NEW INCREDIBLES 2 TRAILER IS HERE!!!

    Disney / Disney Pixar has just released the latest trailer for The Incredibles 2, and it looks like Elastigirl is taking center stage in this sure-to-be action-packed adventure!!!

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    The Grimm Forest

    Welcome to The Grimm Forest, where family members of the legendary Three Little Pigs are having an epic house building competition. But this is no ordinary competition as all the most famous Fairy Tale characters will be looking on and occasionally lending a hand.

    Who will benefit most from the cunning of Robin Hood, the beauty of Snow White, the bountiful gifts of the Golden Goose or the dark witchcraft of the Evil Queen?

    Using only their wits, a handful of sharp steel tools, and a few stacks of resources gathered at great risk from fields, brickyards, and even the dark and deadly Grimm Forest itself, each player must compete to be the first to build 3 Houses and gain the title of Royal Builder.

    Players are encouraged to use any of the devious tricks they have read about in the many books of Fables found throughout the land. Some will have their plans wrecked by that villain of old, the Big Bad Wolf, while others will gain bricks, straw, and wood by the cart load.

    Who will brave the dangers, avoid foul monsters, and bring home the victory? There is only one way to find out... get ready to venture into ...The Grimm Forest!

    Grimm Forest is a 2-4 player strategic game of Hidden Movement, Resource Gathering, and House Building. It is a medium weight game that plays in approximately 45-60 minutes.

    During the game, players will play cards secretly to move to various Location boards where they attempt to gather resources. Using their deduction skills and a hand full of Fable cards, players attempt to guess each other's plans and make the most of their actions while disrupting the other player's plans.

    After resources are collected during the Gather Phase, players will enter a Building Phase where they can use those resources to build Wood, Straw, or Brick Houses. Whenever a player builds a Wall Section on one of their houses, a helpful Friend from the nearby forest comes to lend a hand. Players may choose to accept the help of that Friend, but occasionally it makes more sense to send that Friend to a different player, sometimes discarding their current Friend in the process.

    With 16 unique Fable cards and 12 powerful Friend cards, gathering resources in the Grimm Forest can be a difficult and challenging endeavor.

    Work hard, deduce correctly, avoid the treachery of the other builders and the sharp teeth of the lurking monsters, and you just might have a chance!
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    EC Game Day: The Grimm Forest

    February 17, 2018, 12:00pm - February 17, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM YOUR FRIENDS @ EC!!!

    Today is a day for celebrating love, and we LOVE our EC Family Members!!!

    In fact, we're even extending our love to this Saturday, during our Valentine's Day Saturday at EC! event, where the FIRST 100 GUESTS will get a Valentine with HIDDEN EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one card will have a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    Plus, you can learn to play GRIMM FOREST with our friends from All Things Nerdy, from Noon-2pm!!!

    Also, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY, can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES BOX from Funko, featuring a Bambi Pop! Vinyl, and MORE!!!

    That's THIS Saturday ONLY, and ONLY at Emerald City Comics, where we share the love all year long!!!
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!!

    On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will receive a $25 EC GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!

    AND, the FIRST 100 GUESTS, AGED 13+ will ALSO receive a FREE Marvel PREVIEWSworld MAGAZINE!!!

    PLUS, in honor of our "Florida Winter", ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a Disney TREASURES SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN BOX from Funko!!!

    The winner will be called on Monday, Feb. 19th!

    * 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.)
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    Valentine's Day Saturday at EC!

    February 17, 2018, 11:00am - February 17, 2018, 9:00pm

    This Wednesday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day, but at EC, we LOVE our EC Family so much, that we're extending the celebration to this weekend!!! On Sat., Feb., 17th, the FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive a FREE VALENTINE'S CARD, with RANDOM EC DISCOUNTS of $1, $3, $5, $10, and one lucky Guest will re...

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    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Or you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos during that time!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Terror in Meeple City!

    In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), you arrive in Meeple City as a gigantic, famished, scaly-skinned monster! Your goal: Dig your claws and dirty paws into the asphalt, destroy buildings, and devour innocent meeples – in short: sow terror while having fun. The monster who has caused the most damage after the carnage finally ends wins the game.

    The buildings in Meeple City are comprised of floor tiles and meeples, with the meeples serving as pillars that support the floors. Four wooden vehicles are on the ground in the eight neighborhoods in the city. Each monster, which consists of a wooden paws disc and a wooden body, starts in one corner of the game board. On a turn you take two actions from four possibilities, repeating an action if desired:

    -Move: Pick up your monster body, flick the paws disc, then place the body back on the disc.

    -Demolish: If your paws are on the sidewalk surrounding a building, you can pick up your monster body, drop it onto a building, then collect any floors that have no meeples on them.

    -Toss a vehicle: If you're in a neighborhood with a vehicle, you can pick up the vehicle, place it on your body, then flick the vehicle at a building or another monster.

    -Breathe: Even while away from sidewalks with no vehicles, you can cause destruction by placing your chin on your monster's body and blowing across the board.

    Monsters tend to be messy when obtaining meals, but if you knock meeples off the city board, you might be punished for letting food go to waste, costing you a tooth or letting other players take an additional action. After your two actions, you can eat unprotected meeples on the ground in your neighborhood, but you can eat only as many as the number of teeth you have. If you knock another monster to the ground, you break off one of its teeth, thereby keeping it from stealing your food! Meeples come in six colors, with the colors representing different types of inhabitants: blue (journalists), green (military), yellow (blondes), grey (old people), red (heroes), and black (businessmen). For each set of six you collect in your stomach, you score 10 points at game's end. You score points for collecting floors and teeth, too, and you can also score for achieving the goal on your character card.

    In addition to the character card, each player has a power card and a superpower card unique to his monster, with the former lasting the entire game and the latter being a one-shot effect that's revealed only upon use.

    Terror in Meeple City includes rules for monsters that evolve over the course of the game, that lose points for meeples not in sets, and that want to combine two game boards to allow for play with up to eight players.
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    EC Game Day: Terror in Meeple City!

    February 10, 2018, 12:00pm - February 10, 2018, 2:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Day, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from noon to 2pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Thin...

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    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session!

    If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things Nerdy will teach you the game and answer your questions! Then you can join us for Open Play of the featured game, or any of our gaming demos, from 7-9pm!

    NO ONE gets you into the game like Emerald City Comics!!!

    The featured game for this session is...

    Red Flags!

    Red Flags is "The Game of Terrible Dates"

    In Red Flags, your goal is to use "Perk" cards to create the best date for "The Single" (the judge for this round). However, there is a catch. Players may also play "Red Flags" (bad traits) in an attempt to sabotage another player's hot date.

    Each player has an opportunity to argue why their date is the best one for "The Single," who chooses which awful date wins...
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    EC Game Night: Red Flags!

    February 7, 2018, 6:00pm - February 7, 2018, 9:00pm

    Join us for EC Game Night, as our friends from All Things Nerdy host a Learn & Play session, followed by an Open Play session! If you're not familiar with the featured game, or need a quick refresher, you can join our Learn & Play from 6-7pm, where our friendly and patient friends from All Things N...

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    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!!

    Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on...

    BACK ISSUE COMICS!
    BOOKS!
    TOYS!
    GAMES!
    COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!!

    Tables will be filled with lots of collectables, fan favorites, storage-held merchandise, and overstock items at our lowest prices ever!

    Now is the perfect time to get those items you may have missed, finish your collections, or find new treasures for your next obsession!!!

    PLUS, back by popular demand, ARTIST Greg Krivac will be here from 11a-4p with his amazing art prints for sale!!!
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    Yard Sale at EC!

    February 10, 2018, 11:00am - February 10, 2018, 6:00pm

    It's time once again for an EC favorite!!! Our Yard Sale is back, and we've got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on... BACK ISSUE COMICS! BOOKS! TOYS! GAMES! COLLECTIBLES & MORE!!! Tables will ...

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    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies is officially here!!!

    To celebrate the release, Emerald City Comics will be holding a Open Play Release Party in the Event Room on Friday, February 16th, from 6pm to 9pm!

    All guests will be given 3 exclusive alternate art cards only available during the Release Party!
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    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies Release Party!

    February 16, 2018, 6:00pm - February 16, 2018, 9:00pm

    Star Wars Destiny: Legacies is officially here!!! To celebrate the release, Emerald City Comics will be holding a Open Play Release Party in the Event Room on Friday, February 16th, from 6pm to 9pm! All guests will be given 3 exclusive alternate art cards only available during the Release Party!

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    DARK CRYSTAL

    Will Jen and Kira manage to find the Shard and heal the Dark Crystal? Find out in Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Board Game, based on the classic The Dark Crystal movie by Jim Henson.

    MUSE

    Where will your muse guide you?

    Lead your teammates to inspiration using cryptic clues and surreal imagery in Muse, a beautiful party game with over one hundred fully-illustrated cards.

    Play cooperatively at lower player counts, or divide into teams for competitive play with four or more at the table — the game is played the same either way! As a muse, you need to be creative to give the right clue within the constraints of the inspiration card you've been dealt, hoping to lead your team to their masterpiece. As artists, you work alongside one another to decipher that clue, and correctly choose the piece of art from the line-up.

    Challenge your creativity, listen closely, and let your muse guide you to your masterpiece!

    13 CLUES

    The city of London has been shaken by heinous crimes, and Scotland Yard is groping in the dark. 13 Clues, set at the end of the 19th century, puts players in the shoes of the detectives, each trying to solve their own mystery. Each player sees the clues — person + location + weapon — for the other players but not their own. They investigate by asking questions, by consulting the secret informant, and by making accusations in order to collect clues and rule out suspects. The goal of the game is to identify which of the 13 clues match their case before the others do!

    STUFFED FABLES

    Stuffed Fables is an unusual adventure game in which players take on the roles of brave stuffies seeking to save the child they love from a scheming, evil mastermind. Make daring melee attacks, leap across conveyor belts, or even steer a racing wagon down a peril-filled hill. The game delivers a thrilling narrative driven by player choices. Players explore a world of wonder and danger, unlocking curious discoveries. The chapters of Stuffed Fables explore the many milestones of a child's life, creating a memorable tale ideal for families, as well as groups of adults who haven't forgotten their childlike sense of wonder.

    Stuffed Fables is the first "AdventureBook Game", a new product line from Plaid Hat Games in which all of the action takes place in the unique storybook — a book that acts as your rules reference, story guide, and game board, all in one! Each adventure in the game takes place over several pages of the immersive AdventureBook. The book opens flat onto the table to reveal a colorful map or other illustration central to playing the game, with choices, story, and special rules on the opposite page.

    On their turn, a player draws five dice from the bag. The colors of the dice drawn determine the types of actions and options available to the player. White dice can re-stuff stuffies injured in battle. Red dice perform melee attacks while green dice perform ranged attacks. Yellow dice search while blue dice are used for special actions and purple dice can be used as any color. Most dice can always find a strategic use, including moving, using items, or contributing to group tasks. Players can store dice for later, combine dice for stronger actions, or use them one-at-a-time for multiple activations. As turns go by, black dice are also drawn, and after enough appear, minions emerge or attack, and the dice bag is reset!

    Players can encourage each other by sharing dice or their precious stuffing. In addition to fighting minions, each page of the storybook offers numerous points of interest, charming characters to interact or trade with, as well as many unusual challenges. And each page is but one chapter that folds into a branching, overarching story with a multitude of items and a special discovery deck full of surprises.

    BLANK

    BLANK is the fast and fun interactive card game you customize with every win! As you play, you create new rules and card effects, making your copy of BLANK unique.

    Be the first player to get rid of all of your cards. Watch out for the Rule Cards or you might suffer a Penalty. Keep your eyes peeled for Game Card effects that might change the course of the game. Not only does the winner enjoy the glory of victory, they also get to create a new Rule Card or customize a Game Card. Winning means you get to make your mark, changing the game forever!

    The game comes with 72 Game Cards, six of which come pre-filled with illustrations and game effects. Thirty are fully illustrated, and the remaining 36 are ready to be customized by winning players. There are also 38 Rule Cards included, with 14 made to get you started, and 24 blanks for you to add to the game as you continue.

    As the games continue and more cards are added, your copy of BLANK will evolve into a unique snapshot of your gaming group or family. Share your favorite rules with friends or the wider BLANK community! Your favorites may even end up in future versions of the game!
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    DARK CRYSTAL Will Jen and Kira manage to find the Shard and heal the Dark Crystal? Find out in Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Board Game, based on the classic The Dark Crystal movie by Jim Henson. MUSE Where will your muse guide you? Lead your teammates to inspiration using cryptic clues and sur...

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    RICK & MORTY EVENT @ IBERIAN ROOSTER TONIGHT!!! AND A RAFFLE @ EC ON WEDNESDAY!!!

    Tonight our friends at the Iberian Rooster are hosting a Rick and Morty night at their Citadel of Ricks! Cosplay Contest & Rick and Morty Fan Night, with prizes from Emerald City Comics!!!

    Check out all the details below!!!

    If you're not able to attend, we still have some awesome Rick and Morty goodies for you in our Rick and Morty Raffle at EC! event this Wednesday, where ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* a RICK AND MORTY Munchkin card game!!!
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    Citadel of Ricks! Cosplay Contest & Rick and Morty Fan Night

    February 1, 2018, 9:00pm - February 2, 2018, 3:00am

    Wubba lubba dub dub! Dress up as your favorite Rick and form the Citadel of Ricks with us! No Jerrys allowed. Birdpeople ok. No unsupervised Mortys. There will be a cosplay contest as well as R&M themed trivia, games and more! Be prepared to save the world and SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT! Of course, there...

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    Your favorite alternate-dimension-hopping duo are now popping into the Munchkin card game franchise - and you can get in on the action!!!

    On Wednesday, Feb. 7th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE MUNCHKIN Rick and Morty GAME!!! (3-6 players; 1-2 hrs. play time, age 17 and up!)

    The winner will be called on Thursday, February 1st!

    NOTE: Due to the mature content of this game, ALL entrants MUST be at least 17 years old in order to enter!
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    Rick and Morty Raffle at EC!

    February 7, 2018, 11:00am - February 7, 2018, 9:00pm

    Your favorite alternate-dimension-hopping duo are now popping into the Munchkin card game franchise - and you can get in on the action!!! On Wednesday, Feb. 7th, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE, ALL-DAY RAFFLE for a chance to win* a FREE MUNCHKIN Rick and Morty GAME!!! (3-6 players; 1-2...

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