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5 MINUTE MARVEL
The Marvel version of the chaotically fast-paced cooperative card game 5-Minute Dungeon that lets a group of Marvel heroes battle past Marvel bosses all in less than 5 minutes! Fast and frenetic gameplay gets everyone involved and engaged. Cooperative gameplay encourages communication, interpersonal interaction, and teamwork. 10 Marvel heroes to choose from and 6 progressively difficult Marvel bosses delivers strong re-playability.
In more detail, players assume the role of one of ten superheroes, each with special cards and abilities. Once the Jarvis-hosted five-minute timer starts, the race is on to defeat all the villains in the mission. In order to defeat a villain, players must match symbols from their hand with ones on the villain's card. At the end of each mission is a powerful super villain — and after the first super villain is defeated, the campaign continues to the second super villain. Each super villain, and each randomized mission, gets harder until players reach Thanos, the final super villain.
MARVEL HAIL HYDRA
Deception. Deduction. Destruction.
In Hail Hydra, you and your friends team up as Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. heroes to save New York City! But wait — your fellow heroes may be villainous HYDRA operatives in your midst! Use social deduction to determine who is a secret HYDRA agent and who is truly loyal to S.H.I.E.L.D. If you succeed, you and your fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. heroes will retrieve the Cosmic Cube from the Red Skull and save the city! If the city is destroyed, HYDRA wins.
SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL DICE CHALLENGE
Each player selects one of the 24 included Sailor Moon Crystal series characters to play, either randomly (by drawing from the face-down deck of character cards) or purposefully. You and an opponent use your selected characters to battle each other in several rounds of combat. During the game, both of you are rolling a number of polyhedral dice and trying to use the numbers rolled to capture your opponent’s dice and gain points. The winner gains a victory point while the defeated character powers up and becomes an even stronger opponent! The first person to win three rounds wins the game (best 3 out of 5).
There's also the option to play the game using teams when you have more than two players, either through single combat teams or in tag-team combats. To accommodate an unlimited number of players at an anime/gaming/fandom convention, local game store/cafe, or any large gathering of family and friends, additional tournament rules are provided.
Brass: Birmingham is an economic strategy game sequel to Martin Wallace' 2007 masterpiece, Brass. Birmingham tells the story of competing entrepreneurs in Birmingham during the industrial revolution, between the years of 1770-1870.
The game is played over two halves: the canal era (years 1770-1830) and the rail era (years 1830-1870). To win the game, score the most VPs. VPs are counted at the end of each half for the canals, rails and established (flipped) industry tiles.
Birmingham features dynamic scoring canals/rails. Instead of each flipped industry tile giving a static 1 VP to all connected canals and rails, many industries give 0 or even 2 VPs. This provides players with the opportunity to score much higher value canals in the first era, and creates interesting strategy with industry placement.
Brass: Birmingham is a finely brewed sequel to one of history's most industrial economic games. It offers a very different story arc and experience from its predecessor. Many of the tried and true strategies of the original are no longer as powerful as they once were, and other interesting new strategies are waiting for you to discover.
DINOSAUR TEA PARTY
"You're looking well, darling. One lump or two?"
It's the most sought-after invitation of the year: Dinoton Abbey for high tea. Now you're all gussied up in your finery and ready for some tea and chit-chat. One problem: You can't remember anyone's name. Who's that, sporting the fancy brooch with her pet chicken? Is that Jeannine? Beatriz? Oh, dear. If you're not careful, you'll commit a faux pas everyone will be gossiping about.
Dinosaur Tea Party is a game of pure deduction for 2-5 homo sapiens. Each player takes a card corresponding to one of the dino guests. Players take turns asking each other questions or guessing their dinosaur's name. If someone guesses your name, draw a new card. The first player to guess three names wins.
Munchkin Starfinder combines the roleplaying, backstabbing action of classic Munchkin with the lasers, alien planets, starships, and adorably deadly skittermanders from the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Defeat The Swarm and loot the universe in Munchkin Starfinder! ... See MoreSee Less
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WOLVERINE & FAMILY HEALTH DAY EXPO @ EC!!!
Join us THIS SATURDAY for a HUGE event for the WHOLE FAMILY!!!
Celebrate Marvel's Return of Wolverine #1 (on EC's New Comics Wall now) this Saturday, during our Wolverine Day and Fantasy Family Health & Fitness Expo at EC! event!!!
SAVE 10% on ALL WOLVERINE & X-Men Comics and graphic novels ALL DAY!!!
We'll have FREE WOLVERINE COMICS for the FIRST 100 Guests at 11am, and our Wolverine Cosplayer will be here from 11a-1p and 3-5p for FREE PICS & AUTOGRAPHS!!!
Plus, join us for our FREE Fantasy Family Health Expo, featuring Swollen Nerd, and MORE!!!
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EC Book Club: DAREDEVIL - BORN AGAIN is Wednesday, October 3rd in "The Hub" in the center of the store!
The EC Book Club meets the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm to chat about the featured book.
We usually begin each meeting with a "Comics 101" slideshow giving some historical, artistic, or social background on the book, and then we dive right into discussion! Here's the Comics 101 slideshow for our previous ECBC meeting for DEADLY CLASS VOL 3!
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THE "CAPTAIN MARVEL" TRAILER IS HERE... AND IT'S RAD!!!
Marvel Studios has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Captain Marvel movie, starring Brie Larson, Jude Law, and Samuel L. Jackson, and it's full of 90s goodness!!!
Check out the trailer below, and be sure to stop by to see your friends at EC to get caught up on the rich history of Captain Marvel!!!
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OUR BATMAN DAY JUST GOT EVEN BETTER!!!
During our Batman Day 2018 at EC! event, we've added a THIRD RAFFLE for a special item!!! Immediately after the 12:30 raffle, we will give out tickets for an added 1PM RAFFLE, for a chance to win a 9.2 CERTIFIED Batman & THE SIGNAL #1, SIGNED BY WRITERS SCOTT SNYDER & TONY PATRICK from DC Comics!!!
Tickets for this raffle will be given out immediately after the 12:30 raffle! The winning ticket holder must be present to win!
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COMIC REVIEW: CROWDED!!!
Review by Darryl Blaker, Director of Marketing @ EC!
"CROWDED" by Christopher Sebela (writer), Ro Stein and Ted Brandt (artists), from Image Comics.
"Crowded" is a fantastic new series that taps into today's screen and app-obsessed culture. Charlie is your average, multi-tasking Millennial, holding down a dozen app-appointed jobs; everything from dog-walking to loaning out her clothes. Suddenly, she's been marked for assassination - by a crowd-sourcing app, of course - where for some reason, a long list of people are willing to pay a few bucks each to have her killed.
Of course, the Internet also solves this problem by providing her a tough-as-nails, (but rated 1 1/2 stars), bodyguard named Vita, who is willing to keep Charlie holed up in the dilapidated house she's squatting in for the month, as long as the check - er, Bitcoin clears.
This first issue (and number 2 is out now; both available at Emerald City Comics) takes off immediately. The writing is sharp and witty, and the artwork fits the tone of the story perfectly. If Hollywood hasn't already snatched up the rights to this yet, you might want to see if it's being crowd-funded, because "Crowded" is definitely going to push itself into the mainstream soon.
Update: Turns out I was right, Rebel Wilson ("Bridesmaids," "Pitch Perfect") is already making this into a feature film. Toldja. (You gotta be fast in today's world!)
My Grade: A+
You can follow Darryl on Instagram for more comic and graphic novel reviews, Pop! Vinyl pics and more, here: www.instagram.com/darrylblaker/?hl=en
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IT'S A BAT-TASTIC WEEK @ EC!!!
Tomorrow, ALL GUESTS, ALL DAY can enter our FREE RAFFLE for a chance to win* the Batman / Catwoman. WEDDING ALBUM from DC Comics!!!
Then, don't forget to join us THIS SATURDAY for our Batman Day 2018 at EC! event, with FREE BATMAN COMICS & COLORING SHEETS @ 11am, PLUS, each Guest will get FREE RAFFLE TICKETS for our BATMAN RAFFLES at 12 Noon and 12:30pm, where THIRTEEN WINNERS at EACH RAFFLE, can pick the Batman item they want most to take home with them!!! Plus, SAVE 10% on all Batman Family books and graphic novels!!!
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Root is a game of adventure and war in which 2 to 4 (1 to 6 with the 'Riverfolk' expansion) players battle for control of a vast wilderness.
The nefarious Marquise de Cat has seized the great woodland, intent on harvesting its riches. Under her rule, the many creatures of the forest have banded together. This Alliance will seek to strengthen its resources and subvert the rule of Cats. In this effort, the Alliance may enlist the help of the wandering Vagabonds who are able to move through the more dangerous woodland paths. Though some may sympathize with the Alliance’s hopes and dreams, these wanderers are old enough to remember the great birds of prey who once controlled the woods.
Meanwhile, at the edge of the region, the proud, squabbling Eyrie have found a new commander who they hope will lead their faction to resume their ancient birthright. The stage is set for a contest that will decide the fate of the great woodland. It is up to the players to decide which group will ultimately take root.
Root represents the next step in our development of asymmetric design. Like Vast: The Crystal Caverns, each player in Root has unique capabilities and a different victory condition. Now, with the aid of gorgeous, multi-use cards, a truly asymmetric design has never been more accessible.
The Cats play a game of engine building and logistics while attempting to police the vast wilderness. By collecting Wood they are able to produce workshops, lumber mills, and barracks. They win by building new buildings and crafts.
The Eyrie musters their hawks to take back the Woods. They must capture as much territory as possible and build roosts before they collapse back into squabbling.
The Alliance hides in the shadows, recruiting forces and hatching conspiracies. They begin slowly and build towards a dramatic late-game presence--but only if they can manage to keep the other players in check.
Meanwhile, the Vagabond plays all sides of the conflict for their own gain, while hiding a mysterious quest. Explore the board, fight other factions, and work towards achieving your hidden goal.
In Root, players drive the narrative, and the differences between each role create an unparalleled level of interaction and replayability. Leder Games invites you and your family to explore the fantastic world of Root!
THE PICKLE RICK GAME
As you might expect, Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game is based on the "Pickle Rick" episode of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty. One player plays as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The Pickle Rick player uses weapons cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as they try to get to the rooftop. The game includes both Pickle Rick and Jaguar miniatures that are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped.
Adding to the off-the-wall fun is the game's packaging: It looks like a pickle!
EPIC SPELL WARS 4: PANIC AT THE PLEASURE PALACE
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace, the fourth game in the Epic Spell Wars series, takes the trademark humor-filled, mature gameplay and artwork to a new level for 2-6 players. Magically transmitted diseases (MTDs) are a powerful addition to the proceedings, leading wizards to suffer Crotch Krakens, Genital Harpies, and Gorgonorrhea, among other enchanted afflictions. MTDs also give players glyphs that lead to spells that are more epic than ever. In addition, players vie for control of the standee, which protects them from the MTDs that might come their way.
TOWER OF MADNESS
Investigate unspeakable horrors without losing your marbles — literally!
The veil between worlds in thinning, an ancient horror is awakening, and the very existence of the world hangs in the balance. You must investigate a series of horrific locations and discover the unknowable truth before the world ends — or go mad in the attempt to save it. Find the paranormal gates that have opened onto our world, and be stout of heart and strong of mind for only then will you discover how to seal the gates and save humanity.
In Tower of Madness, a three-dimensional clock tower, standing a foot tall and filled with marbles of four distinct colors, stands before you. Thirty unworldly tentacles push through the tower walls in every direction in this high-tension, push-your-luck dice game of Lovecraft-inspired horror. Fail your investigation dice rolls and you will be forced to draw a tentacle from the tower. Any marbles that fall as a result affect your character immediately, whether adding to your discovery total, gaining you spells and knowledge that man was not meant to have, or gaining madness; drop one of the three DOOM marbles, however, and you summon Cthulhu and end the game.
Investigate every horrific location in the deck, each with its own unique dice challenge, in order to save the world before your luck runs out. The player with the most discovery points is declared the hero and wins the game. Otherwise, the insane players collectively enjoy a brief moment of victory as Cthulhu rises, destroys the world, and eats them last...as their reward.
BEFORE THERE WERE STARS
Since ancient times, the twinkling of the heavens inspired people across the globe to create stories that answered the most important of questions: "Who are we… and how did it all begin?"
Open this box, and join the storytellers of old. Before There Were Stars... is a storytelling game in which each player tells the mythic creation story of "their people". Inspired by constellation cards, players craft tales about the creation of the world, the origins of civilization, the rise of a great hero, and the end of days.
This "feel-good" game lets you appreciate the boundless imagination in all of us and awards points for the best story moments — allowing everyone to shine regardless of their skill as a storyteller. Playing this game is a breath of fresh air that never repeats itself, except in the fun and warmth of emotion it brings to your table. ... See MoreSee Less
HARLEY QUINN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION... THIS SATURDAY @ EC!!!
Be sure to join us this Saturday for our Harley Quinn Birthday Event at EC!!!
The FIRST 100 GUESTS will receive THEIR CHOICE of a FREE DC Comics BOMBSHELL BUTTON, and you'll receive a FREE RAFFLE TICKET for our ON-SITE HARLEY & FRIENDS RAFFLES at Noon and 12:30pm!!!
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THE NEW HALLOWEEN TRAILER IS HERE!!!
The long-awaited Halloween Movie, starring the original's Jamie Lee Curtis finally has a new trailer, and it looks SCARY as all-get-out!!!
The movie, from Universal Studios Entertainment, Miramax, and Blumhouse begins stalking us all on October 19th, but if you can't wait that long, stop by and see your friends at Emerald City Comics, where we have lots of Michael Myers (and his scary movie monster friends) comics, books, games, toys, collectibles, tchotchkes and more!!!
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