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Ravensburger Announces The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game

The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game differs from traditional board games in that players interact with different game boards within the “book.” Players will become immersed in the story as they complete each chapter and navigate their way through locations found in the 1987 film, The Princess Bride. In this chapter-based board game, players need to work together to keep the plot of the story on course and tell all six chapters despite constant interruptions from a sick Grandson and interference from Vizzini, Count Rugen and Prince Humperdink. Players cooperate to complete challenges by moving the seven paintable character miniatures and discarding Story cards from their hand. Once all chapters are completed, the players win the game and true “wuv” prevails.

The game is 1-4 players for ages 10+ and will cost $25 at Target and on Ravensburger’s official website. The game will be released on October 4th, 2020.

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Funko Games: A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game

Help Ralphie Parker get the BB gun and decoder ring he covets at Christmastime! Peek at present cards, “triple-dog-dare” other players to make risky trades, and beware of the bullies who are lurking in the deck. If you have the infamous “leg lamp” you can swipe another player’s card, but act fast because you may not have the prized possession long. It’s a lively game of “take that” and family laughs just in time for the holidays!

Game contents: Leg Lamp, 15 cards, 90 tokens, and instructions.

Funko Games: A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game will be released on September 30, 2020 and you can pre-order it HERE.

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Pokémon Card, One of Only Seven Made, Could Be Worth $100K+

A pristine copy of arguably the most sought-after Pokémon card in the world could bring $100,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction July 9-12 in Dallas, Texas.

Pokémon Super Secret Battle “No. 1 Trainer” Trainer Promo Hologram Trading Card (1999) is one of just seven copies known to exist, and of those, six carry a PSA Gem Mint 10 grade.

“This unique card can easily be the centerpiece of any serious Pokémon card collection,” said Jesus Garcia, Assistant Comics & Comic Art Operations Supervisor at Heritage Auctions. “These cards were given to the winners of regional Pokémon tournaments, of which there were only seven, making this an exceedingly rare prize among collectors. The perfect grade is important, of course, but the sheer rarity of the card is the main reason why it is an inarguable must-have for serious Pokémon collectors.”

The card reads “The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament’s champion is recognized here, and this honor is praised. By presenting this card, you may gain preferential entry into the Secret Super Battle.”

So secretive was the tournament that the competitors only found out the location of the final round after winning a regional tournament. The finals took place Aug. 22, 1999, in Tokyo.

The Pikachu Illustrator is widely regarded as the most expensive Pokémon card; according to psacard.com, there are 19 Pikachu Illustrator cards certified. But the Super Secret Battle No. 1 Trainer card is even more rare, with just seven copies known to exist.

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You’ll Be On Cloud Nine With Kingdoms Rise’s Newest Instalment

Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, released the revolutionary Kingdoms Rise franchise last year. The Slots series, which is similar to the companies ever-popular Age of the Gods series, is based around a fantasy world made up of many different lands. 

Playtech have already released six games in the series – the newest of which is; Kingdoms Rise: Scorching Clouds – and it is undoubtedly one of the best latest betting games.  Players are able to explore the whole universe via the creative in-game map, which also gives you the option to jump directly between the half-a-dozen games, without having to go back to the site’s Slots page. Playtech also like to build excitement for the new instalments by leaving hints on the map! 

Anyway, whilst we wait in anticipating for the next game, let’s pass the time by taking an in-depth look at the newest release! 

Kingdoms Rise: Scorching Clouds

The five-reel slot, which is set on a roof top over-looking a floating fantasy city amongst the clouds, can be played from as little as 10p per spin – or if you’re a high-roller you can punt 2000 per spin – and is jam-packed with features – including spreading wilds and dragon respins. 

There are also two free spin bonus features, which give you the option of choosing the Empress or the Knight. As always, you’ll be awarded with coins to spend in the Kingdoms Rise shop – where you can buy free games, bonuses and even respins!

Purple, green, blue and red gems are the lowest paying symbols – offering between 2x and 9x your bet for clusters of 10. Green wrenches, blue hammers and red telescopes will enhance your bankroll by multiplying winnings between 30x and 40x your initial wager, when found in clusters of 10. However, the highest paying symbols are the Chief Engineer Torredd Danerick – who is ever-present, and working away on the right-hand side of the reels. The Royal Knight Sir Jacob Deven and the Sky Empress Eilana Touloune are both worth 60x wins if you land 10 or more on a payline. Furthermore, a ship wheel acts as the wild symbol, whilst a silver-coated dragon head is the free games scatter. 

Features

As always with the awesome Kingdoms Rise franchise, you could potentially land yourself one of three progressive jackpots as you spin the reels – with the biggest jackpot often amounting to six-figures! Cascading wins could help increase your bankroll, as every time you land a winning payline on the reels, the symbols are replaced with new icons – meaning the possibility of more wins! 

As mentioned before, if the free games feature is triggered by the scatter symbol, you’ll have the option of playing with the Empress or the Knight. However, choose wisely as the man in shining armour will award you with free spins, whilst the stunning Empress will tempt you with even more noble prizes. 

The respin bonus feature is triggered by collecting the illustrious dragon eggs. The eggs will fill the six empty slots at the top of the reels, and once you have all six in your procession, the sought-after bonus will be rewarded. If that’s not enough, when the wild symbol drops into a highlighted position, it’ll become a spreading wild – taking your winnings up a notch. 

But, what are your chances of landing a pretty penny whilst floating gloriously above the clouds, I head you ask? Well, Kingdoms Rise: Scorching Clouds boasts a 93.07% RTP – which included a 0.99% jackpot contribution. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get going on up to the spirit in the sky! 

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Star Wars Monopoly Game – The Complete Saga Edition

Monopoly: Star Wars The Complete Saga Edition is a galactic celebration of all three Star Wars trilogies combined into one game! With gameplay inspired by the Star Wars universe and iconic Star Wars artwork, it’s a must for fans. 

Properties include Planets and Droids, and instead of houses and hotels, this edition features TIE fighters and X-Wings. The last player left with credits when all other players go bankrupt is the winner. ncludes custom game board, nine character bust tokens, 24 title deed cards, 16 Jedi training cards, 16 Holocron cards, 32 TIE Fighters, 12 X-Wings, two dice, 82 cardboard credits, and game guide.

For two to six players.

Order HERE for $34.99.

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Funko Reveals Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of The Thanostones

Funko has announced Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones, a micro collectible, tabletop gaming system.

The new adventure game, based on the Marvel Universe, combines micro collectible characters, cards and gaming, allowing kids to battle against Thanos in gameplay unleashed through a Battle Ball. Each Battle Ball contains a surprise of two Marvel collectable characters, Hero Cards, Battle Cards and pair of dice, all for a highly accessible price point. Players can collect Marvel micro heroes ranging from icons like Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Groot, as well as characters like Valkyrie Gamora and Throg.

“We are thrilled that Marvel has chosen to expand the Funko collaboration to engage their younger fans with a new category of products and animation collaboration,” said Brian Mariotti, Chief Executive Officer of Funko. “Funko enters the toy aisle for the first time with a product offering of tremendous value. In addition to two micro-collectible characters inside the Battle Ball, the child can battle independently or team up with friends to defeat Thanos through game play. This kind of product assortment is both what kids want and what retailers are keen to offer parents.”

New Marvel Battleworld short-form animated content will be available across multiple platforms, including Disney XD, Marvel HQ, YouTube and more. Created by Funko Animation Studios, in collaboration with Marvel, this series will introduce children to a new plan by villain Thanos to trap Marvel heroes in Battleworld.

The line will be first to market at Target stores nationwide this June.

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Monopoly Godzilla

Demolish the competition in a city-terrorizing twist on the classic board game with Monopoly Godzilla. Begin the invasion by buying, selling and trading locations like Monster Island, Goro’s Workshop, and Kitakami Lake and take over the board with Facilities and Bases.

Custom sculpted tokens of giants such as Mothra, Godzilla, King Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla easily impose on anything in their path!

Order HERE for $40.

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The LEGO Super Mario Starter Course & The First of A Range of LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets Revealed

The LEGO Group announced pre-order availability of the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course. Fans can now secure their own set of this upcoming and highly anticipated new product line, the result of a unique partnership with Nintendo. The new LEGO Super Mario product line features an interactive LEGO Mario figure that collects coins in real-life game levels created with LEGO bricks. Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based set, it promises to change the way people interact with Super Mario in the physical world and engage in LEGO experiences. 

Disclosed for the first time today by LEGO Design Lead Jonathan Bennink, fans will be able to begin exploring the fun-packed LEGO Super Mario universe with the Adventures with Mario Starter Course. This entry point set to the world of LEGO Super Mario is needed to unlock expansion sets and features seven action bricks for different interactions with the LEGO Mario figure that are only included in this set.

The LEGO Mario figure itself has LCD screens in his eyes, mouth and belly to display a wide variety of instant reactions to movement, color and action bricks. Also included is a speaker that plays iconic sounds and music from the video game series.

Kids aged 6+ can build levels and play their own way, with action-packed challenges having lots of creative fun in a highly interactive experience. LEGO Mario is used to collect virtual coins as he runs and jumps from the Start Pipe to the Goal Pole via LEGO bricks, cloud platform, and clashes with the Goomba figure and Bowser Jr. figure. 

The Starter Course can be combined with LEGO Super Mario Expansion Sets, which each unlock unique challenges and characters to play with and against friends. The first Expansion Sets, also revealed today, include the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set. And because the products all include modular builds, fans are fully in charge of creating exactly the LEGO level course they want to see Mario come to life in.

Fans will also love the free LEGO Super Mario app by the LEGO Group, a supporting feature to further enhance the physical play experience. It keeps track of scores to encourage continuous rebuilding, as well as it provides digital building instructions with zoom and rotate viewing tools to make building easier, suggests other creative ways to build and play, and is a safe forum to share ideas with friends. 

The full LEGO Super Mario assortment will launch Aug. 1st 2020, but fans can now pre-order the LEGO Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course on www.lego.com/supermario-startercourse and from select leading retailers around the world. 

The retail price for the Starter Course is $59.99, while the rprice for the two expansion sets will be $29.99 for the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set and $99.99 for the Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set.

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Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition

Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition is a new fill-in-the-blank comedy game that’s just like Cards Against Humanity, but it’s written for kids and adults to play together.

The makers of the game have been working on it for over a year in consultation with child development experts and psychologists. The plan was to surprise everyone with this in the fall, but a lot of families need something to do right now.

HERE is the free public beta of Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition which you can print it at home and play it right now with your bored family.

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Monopoly Marvel 80th Anniversary Collector Edition

The Monopoly: Marvel 80 Years Edition board game is a celebration of Marvel’s epic catalogue of comics. With gameplay inspired by the Marvel Universe and iconic Marvel artwork — including art by Alex Ross — this game is a must for Marvel fans. Properties include Covers, Marvel Knights, and Team Leaders, and instead of houses and hotels, this edition features Issues and Omnibuses. The last player left when all other players go bankrupt, is the winner.

Order HERE.

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