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Catan 3D Collector's Edition is Now Available!

The latest must-have for Catan enthusiasts and collectors is coming this weekend!

For over 25 years Catan has been bringing friends and families around the table and no other board game has created a legacy of products so versatile!  While the essence of the game is simple and easy to teach, winning relies on simple luck of the die,  player forsight and negotation tactics - making this brilliant strategy game a universally appealing staple in any board game library.  

Over the years, the creators found new and innovative ways to keep the base game fresh and new without having to replace the game entirely - with numerous expansions like: Seafarers, which introduced ships that required alternate resources and changed the strategy paths ; and Cities and Knights, which required your community efforts in protecting the territories ; and 5-6 player expansions for bigger gatherings. (And if you have Seafarers and Cities & Knights already, they recently introduced the Treasures, Dragons & Adventurers expansion to appeal to the fantasy crowd!)

They've released special editions like Game of Thrones: Brotherhood of the Watch, which reskinned the game where you are also tasked in defending Catan from the onslaught of Wildlings crawling over the wall. And they relocated Catan to Space: The Final Frontier, in Star Trek Catan, where Klingons prevent resource production and select The Original Series Star Trek characters each bring a special ability to support the final mission. 

They've even catered to the gamers on-the-go with Catan: Traveler's Edition - a foldable version that could be played even on an airplane!

Last year, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, Catan released their 25th Anniversary Edition, which included the 5-6 player expansion, a "Helpers of Catan" scenario, iridescent paint on some components, and sleeves to protect your investment. 

This time, Catan has gone bolder and bigger with the Catan 3D Collector's Edition uniquely featuring 19 hand-painted 3D terrain hex tiles, 6 hand-painted sea frames, 9 hand-painted harbor markers, 18 translucent number tokens, 4 sets of antiqued 3D player pieces in four colors, 1 antiqued robber figure,  and 2 custom CATAN dice, providing an immersive experience to the base game like no other!  If you're an avid fan of Catan, this Collector's edition is designed to be played, displayed and enjoyed everyday!

 

Catan 3D Collectors Edition (2021)

Updates for Frosthaven Orders

The highly anticipated Frosthaven game on Kickstarter has recently gotten a bombshell of an update.  For months, the timeline has been pushed and pushed due to concept changes and design/ production challenges.  The current estimated shipping date has been pushed to Q1 of 2022.  With this news, the developer has also added that contents during this timeline have increased the amount of content included, pushing the Frosthaven giant to 10 lbs over the original Gloomhaven game.  The anticipation is alot to handle, but we look forward to the final product in hand, hopefully without any additional delays!   Check out the publisher's sneak peek at the scale of this project!

 

Latest box contents scale: Gloomhaven vs. Frosthaven-concept

 

For complete Updates : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frosthaven/frosthaven/posts

Descent Gets Remastered on August 6th!

2 – 3 hours | 1 – 4 players| Ages 14+

Forge your own legend as a hero of Terrinoth in Descent: Legends of the Dark, the definitive cooperative dungeon-crawling board game for one to four players!

From the Manufacturer: Across the gripping quests of an unfolding campaign, you and your fellow heroes will venture across the realm, battling terrifying monsters, unlocking new skills, and exploring a wondrous fantasy world. Legends of the Dark features a fully integrated companion app, opening the door for an unforgettable journey as you explore high towers, dismal tombs, dark forests, and the city of Frostgate. With 46 pieces of 3D terrain and 40 striking hero and monster miniatures bringing your game to life, Legends of the Dark is an invitation to adventure that no one will want to miss.: Legends of the Dark is not the third edition of Descent: Journeys in the Dark. Although it shares the realm of Terrinoth and the top-level identity as a dungeon-crawling board game indicated by the Descent title, we see Legends of the Dark as a new addition to our catalog, rather than a third edition of Journeys in the Dark.

Although Journeys in the Dark featured the Road to Legend companion app, that game was always designed as a competitive experience, pitting one to four hero players against a single overlord player. Legends of the Dark harnesses its integrated companion app to deliver a cooperative game from the very beginning, freeing you and your friends to fully focus on becoming the heroes of Terrinoth.Terrinoth is in peril.

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The demon-tainted Uthuk Y’llan barbarians stalk the realm and the undead servants of Waiqar the Undying venture beyond their borders for the first time in memory. The leaders of Terrinoth are divided and fractious, unable to unite against these common threats. And in the northern barony of Forthyn, the stage is set for the next great confrontation between Terrinoth and the forces of darkness... 

Epic Encounters by Steamforged Games!

 Make your next RPG night one to remember!

2+ players | Age 11+ | 2-6 hours

Epic Encounters bring new roleplaying adventures right out of the box!  Discover incredible minis and thrilling lore with Epic Encounters. Great for new and experienced roleplayers, every set features an all-in-one boxed encounter that's 5E compatible and ready-to-play as part of a new or existing campaign.

Find your next adventure here

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Freezing Chains!

Check out the Freezing Chains Structure Deck 1st Edition! 

 

This set introduces nine new cards to update the Ice Barrier synergy.  Trishula, Zero Dragon of the Ice Barrier; Revealer of the Ice Barrier; Hexa Spirit of the Ice Barrier; Winds Over the Ice Barrier; and Terror of Trishula.  

Structure Deck Freezing Chains

 

It's Story:

As winter grows colder, the icy prison cannot withhold the growing storm within, and the return of Trishula is nigh. The Synchro Monsters of the Ice Barrier break free in Structure Deck: Freezing Chains!

Originating in the very first Hidden Arsenal, the Ice Barrier strategy puts the freeze on opposing strategies while preparing to finish them off with their incredible Synchro Monsters! “Ice Barrier” monsters work as a team to suppress your opponent’s actions. There are “Ice Barrier” monsters that weaken opposing monsters, prevent your opponent from Tribute Summoning, delay the activation of Spell Cards, prevent attacks, and more, but only if you control a second “Ice Barrier” monster. If that second monster also has a similar suppression effect, you’ll get both effects!

The most famous “Ice Barrier” monster of all, Trishula, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, returns in a new, even more destructive form in Structure Deck: Freezing Chains! Not only does this new Synchro Monster banish up to 3 cards your opponent controls, it also Summons the original Trishula if your opponent destroys it! This new Trishula can find a home in any strategy that can use Synchro Monsters, so don’t miss your chance to add this powerful monster to your Extra Deck.

Structure Deck: Freezing Chains includes all of the “Ice Barrier” Synchro Monsters as part of its 5-card Extra Deck.

Each Structure Deck: Freezing Chains includes 46 cards (41-card Main Deck + 5-card Extra Deck):

37 Commons

3 Super Rares 6 Ultra Rares

1 Double-sided Deluxe Game Mat/Dueling Guide

Pick up your Structure Deck today for only $7.99!  Need more?  Get a full display of 8 Structure Decks for only $59.99!

Pokemon Craze!

If you've been shopping recently for Pokemon products, you might have come to a disappointing conclusion - they're out of stock!  Even the latest releases and re-releases are proving difficult to hold on to.  Blame it on Charizard!

It all starts with one crazy rare celebrity purchase and the YouTube quest to find these valuable cards, especially in the original packs.  As more and more pack opening videos are hitting as well, crazier stunts like Flip It or Rip It have upped the stakes.  On the flip-side, production has also decreased, making it more difficult to find in-print products.  Because of this recent craze, Charizard is hotter than ever! Even some newly printed Charizards are fetching hundreds of dollars out of the box!

Have alot of old Pokemon cards laying around?  You may want to consider going through them and to see if you're a proud owner of one of the rarities.  Perhaps try giving you and your kids an opportunity to replicate a pack opening experience by blindly gathering old cards in groups, putting about 8-9 of them in a penny sleeve and revealing them together.  You might be surprised what you will reveal.  

In the meantime, we too eagerly await any stock replenishments and also the next release, the Shining Fates collection, which has a current release date of Feb 19, 2021!  These sets are very limited and never sold as standard booster packs and only available in exclusive packaging!

Shining Fates description: 

Shiny Pokémon are so extraordinary that they're almost never seen, and Trainers who catch them are considered quite lucky…and yet they can be yours in the Pokémon TCG: Shining Fates expansion. Celebrate the Galar region and the incredible Pokémon that live and battle there with beautifully etched cards—including the spectacular Shiny Charizard in its Gigantamax form. Seize your destiny and expand your collection with the Shining Fates expansion.

 

Shining Fates

Buy Two Get One Free on Select Games!

September 21st through October 18th, 2020

Choose from a selection of Top-Selling In-Stock games!

Buy two qualified titles and get a third one (of equal or lesser value) free! 

Available in-store or by phone only!

Check availability here!

  • Catan
  • Splendor
  • Carcassonne
  • Dixit
  • Mysterium
  • Small World
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Mille Bornes
  • Arkham Horror 3rd Edition
  • Rory's Story Cubes (Box)
  • Pandemic
  • 7 Wonders New Edition
  • Spot It! Classic (Box)
  • Dead of Winter
  • Cosmic Encounter

Anniversary!

We are celebrating the company's 4th anniversary throughout August! Due to the pandemic restrictions, we are making efforts to celebrate in some way with everyone!We will be making a formal announcement via email this week, however we wanted everyone to have the chance to jump on the promotions now!

WEEKLY RAFFLE! - We are offering the local community a chance to win a free game! 2 winners will be pulled each Friday and notified via email, no purchase necessary! For rules and to register, visit: https://www.bytheboardgames.com/catalog/promotional-btb_anniversary/raffle_fridays_local_only/2034686

MYSTERY BOXES! - Also, we are offering mystery boxes throughout the month! Choose from $10 or $25 boxes (+shipping, if selected) which have at least double the manufacturer's value! For more info visit: https://www.bytheboardgames.com/catalog/promotional-btb_anniversary/14902

BASEMENT SALE! - Every Friday in August, from 4-9, we will be holding a basement sale with clearanced items to make room for new stock! Priced to move or reasonable offers accepted!

Frosthaven Now Open for Pre-Orders!

Frosthaven is the story of a small outpost far to the north of the capital city of White Oak, an outpost barely surviving the harsh weather as well as invasions from forces both known and unknown. There, a group of mercenaries at the end of their rope will help bring back this settlement from the edge of destruction. Frosthaven is a standalone adventure from the designer and publisher of Gloomhaven that features sixteen new characters, three new races, more than twenty new enemies, more than one hundred new items, and a new, 100-scenario campaign. In addition to having the well-known combat mechanisms of Gloomhaven, Frosthaven will feature much more to do outside of combat, such as numerous mysteries to solve, a seasonal event system to live through, and player control over how this ramshackle village expands, with each new building offering new ways to progress.

Recently wrapping their Kickstarter campaign, Frosthaven received 83,193 backers that pledged $12,969,608 making it a well received and highly sought-after sequel to the ever-popular Gloomhaven.

We have backed the campaign trail on behalf of those who missed out or those who just want to support their Friendly Local Game Store and the store is open for your pre-orders!  The scheduled Kickstarter retail release has not been set in stone, but is expected to release early in 2021. The available date is our best estimate and is subject to change.

Explore the products here!  Please be sure to read the entire product description before committing an order!

 

 

Now Carrying Gamegenic Supplies!

Great Games deserve quality supplies to protect them!  We are now offering a selection of these ingenious essential products at various price points anyone can enjoy.  From card sleeves to Premium Deck Boxes with convertible covers, Gamegenic is sure to create an extraoardinary gaming experience!

 

Shop Gamegenic Here

Available November 12th!
Available November 12th!
Available November 12th!
Available November 12th!