Another instalment of Gift Guides is here! And this week we are shopping for that awesome Dungeon Master or RPG Player in your life. From beginners to seasoned players, we can help you get the perfect gift for the holiday season!
As of this posting, all items are currently in stock.
D&D Starter Set
The newly revampedDungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy. Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters! Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rulebook for playing characters level 1 – 5, 5 pre-generated characters, each with a character sheet and supporting reference material, and 6 dice.
Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons
Meet Fizban the Fabulous: doddering archmage, unlikely hero of the War of the Lance, divine avatar of a dragon-god—and your guide to the mysteries of dragonkind in the worlds of Dungeons & Dragons. Dragonslayers and dragon scholars alike will appreciate the new dragon-themed options for players eager to harness the power of dragon magic and create unique and memorable draconic characters. Dungeon Masters will discover a rich hoard of new tools and information for designing dragon-themed encounters, adventures, and campaigns. Discover a host of new dragons and other creatures. Learn about the lairs and hoards of each type of dragon, and how hoards focus the magic that suffuses dragons and connects them to the myriad worlds of the Material Plane.
The Wild Beyond the Witchlight
Once every eight years, the fantastic Witchlight Carnival touches down on your world, bringing joy to one settlement after the next. Its owners, Mister Witch and Mister Light, know how to put on a good show. But there’s more to this magical extravaganza than meets the eye! The Wild Beyond the Witchlight takes adventurers from the Witchlight Carnival to Prismeer, a Feywild domain of delight, and is designed for characters of levels 1–8. This book comes with a poster map that shows the carnival on one side and Prismeer on the other.
There’s a zombie plague overrunning the world. The recently-dead are roaming around, hunting the living, ready to tear them apart on sight. Some survivors chose to hide away in bunkers or caves, but that’s not you. You’re going to attack these zombies head on. You’re going to commit Zombicide. In Zombicide: Chronicles – The Roleplaying Game, players take on the role of survivors of the zombie apocalypse. They must learn to work together, trust one-another, and form strategies to fight the zombies if they want to stay alive.
Dungeons & Dragons Class Token Sets
These Token Setsare designed to allow you to easily and quickly track your character’s status effects. If your character is frightened, paralyzed, or unconscious, your allies will be able to see at a glance that you are in need of help. Because all of these full-color tokens are made of durable perspex, they are wet-erasable, so you can write additional information straight onto them. The combat tile provides a place for you to keep a running total of constantly changing statistics like character health and resources, all without dirtying your character sheet with eraser marks. Each token set includes a class tin, a combat tile, and 20 regular tokens with 1 large inspired token. Some classes have additional tokens dedicated for that class.
Miniatures and Dice
When in doubt, players and DM’s can never have to many miniatures or dice!
For this very special Staff Picks blog, we have decided to tell you about a couple games that we are excited about! Games that are on our own personal short lists.
Fossilis – Laura and Nichole
Name of Game: Fossilis
Rating (BGG): 7.6
Publisher: Kids Table BG
Year Published: 2020
Fossilis is a Set-Collection game where you are paleontologists attempting to unearth fossils in order to make dinosaurs. Points are available in a number of ways and the player with the most points is the winner. One of the things that makes me want to play this game is the amazing pieces. I’m always attracted to games with high quality pieces and this game doesn’t disappoint! It has little bones!! And Paleontologist Meeples and heavy plastic tiles and so many goodies! The First Player Marker is even a piece of amber – so cool! I love Set-Collection games with lots of ways to get points and Fossilis has this in spades. On your turn you can move your archaeologies, move or remove sand or clay tiles, dig, claim dinosaur cards, complete dinosaur cards and many other options. Y’all, it just looks so cool! Now that I’m writing this, I think I need to get myself a copy to take home tonight! –Laura Schneider
This game looks really cool, who doesn’t love dinosaurs? You get to dig around the site, trying to find the best stuff before your opponent, or even impeding them while you gather better supplies. The layout of it looks really nifty too, the way the pieces stack and can be shifted around, so that it really feels like you’re exploring a dig site. The rules seem pretty straightforward, you get two actions a turn to do your thing so the gameplay won’t drag from player to player. But that doesn’t mean the game seems too simple, there is an obvious depth of strategy to playing it that I think will probably scale pretty well with all levels of experience with gaming. –Nichole Davis
Magical Kitties Save the Day -Boyce
Name of Game: Magical Kitties Save the Day
Rating (BGG): N/A
Publisher: Atlas Games
Year Published: 2021
Magical Kitties is a new board game where the players take the role of cats protecting their human owners from dangerous supernatural forces. The game is an introduction to RPGs where one player will be the DM, controlling the supernatural forces, and the rest of the players will be the kitties. I am always up for a light-hearted cat game with silly villains that does not take itself too seriously. Featuring bright, colorful artwork depicting the feline heroes further increases my hype for the game. So go on, and protect your humans from those sinister dangers. –Boyce Asquith
Name of Game: Pan Am
Rating (BGG): 7.8
Publisher: Funko Games
Year Published: 2020
Pan Am mixes the route claiming from Ticket to Ride with a new biding aspect that makes this game seem really fun. Players must bid for landing rights, buy planes that can go further than anyone else and use other connections to create an air travel empire! If your routes are good enough, you can sell them to Pan Am. This game seems really interesting to me, I love Ticket to Ride and this seems like a step up in difficulty but not so hard that it scares new gamers away. Plus if I can’t travel right now, at least I can create the best in game travel routes! –Dani Kennedy
For the first time, join our professional smuggler Boyce as he takes you on an adventure at the edge of the empire! That’s right, calling all young smugglers, bounty hunters, and explorers (8-13 years old) we will be holding two winter day camps this December. There will be two different sessions, December 26th & 27th and December 30th & 31stfrom 12-5pm.
Each session will be $115 per player.
Whether you’re an experienced player, or a new comer, we will help you on your journey!
Included in the session fee are the following:
Learn how to properly play in the Star Wars world (rules of the game)
Choose a character
Select a miniature
Have tons of fun!
A healthy snack will be provided each day
Spots are limited, so please call (206.535.7896) to reserve a spot for the Star Wars lover in your life!
Strap in and blast off! The Starfinder Roleplaying Game puts you in the role of a bold science-fantasy explorer, investigating the mysteries of a weird and magical universe as part of a starship crew. Will you delve for lost artifacts in the ruins of alien temples? Strap on rune-enhanced armor and a laser rifle to battle undead empires in fleets of bone ships, or defend colonists from a swarm of ravenous monsters? Maybe you’ll hack into the mainframe of a god-run corporation, or search the stars for clues to the secret history of the universe or brand new planets to explore. Whether you’re making first contact with new cultures on uncharted worlds or fighting to survive in the neon-lit back alleys of Absalom Station, you and your team will need all your wits, combat skill, and magic to make it through. But most of all, you’ll need each other.
Released on Thursday, this game is flying off the shelves. Get yours now!
Two sessions of D&D Summer Camp – one for Middle School and one for High School!
Join host Jason Nelson for a week long learning and playing session of Dungeons and Dragons!
Date: June 26-30 (High School) and July 31-8/4 (Middle School)
Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $225 for the week (due upon registration)
***Space is limited to 8, so register early
Set of dice and dice bag
Meeples merchandise coupon
Legendary Games merchandise coupon
Overview: Tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs) like Dungeons and Dragons ™ offer creative and cooperative gaming experiences whose only limits are the players’ imaginations. Players choose their own adventures as they explore fantastic worlds, confronting epic challenges and unraveling mysteries, working together to solve problems through strategy, skill, cleverness, and collaboration using the unique abilities they and their characters possess. Tabletop gaming promotes reading and math skills, finding creative and team-based solutions, and building social trust and confidence. This beginner camp is designed to last five days and will cover all the essentials from introductory to the light experienced level of play.
What: Kids will learn the basics of Dungeons and Dragons and Role Playing Games in general. They’ll learn about Character Creation, exiting in the fantasy world, etiquette, conflict, leveling up, teamwork and getting into character.
Dungeon Master Biography: Jason Nelson is an author, publisher and entrepreneur who has worked in the gaming industry for 14 years, and been playing RPGs since he was 10 years old. A proud father of three, he has shared his passion and love for gaming with his own children. As a former elementary teacher, he recognized the value of tabletop RPGs for youth and saw the need for more RPG content for all ages, and his company Legendary Games has begun creating a line of introductory products for new and younger gamers.