Friday is Sheriff of Nottingham day at Arcane Wonders Booth #839!

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Jul 262016

sherrifFriday is Sheriff of Nottingham day at Arcane Wonders Booth #839!

Meet Sergio Halaban from 1:00 to 4:00 on Friday!

Hear ye, hear ye! Good merchants take heed! The honorable Sheriff of Nottingham shall be honoring Gen Con on Friday with his presence at the Arcane Wonders booth numbered 839. Not only will our most gracious sheriff be attending, but honored guest Sergio Halaban, designer of the Sheriff of Nottingham board game will be at the booth from 1:00 to 4:00 PM!

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Arkwright From Capstone Games

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May 302016




In the 17th and 18th centuries, merchantmen sailing under the English flag dominated the seas and international trade. The Navigation Acts restricted foreign ships from partaking in the trade between England and her colonies.


Richard Arkwright was one of the English inventors and businessmen who developed the first advanced machines (e.g. the Spinning Jenny and the Water Frame) and founded early factories. The goods produced in this manner were highly regarded in both the old country and by the Englishmen living in the colonies.

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Media Guest of Honor – Summer Glau

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Jun 192015

Media Guest of Honor – Summer Glau

Gen Con announces Summer Glau as our Media Guest of Honor!

About Ms. Glau:

Summer Glau is an American prima ballerina and actress, who is best known for for her iconic characters River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator:The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


More Details at Gen Con.

From Iello this March

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Feb 162015

steamSteam Torpedo: First Contact


The First World War has lasted for ten years without any country taking the upper hand and no one can foresee how it shall end. Telin gas, an experimental weapon developed in secrecy, has been used by all armies, either to threaten or to punish and a dangerous game of cat and mouse has ensued.


On each continent, vast portions of territories have become toxic no man’s land. Whole provinces are isolated and states are divided. In many cases, neither men nor goods can travel by land anymore and sea control has become vital. In this context, each faction is developing a new generation of submarines in an effort to survive and dominate the seas.


In this war torn world, players must balance the need for oxygen, speed, and torpedoes while their crew does their best to defend against the enemy ship in Steam Torpedo: First Contact.


Before facing his opponent, each player builds his or her own submarine by selecting ten tiles to outfit the different compartments. Shielding, faster engine or firepower: each submarine will thus be unique, and players will need to develop their own strategy!


On the game board, each submarine is represented by a model indicating its position relative to the enemy (front, back or side) and distance (in contact or away). During the battle, players use their five crew members to enable the compartments of their submarine. Various effects can be triggered, in particular to inflict devastating damage to the enemy submarine. A player wins by destroying the control room of the opposing submarine or by eliminating all opposing crew members.


Ages 13+

2 players

30 minute play time

13th Age: Eyes of the Stone Thief

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Dec 182014

stonetheif13th Age: Eyes of the Stone Thief (Hardback, Full Color, 13th Age RPG Supplement)



Can you kill the dungeon before it kills you?


In 13th Age, living dungeons slither up through the underworld and invade the surface lands. The Stone Thief is the most ancient and cunning of its kind; a vast monster that preys on the cities and structures you love, swallows them, and remakes them into more deathtrap-filled levels inside itself. Now, it’s hunting you.


The Stone Thief rises. Enter it, find its’ secrets and defeat it – or die trying.

Rebel Raiders (American Civil War) from GMT Games in May

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May 012013

Rebel raidersRebel Raiders (American Civil War)

$69.00 SRP

Rebel Raiders on the High Seas is a comparatively short and simple game of the naval conflict at sea and on the great rivers in the American Civil War. Easily playable in less than three hours, Rebel Raiders on the High Seas is a strategic contest between two players, one seeking to reunite the Union by force, the other to maintain its new independence in the face of the escalating industrial might and resolve of its northern brother. More of a representation than a detailed simulation of that conflict, the game is intensely engaging, highly interactive and moves along quickly, with players constantly responding and reacting to their opponent’s moves.

 Although Rebel Raiders on the High Seas is not a card-driven game, the cards ensure that each game is very different, and that a strategy which worked in one game may not prove as efficacious in the next. The game is also customizable with a menu of elective rules to provide each side with a variety of “what if” options to further vary play.

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New from Margaret Weis in May

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Mar 222012

Marvel Heroes: Civil War: Fifty States Initiative

$ 19.99 SRP


Tony Stark’s grand idea following the Superhuman Registration Act is the Initiative, a coast-to-coast operation that sets up Super Hero teams in every state. Train your heroes at Camp Hammond and set up your team in preparation for the next threat to law and order! Includes a full roster of Initiative members and new trainees ready to drop into your civil War campaign

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A House Divided Coming in June from Mayfair Games

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Mar 202012

A House Divided™

The War Between the States 1861-1864.


A House Divided simulates the epic struggle of the American Civil War that was fought over the twin issues of slavery and state’s rights. The period from 1840 to 1861 saw these issues brought to a boil, and in 1861 the nation became tangled in a terrible war that lasted four long years.


The game depicts the war between North and South from the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas Junction) to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse (or Grant’s surrender at Harrisburg…).  Each player leads one of these two nations and makes the strategic decisions which determine the outcome of the war.


The game board represents the United States, north and south and from the Atlantic coast to just west of the Mississippi. Including Missouri,  Iowa, Illinois Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.  The play map contains a number of boxes, each representing a city, town or locations important to the war.  These boxes are connected by transportation lines – blue for rivers, tan for roads and black for railroads – which provide the paths to victory or defeat.


Will you keep the Union whole or force the separation of the United States?


A House Divided ™ contains

  • 234 die cut markers representing armies, leaders and specials

o   48 miscellaneous 5/8” counters

o   45 Veteran Infantry ¾” counters

o   18 Veteran Cavalry ¾” counters

o   21 Crack Infantry ¾” counters

o   15 Crack Cavalry ¾” counters

o   42 Militia Infantry ¾” counters

o   6 Militia Cavalry ¾” counters

o   21 Utility ¾” counters

o   4 General counters

  • 2 Order of Battle forms
  • 1 game board 21” x 20.50” (6 panel)
  • 6 dice (3 blue, 3 gray)
  • 1 tray
  • 1 box
  • 1 rule book – containing basic, standard and advanced rules.


A House Divided™ $30.00

Ages 12+

For 2 Players

Playing Time 60 + minutes

Designer: Frank Chadwick

Artist: Jason Just & Franz Vohwinkel

Made in the U.S.A.

Dimensions 2.625” x 10.875” x 7.5625”


Copyright © 2012 Mayfair Games, Inc. A House Divided is the trademark property of Mayfair Games, Inc. ( All rights reserved.

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