Dicemasters Tournament

Dicemasters Tournament Jan 4

On Sunday the 4th Black Knight Games will be hosting a tournament for one of hottest new games at BKG: Dicemasters!

When: Sunday, January 4th, 12:00pm, Registration at 11:30am

Entry Fee: $15.00, Stronghold Members get in for $12.00, Entry Fee includes 10 sealed packs

Format: Sealed/Constructed Hybrid.  Each player brings 2 Basic Actions and 4 Character/Action Cards with up to 3 dice each (or up to the maximum – whichever is lowest).  Then they add the 10 packs they open to their eligible cards choosing up to 8 eligible cards and and 20 corresponding dice.  For full format details check out the WizKidz site.

Prizes: For each participant we will add $5.00 Credit to the prize pool, which will be split up among the winners.

Board Game Potluck

Board Game Potluck

Join us for a day full of great food and even better games!

When: Saturday, January 3rd, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Entry Fee: Just bring in some food to share, or pitch in for pizza!

What will we do: In addition to chowing down on the tasty food you’ve brought to share we will be playing all kinds of great Board Games.  We have a whole bunch of great games in our collection, including lots of new ones that you can play. Or bring some of your own games to teach everyone – because let’s be honest – you probably got some great new game for Christmas that you’re just dying to play (I know I have!).  That’s it!  Pretty simple, but so much fun, so join us for our first Board Game Potluck of the new year!

New Year’s Party

BKG New Year's Party 2014

Don’t have anywhere specific to be New Year’s Eve?  Join us a Black Knight Games for a night of fun, games, and food!  We will be open until 1:00 am on December 31st and there will be all kinds of gaming, and plenty of food & snacks provided by us, your friendly local game store!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 2015 Events Calendar

January 2015

Two Big Sunday Events

Tomorrow we have a couple of amazing options for you to spend some of those holiday hours gaming:  The Hammer Hunger X-Wing Charity Event, and the Warhammer One Day Double Blind event!  Check out the details:

X-Wing Hammer Hunger 2014

Date: Sunday December 28th

Format: 100 pts Standard 3′ x 3′ play area

Time: 11:00- 5:30

Entry fee:  $10/$8 Stronghold members or waived entirely if more than $10 in various donation shenanigans are purchased (see below).

This event will be four rounds and will follow the standard rules from the SWX rulebook and the current FAQ’s and Tournament Rules.

This is a special event and I would like the focus to be on two things: first that the proceeds of this event all go to the Hamilton Food Share, second as the event is geared around the idea of gaming for a good cause I would like these games to be more about having a good time and less about the competitive atmosphere. This is not to say these aren’t going to be challenging games as this tournament may take you out of your normal comfort zone.

The Hook: That’s right there is always a catch.  For the full Hammer Hunger event Packet CLICK HERE!

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TRIUMPH TREACHERY & TOMB KINGS

One Day Double Blind

Date: Sunday December 28th

Format: Everyone brings a legal 2000 point list (End Times rules are now standard as are the armies that the books introduce). Then you split that list into two 1000 point warbands to be used in a one day map campaign.

Entry Fee: FREE!

Rumor has it that a powerful artifact capable of severely weakening Nagash has been unearthed somewhere in the land of Khemri. The armies of the world are now racing to the deserts to try and find and use it for their own purposes be they noble or nefarious in nature.

The players will be searching an area of the ancient kingdom to try and find this artifact among the many other comparatively useless  trinkets and baubles that are scattered throughout the sands.

Winning battles gets you clues to which artifact is the real deal, certain map points will hold artifacts whoever has the correct piece at the very end is the winner.

As it is triumph and treachery based there is much opportunity for teaming up and backstabbing. Ideally since there are 1000 points involved everyone will get to play at least 3 games and hopefully 4.

Boxing Day Sales

Boxing Day Blowouts

We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!  For all of those that got some cash or BKG gift cards this Christmas we have the perfect way for you to use them with this year’s Boxing Day Blowouts!  These items will be on sale for very low prices until the end of the weekend, or until the sell out!

Item Normal Price Boxing Day Price
Magic: the Gathering: Commander Deck – Peer Through Time (Blue) $34.99 $24.99
Board Game: Pandemic – The Cure $49.99 $39.99
Board Game: Panamax $64.99 $39.99
Board Game: Galaxy Trucker $74.99 $49.99
Infinity: Campaign Paradiso Book $53.99 $29.99
Dungeons & Dragons: DM Guide $57.99 $44.99
Warhammer: Lizardmen Bastiladon $62.99 $29.99
Warmachine: Prime Rulebook $29.99 $22.99
Warmachine: Mercs Galleon Colossal $134.99 $99.99
Hordes: Skorn Mammoth Gargantuan $134.99 $99.99
Hordes: Trollkin Long Riders $109.99 $74.99
Hordes: Circle Orboros Battlegroup $49.99 $39.99
Game Range: All Pulp City Miniatures $Varies 50% OFF
Game Range: All 1st Edition Malifaux Miniatures 20% OFF 50% OFF
Game Range: All Dark Potential Miniature Sets $59.99 $19.99
Game Range: All Dystipian Wars Miniatures $Varies 30% OFF
Game Range: All Cars & Planes Miniatures/Games $Varies 30% OFF
Game Range: All Firestorm Armada Miniatures $Varies 50% OFF
Game Range: All Uncharted Seas Miniatures $Varies 50% OFF
Game Range: All Banelegions & Banebeasts $Varies 50% OFF
Games Workshop: Water Mugs $19.99 $7.99

Merry Christmas!

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Last Minute Shopping Spree: 10 Recommendations

BK ChristmasWith only one more week until Christmas, many of us will be looking to finish off that holiday shopping.  To help you out a bit I have a few suggestions on great games that might have escaped your radar.  Not only are these some great games, but they haven’t sold out (yet!) so you should be able to get your hands on them!

11cam1. Camel Up, $39.99

Camel Up won this year’s Game of the Year award (Speil Des Jares), so that alone is a big deal.  Camel up is a simple yet very fun game that is great for serious gamers, and non-gamers alike.  If you want something like Settlers of Catan or Ticket to Ride this will work perfectly.  In Camel Up players take turns placing bets, or moving the camels.  There are several options that are always worthwhile, so the choices aren’t easy, but they aren’t complex either.  The game works with a as few as two, but as many as eight players, which is another big selling point.  Add to that a fun dice shaker in the shape of a pyramid and this game is a home run!

11zom2. Zombie Dice, $14.99

Zombies Dice makes for an excellent Stocking Stuffer.  It is a simple press your luck game that fits in perfectly as a warm-up game.  In Zombie Dice the players are zombies, and they take turns rolling dice.  Brains are good (tasty!) and Shotgun-blasts are no (ouch!).  The player that accumulates enough brains without getting shot wins.  Zombie Dice has a fun theme, is easy to learn, and is very quick – it’s a staple in my weekly family game night.

11dic3. Marvel Dice Masters, $14.99

Dice Masters might be the surprise hit of the year at Black Knight Games.  Dice Masters is a superhero themed collectible dice game.  Players collect cards of their favorite Marvel superheros, and the corresponding dice that go with them.  The game itself is a fun strategy game that is a mix of Magic and Yahtzee.  What makes Dice Masters so fun though is that the collecting is so easy, and also so fun.  Booster packs are only $0.99, and you get two new dice and the corresponding cards.  The starter set is only $14.99, and provides plenty for two players to play with.  Dicemasters is quickly setting itself up as the next big thing, so consider a starter set and a couple boosters as Stocking-fodder this year.

11for4. Forbidden Desert, $29.99

Forbidden Desert was unavailable for the last four months due to a reprint, but we finally have it back in stock – and the timing couldn’t be better with Wil Wheaton featuring it on a recent episode of Table Top (one of the best episodes ever BTW!).  Forbidden Desert is an excellent co-operative game by Matt Leacock who designed Pandemic, and Forbidden Island.  Forbidden Desert takes the basic mechanics of those two classics and adds some excellent elements, along iwth great components.  Forbidden Desert is a must in any gamer’s collection.

11imp5. Star Wars Imperial Assault, $129.99

Imperial Assault is a brand new release by Fantasy Flight Games in their Star Wars license.  Their X-Wing game exploded a few years ago, and now they have turned to the infantry and vehicles in this massive game that is chalked full of miniatures, map boards, and pieces.  This is a game that will break my shelves it’s so big and heavy.  Imperial Assault just came in this week, and it was so highly anticipated that it shut down shipping at the distributor for a day just so they could get them out!

11arc6. Arcadia Quest, $99.99

Another massive game filled to the brim with miniatures is Arcadia Quest.  Arcadia Quest is a dungeon-crawler style game with an adorably chibi aesthetic.  The orcs, monsters, and heroes are all beautifully sculpted, and this game is truly top-notch when it comes to quality of components.  This game was recently successfully kickstarted by Cool Mini or Not, and looks to be a big hit for them with new expansions already in the works.

11han7. Hanabi, $10.99

Another excellent stocking stuffer comes in the form of another game of the year: Hanabi.  This simple-looking co-operative card game seems so simple at first – players need to stack cards with matching colours in to sets of 1-5.  The catch?  You hold your hand of cards facing outwards, and you can’t talk!  This is a game that truly tests your ability to co-operate, and will work your memory.  Hanabi makes for a fantastic game for pretty much everyone.

11xwin11staw8. Star Wars: X-Wing Starter Set -or- Star Trek: Attack Wing Starter Set, $44.99

Both Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Trek: Attack Wing have great followings at Black Knight Games.  These two nearly identical games create an immersive  experience and truly captures the give and take chess-match that is aerial dogfighting.  The starter sets contain enough for two players to play already, but there are so many ships that you can add to your squadrons that these games end up being extremely customizable.  Both games have their own flavour, so it’s a simple question: are you a Star Wars fan or a Trekkie?

11king11king29. King of Tokyo -or -King of New York, $39.99/$49.99

One of our absolute family favorites is King of Tokyo.  King of Tokyo is a wonderful dice-based game where players are massive monsters vying for the right to demolish Tokyo.  Players can attack one another, heal themselves, acquire energy to buy upgrades like wings and fire breathing, or simply gain victory points depending on how they roll.  The game is a colourful masterpiece, and is already one of the best bridges between family game and gamer-game.  This year they released King of New York, a new version that adds some interesting new dynamics without over-complicating it.  Both games are wonderful – I can’t recommend them highly enough.

BKG Gift Card10. Gift Card, $Any

If there is one thing that is certain, the gamer in your life has ALWAYS got something else they are hoping for.  Be it a new board game, a specific miniature, some new booster packs, or just entry fees for an event here at Black Knight Games, they are always able to use some credit here at BKG.  A Black Knight Games gift card will always go over well, and can take some of the trickiness out of shopping.  “Do they still play this?  Does he already have that?  Would she really want one of those?” are all questions that can easily be solved with a gift card – and it fits in a stocking or holiday card so nicely!

No matter what you get your loved ones this holiday season we here at Black Knight Games hope you share a wonderful season full of love, laughter, and games!

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays,

Jay Mason-Grant
Owner, Black Knight Games

Netrunner Tournament this Saturday!

Netrunner GNK Tournament

This Saturday Black Knight Games will be hosting our first Netrunner tournament!  We have a Netrunner Game Night Kit prepared to add some great prizes to the mix, so be sure to join us and help us set up a great new gaming community here at BKG!

When: Saturday, December 20th, 11:00am (Registration at 10:30am)

Entry Fee: $6.00 ($5.00 for Stronghold Members)

Details: Bring one Corp Deck & one Runner Deck with decklists amd influence count for each.  Swiss rounds.

Malifaux Mondays

MAL Primer League

Join us every Monday in December to play Malifaux, and to help you get your crew in order for the big Malifaux Campaign in the new year!

How Does it Work?:

Every player will receive 5 League points for each night they attend with bonus points available throughout the event.  At the end of the event the player with the most league points will receive a Miss ery Model! Additional prizes will be available based on participation.

Dec. 1st – Week 1: Forces assemble- Players will meet to talk about their crews, assemble and paint models, and play in a short scenario.

Players participating in this event can save $5.00 on the purchase of a crew box

Dec. 8th – Week 2: Crews Collide- Players will join in a multiplayer scenario using Minion models from their collection

Bonus League points to the player with the last model standing

Dec. 15th – Week 3: Henchman Havoc- Players will play a 20ss game with assigned Schemes and Scenario

Bonus League points to anyone playing with a fully painted crew

Dec. 22nd – Week 4: Oh Hanging Tree- Masters face off to control one of Malifaux’s best recognized landmarks

1 Bonus league point for each turn a player’s model controls the Hanging Tree objective

Dec. 29th – Week 5: Graduation Day- Players will be playing games of Malifaux at 30ss.

Bonus league points for the first time a player wins a scenario or kills an enemy Leader model.