The Castle’s Ramparts

Each year the store selects a Stocking Stuffer of the Year, a game that is fun, inexpensive and small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking, In 2015, it was Love Letter, in 2016, TimeLine. This year, "You Gotta Be Kitten Me. You Gotta Be Kitten Me is a bluffing game that plays in less than half an hour, sells for $9.99 and easily fits in a stock. In addition, it had pictures of cute kittens and puppies. What more do you want? If you want testimonials, it is a favorite of several of the students at Brehm Preparatory School. [...]
Sat, Dec 16, 2017
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I know it is hard to believe there could be too many boardgames but 80 new ones per week? This week's Rolling for Initiative column looks at the numbers. [...]
Mon, Dec 11, 2017
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Sentinels of the Multiverse has proved a very popular deckbuilding game over the past few years but we have had a number of people ask "But what about an RPG?" Well, those people now have their question answered as Greater Than Games releases Sentinel Comics: The Role Playing Game in a $19.99 13 book Starter Set (13 books!). The Starter Set fills in the gap between the end of the deckbuilding game and the full RPG releasing next year. It comes with booklets for each of the main heroes in the deckbuilding game, giving background on the character and [...]
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
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In case you purchased the new WizKids Adventurer's Camp, the listing of items on the package is different from the correct list on the website and what is in the package. WizKids is preparing a "Make good package" to provide the missing pieces to those of you who purchased one. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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USAOpoly has retired the basic all Ages Wonky but still makes the 21+ version. In this version, you are member of the HAZMAT team who must follow directions on the PROTOCOL cards to stabilize the Wonky element cubes. Follow the instructions on all your PROTOCOL cards and have no cards in your hand at the end of your turn to win. Needless to say, the cards are spill proof as consuming liquids can play an important part in the game. [...]
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
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This week's Rolling for Initiative column looks at reasons why Xanathar's Guide to Everything has topped sales charts. [...]
Mon, Dec 04, 2017
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The Lights Fantastic Parade will pass about half a block east of the store so roads will start closing later afternoon. Here is the press release from the city:The 27th Annual Lights Fantastic Parade returns to downtown Carbondale on Saturday, December 2.The parade will begin promptly at 6 p.m. along Mill Street and will travel north on Illinois Avenue to Town Square.Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early to avoid road closures and detours along Illinois Route 13 and U.S. Highway 51 from 5-8 p.m.West Bus Service and Jackson County Mass Transit will provide rides to the parade from Murdale [...]
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
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About 2% of the Starfinder books that shipped last summer had a defective binding. We haven't had any complaints from customers but if you did happen to get a defective copy from any store in Southern Illinois, bring it here and we will swap it out for one of the new copies we just got in. Note that we will only exchange books with this specific defect as that is the only problem Paizo has authorized us to exchange. Any other problems, you will need to contact Paizo directly [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017
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This week's Rolling for Initiative column looks at 5 things the store is thankful for this holiday season. [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
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In Camelot, players vie for control of Excalibur. Each player controls five Arthurs and a host of other Arthurian characters in a heated attempt to grab and retrieve the sword before any other player succeeds in this task.On the surface, the game appears to be a very simple wargame, combat being quickly resolved without any dice as characters fight each other. The key to the game, however, is that two players are always taking turns at the same time, the turns being regulated by "turn tokens" that pass around the board. When one player finishes his or her turn, the [...]
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
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