A few of the Firefly staff members just returned from one of the best Game Retailer conventions in the world, the GAMA Trade Show. GAMA highlights some of the newest offerings from publishers and offers a sneak peek at some exciting upcoming products and OP changes. Some of the most notable items include some super sweet Zelda and Mario items (Chess, Yahtzee, puzzles), and a new Collectible card game for Steve Jackson's Munchkin. Eric got a chance to play some demo games of Guild Ball, an interesting new Miniatures Game. Stop by and ask him all about it.
We are very excited about the new Heroclix Civil War Storyline Organized Play events which will be played as 4 person Battle Royale events (with pro versus anti-registration factions) and snake drafting at the end for prizes! This will be a monthly OP with a leaderboard and additional grand prizes after the monthly events have been completed.
In terms of Pokemon, draft and sealed events should be greatly improved with the introduction of Evolution packs. As you may know, sometimes in draft and sealed, you can't get the basic Pokemon you need in order to play the evolved form of that Pokemon, or vice versa. The Evolution packs should help with that. We can't wait to see the new packs during the Fates Collide Prerelease, which will be happening soon (keep an eye on our Pokemon page).
From PSI, publisher of the Panic line of games (Castle Panic, Munchkin Panic, Dead Panic) comes Star Trek Panic *squeee, and a fun cat hoarding game called Here, Kitty, Kitty! Check out those adorable cat miniatures!
We are also excited about the new games being released by Ultra-Pro. You may know Ultra-Pro for their great collectible card gaming supplies, but be on the lookout soon for some of their newest game offerings as they have acquired Jolly Roger games (publisher of Pirates vs Dinosaurs).
From our friends at Looney Labs, we got a chance to check out the new Firefly Flux, as well as Mad Libs the Game. Stop by the store to try the demo copies of both, and look for them on our shelves later this week.