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Big Game Hunting - Really Wild Quick-Fire Special

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Big Game Hunting - Really Wild Quick-Fire Special

Saturday 26th May is playing host to a bit of a wild animal extravaganza here at Proud Lion! In the afternoon, we'll be running a regional tournament for everybody's favourite school themed penguin flicker – Ice Cool, with a copy of the game and a place at Nationals (held the following weekend at the UK Games Expo, Birmingham) up for grabs for winner. As our warm-up act, throughout the morning, we'll have a selection of animal themed games available to play, with one lucky attendee getting a copy of one of those games too! It's going to be a really...

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Big Game Hunting - Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

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Big Game Hunting - Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

USAopolyForrest-Pruzan Creative, Kami Mandell, Andrew Wolf2-4 playersAges 11+30-60 mins If you have never played a deck-building game before, Hogwarts Battle is one of the best options for getting into this genre of board game. Over the course of a seven game campaign – one game for each year that Harry, Ron, Hermione and Neville (the four playable characters) spend in school – the game will gradually expand. Just as the films/books bring new challenges each year, so does this, with each game gradually adding villains, locations, components and even new mechanics as it builds towards the final battle against You-Know-Who....

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New Beginnings - Thrawn #1

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New Beginnings - Thrawn #1

Marvel Comics Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Luke Ross Colorist: Nolan Woodard For me, by far the most significant aspect of the Disney acquisition of LucasFilm was the decision to de-canonise the Expanded Universe. I could understand why they did it – trying to thread the plot of the new trilogy through the labyrinthine canonical moments set up by the books would have put so many constraints on what they were doing as to make it unworkable. The most significant piece of canon that I knew I would miss was the Heir To The Empire trilogy of books by Timothy Zahn,...

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New Beginnings - Oblivion Song

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New Beginnings - Oblivion Song

Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment Writer: Robert KirkmanArtist: Lorenzo De Felici We here at Proud Lion were sent an advance copy of the first 6 issues of Oblivion Song, the latest ongoing monthly series from Walking Dead and Outcast writer, Robert Kirkman. This is in the comic store, available for people to have a look through, so come on in and have a browse if you want to get a feel for it. The basic premise revolves around an incident that happened in Philadelphia, which sent 300,000 citizens and 30 square miles of city into a hellish alternate dimension known as Oblivion. Initially, there...

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New Beginnings - Old Man Hawkeye #1

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New Beginnings - Old Man Hawkeye #1

Marvel ComicsWriter: Ethan SacksArtist: Marco ChecchettoColorist: Andres MossaA disclaimer before this review goes any further: I haven’t read the original run of the Old Man Logan storyline. I’ve seen Logan, I know the basics of the comic’s story arc, and I’ve read subsequent issues that feature our aged protagonist, but I’ve never just sat down and read the original from cover to cover. This means that there may be some references contained with Old Man Hawkeye that I have missed, some layered and nuanced meanings that I don't understand the importance of, but it also means that I can review...

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