Hasbro Teams up With Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley to Deliver Joy to Families Impacted By COVID-19

By Staff Reports Hasbro, Inc. announced plans to join forces with Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley and his “Dream Machine Tour” this holiday season, bringing positive experiences to communities that have been greatly impacted by this difficult and unprecedented year. The company is contributing $450,000 to Grammy and Emmy award-winning Charlie “Rocket” Jabaley, who will use the…Read moreRead more

THE BOYS: This is Going to Hurt Kickstarter is LIVE!

By Staff Reports They’ve crushed comics, they’ve conquered streaming, and now, The Boys will dominate the dinner table in an all-new tabletop game!  The Boys: This is Going to Hurt finds you and your closest friends trying to save the world from The Homelander… and each other! The Boys, created by Eisner Award-winning writer Garth…Read moreRead more

D&D Or Nothing: Episode 3

By Jeremiah Gagnon After leaving the waterfall. Aayushi’s horse stepped on a branch that set off a trap which sent a screech out into the air. Moments later the chanting of natives on the hunt could be heard. The party moved on. Love Trip flew up to look for anything, all they could see was…Read moreRead more

D&D or Nothing- Episode 2 and Book Review: The Mythic Odysseys of Theros

By Jeremiah Gagnon “Greetings and Welcome, take this inspiration. You will need it for the road ahead.” Our story started out with our heroes, Aayushi, LoveTrip, and Whisper dreaming about living on an island right as something terrible happens… After hiring some workers to oversee their business (at the end of the last adventure they…Read moreRead more

D&D or Nothing- Episode 1 or How to start a D&D Adventure

By Jeremiah Gagnon Join us for the first episode of our Dungeons & Dragons podcast: D&D or Nothing! Greetings and Welcome, the road is dangerous, allow me to be your guide… Our story begins in the small farming village known as San-Torrekk. The party finds themselves inside the inn known as The Smelly Bard which…Read moreRead more

Marvel and Games Workshop Announce Warhammer 40,000: MARNEUS CALGAR!

By Staff Reports A legendary Space Marine Chapter Master of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Marneus Calgar leads his elite Ultramarines against  humanity’s greatest threats and has had his dark past shrouded in mystery…until now. This October, writer Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men, Journey Into Mystery, The Wicked + The Divine) and artist Jacen Burrows (Punisher: Soviet,…Read moreRead more

Nerdist Pop Culture Panel Series NERDIST NEWS TALKS BACK Returns June 22

By Staff Reports Today, Nerdist announced the popular series Nerdist News Talks Back will return on their official YouTube channel. Beginning Monday, June 22, fans can join host Dan Casey (Nerdist News, Explainiac) and a rotating panel of experts, luminaries, and celebrities from the pop culture universe to abandon character limits and dig into fascinating discussions of everything (and anything)…Read moreRead more

CMON Announces Masters of the Universe: The Board Game

By Staff Reports CMON has the Power! When Eternia is threatened by Skeletor and his vile minions, the noble Prince Adam holds aloft the Sword of Power and proclaims, “By the Power of Grayskull, I have the power!”, transforming into He-Man! These battles have raged endlessly in toy stores, living rooms, and playrooms, but soon,…Read moreRead more

Pastrami Nation Mega Podcast!

Welcome to Pastrami Nation’s Mega Podcast! Join Nolan, Jason, and a slew of amazing podcasters, reviewers, and guests from our eight-year history! We talk about pop culture during these COVID times, debate what franchise is doing better in 2020 (Star Wars or Star Trek), and learn about our amazing giveaways that end on May 13th!!!

Claim the Money in the Bank Briefcase in WWE: Headlock, Paper, Scissors—Coming Soon!

By Staff Reports WizKids is pleased to announce WWE: Headlock, Paper, Scissors, a new upcoming release from the designers of Rock, Paper, Wizard! In this all-new game of Striking, Showboating, and making hand signals, players select their favorite Superstar and work to gain the most popularity and reach the briefcase at the top of a…Read moreRead more

Comic-Con 2020, WonderCon Cancelled in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

By Staff Reports For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! They Live: Assault on Cable 54

By Nolan P. Smith Are you ready to check out the world of Kickstarter once again? This project was brought to my attention by Pastrami Nation’s own Eddie Aguirre, a big-time board game enthusiasts and I am betting a fan of the cult classic film, They Live. So let’s shine the spotlight down on They…Read moreRead more

It’s Two Against the World in Ettin—Available Now!

By Staff Reports WizKids is pleased to announce that Ettin, a team-based competitive drafting game from the mind of Ken Shannon, is now available in North American game stores! In this fast-paced strategy game, players form teams of two and battle against enemy teams over three Ages, drafting cards with their allies on one side…Read moreRead more

The Op Partners with Toho International to Launch New Godzilla Games

By Staff Reports Usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, in collaboration with Toho International, Inc., is excited for the North American launch of GODZILLA tabletop games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®. From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to…Read moreRead more

Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal Announce Burning Cat, First Annual Convention Celebrating Tabletop Games

By Staff Reports Exploding Kittens, the hit game creator, is announcing Burning Cat, a first-of-its-kind convention meant to bring together game enthusiasts and creators for a fun, interactive weekend of gameplay on May 16 -17, 2020, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. “Burning Cat is the party we’ve always wanted to throw,” said…Read moreRead more

Announcing the Doctor Strange Hero Pack and Game Mat for Marvel Champions

By Staff Reports When renowned surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange sought to fix his broken hands through magical means, he found a new calling in life. Utilizing mystic forces beyond our mortal understanding, Doctor Strange now protects our dimension as the Sorcerer Supreme! Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Doctor Strange Hero Pack for…Read moreRead more

Hunt Down the Last Replicant in Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol—Coming Soon!

By Staff Reports WizKids is thrilled to announce that Blade Runner 2049: Nexus Protocol, a new deduction game based on the iconic sci-fi classic, is coming soon! In this hidden identity game, 3-6 players will take on the roles of Blade Runners, joining Deckard to hunt down a replicant that remains at large. The replicant…Read moreRead more

WizKids Extends Worldwide Availability of Product Lines

By Staff Reports WizKids fans the world over can rejoice as the NJ-based developer, publisher and leader in pre-painted miniatures revealed plans to expand availability of their most acclaimed products through partnerships with three new European Distributors, beginning in Q1 2020. These new partnerships include European distributors, PBM, HEO, and Hobby World Russia, who will…Read moreRead more

Travel to Undermountain and Embark on Epic Quests in Dungeons & Dragons Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Adventure System Board Game —Available Now!

By Staff Reports WizKids is thrilled to announce Dungeons & Dragons Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage Adventure System Board Game, the newest addition to its Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System series of board games, is available now in North American game stores! Inspired by the Dungeons & Dragons adventure of the same name, this exciting…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Civil Unrest

By Nolan P. Smith It has been a while since our last spotlight, so get ready to shine the light down on an impressive, crowdfunding project as we once again turn to Kickstarter for the latest installment of Let’s Kickstart This! This time, we are spotlighting a miniatures game from someone local to the home…Read moreRead more

Explore the Jungle and Earn the Favor of the Animals in Bumúntú —Available Now!

By Staff Reports WizKids is excited to announce that its stunning thematic game inspired by African folklore, Bumúntú, is now available in North American game stores! Taking on the roles of Tribal Leaders, players will journey through the Congolese jungle seeking the favor of the animals. Following their guidance by utilizing the abilities of each…Read moreRead more

Rule the Stronghold in Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: The Rise and Fall of Anvalor—Coming Soon!

By Staff Reports WizKids is thrilled to announce that The Rise and Fall of Anvalor, its upcoming co-opetition game taking place in the iconic Warhammer: Age of Sigmar setting, is coming soon! Long-warring factions have put their quarrels aside, endeavoring to build a stronghold, called Anvalor, on The Great Parch. But each faction also has…Read moreRead more

Jump to Hyperspace: The Hyperspace Game Mode Brings Greater Diversity to X-Wing

By Staff Reports “How long before you make the jump to lightspeed?”  –Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope Hyperspace travel has been an integral part of the Star Wars galaxy since we first watched Luke Skywalker depart Tatooine aboard the Millennium Falcon. One moment, Luke was a farm boy stuck on a desert planet, and…Read moreRead more

Warhammer Adventures: The Actors Speak

By Staff Reports Soon, Games Workshop will be setting out on the first of their Warhammer Adventures! There’s just over a month now until the first two books in the new range for readers aged 8+ are launched upon the world. In the Mortal Realms, Kiri will escape her enslavement by Darkoath barbarians and embark…Read moreRead more

IDW Games Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures Board Game

By Staff Reports IDW Games are excited to announce the next tabletop adventure for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures. Expanding on the system of TMNT: Shadows of the Past, this tabletop miniatures game will be coming to Kickstarter in January and will be action-packed with new miniatures, tiles, and Adventure…Read moreRead more

IDW Games Announces Signature Edition for the Wayward Board Game

By Staff Reports IDW Games is proud to announce the Wayward Board Game – Signature Edition, based on the comic series world by Jim Zub (Rick and Morty VS. Dungeons & Dragons) and Steven Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight, Forager, Wayward), with new art by Cummings and game design by Jonathan Gilmour (Dinosaur Island,…Read moreRead more

Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game Added to Unrivaled Tournament Lineup

By Staff Reports Valiant is proud to announce that VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECKBUILDING GAME, created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs, has been selected as a featured game for this year’s Unrivaled, the world’s largest tabletop game tournament! VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECKBUILDING GAME joins 15 other tabletop games as part of 2018’s Unrivaled Tournament, including…Read moreRead more

Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media Announce Magic: The Gathering Art Book

By Staff Reports Wizards of the Coast and VIZ Media announced The Art of Magic: The Gathering—Zendikar, an art book featuring images from popular strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. Available worldwide in January 2016, the 240-page book will feature full color illustrations from some of Magic‘s best artists, such as Aleksi Briclot and Adam…Read moreRead more

LARPs The Series Gets Ready for Season Two with a special Season One Watch Through, Saturday, August 29

By Staff Reports The highly anticipated premiere of LARPs The Series: Season Two is almost upon us! The award-winning series, named Best Web Series at FilmQuest 2014 and Best Independent Series at GenCon 2014, will return to Geek & Sundry for a second season in September following their hugely successful Indiegogo campaign. Season Two will…Read moreRead more

Let’s Kickstart This! Help Bruce Campbell Fund the Last Fan Standing

By Nolan P. Smith It’s been awhile, but it’s time once again to shine the light down on another deserving Kickstarter project with the latest installment of Let’s Kickstart This time, we take a look at a trivia game show featuring one of pop cultures most iconic figures: Bruce Campbell. Here’s straight from the Kickstarter…Read moreRead more