Help Wanted: Nerf Seeks Chief TikTok Officer

By Staff Reports The NERF Marketing Team at Hasbro kicked off a nationwide search for a trend-obsessed and highly-creative NERF fan to take on the title of NERF Chief TikTok Officer (Nerf CTO). The coveted position will pay $10,000 a month for up to three months to help develop strategy (read: give our marketing team some clout), create content (make […]

Ghostbusters x Men in Black: Ecto-Terrestrial Invasion Game Lands This Year with an Exclusive Preorder Event

By Staff Reports IDW Games and Sony Pictures Consumer Products announced today that their upcoming game, “Ghostbusters x Men in Black: Ecto-terrestrial Invasion”, is planned for release in fall 2021, with a preorder initiative taking place from March 15th through April 2nd. Originally announced in 2018, Panda Cult Games and IDW Games recently completed development of Ecto-terrestrial Invasion. Following the […]

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 funds to deliver acts of […]

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 Ennis and legendary artist Darick […]

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 a large clearing, four pteranodon’s […]

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, Moon Knight) will unite to […]

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) pop culture fans care about. […]

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, gamers will be able to […]

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 3-D ladder while making sure […]

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 attendees save and plan for […]

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 and their enemies on the […]

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 stomp through popular culture today. In […]

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 Elan Lee, Co-Founder of Exploding […]

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 Marvel Champions: The Card Game! […]

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 initially offer distribution for WizKids’ […]

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 new release sees players journeying […]

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 of Pastrami Nation, let’s check […]

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 animal tile, players will strategically […]

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 ulterior motives—they seek to take […]

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 upon a mighty Realm Quest […]

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 Comics for both TMNT fans […]

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 Kingdomino by Blue Orange Games, […]

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 Paquette, as well as in-depth […]