Hasbro enters the Parks business

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42041/hasbro-enters-parks-business

Hasbro is getting into the theme park business with plans for a Hasbro-themed indoor water park and family resort to be built under a licensing agreement with Imagine Resorts and Hotels, the companies announced.  Imagine will co-conceptualize, create, build, and operate the resort, which will include themed hotel rooms, an indoor water park, themed entertainment and food and beverage offerings, all tied to Hasbro brands.

The Hasbro brands involved include game brands Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, and Candy Land; and toy brands My Little Pony, Nerf, Mr. Potato Head, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and others.

Imagine Resorts and Hotels, based in Madison, Wisconsin, was co-founded by Bruce Neviaser, co-founder and chairman of Great Lakes Companies, which launched and ran Great Wolf Resorts, the largest owner, operator, and developer of indoor waterpark resorts.

 

“Hasbro is the ideal partner for our new endeavor,” Neviaser said.  “Its family-friendly, globally-relevant brands provide us with an amazing palette to work with as we create the ultimate vacation resort for families and fans.”

“We are thrilled to work with Imagine’s deeply experienced leadership to bring Hasbro brands to life in exciting new ways,” Hasbro SVP Consumer Products Casey Collins said.  “Our goal is to bring engaging brand experiences to audiences everywhere and we are confident that Imagine’s new resort and water park will provide families with a memorable, one of a kind experience.”

This  is the second hospitality licensing deal Hasbro has announced in the past month; the company announced a licensed chain of “family entertainment centers” a few weeks back

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Ravnica Allegiance: Booster Box, Packs Pre Realase pack and More…

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/42093/preview-magic-the-gathering-ravnica-allegiance

Wizards of the Coast has revealed artwork for the Magic:  The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance products, releasing in January.

The releases for Ravnica Allegiance will include Booster PacksBooster BundlesDeck Builder’s ToolkitsPrerelease Packs, and Planeswalker Decks.

The Open House for Ravnica Allegiance is January 12, followed by a Prerelease on the 19th, the main release on January 25, and a Draft Weekend on the 26th and Magic League on the 28th.  In February, a Standard Showdown is scheduled for the 3rd, leading into the Ravnica Weekend event on February 16.

Key dates for the release are:

January 12:  Open House
January 19:  Prerelease
January 25:  Release day
January 26:  Draft Weekend
January 28:  Magic League
February 3:  Standard Showdown
February 16:  Ravnica Weekend

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Infinity Chasers

Konami Digital Entertainment has shared information on Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Infinity Chasers, a all-foil booster set that introduces three new gameplay strategies. The booster releases on March 22.

The 60-card Infinity Chasers booster will include 40 Super Rares and 20 Secret Rares. It introduces three new strategies for Duelists to employ. One strategy has Duelists command a fleet of industrial-strength Machine monsters which can be linked side by side or stacked on top of each other, or both. Summoning options are wide open when using these Machines, so players should keep Xyz Monsters in reserve, because they may be useful in a new way.

Magic may be the answer for creating another powerful deck. Although initially defensive, this Spellcaster heavy strategy is built around creating the perfect hand and field, and then unleashing its full power on opponents.

If utilizing elements of evil is in the cards, this booster may be a powerful weapon. The combatants from the third strategy draw their power from an unfathomable evil source that could consume them at any time

Source: https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/41979/yu-gi-oh-the-infinity-chasers

 

Magic: the Gathering UMA promos revealed

Quite a few people on Facebook have been posting some promos akin to the mythic edition box cards that they received from Wizards of the Coast in the mail.

 

Some people are speculating that these will become the new buy a box promos eventually. Interesting….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grixis Disinformation

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Creature (7)
1 Doom Whisperer
2 Dream Eater
4 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager

Sorcery (8)
2 Golden Demise
2 Ritual of Soot
4 Thought Erasure

Instant (13)
1 Cast Down
1 Discovery // Dispersal
3 Moment of Craving
4 Sinister Sabotage
4 Vraska’s Contempt

Enchantment (7)
4 Disinformation Campaign
3 The Eldest Reborn

Land (25)
4 Dragonskull Summit
4 Drowned Catacomb
1 Memorial to Genius
4 Steam Vents
4 Sulfur Falls
4 Swamp
4 Watery Grave

Sideboard (15)
1 Moment of Craving 1 Dead Weight 2 Disdainful Stroke 3 Duress 3 Negate 1 Search for Azcanta 4 Thief of Sanity

 

This deck is primarily focused on the discard aspect of the game and tries to go the long game by winning with a flipped Nicol Bolas or Dream Eater/Doom Whisperer beats. It also has 3 copies of The Eldest Reborn to alternatively revive its lost threats or its opponents discarded threats to close out the game. There’s always a few variants of this deck recently that have posted some success online, some as simply UB decks without the red splash for everyone’s favorite dragon planeswalker.

With GP new Jersey only days away, it remains to be seen if this deck has the goods to put up results in a major event. It will probably not be a big percentage of the metagame, which may give it some small advantage: at the very least it should dodge Nullhide Ferox

UFS Platinum “Sheep Man” Review

A weird but string UFS Platinum character.

UFS Info

It’s been talked about for months, it’s finally here, and we’re ready to take a look! Starting with the most hyped character of Universal Fighting System’s first set in it’s PLATINUM SERIES; We have Sheep Man.

 

Does he live up to his hype or is he destined for the barn of bad characters….

Sheep Man is an aggressive 6 hander with free bonuses to damage and speed to your Charge, Stun, or Breaker attacks. He also has staging area control with his second ability, which allows you to stack a foundation on top of your opponent’s deck, and replace it with a weaker one. The stipulations to these abilities are, the bonuses to his attacks will only apply if your opponent’s card pool is clear, and he must pay 2 vitality to use his second ability. This character is STRONG! Here we have a character that can give free…

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