This Week’s Game Spotlights for 7/19/19!
Published July 16th, 2019
In Underwater Cities, the players build and develop underwater metropolises by constructing kelp farms, desalination plants, laboratories, and tunnels to connect them. The heart of the game is a clever mechanism using a combination of action slots and development cards. The players take turns playing cards into action slots, sometimes for the action of the slot, sometimes for the action of the cards. If played strategically, the players can receive a bonus for the card matching the slot. Balancing these strategic choices is the key to building the best underwater habitat, allowing humanity to thrive.
The main principle of the game is card placement. Three colored cards are placed along the edge of the main board into 3 x 5 slots, which are also colored. Ideally players can place cards into slots of the same color. Then they can take both actions and advantages: the action depicted in the slot on the main board and also the advantage of the card. Actions and advantages can allow players to intake raw materials; to build and upgrade city domes, tunnels and production buildings such as farms, desalination devices and laboratories in their personal underwater area; to move their marker on the initiative track (which is important for player order in the next turn); to activate the player’s “A-cards”; and to collect cards, both special ones and basic ones that allow for better decision possibilities during gameplay.
All of the nearly 220 cards — whether special or basic — are divided into five types according to the way and time of use. Underwater areas are planned to be double-sided, giving players many opportunities to achieve VPs and finally win.
Expand your collection with this Pokémon Trading Card Game: Kanto Friends Mini Tin, perfectly sized for taking your favorite cards on the go! This fantastic tin is easy to open and features Pikachu in one of five fun Pokémon illustrations—and all five form a single image when you line them up!
In this Mini Tin, you’ll find:
- 2 Pokémon TCG booster packs (Each Sun & Moon Series booster pack contains 10 cards and 1 basic Energy. Each XY Series booster pack contains 10 cards.)
- 1 metallic Pokémon coin
- A Pokémon art card showing the Pikachu art from this Mini Tin—collect and combine all 5 (sold separately)!
The Maryland Gunpla Club is a place for nerdy modelers and hobbyists, be it Gundams, Zoids, Star Wars, or even normal vehicles. We meet every Thursday now!
Check the link below to learn more about their community and join.
THIRD EYE THURSDAYS: MAGIC DRAFT NIGHT!
HOW TO PLAY: EASY! Register at the counter ($15) and once drafting begins everyone will get 3 booster packs of War of the Spark. From there everyone will build their deck one at a time from the cards pulled from those packs.
NEVER DRAFTED BEFORE OR BRAND NEW TO THE GAME? No worries! Drafts are a great way to experience the game and Third Eye JJ will be there to help you learn everything you need to know.
WHAT’D YOU GET? Well, obviously you keep the cards you pull from your draft packs and the chance to win extra booster packs if your new deck does well!
(wins/losses/ties = prizes)
3/0/0 = 5 packs
2/0/1 = 4 packs
2/1/0 = 3 packs
OR convert your packs to store credit
ANYTHING ELSE? Just one thing – make sure to be cool and helpful to newer players if you’re a veteran hanging out. We want to grow the MAGIC THE GATHERING community at Third Eye, and the best way to do that is to encourage and teach folks new to the game!
Third Eye Pokemon Masters!
Join us on Saturday July 20th at 12:00 noon for our Unified Minds Pre-release!!! The newest set for Pokemon TCG is Sun and Moon Unified Minds, which is due to release on Friday August 2nd. Get a first look at the new mechanics, Pokemon, and trainer cards. Players will receive three booster packs of the new set at the end of the event!
For tickets to this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-eye-games-pokemon-prerelease-unified-minds-noon-tickets-64137676517
Format: Sealed event, meaning players receive a special Build and Battle Kit which contains 4 booster packs of Sun and Moon Unified Minds, a special promo card, and an evolution pack; containing 2 evolution line (basic, stage 1, and stage 2 if applicable) and some focused trainer cards to help get you started! Players will have 30 minutes to build the best 40 card deck they can. Then, players will play 3 30 minute rounds with 4 prizes, instead of 6, for chances at additional prizes!
We have limited seating so make sure you preregister!
Prizes: All players will receive 3 packs of Sun and Moon Unified Minds just for playing!
If players win, they will receive an additional prize voucher good for 1 pack for every round they win! Vouchers can be redeemed for any packs they want, that we have in stock! If players want Sun and Moon Unified Minds packs, they can save their vouchers until its official release!
For tickets to the second event of the pre-release event at 4pm, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-eye-games-pokemon-prerelease-400pm-tickets-64137900186
We are always looking to try new things and give our community another fun outlet to meet people. YuGiOh is that next venture.
YuGiOh is a trading card game where two players face off and reduce each other’s life total to zero using monster, spell, and trap cards. Cunning plots, powerful beasts, and quick thinking help guide you to victory.
Come on in and duel for bragging rights while getting to know the other YuGiOh players in the community. Never played before? No problem! Our Third Eye Elite, James, will be in to show you the ropes and get you started.
Did you get some sweet X-Men clix last week? Bring a 400-point team from home with Avengers or X-men. Don’t play Marvel? Bring Justice League or Teen Titans. Just come up and enjoy!!
Restrictions: See above
All players are welcome regardless of whether this is your first tournament or your 100th tournament! Please arrive by 5:45 if possible.
New players: You not have all of the figures required for this event. If you are brand new and want to play – just bring what you have or you can borrow a team from me. I’d rather have everyone there and having fun than not be able to play!
Check the build restrictions to see if these aren’t allowed. Don’t see them above? Use ’em!
Golden age: All Heroclix figures accepted
Watch List is always Observed
Banned figures: wkD-027 Felix Faust
Equipment: Any in-game effect that uses the “EQUIP” wording (including older possession characters); any age
ID Cards: DC and Marvel ID cards; any age
Terrain: Game elements with special rules; any age
Special objects: Relics and Equipment; any age
Vehicles: Any size (check to see if vehicle is also a resource); any age
Resources: Anything labeled as resource; most not Modern (just understand that not everyone has them and some are over-powered)
Team Bases: Any size; not Modern
*ATAs, Feats, and Battlefield Conditions are not allowed*
Be cool to all other players & have fun!
Profanity or abusive language
Smoking or Drinking