Gearing Up for Gen Con

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Wow, it feels like we were just at Origins, and it’s time for Gen Con! Our plans are coming together smoothly, and we can’t wait to see you all there.

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Drop by and hang out with us in booth 1349. We’ll have fun showing you our new games, giving out promos for those games, and offering you some special convention deals. We’ll even have limited quantities of both Hotshots and Kaiju Crush available for sale.

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Demos: If you are looking to try out our new games, Hotshots and Kaiju Crush, we can set you up. We’ll also have demos of Here, Kitty, Kitty! and Dastardly Dirigibles, quick games that will keep you going.

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Promos: With a demo or purchase of our new games, you can pick up the special River Tile promo for Hotshots and the Oblique-Checkerboard promo card for Kaiju Crush.

Deals: In addition to all of the games in our catalog, we will have bundles, jewelry for Here, Kitty, Kitty!, a special discount bin, and promo specials.

 

Bundles

  • Panic expansion bundle: $45                                                                                                                                                                                    (includes The Wizard’s Tower, The Dark Titan, and Engines of War)
  • Small box bundle: $50                                                                                                                                                                                                (Here, Kitty, Kitty!, Dastardly Dirigibles, and Bears!)

 

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Earrings and Necklaces

  • 1 for $15
  • 2 for $25
  • 3 for $30

 

Discount Bin

  • 1 for $15
  • 2+ for $10 each

 

Promos

  • 1 for $5
  • 2+ for $3 each

Events: And if that’s not enough, we’ll have ticketed events with all of the following games in Hall D through Double Exposure. (Thank you, guys!) Players will be given a coupon worth $5 on a purchase of $25 or more.

  • Castle Panic
  • Here, Kitty, Kitty!
  • Dastardly Dirigibles
  • Bears!
  • Dead Panic
  • Munchkin Panic
  • The Village Crone

 

We’re so excited to see you there! Safe travels!

4 Out of 5 Stars for Dastardly Dirigibles!

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Our steampunk airship game continues to sail to new heights! Two new rave reviews for Dastardly Dirigibles have arrived and we wanted to share them with you.

Internet vs. Wallet has declared Dastardly Dirigibles to be a great game for some light family fun.

“We found ourselves coming back to this one often.”

Meanwhile, over at Guslado’s Games, Guslado gives a recap of his Gen Con experience and awards our game 4 out of 5 stars. Thank you good sir, and a most dapper countenance you have there!

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It warms our cogs and gears to hear about the love for Dastardly Dirigibles. Best of luck to all of you as you race to build those beautiful blimps!

Star Trek Panic Reviews Are Beaming Up!

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Lt. Uhura: Captain, we are receiving multiple transmissions. They appear to be Star Trek Panic reviews.

Mr. Spock: My sensors confirm they are positively charged.

We are super excited to have launched Star Trek Panic out into the universe and even Mr. Spock agrees it’s a hit. If you aren’t convinced by his cold, Vulcan logic, then maybe these great reviews coming in from around the web will sway you!

Let’s start with this hilarious unboxing video from GameWire, where Pep and Bebo crack open the box and look inside. With both of them being huge Star Trek fans, there is more than a little squee-ing in this one, and it’s really hard not watch this with a huge grin.

 

From there, Vincent Paone at Dad’s Gaming Addiction gives Star Trek Panic an amazing 9 out of 10, adding, “Star Trek Panic fires its phasers in true Trek fashion and then some.” You can read the short review at dadsgamingaddiction.com or watch the whole video with a detailed breakdown of components and rules right here.

 

Over at Bower’s Game Corner, Forrest Bower’s glee is palpable as he exclaims, “A home run, no-brainer. If you’re a Star Trek fan, absolutely check this one out.” He goes on to add, “This might be one of my favorite games of 2016.”

 

Joel Eddy from Drive Thru Reviews has a hard time containing his enthusiasm as well, stating, “It’s really, really fun. It just puts you right into that fun aspect of Star Trek.” He also says, “If you’re a fan of any of the other Panic games I would 100% pick this up.” We couldn’t agree more!

 

Trent Howell of The Board Game Family proudly declares that “Star Trek Panic is a blast!” As a long-time fan of Castle Panic, Trent has to admit “Star Trek Panic now tops the list as my favorite of the “Panic” board games.”

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If you want to boldly go where no Panic has gone before, you can pick up a copy of the game in our store right now. If you’re still not convinced, make sure to visit us at Gen Con this year in booth #743 to play a demo, pick up the exclusive promo card, and get an extra U.S.S. Enterprise with purchase!

Live long and prosper!

Gen Con Goodness

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Final preparations are underway for Gen Con 2016, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’ll have free demos, promos, events, and all kinds of fun!

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Free Demos in Booth #743: Want to check out the latest games from Fireside? This is the best way to make sure you’re taught the rules correctly with friendly people who want to make sure your experience is great. We’ll be demoing Star Trek Panic, Here, Kitty, Kitty!, Dastardly Dirigibles, and Bears! in booth #743.

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Promos for Demos: We’ll also be giving demoers these hard- to-find promos for checking out the games.
Star Trek Panic: Vulcan Mind-Meld
Here, Kitty, Kitty!: Milkshake
Dastardly Dirigibles: Smoke Bomb
Bears!: Alarm Clock

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Heir-On-Stick-Blog-PostExtras: Dastardly Dirigibles winners can pose with the dapper Heir-on-a-Stick to show their win to the world. And purchasers of Star Trek Panic receive a spare U.S.S. Enterprise! It’ll look great on your desk. That is, until you need to replace the one in your game after all of that damage!

Events: This year, Fireside Games is hosting events for the first time! We sold out of our original events within 3 days and opened up more. Just 4 seats remain open. One for Dead Panic, and three for The Village CroneClick here to sign up. After you click on the link, select the Board Game category to find our events. Hope to see you there!

Dead Panic Piece Clarification

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We had a great time at our busiest Gen Con ever. We were thrilled to be able to demo Dead Panic and sell the first copies. In the rush to get Dead Panic to Gen Con, however, the factory assembled a few extra pieces that are causing some confusion. They won’t affect game play, and we’ve already confirmed with our printer that the assembly will be corrected for the remainder of the games.

If you purchased a copy at Gen Con, here is a quick clarification to make sure you get the best experience out of your game:

Radio Pieces

The game should only contain one (1) radio, which is a small puzzle made from 3 pieces. Some of the sets included 3 complete radio puzzles, for a total of 9 pieces. You should only play with a single puzzle.

Characters

The game should only include one (1) Character Token for each Character in the game, for a total of 8 Character Tokens. Some of the sets included 2 sets of Character Tokens for a total of 16. You should only play with 1 token and stand for Al, Barbara, David, Father Michael, Julie, Maria, Ray, and Sandra.

Walls

The game should only include one (1) wall with the artwork that contains both a door and a window. Some of the sets included 3 of these walls. Right now, that artwork has no effect on game play, so there is no need to swap out any of the pieces.

We want to thank all our fans for their patience and understanding as we continue to make the best games possible!

Good News/Bad News for Gen Con

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Hey everyone, we’ve got good news and bad news when it comes to Gen Con this year. First the bad news. There’s been a delay in shipping Dead Panic. We’ll have just a few games available for sale tomorrow after about 11:00, with the remainder coming in Friday around 11:00. The good news is you don’t have to worry about us selling completely out on Thursday!

We hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone too severely, and we appreciate your understanding. We’ll get the fun to you as soon as possible!

It’s Almost Time for Gen Con!

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Gen Con 2012 happens next month, running from the 16th to the 19th of August, and we can’t wait to get out to Indianapolis! This will be our third Gen Con and we’ve got all sorts of good stuff planned for this one. Let’s start with the big stuff first. Continue reading It’s Almost Time for Gen Con!