Custom 3D Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs

Looking for the perfect holiday, birthday, celebration or house-warming gift for the hardcore or casual Catan player? Calder Kibyuk Designs has created a series of made-to-order Custom 3D Catan boards. All pieces are hand painted, covered in a matte finish and moulded from a highly durable resin which will endure future infrastructure construction, resource trades and invasions of the dreaded robber (plus the casual drop from the coffee table).

Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs

All of the landscapes host the original Catan pieces perfectly – letting you build your “longest road,” settlements and cities amongst the 3D backdrop. Boards are available in painted or unpainted versions, and include custom number pieces. Contact calderkdesign@gmail.com for more information and prices. Tell them I sent you, you won’t get a discount but at least they’ll know I’m helping.

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Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs
Custom 3D Settlers of Catan by Calder Kibyuk Designs

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Labyrinth the board game by River Horse Games

Developed by the team at River Horse, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth the board game is a simple, fun game that allows 1 to 5 players to join forces in an attempt to rescue Toby from the Goblin King.

“You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us… forever.”

Labyrinth the board game by River Horse

Players must navigate the maze to save Sarah’s baby brother. Each game is different with the blank card spaces being filled with the magical encounters and monsters that are depicted on the deck of cards that comes with the game, this ensures a great deal of replayability and unpredictability in the game, giving the Labyrinth its signature feel.

The game consists of two distinct stages, one where the group must adventure through the labyrinth trying to find the goblin city whilst keeping their willpower as high as possible (nobody wants to fall into the oubliette!), and a second action packed stage where the players must fight their way into Jareth’s castle where Sarah must say the magical words that will release her brother.

“You have no power over me.”

The playing pieces are beautifully detailed as seen below in the pre-production images. The game is scheduled for a summer release and you can find you more via River Horse’s website, Facebook Page and rapidly expanding Facebook Group.

Check out beautiful Labyrinth inspired artwork by Aelia Petro on my next blog post.

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Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Jareth
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Sarah
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Hoggle
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Sarah and Sir Didymus
Labyrinth the board game by River Horse - Ludo

Preston TableTop Day 2015

International TableTop Day 2015
International TableTop Day was founded three years ago as a way for the world to celebrate tabletop gaming together. Each Spring, fans host thousands of events all over the world and every year the event grows. TableTop Day 2014 was celebrated in 80 countries, over all 7 continents and had over 3,000 events in total.

2015 saw TableTop Day come to Preston, Lancashire UK on Saturday 11th April. Organised by GeekOnRadio (website & Twitter) the event was held at Preston UCLAN Foster Building from 10am to 6pm. There we numerous games to play and taking part was key. Also of interest was the team Pandemic tournament which was played in rounds throughout the day. There were stalls, games, a gathering of geeks and a civilised dose of mayhem.

In attendance were the team from Grim Tree Games, Harlequins Preston, Red Steel PrestonBoard Game Trading and Chat UK and Wizards Academy.

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Preston TableTop Day 2015
Play testing the new crowd funded game Wizards Academy.

Preston TableTop Day 2015

Preston TableTop Day 2015

Preston TableTop Day 2015

Preston TableTop Day 2015
Mark from Grim Tree Games.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
Grim Tree Games.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
Heath & Woodsie from Grim Tree Games.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
40K from Red Steel Preston.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
40K from Red Steel Preston.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
40K from Red Steel Preston.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
40K from Red Steel Preston.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
40K from Red Steel Preston.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
Tom from Harlequins in Preston.
Preston TableTop Day 2015
Tom, Mark & Eve from Harlequins in Preston.

Preston TableTop Day 2015.

Preston TableTop Day 2015
Me, on the right, testing Tiny Epic Kingdoms (and winning). Photo courtesy of Chris Bromley.

Preston TableTop Day 2015

Closed since 2009, a toy store lost in time and crammed full of retro collectibles.

From Star Wars figures and Action Man to dolls, Playmobil and Lego, a treasure trove of old toys and games has been discovered in a shop which has been closed for years. The Frank Beech Toy Shop first opened more than 70 years ago and was well-known in Holywell in North Wales for its vast array of toys and popular window displays.

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The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Star Wars Return of the Jedi action figures

In 2009 the store closed its doors to the public, bringing to an end many decades of service since its opening by Frank Beech in the 1940s. Amazingly, the contents of the store, and store-room, remained untouched and an auction house has now recovered 120 pallets of 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and more recent toys and games.

These include boxes of Star Wars figures, Action Man, trains, Dinky cars, Timpo toys and Britains soldiers, dolls, tinplate and plastic, Airfix and many board games. Despite damp creeping into the shop and damaging some of the boxes, most of the items have survived in great condition.

All the items go on sale this April 2015 at Vectis Auctions in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees. A spokesman from the auction house said: “The items are likely to appeal to collectors and dealers as the toys have stood in the closed-up shop for many years. Our specialists are working through the collection one pallet at a time, we could still find many hidden treasures.”
The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Action Man
The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Marx Toys Black Beauty, Lone Ranger Silver & Tribal WigwamThe Frank Beech retro toy shop - Airfix Weebles

The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Subbuteo
The Frank Beech retro toy shop - VR Troopers
The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Lego & Playmobil Playpeople
The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Dawn DollsThe Frank Beech retro toy shop - Diane Fashion Doll accessories

The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Star Wars Return of the Jedi action figures and Mini Rigs
The Frank Beech retro toy shop - Star Wars Return of the Jedi action figures
The Frank Beech retro toy shopThe Frank Beech retro toy shop - Six Million Dollar Man Bionic Man

The Frank Beech retro toy shop - store room
The Frank Beech retro toy shop

Story and images via Tom White at Wales Online.