This is the Moon You’re Looking For!

Posted by Corey on Sep 16th 2018

As a kid one of the most fascinating things to me was space. I just couldn’t fathom how something could look so close, yet be so far away. I could lay on a bed of dampening grass for hours at night staring up at the sky and marvel at all its’ secrets. One of the most majestic things of space is The Moon. How it races to the top of the sky just to descend back to slumber. How it vanquishes the night with it’s brightness. How some nights it seems meek and shy and others it is close enough to touch. Clearly as I grew older I started to understand why things seemed the way they were and childhood mystery gave way to truths and science. However, one thing that science and physics can’t take away are the memories of how special that was to me.

25 some years later enter Bombyx with a board game that brings back all of those fun memories in a nice little package. Bombyx is a French gaming studio with a few releases under their belt, but this is Catch the Moon. A quick and easy board game that can be played with anything from 2-6 players and games average about 20 minutes, depending on how goofy you get.

The basic premise of the game is to take roll a die and to stack wooden ladder game pieces on a cloud. If you cause ladders to fall you get moon tears. The game is completed when there aren’t any moon tears or ladder pieces left. This game literally has 30 seconds worth of setup. The rules are extremely simple yet it gives such a diverse amount of replayability. This is extremely rare in today’s board game scene! We’re used to board games with 3.2 million cardboard tokens that you have to keep track of. 30 dice that have to be rolled and 75 of the sweetest unpainted minis that you have to painstakingly place on maps for 25 minutes before you’re even ready to play! Don’t get me wrong, I’m a board gamer. I love this, however sometimes I just want to open the box and relive my childhood dreams of trying to climb high enough to Catch the Moon.

All it takes is some skillfully placed ladders, a good sense of balance, and a touch of imagination. The Moon is eager for you to reach her, but she’s sensitive: she will shed a tear at the slightest misstep in your climb. With the right mix of risk taking and caution, you will become the most agile of dreamers.

As you can see from the pictures it’s extremely simple in its execution. Provides enough challenge for most and best yet? It’s for ages 6 and up! That means the entire family can sit down after doing dishes and jam out a couple games and still have time to finish up homework before the night gets away from them.

This is it kids. This is the kind of game that can appeal to anyone and can be played by everyone. It’s going fast, and with Bombyx being the size they are you’re going to want to grab your copy before they become extremely difficult to get! Don’t let go of your childhood wonder! Take hold of it tonight! Head over to the Web store or stop by one of our physical locations and Catch the Moon for yourself!


Don’t be a Scaredy Cat!

Don’t be a Scaredy Cat!

Posted by Corey on Sep 11th 2018

In case you’re one of those people that doesn’t change your calendar because that sweet picture of Han Solo on February 8th just never loses it’s charm, its nearly October!  I know, I know.. Time flies when you never know the odds.

Interestingly enough, important things happen in October.  Cider donuts get eaten.  Marshmallows get roasted.  Kids wander around the street at dusk knocking on stranger’s doors begging for food.

Wait… what?

THAT’S RIGHT!  Halloween is coming!

Are you one of those people that goes all out?  Gets your fancy dancy super scary yard zombies with strobes going in the background.  Slow fog moving across your yard as the sound of Werewolves and rattling chains echos through your bushes.  No?  That’s all right, I suppose.  Every party needs a party pooper.   Might as well just scoff at the passerby cars as they look in astonishment and envy as they pass your neighbor’s house.  Because he’s totally one of those guys.  His house always has the coolest ghosts and the rad coffin with Dracula that rises up proclaiming his thirst for kool-aid!

Well, not everyone can be like that, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spread some Halloween Fear and Cheer around your home or office in your own way!  Don’t let this Halloween go by without professing your love for all things creepy and crawly!  Let’s look around and see what we have!

https://d3d71ba2asa5oz.cloudfront.net/12030984/images/hal509_024__1.jpgThis Halloween shirt is where it’s at!  With the upcoming sequel that is getting some absolute rave reviews, now is your chance to grab that special someone and put on your tough act while wearing this sweet piece of Halloween gear.  You don’t get scared at the creepy parts, do ya?




http://new.kryptonitekollectibles.com/sh51108.jpgFor you gamers out there we have this sweet expansion for King of Tokyo!  The Halloween Collector’s Pack 1!  This comes complete with the incredible Pumpkin Jack and the scary Boogie Woogie along with every component for their Evolution cards.  Don’t let that Tuesday game night bring you to tears from boredom.  Scare everyone as you crush Tokyo as Pumpkin Jack! And for more gaming gear, check out our page entirely based around Collectible, Trading Card and Board Games!


Bring some serious Halloween surprises to your Mantle or Office with Jack Skeleton’s House!  Dept 56 does it again with this extremely detailed and accurate representation of Jack’s house from The Nightmare Before Christmas.  Not only will people know you’re a serious collector, but you have amazing taste in movies!  This set comes complete with Jack and Zero so you’ll always have someone to talk to!  Don’t be afraid, Zero won’t bite!  Pick this one up before it’s a goner!

http://new.kryptonitekollectibles.com/PP4952.jpgShow that dog who’s boss with this Premium Toddler Costume.  Not only will you live out your dreams of being a fuzzball, but every captain needs a co-pilot to help defend the galaxy!  Help bring the Force to your Toddler and together you can rule your own Galaxy of Halloween goodies!  Crafted by the talented people at Princess Paradise, so you know it’s a quality piece!  Just remember, it’s not wise to upset a Wookie!

Well, I hope that gives you a couple sweet ideas to dress up your loved ones, spice up game night or bring out sheer jealousy in your cubical neighbors.  Kryptonite Kollectibles has hundreds of other items to help you show everyone you’re serious about Halloween and they should be too!

Take a gander and browse our Halloween section or use the search and hunt down some absolutely scary deals for yourself!

(Originally written for Kryptonitekollectibles.com)



Magic the Gathering and What it can Bring to your LIfe

Magic the Gathering and What it can Bring to your LIfe

Posted by Corey on Sep 2nd 2018

The year was 1993, a young boy having just finished class sauntered into the common area of his Junior High. Across the room he spotted a friend sitting alone on a bench and shuffling through some cards.  Sitting down next to him he starting their conversation with small talk about class.  The friend with very little interest in what he was saying just nodded and continued to sort through the pile of cards he had in his hand.  “What are you doing after school?” our hero asked.  “My mom is going to take me downtown to get a few packs of Magic cards!  Want to come with?”

Little did I know, that this was a moment that would change my life forever.

Magic the Gathering is a Trading Card Game and now also a Digital Collectible Card Game that was designed by Richard Garfield and released from Wizards of the Coast.  In sometime between September and October of 1993 I was first introduced to Magic the Gathering.  Which now brings me to my 25th anniversary as a Magic player.  And I’m such a better person because of it.

When I first played Magic the Gathering I didn’t realize it would become such an impactful thing in my life.  It was just a goofy card game!  However when I opened my first Booster pack and saw my first Nightmare I was hooked.  The awkward waxyesque wrapping which is now more of an easier to open foil to the randomness of cards you get inside and that smell!  There was something special about the smell of opening a new Booster pack.  Through my years I’ve gotten hints of this from books and other paper products and it’s always harbored memories of my first opening.  Admittedly, I’ve gone through a few break ups with Magic the Gathering in the past.  There have been moments that we just haven’t seen eye to eye and found it better to just part ways.  At one point, I even sold off every bit of our history that I had, but regretted that immediately.

Wizards of the Coast and Richard Garfield gave me something that has enhanced my life.  It’s brought me tears of joy, sorrow and disgust.  Frustration, elation and pride. It’s taught me how to look at what I can’t see.  That the sequence in how I do things causes different reaction and actions from the person across from me.  To never act without having all the information I could possibly have.  To accept randomness, plan for someone’s reaction and not to react to what I just encountered.   How to have patience, be a teacher and ultimately that if I make a mistake.  I can just shuffle up and try again.

This game, these little pieces of cardboard that I cherish so much is something that I love sharing with people.  I love the look on someone’s face when they see through the cards in their hand and figure out the puzzle that lies before them.  I love the smiles when three turns of planning comes to fruition and they windmill slam a finisher on the table.  I love how it’s brought my family closer as I’ve taught my son and wife to play.  I love the friends I’ve made.  The places I’ve visited and the amazing battles that I’ve won and lost.

And now I want to share this with all of you!

Magic the Gathering

Magic the Gathering is a TCG with many formats.  In one of it’s original forms, it is a 60 card constructed format in which you have no more than 4 copies of a card except for Basic Land Cards.  You take turns drawing cards and playing a Basic Land Card each turn as essentially a currency to which you exhaust each turn to cast spells and creatures from your hand in epic battle against another Planeswalker of the Multiverse. Each turn entering combat to widdle your opponents life total from 20 to 0 to arise victorious.

Through the years players, groups and Wizards of the Coast have brought new formats to the game.  From 100 card singleton formats where you’re only allowed to have 1 of each card and a Commander to lead your army.  Drafting where you pick a card from a Booster pack and pass it to the next person only to continue to do so until you’ve built a deck from a Limited pool of cards.  Even formats based on when cards were released or their rarity.  Even digital formats to play while on the go or against players spanning the globe.  There are regular tournaments on a global scale with thousands of dollars in prizes.  To local weekly events and leagues held by your local game store.

Based around the fantasy genre and packed to the brim with amazing lore of far away planes of existence.  Filled with magical creatures and amazing abilities.  Powerful Planeswalkers ready to lend you their aid to thwart the forces of good or evil and tide turning spells at your disposal to help protect those you’ve summoned or destroy those you didn’t.  Each card is adorned with some of the most beautiful artwork that has ever been printed on paper.  With incredibly talented artistst. Ultra rare foil version of cards and even some cards so valuable you could trade them for a car.

Magic the Gathering really does have something for every TCG or gaming fan out there.  It can be extremely simple or vastly complex at the same time.  With endless synergies and strategies.  Combinations of cards played in sequence to control the board or summon swarms of creatures to overwhelm your opponent.  One of the biggest thing it can bring to your life is friends, a community or even family.   It can give you a place.  A place where you can be known as the guy who plays this or that deck.  A place where people are excited to see you.  A place where people dread having to compete against you.  Being part of a gaming community is exciting and beneficial!  Being able to trade cards to build the deck you’ve always wanted.  Friendly faces to help you work through strategies.  And people to sit and laugh about that one time you drew yourself out trying to find an answer to a creature.  I cannot stress enough how my life has been enhanced by Magic the Gathering.  Without it I would be a very different person.  If you haven’t played it, I invite you to give it a shot.  It might be the best decision you’ve ever made!

And now’s your chance!

With every new expansion release comes what Wizards of the Coast calls an Open House.  Kryptonite Kollectibles is going to be holding an Open House event on September 23rd from 1pm to 4pm  Here you are welcome to show up and learn how to play Magic the Gathering.  Come by yourself or with friends and family! Promotional Cards and Welcome Decks will even be provided so you don’t need to purchase anything to play!  Plenty of people will be around to help give you direction and teach you the ropes.  All of us there are friendly and driven to make sure you have the best playing experience possible. Even if you haven’t played Magic the Gathering for years, now is an exciting time to return! Coming off the tail of an amazing expansion release returning to Dominaria!

A family environment and a pillar of the local community since 1993.  They have been providing excellent product and value with multiple convenient locations!  Many weekly events for not only Magic, but Pokemon, Cardfight, Yu-Gi-Oh and Star Wars: Destiny.  Hundreds of board games, gaming supplies, comic books and sports memorabilia available online, 24 hours a day! Even a Gaming Facebook Group to hang out an talk some smack!

I really hope you give Magic a try!  Now I know not every game is for everyone, but I’m admittedly passionate about this one and am excited to be able to share something that has given me so much in my life with all of you!  I hope you find the time to come down on the 23rd at 1pm and shuffle up for a couple matches.  Who knows, you might just have a good time!

(Originally written for Kryptonitekollectibles.com)


You haven’t heard of Gloomhaven?

(Written by Corey V.)
Gloomhaven is here and what a splash it’s making!

Coming off the wave of it’s second immensely successful Kickstarter by designer Isaac Childres, this game is touted as one of the most satisfying cooperative board game experience you and up to three other friends can have.  Snatching up 6 Golden Geek awards in 2017 and holding the number 1 spot as Best Overall Board Game for most of 2017.  This is definitely not a game to be taken lightly!

..Speaking of lightly, the packaging is most certainly not.  21 lbs..  TWENTY-ONE pounds!

Within this box is 95 unique playable scenarios, 17 playable classes, and more than 1,500 cards, over 230 monsters.  This equates out to hundreds of hours of replay for you and your friends! You as a wandering adventurer must work together with your group to clear waves of monsters, vermin and evil do-ers to explorer ruins and dungeons.  All the while upgrading your skills through experience and looting what you can. A constantly evolving story-line takes you from one location to another, your party honing their combat skills being able to topple the bigger and the badder.  After each scenario you choose your path leading you to another in a choose your own adventure style of fluidity to help shape the future of what lies in front of you.

Game length averages from 60-120 minutes and progresses along a legacy system to keep things fresh and engaging.  For 1-4 players but recommends 3 for the peak player experience.

I really can’t say enough. If you enjoy sophisticated story driven dungeon experiences with satisfying combat with your friends and have a night to hang out.  This is truly worth a look!

The game is available here for purchase and I hope you enjoy it!
(Originally posted on Kryptonitekollectibles.com)