MtG Hour of Devastation Open House

Set Name: Hour of Devastation

Block: Set 2 of 2 in the Amonkhet Block

Number of Cards: 184

Prerelease Events: July 8-9, 2017

Release Date: July 14, 2017

Draft Weekend: July 15-16, 2017

Game Day: August 5-6, 2017

Magic Online Launch: July 10, 2017

On Sale in Magic Online: July 14, 2017

Pro Tour Date: July 28-30, 2017

Official Three-Letter Code: HOU

Twitter Hashtag: #MTGHOU

Days of Summer Gaming presents Panic Lab

Amoebas have escaped and are slithering around in all directions! Catch them fast!

In Panic Lab, the player-scientists have their hands full trying to figure out which amoeba to catch and where it might have oozed off to. To set up the game, shuffle the 25 cards, then lay them out in a circle.

At the start of a round, one player rolls four special dice which indicate the color, shape and pattern of the amoeba being sought as well as the color of the lab it left and in which direction it was traveling. Competing at the same time, players need to find the lab, then move in the right direction to spot the amoeba (which may, of course, be striped and not spotted).

But wait! If you encounter a vent after leaving the lab, you need to skip to the next vent in the circle before continuing your search. (Amoebas prefer to travel in the dark when possible.) Plus, if an amoeba passes through one of three mutation devices in the circle, you need to alter the criteria for your search, looking for a tentacled amoeba instead of one with a tail, for example, or an orange/red amoeba instead of a blue/purple one. Zap!

The first player to lay her hand on the correct card collects a token, and the first player to collect five tokens wins!

 

This time a new twist is going to be added to the game:  the Shower tile!

Rules: When the amoeba meets this tile, the effects of the mutation rooms previously met are cancelled.

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Days of Summer Gaming presents Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle

The forces of evil are threatening to overrun Hogwarts castle in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, a cooperative deck-building game, and it’s up to four students to ensure the safety of the school by defeating villains and consolidating their defenses. In the game, players take on the role of a Hogwarts student: Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville, each with their own personal deck of cards that’s used to acquire resources.

By gaining influence, players add more cards to their deck in the form of iconic characters, spells, and magical items. Other cards allow them to regain health or fight against villains, keeping them from gaining power. The villains set back players with their attacks and Dark Arts. Only by working together will players be able to defeat all of the villains, securing the castle from the forces of evil.

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