Monthly Archives: April 2012

Playing Super Hero Squad For The First Time.

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That’s our grandson Lee, playing his first trading card game. Marvel Super Hero Squad not only teaches the strategies of deckbuilding and attack priority, it also causes massive amounts of bliss.

Lee had drawn the cards he needed to set up the Blade deadly healing combo. His purple Keeper was still in place when he went all Knight Night. It was a beautiful thing.

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I never imagined that life could be this much fun. Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Game is alive and available at just the right time in history. Teaching the next generation how to celebrate the mythos of the Marvel Universe by flipping cardboard on the kitchen table is my idea of the best entertainment ever.

It doesn’t get any better than this.

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First Available Armored Spider-Man Card Spotted On eBay.

The screenshot you see above shows the first time an Armored Spider-Man had appeared on the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game at HeroUp.com. Now one is available for sale on eBay. It is the first one we have spotted, and the bidding starts at $600. Wow.

The Armored Spider-Man and the Phoenix Games SHS League.

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Have you seen this card? It holds a one-time-only code to unlock the Armored Spider-Man in the Super Hero Squad Online MMO. The boxes are being ripped open as we speak, but so far there has not been a single one of these treasures available for sale. It is an extremely valuable item indeed.

Upper Deck released a physical version of the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game on April 24th, and tournament leagues are forming already. Get ready to have a blast, to infinity!

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Mr. Fantastic is absolutely sick in this game. You may think the 2 attack is not worth the 12 power he spends, but think again. If you can’t block him on the first hit, his Infinity Blaster will keep going. And going. And going.

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The Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game provides some of the biggest fun in the history of cardboard. Today we have the pleasure of expanding it by at least eleven. We are proud to announce the first location of Super Hero Squad Local League play.

If you live near Orlando, keep a watchful eye on the Phoenix Games upcoming calendar. They had such a tremendous response to the Sneak Preview for the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, they are ready to start a tournament series. Here we go!

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Phoenix Games
8929 West Colonial Dr.
Ocoee, Florida
34761

(407) 578-4263
www.phoenixgamesinc.com

If you are ready to dig in to the buried treasure and get your hands on an Amored Spider-Man of your own, or if you just want to enjoy one of the most perfectly balanced trading card games ever developed, head on over to the thread on Comic Book Resources. Then stay tuned to SquadCards.com for all the latest news and updates, this party is getting really good.

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First Video From the Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game!

Oh my.

Mr. Puffin Rabbit, one of the world’s foremost aficionados of the Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, has created a masterpiece. This is the first video box break of all time for this game. It has a soundtrack that is simply sublime. It unveils a few cards that have never been seen before in real life. It blazes and new trail, and now we can all set sail into the future together.

Hero Up, on video!

Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game Gets Hyped Up.

We just got that in an email from HeroUp.com and we are hyped to high heaven.  The Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game is in full effect, both virtual and physical.  Get yours today, either online or at your local gaming shop.  It is one of the best games we have ever played.

Enraged Impossible Artist Pulls Off the Daredevil Elektra Trick.

Imagine that Keeper sitting like a deadly enchantment on the board. Then a killer combination of this…

The brilliant online strategist who flung that massive damage was named Enraged Impossible Artist.  When you register on HeroUp.com to begin playing, the system gives you a name.

This one will live forever in my memory.

Ouch.

Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game In Stock Now.

Here at SquadCards.com we heartily recommend Dave and Adam’s Card World in Buffalo for all your cardboard desires.  They have Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game available now, get yours today!

First Look At The Armored Spider-Man Inside The Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.

That’s what it looks like.  The shiniest star in the Super Hero Squad Online Game.  The first Armored Spider-Man ever.  My screen name is Mars Troll Clock and I had the honor of vanquishing this virtual celebrity in a card game.

Good luck in your own quest to grab hold of greatness, since the only way to get an Armored Spider-Man on your squad is to pull this piece of cardboard from a pack.  Upper Deck has inserted a few ultra-rare copies in the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game and the treasure hunt is on.

If you are one of the fortunate ones, like the illustrious Astral Zephyr, you will be able to laugh out loud as your virtual opponents bug their eyes out at your unusual outfit.  These are very exciting times.

Back From The Dead With Blade.

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Upper Deck Lives! After a couple years to heal, we will once again be flipping Marvel characters on kitchen tables and tournament halls. The Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game hits the streets today, and Blade is back on the prowl.

Get ready for greatness, the time is now!

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First Armored Spider-Man Unlocked!

That is Astral Zephyr, the first player in the world to unlock the Armored Spider-Man in the Super Hero Squad Online game.  The code he needed to beat everyone to the punch was found on a card pulled out of a pack in Redmond, Washington during last night’s Sneak Preview tournament at Uncle’s Games.  You are looking at history.

The screenshot was taken by our newest SquadCard Champion, Venusian Iguana Hat!  And the card was not actually ripped from the pack by Astral Zephyr…

Grey Enchantress Spirit actually pulled the card, but Astral Zephyr has the best kids ever and he got to pilot the Armored Spider-Man before anyone else in the world.  He is now a Super Hero Squad superstar.

Kings Games Crowns New SquadCard Champions!

For a while now, the prizes have been plentiful at HeroUp.com for players in the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.  Now things are getting real, in real life.

Those are actual physical cards that were busted out of their containers by Kirby Monster.  Inside each starter deck is a shiny suprise, and the Hulk foil card was captured in motion by the brilliant madman known as daredeville.

Not only do we have those glorious holographic beauties to enhance our favorite game thanks to Upper Deck, we also have a slew of cards that have never appeared online.  We will leave you with three new strategy nuggets that were revealed this weekend at Kings Games in New York.  Congratulations to daredeville and Kirby Monster, our new SquadCard Champions!

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Kings Games
1685 East 15 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

(718) 336-1955

www.kingsgames.com

Squad Cards Arising At Phoenix Games.

Yesterday was a big day in the history of the industry. For the first time in Florida, Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game was released from its shiny little packages and slung around tournament tables at Phoenix Games in Orlando. Thanks to Bill and the amazing store staff, we have a glorious gallery of photographs to document the occassion for future generations.

Enjoy the scene, and get ready for the full release on April 24th!

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Phoenix Games
8929 West Colonial Dr.
Ocoee, Florida
34761

(407) 578-4263
www.phoenixgamesinc.com

If you are itching to learn more about the game, you can dive in right now. There is a wealth of amazing reports already written from the online version by Gazillion and The Amazing Society. Head on over to the thread on Comic Book Resources created and maintained by the incredible daredeville. Stay tuned to SquadCards.com for all the latest news and updates, the power is arising.

Squad Cards Unleashed.

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Last night in Seattle, the inaugural packs of Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game were ripped open and their power was unleashed upon the world.  Special loot cards were discovered like diamonds in a mine, and the online game now includes pack-inserted exclusive items that have never been available before.  The thrill of victory was documented, and we have the first-ever SquadCards Champion.  He is the one, the only…

Astral Zephyr!!!

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Cardboard Warriors of all ages converged upon the Card Kingdom battlefield, and the treasures were aplenty.  No one had ever opened a pack of these cards before.  Suprises of the highest caliber were in order.

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Inside each wrapper is a code that can be redeemed for a free virtual pack at HeroUp.com…

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… and some of the loot cards are foil upgrades of fabulous fan favorites!

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The Sneak Preview events have begun, and the excitement is infinite.  Eternal thanks to Astral Zephyr for the images from the first Marvel Super Hero Squad event of all time.  This weekend the game will be invading six more cities.  Keep your antenna up and stay tuned to this station.  Squad Cards have been unleashed!

Erase Your Destiny And Become A SquadCards Champion!

The Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game changes destinies.  When you drop this card on the table, nothing will ever be the same.  Starting tonight in Seattle.

Card Kingdom is the place.  Physical cards from Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Trading Card Game will be unleashed upon the world for the very first time.  A Champion will be crowned, and we will have coverage.  If you are in the area, or if you plan to play the game with your friends around the kitchen table, we need you.

You can be a reporter.  You can win prizes.  You can change your destiny.

Wherever you play, you can document the stories and results of your tournaments.  Official events and weekly testing sessions are equally important.  We want to hear from your group, no matter how big or how small.  Prizes will include SquadCards Champion tee-shirts, official game cards, memorabilia cards from the upcoming Avengers movie, and more.  Simply send your reports to: squadcards@gmail.com so we can share them with the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Community.  Add pics if you can.  Everyone who contributes will be a winner.

We will celebrate our new future… together.

The Game Is For Real, And It Is Here!

Thanks to Kings Games in New York, we know for sure that Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game is actually here. You can see it in real life right now. The world will never be the same.  If you are in the area, you can test it out today.

If you are not in New York, you can play online at HeroUp.com from wherever you are. Either way, it’s time to party!

 

Kings Games
1685 East 15 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

(718) 336-1955

www.kingsgames.com

The Savage She-Hulk Combo of The Tyrannical Mason.

That was the scene last night around midnight on HeroUp.com inside the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.   I had the extreme pleasure of being matched against The Tyrannical Mason.  Not only is she an integral founder of the original tournament community, she has built the most insane She-Hulk Combo deck ever seen.  I got destroyed by a big green beautiful barrage of attacks never before witnessed.  It was amazing.

On the turn before her combo went off, Mason had strategically blocked with Double Slam Sandwich.  This assured that it would be the top card of her discard pile.  I can still hear the maniacal laughter as the coin flip raised the power to 5 for her Surprise Witness.  She played She-Hulk’s silver killer and it got two hits through.  Then she played the sandwich.

If I could not block this little green monster, the biggest beats in the game were coming my way.  Since she was on 5 power, Mason would have 8 full points to bludgeon me senselessly.  I didn’t have the block, and she had two options to finish me off.

Since I was running a purple-centric deck, the Strongest One There Is was saved to block with.  I got a Group Hug brought on by a Double Slam Sandwich introduced by a Surprise Witness… all on the same turn!!!  It was a beautiful thing.

Head on over to HeroUp.com right now and start trying some combos of your own.   This party is getting really good.

More Foundation Previews, More She-Hulk!

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Jennifer Walters is the sensational She-Hulk. She is one of the few modern Marvel myths that actually got her own comic book title in her first appearance. Starting in 1980, gorgeous green Girl Power was incarnated in the collective consciousness of humanity like never before. Now it gets better than ever.

Through the heroic efforts of Upper Deck and The Amazing Society, Marvel’s Super Hero Squad is moving up to the land of deckbuilding delights. Starting April 24th, trading card gamers will be able to bring the big beats with a charming new cardboard crusher. She-Hulk is about to throw down.

As you can see, She-Hulk’s strategy rewards players who empty their hands and fly by the seat of their pants. In this game, the most effective way to thwart opposing plans is to block their attacks directly with the correct color from the hand. This makes her extremely attractive to build a deck with.

Sometimes you’re the She-Hulk. Sometimes you’re the wall. In the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game, either way is bliss. Our most beloved modern myths are coming to life on competitive cardboard, and the first tournaments are right around the corner. Check the list of Sneak Peek tournament locations, study the game and participate in the most comprehensive SHS TCG forums on Earth, and make sure you stay tuned to SquadCards.com for frequent updates as we create a big beautiful future together.

Making Magic with the Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game.

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Along with the honor of revealing Dr. Strange’s Aura Drain as it appears in the Foundation base set, today we have news of the very first materialization of the Marvel Super Hero Squad Game in public.

The place is Card Kingdom in Seattle, Washington.

The time is 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The date is Wednesday, April 18th.

Most magical of all? The price is free!

That’s correct. Each player will receive 4 free booster packs of the brand new game to build a deck and compete for the title of First Champion Ever before anyone else in the world. It’s like magic, in real life.

Contact Card Kingdom for details, and stay tuned to SquadCards.com for more!

Card Kingdom
5105 Leary Avenue NW
Seattle, Washington
98107
(206) 523-9605

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The Onslaught Is About To Begin.

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The onslaught is about to begin. Two weeks from now the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game will be seen in physical form for the very first time. Six game shops will hold special Sneak Preview tournaments the weekend of April 21st through the 22nd. The world will never be the same.

Here is the full list of Sneak Preview tournament locations:

Pastimes
8502 West Golf Road
Niles, Illinois
60714
(847) 470-9636

Kings Games
1685 East 15th Street
Brooklyn, New York
11229
(718) 336-1955

Phoenix Games
8929 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida
34760
(407) 578-4263

Misty Mountain
4672 Cottage Grove Road
Madison, Wisconsin
53716
(608) 441-0312

Legion Games
3128 West Highway 13
Burnsville, Minnesota
53337
(952) 895-1989

Uncles Games Redmond
16507 NE 74th Street
Redmond, Washington
98052
(425) 497-9180

Card Kingdom
5105 Leary Avenue NW
Seattle, Washington
98107
(206) 523-9605

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Marvel Super Hero Squad Foundation Preview: She-Hulk

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Today we are proud to launch a series of sneak previews for Upper Deck’s upcoming Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game. It fills us with extreme pleasure to start things off big, bouncy, and green. The sensational She-Hulk is our lead-off hitter and she is packing a powerful punch. Let’s examine her cards closely.

The ability above is simply amazing. Whatever strategy your opponent is running, She-Hulk can take it off the rails. She will expose their hand, and remove all the cards they were planning to beat you with. Case closed, good game. Cross Examination for the win.

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You can start smacking your opponent for 8 damage on the first turn with She-Hulk’s Unbelievable Strength, but it will cost you. Unless your opponent has a green block to stop the hit immediately, you will lose one card from your hand as a drawback to the massive early beats. Usually the smaller hand size would be a liability, but Jennifer Walters always has a plan. Besides being the hottest heavy hitter in the Marvel myths, she is a lawyer.

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Discarding cards from your own hand may seem self-destructive. She-Hulk doesn’t think so. When she gets her Back to the Wall, she punches even harder. An additional 2 damage from this Keeper with an empty hand makes all those discards pretty sweet.

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Collecting cards with killer cool artwork of Marvel characters is big fun on its own, and playing them in a spectacularly balanced strategy game is extra delicious. Like a Double Slam Sandwich. She-Hulk really knows how to throw down the massive advantage in the Marvel Super Hero Squad Trading Card game. This card not only allows you to play a second card per turn, it helps you pay for it. If you like big green beauty as much as we do, you won’t want to miss it. The game releases on April 24th, stay tuned for more.

Diving Into The Super Hero Squad Game.

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The wait is almost over. Upper Deck’s Marvel Super Hero Squad is about to explode onto the deckbuilding scene. Today we will dive into some of the most exciting cards from the online game, and then announce two of the featured regional game centers that will be holding pre-release tournaments on April 21st.

Take the Leap of Faith with us. The Marvel Universe is returning to the TCG scene with a boisterous belly laugh and a thrilling new game.

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If you have the Eternal Thirst for collectible card games featuring the coolest myths on Earth, you will not be able to resist. Blade has the hunger. His theme allows strategy decks to be created with massive healing powers. When you add this card, he also drains the opponent in big gulps. Yum.

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One of the major game mechanics in the Marvel Super Hero squad game rewards players who play with mulitple Keepers. The Big Bang brings its bonus by going solo. Explosive potential.

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“She’s got game.” Indeed she does. In fact, with the Rebound of Ms. Marvel into the realm of trading card games, there is a fast break rolling down the court unlike any other we have ever seen. Our favorite super heroes and villains are getting the tongue in cheek treatment within the confines of a spectacularly balanced strategy game. The packs are ready to be shipped, and the community is abuzz with anticipation. Let the games begin!

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The potential of the Super Hero Squad Trading Card Game is unlimited, much like the power level of Rogue’s new eyes. You will be able to enjoy the deep strategy and delicious luck factor on cardboard in less than three weeks. If you want to experience the ability to beatdown a deranged deck of Marvel characters before the rest of the world, you can attend a pre-release tournament on April 21st. You can learn the game on the spot, and be one of the first to dive into the game.

Today we are announcing the two exclusive regional events on the East coast. Tommorrow we will announce the locations for the rest of the country. Our playgroup from Miami will be traveling to Orlando in a quest to become one of the first Champions of the game, and we will be publishing tournament reports from all the regional events. We hope to see you there!

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Location: Phoenix Games
8929 West Colonial Dr.
Ocoee, Florida
34761

Event: Marvel Super Hero Squad Pre-release Tournament
Saturday April 21st, 2012
1:00 pm

Contact: (407) 578-4263
www.phoenixgamesinc.com

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Location: Kings Games
1685 East 15 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Event: Marvel Super Hero Squad Pre-release Tournament
Saturday April 21st, 2012
12:00 noon

Contact: (718) 336-1955

www.kingsgames.com

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If you are itching to learn more about the game, you can dive in right now. There is a wealth of amazing reports already written from the online version by Gazillion and Amazing Society. Head on over to the thread on Comic Book Resources created and maintained by the incredible daredeville. Stay tuned to SquadCards.com for all the latest news and updates, we will be diving in with everything we’ve got.