Best of 2022 Wrap Up!

January 1, 2023

As we close this year, we're taking a look this week at what topped the charts in each of our departments – we've got some tried and true products making the list, as well as some fresh finds! 

#1 – Wingspan: Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game for 1-5 players. A play time of 40-70 minutes, stunning art and an easy set up make this a fantastic choice for game night!

#2 – RootRoot is a game of woodland might and right. Stalk the woods as one of the Vagabonds, seize the initiative with the Eyrie birds of prey, rule over your subjects as the Marquise de Cat, or command the Woodland Alliance to create a new order. With creatures and cunning, you'll rule a fantastic forest kingdom in the ultimate asymmetric board game of adventure and war.

#1 – The Many Deaths of Laila Starr (trade paperback): Humanity is on the verge of discovering immortality. As a result, the avatar of Death is cast down to Earth to live a mortal life in Mumbai as twenty-something Laila Starr. Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila has found a way to be placed in the time and place where the creator of immortality will be born. Will Laila take her chance to stop mankind from permanently altering the cycle of life, or will death really become a thing of the past?

#2 – Saga Volume 01 (trade paperback): When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults.

#1 – Vinland Saga GN Vol 1: As a child, Thorfinn sat at the feet of the great Leif Ericson and thrilled to wild tales of a land far to the west. But his youthful fantasies were shattered by a mercenary raid. Raised by the Vikings who murdered his family, Thorfinn became a terrifying warrior, forever seeking to kill the band's leader, Askeladd, and avenge his father. Sustaining Thorfinn through his ordeal are his pride in his family and his dreams of a fertile westward land, a land without war or slavery…the land Leif called Vinland.

#2 – Demon Slayer GN Vol 1: In Taisho-era Japan, kindhearted Tanjiro Kamado makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.

#1 – D&D 5E Monsters of the Multiverse: Sparkling with the musings of the wizard Mordenkainen, this tome features a host of creatures for use in the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Hailing from every corner of the multiverse, these creatures represent some of the most benevolent and malevolent forces that D&D heroes might face.

#2 – D&D 5E Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn: Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn is the definitive sourcebook for bringing the locations, people, creatures, and character options of the Tal’Dorei continent to roleplaying games everywhere.

#1 – Heroclix: X-Men X of Swords Booster: Based on the crossover epic X OF SWORDS, this 5-figure booster release features iconic X-Men heroes and villains including Cable, Storm and Magneto like you’ve never seen them before as they stand up to defend the new Mutant nation of Krakoa against Isca the Unbeaten, Solem, and the other Swordbearers of Arakko. With powerful characters like The White Sword, Lady Roma and Saturnyne making their HeroClix debut, this is one set you don’t want to miss.

#2 – D&D Icons: Spelljammer Minis: A new adventure setting bursting with content comes together with WizKids bringing the monsters and mayhem to life in their latest Minifigure line. Face new unthinkable foes in a setting that is sure to turn your players on their heads.

#1 – 40K Core Rulebook 9th Edition: Packed with everything you need to know to collect and play with Citadel miniatures, this core rulebook supports open, matched and narrative play, with a host of optional advanced rules and the innovative Crusade campaign system.

#2 – Codex: Tau Empire: The ultimate guide to the technological supremacy of the T'au Empire – this codex includes Warlord Traits, Relics, in-depth Crusade rules, T'au Empire datasheets, and much more!

#1 – D&D 3″ Plush Charms Wave 1: From the rich lore of Dungeons & Dragons, these 3-inch plush charms feature famous monsters made miniature and look great attached to anything. Wave 1 includes Displacer Beast, Mimic, Beholder, and Red Dragon. Which will you get? Roll for initiative and select!

#2 – Yummy World Breakfast in Bed Plush: There are few things better than breakfast in bed, and Yummy World’s newest residents Sunny the Egg, Bo Bacon, Ollie and the Yummy O’s, Cindy the Cinnamon Roll, Patrick the Toaster Pastry and Mimi Milk Carton couldn’t agree more!

#1 – Saga #55: At long last, Hazel and her star-crossed family are finally back and here to kick off a NEW STORY ARC! So, where the hell have they been? It's a pulse-pounding adventure, heart-wrenching character drama, with gloriously graphic sex and violence, as SAGA begins the second half the series and the most epic chapter yet!

#2 – Batman #125: Bruce Wayne is at a turning point, haunted by dreams of a dark future, while Gotham City billionaires are being gruesomely murdered. With the discovery of an archenemy's involvement and a tragedy unfolding, the Dark Knight's nightmares are just beginning.

#1 – Pokemon TCG: Silver Tempest Booster: Pokémon VSTAR continue to show off their astronomical power in Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest, with fan favorites Lugia and Alolan Vulpix making their debut. Radiant Pokémon shine bright in Sword & Shield—Silver Tempest with powerful abilities and attacks. These Shiny Pokémon don't need to evolve and immediately come into play without a worry. 

#2 –  MTG: Kamigawa Neon Dynasty BoosterKamigawa: Neon Dynasty is bursting with color, kami, and a little bit of chaos. Let's get into what you can find in this set as well as which products are perfect for you to build a personalized deck to bring into battle. Whether you want to create a Samurai deck, stack your library with ninjutsu cards, or play a softly glowing kami-based deck, there's a place just for you on Kamigawa.