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Magic the Gathering: Arena Game Poster Image
age 12+
Collectible card action appeals to beginners and vets alike.
Platforms: Windows
(2018)
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Magic for Humans TV Poster Image
age 12+
Magic series mixes illusion with humor, has some language.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
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Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Game Poster Image
age 12+
Stingy, hard card game adaptation has high learning curve.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2018)
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The Outcast: Summoner Trilogy Prequel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Action-packed origin story for Fletcher's mentor Arcturus.
By Taran Matharu
(2018)
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The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Book Poster Image
age 12+
Graphic novel parodies fantasy gaming with skill, affection.
By Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy
(2018)
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Hand of Fate 2 Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Approachable RPG has cool presentation, fussy combat.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Dragon Ball Legends App Poster Image
age 12+
Fast-moving adventure fun for fans and newcomers to series.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Goosebumps HorrorTown App Poster Image
age 12+
Quirky but repetitive creepshow sim has heavy consumer push.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Black Panther Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Masterful Marvel film has depth, diversity -- and violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Puppet Fever Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Puppet-themed party game delivers family friendly VR fun.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
(2018)
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Arena of Valor App Poster Image
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age 12+
Fast-paced arena action has mild violence, lots of fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
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Deception TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Improbable but still fun magic-themed crime drama.
Network: ABC
(2018)
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The Traitor's Game, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Royal intrigue, mild romance in action-packed fantasy.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2018)
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Moss Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming VR story immerses players in a living fairy tale.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
(2018)
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Tempests and Slaughter: The Numair Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Strong characters, murder fill exciting magic-academy tale.
By Tamora Pierce
(2018)
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The Girl Without Hands Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Hand-drawn Brothers Grimm retelling is dark, powerful.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Aegis Defenders Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex but highly rewarding adventure focused on teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2018)
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Beasts Made of Night Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting, intricately detailed, Africa-influenced fantasy.
By Tochi Onyebuchi
(2017)
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Piper Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Dark, violent retelling of creepy legend has gorgeous art.
By Jay Asher, Jessica Freeburg
(2017)
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Renegades, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Slow start, but much intrigue in supervillain/hero tale.
By Marissa Meyer
(2017)
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