Unboxing Avoid the Void

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I’m a huge fan of Avoid the Void and was really bummed when the Kickstarter campaign for the game fell short. Thankfully http://www.geekfevergames.com/ didn’t give up, and crowdfunded the game through The Game Crafter. My copy finally arrived, and I couldn’t be happier. Now I can enjoy galaxy destroying fun with my kids! I always love to see how far …

Unboxing Hex Casters

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Hex Casters is one of the first games released by Hasbro that was funded through Indiegogo. It’s a party game for 3-6 players where players are trying to hex each other and protect themselves from other players. Hexes are pretty crazy, as you can see in the cards below. I managed to get a picture of every card in the …

Warlock’s Tower is a Gameboy Throwback

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Developed by Brazilian indie studio Midipixel, Warlock’s Tower is an aural and visual tribute to the wonderful Nintendo Game Boy. It will arrive in Jan 2017 on Steam, iOS, and Android. 3DS and Vita releases will follow shortly. Warlock’s Tower is a puzzle game with over 100 rooms, each harder to solve than the last. The gimmick here is that …

Pokémon Sun and Moon Starter Final Evolutions. Also, Red and Blue!

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The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo showcased the final evolutions of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, along with the Alolan Guardians and a few other new Pokémon. Decidueye Type: Grass/Ghost The Arrow Quill Pokémon Decidueye is the fully evolved form of the Grass- and Flying-type first-partner Pokémon Rowlet. Decidueye attacks with astonishing speed, plucking arrow quills from its wings to …

Unboxing Mystic Vale: Vale of Magic

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Previously I’ve unboxed1 and reviewed2 AEG’s Mystic Vale. Now I’ve gotten my hands on its first expansion, Vale of Magic. The expansion contains 54 advancement cards, 18 new vales, and the rulebook. I tried to get one of each new advancement type and vale in their respective pictures. Other than that it’s just the box and rulebook cover. The rulebook …

Unboxing Acquire

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Acquire has changed hands quite a bit in its history. It’s been in the hands of Hasbro since 1999 when they first published it under their newly-acquires (pun intended) Avalon Hill brand. Acquire has gone from a more functional to a more visually pleasing transition over the years, but the basic gameplay has stayed the same. Now Hasbro has a …

Interactive Audio World of Darkness Project

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I hadn’t heard of Earplay before today. Earplay is currently available as a skill on Alexa Enabled devices, and enables you to play games via voice and audio on said devices. Earplay and White Wolf today announced a new partnership to create a full length interactive audio experience scheduled to release this winter through Alexa and iOS. This will be …

Anima: Gate of Memories Coming to Mac

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While I’ve never played any of the Anima tabletop games, I’ve always admired the art style of them. To be more specific, the crazy weapons. A while back ago BadLand Games kickstarted a video game adaptation of Anima called Anima: Gate of Memories. It’s an action RPG that has a very similar feel to games like Devil May Cry where …

SUNRIGHTS INC. Brings Beyblade Burst Animated Series to Disney XD

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Hasbro has just announced that Beyblade Burst will air on Disney XD, premiering in December 2016. SUNRIGHTS INC. will be releasing the US localization of the show consisting of 51 half-hour episodes. Along with this news it was also announced that Disney XD has acquired the rights to air Beyblade episodes form the first and second generation of the show …

Unboxing Smiths of Winterforge

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Smiths of Winterforge is currently up for funding on Kickstarter. I’ll actually have a review of the game going up soon on Purple Pawn, most likely this Friday. The first thing I have to say, and what you’re about to see, is that this is one of the best prototypes I’ve ever received. While it’s not the final product, it …