Wicked Manticore Dice Towers

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Wicked Manticore creates a number of quality hand-finished wooden gaming accessories. Wicked Manticore was formed in 2015 by Michael and Matthew Caron of Maine. They selected the manticore to be their symbol because it represents a fearsome, powerful fantasy creature that hasn’t been played out to death (queue dragon, griffon, etc.). The “wicked” comes from the popular superlative of their …

Hobbit Leather Deckboxes

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Recently, I received a leather deck box from Hobbit Leather Works for review. Based out of Częstochowa, Poland, Igor Kazibudzki of Hobbit Leather Works crafts a number of high-quality, beautiful leather products. This two-toned leather deck box ($51.40) is handmade and made-to-order. Packaged in a professional cloth bag, this deck box contains a stylistic brass-colored locking mechanism to safely secure …

Dan the Lefty Accessories Review

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Daniel French of Dan the Lefty sent over several examples of leather dice accessories for review. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, Dan the Lefty specializes in made-to-order leather items, handmade with a careful attention to detail and quality. The first items shown here are the basic leather deck box ($20) and the basic leather deck box with belt clip ($25). …

Privateer Press’ May Releases

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Privateer Press’ May releases are rolling in and they sent a few over for us to check out. Privateer Press rarely disappoints, and May is no exception. The quality of these minis is outstanding. As usual, looks like Privateer Press will be releasing some unique additions. Faith alone is insufficient to protect the faithful. Thus, the Devout was built to …

Cassie’s Curiosities Dice Trays

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This week, Cassie of Cassie’s Curiosities sent over two dice trays for review. Cassie is based out of Watertown, New York and specializes in a number of handmade gaming and cosplay items. These square wooden dice trays ($20) are customizable with a number of paint, stain, and foam options. For an additional $5 you can also add a matching set …

Review – Seven & Seven

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Designers: Cory Goff Publisher: Times Infinity LLC Year: 2016 MSRP: $20 Players: 2-5 Play Time: 15-20 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: Yes BGG: 7&7 Last week, I had the opportunity to receive a copy of Seven & Seven. Seven & Seven is a fast-paced card game with quick rounds and an ever-changing play area. What makes this game exciting …

Review – Doug Out Crafts Dice

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Doug Wilson of Doug Out Crafts, specializes in creating unique handmade dice. Each die is engraved using a high-powered laser to produce a one-of-a-kind item perfect for the avid dice collector or any tabletop enthusiast. Shown here are three examples of his artistic work on a 20-sided die. The designs pictured here are: Graffiti, Ouija Planchette (September 2016), and Fortune …

Review – Manic Leather Deck Boxes

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Recently, Carl Cox of Manic Leather sent over a few deck boxes for review. These deck boxes are excellent. Each leather deck box is handmade with fine leather and hand sewn with sturdy waxed thread. They can be custom ordered in a variety of colors and are fitted with two thick belt loops that can fit up to a two-inch …

Preview – Glory

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Designers: Bernard Elias, Mark Rivett, and Thomas Ryan Publisher: Slightly Twisted Games Year: 2017 Minimum Pledge: $30 Players: 2-4 Play Time: 45-75 minutes Ages: 13+ Rules Available Online: No BGG: N/A Slightly Twisted Games launches their latest Kickstarter May 1, 2017. Glory is a competitive card game for 2-4 players. Although the age recommendation reads 13+, this is no doubt …

Review – Tower Rex Game Shields

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Recently, I have been playing some late-night sessions of Fantasy Flight’s A Game of Thrones Board Game with a group of friends. Given how competitive the game can be, the small, flimsy original paper player screens can be fairly frustrating. Not having enough room to organize your tokens, cards, and units makes secret strategizing and plotting your neighbor’s destruction all …